Einbecker Brauherren Premium Pils - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 64
Reviews by AKBelgianBeast:
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.13/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was a little scared about the green bottles but I took a chance on a sixer and came out ok,pours a clear straw/yellow with a nice looking head that took awhile to settle,aroma was a little sweet with a nice grassy note that lingered well.Taste was sharp and hoppy very lemony and of freshly cut grass with a firm dry malt backbone.A very nice pils slightly skunked from the green bottle but alot of the nice traits came thru,man I would love to try this fresh or from the tap.

Photo of RoyalT
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance – Light yellow in color with a frothing head.

Smell – Lovely and light hop aroma that was a little on the musty side.

Taste – This Pils was a little stiffer than most. The hops came across a little too citrusy for my taste.

Mouthfeel – Very fluffy and smooth. This light-bodied Pils felt good in between the cheeks.

Drinkability – The funny citrusy taste, especially at the finish, ruined this one for me.

Photo of Todd
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 11.2oz short and stubby green bottle. Bottled on date on the back label.

Appearance: Extremely pale yellow, bright and clear with a thin creamy, sticky pure white lace.

Smell: A near pungent, yet oddly soft, nose of distince Saaz hops. Biscuity grain in the background.

Taste: Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with a light body and thin texture. Hops are pretty intense with a sharp, spicy, salty, lemony/rind-like character and near puckering bitterness. Light flower flavours. No malt sweetness is perceived. Slight cooked veggie flavour creeps in as the beer warms (DMS) -- hint of adjuncts? Crisp and dry with a grainy feel to it. Finish has pleasant herbal flavours all over the palate.

Notes: I wasn't overly impressed by this beer, but I did like it. It lacks balance in the malt department, and goes big on the hops. Still a decent beer and its hop character certainly stands out amongst the standard Pils on the shelves these days.

Thanks to Dane @ B. United for the sample.

Photo of bishopdc0
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Photo of jsolack
4.2/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden in color. Light head.

Skunky grainy smell. Typical of style. Smells strong and good.

Sweet grain with a carmal nutt aftertaste. Very nice tasting. Bitterness is mild and is offset by sweetness.

Light and crisp in mouth. Very refreshing.

Very drinkable. Light and refreshing. Overall it's a very good pilsner.

Photo of cokes
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly invisible pale straw, rippled with gas bubbles feeding a meager white cap.
Nose is tinged with sulfur, and laid with white bread and lemongrass.
Begins with a crisp- albeit flaccid- malt assertion via saltines and communion wafers. There is also a wavering vegetal sweetness, like creamed corn. It fades and the middle is brisk and clean, as the hops begin their reign. It's all about saaz, with its clear lemon notes, and duskier grasses.
The body is appropriately light, semi-gaseous, and tight. It's fairly tasty and drinkable. A minor flaw or two mars what could otherwise be a stallion of a pils.
But at the asked price, I'll gladly grab, say, a Bitburger or a Paulaner or a Dinkel Acker every single time, and have a goodly amount of spending cash left over.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The bottle pours a clear gold body with fast rising streams of tiny bubbles that support a short head of densely creamy bright-white foam. The head holds well but eventually drops to a thin, creamy collar and surface covering; and it leaves sheets of lace down the glass. The aroma is distinctly malty with a touch of floral hops. Very nice! Its medium body combines with a very fine and moderate carbonation to create a mouthfeel that starts lightly crisp but becomes moderately creamy and quite smooth as it warms. The flavor displays a rich, grainy maltiness that's well-infused with floral & gently spicy hop flavor (Saazer?) and well-balanced by a firm bitterness. It finishes short and dry with a lingering malt and hop bitterness. Extremely well done! The malt expresses a full graininess - no adjunct is used - and it seems to fall towards the Munich Helles style. It's well balanced but the hops are clear in the aroma, flavor, and bitterness. Well worth seeking out!

Photo of ElGordo
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle from the bargain bin at Sam's Quik Stop. Green bottle + bargain bin = classic skunky aroma, right from popping the cap. Poured a clear golden with a flash of a small white head that disappears quickly. Upon further inspection, nose is skunk and a touch of classic German lager yeast. Nice pilsner taste, with notes of yeast, sharp hops, and a touch of lemon. Body becomes foamy towards the back of the mouth. Taste of Rather dry finish. I'd imagine this is a pretty solid beer when its fresh.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.07/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured form a 12 oz. Bottle to a pilsner glass. The liquid is a cloudy bright yellow with good carbonation. A nice white 2 finger foamy head lasts well, but leaves very little lace.

The smell is a nice and pleasant malt with some hops coming through.

The taste is very interesting, a nice citrusy twang, bready malt but not much bitter until the bite in the finish

Mouth feel is thin, good carbonation, a nice little bite in the finish.

Drinkability is very high, very interesting and a bit more complex then most pils, very easy to drink & refreshing. Prosit MK

Photo of smakawhat
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.01/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Photo of wedge
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear straw yellow under a dense, pillowy white head. Smells of clean, spicy noble hops and grain. Very crisp and grainy - true to style all the way through. Medium-light and crisp.

Nothing wrong with this pilsner...clean, crisp, and refreshing, the way it should be.

Photo of blackie
3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: The pour into the pilsener glass creates a .25" white head that soon recedes. The beer is a somewhat hazy, golden hay color.

smell: The light pilsener malt gives just a little hint of sweetness, and notes of light, bready grain. A floral, moderate noble hop aroma is also present.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the lower end of the high range, and smooth. The body is a moderate light.

taste: Bready grain, a touch of light fruit sweetness, and a moderate hop bitterness for balance. Bitterness lingers along with some grainy notes, finishes dry.

drinkability: A pilsener should have at least good drinkability by nature, as this one does.

The bottle was part of a "German Beer Hall Tour" mixed pack I received from my dad for Christmas.

Photo of Amalak
4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

App: Golden, very bubbly, nice head.

Smell: Mild, pilsner scent.

Taste: Smooth for a pilsner, not your typical bitter pils. The taste, the smoothness, is what really separates this brew from others.

Mouthfeel: bubbly, but doesn't have that carbonated feel to it.

Drinkability: As smooth a pilsner going down can be.

Overall, this is one of my favorite Pilsners. Einbecker just plain makes good brews. You can't really go wrong with one.

Photo of plaid75
4.33/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 ounce short bottle a light straw hue with a two finger creamy head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell was a strong spicy hop. An aroma I look for in an authentic German Pils.

The taste featured a grassy and lemony twang that blended nicely with the light and crisp biscuity body. Spicy aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was clean and dry.

Overall a superior German Pils. Authentic in taste and aroma.

Photo of HoboAGoGo
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 3F. In the pilsner glass, there is a very clean, light yellow beer with decent amount of carbonation and an unimpressive head. The nose was of a sweet bread quality, almost biscuity, and a very faint, grassy hop with even fainter pepper. The beer tasted of sweet biscuits with a slight diacetyl butter flavor, not strong, but there. Grassy hops that finished slightly spicy and the whole thing was rather crisp and clean. A good beer, maybe I'll have to have it again...

Photo of arguemaniac
4.05/5  rDev +16%
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...

Photo of jwc215
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear straw yellow with a medium-sized fluffy white head that quickly fizzles down to barely a covering.

The smeel is grassy, musty. A "Euro-skunk" quickly settles.

The taste is of grassy, hay-like, oily hops. Sweet grainy malt backs it up, but the hops really stand out. Crisp, clean finish.

It's smooth with a refreshing hop dryness.

A bit imbalanced with hop character really showing through. Yet, it's a tasty brew that I really enjoy and can easily drink.

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle

Pours a clear pale straw color with a fluffy white head that thins, but stays. Thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is crisp and malty with a very aromatic spicy hop scent.

Taste doesn't quite meet the expectations of the smell. It's crisp and malty, but only a light maltiness overall. The hop taste and a bitter bite kick in, but it's more subdued than I expected. Finishes dry, with a rather bland aftertaste.

Carbonation is zippy, but the body still seems thin.

Nice and drinkable, and a decent pilsner overall.

Photo of Sigmund
4.12/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a decent pils - lovely hoppy aroma (Saazer and Hallertau?), distinct but not unpleasant bitterness in the flavour (and I'm not a fanatical "hophead"), aftertaste OK. Very refreshing. I'm sure it's even better on tap. Recommended!

Photo of ant5431
2.73/5  rDev -21.8%
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!

Photo of megalownote
4.86/5  rDev +39.3%
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.

Photo of stockingcpl
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Photo of crossovert
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Einbecker Brauherren Premium Pils from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
80 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.