Paderborner Pilsener | Paderborner Isenbeck Brauerei Haus Cramer GmbH & Co. KG

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Paderborner PilsenerPaderborner Pilsener

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Paderborner Isenbeck Brauerei Haus Cramer GmbH & Co. KG

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 05-05-2006

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Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.77/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of david18
4.32/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was recently in Paderborn and had to sample the Paderborner the first time I saw it. The color was very light, which I found discouraging but everything else about it was quite memorable. The aroma was very hoppy and fresh. The flavor was surprisingly bitter, more like a double ipa than a pilsner. I had a 1/3 litre which I followed with a full litre. Very good. Would love to have it again.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.13/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours crystal clear golden beer with excellent white head, leaving lotsof laces. Nice smell of true german pilsener: earthy malts, herbal hops, honey & citrus. Taste: bready malts and strong hops, slightly metallic aftertaste. Very good balance and high carbonation.

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Photo of drpimento
4.08/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Man, I've been loving the German pilsners here in Frankfurt so far! This one poured with a huge, fine, thick, foamy,white head that lasted a while and good lace. Color is a clear pale yellow. Aroma is hops, malt, very slight skunk, spice, bread dough. Flavor is similar, but in place of the slight skunk there's a slight metallic. Little on the sweet side up front with bitter cutting in and taking over. Body is a bit round and soft with good carbonation. Finish is like flavor. Session beer for sure.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.07/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Straw gold, clear filtered, almost no carbonation, 4fingers of off white head that fades with nice lacing and big and small bubbles remencicent of many Belgian triples, though its obviously a pilsener .

S: Malt, citrus, childrens aspirin, vitamin c, somewhat floral.

T: Heavily malted, lovely corn like taste and a good bitterness to match and linger in your mouth. Oregano oil.

M: Medium, somewhat syrupy, but rather light, low carbonation.

O: Great Pilsener, not perfect, a little corny, no pun intended. Really good and stands up to the best of them though. Again, I forgot the uniquenss of a German Pilsener do to AA Lager disolusionment! Would suit any good German fare, or any sports match with salty snacks.

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Photo of MechMessiah
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear pale golden with a large white head. Dissipation is quick and leaves rich lacings.

S: Surprisingly fruity; apples, oranges and lemon sezt. Malt, dry and bitter hops. A bit grainy.

T: Dry bready malt, and bitter hops in nice balance. The fruit from the smell is way more discrete.

M: Aftertaste is long and bitter. Body is smooth, medium and carbonation mild.

O: This beer knocked me of my feet; cheap and in a 50 cl can - probably a poor product. Man was I wrong; this is a really, really nice German Pilsener.

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Photo of Douberd
3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, 330 ml, poured into a footed pilsner glass. ABV is 4,8%.

Golden yellow colour, with great activity in the glass and three fingers of white creamy head with excellent retention. Stayed there for what looked like forever! Heavy lacing left behind.
Aroma is mostly of hops, typical pilsner smell only much more enhanced.
Very hoppy and bitter. This is one of the best pilseners I've ever had.
Thin to medium body, with the right carbonation and very dry on the palate.
I got this one on a recent excursion to Germany, I hope that I can find it again, fantastic pilsener.

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Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paterlodie
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB 12-8-06. Nice and lasting thick white head persistant and very well lasting and a very light and bright golden pilsener. Nose is well malted, nice hoparoma remembering Hallertau MF and good and low yeastprofile.
Taste is light but with good dry maltnote, fine but moderately dosed hopbitterness and overall a pleasure to drink and fine example of a german pilsener.

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Photo of WMBierguy
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had a few of these during a recent trip through the Ruhr region of the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. The city of Paderborn is located in the region, and this seems to be the region's unoffical "cheap beer" (a roughly 20 ounce can cost a little over a Euro) It's a typical German Pils. Nothing too remarkable, but a very solid beer. It's a sad commentary on the state of American pilsners that a 3rd rate German regional beer is better than most American pilsners.

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Photo of BeerIsland
3.57/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brought this one home from a recent trip to Hesse, Marburg. It survived the trip ok. Not a hugely impressive beer, it comes in a nice size can and is decently drinkable. Disclaimer: Couldn't see the beer (drank it right out of the can) but gave it highest ratings anyway. I had it today as a special treat to myself while I plowed through the Sunday NYTimes. Unfortunately for us newspaper junkies, the .5L can lasted a lot longer than the paper did. They even reduced the overall size of the magazine section by 9% (but with a reduced but more readable typescript, no loss in text!). I would think you could even enjoy one of these in reading the morning paper, perhaps with a light sandwich. Prosit!

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Photo of Brabander
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a very decent German Pilsener! Paderborn is a place in the north of Germany. I used to come there a lot when i was in the army. There on the German moors the Russians would attack us. Now the Germans brew a good beer there.

Poured in a Dutch beerglass this beer looks like i should. Good smell with some orange which i could detect a bit in the taste. Brewed by the Reinheitsgebot this is a classic German Pilsener.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a tall can to a tall beer glass the liquid is goldish-yellow with ok carbonation. The head is tall white and leaves some lace.

The smell is lightly hopped bread.

The taste is ok, a mildly hopped pilsener with a deep bready taste through out.

The mouthfeel is thicker then most, crisp does not come to mind. The carbonation is ok.

The drinkability is ok, not a bad brew, but it does drink more like an export style.


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Photo of wilsonbaron
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of der_meister
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AmitC
3.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Haybeerman
3.32/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

21st Sep 2013: sat in the sunshine on the apartment garden during a stay in 'Cochem' Germany. 500ml Can shared with the wife.

I remember this beer from years ago: a solid, if standard Pilsner with a good hop content and a dry refreshing feel to the whole thing. Well, I'm pleased to say nothing has changed: still a good example of a well made German Pilsner, clear, clean and bright with a crisp taste.

No features that make it stand out, but a good beer nonetheless. Pale gold in colour with the traditional white head that disappears fairly quickly, almost odourless and no flavours that are going to test your taste buds, this is 'your regular German Pilsner' with a morsel of class.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lstokes
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at a shop on the U-Bahn! Very exciting to see a new beer there. Clear body with a lasting head and a very malty nose, much stronger than your typical regional German pilsner (which I like!) but also really, really malty, which is also reflected in the sweet taste and the somewhat thick mouthfeel--nothing spritely about this beer, but not a bad drinker.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TominGermany
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of James_NZ
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Very standard pilsener - delivers everything you'd expect without any frills. Very good in the mouth, and not too watery. Not particularly memorable, and modest pouring head.

Not directly beer related, but tacky export can artwork/layout, which does nothing to promote the product.

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Paderborner Pilsener from Paderborner Isenbeck Brauerei Haus Cramer GmbH & Co. KG
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