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Krombacher Pils - Krombacher Brauerei

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Krombacher PilsKrombacher Pils

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BA SCORE
75
okay

313 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 313
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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chinchill

South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a fresh keg at the Atlanta German Bierfest.

Medium golden color; clear with a durable and frothy head.

As expected the aroma features light malt and hops, but with a nice note of baked bread and a hint of fruit. The taste is less interesting and nuanced. While I did not notice any flaws it did seem under-hopped.

M: near medium body; very good carbonation; smooth

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2012 14:00:16 | More by chinchill
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml can poured into pint glass july20 2010

A Clear golden yellow with some tiny suspended particles upon closer inspection, decent carbonation but I'm more impressed by the three finger head that has great retention and leaves plenty of lace

S grassy hops with a little lemon and some sweet malt, about what I expect

T a little more malt and a little sweet bread to go along with all I smell

M a little flat but a pretty crisp beer no problems here but nothing special

D easy enough to drink, would work well for a sunny session

I'd drink this again its a decent beer, I wish our macros had some flavor like the Germans

Serving type: can

07-20-2010 21:17:46 | More by wordemupg
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-17-2012 20:49:18 | More by rolltide8425
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

01-17-2013 12:52:44 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours golden with a generous white creamy head that after dissipation leaves great lacings.

S: Some sweetness in the malt and then there's grassy hops and lemon notes. Faint smell of white bread.

T: Bready sweet malt with bitter hops and only faint citric notes - just what you expect (and hopes for) in a German Pilsener. To bad the taste isn't stronger.

M: Aftertaste is kind of a dissapointment - short and far away from the bitterness the taste raised your hopes to. Body is medium and carbonation is balanced.

D: Overall a nice German Pilsener. If the taste had been a little stronger and the aftertaste a little longer and more bitter this would have been worldclass.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 18:08:27 | More by Evil_Pidde
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My Cuz married a German bird and he and his hottie are Krombacher fans so I bought some for them on their recent visit. This is a typical German Style Pils. The color is golden clear with good carbonation that provides a thin white head that appears to be lacing. Grain and barley power the aroma on this beer...not much else. The taste is a standard German pils with a kick of wheat/barley/grain. Mouthfeel is good, on the lighter side which makes for a good session. Overall...its a good German pils.

Serving type: can

10-11-2011 00:39:09 | More by WoodBrew
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Can from the Ottawa LCBO for 2.10$

Appearance - Clear golden yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, breads/grains, herbal notes, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and corn mixed with some peppery/herbal notes. There is also a bit of an apple juice sweetness. It ends with a grainy slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - While it is very drinkable I was hoping for a little more of a refreshing taste/flavour. It had a grainy/herbal bitterness to it that seemed to take away from the crispness. Still a decent beer, just not something I'd buy again.

Serving type: can

07-16-2012 14:45:02 | More by spinrsx
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

11-27-2011 05:33:11 | More by barnzy78
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Something weird going on here: This is the 3rd bottle/can in a row from the same store, all different brewers, that have been somewhat flat.This one poured with a large fluffy, foamy, thick, white head that lasts a while and some lace. Color is a clear yellow. Aroma is malt, hop, grain. Flavor is like nose and has a good bitter/sweet balance but again, the tang of carbonic acid is missing. Body itself is quite good but is hampered by the lame carbonation. Finish is like flavor and slowly tapers off in medium length. Really could have given this beer a much higher score, were it not for the bubbles which are crucial to a Pilsner of any type including the Germans. For some examples: appearance - the image of the clear yellow liquid with a couple little trails of bubbles rising to the top is a key part of its beauty; in aroma - it's that gas coming out of solution that carries some of those components to the nose. Need that gas, man.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 18:52:37 | More by drpimento
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Lare453

Florida

2/5  rDev -39%

12-28-2013 04:09:54 | More by Lare453
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +22%

01-25-2014 20:05:17 | More by enelson
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Brent

Kentucky

2.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fairly average pilsener. Bottle is a lighter shade of brown, needs to be a little darker, as mine had a slighty light-struck (skunky) aroma. OK, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2001 09:08:47 | More by Brent
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle into a snifter.

beautiful golden color pour with a great 2 finger head. smell is extremely crisp and malty and refreshing...nice! taste though not so much. a bit bland. noble hops are a bit muted. just average all.around , though drinkable for sure. light body with mild carbonation.

overall an average pils. not bad.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 02:55:03 | More by Axnjxn
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a ½ liter can, this brew is light and golden. The head is puffy, white, and nicely soapy. There's a respectable lace. The beer presents a perfumy, hoppy smell that's backed with a little pale malt. Not bad, actually. There's a bit of a bread and dough flavor that comes out in the taste. Unfortunately, there's a bit of a metallic quality that shows up in the mid-taste. The finish is subtle and soft. Medium to light in mouthfeel, with a smooth quality. This is a respectable and nicely drinkable brew.

Serving type: can

08-17-2007 15:50:08 | More by Suds
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -8.5%

12-30-2011 21:16:59 | More by cdwil
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A ubiquitous offering in northern Germany...maybe the entire country, for all I know. Picked up a can and socked it in the suitcase for consumption back home. My kinda souvenir.

An abundant creamy froth retains forever after the pour, leaving plenty of styrofoam-ish lace on the glass. Color is your basic sunny yella pils with good clarity.

Aroma is straw, flower, biscuit and light clove honey.

Sharp snap of hops blends well with a toasted, bready maltiness. A bit dry and consequently lacking some staying power, but it opens up a little as it sits: grassy hops, and more bready malt.

Body is light, thin and crisp, not at all watery but compared to many more substantial pilsners that I had in my recent trip to Germany, it is unremarkable in this department.

A good solid pils, although not the best this country has to offer. And yet another Euro-pils that easily eclipses the crappy and stupidly popular U.S. corporate versions.

Serving type: can

07-27-2009 01:32:45 | More by Metalmonk
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-09-2013 17:54:08 | More by ste5venla
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beerguy101

California

3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color, large foamy head. Aroma is grainy and slightly sweet, A medium bodied pilsner. Crisp and refreshing. Light malt and hops. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full round and smooth. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2003 02:34:36 | More by beerguy101
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 500 ml white can. Pours out a clear pale gold, tall frothy white head with long great retention.

Clean grainy malt on the nose, some light bready sweetness.

Crisp clean grains up front in the flavour, light bready malty, crisp clean finish with almost no sign of hops. Faint spicy hops in the aftertaste.

Medium-low mouthfeel, brisk carbonation, quenching.

A refreshing easy-drinker, I wish all mass produced domestic lagers were at least at this calibre.

Serving type: can

06-09-2010 05:02:54 | More by IronDjinn
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aroma has strong shot of fresh hops initially, and the sweet/sour quality of many of this style. Slight malt quality.
Huge full white head with decent stability. Water clear with gold color.
Intial taste is fresh malt, slightly sweet. Middle starts to take on bitterness,which increases to dominate with a long somewhat dry finish. Long bitter lingering on the tongue.
Fairly thin, somewhat watery. Has a refeshing quality and mildly crisp.
I really liked the initial flavour. But ultimately the bitterness to the exclusion of malt didn't allow enough balance to make it pleasing throughout.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2003 03:08:10 | More by garymuchow
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-16-2013 04:52:51 | More by WDJersey
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yeah, i liked it OK. Sweetsih palate, with mild maltiness and hoppiness, quite light in body, thinish palate, but highly drinkable and in-offensive, maybe a bit fizzy aswell.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2002 21:37:53 | More by rastaman
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-18-2013 05:35:44 | More by duff247
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thierrynantes

France

3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (50cl.), tasted in 2001.

Appearance : yellow color, with white foam head (not persistent).
Smell : cereals aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and malted, a good bitterness in finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style German Pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 16:20:18 | More by thierrynantes
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Ciocanelu

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

12-08-2013 18:14:39 | More by Ciocanelu
Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
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