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Fürstenberg Premium Pilsener - Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG

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77
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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei 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: Bierman9 on 09-09-2003)
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Reviews by 01121987:
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01121987

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +12.3%

pours with an excellent white creamy head that stays around for a bit.
pale straw colored with very high carbonation. more than i like but not excessive for style.
saaz hops dominate the aroma and flavor. refreshing.
medium light body with good bitterness level.
great summer beer but not my favorite pils.
overall a good beer. exactly what i was expecting from it!

03-31-2009 21:32:22 | More by 01121987
More User Reviews:
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

This beer pours into a Stiegl glass a very pale straw hue, with continuous rising bubbles, and one finger of soapy white head, which leaves decent curtained lace. It smells of white biscuit grain, and grassy Euro-hops. The taste is crisp white grain, more grassy hops, with a whiff of detergent. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight and a little oily, and it finishes dry, some earthy, weedy hops lingering.

Not a bad pilsener, but at north of 9 bucks for a 500ml can, even in a pub, this is a bit too dear to order again, around here, at least.

10-18-2009 00:56:54 | More by biboergosum
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KMcG

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-19-2012 14:20:09 | More by KMcG
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vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -15.7%

This is a totally unremarkable beer, bordering on one I would avoid.

It poured with a thin white head sitting atop a dull gold body. The smell was mostly malty, with a hint of spicy hops coming through. The taste followed that lead, starting with bread-like malt and getting a bit spicy. The finish was verging on unpleasant, though: a powdery, yeasty aftertaste that didn't exactly have me craving more. Couple that with a thin, watery mouthfeel and the overall result is a beer that isn't worth revisiting when there are so many better out there.

02-02-2007 05:55:00 | More by vanrassel
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Louski

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

09-27-2012 22:04:56 | More by Louski
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.38/5  rDev -28.3%

Can: Poured a pale yellow color pils with a big bubbly white head with average retention. Aroma of grassy malt is pleasant but a bit weak overall. Taste of semi-sweet malt with low hops level makes this beer rather boring. I’m not even sure if this is a pilsner by name only as it tends to taste and smells like a pale lager to me.

11-28-2006 15:46:37 | More by Phyl21ca
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

05-26-2014 13:18:10 | More by Gottesverachter
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-09-2012 22:21:50 | More by ThinkAgain
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +15.4%

Pours a pilsner yellow, cristal clear, lots of foamy head and a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of german malts, a hint of honey and some delicate to faint hop spice. Flavor is much like any german pils. Crisp malt profile, firm but not overwhelming hop bitterness. Just a hint of oxidation present.

It survived the boatride from Germany to the SAQ here in Qc... gotta love canned beer.

08-09-2008 02:15:06 | More by bloberglawp
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Traquairlover

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -5.1%

Let me first say that the bottle I tried did not look like the picture shown at the time I am doing this review but the name is accurate. This is a bottle from the mini-bar in my room in Munich.

0.33L bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A = Clear light golden liquid. Small white head, medium lacing. Retains foam cover on surface.

S = Light hay field notes, earthy hops, floral undertones. Good refreshing standard pils smells.

T = Malty dough tastes with relatively sharp bitterness, sharp cheese notes, with floral overlay. Decent taste, but a little cloying after a while. Long bitter finish.

M = Light bodied, good mouthcoating, good frothy carbonation with slight bite on tongue.

D = Not a great beer but one that could be quaffed easily for bar drinking.

06-30-2008 22:31:24 | More by Traquairlover
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -4.2%

Poured from a blue 500 ml can, name in white psuedo-gothic font up one side of it, 4.8% abv, best before date stamped onto bottom (12/2004). An extremely crystal clear pilsener, straw gold in hue, big foamy white head upon pour which eventually recedes to a thin cap and leaves ivy-like lacing along the sides of the glass. Crisp metallic grain on the nose, as well as floral/herbal hops. Flavour is crisp and no-nonsense, dry grain at first, followed by a metallic nickel flavour in the middle, finishing with an astringent hoppiness. Mouthfeel is so crisp and dry it nearly makes me pucker with thirst, I could really use one of those Carib lagers I reviewed before this one right about now. It still possesses a full body however, and is an easy drinker, but I'm having problems getting over the parching texture of the finish. This is one pilsener that will definitely dry up all your saliva, which in the end might be a major benefit to all of you serious droolers out there, especially on a first date.

02-24-2004 00:41:52 | More by IronDjinn
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +9.9%

This brew is consistently available in at least one of the big Moscow grocery store chains. It comes in a brown longneck 33cl bottle with a fairly plain white, gold and black label. Purity law applies, of course. Best before the end of April 2004, I opened it on 9/9/03.

The color is a decent clear medium gold under a small and fizzy white head that reduced to collar and film very quickly. There are a few strings of lace, but I expect more from a pilsner. The nose is very mild, almost non-existent, with just a touch of flowery hops. The mouth is about right in terms of carbonation and weight. Again, nothing remarkable. The taste, however, is right on target. Malt opens the action, but flowery bitter hops take over almost immediately, leaving a good clean crisp bite that is pretty close to ideal for this style. The finish is hoppy bitter, with a marvelous bitter aftertaste at the back of the throat. This is the taste that made me a beer lover. Sure, I'll have another.

09-09-2003 18:01:32 | More by Globetrotter
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +4.8%

473ml Can

Appearance - The beer pours a clear pale yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is a fair amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - breads/grains, lemon, hops, a grassiness

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and it tastes very clean and crisp. I can taste lots of breads/grains, light hops, and lemon juice/zest. There is also some grassy notes. It finishes with a slightly bitter citrus and hop aftertaste.

Drink - Not a bad example of the style.. it won't knock your socks off but it is definitely a refreshing tasting beer. I could drink a few of these on a nice summer day for sure. Worth a try.

01-17-2011 13:52:27 | More by spinrsx
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Subliminal64

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-21-2013 13:29:24 | More by Subliminal64
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.65/5  rDev +9.9%

One of the many great breweries in Germany that sells there beers locally and are still high quality.

A clear, golden beer with a big-bubbly head which settles after a couple of minutes.

Smell is hoppy with a nice smooth maltiness. It smells like a brewery smells, where bottles are filled. Some diacetyl which is actually quite nice.

Taste is light (pilsner)malty with hoppy notes. The malt is somewhat straw-like and a little husky. The yeast adds a nice sulfuric note. Hoppiness is not very high and after some sips starts to become almost untasteable. Body is according the style and drinkability is great.

08-13-2007 15:50:55 | More by Absumaster
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +13%

10-05-2012 23:51:55 | More by Melomanemusher
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +2.4%

500 mL can picked up at TBS; best before March 2015. Served well-chilled.

Pours a clear straw-yellow colour, with two fingers of billowing, sparkling white head seated atop. It leaves a series of successive lace rings around the perimeter of the glass as it slowly recedes into a lumpy cap and collar. The aroma consists of bready, crackery pilsner malt and some grassy, somewhat spicy noble hops. It's a nice, clean bouquet.

This is a fairly straightforward pils that I have no strong feelings toward, in either direction. Pale grainy malts and some cracker/biscuity sweetness dominate at first, with a tamed hoppy finish that is mostly grassy with a touch of spice. Dry finish, with a touch of noble hop bitterness that doesn't remain on the palate for long. Light-bodied, with fairly assertive carbonation that provides an appropriate bite for this type of lager. Very sessionable; I have no serious complaints about this one.

Final Grade: 3.4, a passable B-. Fürstenberg Premium Pilsener is a fairly good pale lager, but compared to some of its more accessible imported competitors, it falls a little flat. I'd probably buy this again, but it's not available locally so I can't see it happening any time soon. A middle-of-the-road German lager that I can enjoy, and worth a try if you're an enthusiast, but you wouldn't be missing out on much by skipping it, either.

06-25-2014 06:02:16 | More by thehyperduck
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-11-2012 01:15:56 | More by cfalovo97
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crossovert

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

500ml can. From Quebec "Biere de la Foret Noire". Best before 08/11.

It pours a clear, pale gold, a very light shade of it, with a sterile-looking foamy white head that leaves only a few bits of lacing.

The smell is suber grainy. Grain, grain, grain, and more grain. There is a little bit of hop twang but not much. For a German Pils, it is pretty cheap smelling.

The flavor is a lot better. It is smooth and bready with a balanced level of hops that even provide a small kick of bitterness in the finish. It is a light, cheap, easy drinker of a pils. But it is still tasty.

02-22-2011 21:28:21 | More by crossovert
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-15-2013 19:01:02 | More by TheBeeraholic
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tjd25

France

3.48/5  rDev +4.8%

A pale golden body. The head disappears very quickly. Hops in the smell with sweetness too and maybe hints of caramel. A nice but slight malty caramel aspect in the taste. The sweetness is quickly overwhelmed by the herbal hoppiness that is really powerful. The hoppy finish was more interesting than in other German pilsners I’ve had. A decent beer.

04-19-2004 22:16:20 | More by tjd25
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-20-2013 02:48:08 | More by rale
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canadianbarman

Alberta (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +1.8%

--came in a blue 500 ml can with the freshness date stamped on bottom.
--Poured a light golden in color with not much of a head or lacing. Average amount of bubbling was present.
--It smelled like not much, maybe a little bit of floral.
This was one of the better German Lagers I have had the chance of trying. For the most part it was average but in the end I did enjoy drinking this one and would do so again.
Thx

07-23-2004 23:01:48 | More by canadianbarman
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-24-2014 17:51:47 | More by sclitch
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-24-2011 03:05:31 | More by oldp0rt
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Fürstenberg Premium Pilsener from Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
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