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Pilsener | Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg

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Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei Bamberg
Germany | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jarmby1711 on 02-25-2006

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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 61
Photo of fsimcox
3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of flyingpig
2.47/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle (500ml): A pretty basic pilsener that was more like your mass produced pale lagers than a good German beer. I was quite disappointed with this one if truth be told. It had a corn and light hops smell that matched the taste, it was light & had a skunky bitterness. Not one I’d have again.

Full review on my blog: http://abarwithnoname,wordpress.com

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Photo of woosterbill
3.7/5  rDev +15.3%
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.


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Photo of BeerSingh
3.01/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of xylophonica
3.27/5  rDev +1.9%
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!!

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of madvoice
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a straw/yellow in colour with a medium head that disappeared rather quickly. Minimal lacing.

Quite a skunky smell. Rather sweet and hoppy with a bit of malt aroma.

Quite a mild flavour but with a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

Is quite light on the mouth and isn't overly carbonated.

It is drinkable but I've had better.

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Photo of WHROO
2.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of vancurly
3.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of LittleCreature
3.52/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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.

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Photo of Chaz
3.7/5  rDev +15.3%
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

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Photo of jarmby1711
3.29/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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