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Berliner Pilsner - Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH

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Berliner Pilsner
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 21.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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: IPA35 on 01-12-2012)
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Berliner Pilsener
,5l can

This beer should not be confused with the Berliner Kindl Pils, as any good Berliner will tell you. This is Berliner Pils, the one with the gold label. It's a basic pils, not unlike so many out there, which probably utilizes less expensive grain and hops and spends less time lagering.

Appearance: Clear, golden, average bright white head with average retention and lacing.

Smell: Unfortunately, basic "beer": the grain doesn't shine, and doesn't really come of as grainy or bready of ever sweetish; and the hops are dull and non-descript.

Taste: At least it's well balanced. It could certainly be more polished, but it delivers a firm blend of malt, dull hop, and stiff bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body and crisp with a median carbonation.

Overall: This is a workingman's beer. If it was an American lager it might be Miller High Life or Pabst Blue Ribbon. There are no faults to it, but it lacks pizazz.

01-22-2014 20:51:48 | More by NeroFiddled
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United Kingdom (England)

3.13/5  rDev +0.3%

Berlin is awash with this Pilsner: has it taken the best of 'Berliner Kindl' and 'Schulthesis Pils' from the 80's before the wall fell, or is it an all new super-brew made with the cheapest ingrediants available?

It's not the former: it's a basic golden, bright Pilsner with all the usual attributes; but nothing to stand it apart from all the rest. Crisp? Yes. Clean? Yes. Refreshing? Yes, but is it interesting? No.

03-11-2013 14:20:24 | More by BlackHaddock
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Sweden

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Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -3.8%

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Texas

2.53/5  rDev -18.9%

Per the label, the name of this beer is "Berliner Pilsner." Not to confused with Schultheiss Pilsner. "Premium Pilsner." "Made in Berlin." .5L brown glass bottle with understated simplistic label and branded gold pry-off pressure cap acquired at Hopfen und Malz in Berlin, Germany a few days ago and served into a Berliner Kindl Weisse glass at me friend's gaff in Berlin. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery and style.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as if anything only mild overcarbonation is anticipated. BB: 02.15. 5.0% ABV.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: One finger wide. Off-white colour. Thin and weak looking. Lacks creaminess and a full soft consistency. Not real frothy. Leaves no lacing as the head recedes. Retention is average - about 2 minutes.

BODY: Clear translucent yellow-copper of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible. Appears adequately carbonated.

Far from unique or special looking for a pils. It's generally appealing. I don't notice any obvious flaws, but there's ample room for improvement.

AROMA: Faint wisps of muted pilsner malt and barley. That's it.

A painfully simple aroma of very light strength. Weak, but not watery per se. It's quite bland and boring. But at least it doesn't seem boozy or hot, and there's nothing here that shouldn't be (e.g. overt hop notes, biscuity yeast, spices, etc.). I've experienced worse aromas in beers of this style.

TASTE: Has some crisp pilsner malts redolent almost of flaked wheat. Could be fresher and fuller, but there's some nice flavour here. Not too sweet nor too bitter. Clean barley. It almost has light smacky touches - I don't want to say lactic notes but something vaguely redolent thereof. Hopwise, all I pick up on is a hint of Noble character - some mild grassiness, perhaps, but little else - and that's as it should be in this style.

I do think it's balanced, but boy is it simple, even for a pilsner. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Decent amplitude. Decently built. Not gestalt or really cohesive, but it's passable.

Definitely a no-frills pilsner. I like it generally for what it is.

TEXTURE: A bit too rough on the palate for the style - which is meant to be refreshing. But it's smooth, wet, and light. Not too hefty or weighty. Okay presence on the palate. This suits the taste okay.

Not oily, astringent, gushed, hot, boozy, or harsh.

OVERALL: Absolutely drinkable. Honestly, I prefer it straight from the bottle. I'll plan on revisiting this. It's not a bad local pils and is worth trying once. For a budget pils, it's pretty middle-of-the-road.

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Ok, so this is the one and only Berliner Pilsener. This is not Berliner Kindl or something else. The one has a golden label with a red bear holding a platter with three glasses of beer on it.

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A pale golden beer, not as pale as the other German lagers I reviewed recently. A white head, Germanesque because it is rather foamy/rocky. 0.5 point more than the others for the slightly darker colour.

Lots of grain, straw, some hops and even some fruity sweet note in the aroma.

The taste is malty, 'strawish' malt. Not my kind of malt to be honest. Only a slight fruity note. It is a bit metallic I think on the finish. Reasonably bitter. As you get used to it it becomes better but this is quite bland to be honest.

Mouthfeel is rather thin and the carbonation is good.

Overall an OK lager, but certainly not the best German lager I have had recently.

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Berliner Pilsner from Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH
74 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.