Full Review

Brauerei Pinkus Müller

Brauerei Pinkus Müller
Münster Alt

Category: Alt

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.1%
Certified Organic
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Brauerei Pinkus Müller
Münster Alt

Category: Alt

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.1%
Dusty gold color. Grainy aromas and flavors of roasted grains, bread dough, clay, and honeyed pear skin with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-long roasted root vegetable and mesclun finish. A delicious, wonderfully savory and mouthwatering alt that will triumph at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: roasted grains, bread dough, clay, and honeyed pear skin
Taste Flavor: roasted root vegetable and mesclun
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Weiner-Schnitzel, Fried Chicken, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, wonderfully savory and mouthwatering alt that will triumph at the table.

The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Alt

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Serve in a Stange
Alts, or altbiers, are copper to medium brown in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These beers are light-to-medium bodied and have a clean, crisp finish as a result of fermentation at cooler temperatures. A gentle maltiness and crisp noble hop bitterness contribute to the aromas and flavor profiles of these beers. Similar to the kölsch style, these beers are fermented with a top-fermenting yeast at cooler temperatures, giving these beers a clean, crisp finish reminiscent of lagers. Alt directly translates to “old” in German and is in reference to the old style of brewing before the advent of lager style beers. While still closely associated with the German cities of Dusseldorf, Munster and Hanover, this style is fairly rare with only a handful of German breweries still brewing traditional altbiers. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Pinkus Münster Alt, Samuel Adams Boston Ale and Metropolitan Brewing Iron Works Alt.