Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei
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3.38/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Tried on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary, a classic lager start to the evening. I have also tried this in bottles. Classic German pilsener in the glass, a gold straw color with a smattering of white foam on top. Aroma was quite subdued, I do not possess the world's greatest olfactory sense but I can usually get more than this, especially from something on tap ... Faint cracker malts and musty hay-like noble hops on the nose, and more of the same on the palate. Fortunately I could taste more than I could smell, the aforementioned noble hops were prominent and fairly enjoyable, fresh grass and hay playing off some herbal notes like mild licorice and bitter watermelon rind. There is a grainy cracker-like malt backbone with hints of green grape fruitiness and a grain husk astringency. Aggressive carbonation along with a little metallic copper afterburn. Crisp and dry with less residual sweetness, DMS, and doughy character than most commercial Euro lagers. A decent noble hops showcase on tap (less fresh in the bottles I've sampled) and a pretty standard German pilsener for the purists, albeit one with a macro-brewed feel: Fizzy, harsh, and rather vapid.
Serving type: on-tap
12-31-2013 04:05:43 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.19/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A Brownish-Amber beer with a very good head and good lacing after drinking. This was the first Pilsner that I managed to get a decent amount of foam with. The smell was good with a sweet overtone and a little bread. The taste was a bit of a let-down as there wasn't much there. You could feel the beer down the middle of the palate and it hit all the sensors, but it just did not thrill me. Overall, an okay beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2013 02:04:15 | More by JeanDuteau
Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
76 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.