Pilsener - Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg
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3.56/5 rDev +13.4%
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
3.15/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
01-26-2014 06:54:17 | More by downes51
3.3/5 rDev +5.1%
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
3.98/5 rDev +26.8%
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
3.39/5 rDev +8%
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
3.05/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
01-04-2013 23:45:03 | More by FLima
3.35/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
09-04-2012 03:29:08 | More by jsisko01
United Kingdom (England)
3.03/5 rDev -3.5%
Purchased at the Tesco supermarket; BB 01/2013, served chilled in a 500ml weizen glass.
A: very light straw in colour, coming with a light fluffy white head and a rather fizzy body.
S: doughy scent of yeastiness and very fine sour fruitiness and floral hoppiness spring to mind; maltiness is very very timid, lightly grainy and overall just like what is required of it in the Pilsener style.
T: lightly grainy, or, bready even, somewhat watery on the palate, followed by a rather thin and short-lived floral hop bitterness to balance the equally light sour fruitiness. A mildly grainy touch of malts lingers at the end of each sip, leaving no trace of a decent dry palate one might usually associate with this beer style.
M&D: well carbonated but not sharp on the palate, the body is light and the flavour is definitely very timid in every sense. Not impressive.
09-03-2012 20:15:31 | More by wl0307
3.55/5 rDev +13.1%
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
3.18/5 rDev +1.3%
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
Pilsener from Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg
74 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.