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Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei

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388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei visit their website

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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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

BKotch, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

millelacsmark, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a lager glass. Slightly dark golden, with about a 1/2 inch of head. Left a fairly substantial ring, some lacing.

Nose is typical pilsner - bitter hops, light malts. Nothing distinguishable.

A surprisingly malty pilsner, with notes of honey. Finishes with leafy hop bitterness, but not nearly as much as I'd expected. Almost pushing into blonde territory.

Lower carbonation, slightly creamy. Smooth.

Not bad, very knock-backable. Nothing special, however, and not one I'll actively seek out again.

JohnnyBarman, May 14, 2010
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

MattSweatshirt, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

grahamboudreaux, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

RichH55, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of valkyre65
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

valkyre65, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Naerhu
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Naerhu, Sep 30, 2003
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

ONovoMexicano, Apr 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

JVan, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

RedAleMan, Jul 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

KStark, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

kodt, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

innominat, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of dasenebler
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5L, Germany

Nice clear gold color, darker than most old yellers. Short-lived foamy head, but surprisingly good lacing.

Aroma is of lightly skunky noble hops. Slightly sulfuric and nothing special.

Flavor is nice, with a solid malt backbone. There's a big bready component here that you don't get with many German pilsners. It's almost like a Czech without the elevated hop flavor. Borders on cereal-grainy, but remains pretty pleasant. Mouthfeel was well-carbonated and smooth.

After revisiting Krombacher, I've come to realize that it competes nicely with my beloved König, with a more satisfying maltiness to boot.

dasenebler, Sep 25, 2010
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Troville1990, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

beerhunter13, May 03, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
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
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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

MonkeyBread, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

carrollmel7, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ZachKelly, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.76/5  rDev +13.9%
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  rDev -9.1%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

AlexAfonin, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

grumpygerman, Mar 10, 2013
Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
76 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.