Brewed by Brauerei Pinkus Müller
Style: Altbier
Münster, Germany


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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2003
You know this one was really not all that it is cracked up to be. POurs a very pale golden color with a bit of a frothy head, that lasts and lasts. Aroma is grassy, slightly barnyard and musky. The tasteis lightly toasted with some yeasty doughly malt taste coming through. Almost a cornbread taste. A nice lasting bitter taste in the finish. It just was not as upfront as I was expecting, not a bad beer, but not something I would seek out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2003
50 cL bottle, pint glass, 48 degrees. Large, white, frothy, foamy, well lasting head is on an orange-amber body which is hazy from dense, tiny particles. Cookie and toasted light bread malt; flowery, grassy hops; apples, pears, and some toffee also. Lightly sweet throughout with moderate bitterness in the finish. Lightly acidity up front becomes a moderate, citric bite in the finish. Lasting, slightly unclean grassy flavor is left in the back of my mouth. Not nearly as malty as the aroma indicated. Fizzy carbonation, medium body, dry on the palate. The bottom line is: decent, but not quite as good as the sum of the parts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1576) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Hazy, gold color. Medium head with little lacing. Nice herbal, malted barley and yeast aroma. A touch of fruity sweetness in the malt taste. Clean crisp finish with a mellow aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Bright golden well-carbonated body and lumpy, sudsy white head. Fairly large floating particulates. Aroma of bran, stone fruit, and European hops. Flavors of wheat, honey, nuts and peaches with a tart finish. The mouthfeel is quite sudsy due to the abundant carbonation. The features of this beer bind together into a nice whole that is rather pleasing. Plus it's organic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Definitely different than I was expecting. Appearance is a hazy dark gold with a subtle, supple layer of obfuscatory head. The aroma surprised me...reminded me very much of a fruit lambic like Lindeman's Peche, with a lemon zest garnish. There also seemed to be a bit of darker, foreboding malts, which didn't prove to materialize. The flavor has an immediate citric/tart bite with a dose of overbrewed tea afterwards. Sour notes--lemon, a little peach, and apricot--prevail towards the end of the sip, held up by a warm pooling of wheatiness. Finish dries out your tongue with its effervescence, and merely makes you want to reimmerse your tongue in the flavors of the beer. Finishes dry and full of apricot (but not sweet). If this is what authentic Kolsch is like I want to try some!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shag (2716) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2003 A new beer at the store up the road. The redneck behind me in line with his case of Natty Light said "Hell it better have a diamond in it for that price" Ah the joys of living in Tennessee! Anyhow aroma is wheat and lemons with some hops peeping through. It has a cloudy yellow appearance. Flavor is a little bland. Very lager like qualities to be a top fermented ale, sour fruit and wheat seem to dominate. This beer is ok but nothing I will be peeing my pants to return to. Sorry Bubba no diamond in this bottle!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2003
I'm not impressed with this one. It looked like remarkably like Coors Extra Gold, with a truly fizzy, rapidly diminishing head. Sort of an earthy aroma, a bit dank. Bite of carbonation on the palate. Flavor was disjointed, roughly grainy, and surprisingly watery. I'll probably rerate in the future since I'm so far off what others have noted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2003
This is the third installment I've had from Pinkus Mueller. Naturally cloudy gold color with beautiful snow white head and subtle lacing. Nose is a little sweet and malty and close to a Pils. Taste also is like a Pils but a little sweeter. Nice overall beer. I love the beers from Pinkus, great stuff!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3290) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2003
I tried this the same day that I had Copper Creek's excellent alt. This isn't bad, but it doesn't hold up with the Athens, Ga., brewpub's take on the style. This is a little paler and has less of a hop bite, but it still doesn't fall into the realm of just another crappy beer called alt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Malty with that yeast haze to the gold color. First sip I thought it was going to be too sweet but it balanced out. I think this is an excellant example of the Alt style. Unlike other reviewers I did not find it strongly carbonated.

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