My wife has been doing a lot of research lately on organic foods and we have been making more and more trips to farmers’ markets to get food. In her reading on organic foods, she actually found a section on organic beers. Unfortunately, the only name on the list I recognized was New Belgium… so I knew I needed to try to expand my knowledge. I happened across this Pinkus Organic Ur Pils, a product of Germany, and thought I’d give it a try.
It poured with a nice head that disappeared pretty quickly. It was super clear, which surprised me a bit since it is labeled as being unfiltered (perhaps I’ll see some yeast in the end of the bottle) and a nice straw yellow color. It had a nice bready, pilsner malt aroma with a hint of fruitiness.
The taste was clean and crisp and it had a light, but not too light body. It had a great sort of pilsner malt flavor that was a bit sweet and bready. This isn’t the sort of pilsner that lacks flavor… it was very full of flavor, compared to the big commercial American Pilsners.
This is what I tend to think of when I think of good German Pilsners – plenty of good flavor and I pick up a slight hint of fruitiness along with a slight dry hop bitterness in the finish. While it came in a 1 Pt, 9 fl oz. bottle, I can really see how the German’s love this kind of beer in a big mug.
This beer would be perfect for sitting around on the deck with friends on a hot summer night. It’s clear, crisp, and refreshing, but it’s got plenty of flavor. This is one of those beers that I’ll add to my list of beers to have again.