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Schonramer Pils - Private Landbrauerei Schönram

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Schonramer PilsSchonramer Pils

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BA SCORE
87
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Schönram visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DogFood11 on 03-15-2006)
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Reviews by Tobe:
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Tobe


2.65/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a pale straw color with a nice white head. The head started strong but quickly dissipated with time.

A decent aroma of malt and some grassy/earthy notes greets the nose. The flavor isn't very far from the aroma in that it offers more of that earthiness. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible. This beer does offer some nice hoppy bitterness, but doesn't ultimately live up to the expectation. This is something you can go ahead and pass on.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 21:14:10 | More by Tobe
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challenja

Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle served into a Sam Adams Boston lager pint glass.

A: golden hue, straw grass
S: noble pils hops, lemon, fresh blade wheat switch grass, clean fresh brushed stainless steel.
T: this is the perfect pilsner. Plenty of noble hops, beautiful wheat alcohol esters that blend accordingly . The hops pucker the mouth while the wheat lemon grass pilsner bite and produces a beautiful dry biscuit resin that flows into a lemon pucker tongue enveloping your taste buds.
M: amazing. Simply amazing. Crisp yet medium to full bodied.It fizs on your tongue until it sinks in and swells your taste buds and thickens your tongue. Seriously this is an experience you must have!
O: This is the perfect pilsner!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 00:36:35 | More by challenja
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Romania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-11-2014 19:11:01 | More by dcmchew
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

05-07-2014 20:27:50 | More by ygtbsm94
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Romania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-04-2014 07:17:33 | More by Ciocanelu
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RoyFokker

California

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-30-2014 01:44:58 | More by RoyFokker
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-23-2014 22:20:41 | More by GRG1313
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-15-2014 03:17:56 | More by foghornleghorn22
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boddhitree

Germany

4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Again, this one has won some EBS awards:
European Beer Star in der Kategorie German-Style Pilsner:
2011 Bronze-Medaille, 2010 Silber-Medaille, 2009 Gold-Medaille.

I enjoyed reading the marketing blurb about this beer on their website.
My translation below. Notice their use of Fernsehbiere, Prussian (a.k.a. North German) as apposed to German,

"Stronger than the television hopped beers of our Prussian neighbors, but since only
Aroma hops are to be used, the bitterness felt is pleasant and harmonious. Without corners and edges. Nothing bitter!

Noblest and most expensive Bavarian aroma hops create a distinctive and elegant hop aroma, reminiscent of fresh flowers and pine resin. The first drink is very strongly flavored (spiced?) and bubbly, going into a dry but very subtle bitterness that lasts a long time but hi never astringent. In the finish you can taste notes of rose essence and resin (?).

The Schönramer Pils is very appetizing by its fine bitterness and is ideal as an aperitif."

Appearance: Bright, crystal clear golden straw under a snow white head.

Aroma: Quite typical German Pils aromas coming strongly out of the glass, even after sitting a few minutes waiting for me to type and make the above pic. I get toasty, bread Pils malts and grassiness in spades. This is what you expect a world class Pils to smell like.

Flavor: Lots of bitter notes up front with some grass from the Noble hops. The back of the label says "a special taste experience thanks to a quartet of finest Hallertauer and Spalter aroma hop varieties." Hallertauer and Spalter refer more to the hop growing region rather than any specific hop, so I'm guessing Mittelfrüh, Perle and/or Hersbrücke for Hallertauer hops, and Spalter Select or Spalter Spalt (for a treatise on this subject, read here.) Also up front I get a little malt Pils malt flavor, but only when I let it sit awhile on the front of the tongue. In the middle, a tad citrus-like tartness and more bitterness with a lot of sweet Pils malts around the edges of the tongue. In the back is where all the flavors come together and you get see how these muscular bitter notes mix with the sweet Pils malt flavors. I don't any "rose essence or resin" in the aftertaste, but there is something there reminding me of a fruit tea aftertaste mixed with hop bitterness and lots of Pils malt sweetness. If you skip the beer over the front and middle of the tongue you can bypass most of the hop bitterness and feel the malts really demand attention in the back of the mouth, yet then you miss all the hoppy wonderfulness.

Mouthfeel: Decent, goldilocks zone, neither thick nor thin like an AAL; just enough to give it heft and seriousness, but not thick enough to make it unenjoyable on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 15:49:44 | More by boddhitree
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-19-2013 04:44:10 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

A light yellow with lots of green tinge color to the body, slight rising carbonation and a bit hazy. Big bleach white and very uniform head on the pour, easily four fingers, with lots of soapy retention. Weird looking color but otherwise not bad.

Nose is a bit hoppy. Hints of grass and green herbs. Slight doughy malts a little bit, with no sense of sweetness. Otherwise fine and alright.

Taste seems to be a bit helter skelter. Light bodied but with little mid palate flavor. Taste is all in the finish with a large hinting hop angle, that comes off very mineral and medicinal. A very unpleasant and unbalanced lingering medicinal bitterness will just not go away when having this. Warmth brings a real metallic twinge to this like eating aluminum foil.

Overall, it's not bad but the finish is a real mess and comes off real unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 22:01:51 | More by smakawhat
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-11-2013 23:01:22 | More by dieBlume
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-05-2013 03:30:20 | More by brandonld23
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy light gold with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better smell in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 22:04:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-08-2013 00:37:37 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice, somewhat different-tasting pils. Rather light in color, with nice head. Slightly weakfish aromas, but a little more body in feel. Taste is a bit different, maybe not as crisp as some pilsners but still satisfying. Almost a dry taste. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 03:47:33 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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viettran07

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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avalon07

South Carolina

2.83/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a pale yellow color and a clear consistency. There was an inch and half of creamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: Not a great aroma, with traces of hops, malt, and a definite skunky quality.

T: Like the smell, the taste had a pronounced skunkiness to it. Very unpleasant. In addition to this, the hops level was out of balance and kind of harsh. Had some malt and citrus in it, but this didn't help. Not a great flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a harsh finish. Light-bodied.

O: For sure, this is a misfire of a beer. Could have been better.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 12:11:08 | More by avalon07
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Ethiopia

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-13-2012 22:42:56 | More by MacarthurParker
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California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-06-2012 21:29:42 | More by bouncepass
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Schonramer Pils from Private Landbrauerei Schönram
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