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Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei

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76
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407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 49 | 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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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of david18
3.17/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had a sixteen ounce pour of this at the Amsterdam Ale House in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Not my favorite pilsner, and I typically enjoy german pilsners better than others.

Appearance was a light gold/straw. Very fluffy head that did stick around for a while.

Aroma was a little light. Some hops, a little light biscuit but overall not much there.

Flavor was perfectly fine, just not out of this world. Tasted like a pilsner but not as much bite on the tongue that I usually like from a German Pilsner.

Photo of Douberd
3.27/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can, half a litre at home. Poured a golden yellow colour with a two finger head that soon went away, but stayed enough to protect the surface. Average bubbles rising to the top. Aroma is of malts and something I can't put my finger on, but quite pleasant. Taste is bitter and metallic. Medium bodied, leaves a dryness on your tongue. Average carbonation. Overall one step ahead of your average german pilseners.

Photo of usafboy
2/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at Euro Market. Tastes like your standard German pils. There's clean bready malts, and as the lager warms, a pleasant herbal lemon hops edge emerges. It's not the most complex pils, but the right flavors are there, it's satisfying, and very drinkable. By memory, it's fairly similar to Bitburger, which is not a bad place to be. I wouldn't go out of my way to pick this up, but it's not a bad option.

Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of slimntubbs
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of taylocd
2.76/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from 11.2 ounce bottle to pilsener glass

A - clear bright gold with fluffy white head that dissipated quickly, but left respectable lacing

S - slightly fruity aroma which seemed a bit surprising, but not bad

T - no bitterness; malt sweetness was the most prevalent/powerful characteristic

M - little zip from carbonation; sticky finish

O - beer was good and an enjoyable, easy drinker

I picked this one up as a mixed-sixer to sample a brew that I first had on a trip Germany. It was a pleasant trip down memory lane, and a decent brew, but nothing outstanding.

Photo of attometer00
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a well carbonated light yellow. Aroma was actually kinda lemony wheat.

Very light taste, more of the lemony character, mouthfeel extremely faint, almost no malt character, the yeast was nice and neutral. A pretty neutral beer overall, the price is a little much from when I first got turned on to these back in Milwaukee at Koppa's and The Annex. I think the draft version had less bitterness to it. Halfway down it would recede into a smoother, creamier experience.

Photo of Everydayoff
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours 330ml slim can into a pint glass by freshness date.

This is a good looking beer with light pale yellow in color and thick foamy head that well retain itself also left some decent laces, visible carbonation is high. Smell is like typical German’s Pils with bready malt and spicy floral hop in nose yet a bit herbal. Bread/grain malt also dwells in its taste with moderate bitterness from hop to balance. Overall, it is decent and goes down well easy.

Photo of rbthuffman
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of falconxman
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Wookster
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Harkrank
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Gregwa
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of grandimperialc
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of June 2012.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear light-gold colour with good carbonation and the odd speck of sediment floating around. Produces a large head of brilliant white foam with a fine texture; this lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of light grainy malt with overtones of noble hops - leafy and bitter. A faint whiff of alcohol in the background.

Tastes of light malt with a crisp bitterness. Notes of grain and leafy noble hops. A background hint of spice, stewed hops and solvent. Mouthfeel is tingly and dry. Aftertaste of faint malt and bitter hops.

A decent pilsner; crisp and refreshing with a hoppy bite. Slides down nicely - I could imagine sinking a few steins of this.

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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1/5  rDev -69.9%

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.17/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just picked this beer up at the downtown Spec's today and am hopeful that we will see some of the other offerings from this brewery. Let's give the Pils a shot here in "the States".

Appearance: Pours a very clear light golden color with a small 1/8" head of small white bubbles that didn't really stick around for all that long. Within about 40 seconds, the foam was a ring where the glass meets the beer, and is being maintained by quite a few bubbles rising. There is a little bit is wavy lacing left on the glass after drinking most of the beer.

Aroma: The initial aroma was nice for a Pilsner with malt being the predominant aspect with some sweet toasty notes, but the hos are definitely present here adding a clean floral complexity. In the very cold beer, there are no off aromas at all and it is getting more toasty as it sits.

Taste: The flavor is also very clean and malty with some hop presence in the initial part of the flavor profile adding some flowers and maybe a hint of grass, but the malt is in control of the rest of the beer. There are some bittering hops to balance the finish, but they don't control the finish. The overall mouthfeel is medium to light with plenty of carbonation for what this beer is. It is a tad watery on the palate, but it is just really clean.

Opinion: Well, I must say that I am enjoying this beer quite a bit. I personally like a Pilsner that is more like a Helles, so this one fits the bill nicely. That said, it is a bit light in the hop department for this style...but you expect that a bit since it is brewed more in the middle of the country than in the North where the beers are notably more hoppy. Either way, if you like Pilsners OR Helles, I would give this one a shot on a clean palate and I don't think that you will be disappointed.

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of supermeniscus
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
76 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.