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Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei

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BA SCORE
76
okay

364 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | 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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Photo of CalgaryFMC
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.

CalgaryFMC, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Lare453
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Lare453, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of kodt
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

kodt, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Acforster2
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Acforster2, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of AaronBurr
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

AaronBurr, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Ciocanelu, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of J_Dub
4/5  rDev +21.6%

J_Dub, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of JeanDuteau
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.

JeanDuteau, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Guinnsslvr, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of seanlanefuller
3/5  rDev -8.8%

seanlanefuller, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ste5venla, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Joakim
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Joakim, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Anacross
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Anacross, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of brandonld23
3/5  rDev -8.8%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of carrollmel7
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

carrollmel7, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of TR0219
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

TR0219, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MattSweatshirt, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Wsherry1
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Wsherry1, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Jame515
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Jame515, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of cam477
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

cam477, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of sd123
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

sd123, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.76/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

tjsdomer2, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

KStark, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Joel12, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

rph97, Sep 07, 2013
Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
76 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.