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Paulaner Premium Pils - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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348 Ratings

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 12
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001)
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Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +7.2%

ZEB89, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of sb3000
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%

A great beer from a legendary brewery!

Pours a faint straw blonde with chalk white head that leaves very slowly.

Aroma leans more toward malt than hops. A slight wet dog and sweet corn impression.

Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and refreshing,

Tastes very similar to the aroma. Malty with a faint dank hop note. Some corn notes at the back of the tongue.

Final thoughts...a very tasty beer, but I would prefer a better balanced malt/hop character. Still an above average example for the style.

sb3000, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured two fingers of head on a clear, light straw colored body.
The aroma is a good dry grain with a touch of lemon.
The taste is quite smooth. A little mild bitterness throughout. It has a nice balance.
The texture is a little fizzy with a light body.
Enjoyable and easy drinking.

Fatehunter, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of nodder
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

nodder, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%

Appearance: White cotton foam that thins out into a delicate layer of lacing; almost like a lid sealing the rest of the flavors.

Smell: Lemon and a bit of caramel. Subtle and fresh. Fairly citrusy overall.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sticky caramel biscuit-ness with a hint of lemon soap. Very sudsy and clean. Maybe a tad sticky in the finish, but it's fantastic overall.

Overall Drinkability: Excellent balance for a pilsener; hit's all the right notes.

tjsdomer2, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

micromaniac129, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of BlesstheHarvest
4/5  rDev +7.2%

BlesstheHarvest, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

campfirebrew, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of ChipMurray
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ChipMurray, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%

11.2oz bottle into a pils glass. The brew pours a clear light yellow color with a finger of white head. The cap fades slowly leaving a full wall of lace on the glass. Rising bubbles maintain a thin film and a swirl revives a half finger and paints spotty lace.

The aroma is a mix of fresh cereal-like grain sweetness somewhat footy and cheesy with sulfur and herbs. The hops present themselves with a touch of grass and minerals. Overall a pretty typical smelling pilsner offering.

The flavor is malty with a bready to biscuit grain character that provides a soft sweetness contrasted by zesty herbal hops that are grassy and mildly rindy. Some carbonic quality and mineral across the back before finishing sweet with that fresh grain appeal.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Balanced, crisp and refreshing to say the least. This is not my favorite in the style but not bad by any stretch. I would drink this again.

stakem, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of KingBiscuit
4/5  rDev +7.2%

KingBiscuit, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Mantooth, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Raziel313
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Raziel313, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of rx-beer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

rx-beer, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of SteveB24
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%

not a bad beer, pours smooth and golden with lots of bubbles and a nice head that dissipates a bit too quickly. i liked the strong carbonation. nice and dry, hops are noticeable fore sure but not overpowering. a bit thinner then i like, the aroma i found a bit looking. if you want a break from pretty much all types of ales and are looking for a basic, crisp lager. this is a good choice, for some reason it makes me think of a beer i would order at a restaurant. would probably buy again.

SteveB24, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of spoony
3.6/5  rDev -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.

spoony, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Bieniek30
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Bieniek30, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Uniobrew31
4.64/5  rDev +24.4%

Had this one on tap at a great German beer bar.
served in a tall Pilsner glass by a bartender who knows how to pour a pilsner. perfect head and clear yellow body
smell was great, bread and spicy hops were prominent
taste was near perfect, fresh bread with a dry biting finish. great on a hot afternoon
mouthfeel was perfectly balanced between the malt and hops. resin on the back end
overall this was a great beer, I have had it in bottles and it doesnt compare to the draft version. definitly a "much better on tap" beer.

Uniobrew31, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

EBeckett3, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of stolzbinich
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

stolzbinich, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%

I picked this up at Giant Beer Garden and Eatery enjoyed chilled in a pub glass from the brown 11.2 oz bottle with best before 3/14 date.

The color is bright golden with great clarity and thick white cap with great retention and thick lace on the glass with fine bead. The smell is light and floral hops have a mild aroma when slightly warm with mild grainy aroma. The feel is very good with dry body and moderate carbonation and mild sweetness with a decent amount of bitterness to give a nice texture for the malt to contrast.

The flavor starts somewhat on the light side but builds with mild malt toastiness and subtle spice in the hop flavor as it increases in temperature with some mild yeast flavor and herbal hop accents which have a slight floral edge. The freshness is there and malt is not too mellow and the hops contribute with a nice balance of bitter and sweet. Overall I was not sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised with the flavor and drinkability of this pils.

Slatetank, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

Best by 12/12.
Pours a chill hazed light golden with a frothy white head that dissipates a tad quickly, leaving spotty lacing.

Floral and slightly spicy hops accompany cracker-like pilsner malt initially, becoming fairly bready and a touch sweet at the finish. There's a hint of mineral character.

Flavor is more bready than anticipated throughout. There's substantial biscuity malt character, with mineral undertones, becoming cracker-like and dry at the finish. Slightly spicy notes surface in the aftertaste, along with a mineral tang.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation.

Refreshing, but malt is more substantial and hop bitterness less present than in a pilsner. More of a helles, really. There's a bit of diacetyl that surfaces late. The tang was a bit offputting.

barczar, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +7.2%

MarvinSnyder, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 09, 2013
Paulaner Premium Pils from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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