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Schultheiss Pilsner - Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH

Schultheiss PilsnerSchultheiss Pilsner

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BA SCORE
75
okay

35 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.72%


Brewed by:
Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH visit their website
Germany

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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Reviews by foles:
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foles

Australia

2.78/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had a few of these in and around Berlin. Very heavy presence in most of the pubs/restaurants. Although served well, it wasnt particularly impressive by German standards, despite being better than your average macro.

The difference between this an a really good pilsener was the metallic presence and the chemical hints. The quality of serving also varied from pub to pub.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2007 14:40:30 | More by foles
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Brabander

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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Texas

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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Washington

3/5  rDev -5.7%

08-22-2012 20:19:16 | More by warpedrevolution
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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


3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

08-05-2012 11:36:31 | More by thommo_nk
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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

New York

2/5  rDev -37.1%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Germany

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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

Georgia

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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

France

3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
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
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klaybie

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +25.2%
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
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Sunnanek

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
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 Sunnanek
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soju6

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev +6.9%
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
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pooparschknall

Vermont

2.45/5  rDev -23%
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
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lstokes

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -16.7%
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
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beerdrifter

Germany

2.1/5  rDev -34%
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
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BillyBoysPie

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a thick glass mug at Franken, Orianenstraße, in Berlin. Great bar.

Pale straw with full inch of dense foam. Lots of lacing.

Nice bitterness, but blended. No particular hop sticks out. A touch of spice.

Clean, bitter taste. Noble hops in balance with the touch of malt present. Very clean.

Well carbonated and light bodied.

Slightly above average brew - but don't avoid it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2009 16:35:42 | More by BillyBoysPie
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david18

New York

2.9/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great to have this pilsner outdoors at our first restaurant in berlin. The signes for it are everywhere and it was typical of the great style of beer. Not as bitter as I like and a little warm but refreshing nonetheless. Would love to try it from a bottle or can.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2009 16:25:39 | More by david18
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Schultheiss Pilsner from Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH
75 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.