Binding Römer Pils - Binding-Brauerei AG
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3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
The tried-and-true taste of classic German lagers is alive and well in Binding's fresh, light, and dry pilsner.
As expected, the beer beer opens with a bright straw coloration, high effervescence and a pillowy white foam that caps the beer from the beginning of the session 'til the end. Light lacing displays on the glass and gives a glimpse into the quality of the beer.
Herbal, hay, grain, and floral character are on full display in the aromatic profile. Fresh baking bread, light yeast and sulfur meld wonderfully as the hoppy notes of fresh lemongrass and botanicals offer light floral tones and make the beer appetizing.
Bready malts start the taste with a mix of crisp dryness to start and finish, but with doughy richness in the middle. The balance of hops start soft and flowery with notions of honeysuckle, but then develop into a grassy taste before finishing bitterly dry. Mild sulfury notes of match sticks allow flavors of apple and lemon to penetrate the hop flavors and give an added element of complexity throughout.
Very dry, crisp, and refreshing from start to finish, the light body and sprite carbonation really crispens the beer and allows the hop bitterness and accompanying dryness to take full command in finish. With just enough residual malt texture to keep the beer properly supported, the dialogue is all about the balance of malt to hops.
Satisfying enough as the beer is proper, stern, and clean. But even as the beer is brewed correctly, there's very little to celebrate or criticize.
08-08-2012 18:11:07 | More by BEERchitect
3.5/5 rDev -6.9%
A - Crystal, almost lens-like, clarity on a light gold body. Creamy white foam pours 2 fingers high with great lace and retention.
S - Simple nose. Dry, dusty lemon. Corn meal. Maybe a little Champaign.
T - True to style. Fresh white bread, soft lemon, edge of pithy bitterness.
M - Soft, medium-light frame. Brisk and refreshing carbonation.
O - A great session pils. Nice bready backbone with great drinkability.
02-17-2013 00:49:30 | More by vfgccp
4.47/5 rDev +18.9%
Great German Pils! Poured with a huge, thick, foamy, frothy, fluffy, white head that lasts a long time and lots of lace. Color is a clear yellow. Aroma is somewhat muted, but does have malt, grain, hop, fresh cut grass, and is clean & fresh. Flavor's the same way with the bittersweetness standing out. Bodis a little softer and fuller than in most beers of this type. Great carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of medium length. Super easy drinking, session beer.
08-30-2010 19:53:20 | More by drpimento
3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
Sampled on-tap in Frankfurt, Germany.
This pils poured a clear, golden color with white foam that persisted and left some lace on the glass. The smell was mildly malty with a touch of bready malt and a hint of hops. The taste was mild bready malt and a nice pils hoppiness in the background. The mouthfeel was crisp with medium with good carbonation. The aftertaste was mild with a light lingering hoppiness. Not a bad macro pils if had fresh on-tap.
01-04-2006 05:09:32 | More by UncleJimbo
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
Commonly referred to as BBK Pils, I tried this on tap at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. $4 for a pint glass.
The beer poured a clear light gold color with a 1 finger white head on top that refused to subside. It also left some nice lacing.
Nice, but mild pilsener smell. Light malt and noble hop aroma that seemed clean and fresh.
A well balanced pils with a touch of bready malt balanced with a bigger than normal dose of noble hops, giving it a nice mild bitterness.
Light body with moderate carbonation.
This is a decent German pils with a low enough abv (4.9%) to make it very sessionable.
04-26-2012 10:36:17 | More by matjack85
3.13/5 rDev -16.8%
Had served in the Romer district of Frankfurt in Binding glass.
Color is golden with a nice full head when served. Has a pilsner grainy aroma. Taste was crisp with a dry aftertaste. The body is light with generic pilsner flavor and slightly bitter finish. At any rate this is a much better beer "vom fass" than in the bottle.
04-16-2010 19:33:53 | More by soju6
3.98/5 rDev +5.9%
Binding looks totally on par for the style. A good amount of bright white head, with an ultra clear and golden body. Head retention isn't the geatest.
Metallic, lemony and citrusy hops dominate the aroma.
The taste is again as it smells, with a very herbal kick.
This is a very well balanced and organized Pils, and turned out much better than I expected.
06-07-2009 18:52:56 | More by TheSarge
United Kingdom (England)
2.78/5 rDev -26.1%
Had on tap in Frankfurt on two different occasions and places. Let me say immediately, that I love German beers, pils, hells, dunkels, Weiss etc - but this must be my least favourite German brew. Tastes just like Heineken to me, very thin, over carbonated, acid after taste, no body or malt characteristics and not a patch on ANY Bavarian Pilsner or Hell. Very disappointing, but there again Frankfurt region is not known for beer, its Apple type cider which is the popular drink in this region.
I guess on a very hot summers day and served very cold (which this was) it could be considered refreshing, but as far as I am concerned you might as well drink Bud, Miller or Heineken!
There are hundreds of far superior beers in Germany to this.
B'ham UK May 2013
06-10-2013 14:34:27 | More by JohnW
3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
A: Clear golden body, nice puffy white head, and lacing is extensive.
S: Grainy, malty, and the noble hop.
T: Noble hops, grassy taste, some malt, pretty straight forward.
M: Light body, crisp and dry, good drinkability.
O: Nice pils here, I'd have a few.
02-04-2012 20:10:07 | More by JMWEB2
3.15/5 rDev -16.2%
Served in a Binding glass in the Romer district in downtown Frankfurt, how much closer to its home can you get?
Appearance: Dark gold color, 1 1/2 finger widths white head, ample lacing on the glass. Looks like a pils.
Smell: Noble hops and malt. Again classic Pils.
Taste: A bitter brew with a beery and malty taste. Strong flavor of noble hops. Dry aftertaste due to aforementioned hops. Average Pils.
Mouthfeel: Light/medium body, with a decent carbonated kick.
Drinkability: A very average, unoffensive pilsner beer. If I was in a pilsner mood, I'd have another without a problem. Alcohol content and texture make it a very drinkable beer, but if you can find a pils (or other beer) with more character on the shelf, you might want to give this one a pass.
07-07-2007 21:54:48 | More by gestalt162
Binding Römer Pils from Binding-Brauerei AG
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