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Henninger Kaiser Pilsner - Henninger Bräu AG

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Henninger Kaiser PilsnerHenninger Kaiser Pilsner

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BA SCORE
74
okay

26 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Henninger Bräu AG 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 03-01-2005)
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Photo of timontheroad
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

timontheroad, May 26, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a an effervescent gold with 4 fingers of ivory colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Grassy hops & some breadyness

T: Floral & grassy hops, slight grainyness, a touch of honey malt up front, near classic German Pils profile here. Bready sweetness & grassy hops dominate as this warms, plus some mineral/flinty hops. Finishes crisp with a touch of lemony & herbal hops

MF: Medium bodied fairly lively carbonation & good balance

Drank easy, I honestly don't remember it being this good in the one two times I drank this in Frankfurt. A a solid German Pils

russpowell, May 31, 2010
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.4/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I first drank this beer in the mid 1970's, it was the beer sold in the cafe at Cochem Castle and I loved it.

Not seen it for years, then I found this 500ml bottle on the Greek island of Skiathos, was i pleased? You bet your ass!

Poured into the half pint tumblers that were supplied with my holiday studio, it looked great.

Deep golden body, white head, good lacing and head retension on both glasses. Clear and bright.

Normal lager/pils score of 3 for non-aroma.

Malty and wholesome flavour, rich for a normal pilsner.

Fairly dry, refreshing and crisp, full bodied, if a pilsner can be so called?

Good stuff, but remember I've been on a Greek island for ten days drinking local beers before I found this!

BlackHaddock, May 17, 2009
Photo of rowyn
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

rowyn, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of MTNboy
2.98/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There was not much to the white head and lace both disappeared super quickly. The body was a bubbly straw colored. The flavor was overly grassy with some alcohol tone which I thought was weird considering it was only 4.8% ABV. The aroma was pasture like. I honestly was disappointed by this beer. Being that it was German I thought it would be better than it was.

MTNboy, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of shroompod
3.33/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I picked this beer up for a camping trip to WV Upper Gauley. This may be a different beer, on the can it's listed as Henninger Premium Bier. 16 oz 4.8%. It seems to taste more like a pilsner than a helles.

Dated as produced on 11/07/2007, pours from the can a light straw color. Nice head, very little lacing.

Smell is non-existent, very light malt profile.

This has a nice mild malty taste and just a hint of hoppiness, almost imperceivable. Nothing to complain about or praise.

Mouthfeel is thin, nicely carbonated.

Drinkability of this beer is high, a nice session beer I'll tug along and drink next to the throngs of BMC at the campfire.

shroompod, Sep 12, 2007
Photo of joecast
2.17/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

ok, after some "research" i think this is the US imported version of this beer. can says henninger premium bier. nothing like that listed on their website, or anywhere from what i saw. funny how this can made it here from the us though. oh well, on to the beer.

regal black can, best before 12/06 on the base.

started foaming out the top as soon as i opened 'er up. formed a huge head in the glass, but eventually settled to an uneven lace. clear golden in color with light carbonation.

aroma is sweet with a lightly hoppy/floral/grassy aspect. a bit too much sweetness though.

the taste goes downhill pretty quick once this warms. started crisp with a balancing bitterness. half way through the glass it becomes flat and slightly buttery, with little detectable bitterness.

unfortunate that this one takes such a bad turn, but it shows how much of an effect temp can have on a beer. in a bad way in this case.

joecast, Apr 14, 2006
Photo of TheSarge
3.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hinninger Kaiser Pils looks beautiful, and almost unmatched when poured into a regular stein. There are vast amounts of bright white and soft pillowy head, and the body is gold and crystal clear.

The aroma is light with lemony hops and the typical freshly mown hay aroma.

The taste is clean with metallic and lemon hops, with an herbal finish.

Overall this is a good solid pilsner, and must be respected.

TheSarge, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

ygtbsm94, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -4.8%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of soju6
3.4/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a golden color with a nice white head and decent lacing.

S: mild aroma of fresh grain with only a trace of sweetness coming through.

T: Nice malty flavor with some bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, initially crisp then it seems to sooth out. Decent balance.

Good drinker. Nice middle of the road Pilsner, not too fancy.

soju6, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of bocaoma
3/5  rDev -4.8%

bocaoma, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of djura
3.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got it from Greece. Bottle 0.5l It is made in Frankfurt,but i think it is for Greece market. There is all in Greece on the bottle.

A-Pure golden color,nice two fingers foam lasting for 10-15 seconds. Medium carbonation.

S-Very weak smell,almost nothing in it.

T/M-Pilsner bitter taste,slightly watery,malt,grains..

O-Average pilsner.

djura, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of JCBears
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

JCBears, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Corson
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Corson, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Giannis
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Giannis, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Redwood21
3.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I am with shroompod, i think this is their pilsner. The can looks exactly like a mini keg my dad brought back from Germany almost 10 years ago aside from the word premium bier, instead of kaiser pilsenr this is a good not great beer whichever style it may be.

it starts with a decent head but it goes away fast. the aroma is clean, but leaves something, well anything, there isnt much of an aroma at all. a slight touch of malts maybe, but nothing more. the taste also comes off fast. a clean pilsner taste. its an ok beer, better than your average beer, but nothing that really excites me or makes me thing its a must buy. good summer beer.

Redwood21, Nov 04, 2007
Photo of pappetros
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

pappetros, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of gford217
2.93/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

50cl bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a light golden with a bubbly white head that showed very good retention and lacing. The smell was very faint and maybe just some pale malts and other grains. The taste is a more noticeable version of the aroma with pale malts dominating. I did pick up a hint of hops with some bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light and very crisp and dry with tons of carbonation. This is a decent enough pils though there's not a whole lot to it.

gford217, Oct 05, 2008
Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

lupercmda, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Bierman9
2.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Well, which bier is this? My can says "Henninger Premium Bier", just as the original reviewer for this entry has noted. It did taste a bit more Pils-like than a Helles.... Had a couple of 0.5l cans of this, courtesy of Artied2. We each had one yesterday, in a (1-week late) tribute to our late Dads...

Poured a clear, medium golden color. Had a creamy white head which receded rapidly, with a little stick left behind. Aroma was quite mild, with some grainy bitterness present. It was a bit less than medium with regards to body, and had some prckliness on the tongue.

Flavor was grainy and a bit vegetal (DMS?). Also in the mix was a corn-like flavor, plus a hint of a spicy hop character. The over-riding flavor was really a strong bitterness, and not in a good way. Throw in the DMS aspect, and this was a bier not to be finished.

2.65/5 rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

1477

Bierman9, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3/5  rDev -4.8%

eduardolinhalis, May 29, 2014
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a small (0.5L) mug of this from a Henninger pub in the Romer section of Frankfurt. Beautiful scenery (half-timbered houses and the Kaiser dom) may have put me in an unfairly happy mood for rating this beer, so there's my grain of salt.

This looked pilsner-y, crystal clear and straw yellow, with a foamy white poof. The smell was decently balanced, with the hat tipping towards the malts. Honestly I don't find pilsners to be high on my list of must-have beers, as they are pretty neutral flavor in general. The ones known for hoppiness have been my favorites, but this maltier offering was OK. I'm sorry I don't have a better description of the beer, it simply wasn't rich enough a style to enable detection of many flavors.

TurdFurgison, Jun 28, 2007
Photo of gestalt162
3.6/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think I had my tall 0.5L glass of this from the same establishment as TurdFerguson, on the Romer in Frankfurt.

Appearnace: A light golden straw color, with a white 1 1/2 finger head that quickly dissipates. No lacing on the glass. Unimpressive.

Smell: Strong hoppy aroma, and definitely a smell of malt. Standard fare for a Pils.

Taste: Bready with a touch of sweetness in the middle. German dry hops are definitely present. Malty finish that doesn't stay in the mouth too long. Overall impressions are that of slightly sweet malt and dry hops.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium body, a moderate level of carbonation gives it a good cut at the start.

Drinkability: A solid, well-made Pilsener, and its low ABV means that it's a brew you can drink all night. In other words, a great session beer. A very pleasant and drinkable brew.

gestalt162, Jul 26, 2007
Photo of BeerMeBrah
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

BeerMeBrah, Dec 03, 2012
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Henninger Kaiser Pilsner from Henninger Bräu AG
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