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Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

171 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 6
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 -73.6%

GTB, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of JCBears
2.15/5  rDev -43.3%
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

JCBears, Jun 03, 2008
Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -34%

bostonryan, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of armock
2.5/5  rDev -34%
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

armock, Mar 17, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

cbyrd4088, Jan 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

ygtbsm94, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of ColoradoBobs
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

ColoradoBobs, Sep 18, 2007
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2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

Lemke10, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -20.8%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

osuskin, Apr 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

petluo, Feb 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Chopman50, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Dogbrick
3/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Dogbrick, Dec 13, 2007
Photo of DiabolikDUB
3/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

DiabolikDUB, Sep 11, 2009
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3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Brabander, May 02, 2010
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3.15/5  rDev -16.9%

morebeergood, Sep 03, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

dsprainman, Jun 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

pastramionrye7, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

rredshift, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of PorterLover83
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a faint straw gold with slight lacing appearing. Sort of sweet smell with faint corn and very light malt. Lighter mouth feel and pretty pleasant to the tastebuds. Light crisp malt with a pinch of hops bitterness. Pretty drinkable in my opinion. Got this out of a sampler pack. Would get again if I found it.

PorterLover83, Feb 16, 2008
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3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium golden color with some fizzy head that fades quickly and doesn't leave lacing either. Smells a little grainy & grassy. Hops are a little too mild, and in general it doesn't leave much on the palate to be savored. It is quite smooth, though, and it is a fine session beer for hipster and/or craft-oriented bar.

TheRealBigC, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 3" white head. Clear straw yellow color. Smell is corn, grain, and malt. Taste is a step up from typical BMC pils but not an extreme standout. I have a high regard for this brewery, I think generally they're priced nice for an import, and none of the beers are bad, but this would have to be one of the more ordinary of their offerings.

MoreThanWine, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of HardTarget
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle Inspection: .5 liter brown bottle, 09.10.07 (sampled 07.10.07, just in time!).

Aroma: Light pilsner nose, spicy hops on a cracker malt base.

Appearance: Painfully clear yellow glass holds a thin white head that gives mild lacing.

Flavor: Malt base supports the spicy peppery (Saaz?) hops with a little mineral water quality. Classic pils profile, but a little bitter for my tastes.

Mouthfeel: Light body, moderate carbonation.

Overall Impression: Bitter pils to take. Good for the style, just not a style I love.

Big thanks to Max for hand carrying this back from Europe!

HardTarget, Oct 10, 2007
Photo of Absumaster
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A darkish golden beer with a head that settles after a couple of minutes.

Smell is hoppy with light vegetable notes. Below that there is a nice (lager) malty smell, fresh.

Taste is hoppy and pretty bitter, a good German style bitterness. The malt is light and adds a light straw twist. The yeast adds a little sulfur, characteristic for a German pilsner. A very fresh beer.

Absumaster, May 16, 2008
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Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
85 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.