Pilsener - Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg
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Reviews by Jsteez:
3.56/5 rDev +13%
Poured into a beer jar from a can. Best by date: 1/2015
Appearance-straw color; yellowish and light gold; poured a 1-finger head that turned into a white bubbly surface; a few lines of lace down the sides; carbonation present. Could see some very small floaties, perhaps the beer was not filtered, which is a good thing. I'm positive my glass was clean so I don't think the floaties were from my glass.
Smell-grains; metallic malt; grassy notes; a very slight herbal hop presence, but not much; peppers and light spice. Smelled like a pils.
Taste-Sweet malt going in; dry, slightly bitter, and peppery aftertaste. Grains and barley malt in the front and backend. Fairly balanced. It reminded of a Czech pils style because of the peppery/grassy Saaz hop flavor in the aftertaste. I enjoyed it.
Mouthfeel-on the light bodied side; fairly smooth and crisp; carbonation on the medium side. Refreshing.
Overall, I really thought it was a solid good. I have tried Kaiserdom's other offerings, which are also pretty good, and this one is pretty decent too. Is it great, no. Drinkable, yes highly. In fact, I could drink a few of these, no problem. It beats drinking the ubiquitous big 3 Chinese beers: Tsingtao, Yanjing, and Harbin beer up here in Northeast China. It is good to know Kaiserdom exports its beers to an obscure market such as this one in North China. Cheers!
03-11-2014 11:11:06 | More by Jsteez
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United Kingdom (England)
3/5 rDev -4.8%
A 500ml brown bottle with a BB of Dec 2012.
Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear pale-golden colour with plentiful fine carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that subsides rapidly. Aroma of light malt with hints of grain and stewed hops, along with weak notes of noble hops and some overcooked veg.
Tastes of light malt with a dry finish. Notes of mild stewed hops, some overcooked veg and a whiff of noble hop aroma. A faint sweetness. Subtle bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, crisp and tingly, but watery. Aftertaste of stewed hops/veg.
Meh - as German pilsners go this is sub-par. A relatively bland flavour with insufficient hop aroma or depth. Fairly clean and thirst-quenching, but doesn't hold your interest. Bamberg has a pedigree for exceptional beers; however this is not one of them. No need to seek it out.
06-25-2012 21:35:38 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.25/5 rDev +3.2%
Labeled a pilsener, but more in line with a generic Euro pils, brown bottle 500ml size the Kaiserdom label boasting anno 1718. I'm sure this is mass produced beer at this point. Pours a very pale yellow color into my Spaten glass, forms a brillian white head with fine speckled lacing. Aroma borders between a hint of skunkiness with some strange metallic notes as well, a bit of faint pale biscuit malts and off putting grain character. Flavors are pretty clean and unoffensive a bit of lively sweetness rolls in with some pale biscuit malt sweetness and lingering herbal earthy hops, skunk free on the palate. Mouthfeel is light bordering watery with enough sweetness to create a crisp beer drinking experience. Carbonation is mellow on the palate, a very limited scheme as far as hop bitterness goes. Overall a decent mass produced Euro pils from Germany, the label states Bavaria in this case (Bamberg).
04-22-2012 16:25:23 | More by WVbeergeek
3.39/5 rDev +7.6%
Swingtop brown bottle with a green label and a Bayerisches cap. Recent takeover?
A completely clear golden color, Kaiserdom develops a craggy little white head that manages pretty good retention at about half a finger and is sticky enough to leave a fair amount of lacing in small patches and plenty of spotting.
Saaz hops don't hold back in this pils. It's plenty grassy and herbal with lots of the skunky aroma, but not in an unpleasant way. It just seems natural and something like standard for the style, though without the heft American brewers have put to it. The flavor's much the same, though I get a little more power from the nose and could use more hops for the stronger, more heavily-hopped German style.
Certainly light and crisp, the body is no surprise. It's not as clean as it could be, which isn't as easy as it seems. It does get a little grainy, but fits the style otherwise.
04-17-2013 15:44:44 | More by Brenden
3.6/5 rDev +14.3%
Picked up a .5L bottle at Euro Market. Impressive, despite the brown glass, this lager is still skunked. After a good 15 minutes or so, the aroma cleared up to reveal a standard lightly toasted white bread character with a hint of spicy hops. Those hops come out more in the peppery, dry finish, while the barley is hardly noticeable. It's a shame this beer has been mishandled, otherwise it's a refreshing hoppy lager worthy of a good summer session.
04-15-2012 22:42:50 | More by tempest
3.3/5 rDev +4.8%
Random cooler find recently. Poured the .5l bottle into a mug with the same volume. Pours a pale gold with racing streams of champagne carbonation. White foam with creamy surface texture, good retention with a dripping halo of lace.
Skunky out of the bottle at first, but pleasantly grassy and herbal as it warms. Lightly floral from the noble hops, with signature dry cracker notes from the pils malt.
Taste is clean and grainy, some mild bitterness and a light metallic note. Pleasant mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Light, well carbed, and relatively clean. Overall ok, but pretty middle of the road. Worth trying but I'll stick with my favorites.
06-23-2012 19:25:58 | More by emerge077
3.03/5 rDev -3.8%
The Kaiserdom Pilsener has made its way in the shelves of prominent vends across Delhi in cans - both regular and tall boys. Chilled it to just less than "ice cold" - poured it into a pilsener glass. The beer poured with an extremely pale golden colour, almost white. So plae that it resembled lemonade soda. The head was frothy and almost held up. It was all good till the smell - very weak for any German till date. In fact, it was weaker even in comparison to some adjuncts out there. Wet grain at best. I thought even the mass produced German Lager would hold up because of the famed purity law, but I guess there are shrinking malt bills everywhere. The taste was a tad better than the smell, holding up some faint malt, citrusy hops and a feeble bitterness. Overly carbonated, it could very well be adjudged an adjunct. I really wouldn't mind bashing up a six pack at a go on a hot summer afternoon, but just once I guess. I passed this one on for the missus.
08-01-2010 16:20:41 | More by BeerSingh
3.18/5 rDev +1%
A: The beer is crystal clear light golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense white head that died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste has a light to moderate amount of bitterness, but this prominently stands out in front of notes of grassy hops and slight hints of malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is very clean and leaves your mouth a bit dry, longing for another sip.
O: I enjoyed this pilsner because it’s rather light-bodied and easy to drink but the bitterness and clean mouthfeel really take center stage. However, it would have been nicer to have some more malty flavors in the taste.
07-19-2012 23:06:45 | More by metter98
United Kingdom (England)
3.1/5 rDev -1.6%
Brown 500ml bottle obtained from 'Beers of Europe', poured three times into one of my Veltins stemmed tulip glasses (0.2 litre).
Regular clean, clear looking Pilsner, light golden in colour with a fast reducing snow white head. Plenty of life in all three pours, carbonisation clearly to be seen rising through the body.
Typical Pilsner non-smell, some weak cereal and grass hints, but gets my normal 3 for a lager/pilsner non-aroma.
This is just a bog standard Pilsner, nothing bad about it, nor anything outstanding. Refreshing, crisp and clean tasting, no real flavours to get excited about. Just about mid-range in everything, wouldn't want to drink it all night, but two or three would cool you down nicely.
06-29-2010 19:17:28 | More by BlackHaddock
United Kingdom (England)
3.15/5 rDev 0%
Lemony yellow body with a dozen or so bubble clouds.
The nose is filled with wheat, more so than a lot of weisbier and a subtle hint of hops.
Malts all the way with flavour almost straying into sweetness but stopping before a hoppy very slight bitter tang.
Very light mouthfeel and lively, could see this being highly efficient at banishing thirst with a bit of a kick of flavour.
Alright for a lager.
04-02-2012 21:53:17 | More by EmperorBevis
2.8/5 rDev -11.1%
Too me very much a generic pilsener...nothing out of the ordinary.
A pale yellow colour, with decent fluffy head, & good carbonation.
Very lagerish in aroma, with some malty sweetness...a little grassy hops with some skunkiness
Started with sweet malts, with the grassy hops, touch of pepper out the back...also a hint of sour, before a restrained bitter finish.
Mouthfeel was quite light...with enough carbonation.
Drinkability seemed not too bad, but overall the flavour was neither here nor there...if I never drink this again it won't bother me too much...Felt like I had definately been here before.
11-17-2008 05:49:43 | More by WHROO
3.55/5 rDev +12.7%
Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg
Style: German Pilsener
ABV: 4.80 %
LOOK: Pint sized bottle. Pours a clear straw yellow with fine clarity and lacing foam down the glass. Carbonation bubbles rising quickly to the surface, looks like a standard pils.
SMELL: Bready, biscuity malt profile, a touch of butter, and grassy, noble hops.
TASTE: Clean malt flavor up front with more biscuit, buttered bread and a faint sweetness. Grassy, tea like herbal hops emerge and provide a slight spiciness. Crackery, mildly bitter, easy drinking pilsener.
FEEL: Light bodied, spot on carbonation, finishes more or less clean.
OVERALL: A true pilsener from Germany, easy drinking, and pretty much standard in every way.
07-22-2012 21:58:59 | More by Stinkypuss
3.3/5 rDev +4.8%
Poured from the monster 1 liter can into a pint glass.
A: The beer is a solid gold color with plenty of carbonation inside. Head was pure white and fluffy, sticking around for a bit before dying down.
S: Really clean aroma with hints of bead and some herbal hop in there. Subtle but good.
T: Again, super clean with a bready sort of backbone and some spice in the middle. Very refreshing. A grassy hint in the middle and solid grain notes. Pretty smooth and nice.
Overall a pretty good beer. Very sessionable. The beer is super easy drinking and great for kicking back with. The size really complements the taste haha.
11-18-2013 14:08:50 | More by BucBasil
3.4/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours a clear, transparent straw color. White fluffy head slowly dissipates. Some lacing, more than I expected.
Smells of hops and grass, faint sweet notes in the background. Standard pils.
Tastes of hops, some pine cone hints, a hint of sweetness in the middle, and a mild bitter hops finish. A little hop after taste.
Mouthfeel is crisp and light, with some carbonation. A little thin, but a very easy drinking beer.
Certainly a nice example of the style. I would have another.
01-16-2012 01:26:33 | More by fsimcox
3.13/5 rDev -0.6%
Very cheap.... $40 for two dozen 500mL cans.
a) Pale yellow/straw. White heavy rocky head, medium bubbling
s) Lovely straw / pale malt & husk
f) Modest flavour, mostly pale malt profile, with low hop flavours. Some bitterness.
m) All up front, empty at the back, light & bland
d) A good value lawnmower beer, that starts off well, but disappears quickly.
11-16-2008 23:18:47 | More by vancurly
3.98/5 rDev +26.3%
If I were to guess, I'd bet I haven't had this beer since my last trip to Bamberg. With all the Bamberg talk in the Germany forums, had to grab a bottle when I saw it.
.5l brown bottle with odd coding on the label, notches at numerals 4, 8, and 16.
A -- Pours clear, pale gold -- a shade darker than straw, with a white, meringue head that lasts long and leaves great lacing.
S -- Spicy hops with light DMS and mild malts back.
T -- Bready malts up front with lightly spicy hops following, blending into a light citrus character in the finish. Aftertaste is spicy, bitter hops.
M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light body and crisp finish.
O -- Other than the nose being somewhat light, this is just what I'd expect in a German Pils. Crisper and more bitter than a Helles, smooth and refreshing in flavor and body. A great, non-smoky beer from Bamberg.
06-25-2013 21:19:18 | More by steveh
3.6/5 rDev +14.3%
....and I didn't even think Kaiserdom was sold in the US. See, I learned something today. Out of the 500 ml format, on to the beer:
Cascades of bubbles rise throughout the beer, which is a ligter golden color with a frothy inch thick head. Rings of lace around the glass and great head retention justifies a bump in the score. It has a reasonable aroma. It's clean, somewhat hoppy, has a little grassiness and hay to it.
Light, crisp, and clean as expected. It's also more bitter than I thought it would be. It is refreshing and easy to drink, though the flavor is one dimensional. The hops provide much of the flavor in the form of grass. Maybe some floral notes as well. Some lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.
A middle of the pack German pilsner. That isn't a completely bad thing, as there are some good German pilsners out on the market. The bottle seems relatively fresh, so at least it has that going for it.
06-11-2012 22:19:18 | More by DoubleJ
Pilsener from Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg
75 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.