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

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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 +45.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Momon
2.57/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mishi_d
3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of windowside
2.47/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Robertas
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Haybeerman
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of F_riedrich
2.58/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of der_meister
3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aleigator
1.25/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

From bottle

Has a very high carbonation among a light body.

Tastes of grainy, sweetened malts among a gushing, metallic carbonation numbing the tongue and leaving back a watery, slimy mix of bitter copper.

Hardly drinkable, if it wasnt for the high carbonation, you would be drinking sugary malt water.

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Photo of wilsonbaron
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AmitC
3.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TominGermany
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.57/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

50cl aluminum can acquired at a local Berlin Lidl and served into a Berliner Kindl Weisse glass in me friend's gaff in Berlin. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; I've never had a beer from this brewery. Served cold and side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. 4.8% ABV confirmed per the label.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: One finger wide. Off-white in colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Okay frothiness. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is above average - about 3 minutes - which actually isn't too bad considering the wide-mouthed glass.

BODY: Clear translucent pale copper of average vibrance. Clean-looking; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears adequately carbonated. It's not a unique or special appearance for a German pils, but there are no egregious flaws here. I'm generally optimistic about trying it.

AROMA: Clean barley, pilsner malts, muted generic floral hops. It's a pretty simple, bland aroma overall, and lacks the crisp freshness observed in the best pilsners. It's just not that evocative of anything in particular. Quite boring.

An inoffensive aroma of average strength overall.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

This is pretty unremarkable so far.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, lightly crisp. A bit overcarbonated. Medium-bodied. A bit too sharp and aggressive on the palate for a pils; it's not soft and supple like the best examples of the style, and I wonder even about the hardness of the water used and whether or not the brewer knows much about water chemistry - but that's just pointless conjecture. At the end of the day, this texture results in an unrefreshing beer that isn't real pleasant or approachable, and the texture is not a good companion to the taste. It's too thick, hefty, and weighty, limiting drinkability. And the absence of depth of flavour here makes the thick texture less justifiable still.

Not oily, gushed, hot, astringent, rough, scratchy, or boozy.

TASTE: Pils malts comprise the core of the beer, but there isn't much freshness or evocation here. There's some generic light hop bitterness, but the hops evoke little else - not even a floral note. Straw. No yeast character or spices come through (nor should they).

Shallow depth of flavour. Brief flavour duration. Average flavour intensity. It lacks any complexity, subtlety, intricacy, and nuance whatsoever, but I do kind of like it as a simple budget pils. The balance isn't great, even with as few notes as it has, but it's built okay.

It could certainly be cleaner and fresher, but luckily it's not metallic or watery - which is saying a lot at this price point.

OVERALL: It's the type of bland boring pils that you forget soon after drinking, but at this price point there's nothing wrong with that and to its credit it's not a watery beer by any means. It hides its ABV nicely. Drinkable, sure, though the overcarbonation and resultant sharpness on the palate does limit one's ability to quaff with abandon. I won't be buying it again, but it's a good budget choice for students and street alcoholics. Worth trying once, but ultimately quite unremarkable. Better than I expected for a budget pilsner.

Low C-

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Photo of James_NZ
3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
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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Photo of MechMessiah
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
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 patre_tim
4.07/5  rDev +24.5%
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 rale
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Douberd
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
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 Dentist666
4.13/5  rDev +26.3%
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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Paderborner Pilsener from Paderborner Isenbeck Brauerei Haus Cramer GmbH & Co. KG
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