Paulaner Premium Pils | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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84
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409 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
paulaner.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
409
Reviews:
202
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
44
For Trade:
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Ratings: 409 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of ghawener
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Geiseman
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of wsc3
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of joshgambit
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my first non-macro brews a long, long time ago.

A: Golden straw color. Clear, with bright white foam. Good lacing in the glass.

S: Malty grains, good Saaz characteristics.

T: Light malt, slightly bready. Kind of peppery, but sweet. Good hop bite. Love this one.

M: Finishes crisp. very nicely carbonated.

One of my absolute favorite beers. I'd love to find this on-tap somewhere close. Excellent drinkability. Always a good choice when I want a pilsner.

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Photo of drpimento
4.82/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the better of the pilsners anywhere. Appearance might not be the best, but the aroma and especially flavor and mouthfeel are superb! This one poured witih a slight head and no lace. A slightly hazy light amber color. Aroma is a very fragrant hop with light malts. Flavors the same. A crisp beer. Excellent body. Just want to drink more. Very balanced. A premier session beer. Bitter sweet finish.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
4.63/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at a great German beer bar.
served in a tall Pilsner glass by a bartender who knows how to pour a pilsner. perfect head and clear yellow body
smell was great, bread and spicy hops were prominent
taste was near perfect, fresh bread with a dry biting finish. great on a hot afternoon
mouthfeel was perfectly balanced between the malt and hops. resin on the back end
overall this was a great beer, I have had it in bottles and it doesnt compare to the draft version. definitly a "much better on tap" beer.

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Photo of BeerBob
4.6/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, absolutely delicious... If you have ever had one of those NA brews that tasted crisp and refreshing, wishing that someone, somewhere would make a brew with all the alcohol and taste just as good??? Then this one is for you!

Paulaner “Premium Pils Extra Dry” pours a pure blond from it’s 12oz brown glass bottle.

Head will go well over four fingers in a 22oz beer glass if the temperature is right, this beer has the potential of being foam central.

Nose is a brisk toasted malt, no hint of alcohol or hops, just a pleasant refreshing toasted malt

The bight of carbonation ushers in the hops to the forefront, combining to a crescendo of dry toasted malt with a pinch of hops, for a most pleasant and refreshing brew.

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Photo of DaKirch
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of probert
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Michael_Harper
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Josh2222
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of K9AleingPiss
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loved the appearance,nice clean blonde color,but rich like honey. Even the smell was clean,no skunk, just bread,honey and a little crisp hop. The taste was the same,I could enjoy this beer with several occassions. No bitter aftertaste,just wanting to repeat the sensation.!..loved this beer.

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Photo of SamN
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful straw color, with just a slight chill haze and a perfectly pilsner thick, creamy head. Thick already is leaving lacing behind on my flute glass. Wonderful pilsner appearance. Smell is very aromatic of grassy/somewhat flowery hops with some cracker like malts in the background. Full spectrum of aromas, from sweet, floral, hay/grass, fruitiness and light biscuity malts. Wow, really fantastic aroma, I am impressed. Taste is crisp and flavorful with a hoppiness that never overpowers or becomes too bitter. Taste evolves into an apple fruitiness and finishes slightly sweet with pilsner malts and a lingering, pleasant bitt

Overall, an outstanding German pilsner. I am blown away by the quality here, an absolute favorite pilsner for me, and one of the best beers from Germany that I've yet tried. Prost, indeed!

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Photo of scoobybrew
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a pilsner flute. It has a clear light golden color with a nice thick head with excellent retention. There is a wonderful nice gentle hop aroma balanced with a crisp malty smell. The taste delivers everything in the aroma. It's such a delicate, wonderfully balanced hop and malt taste, with a great hop finish. It is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall, this is an excellent pils and a great example of the style. I haven't had this good of a pils since I was in Austria early this year.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a glowing straw gold body topped by a frothy bright white head that holds quite well. It eventually receeds but keeps a thin surface covering and leaves some very nice lace. The nose is fragrant with a bright, fresh, sweet malt atop a light grassy, floral and mildly spicy hop aroma. The body is medium with a very fine and moderate carbonation that's lightly crisp in the mouth. The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma indicates with a firm bitterness and floral/grassy hop flavor. Well balanced. It finishes dry, crisp and clean with just some minor residual sweet malt and lingering bitterness. Very refreshing! A nice, easy finish. Overall, it seems to fall somewhere between a Bohemian and German Pils. Very well done and exceptionally drinkable.

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Photo of Spikester
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured gold with a one-finger white head. Very good amount of lacings.
Aroma is floral hops.
Taste is bitter floral hops, grassy, some lemon, slight leather, sweet malts.
Mouthfeel is slight astringent.
Drinkability is exceptional.
Awesome Pilsner. Not many better than this Paulaner.
No skunk whatsoever!

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Photo of Morris729
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear pale straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is dominated by sweet malts and fresh baked bread with some floral notes. It is quite crisp and refreshing in the mouth with a nice flavor mix of sweet malts and bitter hops. One of the top Pilsners on the market.

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Photo of puertobrewing
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on a pilsner glass.

Appearance - light golden with a nice one inch dense head that dissipated very slowly.

Smell - the smell is very subtle but everything is there: the malt, some yeast, noble hops and a very tiny hint of dried herbs.

Taste - again very subtle yet complex in its own way. So well balanced that I cannot identyfy any other flavor than that of a good and tasty pilsner.

Mouthfeel - right on the spot. Light body without taking away flavor and the right amount of carbonation to make it a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

Overall - Paulaner has surprised me with their craftmanship on their brews. This beer ain't the exception. There may be better pilsners out there but Paulaner's Premium Pils is among the best in my humble opinion and it is also by the book on how the style should be.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ha ha. Watch out for this stuff. I was in a nice bar in Vail and there weren't too many choices for tap beer. I started with (and stuck with) this because it was a perfect presentation in a tall glass. The aroma was so good. I didn't think it would kick my butt.

I ended up staggering around a bit. I am glad I didn't have yet another (they are so drinkable, you forget that it will do you in). Then again, I did get a free shot of Patron from the barkeep (it pays to tip nicely). Maybe it was the Patron, or maybe not, but the Paulaner smelled very good and went down easy.

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Photo of weizendoc
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ozs. poured into my Paulaner weisbierglas. Pours a rich frothy head that would overflow the glass if I didn't slurp it off. The head subsides to thin foam layer after 2 pulls. This pils noses of nuts and floral hops. The malt hits you up front then you get a wonderful hoppy mid-palate and finishes with malt and nut aftertaste. Rings of lace are forming with each pull.

Overall, this is up there with the best pils I've had. It's less rich than Spaten, Konig or Pils Urquell. I find it very clean and dry on the finish. Good brew!!

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Photo of jmphillips88
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This a pale, clear, golden color with a thin, bright white head. The aroma is beautiful, a soft cloud of muted hop and sweet grain, unadulterated by any sulfer notes. The main word to describe this beer is SOFT. Everything is so subtle and balanced. The flavor is light, sweet, a little bready with touches of alcohol, metal, and sulfer, which all have their place and are balanced in their own way. Totally clean aftertaste, though the finish is unabrupt. Not perfect, but a pretty dreamy pilsner.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap. Beatiful golden color with carbonation evident. Nice maltiness on the nose as well as a flowery hop boquet. Very nice taste. Has a bit of a bite, but is very easy to drink. Great pils maltiness. Could drink a lot of these.

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Paulaner Premium Pils from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.74 out of 5 based on 409 ratings.
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