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Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 06-06-2004)
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Reviews by grumpygerman:
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

grumpygerman, Mar 10, 2013
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Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to my pilsner glass a dull golden with a nice big,fluffy white head with a nice bead.Aromas of toasted grain a touch of iron with an odd and interesting teaf leaf-like aroma thats subtle but noticable.This is one dry ass pilsner and very crisp, a light spicey/peppery bite hits in the finish very firm dry bready malt backbone stands up to the very dry,spicy finish.Damn fine pilsner my father in law from Hanover,Germany loved it as did I.

oberon, Jul 12, 2005
Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Todd, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Jason, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of IPAsB4Hoes
4/5  rDev +5.8%

IPAsB4Hoes, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured crystal clear, golden, with a short-lived white head that left some spotty lacing.

While the light malt dominate the hops in the aroma, the reverse is true of the flavor, with the hops more prominent even in mid-taste.

M: medium+ carbonation; medium body.

O: no flaws but nothing stands out either.

chinchill, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of jALEson
4/5  rDev +5.8%

jALEson, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of tastybeer
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear and golden with a decent white head, some retention, and sparse lace. Aroma is full of bready, grainy malt with a little tea, spice, and mild floral hop. Refreshing as expected. Taste is malty, lightly sweet, quite dry, and floral and spicey. A nice mild bitterness is apparent too. Mouthfeel has a good amount of crispness along with some grainy grittiness mixed into the smooth. Mmmm drinkable.

Great pils. One I would like more of.

tastybeer, Aug 04, 2006
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A drinkable crisp drink. Floral hops. A touch of creamy head. Nice subtle bitterness to it. Smooth, with spice on tongue. Malty finish, went well with dinner. Light to Medium mouthfeel. Good carbonation, Good summer beer, good German pils. A good find.

Sammy, Jun 05, 2005
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Ciocanelu, Sep 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

pastramionrye7, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a very clear, light straw color. There's nothing particularly special about the color. But, the head is a very impressive foamy white monster that's about three fingers tall. It never completely dissipates and left a sticky web of lace behind. Not bad.

It's a little weak on the nose. Grainy and grassy notes are prominent. It doesn't smell vegetal in any way, which is a very good thing. Hops are noted and are mostly floral and earthy. They're not very strong, but I'm pleased just to report their presence. There's just enough malt to give it a slightly sweet smell. A little more strength might reveal some finer nuances, but it's just not here.

This is a pretty damn tasty Pilsner. Grain and grass flavors start things off nicely. A touch of malt sweetness is noted. The hops are the best aspect of the flavor. They're mostly floral, but there's some spice variety here. Citrus lemon and orange flavors are a little buried, but they're definitely here. It finishes spicy and a little dry. It's pretty straight forward and uncomplicated, but is impressive nonetheless. I like it.

The body is medium and is nearly smooth. Carbonation is active and crisp. The hop spiciness tends to convulate the feel a little toward the end. It's tough to tell just how smooth it really is. Drinkability is above average. I like the flavor pretty well and it's easy drinking. I can't say there's enough here to captivate me for more than one bottle. But, it's far from bad.

Premium Pils is a nice German Pilsner. I wasn't expecting it to be great and it's not. But, it is probably more impressive than I expected. It could use a little work on the nose. More punch is needed there. It's a minor problem, but it's the most notable. Otherwise, it's not too bad and is a nice take on the style overall. It's definitely worth picking up if you bump into it.

prototypic, May 05, 2009
Photo of tempest
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tap and Table in Emmaus, PA for $5 a pint. Appears a clear, brilliant gold with a white head. The aroma is a little muted, but the lightly toasted grains shine through.The flavor is classic German Pilsner with hard, hard mineral water that tastes like it came from a well. There's just a mild herbal hop note in the background in this otherwise crisp and bready beer. Try this beer if you dig the style and love German brewing water.

tempest, Aug 18, 2009
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

uspmdmc, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear straw color with a nice sudsy pure white head. The aroma is of cracker malt and a peppery grassy hop, typical Pils. The taste is primarily of the spicy grassy hops, which gives it a slight metallic twang. There is also a light honey cracker malt to round out the flavor. The feel is light but not watery with moderate carbonation, finishes slightly bitter from the hops. The flavor might not be as spicy/grassy as other German Pils but this has great balance and is extremely drinkable.

Gmann, May 10, 2008
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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsener flute, no freshness date to be seen.

A: Pours a light and clear straw yellow with a rocky bone white head with little to no ropes of carbonation at all. Lacing is there and sticky the initial inch and a half head bubbles down to a thin cap in a minute.

S: Very light grassy aroma and if you think hard enough you can smell a touch of honey in there as well, clean but like water clean, just not much nose on this beer.

T/MF: The taste is better than the smell, creamy mouthfeel lemon and pepper with that same light grassy and sweet dextrose flavor that was apparent in the nose returning in the taste, really tastes much better than the nose leads on, well balanced grassy hop and malt sweetness, only the slightest bit of a drying effect on the palate.

D: I haven't really been a big fan of the pilsener style and it is sort of a shame because I can tell that there are some good ones out there, this beer sort of fits within that category, it is light and clean and well balanced everything a pils should be.

bluemoonswoon, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured for a 12 oz bottle to a tall Kulmbacher .4L glass, the liquid is yellow-gold with ok carbonation. The head is small and white and leaves very little lace.

The smell is rich and bready like a pizza crust. The hops give it a slight earthy and fruity aroma.

The taste is very good spot on for the style, lots of white bread and a good clean cutting hop.

The mouthfeel is good. A very nice body, close to medium but the carbonation is a bit off. Not flat just to as much as I would look for.

The drinkability is very good a tasty quaff to go with lunch. Prosit. MK

MuenchenerKindl, Dec 18, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Kmlund, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

JeffreyJDavis, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Samp01
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw yellow with a small lasting white head. Aroma and taste is of sweet grains, light citrus, hay with some light malt and barley, and mild bitterness. A medium body, crisp with moderate carbonation. Overall a good drinking and refreshing brew.

Samp01, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of schusterbauer
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

rich golden liquid, aggressively poured, forms a huge white head that leaves significant lacing. smell is heavily of warm stale bread crust, with hints of lilac and noble hops. taste is rich with lemon zest and cream, buttered toast, spicy hops, floral accents -- a very complex pilsner. refined mouthfeel, but also curiously creamy, as if there is lactose involved.
delicious and highly drinkable.
drinkability has a 4.0 right now, because i wonder if the complexity of the beer would prevent it from being consumed in large quantities on a summer day. i plan on testing this.

schusterbauer, Feb 16, 2007
Photo of jsh420
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jsh420, May 06, 2014
Photo of Spikester
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear gold with a two fingered long lasting white head. Plentiful lacings all the way down the glass.
Other than a hint of skunk upon opening the bottle the aroma was floral hops and a whiff of citrus.
Taste is lemon citrus, grassy, some breadiness, and a smooth bitter dry finish from the hops. Not overly sweet.
Mouthfeel is just right for the style.
Drinkability is exceptional if you don't mind the $1.99 per 11.2 ounce bottle. Very nice smooth Pils.

Spikester, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of tugdriver7
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was surprised to find this at the infamous "Stateline." (What a selection!) Light amber color, rich head that disappated quickly, very mild hop smell and crisp, clean taste. Easily one of my favorite German pilseners. Excellent balance of rich malt flavor. Perhaps I can find a whole case.

tugdriver7, Jul 18, 2006
Photo of Boilermaker88
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 5L mini-keg into a pils glass. Clear yellow color, abundant carbonation, and a frothy bright white head and copious lacing.
Clean aroma of sweet malt and pungent herbal hops counterpoint. Nice sweet grain flavor up front which morphed into an herbal spiciness. Hops flavors resonate on the tongue long after each pull is gone. Faint tinge of metal lurking in the finish but not something that was a real problem. Crisp, light-bodied feel.
This German pils was a great quaffer; it went down smoothly and was very refreshing on a warm late-fall day. A worthy brew to bring to a tail-gate party. Recommended.

Boilermaker88, Nov 22, 2005
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Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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