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Bischoff Premium Pilsener - Privatbrauerei Bischoff

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dpend on 11-29-2002)
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-06-2014 08:55:54 | More by Jbennette
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

05-27-2014 21:09:02 | More by Latarnik
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

11-01-2013 01:00:25 | More by brandonld23


4.01/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is by far my favorite German Pilsner. I eat at specific joints because they have it on tap. It is one of the more hop front pilsners in Germany which is why I gravitate to it. Clean yellow color that looks beautiful in the .33L tall Bischoff Glass! It is way less filling then wheat, dunkles, and alts so it can take you deep into the night. Love Bischoff!

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2013 06:08:01 | More by BREWMONKEY27
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-02-2013 21:08:46 | More by vpoxon
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-14-2013 03:03:26 | More by EBeckett3
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-29-2013 14:39:34 | More by dgherm
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New York

3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is relatively clear pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a thick collar around the edge, and lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts are present in the nose along with notes of grassy hops.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is rather malty and has some faint hints of sweetness but for the most part is well balanced by the underlying malts, the latter of which also contribute a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although this beer came in a green bottle, I couldn’t detect any skunkiness in the smell or taste. It is easy to drink but I didn't find the overall taste to be very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 00:40:46 | More by metter98
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2013 02:50:40 | More by Gluteus_Maximus
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-23-2012 13:17:13 | More by LJWalker
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Dunderbaks in Tampa FL. Served in a shaker pint glass, probably would have looked a little more authentic if I had upped for the full liter.

Pours shiny gold, very clear, some white foam. Classic pils look and smell. Subtle hop in the nose. The taste is very clean, very crisp, with the German pils kind of finish you'd expect. Goes down quite smooth.

Very refreshing beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 21:16:54 | More by KTCamm
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-09-2012 19:25:43 | More by Tomais
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-23-2012 15:06:00 | More by stevoj
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

04-22-2012 16:30:16 | More by BenSnowden
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

04-20-2012 05:49:31 | More by fisherbray
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3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Been drinking this beer for years; finally time to review it since I haven't seen it in quite some time.

Pours a pale yellow-golden color with white fizzy head. Head dissipates rather quickly.

Aromas of sweet hay, grass, slight cooked vegetable and faint spicy hop. Surprisingly there is no detectable skunk character despite the green bottle. Must have just been taken out of the cardboard case.

Malty flavor, with sweet biscuity character. Slight DMS and very faint buttery diacetyl. Hops are there in spirit, providing a clean bitterness but little aroma or flavor.

Mouthfeel is okay - a bit fizzy and the finish is not as clean as it could be.

An easy-drinking continental pils. Enjoyable, but falls short of perfection.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 22:04:45 | More by afdempse
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4/5  rDev +18%

11-16-2011 05:50:00 | More by nickfl
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3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

This pours a very transparent pale yellow colour with a fingers of head that quickly fades to wisps of retention. Lacing is actually quite good for the style. Aroma is lemon, zesty hops, and a bit of skunking. I gave it a bit of time to mellow out before drinking to avoid the skunky edge I got out of the nose. I'm glad I did, because this is quite a good pilsner. Smooth lemony flavors with a peppery noble hop zest. Really hit the spot with my nachos.

The mouthfeel is lightly bodied and highly carbonated. Very refreshing. The drinkability is also quite good, just slightly above average for style though. A surprisingly good pilsner, this one really opened itself up to me as the glass emptied out.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 05:06:03 | More by shand
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4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very dry pils. Haven't had one drier here in Germany.

And by the way, pils taste completely different in bottles than they do on tap. Even here, where they aren't skunked.

So do yourself a favor when you get to Germany - try everything, whether you thought they were good in the bottle or not. You'll be surprised.

Looks absolutely stunning in a Bischoff glass. Like an advertisement.

I could drink these all night, if I didn't have anywhere to be in the a.m. Doesn't bloat. The flavor doesn't wear on you.

Good with popcorn or other salty foods. Fish especially.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2011 19:53:46 | More by CDRSchafer
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3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer review from BA Mag Oct 2007.

The German Pilsner is a style that is sometimes forgotten by the typical beer geek, as most pale lagers are. Nevertheless, it's great to see a private German brewery send their beer to the US.

Crystal clear pale yellow-colored brew. Clarity is sparkling with a few tiny bubbles rising to the top to hold the thick cap of white lace together. Faintly pungent grassy hop aroma with a clean grainy maltiness in the back. Crisp enough to get by, same goes for the smoothness and the moderate body. Bitterness comes off a bit sharp and intensifies after a few sips with a hard grainy flavor middle to end. The maltiness stays long enough to level the beer in balance with husky undertones. Hint of cooked veggies and herbal hop flavor in the drying finish.

A solid yet conventional German Pilsner, it serves its purpose well--refreshing and flavorful without wandering astray. In the grand scheme this one sits right in the middle, meaning it is certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 00:22:00 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a clear, pale yellow with a thick, 2-finger white head that leaves consistent, splotchy lacing. Well-carbonated.
The smell is lemon, lemon bread.
The taste is slightly bitter at first, very mild, lemon citrus and mild malt flavor.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Carbonation stays good throughout.
Drinkability is high. While it's nothing extra special this is a good beer for a warm, summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 21:53:34 | More by meatyard
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3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a light golden hazy yellow with little foam that disappears and leaves some small bubbles on the surface

S - weak malt smell, less than expected from a pils

T - the taste is of grains and spicy hops

M/D - nothing too outstanding on this one. I feel my bottle was overcarbonated a bit or just had a dry feeling

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 20:19:19 | More by mikereaser
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, straw-colored hue with a slight head, minimal carbonation, and minor lacing...
Smell: Spicy, with hints of lemons and citrus...
Taste: The overall taste strongly complemented the smell, with a lemon zest, pepperish bite, hints of citrus...
Clean, crisp, refreshing... Light-bodied, highly easy to drink...
Good for a hot, Summer day...
Not bad...

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2008 23:00:22 | More by dsa7783
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3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy straw color with a short lived stark white 1/2 inch head. Fell to collar and thin coat.

S-Clean husky biscuit malt, mild earthy hops.

T-grainy, husky malts, earthy hops lend suprising level of bitterness, not high, just suprising. Mild sweetness creeps in before the bitter finish.

M-Nice crisp cabonation and light body.

D-okay, I could have few of these

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2008 00:01:08 | More by jackorain
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3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This one is a grayish tinted dull yellow with a small but persistent white cap. Some loose lace is left on the glass, and several minutes later, a thin cap is still present.

S - Smells like it looks...a bit dull. The requisite pils notes are there, but not in abundance. There are hints of fruit, and a musky old-guy cologne smell too. Not bad.

T - A bit more lively here, some cologne like notes of musk and sourness are present, and the saaz hoppy flavors are nice. This is a little bit more dank than other German pilseners, and I'm reminded of Danish lagers like Grolsch.

M - Light bodied, firm, tight, and focused. This is really muscular and lean...tight, hard, angular, and extremely dry. Very refreshing too!

D - This one is a bit boring, but it's really quite drinkable despite it's flaws. I could session a six pack of this no prob. I would love to pour two of these into a big ass mug and sit out on my deck in the spring air....in fact, that's what I'm about to do!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2008 16:40:15 | More by pmcadamis
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