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Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei

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Krombacher PilsKrombacher Pils

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327 Ratings
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-11-2001)
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Photo of kevinhughes


3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-28-2012 19:16:31 | More by kevinhughes
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a mini can into a small beer glass.

Pours golden, brilliant, thick head of creamy foam that drops down to 1/4inch. Beer smell. Pilsy. Smooth clean crisp taste, light bodied. Very single, not to describe, but a solid easy beer.

Great little german pils alternative.

Serving type: can

08-26-2012 13:22:28 | More by KTCamm
Photo of bootsdomino


2.5/5  rDev -24%

08-19-2012 13:35:18 | More by bootsdomino
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-18-2012 18:11:14 | More by 4ster
Photo of LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big white head leaves a thin white layer of head/lacing covering the entire top of a clear golden colored pils.

Sour to lightly skunk aroma with some light bread like malts.

A light sourish taste than the aroma would have suggested, the taste also has some light grain malt with a light bitter hops kick that seems to be its saving grace.

A dry aftertaste with a slight bitter nip on this light bodied beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 23:26:56 | More by LXIXME
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-14-2012 23:46:09 | More by MylesMac
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-13-2012 18:02:41 | More by martyjhuebs
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Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bright golden colour, one finger of sticky white head, dense with lots of lace. Smell is grainy and biscuity, light floral hop and grassy and earthy notes, a touch metallic as well. Taste is of cracker like malt, some grassy-lemony hops, grainy, more of the metallic character detected in the nose, long malty aftertaste. Medium carbonation, crisp medium body. While not wholly satisfying it was still an OK drink but that being said it is most likely one and done for me.

Serving type: can

08-09-2012 13:12:13 | More by peensteen
Photo of thommo_nk

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-05-2012 11:54:14 | More by thommo_nk
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

08-05-2012 05:12:44 | More by batt6343
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-04-2012 20:14:22 | More by millelacsmark
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Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL can from the LCBO; best before March 5 2013. I worked my way through the majority of the generic Euro pale lagers available at my local shop last year, but every once in a while they'll add a new one to the lineup - and so here we are. At least this one seems to be an authentic German pilsener, a category I have some genuine appreciation for. Poured into a dimpled mug.

Pours a typical clear, golden-yellow colour, topped with slightly more than one finger of puffy, white, surprisingly long-lasting head. It hangs around for well over five minutes before fizzling away into a more manageable cap, leaving the sides of the glass smeared with lacing. This is actually a really good-looking pilsener. Doesn't smell too bad either - lots of grainy/cracker malts, some bread, with noble hop notes of herbal, grassy hay. Suitable for the style, and fairly enticing.

Reasonably good stuff - certainly a real pilsener, not just an EPL wearing a mask. Strong backbone of grainy pale malts, crackers and bread, supported by a firm noble hop bill that is grassy, herbal, and slightly peppery/spicy - this last bit covers one of my favorite aspects of German pilseners. Light bitterness in the aftertaste that lingers briefly. Light-bodied and kind of watery, with mild carbonation for the style - it starts off crisp but soon loses a lot of its bite. Definitely smooth-drinking, and well suited to tonight's stinking hot weather.

This is pretty tasty stuff - certainly not the best pilsener I've ever had, but a serviceable one that I don't regret trying. If push came to shove I'd probably stick with Bitburger, Radeberger or Stiegl for my German pils fix, but this would make for an acceptable substitute in a pinch. My main complaint relates to the flattish mouthfeel, which (at least in my view) isn't exactly a dealbreaking flaw.

Final Grade: 3.6, a manageable B grade. Unremarkable, yet still highly drinkable, Krombacher Pils is one addition to the LCBO's staggeringly huge lineup of pale lagers that I can appreciate. Now if only they'd get rid of all those lame ones, and use that space for something more interesting. But I digress - this is a respectable, affordable pilsener that is at least worth a try for any fan of German pale lagers.

Serving type: can

07-27-2012 04:13:43 | More by thehyperduck
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1.25/5  rDev -62%

07-27-2012 04:03:22 | More by namdiez
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North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pilsner a light golden with a decent sized rocky white head that was gone pretty quickly.The nose is very clean...too clean,a bit of toasted grain and faint hint of iron and that's about it.Mild flavors of toasted bread and that iron note,light sweetness in the finish.Eh I wanted something I could drink while grillin in the heat,I could have done better.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 21:53:17 | More by oberon
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Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - bright straw golden, fairly tall white head after an aggressive pour, retained fairly well
S - fairly strong aroma of adjunct, grassy, some metallic
T - similar to the nose although the grassy hops are a little more prominent
M - light, crisp, clean, and medium dry finish
O - its on the mark in terms of ease of drinking and feel, but it is just a little lacing in the flavour department, I get the feeling this is a 'get it down your gullet' type of mass consumed brew in Germany, not bad but an average pils

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 02:22:42 | More by joemcgrath27
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-17-2012 20:49:18 | More by rolltide8425
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-16-2012 20:59:11 | More by hogrider
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

07-16-2012 15:26:09 | More by kurgan3
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Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Can from the Ottawa LCBO for 2.10$

Appearance - Clear golden yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, breads/grains, herbal notes, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and corn mixed with some peppery/herbal notes. There is also a bit of an apple juice sweetness. It ends with a grainy slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - While it is very drinkable I was hoping for a little more of a refreshing taste/flavour. It had a grainy/herbal bitterness to it that seemed to take away from the crispness. Still a decent beer, just not something I'd buy again.

Serving type: can

07-16-2012 14:45:02 | More by spinrsx
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-15-2012 19:19:27 | More by RedAleMan
Photo of volga

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-14-2012 17:53:02 | More by volga
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3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been lucking into some great German and Austrian beer specials at my local liquor store recently and couldn't resist picking up a 12 pack of this brew.

Appearance: Has an almost brassy wet wheat dark straw body to it with a creamy white head that sinks down to just a light skim yet never gives up.

Smell: Very slight grainy, bready aroma that you have to try hard to detect until you get half way down the glass and then you can pick up on some great malt notes.

Taste/mouthfeel: First comes the faint German malty flavor you expect from such a beer, just briefly at that, then comes the hop sizzle along with the high carbonation that comes across like you just stepped down on the distortion pedal on an electric guitar. Very crisp and satisfying finish.

Overall: A perfect summer beer. I"ll be picking up a lot more of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 04:03:53 | More by godlessape
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-04-2012 18:56:03 | More by wdarcy77
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

06-30-2012 20:00:36 | More by valkyre65
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

06-17-2012 03:46:36 | More by elguapo57
Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
76 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.