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Jubiläums German Pils - Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-04-2003)
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Photo of shanny1981
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

shanny1981, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of luvND
4.47/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

P: Authentic HB glass stein at Zum Schneider in NYC
A: Clear straw yellow/golden, big white foamy head with great lacing
S: Noble hop, a little grass, crisp
T: Wow, just great. A little biscuity up front and then just the right amount of hops for a good german pils
M: perfect for style
D: All day
Notes: We had walked several blocks from the subway to find Zum Schneider and it was really hot and humid, so i was parched when we got there and this is what i got, so situation/environment may have something to do with why this beer seemed so, so good to me, a perfect setup for a german pils to shine. That being said, i would gladly get this again as i think it is a great rep of the style.

luvND, Jun 28, 2008
Photo of meeekyh
4.38/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1 pint 0.9oz bottle into a tulip glass. A vigorous pour reveals a nice, white head and a slightly-cloudy, pale-straw coloured beer.

The nose is bready, grassy and just a bit of fleshy fruit and popcorn. The taste is a nicely estery and yeasty. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean with good carbonation and a nice roundness with very little aftertaste.

A very drinkable beer at a reasonable price.

meeekyh, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of HopHead84
4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10/24/10

Thanks to largadeer for this bottle. I'm always excited to try a fresh German Pils

A: Appears straw golden and perfectly transparent in the glass. The white head rises two fingers high in the tulip and it displays excellent retention and some scattered lacing. This is a very nice looking beer.

S: Grassy, herbal, and slightly floral, the hops sit atop a grainy white bread and slightly crackery malt profile. The aroma is clean, devoid of fruity esters or diacetyl, with a trace of sulfur. A whisper of DMS lurks beneath. Awesome.

T: Opens crisp and dry with a moderate clean bitterness. Hops are grassy and herbal, and the malt is grainy and mostly dry, with ephemeral sweetness midpalate that quickly fades, leading to a moderately bitter, crisp, dry, and clean finish with a trailing bitterness. No fruity esters or diacetyl here. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp with a lower high level of carbonation.

Overall: My first beer from this brewery and the bar has been set high. A fresh German Pils is a rare thing in this area, and this is a beautiful one. I wish I had a fresh supply at hand at all times.

I know I initially thanked Chris for the bottle, but as I finish my review and consequently my glass of crisp refreshing lager beer, I can't help but think he's incredibly selfish for knowing how good this is and not bringing me two bottles of this drink.

HopHead84, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of largadeer
4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle purchased at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

What a beautiful pils. The head on this beer is outstanding, dense and frothy, leaving sheets of lacing. The body is clear and golden, typical of the style.

The nose has a dominant lager yeast character, mildly sulfurous, reminiscent of honeydew. Quite bright and clean. Crackery pils malt shines through, as do grassy hops.

Firm, crisp and crackery on the tongue, this is very dry and flavorful, almost peppery. Herbal and grassy hop flavors are plentifully present, but at a nice balance with the crackery malt. A hint of sweet malt appears briefly mid-palate, though the finish is remarkably dry. Bitterness is moderate-to-strong, northern German in style and certainly punchier than your average pils. A great pils, I'm again impressed with this little-known brewery.

largadeer, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of DefenCorps
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

About fucking time. From State Line.

Pouring a crystal clear straw yellow with a dense, white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this is a great looking pilsner. The nose is rather excellent. A light, dusty, rustic, bready pilsner malt character is present, with a mild peppery, grassy, lightly lemony hop character. Perfectly balanced, this is closer to the Sunshine Pils end of the pilsner spectrum, rather than the uberhoppy Prima Pils. The lager yeast character is excellent, though just a little DMS is present.

The palate opens with a bready, mildly cereal sweetness, with a beautiful doughy malt character and a little cotton candy. Crisp, and cracker-like, there's also a little of melon, ripe cantaloupe-like. The hop character is excellent. Light, earthy, mildly lemony with a firm bitterness, this is excellent. Drying with a firm bitterness, there's some lingering yeast and melon character. Quaffable beyond belief, this is almost as good as their Hell. Highly recommended, I need to grab a case for the summer.

DefenCorps, Apr 04, 2011
Photo of rousee
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly apricot tinted gold -- forms fairly quickly into a 1/2 inch cap that settles within 60 secs. and fades to 1/8 inch (1-2mm) .

A simple malty nose with a hint of grass coming through. Nice malty taste with some salt elements and a slight sweetness. It does not have the bite that so many of these styles of beers seem to have which is actually a plus.The finish is a neutral, balanced and slightly dry. This is the kind of beer that you could use to pursuade some non BA's into becoming more into their beer.

Mouthfeel is very nice and balanced. Drinkabilty is the one category where this one excels you could drink a bunch of these w/o even realizing it. That makes this one kind of dangerous cuz you could have a few too many before realizing that you have. Almost all 4's here -just a real nice German Pilsener. A little overpriced though.

rousee, Aug 29, 2004
Photo of russpowell
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours straw colored with slight haze & 4 fingers of of white head. Average lacing & head retention

S: Sweet malt & perfumy hops

T: Big malt up front, then citric & floral hops. A slight grassy/lemon taste follows. finishes a tad to sweet with hinsts of straw & lemon, still very refreshing

MF: Medium bodied, slightlty undercarbonated & great balance

Drank very easy, quenching & just what you'd expect from a German Pils

russpowell, Sep 23, 2006
Photo of John_M
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at State Line a week or so back.

The beer pours a solid gold color with impressive head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is all pilsener goodness, showcasing light honey, bread dough, straw and white pepper. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this well crafted beer, and I enjoyed the light cracked pepper bitterness in the finish. Drinkability is just exceptional in this beer, with the beer both refreshing to drink and surprisingly flavorful (for the abv.). The beer is a bit soft on the palate, but with a crispness in the finish that is quite thirst quenching.

Another solid beer from the folks at Aktien. Perfect for the current warm weather...

John_M, Jun 07, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Chris.

A: The beer pours a clear straw color with a couple fingers of white head.

S: A nice sweetness to the nose with lots of cracker and bready malts. There is a light hoppiness to the nose with plenty of floral and spicy characteristics. A bit of yeast and a light lager yeast aroma, too.

T: Probably a bit better in terms of the flavor. A slight sweet apple note followed by lots if yeast and cracker malts, along with the bread and biscuit notes. Just a hint of hop bitterness and a nice floral flavor.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: A really nice crisp pils. Very easy to drink and easy to enjoy on a warm evening.

womencantsail, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of pat61
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%

Fresh bread aroma, light grains, spiced with mild earthy hops.
Gold to amber with the slightest protein haze under a bone-white rocky 2" foam cap. Cathedral window lace.
Rich bready malt and grain begin the palate with a hint of sweetness that gives way to a dry finish with a medium hop bitter accent. Good balance between the hops and malt.
Above average carbonation, smooth, clean and crisp, medium to a little less on the body, medium to a little above on the carbonation.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of mmmbeer
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, 4.9% as per the label. It pours a crystal-clear, yellow/gold, with low carbonation and a finger of bone-white head that leaves little lacing. Sweet corn/veggie aroma with mildly spicy hops - thankfully it tastes better than the bouquet implies. On the palate, there are noble hops that taste green, lightly citric and skunky, imparting a light, yet sharp bitterness. In addition, there are sweet, toasted, almost molasses malts, with husky grain, lemon?, grapes?, and a light metallic flavor. Smooth, medium body, with equal carbonation and finish; crisp and refreshing - great for a warm summer day. Overall very pleasing - a good malt base and tasty noble hops seem to give it hints of Dortmunder influence. Would try this beer again.

mmmbeer, Aug 13, 2007
Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

wrightst, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of ZachRusk
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

ZachRusk, May 22, 2013
Photo of Reidrover
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First time I had seen this German brewery in Oregon.
Comes in the pint bottle, brown euro-style. Old fashioned style label.
it pours quite livelly into my pint mug, nice enough honey golden colour with a goodly sized white head.Leaves quite a bit of lace.
I liked the aroma of this one very malty yet the hops still show through well..its very fresh.
For a pilsner the taste is much more pointed towards the malts than usual, and its good not overlly sweet, some nice hops in the back.Buttery , honeyish tasting beer.Quite remarkably smooth.
Felt very nice on the palate
Good drinkable malty lager..I liked this , it reminded me of Ayinger's Jarhundertbier..though maybe not as excellent.

Reidrover, Jun 13, 2004
Photo of Brenden
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have no idea how she got hold of this but I tried this at a friend's house.

The color is typical of a pils, a pale golden amber. Head retention and lacing are pretty nice. Carbonation is lively but settles; it looks inviting enough.

The smell is hops up front, very earthy. Sort of an herbal note alongside the grassy hops smell. Nothing too complex.

The taste isn't perfectly balanced but not terribly unbalanced. There is a sweetness I hadn't been expecting that throws it off just a little. Hops are still prevalent and the earthy, herbal tones are in the foreground as well. A little bit of a flowery, malt taste almost as an afterthought. Pretty tasty, but hardcore hopheads will find the sweetness distracting.

This one is dry. Once it settles, the carbonation acts lively without being overactive. It's crisp and light to medium-bodied. Finish is dry and combines light hops bitterness with a lingering sweetness.

Overall a nice one to try.

Brenden, Mar 18, 2009
Photo of BeerZack
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden straw color with small white head.

Sweet honey and bready malt smells with a good dose of Saaz on top.

Sweet bready flavor thats almost balanced by grassy and woodsy hop bitterness, but still comes off a bit too sweet. Just a bit off balance.

Smooth yet vibrant carbonation is not quite creamy, but still feels very nice. Very drinkable and close to being really nice, but slightly misses the mark. Would definitely try again.

BeerZack, Apr 19, 2008
Photo of Hibernator
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jubilaums German Pils
16.9 oz brown bottle
Served in a St. Sebasiaan tulip

Pours a yellow cloudy haze. Patterns of sticky lace decorate the glassware.

Funky German pils apple juice yeast and light fruit nose.

Clean tasting with a very soft mouthfeel. Toasted grains with an apple cider zing. Nice drinkability level and refreshing.

Hibernator, Apr 14, 2006
Photo of Halcyondays
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle,

A: Standard Pils straw colour, with a smaller than average white head. Nothing special about it, but nothing bad or off-putting either.

S: Bread malt, white sourdough bread baking, really no hops to speak of.

T: Bready malts with earthy hops at the end, possibly Hallertau.

S: Smooth, dry, and crisp, a little sweet at the end for a pils, but nothing too off-putting, overall, very good.

D: Good drinkability, not the best pils in the world, but not horrible either. A good beer.

Halcyondays, Jul 22, 2007
Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and good sticky lacing.

The smell featured a light grainy malt with a solid spicy noble hop presence.

The taste consisted of a doughy grainy malt with a balancing noble hop spice. Some grassy elements as well. A bit shallow however.

The mouthfeel was average for the style with a brisk carbonation.

Overall a tasty and easy drinking pils.

plaid75, Aug 24, 2007
Photo of marcobrau
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very soft, very herbal and delicate pilsner with a lightly spicy nose; crip toasty middle, and dry finish laced with minerals. Rather oxidized (with some protein globules evident), but a tasty pilsner lurks beyond the oxidation. Otherwise, it's a fairly normal straw colored pilsner with average head that falls to a ring of foam. I would love to try a fresh bottle of this pils. (Points taken off appearance due to protein sediment.)

marcobrau, Jul 21, 2006
Photo of CharlieMopps
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale golden straw color, topped by a fluffy white head that clung to the sides of the glass and dissipated at a moderate pace.

S: Clean profile, light grainy smell.

T: Very subdued pilsner, with pale malt providing a grainy flavor, backed by a slightly spiced, but mostly just a subtle bitterness from the hops. Clean and drying finish. Pretty straightforward pils, but not enough to stand out.

M: Mouthfeel is watery with a silky characteristic, carbonation seems to be agreeable for the style.

D: Easily quaffable, this beer has no real offensive tones at all, but doesn't do much to keep one coming back. While I admire the relaxed nature of this beer, I can mostly see it being used as a fall-back if you run out of your other pils. Still, worth a try, in my opinion.

CharlieMopps, Aug 26, 2007
Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

aztraz, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer after jilting the 500ml brown bottle resides but briefly in the pilsner glass a luminous gold with a monumental creamy white head and after its demise the left over lace a thin sheet to conceal the glass. Nose has a nice crispness, clean and fresh, quite appealing to the olfactory and ocular senses; start is lightly sweet, nicely malted with the top light on the palate. Finish has a fair to middling acidity, the hops delectable in their spiciness, quite dry and lingering aftertaste, a nice thirst quenching beer for a hot late summer day in Arizona.

Gusler, Sep 12, 2004
Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
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Jubiläums German Pils from Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG
81 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.