Brewed by Brauerei Pinkus Müller
Style: Altbier
Münster, Germany


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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldschool_Mike (299) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. Aroma is bready malt with a slightly citrusy hop character. Taste is bready malt with a little sweetness and slightly tart yeastyness. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bastarda (382) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
shared with Konfuzzi @ bottling of the Iden; bready malts and a hint of citrus in the nose, taste starts with caramel, ends with citrus; refreshing, light, well-balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bg80 (84) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Interesting but not particularly satisfying balance of sweet malts and hoppy bitternerss. Unfortunately, the two combine to make for a blandish beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cerbier (652) - - JAN 21, 2015
0,5l Flasche. Hellgelbes Bier mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Riecht malzig, grasig. Der Geschmack überrascht durch eine angenehme Malzkomponente, angenehmes Hopfenaroma. Weich und süffig!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1896) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Appearance: Hazy pale orange, some fizzy white and short lived head.
Aroma: Bread, yeast. Some fruit?
Taste: Slight sourness, some citrus fruit. Yeast. Underwhelmed, and not what you expect from an "Alt".
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 500 ml, $3.99
Info: 2/1-2015, 233/300

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1301) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pale gold color. Large rocky white head. Grainy malt aroma. Soft, tart malt flavor with notes of white bread and floral hops. Dry mouthfeel. Slightly citrusy with an extremely dry finish. Very light in body and flavor. Good none the less.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hoppocrytes (2) - - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
This beer caught me by surprise. I was expecting something traditionally malty and slightly sweet like most German beers. Instead, it is a dry, slightly sour, very grassy tasting beverege that approaches Orval in its complexity. Don’t drink this beer to dream fondly of the Oktoberfests of your youth. Drink it to remind yourself how surprising and delicious malt, yeast, hops and water can be. This beer is incredible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle from a supermarket in Werl, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany!
Pours hazy pale yellow with high white head. Smell has sourish yeast and sweet grain. Starts sour yeasty, fermented grainy and floral hoppy. Middle part is also very sourish with lots of pale malts and bready notes. Finish is very yeasty, fermentes, with some grassy-bitter hop notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (4528) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
(Pinkus Münstersch Alt) As Pinkus Original Obergarig. Bottle 500 ml at home, served into an alt glass, ABV 5.1% Not at all what I expected as it pours a golden yellow beer, with one finger of white head, collapsing fast. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, dust, a bit sour-ish. Taste of malts, again slightly sour, straw, grass, not that different from a pilsner, light metallic notes on the finish. Good bitterness on the aftertaste though. Thin body, notable carbonation. Nicely dry on the palate. Again, not what I expected from an altbier, I see now it’s a Munster Alt hich is totally different, still nothing extra ordinary.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Grainy, with apple juice, cardboard and honey, some metal and a light yet strange tartness. Well, this comes across like a slightly oxidised and slightly off version of a kolsch. Not good.

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