Veldensteiner Premium Pils - Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
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3.74/5 rDev +12%
From a 500 ml flip-top bottle consumed in Nurnberg, on to the beer:
It's a pale gold color with a clean body, a soapy yet fluffy head, and stringy lace clinging around the glass. The nose of grass and hay are nice, though are mannered in a mild intensity. The bite of fresh grass hits the palate first, which then gives the opportunity for a green apple note to kiss. A touch of citrus and hint of vague vegetables rounds the taste. The body is light-medium, closer to medium, with gentle crispness, finishing out this good pilsner.
05-09-2013 18:10:45 | More by DoubleJ
3.7/5 rDev +10.8%
Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass
Poured a nice frothy two finger foam cap that settled down with considerable lacings on the glass. Deep golden color with tiny bubbles.
Faint sweet aroma, almost like honey.
Nice , light mouth feel. Clean taste with a hint of sweetness. Mild hop and malt taste. Pleasant beer , very drinkable and refreshing. Would have again but wouldn't go far out of my way to buy just one. Good beer for the price.
04-27-2013 01:42:12 | More by WunderLlama
3.35/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured into a pint.
A - A translucent straw yellow with a big, three-finger pale head. Soapy lacing left behind. Good retention.
S - Grain sweetness, light fruit and grass. Took some effort to detect all of them.
T - Few hops, clean and crisp throughout. Far from bold.
M - Light+ bodied, fairly dry on the finish. As far as the style, far from poor.
O - I really do not care for pilseners in general. This does a few things pretty well, without making any major mistakes. I would not return to it, although I cannot name any pils I would buy again!
10-16-2012 04:01:29 | More by mscudder
3.28/5 rDev -1.8%
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Large streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy aroma with spicy hops, grass and straw countered by bready yeast, light fruit and pale malt. Some sticky pine needle followed by some apple, pear and pilsner malt.
Medium bodied with a crisp, spicy hop bite that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malts into a dry finish. A decent amount of dry, earthy bitterness that dominates the flavor. Hints of grass and straw countered by some light fruit, bread, biscuit and pilsner malt. There's a subtle metallic presence that lingers after the finish hurting the drinkability a bit. A bit hopper than expected but pretty standard.
09-03-2012 05:41:29 | More by corby112
United Kingdom (England)
3.5/5 rDev +4.8%
0.4 Litre served in a Pils flute. Large thick head, light golden colour, clear. Nice noble hop smell. Taste was on the sweet side for a Pils, had notes of fruit which reminded me of gummi bears. Smooth with a bit of fiz. Overall a nice refreshing Pils, easy to drink and decent value for money.
03-24-2012 20:46:53 | More by jonb5
2.38/5 rDev -28.7%
Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Paulaner Weisbier glass, served chilled.
Slightly hazy lemon gold with cotton ball whitte head,nice lacing.
Slightly citrusy, grassy, sour, peppery. Nice.
Mouthfeel: slightly flat
taste: Doesn't taste attenuated like a lager should, do I detect a little diacetyl?
Notes: How old is this beer? There is a freshness date of 16/09 on it. Is this 3 years old or does that mean to drink by 2016? This one is off, drainpour.
02-05-2012 05:11:30 | More by fx20736
3.73/5 rDev +11.7%
I picked up a bottle of Veldensteiner Premium Pils a couple days ago for $3.99 at The Lager Mill. I don't have much experience with German Pilsener's, so I thought I should try an authentic German one to get a good feel for this style, so lets see how it goes. No visible freshness date. Poured from a brown flip top 22oz bottle into a Pilsener glass.
A- The label looks good and is typical for most beers coming out of Germany. It poured a nice and clear golden yellow color with three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left a little lacing. It looks just like how a Pilsener should.
S- This beer has a good Pilsener aroma. It starts off with some very lightly toasted pale malts that have a medium amount of sweetness to them and impart a nice bready, grainy, and slightly yeasty aroma. The hops stick out nicely and impart a nice grassy and earthy aroma. This is a pretty simple and straightforward smelling Pilsener.
T- The taste of this beer follows the nose very nicely. The flavor starts out with a large amount of lightly toasted pale malts that impart a nice doughy and grainy taste that makes for a pretty good base for this beer and it has a low amount of sweetness. After that comes the hops which are lighter then I was expecting but still impart a good amount of earthy and grassy flavors. The finish is smooth with a low amount of bitterness and it had a nice grainy and doughy aftertaste that really stays in the mouth. The flavor was pretty good and all about the balance between malts and hops.
M- Very smooth, crisp, somewhat dry, on the light side of being medium bodied, and it had a high amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was spot on for a Pilsener.
Overall I thought that this was a pretty good German Pilsener that was very smooth, clean, and refreshing. After trying this beer it seems like German Pilsener's are all about the balance of hops and malts aren't nearly as hoppy or bitter as it's American counterpart which are flavorful but what it lacks in flavor it makes up for in mouthfeel and drinkability. This beer had great drinkability, it went down very smooth, was refreshing, and it wasn't too filling which made for a better pairing with dinner then an American Pilsener, I could drink three or four of these, it makes for a very sessionable beer. What I liked most about this beer was the drinkability, it went down very smooth, the mouthfeel and appearance are also pretty good. What I liked least about this beer wasn't much but I thought it could use a little more hop flavor while still keeping the same amount of bitterness. I would buy this beer again when looking for a nice Pilsener to go with dinner, it paired with some sausage and sauerkraut nicely. I recommend giving this beer a try, if your looking for hoppy go for an American Pilsener, if your looking for balance and drinkability go with this German Pilsener. I was expecting this beer and style to pretty similar to the American Pilsener and I was surprised to find that these two styles are very different and I like that. This beer made for a good first impression for Veldensteiner and may have peaked an interest for me in this style, this was a good and sessionable beer, I am down to see what else this brewery has to offer.
01-02-2012 04:58:36 | More by StoutHunter
3.95/5 rDev +18.3%
sort of surprised about this average. a fantastically easy drink with some degenerated but still characteristic hopping. this is an old bottle. and a pilsner in this form of resealable bottlea isn't to be kept for long. but none the least aged true to form to something quite nice.
pour is golden clear with some bubbles coming up but i would expect more. the nose is like almost a keller but leaner. this is a very old bottle. oolong tea note with a honey pollen floral note. palate is subtle hints of nuttiness... it still drops off like it should. but with a nice and delicate fruity beginning. very nice and delicate floral beautiful. with a toasty hint of biscuit and bark earth. all the qualities are there. but very subtle therefore extremely quick going down.
i will look for this one fresh in germany.
05-10-2011 23:33:47 | More by rtepiak
Veldensteiner Premium Pils from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
78 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.