Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei
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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.
11-14-2003 20:53:44 | More by allboutbierge
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.
05-21-2011 00:13:10 | More by CrazyMike
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
09-11-2011 16:28:48 | More by KDawg
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.
06-01-2013 12:46:46 | More by Beric
3.85/5 rDev +16.7%
I really enjoyed this beer with its typical clean hoppy bitterness upfront followed by a soft malty finish.
Looks like a sexy blonde as w3ell when poured that gives big head ;O) Just kidding but the drinkability of this served cold in a Pils glass on a warm summer night was immense!!!
08-04-2010 18:50:13 | More by DerBayer
3.15/5 rDev -4.5%
330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
A - Poured a clear gold with a 3cm white foamy. The head reduced to a 0.5cm foamy cap that lasted a while. Good amount of lacing is produced.
S - Grassy at first with a backing of light malts and light citrus notes.
T - Mild sweetness, very light tang, and a mild bitter finish.
M - Good carbonation. Crisp finish. Some slipperiness.
D - A bit light in flavour, even for a Pilsner, but still a decent one to drink.
11-08-2010 02:48:24 | More by decimator
Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
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