Sunday, June 25, 2006

Brew tasting 101

We've decided to start posting our tasting notes on some of the more interesting beers we sample. We'll rate all of them them from 1 to 5, with 5 being the AMBROSIA end of the scale.

Being that Germany brews some of the finest, and with us leaning towards more natural products; we started with two varieties of Pinkus organic beer, Pinkus Organic M√ľnster Alt and Pinkus Organic Hefe-Weizen.

From this Pinkus website: The Pinkus-Muller brewery traces its origins to the family’s arrival in the Northern Germany town of Munster in 1816. At that time, Johannes Muller and his wife Friederika Cramer started a brewery and a bakery. Since their arrival there have been 150 breweries in Munster. Only Pinkus remains.

The beer is strictly organic, malt, hops, the works. Here they are poured, pre-sampling. Looking lovely aren't they?? They'd only be improved by proper German beer glassware, which we will endeavor to have the next time!

Pinkus Hefe-Weizen, all organic, 5.1% alcohol. Rating: 4
J, found it to have a mild, cidery-lemon flavor with a bread finish. A great hot day beer, light and lovely in color.

Pinkus Munster Alt, all organic, 5.1% alcohol. Rating: 3.5
D's notes are of a malty nose. It's both crisp and quenching. Another mild, but tasty, hot-weather beer that greatly complimented summer sausage and a sharp cheese.

These would also be good for those who prefer a less-hoppy, light beverage.

All in all, well worth the $3.29 a bottle for this organic German brew. Seven Trees says try it!

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