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Pilsener - Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jarmby1711 on 02-25-2006)
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01-14-2013 11:53:02 | More by
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +27%

05-01-2014 00:25:17 | More by brutalist
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4/5  rDev +27%

11-25-2012 19:41:02 | More by Heronn
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steveh

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 21:19:18 | More by steveh
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Chaz

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard pour produces a *very* pale golden colored beer, with a uniform white head of medium duration and with nice lacing. Sharp noble hops offset by alternately tangy/biscuity malt on the nose. Quite lively on the palate, with brisk, cleansing carbonation straightaway, and almost no middle to this, straight to the dry finish it seems. Quite dry, actually, with just a touch of sweet pale malt, and slightly more than a thin body. Hops are crisp, dry, and almost evasive, but they are definitely there, working away in the background and lingering quite nicely. I've sampled this beer several times this summer and it has definitely grown on me. When served rather cold this one makes for an excellent summer heat-beater, and a beer that I’d love to pair with some spicy Thai (the Tom Yum ramen I’m cooking don’t count!) or a little bit of over the top habanero action. Seems a bit soft on the palate despite the ample carbonation and style-perfect bitterness, and I'm guessing the water is artesian but treated a bit at the brewery. I like this . . . perhaps a bit more refined than Bitburger, but definitely on par with several of my favorite Pilseners from Germany and Austria (e.g. Jever, Spaten, Stiegl)
330 ml twist-off, marked for Australian distribution and Best By 5, 2007

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2006 21:57:33 | More by Chaz
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Rake into a pint glass.

A: Super-carbonated, clear yellow body with its huge column of bubbles supporting a creamy, rocky white head. Looks a bit too fizzy for me, but I guess it fits the style. Fizzy yellow beer.

S: Light and crisp, with dry, chalky malt, herbal hops, and plenty of sulfury yeast. Smells like a standard, flavorful pils - let's hope the sun doesn't come out and turn it into pure skunk.

T: Sharp at first, with hops, yeast, and minerality. The malt comes in to lend a softer, more balanced finish. Pretty good.

M: Light body with moderate, crisp carbonation. Just fine.

O: Solid, middle-of-the-road Pils. It's not a style that I often seek out, and I won't be going out of my way for more Kaiserdom, but for what it is you can do a lot worse.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2011 16:39:20 | More by woosterbill
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 22:42:50 | More by tempest
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DoubleJ

California

3.6/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

....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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 22:19:18 | More by DoubleJ
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Jsteez

China

3.56/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: can

03-11-2014 11:11:06 | More by Jsteez
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pilsener
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 21:58:59 | More by Stinkypuss
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LittleCreature

Australia

3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.0
Poured one finger of white head over a very pale gold body that looks highly carbonated. The head steadily reduced to a thin, patchy layer.

Smell - 3.5
Definite skunked aroma upon opening that reduced with time, but never disappeared. Smells quite sweet and fresh, biscuity malt, grains, light grassy hops.

Taste - 3.5
A pretty typical German pilsener - refreshing, crisp and mild in flavour. Slight malt sweetness upfront, a little toffee, grassy hops, and a dry, cracker-like finish.

Mouthfeel - 3.0
Feels light in the mouth, moderately carbonated. Goes down smoothly, although over-dryness is not entirely pleasant.

Drinkability - 4.0
Crisp, refreshing, 4.8%ABV, no off flavours, has all the makings of an easy session beer. Not hugely interesting though.

OVERALL - 3.4
This is a pretty typical, slightly above average German lager. Clearly better (and actually cheaper) than most of the major euro lagers, but falling short of the Weihenstephaner offerings. Because this comes in screw caps, and is cheap to buy, I would definitely choose it if I were looking for a session beer for a night when I don't want to think about what I am drinking. Perhaps not quite as good as their lager, but still highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2007 08:43:10 | More by LittleCreature
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-08-2014 15:49:31 | More by GClarkage
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-01-2013 01:14:55 | More by brandonld23
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fsimcox

California

3.4/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 01:26:33 | More by fsimcox
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Brenden

Ohio

3.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 15:44:44 | More by Brenden
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beertunes

Washington

3.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found this recently at a Russian grocery here in town. Poured into 10oz Pilsener glass. Poured a bright, clear, clean light golden yellow color with less than 1/4 inch of white head that had moderate retention and low lacing.

The aroma was good, about what you'd expect from a nice Pils, grain, some gentle hops, a touch of yeast. the beer also had a slight bit of underlying sweetness in the nose. On the tongue, the beer had a lot of the same features, and was typically crisp. There was just a small touch of skunk in the middle of the tongue, but not enough to ruin the rest of the flavors.

The body was pretty average as well, crisp and mostly clean, with just a bit of stickiness at the finish. Drinkability was good, you could pour a couple of these down with no trouble. Overall, a nice, but typical, take on the style. Worth the $2 i paid for it, and worth grabbing if you see it, but I probably wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 18:50:55 | More by beertunes
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, pale golden color with an inch thick, soapy looking head that dissipates quickly. Has a thin lacing.

Smell - Very malty, grains, and buttery biscuits.

Taste - Identical to the smell.. Very sweet and malty with grains, very bready, buttery, and has spicy herbal hops. Leaves a spicy bitterness on your tongue in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - Much spicier than the pilseners I'm used to.. I'm guessing they use different hops than the average. It's good, but I wouldn't want to drink this all night.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 03:29:08 | More by jsisko01
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.33/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pleasingly pale light gold and retaining a head if pour from on hogh, it looks appealing in my glass.
Smell is weak, being watery and a hint of that sweet European malt that so characterises so many beers.
It is not overpacked with flavour , it is more of a sensation or feel in the mouth.It is not tinny or sweet more effervescent and bitter It feels good but doesnt taste like much.
The experience is pleasant I would characterise this as a good summer luncheon beer , not for large volume consumption but as a quick cleanser.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2006 22:47:56 | More by jarmby1711
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emerge077

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 19:25:58 | More by emerge077
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: can

11-18-2013 14:08:50 | More by BucBasil
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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).

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 16:25:23 | More by WVbeergeek
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rjpetrizzo


3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-21-2012 03:34:15 | More by rjpetrizzo
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xylophonica

Australia

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 50cl can into a pint glass.

A - Pale golden colour, slight head.

S - Wheat, grass, malt and just a touch of honey.

T - Mild, minimal carbonation. Initial sourness on the tongue which subsides to something sweeter and more honey-like. Tastes a bit like a poor mans Warsteiner.

M - Surprisingly lively mouthfeel. Soothing at the back of the mouth.

D - Light and refreshing but could do with some more flavour!!

Serving type: can

07-23-2010 10:30:57 | More by xylophonica
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RaphaelSC

Brazil

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-24-2013 05:40:51 | More by RaphaelSC
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metter98

New York

3.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 23:06:45 | More by metter98
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Pilsener from Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg
75 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.