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

Paderborner PilsenerPaderborner Pilsener
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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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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 20
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 jonb5
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of cambabeer
2.31/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Pours a big white persistant head that leaves some lace on the glass. Deep gold yellow body with minimal carbonation.

S- Normal, hoppy, spicy and a hint of malt. Fairly sweet a little metallic and watered down.

T- Very bitter hop front with an ethanol and metal middle and rusty bubble gum finish.

M- normal, medium boddied with big carbonation.

D- too gross to drink too much of but not that filling.

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

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

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

Photo of stevoj
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of rale
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of dasenebler
3.04/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

.5L, best by 5/11.

Pours a rich, clear gold with a thick, fluffy head. Very good lacing and retention. More impressive looking than most pilsners.

Aroma is okay, with grainy husk, plus a hint of floral, woody hops.

Flavor is simultaneously dry and grainy-sweet. Perhaps it's the chalky, effervescent mouthfeel and woody hops that add to this dryness. Lingering bitterness. Slightly metallic on the finish, but really nothing overtly wrong here. Mouthfeel, as I mentioned, is not so smooth, and slightly below-average for the style.

Looks like a million bucks, but tastes like the forty-eurocent bottle of beer that it is. Not bad.

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

Photo of TheSarge
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew produces a nice tight ultra white head and has a distinctively golden clear body.

The light fragrance is mostly dominated by lemony aromas.

The taste is also light. Not bitter like most pilsners, but a little sweet and almost too light in body.

Not too bad for the cheap price. I obviously has quality ingredients, but maybe too much water.

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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 TominGermany
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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

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 lstokes
3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
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 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 Haybeerman
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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