Paulaner Premium Pils | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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84
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408 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:
408
Reviews:
202
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of paulcox
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of JMWEB2
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Straw yellow body, pillowy white head slowly dissipates leaving thin white rim, and some lacing.

S: Sweet malts, and some hops in there. Simple but good.

T: Similar to smell, sweet malt flavor up front, light bitterness in the hops, again very straight forward.

M: Light, crisp, and clean.

O: I like the sweetness of malts, however i do like them more bitter. All in all not bad.

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Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of sim0n17
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Demosthenes255
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BeerSingh
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jrutigs
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of avaldivia
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of hustlesworth
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- super clear golden with a nice sticky white head and thick lacing.

S- bright, floral, and lemony with a nectar sweetness and grassy notes. smells great but rater delicate.

T- mineral water and grainy malt sweetness is complimented by zesty hop flavor but not too much bitterness. lemony, herbal, and grassy in the finish with fading cracker like malt and bitterness felt in the throat.

MF- it's not too light and has some heft to it. carbonation is finely bubbled and supports a constant thick head. body is pretty dry but not extra dry.

D- a delicious and extremely drinkable german pils, and a nice change after stuffing myself with oktoberfests for the past 2 months.

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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 yemenmocha
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours beautiful golden, with creamy white up top for the head. Nose has some herbal notes, clean, and a trace of the mis-characterized "skunk" oilyness. Palate offers a nice balance of malt sweetness and herbal hop quality. Very refreshing, easy drinking, but yet also sufficiently flavorful to satisfy.

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Photo of fx20736
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a Pilsener Glass.

Pale Gold with streams of tiny carbonated bubbles streaming relentlessly upwards. Two fingers of white head leave blots and patches of lacing.

Aroma: bready malt, spicy, floral hops

Mouthfeel: Soft. Very soft. This has the softest mouthfeel of any beer I can recall. It is like drinking silk.

Taste: bready malt with just a tinge of herbal hop bitterness. Beer finishes crisply and dry.

Notes: Very drinkable. At 4.9% abv this is a real sessioner and a beer even macro drinkers would drink. This is another quality beer from Munich. These breweries seem very confident in their abilities and don't seem pushed to try and be the next thing in beer. Nice.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, flaxen-hued body with a medium-small-sized, white head.

Smell: Lightly grainy scent of pilsner malts with vague, vague notions of citrus and honey backed by some spicy dried herbs.

Taste: Malts tasting of lightly toasted grains with a low level of sweetness. A single drop of honey accompanies the sweetness. Herbaceous, grassy hop profile with sufficient bitterness needed to balance out the light sweetness. A single drop of lemonade accompanies the hops. Drying, lightly zestful finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Fine and refreshing, subtle though satisfying.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with about 1 1/2 fingers of bubbly white head.

The scent is of sweet malt and some light hop notes.

The taste is of dry, bitter hops, some toasted bready malt, some grain also.

Fairly light bodied, very crisp and smooth, high carbonation.

This was a very nice pilsener, very balanced and easy to drink.

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3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a golden clear hay color. Very thin head dissapated to a thin ring. A bit of lacing.

Aroma is the most bland of the pilsners I have been drinking. It really just has a faint pils aroma. Very faint. Had to sniff it several times to try and draw and aroma out.

Taste is the least flavorful of the past 8 or 9 pils I have recently drank. It's got an ok pils taste. Slight bite in the finish. It could just use a boost in flavor. More pils taste would be nice.

Mouthfeel is slightly dry and high carb.

Overall a refreshing pils but I still would rather buy a couple other 6packs of pils available to me

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Photo of codfeast
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle to pint.

A: clear yellow, thin head, good lacing

S: European malt, yeast, and hint of citrus.

T: Malt start, hop finish.

M: Medium+ carbination, creamy, tingle on the tounge, nice dry finish.

O: Easy drinking, refreshing, straight forward pilsner. Great on a hot day.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a rather sweet pils with a proper clear look and smaller head. an older bottle. nose of straw, mild apple pie yeast and pilsner hopping. palate is sweet and the dry cut is not as brisk as would be expected. light body either way but not as dry as the bottle would have one thinking with the extra dry comment. still quite drinkable and simple... palate is more of the nose but with an unexpected linger of malts. won't deny this at its prime... probably much better.

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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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Paulaner Premium Pils from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.74 out of 5 based on 408 ratings.
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