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Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei

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Krombacher PilsKrombacher Pils

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BA SCORE
76
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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:
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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Suds

Pennsylvania

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

From a ½ liter can, this brew is light and golden. The head is puffy, white, and nicely soapy. There's a respectable lace. The beer presents a perfumy, hoppy smell that's backed with a little pale malt. Not bad, actually. There's a bit of a bread and dough flavor that comes out in the taste. Unfortunately, there's a bit of a metallic quality that shows up in the mid-taste. The finish is subtle and soft. Medium to light in mouthfeel, with a smooth quality. This is a respectable and nicely drinkable brew.

Serving type: can

08-17-2007 15:50:08 | More by Suds
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plaid75

New York

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

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light noble hop and soft grain malt.

The taste consisted of a slightly sweet malt and mildly spicy hop.

The mouthfeel was a bit thick for a pils, which detracted from the experience.

Overall an average pils. Nothing too exciting here. Easy enough to drink however.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2007 16:44:59 | More by plaid75
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cabsandking

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color and a nice airy white head dissipating to a thin patchy cap. The nose was fair by standard with a floral hop aroma. Taste is bitter and dry off the bat, and an earthy, woodsy background. Carbonated well and crisp. The finish is dry and a little metallic like but further turns sweeter and crackerish. It coats well for an enjoyable mouth. Nice balance overall with just enough malt character to match the hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2006 16:54:24 | More by cabsandking
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Drew966

Florida

2.42/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Krombacher Pils pours a pale yellow with a fluffy white head from a brown 500 ml bottle. The aroma is very mild, a hint of hops maybe. Malt dominates the flavor at first, followed by a metallic hop taste. More malty than hoppy. I'd pass and try something else.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2006 15:06:36 | More by Drew966
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

1.88/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer looks good. A deep gold, its pretty dark for an international pilsner. The head is pure white and lasts the whole glass. Thick patches of lace stick to the glass.

Now for the bad...

The aroma is grainy and sweeter than a usual mass market pilsner. Theres also a sickly fruity accent. The taste is too sweet for the style with the same weird fruit/estery off flavor and some cooked veggies. Some hop flowers show in the middle but get lost in the weirdness. The mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation and a saccarine feel coating my mouth. The finish is conspicuously lacking in bitterness.

This beer is not very tastey. Not enough hops, even for an international pilsner, also some funky off flavors. Just a notch or two above undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2006 01:55:52 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fair pils from Germany. Pours out to a medium golden color with a big head of fluffy white foam. Lots of lace. Medium level of carbonation. Aromas of sour maltiness and some floral hops. Taste is suprisingly fresh and light; flavors of medium bodied malts cross over to a white bread note, with hints of floral hops lingering in the background. Not bad. Mouthfeel was crisp and enjoyable. Drinkability is north of average. This would make for a good light evening beer. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2006 23:05:22 | More by Frozensoul327
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

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

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.

Serving type: can

02-09-2006 02:26:47 | More by trevorwideman
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Medium gold in colour with lots of carbonation. Aromas begin with sulfur, then eventually reveal some honey malt and grassy hop notes. Some grassy and spicy hop flavor notes are there, along with some more light malt notes on the back end. Its got a bitter soapy finish too, which isn't as clean as I'd like. Slightly below average for the style.

Serving type: can

10-21-2005 20:21:07 | More by fisherman34
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB 10-11-05. Poors in as a pilsner should having a great and lasting white head and a golden beercollor. looking better to it I noticed lots of haze and that for a quality pilsner. Not the best presentation for a filtered one. Nose is good though, no off tastes noticeable and a good malty and hoppy crracter. Hops reminding me of Hersbrucker and a very malty palate for a pilsner. Some alcohol completing the nose that's fresh.
Taste is also fresh and has good but not that high dosed bitterness, that keeps hanging in my mouth. Further again good maltpalate but IMO litle too much for a Pils and the whole beer reminds me more of a Helles then a pilsner. Easy drinkable and a good sesionbeer for a heavy night of drinking but there are lots of more enjoyable pilseners that I would prefer to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2005 13:35:46 | More by paterlodie
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another decent German pilsner, very drinkable but not exactly craftsmanship. Pours a slighly cloudy golden color and gives respectable, if not mindblowing head. Smell has a melange of citrus, hops, and cereals,. Interesting.
A round, thick flavor with nice hoppy bitterness that does what its suppossed to do. Mouthfeel is a little grainy but I didn't mind it like with some beers.
Not an exquisite beer but tasty and goes down the hatch quite easily. This is workmanlike, blue collar beer typical of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2005 12:15:45 | More by daliandragon
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear yellow-gold colour with a moderate short-lived head settling to a ring. Gives some lace early on.

Sharp grainy nose on a malt background. Fizzy bite, bitter hops, some malt. No really well pronounced flavours or aromas. Dry and hoppy. Your average Euro pils, good with a sandwich or sausage.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2005 16:00:09 | More by TerryW
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

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

On tap at a local belfast bar

Pours with a light amber body, thick fluffy head sits atop, great retention

Smell, very clean, some hint of fresh grain

Taste, crisp and clean, dry mouthfeel, very easy to put down and refreshing

This is a much better beer on tap, a good session lager

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2005 15:59:42 | More by cypressbob
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SaunaKing

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a 6 pack of this stuff for the first time because my wife likes pilsners and isn't crazy about Hefe Weisse which i have been drinking almost exclusively latley. Yellow gold with a frothy but small head. Mild hop aroma and the taste is a little too sweet. Like beer mixed with a sweet white wine. This stuff is smooth and drinkable though. I prefer a little drier, crisper pilsner but this is ok in a pinch.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2004 19:54:35 | More by SaunaKing
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

2.03/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Typical pils pale yellow color, decent white fluff atop, soft and creamy.
Aroma, Every way ordinary, mild, slightly grainy, cornmeal, sweetish, zestless. Taste, ....eh. Flat, dull, ...so much so, it makes W. seem like a Rhodes scholar. Something unpleasant in the mouthfeel, too, something sickly, and thoroughly unpalatable. Light bodied, but not too light, there's an ample amount of malt here, but the flavor is off-putting as all-get-out!
Perhaps this better in some other format, or, undoubtedly, when fresher, as any beer is...but this sample was unsatisfactory!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2004 21:19:21 | More by feloniousmonk
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bland pils but creamy mouthfeel as a pils ought to have. OK with overpowering strong meat. Fizzy, bit of malt and bitter hops altogether. Metalic residue yet from bottle and not can. Lace remains. Difficult to finish quickly.


most popular beer in Germany they told us?

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2004 02:59:09 | More by Sammy
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.8/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aroma has strong shot of fresh hops initially, and the sweet/sour quality of many of this style. Slight malt quality.
Huge full white head with decent stability. Water clear with gold color.
Intial taste is fresh malt, slightly sweet. Middle starts to take on bitterness,which increases to dominate with a long somewhat dry finish. Long bitter lingering on the tongue.
Fairly thin, somewhat watery. Has a refeshing quality and mildly crisp.
I really liked the initial flavour. But ultimately the bitterness to the exclusion of malt didn't allow enough balance to make it pleasing throughout.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2003 03:08:10 | More by garymuchow
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allboutbierge

Austria

2.65/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2003 20:53:44 | More by allboutbierge
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mwrseeley

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A nicely coloured light straw featuring an upward stream of bubbles that raced to the top to form a large pillowy head, which, along with the lace, was very pleasant and lasted the duration of my drink. Above average head and lace.

Smell: The aroma came across like a normal Pils. Thirty minutes after finishing this beer I could smell a mild but definite sweetness emanating from the empty bottle.

Taste: Rather bitter when served ice cold, but as it warmed the beer opened up and the dryness becomes less obvious. The aftertaste was strongly accented with hops.

Mouthfeel: Dry and like the taste, became better as the beer warmed slightly.

Drinkability: I would drink Krombacher Pils again. Beer drinkers in South Korea can't afford to be too particular and I am thinking about picking up a 5 litre keg, because this Pilsener certainly beats most of the other available options.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2003 13:38:03 | More by mwrseeley
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PiratePete

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a white head with a beautiful golden colour. Not much nose but that seems alright to me. In the mouth there is a taste of malt and an aftertaste of hops that lasts after it goes down. I like that - its nice to be reminded you just had a swallow of a decent beer. I love that aftertaste. Krombacher Pils is one of those beers that one needs to come back to after trying different brews - it brings you back to basics!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2003 20:33:45 | More by PiratePete
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Naerhu

Japan

3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White dramatic head with lively long lace and gold body.

Extremely reserved aroma.

Rich malt, bit of a sharp twang, long trailing hop bitterness. With this much bitterness, I am very surprised I did not detect more hops on the nose.

The is a light beer where the hops grab you tongue and does the hula. This is a bright and nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2003 01:03:55 | More by Naerhu
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beerguy101

California

3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color, large foamy head. Aroma is grainy and slightly sweet, A medium bodied pilsner. Crisp and refreshing. Light malt and hops. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full round and smooth. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2003 02:34:36 | More by beerguy101
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Globetrotter

Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a top German pilsner. Clear gold lies under a beautifully contoured white head that lingers all the way to the bottom leaving a veritable blanket of lace all along the side. The smell is a well-balanced mix of malt and flowery hops. The mouthfeel is just a tad tingly and dominated by malt. The taste starts as sweet barley, with a lovely flowery hop bitterness giving chase. The aftertaste is all hops. A fine product indeed.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2003 10:13:52 | More by Globetrotter
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stoutman

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew has a light and grainy aroma that hints at caramel. Pours a light sparkling golden. The huge fluffy white head has excellent lacing and is everlasting with a full 2 inches remaining at the bottom of my pilsener flute. The sweet flavor has no acidity and finishes mildly bitter. The light watery palate is lively and finishes clean. Probably better on tap, since I did detect the typical aluminum flash of stagnicity in the aftertaste.

Serving type: can

05-28-2003 17:25:53 | More by stoutman
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ipogios

Cyprus

2.4/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Average German beer with nothing special to make you want to drink this beer in the pubs or with food. It's one of those not-bad-not-good beers which you would go for an alternative if there was one but wouldn't refuse to drink it if there wasn't any other beer...

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2002 09:03:07 | More by ipogios
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yeah, i liked it OK. Sweetsih palate, with mild maltiness and hoppiness, quite light in body, thinish palate, but highly drinkable and in-offensive, maybe a bit fizzy aswell.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2002 21:37:53 | More by rastaman
Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
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