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Schultheiss Pilsner - Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH

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Schultheiss PilsnerSchultheiss Pilsner

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40 Ratings

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2005)
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3.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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Beer bottle (50 cl.), tasted in 2011.

Appearance : light golden color, with white foamy head.
Smell : malt and grain aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : spiced, hoppy and malty flavour, leading to a dry bitter finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style German pilsener.

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3.98/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this at a friend's house in Berlin. Freshness date says July of 2011.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a 1 1/2 finger head which dissapears quickly.

S: Very faint hops and some bready yeast notes.

T: Bitterness upfront which lingers then fades to a bready taste. Very fresh.

M: Medium to light in body, light carbonation. Very good.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours light golden with no bubbles in the liquid. Creamy white large head that sinks slowly leaving nice lacings.

S: Pure malt, citric notes and some bitter hops and some green apples. White bread.

T: Malt and bitter hops. Citric notes and green apples. A dry bitterness.

M: Medium creamy body with a balanced carbonation. Aftertaste is medium long with some sweetness and some bitterness.

D: Nice balanced German Pilsener. Nothing extraordinary, though.

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3.4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at a small restaurant in Weisbaden.

Beer was served in the proper glass with a light golden color and a full white head. The aroma was that of fresh beer. The tase was crisp and refreshing. the finish was dry with light carbonation that went down smooth and easy. A nice pilsner that went well with my meal.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As a Berliner-the reviews do not bother me-since this is less than average beer.

What does bother me is that the name of the beer given here is WRONG.

There are basically three major beers in Berlin. Berliner Kindl, Schultheiss and Berliner Pilsner. The beer reviewed here is called Schultheiss-as it states on the can-NOT Berliner Pilsner.

The real Berliner Pilsner is made by a brewery founded in 1902 and was in the East Berlin after WWII.

Although all three beers are owned by the same conglomerate-Brau & Brunnen-they are different beers.

If this seems nit-picky-it is not because any city (and her citizens) worth its salt should be proud of their beer (even if they are not the best) and calling Schultheiss Berliner Pilsner is something I can't let pass.

Please change.

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Schultheiss Pilsner from Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH
75 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.