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EKU Pils - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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EKU PilsEKU Pils

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280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-10-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- It pours a crystal clear pale golden straw with a fluffy, pure white head. Good head retention, excellent lacing. There are below streams of bubbles rising in the glass.

S- It smells somewhat sweet, lots of biscuity malt, and it has an ascertive grassy hop aroma. The whole thing comes together very well.

T- crisp and clean. Light malt highlighted by a somewhat spicy hop profile.

M- light, refreshing, clean. Perfect for a hot day, or any day for that matter.

O- this is a really good pilsener, highly recommended.

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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!

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3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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EKU Pils from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
81 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.