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EKU Pils - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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EKU PilsEKU Pils

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BA SCORE
81
good

270 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-10-2002)
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

illiniipa, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

mrfrancis, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Boone757, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

raythealeman, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

herrburgess, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

gshackles, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

tootsMcGee, May 19, 2013
Photo of Robert_Ray
2.28/5  rDev -36.5%
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.

Robert_Ray, May 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

capuchinpilates, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Jayli, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

lccrunchy, Mar 17, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

EKU Pils has a thin, white head, with big and quickly dissipating bubbles, a mostly clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, slightly-turned barley malt (the beer might be old), tangy hops, and cracker. Taste is of the same, with light hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and EKU Pils finishes crisp, refreshing, and mild. Overall, this is a good beer, and I think it’s interesting enough to try.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

JackRB, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Kyroqz, Feb 18, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one came with my first beer of the month club delivery. (The club, www.beermonthclub.com, was a gift. It's expensive and I'm not sure I would buy myself a membership but I was pleasantly surprised by the uniqueness and diversity of the offerings.) It's a nearly perfect example of a German pils. This is the beer you want to crack open after mowing the lawn on hot summer day. Clean and refreshing (at 5.0% ABV!) without being watered down and tasteless. Great pils flavor that never becomes too bitter. (Some pils start to taste like dishwater after the 3rd or 4th one.) A classic.

Recommended Music Pairing - Uncle Tupelo - Still Feel Gone

Buttermaker, Feb 18, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Cavanut, Feb 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

DmanGTR, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

hinemk76, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

voortex824, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

RoryOMoore, Feb 01, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Wow... upon pouring.. what a superb looking beer... beautiful, clear color.. perfect bubbles rising up... just looks super enticing.

Whoa... the smell... strong for a Pilsner in my opinion...and it doesn't smell very enticing.

The taste... better than average... but not that great.. I've had lots of Pilsners brewed in the USA that I like a lot better.... Saint Arnold and Live Oak being a couple made here in Texas.

Glad I tried this.. it came with my beer of the month club.... but I won't be looking for it again.

Ford, Jan 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

nickapalooza86, Jan 22, 2013
EKU Pils from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
81 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.