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Bamberger Herren Pils - Brauerei Keesmann

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Bamberger Herren PilsBamberger Herren Pils

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BA SCORE
87
very good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Keesmann visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-06-2003)
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Reviews by boddhitree:
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boddhitree

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: very little aroma to speak of, barely perceptible malts but a whiff or two of Noble hops.

Flavor:
Keesmann Bräu's Herren Pils is great. It tastes more like a traditional Pils, closer to beer you get from the conglomerates, and I don't mean this in a bad way. What I mean is it has more of a grassy Noble hops flavor and less malty than many Bavarian Pils. The front has bitterness galore, again grassy, reminds me a little of Saaz hops but I doubt they use them. It has a complexer bitterness up front but still leaning towards grassy. The middle echoes the same bitterness but the sides becomes more bready, toasty but still bitterness prevails. The end has Pils maltiness/sweetness but it's mixed in with a decent amount of bitterness, too. The aftertaste is exactly the same. It's Pils malty but not bready and toasty. This is a more hop-foward Pils, strongly relying on the hops to punch its weight, almost to the detriment of the Pils malt flavors. Luckily the back and aftertaste allow one to wallow in malty sweetness, but this beer never lets down its hop-guard. Great in a different way.

The Herren Pils is the most hop-sloppy Pils I've had south of a Jever, but still giving you lots of Pils-Franken flavors.

Mouthfeel: wonderful, the thickness you expect from a beer from Franken, cozy, thick and enveloping... simply süffig.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 12:15:18 | More by boddhitree
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bamberger603

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-12-2014 19:44:37 | More by bamberger603
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Half litre bottle, slightly sexist title but much
hyped (for a Pils) A: Admittedly not much to look
at, golden, clear, not much of a head. S: Noble
hop, Hallertau I think, faded slightly, some freshly
cooked mushroom came through at the very end.
T: Grassy, got some citrus fruits, breast good
balance. M: Light body, crispy, initially well
carbonated but faded. O: Initially outstanding but
seemed to die and go flat quickly which was a
slight disappointment. I think this would be
amazing on draught at the source.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 20:07:09 | More by jonb5
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DaveJanssen

Germany

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-26-2014 21:41:44 | More by DaveJanssen
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-06-2013 02:16:37 | More by chickenm
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clarknova

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

10-16-2013 10:35:25 | More by clarknova
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-draft at Cafe Abseits on 4/8/2013. Served in a willibecker. Pours a translucent yellow with a quarter inch, bright white head that settles into a consistent skim. Nothing really asserts itself in the nose. Taste is light and floral with some citrus notes and some grains - very bright. Mouthfeel is light in body with a crisp carbonation and a clean finish - not much else to say. Overall - just a delicious, easy-drinking pils. Wonderful and well worth your time if you appreciate the style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2013 00:22:13 | More by Jwale73
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

50cl serving in a willibecher at Keesmanns, Bamberg

A - Golden body with excellent clarity. Fluffy white creamy head with very good lacing/retention

S- Notes of lemons ,earthy hop and pepper

T - Earthy hops dominant with a hint of lemon and biscuit sweetness coming in. Toasted malt in semi dry finish.

M - Medium carbonation/body

D - Flavours seem back to front with more hoppiness up front but the hop/malt balance was excellent with the lemon note making it very refreshing. Not as hoppy as a northern german pils but nevertheless an excellent pils.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 18:54:52 | More by seanyfo
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kojevergas

Texas

3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a Herren Pils glass at Keesmann. It was priced quite affordably (somewhere around 2.30 euro). Reviewed from notes taken early June 2011.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and bad retention. Colour is a slightly hazy yellow.

Sm: Cream and barley. That's it. Quite simple, boring, and bland.

T: Creamy, fairly full-bodied barley body. It's pretty simple. Uninspired but generally agreeable. No subtlety here. Decently put together. I do enjoy it; it's just boring.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and refreshing.

Dr: Easy to drink and very affordable. You could easily quaff this. A good session beer for those who can't handle bold flavours.

C+

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 23:10:29 | More by kojevergas
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-12-2011 19:50:41 | More by alalvarez75
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had this beer in Berlin, but shared it with my wife and friends, didn't review it back then, but seeing a bottle of it in a glass fronted fridge behind the bar at The Cask Pub and Kitchen, London, I thought I'd have a full bottle to myself.

Usual Pilsner look, bright, clear, clean and golden: on top a thin white head which hung around for a while before disappearing to form a flimsy collar.

Mild hop aroma; gets my standard score of 3 for a mostly non-smelling Pilsner/Lager.

Crisp, tangy, the same as all those other German Pilsners I’ve had over the years, some hop content which is half noticeable and it’s a refreshing beer, but no real substance or depth of character.

Another run of the mill Pilsner, fine but no great excitement from my taste buds. I thought it had something about it when tried in Berlin, must have been mistaken.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 12:46:53 | More by BlackHaddock
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foles

Australia

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You know your in Bamberg when every beer you have is the best lager you've ever had....until the next. This was simply supurb. Sublimely hoppy (high end for german beers, but standard for Franconia) on the nose and palate, clean, fresh, lightly malty, and easy to smash several whille sitting in the beer garden with good mates.

This is some beer...

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2011 11:47:45 | More by foles
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bark

Sweden

2.42/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Golden clear liquid. Large white head. Some lacing.

The smell is a bit frowsy and malty. Hints of detergents and solvents.

The taste is light, some passing metallic bitter flavours. Some alcohol in the otherwise light aftertaste. Chemical finish.

The carbonation is medium with some sharp bubbles. The liquid is light.

A rather boring beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 17:08:53 | More by bark
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Domingo

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A geek friendly pils with a fairly polished advertising campaign in a town all about classical influences? In short, yes.
Had this at the brewery in June of 2011. While at the ordering window I was pretty much told to get this by everyone in the place, which is always a welcome sign.
Arrives a bright gold with a fluffy white head. With few exceptions you're not going to get a bad looking beer here, but this one's nice even by normally high standards.
The flavor profile is a perfect blend of ultra-bready malts and big floral hops. Unlike some of the helles beers around, the hops come through in a big way in both the finish and the middle of the palate, but that breadiness up-front is as bold as any helles I've had, too. Without implying any fruit flavors (there aren't any), the first word that comes to mind is "juicy."
There's about as much flavor and drinkability smashed into this brew as you could really want for the style. They even do growler fills of it, something you don't see every day.
Don't expect the ultra-dry northern German version of a pils or the mild southern takes, but I think this might be the best of them all.
Easily my biggest surprise in the area, especially after seeing their almost Beck's-like ads around town.
This is a monster in a glass.

NOTE: This is by far the best pils I've had. The BA change in scoring criteria and old reviews might not reflect how much better this beer is than most.

Edit 8/13: This beer is still as amazing it has ever been and I'm now thinking it might be my favorite German beer, period. It has such a great mix of rich bready notes combined with lots of hops that add flavor and floral notes without piercing bitterness. I don't mess with old scores, but I think this beer is as good as any beer I've ever had...and I've had A LOT.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2011 17:35:09 | More by Domingo
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RoyalT

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - This is a thick and cloudy dingy yellow with hints of orange and a nice white head that left good lacing.

Smell - The hops pop from the glass. They are sharp and spicy with strong herbal notes making this a heavy-duty sample of the style. The malt is light and in the background and has a nice German grain aroma.

Taste - This is very herbal in flavor with a grain backbone that is just as nice to taste as it was to smell.

Mouthfeel - This is a big Pils, definitely medium-bodied, with some mild carbonation and a surprisingly bitter bite throughout.

Drinkability - Most of the people I saw ordering Pils at a gasthaus in Germany were women looking for a lighter drink, and in this regard the Herren is not the right Pils for that. If you want a meaty thirst-quenching brew that glorifies the mix of a full grain flavor and a sharp herbal hop then this is perfect.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 02:02:41 | More by RoyalT
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dbruce86

New Mexico

3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma:

Strong malt aroma, no hop aroma coming through.

Appearance:

Rocky head , persistent though light. Coarse lace. Straw yellow color. Very attractive.

Flavor:

Malty, but not sweet. Little hop taste, but mildly bitter. Slight pleasant bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:

Light carbonation. Thin body.

Drinkabiliity:

Good Pilsner. Body a bit thin and a bit too malty.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 02:46:05 | More by dbruce86
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PennBrewer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredibly fresh, clean, malty and hoppy served from the brewery tap. I've been drinking this beer for over 20 years and have yet to find a better pils.

The Keesmann pub also has the best food in Bamberg. Try any of the steaks, trust me, you'll forget Ruth's Chris.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2009 04:31:47 | More by PennBrewer
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Offa

California

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty good German pilsner, hoppy and herbal bith with fairly well-rounded character.

Gold and very faintly hazy, it has a big white head slowly shrinking to a ring and leaving a little lace.

The aroma is apple, honey, grain and a lot of herbs.

The taste is bread, herbs, a honey-bread sweetness underneath a minty, tingly herbal bitterness. The hops just dominate the finish and the herbal bitterness lingers on the toungue. In flavours it is a bit like Jever, yet stronger in flavour and more characterful, less bitter and more malty.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 23:11:47 | More by Offa
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Troyone

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is imported by Shelton Brothers who put their sticker on the back of this bottle. Under the sticker, lower right, it states "alc. 4,6% vol.".

Pours a hazy wheat color with a big white head that dissipated and has moderate action.

Common Pilsner hops aroma with bready malts in the background.

Smooth Pilsner hopped flavor with a grainy barley taste.

Light bodied, resinous feel, with lively soft almost flat carbonation.

Very drinkable, so smooth, gives the impression of flat carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 23:17:08 | More by Troyone
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theopholis

California

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a golden/straw, slightly hazy yellow. Extremely small carbonation bubbles rise to the top of the glass. Good, white head with some retention. Leaves small, sticky lacing.

Smell- A bit subdued, but I suspect my fridge is to cold. what there is is a nice, malty, grainy, clean, crisp aroma.

Taste- Nice. Not as malty as most Pils, but decent. Noce malt sweetness with a good balance of bittering hops. Very worthy effort.

Mouthfeel- Crisp and refreshing. Excellent CO2 level. Unlike most Pils, this one seems to get better as it warms.

Drinkability- Not the best example of the style, but very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 02:23:39 | More by theopholis
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Zorro

California

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold colored beer with a glass filling white head.

Good Pilsner malt aroma with a spicy Nobel hop aroma. Quite a spicy hop aroma here with herbs, mild citrus aroma.

Taste starts out neutral sweet and grainy with a mild bitterness. Mild herbs and a bit of grain flavor the taste is nowhere as complex as the aroma.

Mouthfeel is OK.

An OK Pils but I have had many better.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2008 01:14:48 | More by Zorro
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ttu94

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this great beer at the brewery in Bamberg.
Nice clear pale yellow with a small head that lasts and leaves a ton of lace. Super spicy aroma. Very spicy hop taste. Slight sour hit but the beer goes dry fast. Leaves a nice malt aftertaste. Different from most pils that I had in Germany, much more hop kick. Wish I could have more here in Texas.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2007 06:27:33 | More by ttu94
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bamberger Pilsner
16.9 oz brown bottle
Served in a mini St. Sebastiaan tulip glass

Pours a golden and hazy yellow. Extremely small carbonation bubbles rise to the top of the glass. Spotted trails of sticky lace.

Pleasant aroma of grains, sweet apple juice and hops.

Clean and juicy mouthfeel with a tad of sweet flavors. Rather crisp and clean which really enhances the drinkability level. Grainy with a flat apple juice punch and a tight, hop snap.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2006 19:05:45 | More by Hibernator
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paterlodie

Belgium

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BB 16-12-05. White head and a pale golden beer that's opalising. Good nose of fine hops in a light barleymalt. Fine nose without too much yeastinfluence and overal good. As is taste that's nice and dry, good maltyness and a very fine hopcaracter that's well dosed makes this brew very refreshing. As mouthfeel is; no off-tastes and just fermented palemalt and hops. Maybe not to appealing but very clean example that I love to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2005 11:40:20 | More by paterlodie
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stcules

Italy

2.6/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Full golden hue, very clean. Some little bubbles.
The smell is very light. Some hop. Malt. Light but quite pleasant.
The taste is a little more strong, with a good full maltness, and a decent hopping. Quite well balanced, quiet and drinkable.
Some hopped personality.
Slightly too carbonated, but very slightly. Light body, drinkable.
Hop in the aftertaste.
A good standard pils.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2005 15:02:54 | More by stcules
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Bamberger Herren Pils from Brauerei Keesmann
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