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Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei

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76
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416 Ratings
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.87%
Wants: 8
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-11-2001

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Ratings: 416 | Reviews: 136
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3.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from an 11.2oz can into a glass

A: Pours a lovely golden color with light haze. There is a solid cap of foam on top interspersed with medium sized bubbles. Moderate curtains of lace.

S: Smells of grain and light caramel. Some moderately potent noble hops give the aroma a good, crisp character.

T: Grains are prominent again, and provide most of the body for the beer. A little bit of toffee sweetens the deal up a bit before being cut back by a decent dose of noble style hops and a slight flavor of alcohol. Finish is fairly long for the style (which is still fairly brief) and consists mostly of a lingering floral hops and light malt.

M: Fairly thin, bordering on watery. Carbonation is medium-low but foamy and effervescent, which combats the watery-ness.

O: Nothing special. Easy drinking enough and better than BMC, but not a remarkable in anyway.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a footed pilsener out of a 330ml bottle.

Pours a clear medium gold with a hefty one finger white head. Average head retention but nice streaks of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

Aroma is mostly of floral noble hops along with a little bit of cracker from the malt sneaking through. It is fairly weak overall, however.

The flavor is much more impressive with the aroma with a lot of bread and cracker malt flavor propped up nicely by noble hops. There is a moderate, crisp bitterness that is quite drying leaving just a slight stickyness on the lips.

Overall, a well-made German pils but it doesn't necessarily stick out among the many others out there. Worth picking up for something different.

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3.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow golden color. Poured a 2 finger head with good consistency and medium retention, leaving laces in the glass.
Expected light aroma of grassy hops and notes of malt.
Malty flavor with a medium hopness that rapidly dries your mouth. Hints of earth and minerals. Aftertaste is dry and bitter.
Body is light, just a bit watery with medium carbonation.
Not a bad beer, depends to what you compared it, still lacks personality (maybe a general flaw of most pilsners, off-course partially you have to attain to the proposed style).

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2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours transparent amber in color with an ample white head. Aroma is mild and peculiar. If forced to attempt a description, I would venture to say that it is vegetally spicy (should such a thing exist). It reminds me of a scratch 'n' sniff sticker from an old Star Wars children's book that had long been lost to my memory. If I recall correctly, this particular sticker was supposed to smell like "fungus". This isn't quite as pungent, but it definitely bears some similarity...

With my outrageously esoteric description of the aroma out of the way, it's on to the taste. The flavor is definitely superior to the nose, though I can't say that I can describe exactly what I'm tasting. The mildly spicy hop flavor is definitely noticeable, but it's pretty well balanced by the malt. I must confess I lack the prowess to properly describe the malt flavor; the best I can do is to say that the malt comes through as slightly juicy near the finish, but that would not be a fair description in general. This is rather unique tasting to me.

The carbonation is quite lively and lends a mouthfeel that compliments the flavor nicely and really holds the whole thing together. I'm a devout detractor of Pilsners, but I must give this one credit for bringing something different to the table and keeping me interested. Krombacher has fuller flavor and substance than I'm used to experiencing in this style, so I will certainly credit them for that. This hardly has made me a Pilsner man, but if obligated to have one, I wouldn't mind having this.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours a really big soapy head that takes time to settle - you need to do the traditional pils pour with this one - let it settle a minute or two, top it up a bit, repeat till glass full. Lots of lacing and the head disappears en route.

Smell is hoppy and a little sour. Mouthfeel is nice enough. Taste is malt and hops but not particularly interesting. The head doesnt actually taste soapy, but there is something soapy going on in the after-taste. Another reviewer (northyorksammy) said "OK with overpowering strong meat." Weird but true, there's a strong not-very-fresh meat presence.
I dont think this is what pils is about.

Not very drinkable either - I feel bloated two-thirds of the way through (there is the possibility that it's to do with me, but I dont normally have this problem..)

500ml bottle; B.B. 15.04.13

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Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
76 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.