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EKU Pils - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

EKU PilsEKU Pils

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BA SCORE
81
good

250 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 250
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%


Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-10-2002)
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Reviews by Robert_Ray:
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Robert_Ray

Arizona

2.28/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had greatly anticipated the opening of this bottle. Had heard some nice comments about it, but as soon as I opened it, I smelled skunk. Same as Heineken. Guess I am not a German Pilsner kind of Guy. Maybe it was not fair since I had just finished a bottle of Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale that was excellent at 92 points! I just don't like the skunky in a beer. I will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 02:19:18 | More by Robert_Ray
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Washington

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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Colorado

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I purchased a 5L mini-keg at State Line Liquors in Elkton, Maryland during a Veterans Day run and when I was invited to a Super Bowl party, I thought that it might be just the occasion to break it out. Boy, was I right! People marveled at it and they really liked the beer for being usually non-discerning about their beers.

From the CAN: "Total quality since 1872"; "With integrated tap/pull handle!"; "Best before: See top of [CAN]; "Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, hops extract"; "Keep cool"; "Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft 95326 Kulmbach Bavaria, Germany, Niemcy"; "Brewed according to the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot [German Purity Law of 1516]".

Yes, it is a CAN as it is not pressurized and pours via gravity. I would get a quick finger of soapy, bone-white head with limited retention. Color was a button-bright golden-yellow (SRM = 4 to 5) and Midas, Croesus and Mammon suddenly crashed our party, desirous of a sip. It smelled great, like strong honey underlain by a pleasant grassiness. It was most definitely a German Pilsner! Czech Pilsners would be the opposite - grassy underlain by honey. My mouth was watering in anticipation. Mouthfeel was kind of light and thin, but that is to be expected in the style. The taste was very honey-like and I was reminded of the air freshener in my Ex-Old Lady's car. She is an apiarist and keeps honeycombs in the back of her vehicle, giving it a really honeyed scent. It was on the finish that I again tasted Noble (grassy) hops, giving the beer as semi-sweetness. This was a great example of the style, plus I got to turn some other people on to it as a result of its medium. You CAN believe that I am going to be looking into procuring more mini-kegs in the future!

Serving type: can

02-03-2014 16:21:29 | More by woodychandler
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DoubleJ

California

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kulmbacher has been good to me. I hope it remains so. This is a beer which has stared me down at bottle shops for years, and now am finally getting around to trying. 330 ml of pilsner during an unusually warm January. On to the beer:

The beer is pale golden with visible bubbles rising from bottom to top. The head is soapy looking and an inch thick. Not only is the head retention good, the lacing provides several thick rings. It smells okay, grainy with a vague sweet malt, woody, and lightly herbal.

The flavor comes together just as my head was casting doubt based on the aroma. Tastes a little clean with grassy, woody, and raw grain flavors. It has a soft body with gentle crispness and even a touch of creaminess. True, another German pilsner, but it's certainly better than the Warsteiner's of the world.

Serving type: bottle

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Pennsylvania

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Romania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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EKU Pils from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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