Einbecker Brauherren Premium Pils - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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Reviews: 64
Hads: 102
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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Photo of megalownote
4.86/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very nice Pilsner beer. Tried it side by side with the Weihenstephaner Original, and it was a close call. Ultimately Weihenstephaner beat it out in my opinion, but not by much. To be honest, I think this beer is sometimes skunked due to the green bottle. But when tried fresh, this is right up there with the best pilsner's in the entire world. (344 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Green bottle..

Straw gold, 1" head of foam, great lacing.

Grainy-corny nose with noticeable hop bitterness, typical aroma you get from a green bottle=light struck but not severely.

The hops are bitter, grassy. The malt is sweetish, grainy. The beer is more bitter than sweet. Should be an achieves that.

On the high end of light bodied, perfect carbonation.

The brewery makes some tasty brews and this is no exception. Reasonably priced too. I like. (454 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy bright straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness; with a very slight bit of skunk presence. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Flavors are quite clean with no obvious skunk notes in the taste. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good German pilsener style. All around good balance and solid robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasant and enjoyable offering. (1,430 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(bottle code L125652 F03 - poured into a fluted pils glass)

A: crystal clear yellow-gold liquid, faint jade highlights... open, fizzy head on pour, falls out to thin dusting of bubbled atop... no lace

S: lemon peel, mildly sulfurous lager yeast... wet, leaf-like hops... fresh, doughy dinner rolls... overall, mild intensity of aromas - kinda reminds me of Beck's

T: notable malt presence, enveloped in a coat of delicately bitter hops with a leafy, tree bark note to them... lingering, inner citrus (lemon/lime) peel tang and bitterness, perhaps a touch coin-like metallic... toward the end, the bitterness becomes delightfully more assertive, achieving a pleasant (marginally top heavy) balance with the pale malt and faint skunk, before trailing off a bit in the final few sips

M: light-medium, dumpy roundness... beautifully crisp, dry flow and finish even without a hell of a lot of sizzle from the carbonation

O: surprisingly hoppy and nearly fresh tasting despite the green bottle and questionable handling care... I could sell this as a special, however, I wouldn't go above and beyond to recommend (1,111 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a tulip pint glass. Green bottle.

Straw yellow, and GREEN body. This beer has a green hue? who would have thunk it! A thick and clumpy white laced head, falls slowly, lots of clumpy lacing. Just the faintest of small rising tiny carbonation bubbles.

Slight skunk, a nice smell of honey and grass. Malt sweetness, luckily this isn't too far gone but it's definitely been hit. Too bad, if this wasn't skunked I think there's some real nice qualities that are now fighting for prominence.

Palate seems to match the nose. A nice honey sweetness in the mid palate, with a real solid coating. Not much sense of carbonation either. A good density. Not very crisp though for a pilsner.

Overall, not bad, very easy drinking with a good feel as the best part, just with this wasn't as compromised. (819 characters)

Photo of soju6
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a light golden color with a creamy head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of grain, some malt and bit of citrus and skunk in the background.

T: Taste is slightly tangy, with a mild sweetness. There is a mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body and smooth.

O: Another run of the mill German Pils. Would drink again if offered one but would not go out of my way for one. (395 characters)

Photo of billybob
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz green stubby bottle straw yellow color frothy white head and a patchy light lace. herbal, grassy, clean hop aromas. first taste was slightly sweet then herbal and grassy then strong hops. mouthfeel smooth, light, carbonation is a little light but overall not to bad a beer. higher abv helps make up for less beer in the 11.2 oz. bottle. (344 characters)

Photo of bishopdc0
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a tulip at Novare Res

Has a big big creamy white head the beer is pale golden in color

The aroma is mostly pale malts with a slight hint of noble hops but very slight

The carbonation come upfront and reveals a pale malt and biscuit the taste of hops shows but is not prominent. (291 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale straw yellow with a big white head. Decent lace.

Initially out of the bottle, there is big skunk here. I either got used to it or it dissipated out of the glass. Some light malt and grassiness too.

Light malt, light grain, and some grassy sweetness leading to an immediate bitter bite. Heavy handed clean bitter hoppiness. It works, but really obscures the malt.

Light bodied, with decent carbonation. A little astringent.

I liked this, but not as much as others. Some clear flaws and balance problems, but not enough where you'd drain pour. I like the clean bitterness of the hops (no pine or citric notes). This was also a little expensive for what I got, quality-wise. Won't pass, but won't pursue. (716 characters)

Photo of ant5431
2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I SOOO wanted this beer to be good dont know why maybe it was the coolish looking bottle. Bottle dated 12/10 poured into a Stella Chalice.
VERY light gold color even for a Pils its very light.
Smelled SKUNKY!!! Taste was very weak.
Reminded me of a BCM! (258 characters)

Photo of Stunner97
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- golden yellow with crisp clarity and light white head, nice small bubbles quickly stream the glass

Smell- Faint hops and slight malty and breadiness, not an overwhelming nose

Taste- hmm interesting taste for most pilsners, definitely does lack some some of the bready malts you can get in alot of the style but it is very heavy in hops for sure, finish is a long hoppy and dry finish, flavor is overall enjoyable though perhaps not the most complex

Mouthfeel- very crisp with good amount of carbonation and overall a very dry pilsner,

Drinkability- Overall a decently drinkable and enjoyable pilsener, which was certainly more on the hoppy side for most of the style, it was good with average complexity, a decent example of the style but nothing mind blowing (776 characters)

Photo of kjc51478
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellor with medium, foamy head. Aroma is typical Pilsner grains and slight grassy hops. Taste is cereal and sweet malts with only a slight hop bitterness. It's a little watery and has weak carbonation, so it didn't sit very well on my palate. For as much as I love Einbecker, I was disappointed in this one - I enjoyed their Feinherb more. (352 characters)

Photo of bigrzman
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super super pale. Head disapates fast. Very even carbonation and evervescent. The hops are a mix of Hallertau and Saaz. Very spicy to the nose. Grassy malts and grains with a good punch of herbal hops and grassy hops. Mouthfeel is moderately drying and it is actually thisrtquenching. I can drink a few of these. Solid German pilsner. (334 characters)

Photo of madjr80
2.08/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought a single of this and that was a wise decision. Other than the bottle looking cool, the beer was nothing special. Light golden color like many other beers of the style. A bit of a skunky grassy aroma as the top is popped. The taste is much like a Grolsch or Holsten. If you have this beer at a party, wait till the end of the night when all the tasty beers have been consumed. (384 characters)

Photo of crossovert
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

12 oz green bottle.

After I pop the top there is no skunk luckily. It pours an incredibly pale and light straw yellow, really really light, the head is big and white and quickly dissipates.

t smells like your typical German Pils, it has a malt/hop balance. This one has a little more malt than most. The hops are grassy/medicinal/herbal.

The taste is also maltier than most pilseners. There is a light hop bitterness but overall this is too sweet for a pils.

It has high drinkability I'll give it that, but it is below average for a German made Pils, still better than most American ones. (592 characters)

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear piss yellow with good fizz and a nice stark white head that lingers quite well by style standards and leaves nice white lacing.

Nose is skunked grain with evidence of euro hops.

Taste is pretty damn nice for the style. A good lagery graininess and crispness takes center stage. There is a noticeable hop presence, although I wouldn't call it strong for the style. A crisp finish, and a tiny bit of dirty malt lick.

Mouthfeel is ideal for the style, maybe a tiny touch too viscous. Carbonation is dead on.

Drinkability is, as is common for the style, where this beer shines. Definitely one that would be easy to slam at the company picnic in july.

Overall a good pilsner, aside from being a bit skunked, and a good representation of the style. One i would be happy to slam in the summer heat, and would buy more of if not for the fact that bitburger is half the price, and a bit better IMO. Although, a nice beverage. (935 characters)

Photo of roadhouse
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle into a pils glass

Pours up a crystal clear pale straw yellow with a one inch white head. It retains well and leaves quite a bit of lacing.

Aroma is almost skunky at first but it quickly goes away but there is a somewhat odd sweet tobacco smell to it. Almost reminds me of Redman chewing tobaccer. Kind of odd for a pils, but I kind of like it. There's a bit of a hop presence, kind of floral.

Taste is sweet and malty up front, not quite as strong with the tobacco but it's still there. Hops are very faint for the style. A very slight floral and spicy flavor but it's quite light and only in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a nice creamy texture. Fairly easy to drink but it isn't as good as some other Pils.

This was definitely a weird Pils more than anything. It lacked a lot of hop presence that is found in many other examples. It wasn't bad really, but there are much better options. (922 characters)

Photo of stockingcpl
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This brew pours with a frothy yet subdued head. Lacings are sparce but surface spiderwebbing is plentiful. Liquid hue is a light honey.

Smell: The aroma curve is quite typical of a Euro Pale Lager. The aroma character is very similar to Heinekein (to make an analogy to a macrobrew selection) yet a bit stronger. Overall the aroma is quite pleasant.

Taste: Onset of flavor is quite sweet...very pilsner in character. Malt permeates the totality of the flavor curve but is subdued. Very pleasant.

Mouthfeel: This brew is very light on the palate. No aftertaste is present. Excellent.

Drinkability: This is most certainly a refresing brew. It goes down quite well and sits light on the stomache. This would be an excellent selection for a summer party. (766 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light yellow body with a mild head that didn't last long. The hops come in thick in the smell department, but they are somewhat grassy and earty. A little hoppy for a pils but it maintained a dryness while also being smooth and having a little sweetness. Goes down fairly harmless and is a simple beer to relax with. (325 characters)

Photo of khiasmus
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a perfectly clear pale yellow with disappointingly minimal head, but pretty constant bubbling. Looks very inviting.
Aroma is light grassy and floral hops, with a good bit of light maltiness and hints of breadiness as it warms.
Flavor is balanced far to the hop side... just a bit of pils malt evident, but overridden by a decent bitterness that leaves you wanting another sip. Could use just a hint more balance.
Mouthfeel is great, high carbonation, smooth, light, and refreshing.
I could drink a ton of this, I only wish it were a tad cheaper. (551 characters)

Photo of arguemaniac
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The bready, slightly sweet palate with a mellow but delicious toasted note and some nice caramel. The malt is balanced by a rounded hop bitterness that also offers a satisfying grassy, vegetal character.

Superbly drinkable, this is yet another excellent lager from the Einbecker brewery.

Highly recommended... (311 characters)

Photo of orangemoustache
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw yellow with a sea foam head that retains very nicely while leaving behind some lace.The smell is grainy,with semi sweet grassy notes.This tases like fresh lightly buttered buiscuit,slightly peppery,with earthy undertones,and subdued skunkieness.Very nice medium body for a Pils,lingering dryness but not overdone.This is a very smoothe flavorful Pils,in my opinion this is as enjoyable as they get. (417 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Prejudice against this style seems to exist from many reviewers, and it is unforgivable that so many admit to revirewing a skunked bottle.

My bottle was NOT skunked.

Pours a crisp, pale golden color with thin bubbled white head that laces well.

Nose is light citrus with saaz-like hop notes.

On the palate the hops come up right away but are balanced by the malt that is pleasantly grainy. This grain malt, together with herbal components makes for a refreshing, light, drinkable beer that is great with food but certainly enjoyable on its own.

If you want one of the better German pils that are imported to the U.S. (and if you can get them non-skunked) then this one is worth seeking out. (695 characters)

Photo of Biscuit033
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear golden straw with a good amount of head and great lacing.

S: Strong notes of earthy noble hops.

T: Powerful flavor of earthy hops with only faint hints of bread.

M: Nice tight bubbly carbination and a slightly crisp finish with the hop flavor linger on a lot longer.

D: I don't mind the aggressiveness of the hops but there is only a slight hint of the malt. It is not balanced enough for me for it to be great but a solid drinker none the less. (458 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 oz GREEN bottle from the coop for about $3.50.... poured into my Sam Adams shaped glass.

Short lasting head left big bubble lacing atop a very pale yellow brew.

Aroma is spicy and metallic hops .. bready.. and possibly skunky.

Flavor is bit metallic bitterness with pronounced pale malts.. big metallic finish with alot of skunk in the middle.. reminds me of a green bottle Beck's. Too bitter with not enough middle ground.

It's bad when the best compliments I have for a beer is the Mouthfeel.. good for the style and perfect carbonation..

Really nothing great.. I don't know if it is the green bottles.. but this one is funky and borderline skunky.. and has an aspirin metallic overtone that is impossible to overlook.. I would love to try it fresh.. but this one is not something I will ever buy again in Boise. (825 characters)

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