1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Schultheiss Pilsner - Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH

Not Rated.
Schultheiss PilsnerSchultheiss Pilsner

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

37 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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)
View: Beers (10) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Schultheiss Pilsner Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Todd


2.7/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled in Berlin. Served in a branded 0.5l glass. Clear golden beer with a creamy, white, foam head that settles with stick to an ample lace.

Strong nutty character, grainy, crisp, slightly metallic with a low level of sweetness and a smooth and creamy feel on the palate. Thin hop flavour and a light snappy bitterness. Dry finish.

Quite popular in Berlin ... I guess you could liken it to one of the US macro beers, both in availability and its advertising within the city. I thought it was kind of "blah" and not at all exciting. Lacked any defining flavours.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2002 08:53:55 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
Photo of Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.8%

07-06-2014 00:49:34 | More by Latarnik
Photo of Intrinsic


2.51/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I hate giving beers bad ratings like this, but this beer is pretty terrible. It lost all of its head almost immediately, and there is almost no carbonation. It's clear gold in colour, bordering on looking like apple juice. I couldn't smell much of anything - no aromatic hops in there. Purely bittering hops. The taste is kind of one-dimensional. I taste very light hops and that's it. As just as it looked, there isn't enough carbonation. However, it is refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 12:22:56 | More by Intrinsic
Photo of Brabander


3/5  rDev -4.8%

02-19-2014 06:18:27 | More by Brabander
Photo of javlin624


3.75/5  rDev +19%

02-04-2014 04:22:34 | More by javlin624
Photo of lesdemonsamaporte


3/5  rDev -4.8%

02-03-2014 18:52:04 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
Photo of WolfAlynn


2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

08-24-2013 17:21:01 | More by WolfAlynn
Photo of tesla92


3/5  rDev -4.8%

07-31-2013 21:21:24 | More by tesla92
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog


3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-09-2013 22:19:59 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
Photo of SarahMackAttack


3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-28-2012 22:37:30 | More by SarahMackAttack
Photo of warpedrevolution


3/5  rDev -4.8%

08-22-2012 20:19:16 | More by warpedrevolution
Photo of MustaPekka


3.75/5  rDev +19%

08-12-2012 23:44:10 | More by MustaPekka
Photo of thommo_nk

3.75/5  rDev +19%

08-05-2012 11:36:31 | More by thommo_nk
Photo of beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +19%

07-30-2012 13:25:13 | More by beerhunter13
Photo of maviola

New York

2/5  rDev -36.5%

06-10-2012 21:45:28 | More by maviola
Photo of chuckj76


3/5  rDev -4.8%

01-18-2012 01:21:59 | More by chuckj76
Photo of Sachsenfreude


2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

01-14-2012 03:52:40 | More by Sachsenfreude
Photo of JacketIPA


3/5  rDev -4.8%

12-25-2011 00:39:52 | More by JacketIPA
Photo of thierrynantes


3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 18:18:08 | More by thierrynantes
Photo of klaybie


3.98/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

D: Drinkability is very high. Taste, mouthfeel, and low alcohol (5% abv) make this one of my favorites. It is hard to beat any time of year.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 23:34:39 | More by klaybie
Photo of Evil_Pidde


3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 14:04:22 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of soju6


3.4/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2010 15:07:49 | More by soju6
Photo of pooparschknall


2.45/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 23:12:26 | More by pooparschknall
Photo of lstokes


2.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I did not enjoy this beer much at all--the bitterness was overwhelming and very metallic, and drowned out any other flavors. The nutty malts and slightly floral hops were around the edges, and the weird mineral taste was in the center. Similarly, the almost gritty mouthfeel made me wonder, is this the famous "hard water" of Berlin I've heard so much about?

It's not actually as terrible as I make it sound, it's drinkable maybe, but I would not want to drink it until well into the night.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 13:24:54 | More by lstokes
Photo of beerdrifter


2.1/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Picked up a couple of these on a recent trip to Berlin. Clear yellow pour with a quickly fading fluffy white head and decent lacing. Unusual aroma that was somewhat offputting with hints of sweet candy and alcohol. Nothing special about the taste of this beer. German pilsners tend to be either really sweet or really bitter. This one definitely leans to the sweet side. The sweetness makes it a one and done for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2009 14:50:29 | More by beerdrifter
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Schultheiss Pilsner from Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH
75 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.