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Pilsener - Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg

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75
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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3.76/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale, crystal-clear yellow body with very fine, slow-rising carbonation and thick, rich, fluffy white head. Crisp, bright, mild cracker and light bread malt aroma with a grassy hop aroma. Lightly toasted bread crust flavor; mild honey tones; hay; soft hop bitterness. Medium-light body; soft and smooth mouthfeel; crisp and dry.

A very satisfying pilsner that delivers subtle yet satisfying flavors with a smooth, light-bodied texture on the palate. Sublimely balanced between a delicate graininess and finely-tuned hop bitterness. Light and refreshing.

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.56/5  rDev +12.7%
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!

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3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The appearance of this stuff is a disappointment.... there's almost no colour at all. The clean white head doesn't hang around for long. There's a constant stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass.

Never mind, it smells good, there's some decent hop aroma, a little bit grassy.

The taste is dominated by the hop bitterness, which is really very strong. Once I got used to that, it's certainly quite more-ish.

I thought this would make a good session beer, I could probably drink it all night. Not a great beer by any means, but perfectly passable. Not as good as the others from the same brewery.

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3.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.39/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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3.05/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear pale golden color. Poured a two finger head with medium retention.
Predominant aroma of grassy hops and hints of malt.
Taste follows nose with a good bitterness and a spicy and refreshing flavor from its grassy hops with some malt sweetness. Aftertaste is mildly dry and bitter.
Light body with medium carbonation.
Decent given it is faithful to the style and it has a little more spicy than average but still not impressive.

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3.35/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Pilsener from Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg
75 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.