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Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei

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76
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398 Ratings
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-11-2001

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Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Photo of MylesMac
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of martyjhuebs
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of peensteen
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of thommo_nk
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of batt6343
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of millelacsmark
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Photo of namdiez
1.25/5  rDev -62.2%

Photo of oberon
2.98/5  rDev -10%
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.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
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

Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of hogrider
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of kurgan3
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of spinrsx
3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of volga
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of godlessape
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Photo of wdarcy77
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of valkyre65
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of elguapo57
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Luigi
3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw yellow with a massive rocky white head. The retention is great, as it stays at least one finger high with plenty of lacing.

The dominate aroma is baked bread with a floral hop.

The taste is about the same as it is very clean and finishes dry. Grassy hops, soft bread grains, with a refreshing dry finish.

This German pilsnener can be compared to many premium lagers out of Germany. To me it was nothing new, but what keeps this lager legitimate, is the authenticity of the style. Very refreshing for the summer months.

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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
76 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.