Dec 7, 2009

Pinkus Organic Ur Pils

Pinkus Organic Ur Pils

I picked this one up a couple of weeks ago and just got around to trying it out this past weekend. I’m not sure what drew me to the bottle, but I bought it anyhow and I’m glad I did.

For as much as I love heavy, dark beer (and ’tis the season for them), there’s something about a solid pilsner that always gets me. And, well, the opportunity to try out a new one for the first time is as good a reason for me.


Pale yellow in color with a pretty large, dense white head.


This pilsner smells damned good — light, malty, grainy with a subtle fruit (lemon, perhaps).


The first thing I noticed was a the bright, crisp carbonation on the tongue. It’s a lively beer that’s quite rich for a pilsner with a nice level of grain. There’s also a decent bit of fruitiness to the brew, leaning towards a lemony presence. The finish is somewhat dry with a lingering hop character.


Pinkus’ Organic Ur Pils was a delight to tell you the truth. It had the authentic pils character, but with a bolstered fruit and graininess that made it somewhat unique to the pilsners I’ve had in the past. Even on a cold day with snow blanketing the front yard, the pilsner never felt out of place.

Rating: 3.75/5

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