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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3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap. 4.9% ABV
Excellent looking with a golden body that has exceptional clarity and a good head that leaves patterned lacing.
Malt dominated aroma and more balanced but lightly hop dominated flavor.

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Photo of anteater
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich, bready aromas with a little earthy, herbal hops, pours brilliant straw to gold crowned by a 1” fluffy white head that leaves thick sheets of lace, very rich malt flavors, bread, light malt but not really sweet, malt flavors linger with a long bitter accent. A true classic.

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Photo of spycow
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jooler
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's just a normal Pilsner. Nothing special

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Photo of charrel
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is one of the classics, and one of my favorite imports on tap. its so malty, more bready and fresh baked than any other pils on the market, the malt in this tastes very different than even other german ones. cake flour and breakfast biscuits and pizza dough and just a really interesting intersection of yeast and grain, its a pils, but its unlike others. the other thing about this one, is i think its also the most bitter pilsener i have had from germany. this almost has a czech style hopping, its vegetal at first and majorly bitter on the back end. carbonation is big and the body is big for the style, its fluffy feeling and deliciously sessionable. dry in the finish too, just the hop bitterness as a residual. not usually a huge fan of the style, but this is a fine example, and in many ways more distinct and enjoyable than the other paulaner stuff i have had. i dont see this one around nearly as much though.

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Photo of Josievan
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Me & Billy in Davenport, IA.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mi1154
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fox227
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dizzy242
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 3/15/2015 at British Beer Company, in Walpole, MA served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a medium off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, honey and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth but a bit watery, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better choices within the style.

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Photo of Gregwa
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lambpasty
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Comes out of the tap a pretty clear golden yellow with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled white head. Crisp, malty aroma has an overtone of apple, rather like a nice dry cider. Malty flavor is crisp, like a pils ought to be, with more than a hint of apple, just slightly sweet.. Texture has average body and fizz. A refreshing one. Happy Oktoberfest!

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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Barleycorn
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of JasonR1975
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Michael_Harper
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Crimkj
2.95/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of PhiloFox
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of lmaduells
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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