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Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei

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75
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314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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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swgwilt

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +22%

05-31-2013 19:37:34 | More by swgwilt
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mwrseeley

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +20.4%
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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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Krombacher Pils has a very thick, white head and a clear, sparkling, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is slight, with some light bread and grassy sweetness. Taste is of pale barley malt, sweetness, and a mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, and Krombacher finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mostly dry. Overall, this is a wonderful beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 03:15:16 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I first had this at a German restaurant in Niagara Falls, Ontario, having never seen it in my neck of the woods. Well wouldn't you know, I stumbled across it back home shortly after my visit. This turned out to be a more than decent pils and a very drinkable one at that.

Krombacher pours a standard yellow-golden color with a decent foam that lasts for about 2 minutes. The smell was almost all malt, with a nice sweet aroma in the nose. The standard pils mouthfeel was present with the expected amount of carbonation. The flavor matched my expectations from the aroma, with a nice malty flavor present with a good herbal hop presence to balance it out. Nothing complex, but enjoyable nonetheless. One can still taste the chewy malts and hop bitterness well into the aftertaste, and the beer concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

This brew was a decent surprise. A perfect beer to have with some German fare such as some jaegerschnitzel or some wursts.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2008 01:54:44 | More by Beastdog75
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
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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stoutman

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
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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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Krombacher Pils

Good appearance with a crystal clear golden body and a creamy white head that holds well. Very nice lacing.

The aroma is nice with a distinct noble character, and lots of herbs. The malt is pleasant, displaying notes of dried straw.

As is often the case, the flavor follows the aroma. It's solidly bitter; and quite herbaceous and grassy. Despite its very bitter and dry nature, it remains balanced.

As a German Pilsner it's right on. Quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 22:50:03 | More by NeroFiddled
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DerBayer

Germany

3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer with its typical clean hoppy bitterness upfront followed by a soft malty finish.

Looks like a sexy blonde as w3ell when poured that gives big head ;O) Just kidding but the drinkability of this served cold in a Pils glass on a warm summer night was immense!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 18:50:13 | More by DerBayer
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semihobo

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half-liter bottle dated 27.04.08.

Vigorous pour yields two fingers of snowy head. Lots of bubbles rising. A thin, clear yellow. Great lacing down the sides of the glass even toward the second pour of the bottle.

Smell is grassy and skunky sweet. Herbal quality to the hoppiness as well. Aroma erupted the second I popped the cap.

I expected a funky taste from the smell, but it is quite clean. A small taste profile in general, few off-notes, just grassy hops with very balanced malt providing grainy flavor and sweetness.

Mouthfeel is smooth, gentle, rich. The bubbles tickle the tongue... perfectly moderated carbonation.

Very enjoyable, I wouldn't mind drinking this again, and $1.89 for a 17 oz single wasn't that pricey. It's on the sweeter side vs. sharp hops, if that bothers you then find another pils.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 02:03:37 | More by semihobo
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PiratePete

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
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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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Good foam. Typical straw yellow in color. Crisp bubbles.

Smell: More typical pilsner notes. Musty, German hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Similar to smell; lots of musty German hops. Heavier on the malt versus the hops. I definitely would have like a better balance. Mouthfeel has excellent bite and definitely a hoppy spritzy-ness.

Overall Drinkability: Pretty middle of the road pilsner, especially for a European one.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2013 02:13:25 | More by tjsdomer2
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

05-03-2014 14:49:18 | More by beerhunter13
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markallmon

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

03-16-2013 23:47:28 | More by markallmon
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

11-18-2013 03:00:25 | More by Guinnsslvr
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

09-04-2012 01:34:41 | More by amstokesdb9
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AdrianMendez

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

04-24-2013 16:12:55 | More by AdrianMendez
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bearbreak

Korea (South)

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

07-05-2014 17:29:38 | More by bearbreak
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GWC

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-16-2013 15:52:48 | More by GWC
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friendofbeer

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-04-2014 00:22:19 | More by friendofbeer
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Loogs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

02-24-2014 18:33:07 | More by Loogs
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AlexFF65

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

02-03-2014 09:23:02 | More by AlexFF65
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

03-28-2013 00:49:27 | More by ssimpson89
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ktrillionaire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 03.05.11 - which means either March 5 or May 3, depending if it is in US or Euro notation - in any case it is fairly fresh.

A - Pours a clear golden hue, and is capped with a chunky, frothy head; lacing ensues somewhat surprisingly.

S - The nose is mild, slightly sweet, and flowery. Mineral and earthy notes are barely perceived.

T - Very pale grain is showcased, and the taste has a decent amount of herbal and earthy hoppiness, in addition to the aforementioned floral notes. The sweetness which was found in the nose is not carried over into the palate.

M - The feel is light and refreshing.

O - Its very easy drinking; a good German Pils.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 15:20:56 | More by ktrillionaire
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bocaoma

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

08-23-2013 19:12:51 | More by bocaoma
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PistonSteele


3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

05-30-2012 04:49:14 | More by PistonSteele
Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
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