Bischoff Premium Pilsener - Privatbrauerei Bischoff

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Bischoff Premium PilsenerBischoff Premium Pilsener

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40 Ratings

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: dpend on 11-29-2002

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 26
Reviews by afdempse:
Photo of afdempse
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Light yellow in color with some light carbonation and a decent head that showed some good retention. It also left a bit of lacing.

Smell – The light aroma here is more like a lager than a pils. It’s a bit on the musty side with some light floral hops to go with the grain along with a touch of sweetness.

Taste – The grain isn’t too bad and the smallish hops help things out a bit. The finishing sweetness is like a sprinkle of refined sugar.

Mouthfeel – The light carbonation is very refreshing in the mouth. The bier is light, as it should be.

Drinkability – This wasn’t bad but didn’t strike me as a German Pilsner.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of twi1609372
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

exactly what you would expect from a standard german pilsner. nothing unusual. good/medium head, deep pilsner flavor,hoppy. finished a bit rough, but not bad. Falls in a long line of typical german type pilsner beers, good, but not unique in any sence.

Photo of pmcadamis
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
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 fact, that's what I'm about to do!

Photo of tempest
2.74/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Oicked up a single at Village Farm Grocery in the East Village, across from the Ukranian place.

Damn green bottle. This one starts with a skunky nose that passes after about 15 minutes of airing out. The flavor falls flat, like a medicore Czech pils, rather than a German. The malt taste is very clean, but to the point of being bland with only a touch of hops at the end. This seems to be more of a pale Euro lager (Heineken) but with some form of hops flavor.

Photo of KTCamm
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.

Photo of metter98
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.

Photo of Brent
3.76/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic example - clean and crisp. Some soft grape flavors in the malt, moderate sweetness to balance some acidity toward the finish. Nice drinkability and fresh in character. This can hold its own against most commonly available German pils. Not too sure about the bug-eyed multi-colored bird adorning the six-pack carrier - looks like a genetic engineering experiment gone bad.

Photo of Gusler
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours from the bottle a clear gold, the head is average in size, creamy in texture and the color bright white, as it settles quickly, the lace forms a velum like sheet on the glass. Nose is sweet malt, crisp and clean, start has a fair grain presence with a little bitterness at the back, top is light in feel. Finish has a standard acidity, the hops mild and pleasing, the aftertaste dry as a bone, a nice drinkable beer.

Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a medium strength spicy noble hop atop a light husky grain.

The taste consisted of an upfront spicy noble hop balanced rather well by a light graininess. Good doughy finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the light side with a vigorous carbonation.

Overall a light bodied pils that gets points for its easy drinkability.

Photo of shand
3.73/5  rDev +10%
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.

Photo of dsa7783
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...

Photo of TheSarge
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bischoff Pils gives off aromas of freshly mown hay and a lemony hops aroma too.

This produces about a finger thick bright white head that dissipates quickly into soft thin lacing. The body is ultra clear with a light golden presence.

This brew is not bitter at all like a typical German Pilsner. This is actually very lemony with a slight sweet undertone.

This beer is highly drinkable and a pleasure to drink.

Photo of ernie
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice surprise from Bavarian private brewery that owes most of its fame to wheat beers and dark bocks. This tipically Bavarian pils is very clean, crisp, with malty-flowery bouquet. Pale, with creamy head and crystal-clear appearance, t doesn't fall from its big-name counterparts from the same area. Recommended!

Photo of jackorain
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
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

Photo of ThreePistols
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden color, carbonated fizzy head, slighty honey sweet, bready malt nose, not much but some skunk, slighty sweet taste with the malt and lightly hopped flavor.

If you like St. Pauli Girl / Beck then give this one a try.

The 7-pack is a hoot.

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

Easy drinking German Pilsener with no big faults. Enjoyable!

4/5  rDev +18%
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!

Photo of gmattkennedy
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good all around everyday beer.

Photo of mikereaser
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

Photo of CDRSchafer
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

Photo of AlexLMS
2.54/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: bright with a straw colour. The head is white, frothy and large. It presents a fair retention and good amount of lacing.
Aroma: weak malt aroma.
Taste: grains and herbal hops.
Mouthfeel: dry, strong carbonation, low alcoholic strength (4.7% ABV), medium body.
Finish: lingering bitter aftertaste.

Overall: nothing special about this one. Not unpleasant but not appealing either.

Photo of PSUDREW
3.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shout ot to Joe Rhodes for bringing this out to me!

While pils aren't my fav by anymeans, these were surprising. Not great, but something I would def. consider trying again.

pours a light yellow, with some head, and, commeserate lacing. The balance in this brew was between spicy and bitter. There was a nice spice to start, but the bitter citrus flavor at the end kinnda was a downer for me. It's light mouthfeel did aid it's drinkability

Like I siad, nice beer, might go get some more if I can

Photo of meatyard
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Bischoff Premium Pilsener from Privatbrauerei Bischoff
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