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Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei

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Krombacher PilsKrombacher Pils

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BA SCORE
76
okay

358 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei visit their website
Germany

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 lstokes
2.93/5  rDev -11.2%

The yeast in the nose completely overwhelmed any hops, which made me wonder if the beer was skunked, but it tasted normal, and another beer I got from a different store today had the same weird over-yeastieness going on. So that's not cool.

The beer looks just fine, though, with a short-lived head and decent lacing. The taste is hoppier than the nose led me to believe, but it's still very grainy and yeasty for the style. The mouthfeel is light, almost watery, and although it's drinkable, it's definitely not a must-drink. It was much better for washing down my curry tonight than it was on its own.

lstokes, Nov 23, 2009
Photo of trevorwideman
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%

500ML can poured into a pilsner glass. Decent looking pils. Golden straw colour, big fluffy head, lots of carbonation, very refreshing looking indeed.

Smell is very bready and malty, nice hint of aroma hops hidden in there, nothing much complex, slight veggie smell, but not skunky or unpleasant, very much just a refreshing pilsner aroma. Taste is very pleasant, very malty and a slight nuttiness in the back. Low bitterness, but enough to keep it interesting. Mouthfeel isn't as bitey as I'd like, but it's a mild complaint. This is a slightly above average pils, thirstquenching and highly drinkable. Not the best ever, but good.

trevorwideman, Feb 09, 2006
Photo of Ford
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Ford, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of KMcG
3/5  rDev -9.1%

KMcG, May 28, 2012
Photo of allboutbierge
2.65/5  rDev -19.7%

When I opened the bottle I immediately thought 'damn, my first skunked beer in Germany'. Luckily, that was not the case. Nevertheless it made me very reluctant to take that first sip. When I did I was relieved that it was still 'good'. Color is pale and has the color of urine the morning after a hard night's drinking. Not something that makes you go yum. Taste is drinkable. Its nothing great nothing bad--a perfect 3. Herby flavors are there along with a dominate but lightly bitter hop profile. Mouthfeel is comparable to memories of American macro-lagers and not of any German Pils ive had before.

allboutbierge, Nov 14, 2003
Photo of Joel12
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Joel12, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of timontheroad
3/5  rDev -9.1%

timontheroad, May 26, 2013
Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

KrisDLSmith, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of CrazyMike
3.63/5  rDev +10%

Clear golden appearance with thick white head that slowly settles down, so far so good. Smell is grassy with a hint of malt, grain and hops.

Taste is mainly maltiness and grass. Picked up citrus, bread and hops as well. Smooth and crisp overall. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a lingering maltiness.

This is a simple and clean Pilsner overall which makes very refreshing. No outstanding features, but sometimes simpleness is good; worth a try.

CrazyMike, May 21, 2011
Photo of AaronBurr
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

AaronBurr, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of KDawg
3.63/5  rDev +10%

Poured a nice light straw color with a good head on it. Very fragrant nose with lots of grains, malty tones and some straw tones as well. Medium bodied that is more grainy on the palate than on the nose. Very good feel that is very smooth as well. This is an excellent session pilsner that scratches the itch perfectly

KDawg, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of MaxOhle
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MaxOhle, May 09, 2014
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Guinnsslvr, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of JALIEN
3/5  rDev -9.1%

JALIEN, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of stella77artois
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

stella77artois, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of bkrbdan
3/5  rDev -9.1%

bkrbdan, May 04, 2013
Photo of ronin926
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ronin926, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Wsherry1
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Wsherry1, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of ariceclemson
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ariceclemson, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of brewmudgeon
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

brewmudgeon, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of MikalMick
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MikalMick, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Harkrank
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Harkrank, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3/5  rDev -9.1%

MouthfulOfchris, May 06, 2012
Photo of Beric
3.3/5  rDev 0%

Serving: Bottle, poured into footed pilsener glass
Served: 9 Jun 13

Appearance: Looks like a pils. Nice and golden-yellow with a big foamy white head that slowly collapses over the course of drinking it. Laces for a while when the head is still present. After the head dies down, so does the lacing. Looks great for a pilsener.

Smell: Smells 'beery' and boring. There's a hint of a hop smell, but you really need to search in order to find it. There seems to be some sort of smellable aroma from the noble hops.

Taste: Tastes bready and dry. There were some astringent tastes on the front end, but towards the middle of the glass, the stronger tastes seem to have mellowed out a bit. Maybe these tastes originated from the age (it was a few months past the "best by" date). The taste is not very complicated and the weird flavor and dryness does not leave the most positive impression.

Mouthfeel: Feels light(er) like a pils, but the medium carbonation really makes it spritzy. Refreshing, and invites subsequent sips, but mostly in order to counteract the dryness of the taste.

Overall: A decent pils, but by no means the best from Germany or the most representative of the style. Very easy drinking. Very cheap and widely available in Germany, which gives it a poor reputation in Germany as a 'Fernsehbier' (television-beer). I would not seek this one out.

Beric, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of djura
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

djura, Dec 20, 2012
Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
76 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.