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Paulaner Premium Pils - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
84
good

344 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 12
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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 youngblood:
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youngblood

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours a shimmering summer gold into a Pils glass. Nice carbonation sends little bubbles from the bottom of the glass all the way to the top. Smaller (half finger) pure white head disappates quickly.
Smells very clean. I mean very very clean. I get some fresh cut grass on this from the hops, but there's a semi-yeasty smell in there also, a bit biscuity.
The taste is very clean and concise. It's a very focused beer. You can drink this without being distracted by uber-complexity, but this still remains a work of art. It feels very light on the tongue and goes down very nice. High drinkability due to a low abv and such clarity (in regards to flavor and scent) throughout the beer. I really love this pils.

05-02-2009 13:40:17 | More by youngblood
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev -20.1%

Appearance – Very light yellow in color and almost clear with a rather disappointing head.

Smell – Nice, earthy floral hops make up the majority of the aroma here. There’s also a hint of fruity sweetness.

Taste – This one has some good carbonation for a Pils, and the flavor profile seems to be supported by a much stronger malt base than I picked up from the nose. The finish is light and fruity.

Mouthfeel – More on the carbonation. It was there, but lacked the fluffy, tickling character of a good Pils. The dryness was interesting; there’s definitely sweetness at the finish, but that dryness holds true and seems to almost suck the saliva from your cheeks.

Drinkability – I didn’t think that this was a classic representation of the style and otherwise wasn’t too impressed. I guess after reviewing their incredible Hefe Weizen I expected a little more.

Not bad, just not good.

01-16-2004 02:33:25 | More by RoyalT
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%

This a pale, clear, golden color with a thin, bright white head. The aroma is beautiful, a soft cloud of muted hop and sweet grain, unadulterated by any sulfer notes. The main word to describe this beer is SOFT. Everything is so subtle and balanced. The flavor is light, sweet, a little bready with touches of alcohol, metal, and sulfer, which all have their place and are balanced in their own way. Totally clean aftertaste, though the finish is unabrupt. Not perfect, but a pretty dreamy pilsner.

03-10-2006 22:19:28 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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Tiernan

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33%

08-22-2012 03:40:39 | More by Tiernan
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%

Presentation: 12oz Euro style brown bottle with a freshness date stamped on the lower right hand corner of the label.

Appearance: Crystal clear shimmering bright pale golden brew, the mid-sized bubbles race to the top to keep the white lace in good form.

Smell: Fresh baked bulky rolls come to mind, malt sweetness is present as well as a delicate herbal hop aroma. Fresh aromatics entice the nose.

Taste: Very smooth and increasingly crisp mouth feel within the deceptive medium body. Swirling malt flavours wrap around the taste buds leaving bread crust flavours, very well structured malt profile with a lightness yet not lacking in complexity at all. Hops are solely one flavour that is like a wave in the tide of bitterness, perfectly round bitterness blankets the palate with a balancing effect. Herbal hop flavour surrounds the tongue with a soft and pleasant taste throughout. Clean other than some low level grainy husk flavour, alcohol is faint but slightly warming. Fresh cut hay in the mouth during the finish, not dry and not sweet but somewhere in between (even though it says extra dry on the label this is still not a "dry" beer compared to other lager or pilsners in around the world).

Notes: Tasty little pils here, well place flavours and relatively delicate other than the husk character. A clean and fresh example to the euro pilsner style and great for someone that wants to jump ship from the big macro lager freighter.

10-18-2001 22:54:51 | More by Jason
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Mora2000

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -10.7%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is basic pilsener with a lot of pilsener malt. The flavor is more of the same, with some malt and grain notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very basic.

09-07-2010 04:04:31 | More by Mora2000
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puertobrewing

Puerto Rico

4.4/5  rDev +18%

Poured on a pilsner glass.

Appearance - light golden with a nice one inch dense head that dissipated very slowly.

Smell - the smell is very subtle but everything is there: the malt, some yeast, noble hops and a very tiny hint of dried herbs.

Taste - again very subtle yet complex in its own way. So well balanced that I cannot identyfy any other flavor than that of a good and tasty pilsner.

Mouthfeel - right on the spot. Light body without taking away flavor and the right amount of carbonation to make it a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

Overall - Paulaner has surprised me with their craftmanship on their brews. This beer ain't the exception. There may be better pilsners out there but Paulaner's Premium Pils is among the best in my humble opinion and it is also by the book on how the style should be.

10-10-2011 05:13:21 | More by puertobrewing
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-13-2014 16:03:30 | More by innominat
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-12-2012 13:31:53 | More by wattoclone
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-11-2013 10:13:49 | More by Mantooth
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

Appearance: Crystal clear golden straw color with a nice bubbly white head lies nice and thick with great retention, lacing forms nice rings with each sip. Aroma: Light grassy with a slight hint of lemon tone to it, great herbal European hop aroma very nice German pils. Taste: More of the lemongrass sweetness finishes dry with a nice bitterness date says 12-03 but this tastes very fresh to me with no off flavors at all very clean finish excellent refreshing pils. Mouthfeel: Strong carbonatin lighter bodied lager excellent summer sipper nothing spectacular but solid to the style. Drinkability: Once again awesome refreshing, crisp, and somewhat flavorful compared the "true pilsner" by Miller.

01-16-2004 23:45:18 | More by WVbeergeek
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-08-2011 17:05:49 | More by valkyre65
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Miha

Slovenia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-01-2013 23:37:42 | More by Miha
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j_hollings13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-19-2014 15:24:13 | More by j_hollings13
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-08-2014 18:37:51 | More by LXIXME
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%

German beer is an engineering masterpiece. Premium Pils is no exception. The beer is golden blonde, crystal clear and has firm bubbles rocketing up through my pilsner glass. The head is a glorious three fingers of white pillowy goodness. It fades but never completely and has some thin lacing.

The nose starts out very scary. As soon as it's poured there is a whiff of skunk. It fades like a fart in the wind, leaving crisp malts and a grassy hop. Nice but I keep expecting more skunk and find that it tarnishes my enjoyment.

The taste is up there in my book for a Pils. Clean, refreshing and balanced with flavors of crushed grain, honey and lemon zest. PPP is a bright satisfying beer with an excellent flavor.

Easily drinkable with a great mix of hoppy bitterness and sizzle from carbonation. It seems that I can't get enough of this beer because of it's satisfying nature. Then again I did just mow the lawn in 100° heat and maybe I was looking for a cool refreshing drink. Either way I'm going to have some more and go to bed early.

08-20-2009 00:47:26 | More by jbphoto88
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CamuMahubah

Nebraska

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%

Beautiful golden colored beer! This Paulaner was brewed in June of 2007. I read this before the first sip and was somewhat worried it would be skunky. Thankfully it tasted rather fresh. Here's to darker bottles!

Bit of a coppery hoppy smell that I have come to associate with an easy going lager. This is a good thing! Nothing at all like I expected.

Smooth with the right amount of bitterness. I was impressed. This is a good lager. I enjoyed this as an after dinner treat. Used the brew to wash down a grilled New York Strip and baked potato and a few fresh onion slices!

Light and easy going with a slightly hoppy aftertaste that is quite enjoyable.

This stlye of beer fits well into my lifestyle with it's character and ability to go with dinner or as a simple refreshing easy drinking lawnmower beer! I will recommend this to a few of my buddies who enjoy this style!

01-19-2008 07:48:56 | More by CamuMahubah
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mcarroll10177

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%

poured from the bottle into a traditional beer mug

A- nice bright yellow a bit darker than I would have expected, with a foaming white head that disappated quickly

S- I did not get much of a nose on this beer, which I notice is contrary to other reviews, some malt is all I got in the nose.

T- good about covers it. clean up front with a surprising amount of hop bitterness in the finish. However not as clean I as would have liked.

M- some carbination light but again a bit lacking

D- an easy drinker and an ok session beer. Lacks a bit of complexity.

Notes- it seems like this beer was missing something. This beer to me seem like "clse but no cigar" Overall a good beer that I would have again. But not my favorite of the style. Spaten premium lager is a better choise overall.

cavat- I have discribed this beer as missing something yet still have it rated well. How does this work? German Pilser is my favorite style of beer so while I may find it lacking compared to the spaten, it was still one of the better offerings out there.

07-22-2006 00:52:23 | More by mcarroll10177
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Brenden

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

The color is the pale yellow-gold of the typical pils. A nice white head forms and leaves decent lacing. Carbonation is really very lively.
A light malt profile is first on the nose along with some mild hops with a grassy, earthy note and a biscuit aroma as well.
There's a nice blend of malt and hops. The grassy earthiness in present in the flavor with an herbal leaf coming out underneath and especially in the finish. I get a little tint of something, as though it's more of a grass clippings than fresh grass. It doesn't hurt the otherwise well-balanced and clean flavor much. There's a note of fresh bread and grains as well.
The body is on the light end of medium. Carbonation is active, making this one quite crisp.
This is a good brew and certainly a step up from the macro attempt at "real pilsener taste." Perhaps this would be a good gateway beer before introducing a newbie to, say, Prima.

08-06-2009 15:09:59 | More by Brenden
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anders36

Sweden

3/5  rDev -19.6%

Bottle. Pours a pale yellow colour with a nice large longlasting head. Has a malty grassy, slightly grainy aroma. The flavor is sweet malty with grassy hints. Also some grainy hints. Medium mouthfeel with a long bitter aftertaste. An okay German pilsener.

10-17-2006 23:14:44 | More by anders36
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InfernoBoss

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-22-2013 18:29:49 | More by InfernoBoss
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KristijanG

Slovenia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-21-2014 13:21:32 | More by KristijanG
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javlin624

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-10-2014 07:34:37 | More by javlin624
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appenzeller

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%

Pour: exceptional clarity light gold, one-fingered head that dissipates with minimal lacing.

Smells faintly of floral/grass, good freshness to aroma.

A prototypical excellent Bavarian pils. Good carbonation, well crafted clean beer. Fairly neutral taste compared to other German/Czech pilsners that are peers.

I love pilsners, this is a very good technical one with good balance, lightness, and clarity. However, just a half-notch below a few other top pilsners in its peer group.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 08:00:02 | More by appenzeller
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%

Very, very solid pils.
Pours golden with nice effervescence.
Floral hop aroma.
Also floral on the buds, with a faint lemon rind kick. Bready maltiness backs this up. Finishes with more hops, and some lingering, pleasant grassy flavor.
Light, and easy to drink, yet holds the attention with it's presence in the mouth.
Great hot weather brew

06-26-2002 21:31:09 | More by cokes
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Paulaner Premium Pils from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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