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Flensburger Pilsener - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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BA SCORE
81
good

190 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of PBRstreetgang
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a golden straw, as clear as an unmuddied lake of deepest summer. Dense white foam fills the glass, then gradually settles to a solid rocky head that forms big sticky patches of lace. Saaz and hallertau nose with a pilsener malt background -not very strong- but a nice honey aroma comes through as it warms. Pale and crisp pilsener flavor that hints at sweetness. Spicy saaz and noble hop bitterness in the aftertaste with a surprising lack of dryness; these flavors remain strong into the finish but never become overpowering. The carbonation is mild and the body is thin, making it very easy to swig on.

PBRstreetgang, May 22, 2006
Photo of Bighuge
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 7-10-2006

Appearance: Clear, pale yellow. Copious amounts of carbonation are present. Thick crop of bleached white head. Lacing is great. I'd give this an even higher rating in this category if the color was more "golden" in nature.

Aroma: Biscuity malts. Doughy malts. Herbal and floral hops. Nice blend. I like sniffing this one.

Taste: Solid bready, biscuity, crackery like malt base. This is speckled with pleasant spicy, herbal, hay-like hop qualities. Nice combination of hops and malt.

Mouthfeel: Solid level of carbonation. Gives a good "scouring" of the palate. Medium-full body. Alcohol is unnoticeable.

Drinkability. I find great pleasure in finding new (to me) examples of good pilsners. And this is one of them. This would be great with a variety of foods as well as on the back patio on a hot summer (or spring) day.

Bighuge, Apr 28, 2006
Photo of hanco005
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The third of three by Flensburger that I picked up to try. 12 oz flip top bottle, dated 07.10.06, poured into a pint glass. The bottle opened with a “fifph, pop”

A—pours a clear dandelion yellow, with a 1 ½ inch bright white fluffy head, almost cotton ball like, head slowly fades down evenly, sparse lacing is produced as I drink

S—sweet candy, smells a bit like a chocolate Tootsie Pop, which I have picked up in another beer before…odd, but that’s what I smell and it’s dominate. I would never have guessed it from the appearance. Really malty

T—bittersweet, the hops and malts are balanced well in the start, the taste hangs on until the finish, which is very dry. Leans more bitter than it does sweet

M—sharp , light/medium bodied, decent carbonation

D—not bad, but not a favorite of mine. The dryness takes away from some of the enjoyment for me. If it weren’t so dry, I would rank it higher.

hanco005, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of theozag
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Floral, fruity, and sweet smell. Pours to a very thick white head that lasts. crystaline clea yellow brew. Starts tart and semi-sweet. Settles onto the tongue with medium body, fruit flavors, and becomes bitter over the initial tartness. Finishes waxy, rough, generally unpleasant, and with a strong aftertaste.

theozag, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of HardTarget
2.23/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle Inspection: Best before 07.10.06 (sampled 03.24.06). Swing top opened to a very firm “pop”.

Aroma: (3)Light grain, slight cooked corn note

Appearance: (3.5) Light gold glass with white edges and a half finger of head that lasts the glass with minor lace

Flavor: (3) Firm bitter hop, some grapefruit rind and some butter notes. All bittering hops, no flavor or aroma.

Mouthfeel: (3) Light body, fairly thin texture.

Overall Impression: (2.5) Pegasus commented that it tasted like Rattlesnake beer, I got a Mexican lager feel. All in all, just not my cup of tea.

Thanks to Pegasus for sharing the find.


Re-reviewed 4-29-06
Date on bottle: 07 10 06
Aroma: (1.5) Acetyladehyde? Slight skunk, cheesy old hops, metallic in the nose, which is a first for me, which gets worse as it warms

Appearance: (3.5) Thin gold, firm head that lasts and laces

Taste: (1.5) Unpleasant, strong bittering hops and off tastes overwhelm a cracker malt start. Medicinal finish

Mouthfeel: (2) Soaks the chops and won't go away.

Overall: (1.5) Just wrong, couldn't finish it. I'm guessing we got a good bottle the first time, or a bad one this time, but both had the same date. Ugh.

HardTarget, Mar 26, 2006
Photo of nlmartin
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer came in a nice flip top bottle. Best by date was 07/10/06.

Appearance: The beer poured a clear straw yellow coloration with tight carbonation. The head was thick white and great staying power. Sticky stringy lacing remained behind on the glass.

Smell: The beer smelled of sweet maltyness and grassy hops.

Taste: The beer was full of malty breadyness with hits of cheesyness and grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: The beer was lightbodied with a slick mouthfeel. This is pretty much on the money for a pilsner.

nlmartin, Mar 24, 2006
Photo of chilidog
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A nice little pils to be had. A cool little flip top bottle for me, only adds to the appearance.
It pours a nice, clear golden yellow that displayed the carbonation bubbles well. Carbonation, though mild, made up a nice frothy white head, only to lace in thick blogs.
The aroma was sweet with hints of hop. The taste was good, mild malts with a suttle hop balance.The taste also shows mild citric sweetness and grass.
The mouthfeel is smooth with only a slight hint of mineral and a metal.
Overall very drinkable and well enjoyed and surprised.

chilidog, Mar 21, 2006
Photo of Globetrotter
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I found this in a Moscow kiosk. Brown 33cl stubby with a swing top and a gold and yellow label featuring a viking ship sailing in front of a castle tower. Purity law applies. Best before 11/1/05, I opened it on 8/9/05.

Beautiful pour: clear deep gold under a two finger snow white head with excellent contour, superb retention and very nice lacing. The smell is also divine, full of spice and pine, with just a hint of metal. The mouth is very prickly and fairly light. The taste is a bit mild on the malt, slightly sweet and a bit like oatmeal. The hops dominate, however - tinny, spicey, dry and bitter. Nice espresso flavors emerge in the finish. The aftertaste is mild and only slightly bitter. Very enjoyable example of the style.

Globetrotter, Aug 10, 2005
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 mwrseeley
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My Flensburger Pilsener came in a brown 331ml bottle with a classy ceramic swing-top. I didn't get much of a head - much less than my fellow reviewers, by the look of it - and the beer itself was somewhat pale. There wasn't any lace of which to speak.

The first thing I noticed about the aroma was the scent of raisins. The taste indicated a slight spiciness and was full of hops. On the palate, this beer was, unsurprisingly, but pleasantly, dry.

I liked it and would drink it again.

mwrseeley, Aug 29, 2004
Photo of tjd25
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A foamy head on a pale golden color. The smell is dry and herbal. The taste is somehow surprising, but enjoyable. Fruity, but not really. Slightly sweet and floury. Spicy, with a hint of caramel maybe. The mouthfeel is quite smooth and enjoyable. The kind of overwhelming hoppy finish wasn’t exactly to my taste, but I thought this was an interesting pilsner.

tjd25, Apr 19, 2004
Photo of PatandDavid
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear light golden when poured, it ended up with a frothy white head that looked like egg whites. It had a very faint aroma, really I could barely pick up anything. Taste was slightly spicy from the hops, but not overwhelming in any other ways. Not awesome, not horrible. Made with hop extracts.

PatandDavid, Feb 27, 2004
Photo of clvand0
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This bottle was brought to me by friends who went to Germany. Comes in a green bottle with the ceramic flip top. Pours a very clear and pale yellow with a thick white head. The aroma was very hoppy. The taste was exactly what I expect from a Pilsner, but this one does it better than most. Taste is very hoppy, slightly bitter, with a bit of good skunkiness. Not bad at all.

clvand0, Jan 07, 2004
Photo of allboutbierge
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Color is slightly bland looking other than its bright gold body. The lack of head kills what could've been an attractive looking beer. Aromas are particularly pungent but notes of sweet candy-like scents fill the front of the nose. Taste is overly sweet and few notes of hops, malt, or anything of the sort come through. They're in there but really really masked. The sweet tastes are remniscent of butterscotch and cotton candy. Despite its really sugary taste it is a refreshing beer in its own right. It catches you off guard and makes you wanna order another just to entertain something new.

allboutbierge, Nov 14, 2003
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
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Flensburger Pilsener from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
81 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.