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Paulaner Premium Pils - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Premium Pils

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BA SCORE
84
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319 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%


Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001)
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Reviews by spoony:
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spoony

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Vail, Colorado into a pokal glass.

A-The brew is very light in color, not quite golden-hued yellow. It is crystal clear with a decent display of chunky carbonation. The head on my pour was about one finger tall and white. The brew leaves decent-sized chunks of lace on the glass.

S-This brew is dry on the nose, nearly chalky, with a little bit of cracker and biscuit. Hops are floral and very mild, as you would expect from a pils.

T-The taste is also on the dry side, verging on chalky and metallic. The biscuit/cracker malts mostly dominate any hop flavors that might be lurking here and the result is very crisp and very bitey.

M-The feel is light (although pretty typical for the style) with a chunky, assertive carbonation. Easy to drink.

O-This brew is a decent example of a German Pils. As noted above, it packs a bit too much dry malt flavor that mostly overwhelms any suggestion of hops. The taste is so dry that it verges on metallic and grainy, and while that is sort-of what I expect from a German Pils, a little more hop balance or sweetness would go a long way here.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 18:44:36 | More by spoony
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very pale, light straw color to the body and topped with a soft, foamy white head. Crisp, bright light grain notes in the aroma; dry grass. Slightly herbal flavor with a rather mild, light grain taste with a fairly bold hop bitterness. Light, crisp, clean and dry mouthfeel.

Nothing extraordinary as far as things go yet definitely drinkable and refreshing. Classic light malt and hop bitterness combination that will certainly satisfy folks looking for this traditional style of lager.

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S: fresh, paper/straw
T: bitter, moderate hops, grassy/herbal/straw, faintly reminiscent of mate`
M: light-bodied, smooth, moderately carbonated, just edging into dry, yet coating
O: Excellent pilsner, light and grassy.

250mL / Pilsner Glass / Schmankerl Stube, Hagerstown, MD

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Paulaner Premium Pils from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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