Jubiläums German Pils - Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 40
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.24%
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Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of DogFood11
1.52/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured into an extended and widened pilsner glass it forms a frothy white sea foam had that leaves thick coat lacing. Mild, Fine carbonation and a golden body.

Kinda stank smell, like wet cardboard. Uneventfull for the most part. Cooked vegetables and an off putting corny sweetness. Grains are dryed and wheat like. Similair to a Euro pale lager.

Note: Not for me fellas. Very similair to adjunct lagers except the budweisers of the world actually finish clean and crisp where this finishes corny and lasting. (516 characters)

Photo of andyinsdca
2/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: very weak/diluted yellow, thin head, fizzy like soda
S: It had smell?
T: Almost none
M: None
D: It's drinkable in the same way water is.

Eminently forgettable beer. There's absolutely nothing to recommend this beer. It has the same generic lack of flavor as an American macrobrew. (285 characters)

Photo of biercircus
2.36/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this poured into an Orval glass. I know, not ideal for a pilsener, but it sure helped it air out. Anyway, this wasn't too impressive. I would have rather had a Weihenstephaner Pils or a Czechvar.

A- yellow, light gold, bubbly with a small, dissipating head.

S - Something like old corn with a little bit of hoppy sourness. Clovers and citrus, but pretty faint.

T- There was too much lemony sour/bitterness without enough open flavor. I was missing the fragrant hops of other beers. A little watery in the taste department, too.

M- watery with a small amount of fizziness.

D - It was good to chug on a hot day, but it wasn't as enjoyable as a pilsener should be. (681 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
2.53/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – This one had a lot of color. The liquid was a deep, bright yellow that seemed tinted with orange. The head was rather modest but showed good retention.

Smell – The grain and traditional Noble hops were light and inviting, but there was an off sweetness to the nose that had me scratching my head. It was kind of fruity, like melons or something like that.

Taste – The sharp malty sweetness came on strong at the taste and pretty much stomped the delicate German hops.

Mouthfeel – This was heavy for a Pils, somewhere between light and medium-bodied, and had an off-style creaminess to it that took away from the crispness that one looks for in the style. It seemed a bit heavy-handed to me.

Drinkability – This was OK, but I wouldn’t buy again. It was a bit too lagerish for what I expect when popping Pils.

Update – The 2006 vintage seemed a little smoother and thinner, which was an improvement. It’s still a ways away from being a good German Pils, though. (995 characters)

Photo of stcules
2.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Green yellow appearance, very clena and limpid. Good head, quite creamy and compact.
At the nose, essentially a fresh and delicate hop, camomile flowers, and a touch of malt, good.
In the taste the order changes: the malt is more present, and the hop notes stay behind.
The aftertaste is less fresh than the smell, but the hop is well present, with an average persistence. Medium-low body. (392 characters)

Photo of femALEist
2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this in Okere Falls in New Zealand at the outdoor beer garden. This poured a yellow hay color with a thick white foamy head that dissipated quite quickly. It smelled of a touch of hops with some earthiness and grass notes to it. It tasted of light hops, a touch of herbs, and some light malt. (296 characters)

Photo of K270
3.04/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a clear glass and noticed the heavy carbonation. The carbonation simmered down after a minute or two, but the taste wasn't flat. Had a small head that also disappeared quickly. Not to bad of a taste. I'll probably pick this one up again. (249 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
3.07/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, clear transparent yellow. Very light frothy head.

S: Smells alright. Pilsner-y with a moderate skunkiness and distant metallic whiff.

T: Not bad, not good. A light, weak taste of carbonation and herbal or hoppy bitterness precedes a burst of sweetness which fades into a neutral aftertaste which is just barely dry and bitter.

M: Not entirely pleasant, but palatable enough.

D: I found Jubiläums bitter for a pilsner. This makes it less pleasant than its counterparts. It's worth trying though. (509 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden yellow with a splotchy head and a little bit of lacing. Very heavy on the grassy hops and dry malts in the nose. The taste is bone dry through and through. Lots of grass with pilsner malts and a touch of watered down flowers for the hops essence. Very simple. Clensing palate with a little bitter aftertaste lingering after each sip. (354 characters)

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 1 Pint 0,9 fl.oz. (500ml) thin, slender brown glass bottle. Has a neck, obverse and reverse labels, so often used by the Germans. The main label has two small ovals with Victorian style color paintings of the Löwen and Traube Breweries. Has an advertised established date of 1308 and stated conformance to the Reinheitsgebot of 1516 on the main label. Under the words, “Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren”, in Germanic font, the beer is listed as “Jubiläums German Pils”.

Appearance: Extremely pale straw color with a lively soft white frothy head at first. Exceptionally clear. The large head and light color lend a very thirst quenching appearance.

Nose: Some biscuit and Pilsner malts in the average strength nose. Light floral hop aromas at times.

Taste: Served chilled on a warm Southern Californian night, it has an excellent thirst quenching character that also has enough taste to make the beer appealing. A soft pilsner malt introduction calms the palate. Light hops and a mild bitterness finish the beer. Quite fruity at times. A crisp, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: A very smooth mouthfeel, which is soft with a delicate feel at times, which lends great Drinkability. An average mouthfeel in strength, which does not detract from the beer at all, and which I find is so characteristic of German Pils. Nice mix of pilsner malt and light hops in the lingering crisp finish.

Drinkability: Pretty darn good. I can imagine myself sitting outside a German Café or Brauhaus sinking a few Steins of this Pilsner without much effort at all.

Overall: A ‘German Pils’, an oxymoron if there ever was one, but all round, a nice effort, which never threatens to overwhelm you with its strong flavor profile. A delicate example of the Pilsner style lager. Soft pilsner malts and a light hop character. Well worth a try. (1,841 characters)

Photo of JBogan
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly hazy light golden color with a foamy one finger head. The head stayed for a few minutes then remained as a thin film. Good sticky lacing along the sides of the glass.

Grainy and grassy scents mainly, not real complex.

Tasted of grains with some subtle wheat followed with a touch of malt to finish things off.

Medium to thick bodied for a Pils. Perfect amount of carbonation that gave this beer a nice mouthfeel.

All in all this was a nice find, though nothing groundbreaking going on here. If you like this style of beer you'll probably enjoy this one. A good crisp beer for a hot day. (608 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pallid gold with modest motes of fine yeast and minimal, slow-moving carbonation. The airy, frothy, shockingly bright white head resembles spun sugar slowly melting. A respectable amount of abstract patterned lace looks too watery to last, but looks pretty good at the moment (actually, there's a moderate amount of lace present for the life of the beer).

Typical pils nose of flowery, spicy noble hops. Thankfully, it has enough strength that I don't need to risk inhaling foam in order to appreciate it. I like a little citrusiness in my pilseners; no such luck here. It isn't an overly impressive aroma, all things considered.

Jubilaums is fairly hoppy for the style; either that or sparsely malted (probably a little bit of both). There's plenty of spicy hop flavor that is the beer's best feature. Some hoppy pilseners can be harsh, but this one manages to maintain a rounded bitterness with few sharp edges. The hoppiness is also grassy, but is still citrus-free.

There's very little sweetness; bitter and dry rule the roost. The finish is clean, helped in that regard by a light-medium body that is pretty close to the style average. It's slightly lacking in terms of carbonation, although the mouthfeel remains active well into the second half of the bottle.

Jubilaums (I wish I knew how to do umlauts) German Pils is a respectable member of the German pilsener clan. It's at least a full notch hoppier than many of its competitors, which helps quite a bit in my eyes. Aficionados of the style should at least give this one a look. (1,551 characters)

Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
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. (563 characters)

Photo of marcobrau
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
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.) (436 characters)

Photo of CharlieMopps
3.55/5  rDev +2%
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. (779 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
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. (436 characters)

Photo of BeerZack
3.62/5  rDev +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. (436 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
3.62/5  rDev +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. (511 characters)

Photo of Hibernator
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (342 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (954 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
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. (694 characters)

Photo of mmmbeer
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (751 characters)

Photo of pat61
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%

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. (478 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
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. (659 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.07/5  rDev +17%
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 (433 characters)

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Jubiläums German Pils from Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
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