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Brewed by Brauerei Pinkus Müller
Style: Altbier
Münster, Germany

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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Made of organic country malt, top-fermenting yeast, natural hops and first-class brewing water in long-proven brewing procedure, strictly after the German purity requirement.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle at World of Beer Easton while watching the Germany vs. Algeria game on 6/30/14. Clear gold in color with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, a bit of bread and crisp hops. Malty flavor with mild tartness before a bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5243) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have grainy, cereal malts, light caramel, grass, earthy notes, the nose was weaker, flavor is boring.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle: Light, clear gold with a tall, but quick white head. Perfume, lemon aroma. Taste is sweet grain, tart green banana, acidic light fruit...bright. Different..qualities of a pale lager and a witbier in one.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
I’ve never had an Alt like this one. That’s not a compliment. This brew looked pale rather than having the lovely copper-amber shade that I associate with the style. Really, it looked more like a Lager than an Alt. The cereal grain aromas reminded me of one, too. I was also reminded of a Lager (a bad one, I should say) when I tasted it. Thin-bodied, light on flavor... just not very satisfying. As it warms, the flavor gets even worse; it takes on a skunky taste. Kudos to this beer for being organic (I guess) but when a beer sucks this hard I don’t care how it’s made.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HuskerTan (447) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. A- Malts, cereal, hay, bread. A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Malty, cereal, wheat, subtle banana, subtle spice. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- Tasted a lot like a pale lager blended with a very subtle amount of a wheat beer. Not really anything to get excited about with this one. Just a let down in all aspects.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Wob cap. .bottle. Clear gold. Toasty malt aroma. Slightly corny, bready, and malt flavored moderate bitter beer. Clean tasting lager like. I understand it’s not the northern German alt style so it’s not as caramel and brown colored. Tastes very much like a Munich helles. Clean easy drinking malt forward, slightly fruity and spiced but mostly lager like. Slight grainy sweetness persists. Wouldn’t necessarily reach for this again, unless maybe in Germany.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
amaacks83 (1) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
Bought on a whim at Consumers. Pours an opaque amber, light head. Overall an enjoyable beer, not blowing me away though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1468) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
I poured this into a stange. For the appearance, it left a nice foamy concaved semi-laced head and left a good amount of nice white lacing. For an altbier, it sure does look a super light yellow color. The smell had a good German maltiness running about some super light bitter hops. The taste was mostly German maltiness with a nice slightly bitter hoppy background as it warms. On the palate, this one sits for the most part semi-light and ended up having a decent carbonation running about its body. Overall, a weird altbier as I’d almost want to call it a heavier German Pilsener, but okay still a good beer for the most part and worthy of having again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4109) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
pours hazy light yellow with a small white cap showing a poor retention and no lacing per say. honeyed pale malts, cereals, bland grassiness, faint fruitiness - some grape juice, unfortunately some cardboard and other oxidized molecules. moderate carbonation, light body, relatively dry herbal-grassy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onslow (1130) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pour from a 16.9oz bottle. Slightly cloudy pale yellow brew with white head. Aroma fo lemon grass, light malt. Taste is light malt, tart fruit / lemon with a sour acidic finish. Thin palate. Meh.


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