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Flensburger Pilsener - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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BA SCORE
81
good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-19-2002)
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Reviews by rkinsella:
Photo of rkinsella
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok...love the bottle. Great sound when you flip the top. Pours a perfectly clear golden yellow. Very nice color. White pillowy head that sticks around. Lacing was fairly good too.

Not as carbonated as I expected. Would have liked to see those classic German Pilsner bubbles.

Smell was very good. Grainy, floral hops...and a little something else that I just can't put my finger on...vanilla? sweet corn?
whatever it was, it was very appealing.

Taste was fairly dry, smooth, balanced, and the hop kick was at the very very end. Slight lingering orange peel bitterness. Hops were not very aggressive, but that was actually a positive with this beer. Easy going taste.

Mouthfeel was medium body with slightly lower carbonation.

Very drinkable and refreshing. This beer would appeal to people who aren't crazy about very hoppy Pilsners. Worth a try.

rkinsella, Mar 25, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Its been awhile since I had a German pilsner so I grabbed one to have after work tonight.Poured a dull lighter straw color with a large blooming white head that left multiple sheets on the pilsner glass as it settled slowly,toasty and bready aromas with a tinge of iron with not much hop presence just a passing whif of leaf.Flavors are toasted and crisp but lacks enough hop character to really round out the flavors well its is pretty refreshing though.It goes down easy and isnt to light but after one I would likely get bored with it.

oberon, May 24, 2008
Photo of Zakk
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Zakk, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Mac19872
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Mac19872, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Shakerman
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Shakerman, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of joemacpherson
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- clear light-golden with a medium-light head.

S- it's a bit chalky wit sour apples accompanied by a hint of floral hops.

T- light malts but really hopped up in terms of bitterness. The bitterness almost seems aggressive to the palate. Not much flavor comes through, a bit of sour apps and some yeasty bread notes. I do somehow like taste of the minerals, which are quite easy to detect.

M- the bitterness makes it refreshing on a hot day. but it is a little on the dry side for my tastes.

D- pretty drinkable, light in the belly indeed.

This is a beer they like to drink in northern deutschland, especially along the sea coasts- hence, the ship on the label. It is typical in deutscland that beers in the north are a bit more bitter, while beers become a sweeter further south.

joemacpherson, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of Todd
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What an odd little gem this was. Drunk out of the bottle at a bar deep in East Berlin called "Conmux" -- which in itself is another little gem. 0,33l short brown bottle, with a ceramic flip-top lid. Freshness date on the back.

As this was in the bottle, I couldn't really judge its appearance or smell, so I'll assume it's average for the style.

Flavours consisted of a thin sweetness, slick/oily hop bitterness that lent a cheesey, grassy and skunky edged character. Quite bitter all around with notes of salt and mineral, both in body and flavour.

A very unusual, and at first, odd beer ... but the stuff grows on you.

Todd, Oct 19, 2002
Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +12.7%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is biscuit and pilsner malt with some light fruit and yeast. The flavor is pilsner malt with some hop bitterness and some spicy hop flavor. You also get some honey. High carbonation and thin-medium mouthfeel.

Mora2000, Feb 23, 2010
Photo of dmk91
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

dmk91, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +12.7%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of watermelonman
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured to a very light and pale golden yellow. The small head lasted well and left a nice curtain of lace behind.

The smell is pretty plain, if somewhat floral. The taste follows that same pattern, leaving some bitterness in the finish after the light malts up front. Some degree of pepper comes through as well. The mouthfeel is pretty light and it is easy enough to drink.

watermelonman, Jan 09, 2005
Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

javlin624, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of ZachH
3/5  rDev -15.5%

ZachH, May 15, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jheezee, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of SenorTacos
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

SenorTacos, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Dammer-licht
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Dammer-licht, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of fr0wn3r
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

fr0wn3r, 16 minutes ago
Photo of nms1987
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow-gold color, nice foamy head

Fruity aroma, fruity taste.
A different kind of hoppiness than many German Pilseners I've had.

I'm glad I had it, and it'd be great in the right situation, but I don't know if its something I'd seek out again.

Badass swingtop bottle too.

Not worth what I paid for it though.

nms1987, Feb 10, 2009
Photo of philipquarles
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a clear straw color with a fluffy white head that sticks well. Smells of grainy pilsner malts and grassy noble hops. Overall sweet character. Taste is quite the same, though the sweetness is all but gone and the hop presence is much more noticeable, with a decently bitter finish. Medium bodied with somewhat low carbonation.

philipquarles, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of Ebichuuu
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Ebichuuu, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

KevinGordon, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of agkp95
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

agkp95, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of beaverapproved
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

beaverapproved, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I got this at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. $2.99 for a 330ml brown bottle with a ceramic flip top cap. There is a best before freshness date stamped on the bottom of the back label. Mine is marked 8/12/14, so it's still plenty fresh.

The beer poured a mostly clear pale gold color with a 2½-finger fluffy white head that lasted several minutes. There was also a fair amount of thick lacing left on the glass.

Rather weak nose. Just picking up a little grassy hops.

Stronger than anticipated hop presence here. It's a bit bitter, but there's plenty of bready malt and lemon twang to keep it balanced. The bitterness continues to linger in the aftertaste.

Light to medium body with moderate to medium carbonation.

This is a decent German pilsener.

matjack85, May 07, 2014
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Flensburger Pilsener from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
81 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.