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German Pilsner
Ranked #657
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3.31 | pDev: 15.41%
Berliner Kindl Brauerei
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Photo of Nofoba
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle. It has a bright, clear, golden body with a thick white head. Good lacing. A nice amount of bubbles.

It has a faint aroma of light malts and minerals.

The taste is modest; light malts, little bitterness, maybe a tad try. Light carbonation. A slightly grainy aftertaste.

A smooth, easy drinking pilsner.

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Photo of monkist
3.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It is a typical German pilsner: dry, carbonated and bitter. Quite refreshing and still on the okay side though. The carbonation gets a bit overwhelming as you drink it (sharp and artificial CO2s), I wonder how German beers would be without the excessive carbonation... Maybe only a dry, bitter drink?

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Photo of Beersnake1
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a golden yellow - fully transparent with bubble throughout. Head dissipates quickly. Nose is soft aromas of lemon, wheat, and grains. Taste is sharp and crisp. Sweet upfront with nice notes of wheat, citrus, and grain. Mouthfeel is light and a bit dry. Overall, a nice pils.

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Photo of JustCamIt
2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Got a 0.5L bottle for the equivalent of 94 cents in Berlin.

Pours a pale straw color with a respectable foamy head. The taste is crisp with faint hops and grassy notes. A very quaffable German pils that paired well with a variety of nitrated pork products.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.62/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear light straw color. Smell is not quite good. Something like metal or mineral. But the taste is good, malty as it should. I can drink it time to time.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This pilsner pours a straw yellow color with a medium, foamy white head and a fairly high amount of carbonation. The smell is somewhat acrid and akin to a mass produced American pilsner such as Budweiser. The flavor, however, is far superior to the cheap mass produced American pilsners. The taste is fairly mild with a bready malt flavor and a faint hint of bitter hops. This beer is very light and refreshing, something that the mass produced American pilsners try to achieve, but mostly fail at to varying degrees. Don’t get me wrong, this beer is still poor in comparison to a lot of German beers. For what it is though, a cheap, mass produced beer that will get you drunk, it is pretty great compared to the American equivalent.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml brought back from Berlin. Pours a pale golden colour with a white head. Aromas of corn, malt & grain. Tastes of corn, grain, grass, malt & midly of soap The finish mildly bitter crisp. Light in body with soft carbonation. A very average pilsner.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with creamy, white head. Aroma has clean malt with a hint of white bread. Taste follows with really clean malt, balanced by some hops but you don't really get any bitterness. Medium body, quite smooth mouthfeel but it's also well carbonated. It feels different than you regular pils but overall it's decent beer.

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Photo of scootny
3.22/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A pint can courtesy of the Berlin Orchestra. Seems that travel with an ample supply and were kind enough to donate some to the local crew.

A very pale straw gold with a white head. A bit of lace. A touch of carbonation.

Nose brings a nice balance of malt and hops.

Taste is light, crisp and well balanced. This is what Bud should taste like. A highly drinkable crisp refreshing beer with real pilsner flavor. Some grassy hops with a nice bit of spice.

Feel is a bit heftier than you would think. Not water but light. With enough carbonation to make for a good quaffing.

A nice easy drinking brew. Typically German zoned and refreshing. Nice.

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Photo of jonb5
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden colour, clear, large thick head, decent retention. Aroma was mainly Hallertau hop. Tasted an initial malty sweetness, finish was very dry, like a north German pils. Texture on the thick side, not too much carbonation, went a bit flat, smooth enough. Drinkable enough although slightly forgetable, started out like a Helles but finished like a typical northen beer.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.17/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours almost straw-colored with a really tall white compact head that quickly sinks into decent lacings.

S: Very mild smell; some bready somewhat sweet malt and some faint bitter hops; that's it.

T: Very bready; sweet malt and almost no bitter hops. Citric notes. But it's all hidden behind a doughyness.

M: Aftertaste is short and quite boring. Body medium, creamy and carbonation smooth.

O: If this beer is a German Pilsener; a poor product. It's more like a medium Dortmunder - not great but a bit better if considered a Dortmunder.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.58/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in Berlin.

A: Clear blonde with thin head of fair to poor retention.

Sm: Clean barley; nothing special.

T: Slick open to standard barley body with a refreshing finish. Nothing unique or bold here, though it does satisfy in a simple fashion.

Mf: Nicely coarse, but a bit too wet.

Dr: Not a great beer, but the price is right.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Overall this is an average Pils except for taste and drinkability so I'll cover on the two.

taste; outstanding pilsner flavor, nice balance of all ingredients, just what one looks for.

drinkability; really tasty and smooth without being too light. No problem at all to drink all day long after a nice meal.

I really must compliment this Pils, far superior to any of the others Berlin has to offer. I never asked a local but my friends from other parts of Germany all agree to this as well.

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Photo of lstokes
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Better than their other pilsner! Pale gold, laces well, smells classic, tastes classic too, very simple.

On the grassy side, not the spicy side, which is I guess typical for what I consider to be the style. It doesn't really grow as a taste over the bottle, but there's also nothing unpleasant, not the sulfur or skunk you get from some of the other readily-available pilsners in this city.

Very well carbonated with a crisp mouthfeel which adds to the drinkability despite the sort of boring taste profile.

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Photo of Bogodar
3.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: 50cl; Served: Glass Tankard; Bought: Local store at Berlin .
Bitter and hoppy German Pilsener. The colour is perfectly amberish. The carbon dioxide level is just perfect (very nice mouthfeel). The foam is very firm but does not last a lot. The taste of this plzeň is just classic.
Perfect for pork ribs curry stew (at least this is what I served it with).

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Photo of drpimento
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

got this bottle around the corner from my Hotel Artist Riverside, Mitte, outdoor cooler at a kiosk on the street. Poured with a big white foamy fluffy head and lots of lace. Color is a bright clear yellow gold. Aroma was immediately skunky over grain, malt, hops, and a little spice. Flavor left the skunk behind - and turned out pretty good! Real as a matter of fact. Just enough malty sweetness to be alluring with just enough hoppy bitterness to balance and keep it clean and satifying. Big barley grain finish with some hops. Definitely a session.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arrives a very pale gold. Nice foamy head with some decent enough lacings.

Very little aroma. Light grainy malt.

Again, grainy malt with a hint of bitter hops, maybe a little bit of apple, but really not much else.

Drinks fine, mouth is crisp and well carbonated, right on style. A mediocre pilsner.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a bright golden beer with a creamy head that fades into a dense foam of 1/2 inch thick.

Smell of light grainy pilsnermalt with a clean bottom fermented smell. A light grassy hop smell.

Taste of a very light pilsner, without the usual sulfur, which is quite normal in a German pilsner. It appears to have some wheat notes, which round of the body and add body and grainy taste. The yeast is very light and clean. Drinkability is great.

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Photo of bark
2/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold. The high head quickly sinks down to a thin white lid, leaving some lacing.

The smell is… not very inviting. Some sweet, almost frowsy malt as well as some chemical bitterness. Earthy notes of mud are mixed with wet paper.

Wait a minute! Is this beer beyond its Best before date? No – the label says “01 08”. And I know that the (brown) bottle have been stored in a dark and cool environment both in the store and in my home.

The taste is as “skunky”: Some sticky sweet dough-like malt, hints of wet cardboard and chalk. The aftertaste got some very fragile bitter notes, saccharin sweetness and some light earthy flavours in the finish.

The carbonation is medium to weak. The bubbles are small. The liquid is watery.

The label states that this is “The classic premium beer of capital Berlin. First rate hops.”. I doubt that statement…

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Photo of wl0307
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A gift brought back from Berlin courtesy of my kind flatmate. BB 11/07, served chilled in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: light-yellow straw in colour, very clear and moderately fizzy; the creamy white capuccino froth sustains rather well, leaving sheets of lacing behind as it retreats.
S: very light lemony fruitiness and feather-light malt juice and corn-ish grains upfront; quite restrained, featuring neither hops nor malts. Pleasant, but the aroma is quite simplistic for a pilsner.
T: flows of very light but quite juicy lager malts abound, with a touch of crushed nuts, followed closely by mildly bitter hops, a somewhat "powdery" mouthfeel, and a short-lived dry-ish undernote at the back... but, hey, the bitter-sweet malty aroma lingers instead!
M&D: compared with another Berliner Pilsner (Schultheiss Brauerei) brought back by my flatmate, this light-weight pilsner lacks the depth of dryness desirable for a more-ish North German pilsner. The palate is clean, and fizziness moderate, but the overall drinkability suffers slightly from the lacklustre flavour profile, to me at least... Not a bad beer, though.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

.5 litre brown bottle poured into my old Berliner Kindl pint straight sleeve glass. The glass left Berlin in early 1990, just after the wall came down in Nov 89. The beer left Berlin in October 2006 and was consumed in Dec the same year, dated, best before 05/2007.

I remember drinking this beer by the bucket load (mostly on tap) while living in the city, my memory is playing tricks, because I thought it was better than this.

Times change and so do our taste buds, so this review is about the new bottle and my tastes now.

Looks OK, Golden yellow, clean, clear and sparkling. Whiter than white head, which stayed.

Poured cold, so no real aroma at first, mixed herbs and wheat arrived as the beer warmed up.

Light hop flavour, wheat maybe, but dry and thirstquenching, mouthfeel is not great, but the dryness stays for a while.

Not what I remember, but a steady pilsner in both style and taste.

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