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Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Reviews: 100
Hads: 204
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Globetrotter on 06-06-2004

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Reviews: 100 | Hads: 204
Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden, crystal clear with a big fluffy head with decent lacing. The aroma is classic pilsner- clean, crisp, and with bitter floral hops. The flavor is more of the same. Good but soft bitterness, lots of floral hops and clean flavors with a medium to light body to match. A perfectly correct pilsner, and quite refreshing (335 characters)

Photo of schusterbauer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
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. (580 characters)

Photo of UncleJimbo
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz (330 mL) amber bottle.

This pils poured a clear, pale yellow color with creamy, fluffy, white foam that clung to the glass. The smell was bready and biscuity malt with light floral hops -- a very nice aroma. The taste was surprisingly rich for such a pale colored pils with good bready malt flavor balanced with light hoppiness. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium-light body and good carbonation. The light hoppiness lingered into the finish and aftertaste. Though on the thin side, this was a very nice, and enjoyable German pils. (544 characters)

Photo of tastybeer
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
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. (443 characters)

Photo of wedge
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudless straw yellow with an initially thick, creamy white head that leaves some frothy lacing behind as it fades. Smells of flowery noble hops over light grainy malts - delicate and clean. Bitter German hoppiness controls the flavor while sweet malts quietly blend in as does a soft nutty touch. I wouldn't say its especially crisp but it is somewhat drying and suprisingly well rounded. The bitterness lingers for a while.

This is a fine pilsner...seems very authentic. Clean, dry Hallertauer flavor has a nice balance to it - good mouthfeel, and outstanding drinkability. Makes me want to drink more lagers...in fact, I think I will. (649 characters)

Photo of tugdriver7
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
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. (291 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Typical looking German pils , pale yellow with a nice sized pure white frothy head. Slightly hoppy spicy aroma along with some bready maltiness. Malty taste to begin, semi-sweet, slight metallic, then a nice enough hop bite at the end.Ok on the palate. Nothing really to this one, a average very drinkable clean German pils. (324 characters)

Photo of neonbrown82
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is not one of my favorite German Pilsners. Pours to a very clear light yellow color with a massive carbonation and a decent head that retains throughout the glass. Lacing is decent, though spotty.

The smell is a bit grassy and sweet. Even a little bit skunky. The taste is decent. Very light. Could use a bit more hops flavor. Bitterness is there, but very light.

The body is one of the better aspects of this beer. Nicely carbonated, good balance between sweet and bitter. Crisp, but not too clean (has some interesting nutty, fruity notes that linger on the palate). Could be more drinkable if it were fresher. I have no way of knowing how old this is (the code on the back reads 1513303). (702 characters)

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid light imported lager. Pours out to a lighter yellow color with a small head of foam that quickly dissipated. Traces of lacing inside the glass. Aromas of fresh malt and hops, with a touch of sweet citrus odors. Flavor is fuller than most; lots of malts and hops, with a sweet grain backbone. Mouthfeel is quite dense for such a low alcohol beer. Nice. Good drinkability. A sixer of this would be fine for the summer months. Recommended. (442 characters)

Photo of putnam
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have long been missing the aged 5-liter mini kegs of this beer that were closed-out by our local wholesaler in 2003. That was such a nutty, viscous study in light lager. I've never encountered anything quite like it.

This is like a young, vervy sporty version of that.

The tannins are more gripping, though they still conspire in an illusion of raw nutty wholesomeness. Pale yellow clear liquid. Bready moistness defines the texture -- an acheivement for a light lager I believe. Lagerbier is about balance of freshness-causing lemony lemoniness. Make no mistake: this is mega-brewed beer. Fabulous, mega, dirty nutshells, baked lemon peels, dry sugars. Wow. Nothing like it. (683 characters)

Photo of acrawf6
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a light yellow color. White head about 2 inches big flowed up but was very bubbly and went down.

Smell was nice. Deep malty aroma. Sugary sweetness too.

taste is nice. Malty with a hoppy finish. Just a bit of spice to it.

Mouthfeel is full. nice. heavy on the palate. I thought a little low on the carbonation, but not bad.

Overall the i would say this is a quite drinkable beer. Nothing to hoot and holler about, but is one that you can rely on when you are not looking for anything special. (516 characters)

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (621 characters)

Photo of BeerBob
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Kulmbacher Premium Pils came in an unfrosted mug with the head of foam at about two fingers. A bright clear amber with streams of carbonation in an never ending supply welling up from the bottom of my stein.

Nose was a crisp clean barley malt with just a hint of hops bitter. Palate was a clean crisp toasted barley malt, bittered just right with the hops, followed by the bight of carbonation.

Kulmbacher Premium Pils was a very refreshing Pils, one that I will be looking for in the future. After a few steins, the taste was just as fresh as the first stein, and this is hard to beat. (592 characters)

Photo of Pepeton
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one from a bottle that was a couple of months after it's best before date.

Nonetheless I decided to try it since I had it stored in fairly good conditions for months.

Has a yellow color, white head and some lacing.

Smells of malts, grains and even hops emerge from my pilsener glass.

The carbonation makes this one a bit fizzy, but not overwhelming. Maltiness is more preponderant, with a dry and bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is way crisp, even astringent.

Hope I had some more last night when temperatures were still high.

¡Salud! (562 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
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. (450 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (252 characters)

Photo of WesWes
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very pale yellow color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry and skunky pale malt scent with some adjuncts and lager yeast aroma. The taste is decent as well. It has a crisp, clean pale malt flavor with a dry finish. It has little malt character, but it drinks well. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good pilsner, but I prefer one with a little more malt content and a deeper gold color. As far as Euro brews are concerned, this is one of the best on the market. (582 characters)

Photo of yen157
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured straw yellow with a big (vigorous pour), fine, whit head. A little minty in the nose. Pils malt lingers in the background. Light bready malt and slightly peppery, herbaceous hops. This is one gorgeous beer. Mouthfeel is damn perfect for a pils. I wish it was a little bit cheaper of a six pack, though. (309 characters)

Photo of santoslhalper
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearence: Pours a golden, straw color with a huge fomay white head. Leaves sheets of lacing. The carbonation is huge, but it moves so slowly it looks the beer is dusty.

Smell: Smell's crisp, clean, and fresh, with huge clove and fruit hints. A great smelling pilsener.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Tastes indcreibly complex for a pilsener. The most interesting tasting pils I've had to date, without sacrficing any crispness. Fruits and cloves and almost pepper are tasted. Feels smooth and crisp in the mouth.

Drinkability and Overall: This is a classic beer. I was lucky enough to find this, and I will hunt it down again. A challengly complex beer that may be harsh to the young palate. But to me, this beer is just about perfect. I'm gonna go kill the keg by myself (just kidding.. but I wish I could). Superb brew. (822 characters)

Photo of Globetrotter
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes in a German standard brown half-liter bottle with foil around the neck and a silver and white label featuring the brewery's coat of arms. Purity law applies. Best before 1/14/05, I opened it on 6/5/04.

Pours a crystal clear gold under a two finger snow white head with lots of bubbles. The head settles slowly, leaving good lacing. There's a full good strong malt and crisp hops nose that doesn't wait for you to sniff it, but rather reaches out to you from quite a distance. The mouth is very prickly and fairly light. The taste opens with good sweet barley serving as an appropriate complement to a strong pilsner hoppy bite. The hops linger long after the liquid is gone, even making a wonderful resurgence of bitterness some 30 seconds later. This is a crisp thirst-quencher that simultaneously inspires even greater thirst. Good summer session beer. (863 characters)

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