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Berliner Kindl Pils Klassik - Berliner Kindl Brauerei

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Berliner Kindl Pils Klassik
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 23.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berliner Kindl Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-15-2002)
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

jpmajors, Aug 31, 2012
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2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pretty broing but at least it was clean in taste. there was nothing particularly "wrong" with it, but it could have done with a bit more flavour and body, sweetish.

rastaman, Aug 15, 2002
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

BeerBeerBeer, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Cozzatoad, Jan 08, 2013
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2.35/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very light blonde, lots of head. Very little smell, aside from the typical cheap pils smell of metal. There is the slightest maltiness, but it's essentially fizzy metallic water, with less bitterness than sparkling water. Not overcarbonated, and easy to drink, if you want to.

Quej, Jan 11, 2009
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

nmoeschler, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

johunnic, Oct 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

Sachsenfreude, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of djdrdave
4.55/5  rDev +48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was in Berlin for the first time and was very impressed by this pilsener. I drank 12 or 13 different kinds and this and another that i will review rank as the best.

It is a perfect summer beer, i could probably drink this to excess but as i am now in my late 30s i am past the drinking for intoxication only stages.

djdrdave, Jul 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

Brewdog1287, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on draught into a Berliner Kindle .3L goblet in Berlin. I'm not certain a goblet is really the best vessel for any pilsener, but I'll give the brewery the benefit of the doubt.

A: Clear blonde with a decent bubble show. A one finer head of lovely cream and good retention.

Sm: Clean barley scent typical of pilseners but of stronger aroma. Exciting.

T: Almost tastes like an "extra-cold" designation beer. The open lacks cream and jumps straight to the body: standard barley, maybe some crystal malt, and a finish of watery wheat, though this last note is sublte in a bad way.

Mf: Better than the taste. Nicely coarse but too wet. Fails to complement the body.

Dr: It's cheap by upscale Berlin standards, but the quality matches the price. The more German pilseners I try, the more I think the Czechs do pilsener better. Give it a go if you love pilseners, but don't get your bollocks in a twist when it's mediocre.

kojevergas, Mar 10, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Beerman1977, Mar 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

WolfAlynn, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
3.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a small pilsner glass.

A: Looks for all the world like bubbly, clear urine. Thin head.

S: Nice, crisp herbal smell. Slightly floral; very pleasant.

T: The smell is indicative -- light, crisp, lightly skunky and/or floral. Beyond this, there isn't much flavour or comment. Decent, but not anything more than an average pilsner. Vaguely watery as the aftertaste demonstrates most strongly.

M: Good, crisp, light, and pleasant. No complaints.

D: A delightfully sessionable pilsner. A pitcher of this should disappear in no time. Good example of the style.

AgentMunky, Jul 05, 2010
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1.75/5  rDev -43%

ssgunbond, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

sim0n17, Dec 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

mrWeaselMeister, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of argock
3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on-tap in branded cervoise at La Piazza in Berlin, Germany.

A: Clear golden with frothy 1/2-to-1-finger white head with good retention and spare lacing.

S: Mineral, aspirin aromas without much else. Light pale maltiness underneath, but very light.

T: Lacks the sharp mineral hoppiness of the above-average of this style and instead takes the low-road of blandness without much malt or hops character. The pilsner maltiness is in too short of supply to really push through and take center stage.

M: Reasonably crisp but it lacks the dryness of the above-average group of pilseners.

O: A pretty unremarkable brew -- not much to decommission it, but really nothing to suggest it either.

argock, Apr 05, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Pacioli1445, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.25/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pours light golden, almost straw-colored. Large white fluffy head takes some time to dissipate, leaving rich lacings.

S: Light in smell; some clean malts and faint bitter hops.

T: Light in taste; bready malts and some hoppyness, but actually - not much going on...

M: Aftertaste is the best part; rather long and with a nice bitterness. Body is medium and carbonation is held back to a medium.

D: Where are the dry German-style bitter hops??? This goes down so smoothly, but that is not a good thing in German Pilsener.

Evil_Pidde, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of lstokes
2.3/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's strange that only two BAs have wandered into this beer so far... haven't you been served crappy beer by your German friends? Goodness.

That said, this is basically an easy to drink carbonated water beverage with some mineral taste to it. Your sparkling water was more of a taste sensation, but less alcoholic. Certainly not a shining example of the style.

lstokes, Oct 10, 2009
Berliner Kindl Pils Klassik from Berliner Kindl Brauerei
75 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.