Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei
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United Kingdom (England)
4.23/5 rDev +28.2%
This beer has a big tight head that stays around. Massive carbonation is streaming up with great vigour.
The aroma is a herbal hop smell typical of German pils. I detect mint and spring water in the smell.
The beer is highly drinkable. It tastes of noble hops and minerals with a mild but lingering bitter aftertaste.
The mouthfeel is like sparkling mineral water. Smooth but carbonated.
Overall, a mild but refined and delicious beer that would suffice as a standard example of a German pilsener. Very similar but not identical to Warsteiner and Bitburger.
My mark out of one hundred would be 87.
07-14-2014 16:23:19 | More by LagerCognoscenti
4.2/5 rDev +27.3%
I just picked this beer up at the downtown Spec's today and am hopeful that we will see some of the other offerings from this brewery. Let's give the Pils a shot here in "the States".
Appearance: Pours a very clear light golden color with a small 1/8" head of small white bubbles that didn't really stick around for all that long. Within about 40 seconds, the foam was a ring where the glass meets the beer, and is being maintained by quite a few bubbles rising. There is a little bit is wavy lacing left on the glass after drinking most of the beer.
Aroma: The initial aroma was nice for a Pilsner with malt being the predominant aspect with some sweet toasty notes, but the hos are definitely present here adding a clean floral complexity. In the very cold beer, there are no off aromas at all and it is getting more toasty as it sits.
Taste: The flavor is also very clean and malty with some hop presence in the initial part of the flavor profile adding some flowers and maybe a hint of grass, but the malt is in control of the rest of the beer. There are some bittering hops to balance the finish, but they don't control the finish. The overall mouthfeel is medium to light with plenty of carbonation for what this beer is. It is a tad watery on the palate, but it is just really clean.
Opinion: Well, I must say that I am enjoying this beer quite a bit. I personally like a Pilsner that is more like a Helles, so this one fits the bill nicely. That said, it is a bit light in the hop department for this style...but you expect that a bit since it is brewed more in the middle of the country than in the North where the beers are notably more hoppy. Either way, if you like Pilsners OR Helles, I would give this one a shot on a clean palate and I don't think that you will be disappointed.
12-02-2011 00:45:23 | More by SkeeterHawk
4.15/5 rDev +25.8%
This pils presents itself picture perfectly, lots of white head, and a nice golden and clean looking body. There is a lot of carbonation here, even after a moderate pour. This is how a pilsner should look.
This brew has only a slight fragrance. Not much in the way of malt, but a hint of slight lemon.
In the way of taste, this is a bit more than on par. It's actually a little bit more on the malty side than expected. Somewhat husky and mildly sweet, but nicely counter balanced with a hint of lemon.
This is about as refreshing as one can get in the lager family. Definitely totally balanced and is a swell session cervesa.
08-26-2008 16:33:29 | More by TheSarge
4.05/5 rDev +22.7%
Pours a straw color with lots of bubbles and a nice head that sticks around and leaves some decent lacing.
Smell is of fruit banana/apple, malt and some hops.
Taste is pretty good, some fruitiness to it, apple, and a bit of sweet malt and some hops to clean of the taste and give it a floral note. This is what I want a pilsner to taste like. Mouthfeel is light to medium with medium carbonation. Goes down easy and tasty.
A good pilsner, for some reason it's hard to find good ones anywhere.
09-13-2011 15:22:37 | More by Jerone
4.03/5 rDev +22.1%
Appearance: Pale yellow, big head, good lacing.
Smell: Floral, grassy.
Taste: Tasty balanced pilsner, though I get a fair amount of corny sweetness from it. Mild grassy hops.
Overall: I received this as a re-gift, my aunt received it from a German exchange student. The bottle had a best-before date of mid-August, so I was pleasantly surprised how good it tasted despite being out of date. Brown bottle and constant refrigeration probably helped. Anyway, this is a solid pilsner with a little more corn flavor than it probably should have, but that's ok with me.
11-04-2011 23:33:17 | More by Mdog
4.01/5 rDev +21.5%
Poured from a bottle into a beer mug. Large white head with excellent retention. Golden amber color with a strong smell and taste of hops. The aftertaste is delightfully bitter. I bought this bottle as part of a build your own six pack deal, and I'm glad I did. It is an excellent beer.
07-20-2014 04:38:57 | More by BeerLovinWoman87
4/5 rDev +21.2%
This is a top German pilsner. Clear gold lies under a beautifully contoured white head that lingers all the way to the bottom leaving a veritable blanket of lace all along the side. The smell is a well-balanced mix of malt and flowery hops. The mouthfeel is just a tad tingly and dominated by malt. The taste starts as sweet barley, with a lovely flowery hop bitterness giving chase. The aftertaste is all hops. A fine product indeed.
06-13-2003 10:13:52 | More by Globetrotter
4/5 rDev +21.2%
Picked it up at the Home Plus in Busan Korea. Of course, compared to most Korean beers it stands tall. Color is a warm gold. Smell is somewhat hoppy and grainy. It gave a gentle lacing to the Rok Navy Club cocktail glass. Taste was somewhat grainy a little hoppy but average. Definitely a great beer for after a dry week and a good run/hike around the Orykdo coastal trails.
I could drink maybe one more.
03-18-2010 08:57:32 | More by jhtipton
Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
76 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.