Kross Pilsner | Kross Microbrew Beer (Southern Brewing Company)

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Kross Microbrew Beer (Southern Brewing Company)

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ADZA on 07-04-2009

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by 5thOhio:
Photo of 5thOhio
4.13/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle I received from my son & his wife after their visit to Chile. I just finished mowing, and a cold pilsner can't be beat after getting hot and sweaty.

Lovely golden color, seemed a little dark for a pilsner, but well within the style range. Not much head or lacing, but that might have been my pour. Delicate fruity-flowery-malty odor, that says "pilsner" to me.

Taste is crisp with decent balance of hops and malt. The hops come first and then the malt gives a slightly sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is solid with lots of carbonation, not watery like some pilsners.

Overall, as good as many other pilsners I've had, definitely a little short of the best. Certainly worth seeking out when you're in Chile, far & above the other Central & South American adjunct lagers, and good enough that I wouldn't turn one down if offered here in the states.

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Photo of warnerry
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle 25 Oct 2011

A - Pours a clear straw color with one finger of white head. Head has decent retention and leaves some lacing.

S - Smell is actually somewhat sweet, with only a faint pils malt aroma and even more faint hop presence.

T - A subtle spicy hop bite is quickly overcome with bread and a bit of caramel malt. Only slight hop bitterness on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit heavy for the style, lacking the light crispness that I prefer.

O - Not a bad beer, but not a oood representation of the style.

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Photo of Rabae6
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of wspscott
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased a 4 pack at beervana in Santiago, drinking out of a tiny water glass in the hotel room and reviewing on my phone

A: crystal clear golden color with a thin white head, not much lace, looks like a pils.

S: sweet and malty, slight hoppiness.

T: the malts are out in front with the hops bringing up the rear. Nice lingering bitterness.

M: a little too round for the style, should be a little crisper, nice amount of carbonation, a little tingly.

O: a solid example of a Czech pils. I won't have a problem with the other 3 beers. Based on this beer, I would not hesitate to try other Kross beers.

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Photo of wilsonbaron
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of biernack
2.69/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of franciscop
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Elbrownbag
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.59/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden amber, pretty pale and metallic. Head is off-white, retains a thin film with nice cradle of dense lace. Steady bead; looks like a decent pils.

Smell is malty more than anything. Lots of custardy caramel malt with brown sugar and that dour, cardboardy character behind the sweetness. Slight citric hop, but not enough. Pretty blah.

Taste starts fairly blandly, with gentle caramel malt and slight nutty edge for the most part of the front palate. Develops buttery sweet notes midway, not really pleasant, with a saccharine edge to it. Just fades out on the palate with not a lot of bitterness to cleanse it. A bit cloying on the yeast there, and is really wanting on the pilsnery hops.

Decently full, but to the point of maybe being too full; even sticky. With the lack of hop bitterness, some more fizz would go a long way to cutting through the malt.

Not a great pilsener; lacking in key areas and just too sweet.

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Photo of FLima
3.37/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden color with an aired head with good retention and apparent carbonation.
Light aroma of yeast, herbal hops and bread.
Refreshing and tasty flavor with notes of sweet pale malt, German yeast, grassy hops and bread.
Light body with good carbonation.
Very pleasant Pilsner, well balanced with perfect execution. Good heritage from their German influence.

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Photo of ADZA
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a golden straw colour perfect for a pilsner and looks well carbonated,the smell of this beer isnt the greatest it just smells like wet grass no really hop smell at all quite an unusual smell i must admit,the taste is quite pleasant and very smooth but def not a pure pilsner it has a slightly more watery finish then i like for a pilsner and the after hop taste is lacking it definately doesnt taste like it has saaz hops in it so i say they must of used a different sort of hop in it but neverless not a bad beer but definately not a world beater.

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Photo of hpthebull
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andy_Luft
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%

Kross Pilsner from Kross Microbrew Beer (Southern Brewing Company)
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 14 ratings