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Fürstenberg Premium Pilsener - Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 09-09-2003)
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Photo of DrainBamage
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%

Pours light straw color with nice half inch frothy head. Smell is sweet and somewhat fruity. Tastes is a little watery, but has a bitterness that lingers on the tongue with is very pleasant. I enjoyed this beer alot and would definitely pick this up again, but unfortunately I picked this up on a trip to Ontario, and have never since this in the states.

DrainBamage, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of crossovert
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

crossovert, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of flipper2gv
3.05/5  rDev -8.4%

A: Pale yellow color, fully translucent. Pure white fizzy head. Not much volume at all, not much retention and no lacing at all.

S: Biscuit malts are dominant. Some white bread in this. Corn syrup. Light citrus and herbal hops.

T: Biscuit malts and white bread mostly. Corn syrup, makes me think there might be some adjuncts in this. Light herbal and citrus-y hops. Light taste. More malt and more hops would have helped.

M: Light body with medium to high carbonation. Fits well.

D: As with most beers with lighter taste and lower ABV, this could be drank all day.

flipper2gv, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

spinrsx, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of pootz
2.95/5  rDev -11.4%

1/2 liter can....no freshness code Pours a pale gold with a smallish white cap, modest lacing, heavy carbonation. Aroma is faint...leafy-grassy light whisp of citrus and biscuit malt. Thin and spritzy...light on malts, slightly bitter and dry with a clean finish

pootz, Apr 20, 2010
Photo of jhall00
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%

A- The beer pours a pale gold color with shortlived medium head

S- Muted smell of hops over malts.

T- Moderate pilsner maltiness and hops with moderate bitterness that lingers.

M- thick mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation

D- Good pilsner

jhall00, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.83/5  rDev +15%

Pours a pale gold color with a wispy shortlived head. The aroma is of fresh mown lawn and some crackery malt. The taste is a pleasant mix of herbal, earthy noble hops and doughy pale malts. The bitterness is moderate but lasts a long while in the finish. The mouthfeel is light and prickly with carbonation, a little too much fizz here.

This is a nice pilsner. Nothing particularly striking, but good balance and a competent hop profile. Worth trying.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 23, 2009
Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

biboergosum, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of biegaman
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%

Haystack yellow with an energetic group of bubbles that unremittingly shoot their way up to the surface. Complexion is clean, clarity is good - so far so great. Last on the checklist: a pillowy white head. Or nearly one; this capping isn't ideal but, overlooking a few thin spots, it suffices. Fürstenberg scores well on the pilsner appearance test.

Premium Pilsner is suppose to be "pleasantly hoppy". I think the brewery needs a proof-reader for their write-ups; this is (un)pleasantly (un)hoppy. Bread, crackers and a tinge of corn don't come close to the zesty, earthy, pungent and floral hoppiness that is typical of great pilsners. It's clean enough but a pilsner not reeking of hops is not a pilsner at all.

That said, it does taste a little like them. Only a little, mind you, but significantly more than most large-scale German lagers that make their way over the pond. Still, crackers and white bread dominate and green, spicy cones are basically an afterthought. The beer is rather lean, a little more maltiness would have likely made up for that fact.

I notice the can doesn't mention anything about the German purity law. Curious. The shelf life is alarming. There is some taste of adjuncts, less noted than in most imports but definitely more noted than in most pilsners. Again, hop bitterness is missed. Is this refreshing and quaffable? Sure. But colder temperatures definitely work in its favor.

The brewery insists: "this is how one of the best beers in the world should taste!" What to say to that? One of? What about the others? At least in so far as pilsners go this isn't too far from what the world's best should taste like... but it's not exactly that close either. I insist: "this is what one of the world's most run-of-the-mill beers should taste like!"

biegaman, Oct 05, 2009
Photo of jushoppy2beer
3.9/5  rDev +17.1%

This is a classic German pilsener. I enjoyed a couple of these at a bar in Dusseldorf, Germany. Nice clear golden color with a medium head with moderate retention and lacing. The nose is mild and malty. The mouthfeel is nice, well carbonated with a fluidity that makes it good for warm weather drinking. Smooth draught, with a nice clean finish with just about the right amount of hop you expect from a pilsener. Very drinkable, and a good session beer.

jushoppy2beer, Jun 10, 2009
Photo of 01121987
3.73/5  rDev +12%

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!

01121987, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of barleysandwich
3.85/5  rDev +15.6%

One of my favorite German beers, it has a nice crisp flavour, and is very drinkable.

Goes great with a BBQ on a hot summer day.

Has a standard yellow color, pours a thin head that dissipates quickly. Has a nice mouthfeel with slightly more carbonation than I usually like, but its not offensive. Has a nice clean flavour and is very easy to drink.

I buy this regularly.

barleysandwich, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of bloberglawp
3.83/5  rDev +15%

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.

bloberglawp, Aug 09, 2008
Photo of GodOfBeer
3.33/5  rDev 0%

Pours a clear golden colour with a thick head that laces the glass nicely.

Sweet smelling, grainy, like a typical pilsener.

An average tasting pils, grassy, sweet not a bad beer.

Overall a typical pilsener that is easy to drink and very refreshing!

GodOfBeer, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of Traquairlover
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

Traquairlover, Jun 30, 2008
Photo of allergictomacros
3.03/5  rDev -9%

A - Pours a clear light gold, with a thick, steady head of white foam.

S - Nose is sharp, herbal/grassy hops.

T/M - Light and crisp, with a straightforward hop and moderately long finish. Fairly sweet with a hint of astringency.

D - Pretty much a light, easy drinking pils. Nothing too special going on here.

allergictomacros, Feb 14, 2008
Photo of rodenbach99
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%

canette de 500ml.

bière extrêmement claire avec un léger voile de mousse mince et blanche. nez sur fond d'aluminium, de malt, frais, en bouche tout est frais, pas d'amertume, léger goût malté, de mon souvenir cette bière était meilleure il y a 10 ans. (peut-être en bouteille?)

rodenbach99, Dec 18, 2007
Photo of Graham5161986
2.35/5  rDev -29.4%

A: pours a pale golden colour with bubbly two finger head that dissipates to a quarter inch foam, leaving little lace; plenty of carbonation bubbles. However, particles are noticeable under closer inspection.

S: typical pilsener: crisp, clean, grassy hopped, slightly sweet aroma

T: nice crisp hoppy bitterness hits first, however, it dies of quickly leaving a metallic aftertaste

M: light, thin, watery texture. Decent carbonation but weak finish

D: This was quite a disappointment. It has the crispness of a good pilsener, but the flavour drops off far too quickly and the mouthfeel leaves much to be desired. It’s an easy beer to drink and I could certainly put down a few of them – however, I would much sooner move on to something else.

Graham5161986, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of Absumaster
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

Absumaster, Aug 13, 2007
Photo of gestalt162
2.8/5  rDev -15.9%

Appearance: Clear gold color, with a 1 finger width snow white head that gradually fades into obscurity. No lacing to note. Average Pilsener fare.

Smell: Light scent of sweet barley malt with a moderate hoppy smell, I'm thinking noble/dry hops. Not too much else to it.

Taste: Just like the smell- a moderate amount of malt slightly dominated by dry hops and bitterness. For a pilsener you can certainly do much better

Mouthfeel: Extremely light, almost watery. Well carbonated.

Drinkability: It goes down easy enough, but there's not much reason to drink it. Flavor is weak for a style with a fiery hop character. Better pilseners are easily available in the German and American markets. I'd liken this lager to the Keystone of German Pils.

gestalt162, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of Shadman
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%

Funky Euro can with the brewery’s coat of arms over the gothic lettering “Furstenberg”. Apparently, this is beer from the black forest…ok then.

Very pale looking, fluffy white head that took it’s time receding into a white cap. Loads of sticky web-like lacing.

Some faint hop and a hint of cooked veggies for aroma here.

Fairly sharp hop at the front end. No real malt until a 3 count and then some slightly bready, sweet malt is noted. The finish is quite dry. Hop taste tends to linger.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the astringent side…but still fairly smooth due to moderate carbonation.

Not bad, but nothing to scream about either

Shadman, May 29, 2007
Photo of BDTyre
3.05/5  rDev -8.4%

An average, hum drum pilsener. Nice golden, clear colour, but a fairly bland, overly malty smell. Hop presence, but not very strong, not distinctly Saaz.

Undistinct taste. Mellow hops, sweet malts. Not a true, crisp pilsener taste.

Drinkable, and pleasant on the tongue, but so unremarkable, why bother?

BDTyre, May 14, 2007
Photo of vanrassel
2.8/5  rDev -15.9%

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.

vanrassel, Feb 02, 2007
Photo of TerryW
2.93/5  rDev -12%

Good enough looking beer, big white chunky head, clear golden colour.

Gentle aroma, slightly hoppy, grassy, but not something to draw you in. Nicely carbonated, gently bitter up front. Not distinctively hoppy or malty.

An average pilsner, not offensive in any way, so drinkable enough.

TerryW, Jan 08, 2007
Photo of stcules
2.55/5  rDev -23.4%

The color is a good full golden. Hat of white foam.
The smell is very light, just some graasy notes. Background maltiness, noticeable.
Average taste. The right bitterness (well, maybe a little less than the right amount, but there is, and also not bad).
But, after all, not too interesting. Average.
Too neutral and banal.

stcules, Jan 07, 2007
Fürstenberg Premium Pilsener from Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
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