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Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
86
very good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of JCBears
2.15/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: 12 oz non-typical bottle with a serve by date. A lightly tarnished golden color. Pours nice, no fizz or real head to speak of.

Smell: A but stale smelling but hints of the hops are present as with most pills. Actually not very pleasant.

Taste: Some what of a hard backbone of hops and slightly dry. Can get a hint of the malt but not much. Dry and not very appealing

Mouthfeel: Slight and not very stiff. Weak almost.

Overall: Not what I expected from all the advertisements. I would not even recommend this for a "I-just-mowed-the-lawn" beer. It was weak, not great tasting and some what of a disappointment

Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of armock
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured a clear golden color with a big white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet grainy malt very mild hops

T - Not good with a bad grainy malt disappointing

M - This beer has a light body with higher carbonation to it

D - This beer just tastes bad it looks and smells decent but holly crap its bad I don't think I'll be finishing the rest of this one buy at your own risk

Photo of cbyrd4088
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of ColoradoBobs
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased in a mixed sixer from Wilbur's in Ft. Collins, CO.

11.2 bottle poured vigorously yields an ample white head over a clear light amber body. Head fades quickly into a thin ring. No lacing.

Smell is floral hops, metallic hops and pine hops over a light cracker malt base. Typical pilsner. This smell reminds me why I'm not crazy about this style.

Taste is spot on to the smell, with evident bitterness. Crisp and bitey. This taste also reminds me why pilsner is not my favorite style.

Mouthfeel is, I suppose, what it should be for a pilsner, but it's a bit thin.

Drinkability is good for the style, but then, I'll never buy this again.

Simply too one-dimensional for my palate. Give me something more complex and flavorful.

Photo of Lemke10
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I bought a 5L mini keg as part of a closeout dead from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $5.99.

Pours a clear copper color with a light, fluffy head. Scent is mild with grassy grains with yeasty earth tones. Taste is rather unusual at first but after a few sips I found the taste more to my liking. At first because of the grains it has an almost sour taste to it, but after a few sips you find a mellow citrus taste to it. An okay texture and volume to it, but a little too thin for my liking. A decent pilsner from Germany, but I prefer my American made pilsners instead.

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of osuskin
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of petluo
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Chopman50
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Dogbrick
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

5L keg at our Septoberfest party. This beer pours a pale yellow color with a medium thick and frothy white head that diminishes slowly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of mild hops and grainy malt. Light-bodied with a bready malt and hops flavor. Not a whole lot else going on aside from touches of spice. The finish is clean and earthy with a short-lived malt aftertaste. Average-ish.

Photo of DiabolikDUB
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured from Bottle into Imperial Pint glass.

Pours a clear golden with orange hues and a couple fingers of white bubbly head that remains a layer atop the glass that appears almost milky and consistent. The aroma is grassy hops and is accompanied by some yeast and nutty malt. The flavor is sweet, bready malt upfront with some nice earthy hop accents and finishes with a soft bitterness. Its light bodied and very effervescent and a touch watery. Its an okay beer but lacks many body and malt characterstics that I find desirable for my sessionable, drinkable brews.

Photo of Brabander
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this beer in a German supermarket a fewe weeks ago. Kulmbacher is sold in a nice 0,5 liter bottle which gives the beer a bit extra attention.

Poured the beer in one of my Dutch beerglasses the beer shows a nice white head with very little carbonation.

The beer is as it should be for a German premium pilsener; a nice drinkable and fresh beer.

The smell is a to be expexted, there are light citruswaves and the hop is far away. The mouthfeel is normal, no negative tastes.

Photo of morebeergood
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of dsprainman
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok, So I've had this pils in the 5L mini-keg two time without doing a review, but today I snagged a 11.2oz bottle to give it another test.
A- Yellow color without being "straw", almost no head, partially due to my pour, but this also is much less fluffy than the 5L mini-keg yields.
S- One of my nostrils is clogged due to allergies, but I can tell that there is a dominant bready flavor. Slight bit of malt, nothing outstanding.
T- Yeah, bready. Nice Pils, was better out of the Mini-keg.
M- Perfect plis mouthfeel. Just the right balance of crisp and soft. Seriously cant be beaten.
O- Great pils, but must imagine it is best on tap and not out of bottles. Worth springing for a 5L minikeg if it's available and you have a few buddies around.

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
86 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.