Beer: Organic Ur Pils
Brewery: Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Style: German Pilsner
Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Drinking Establishment: Kerensa’s apartment
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Cloudy, bright, soft yellow body. Upon first pour, there’s a huge white head that settles to a centimeter brim.
Smell: It smells like an explosion of Munich malt with a note of citrusy zest. It reminds me a bit of a Helles, which should be no surprise as this style was modeled after it.
Flavor: It doesn’t taste quite as delicious as it smells, but the Munich malts and light Noble hops are quite pleasant. There are also subtle notes of metallic and lime. Decent flavor at the fore, but there is absolutely no aftertaste. The only flavor that lingers is carbonated water.
Feel: Very thin, almost watery–yet creamy–body, with high carbonation.
Concluding Remarks: Our first Pilsner of the month is a German! So take note of the German characteristics now and notice the difference between it and the Czech Pilsners we will inevitably review. Also, Pinkus’s Ur Pils is in fact a “ur pils,” or in German, an “original pils.” In this case, the “original” style refers to the fact that this beer is unfiltered, as modern filtration techniques were not part of the original brewing process. Pilsners are not usually unfiltered, so this Pilsner has an uncharacteristic creaminess and cloudiness that is associated with other unfiltered brews, such as the Hefeweizen.
All in all, this Pinkus’ Ur Pils is veryyyyyy easy to drink, but won’t knock your socks off. It tastes like a malted seltzer with a spritz of Noble hops. I’ll give it props for being organic, but I’m not about to go spend another $4 for a bottle. Well. Maybe once more.