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3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
500 ml picked up at Tres Bonne Cuisine over the weekend... This a new brewery to me.. They just got them in the last week or so.. I picked up all the bottles from this brewery.. The German pils is the first that meets my shaped SA glass.
1" head dies quick.. descent lace.. the brew is crystal clear polished lite gold/straw.. Head should have stuck around for alot longer..
The nose is very nice.. very fresh smelling.. grainy pils malt with some spicy and floral hoppiness... very clean.
Great pale maltiness.. fairly crisp.. yet descent pils malt/cookie essence throughout.. with a good bitterness and distinct hop profile.. spicy.. maybe a touch too much maltiness expected for the style... but it still is a winner.
lite medium body with lighter than expected carbonation.. still remains very very drinkable.. The finish could stand to be a bit more dry.. but that is a minor flaw.. This brew tastes very fresh.. and I am very much stoked to get yet another round of new to me/new to Boise brews at Tres Bonne Cuisine..
03-30-2009 07:47:19 | More by JohnGalt1
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
Pours a clouded straw gold with a small white head. Nose is light, floral, and with a touch of lemon rind. Flavor is light and refreshing. Slight wheat-y edge with a touch of light sweetness and a slightly present lemon citrus edge. Feel is good. Light on the mouth and a typical carbonation putting tiny bubbles all over your tongue. Definitely drinkable. So light and refreshing, it'd be great on a hot summer day (as opposed to a blithering cold one which I am tasting it on). Worth a try!
12-30-2007 22:09:11 | More by RblWthACoz
3.95/5 rDev +10.6%
Pours a clear golden straw color with a decent head.
Sweet malt aromas abound in this brew with just a hint of hop aromas in the back.
The flavor is dominated by a sweet biscuit flavor with hints of grassy hops and finishes with a somewhat dryness.
This is a quality brew and I'm quite surprised I was able to find it at my local International food store.
01-09-2007 01:39:38 | More by rebel1771
3.8/5 rDev +6.4%
Hazed bronze with a decent looking bone colored head that leaves some gritty looking lace on the glass. The nose is bready and sweet with honey and mild hops. (Saaz?) hops and fresh doughy yeast with soft lemon and honey. Medium bodied with a fine mild cabonation. A tasty and heavy duty pils for sure.
10-21-2009 23:00:39 | More by biggred1
3.8/5 rDev +6.4%
500 mL bottle,
A: Pours a clear gold with a light white head. Solid retention, some lace.
S: Clear bready malt, but not too substantial.
T: Definite bready malt dominant flavour. Light husky grain with some resiudal sweetness, but never steps in to maibock territory though it sure hints at it. Grassy hops with a hint of sage.
M: Medium to full-bodied, very light hint of booze, crisp, a clean beer as German lagers tend to be.
O: Almost a German malt liquor/strong lager, but the pure malt flavour is much more desirable than adjuncts and that's what we get here. Aktien doesn't date so I was wary picking this up, but Dortmunder is a rare style, so I took the risk. Good beer, at under $3/500 mL, a fine pick up.
09-26-2011 04:20:00 | More by Halcyondays
3.7/5 rDev +3.6%
Yellow golden lager, with a pure white head. Strangely the aroma reminds me of boiled beetroot, which for me isnt a bad thing, but for a beer? After i get past my past! the scent is more malty doughy. The flavour is not beetroot but a fairly robust malt accented lager almost a Helles really. Honeyish and buscuity with a thick palate. It was an OK beer and would have got an extra point or two had it not been for a slightly cloying finish
05-10-2009 20:32:40 | More by Reidrover
3.68/5 rDev +3.1%
The aroma is malty and sweet but not overpowering. The hops are floral and slightly herbal. The appearance is unique for a lager in that it's unfiltered and I like it. The color is golden with a two finger head. The flavor is rich with butter and malt and lightly bitter and herbal. It gives you the impression of herbal sour dough bread. The palate is a little thin but it's what you would expect from a lager. The flavor is consistent from start to finish with the aftertaste lingering a little. By far one of the best lagers I have had.
11-13-2008 07:35:30 | More by nick76
3.65/5 rDev +2.2%
The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light and crisp pale malt scent that is a bit musty and dry due to the lager yeast. It slightly bitter; bearing German style hops. The taste is decent as well. It has a light and slightly sweet pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes bitter and musty. It's clean and refreshing with a bitter hop aftertaste as well as a slight bisquity flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine German pilsner. It is an easy drinker. I prefer a Czech pilsner though.
10-13-2005 00:48:15 | More by WesWes
3.63/5 rDev +1.7%
Initially the pour looks cloudy but clears quickly to a pale straw-yellow with a white half finger head that lasts most of the drink.
Aromas are light, fresh, and fruity with just a hint of lager yeast.
Flavor is very clean and light. Bready yeast, lightly fruity, a bit of sweetness from the pale malts and just a hint of hops at the end.
Mouthfeel is tingly from the tiny carbonation and aftertaste is dry and refreshing.
Wonderful summer beer.
05-10-2007 23:41:56 | More by IntriqKen
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
Another beer I picked up at State Line recently
Light yellow pour with a thin white head, a little thicker than that of the Hell, with good retention. Not much lacing is present
Surprisingly subdued for a German pils, this is more like a Czech pils. Delicate earthy hops with a mild dusty aroma. Definitely grainy, there's a husky character to this beer. Malt isn't particularly prominent apart from this characteristic.
Opens a little sweet, like unfermented pilsner wort with some sugar, sweet bready malt and relatively low hop character. In fact, I'm going to have to stretch my imagination to project the presence of any hops, and I'll write that off as possible age. Hop flavor is mostly absent, though there is a touch of earthy bitterness on the finish. Not bad, but not particularly good either.
Light in body with medium-high carbonation, this beer is solid but for the distressing lack of bitterness for which I shall have to penalize it. The body, though is great - while light, it manages to delicately coat the palate. Quite drinkable, I'd love to try it fresher. This really strikes me as a stale example of a Helles than it does of a pils.
11-11-2009 02:34:43 | More by DefenCorps
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
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 a picturesque green forested Germanic valley and a red border. 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 simply Premium Edel.
Appearance: Pale straw color with golden hints that has a lively, smooth looking, velvety white frothy head. Excellent inherent carbonation and some light lacing.
Nose: Mostly hops mixed with a biscuit sweetness and a freshly baked bread aroma. A hint of some sweet apples and pears.
Taste: Pilsner malts and light floral hops with a slightly sweet aspect. Starts with light biscuit malts, then Pilsner malts take over before a sweetness with some grassy hops rise, that eventually merge with the sweetness once again, to form a buttery bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Average, like the other beers from this Brewery.
Drinkability: Easily drinkable. Crisp and refreshing, if a little sweet in the finish.
Overall: Similar to other beers that I have had from this Brewery, which I find, is light in character, yet extremely drinkable. This is no mold-breaking beer but it is worth a try.
08-04-2003 04:47:49 | More by TheLongBeachBum
3.55/5 rDev -0.6%
A - Dull grey/brown with absolutely no head and very little lace. Thick and coudy.
S - Slightly fruity and very doughy. Fruitcake, banana bread. Yeasty.
T - Donuts and poundcake. Finishes fairly dry and peppery.
M - Light bodied and somewhat creamy at first, moves towards dry at the finish.
Not bad at all. Yeast bomb.
12-01-2012 06:25:39 | More by pmcadamis
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
Another Aktien beer picked up at Gourmet Haus Staudt. This isn't a pils at all, more of an export lager.
Brilliantly clear, Edel pours an extremely pale shade of gold. A two finger head adorns the body, leaving rings of lacing behind as the glass empties.
It smells quite malty, honey-like, bready, mildly sweet. Not much in the way of hops, this is more a showcase for German malt.
Honey-like malt flavors hit the tongue first, along with a trace of spiciness. The malt character is fairly robust, semi-sweet and bready, but firming up in the finish. There's a hint of fruitiness, a bit reminiscent of white peach. It ends on a semi-dry note, and I don't pick up much in the way of hops at all here; truly a malty beer front-to-back.
This is perfectly good, but not outstanding in any way. Not something I'd buy often.
10-21-2010 03:46:44 | More by largadeer
3.4/5 rDev -4.8%
Pours a pale golden, with a small, but lazy white head that turns to a thin veneer quickly. I look at the notes above, and am surpised at the ABV for a pils. But, hey, why not?
Aroma is very light, almost non-existent, but a light hoppiness that is very familiar from my recent German deluge of beer. OK, but not anything outrageous.
Flavor is a nice malt, with a slightly stronger than it should be hops profile in the first sip. but as the half liter moves along, balance becomes a bit more even. The hops are a bit piney and weedy for my tastes, kind of stale in feel. It tastes fine, but just does not grab me. Lots of other German golden beers (Pilsener and otherwise) that are better. Not bad, worth a try, but don't expect a lot.
10-20-2005 01:32:52 | More by Dukeofearl
3.13/5 rDev -12.3%
Pours amber, clear with a whte head and good retention. Drops to a thick film.
Smell is malt, honey and hops.
Taste is more of the same, malt, honey & hops with a slight alcohol bloom. Medium bodied with a light effervescence, a decent beer but nothig special for me.
12-09-2005 04:38:12 | More by PorterLambic
2.8/5 rDev -21.6%
German, half-liter bottle with 02.06 on the back label. It pours crystal-clear, gold, with light carbonation and an inch of white head that deposits decent lace. Lemony and spicy hops in the nose, with a backing of sweet malts, adjuncts?, and veggies. There is a faint graininess on the palate, with sweet malts, veggies, and flashes of green, almost citric, noble hops. The body is light, with medium carbonation and a fleeting finish. Almost comparable to PBR, really - their 4.9% pils (Jubiläums) is much better.
08-13-2007 16:55:51 | More by mmmbeer
2.13/5 rDev -40.3%
Pours a pale yellow, medium carbonation. Ivory white head is tight and leaves minimal lacing.
Pretty malty compared to most german pilseners. Malts are doughy, slightly toasted but mainly its sweet. Hops are very subdued and really don't make a presence until late in the ballgame, and they don't even qualify for a save.
Notes: Kind of boring to be perfectly honest. I love german Pilseners and its arguably my favorite style and this one is really malted and unbalanced.
06-18-2006 16:53:33 | More by DogFood11
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