Jubiläums German Pils
Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG

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From:
Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
 
Germany
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #459
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,279
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 17%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
11
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 14, 2021
Added:
Aug 04, 2003
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
SCORE
81
Good
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Rated: 3.73 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by smi69 from New York

Jun 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Mar 06, 2018
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Clear straw color with white head. Very clean malt on the aroma, not much hop character. Taste is extremely clean. A bit of grainy malt and noble hops but overall it's really refreshing and easy you drink. Finish has some nice floral hop flavor. Light body and carbonation, flows really well. Overall it has great drinkability but that makes it also a bit watery.
Aug 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.4 by Oidmoe from Austria

Nov 14, 2014
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
Fresh bread aroma, light grains, spiced with mild earthy hops.
Gold to amber with the slightest protein haze under a bone-white rocky 2" foam cap. Cathedral window lace.
Rich bready malt and grain begin the palate with a hint of sweetness that gives way to a dry finish with a medium hop bitter accent. Good balance between the hops and malt.
Above average carbonation, smooth, clean and crisp, medium to a little less on the body, medium to a little above on the carbonation.
Sep 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by aztraz from Sweden

Jun 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by wrightst from Maryland

Jun 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Bellonc from Spain

Nov 01, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by shanny1981 from Georgia

Jun 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Luiz0930 from California

May 31, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by ZachRusk from Ohio

May 22, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by cdwil from Texas

Dec 30, 2011
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Reviewed by brokensail from California

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks, Chris.

A: The beer pours a clear straw color with a couple fingers of white head.

S: A nice sweetness to the nose with lots of cracker and bready malts. There is a light hoppiness to the nose with plenty of floral and spicy characteristics. A bit of yeast and a light lager yeast aroma, too.

T: Probably a bit better in terms of the flavor. A slight sweet apple note followed by lots if yeast and cracker malts, along with the bread and biscuit notes. Just a hint of hop bitterness and a nice floral flavor.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: A really nice crisp pils. Very easy to drink and easy to enjoy on a warm evening.
Jul 23, 2011
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Reviewed by John_M from Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a bottle at State Line a week or so back.

The beer pours a solid gold color with impressive head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is all pilsener goodness, showcasing light honey, bread dough, straw and white pepper. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this well crafted beer, and I enjoyed the light cracked pepper bitterness in the finish. Drinkability is just exceptional in this beer, with the beer both refreshing to drink and surprisingly flavorful (for the abv.). The beer is a bit soft on the palate, but with a crispness in the finish that is quite thirst quenching.

Another solid beer from the folks at Aktien. Perfect for the current warm weather...
Jun 07, 2011
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
About fucking time. From State Line.

Pouring a crystal clear straw yellow with a dense, white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this is a great looking pilsner. The nose is rather excellent. A light, dusty, rustic, bready pilsner malt character is present, with a mild peppery, grassy, lightly lemony hop character. Perfectly balanced, this is closer to the Sunshine Pils end of the pilsner spectrum, rather than the uberhoppy Prima Pils. The lager yeast character is excellent, though just a little DMS is present.

The palate opens with a bready, mildly cereal sweetness, with a beautiful doughy malt character and a little cotton candy. Crisp, and cracker-like, there's also a little of melon, ripe cantaloupe-like. The hop character is excellent. Light, earthy, mildly lemony with a firm bitterness, this is excellent. Drying with a firm bitterness, there's some lingering yeast and melon character. Quaffable beyond belief, this is almost as good as their Hell. Highly recommended, I need to grab a case for the summer.
Apr 04, 2011
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Reviewed by andyinsdca from California

2/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
A: very weak/diluted yellow, thin head, fizzy like soda
S: It had smell?
T: Almost none
M: None
D: It's drinkable in the same way water is.

Eminently forgettable beer. There's absolutely nothing to recommend this beer. It has the same generic lack of flavor as an American macrobrew.
Mar 05, 2011
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Reviewed by HopHead84 from California

4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
10/24/10

Thanks to largadeer for this bottle. I'm always excited to try a fresh German Pils

A: Appears straw golden and perfectly transparent in the glass. The white head rises two fingers high in the tulip and it displays excellent retention and some scattered lacing. This is a very nice looking beer.

S: Grassy, herbal, and slightly floral, the hops sit atop a grainy white bread and slightly crackery malt profile. The aroma is clean, devoid of fruity esters or diacetyl, with a trace of sulfur. A whisper of DMS lurks beneath. Awesome.

T: Opens crisp and dry with a moderate clean bitterness. Hops are grassy and herbal, and the malt is grainy and mostly dry, with ephemeral sweetness midpalate that quickly fades, leading to a moderately bitter, crisp, dry, and clean finish with a trailing bitterness. No fruity esters or diacetyl here. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp with a lower high level of carbonation.

Overall: My first beer from this brewery and the bar has been set high. A fresh German Pils is a rare thing in this area, and this is a beautiful one. I wish I had a fresh supply at hand at all times.

I know I initially thanked Chris for the bottle, but as I finish my review and consequently my glass of crisp refreshing lager beer, I can't help but think he's incredibly selfish for knowing how good this is and not bringing me two bottles of this drink.
Oct 24, 2010
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Reviewed by largadeer from California

4.23/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
500ml bottle purchased at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

What a beautiful pils. The head on this beer is outstanding, dense and frothy, leaving sheets of lacing. The body is clear and golden, typical of the style.

The nose has a dominant lager yeast character, mildly sulfurous, reminiscent of honeydew. Quite bright and clean. Crackery pils malt shines through, as do grassy hops.

Firm, crisp and crackery on the tongue, this is very dry and flavorful, almost peppery. Herbal and grassy hop flavors are plentifully present, but at a nice balance with the crackery malt. A hint of sweet malt appears briefly mid-palate, though the finish is remarkably dry. Bitterness is moderate-to-strong, northern German in style and certainly punchier than your average pils. A great pils, I'm again impressed with this little-known brewery.
Oct 21, 2010
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Reviewed by AgentMunky from New York

3.07/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: Clear, clear transparent yellow. Very light frothy head.

S: Smells alright. Pilsner-y with a moderate skunkiness and distant metallic whiff.

T: Not bad, not good. A light, weak taste of carbonation and herbal or hoppy bitterness precedes a burst of sweetness which fades into a neutral aftertaste which is just barely dry and bitter.

M: Not entirely pleasant, but palatable enough.

D: I found Jubiläums bitter for a pilsner. This makes it less pleasant than its counterparts. It's worth trying though.
Jun 19, 2010
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Reviewed by femALEist from California

2.97/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Had this in Okere Falls in New Zealand at the outdoor beer garden. This poured a yellow hay color with a thick white foamy head that dissipated quite quickly. It smelled of a touch of hops with some earthiness and grass notes to it. It tasted of light hops, a touch of herbs, and some light malt.
Mar 23, 2010
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Reviewed by meeekyh from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 1 pint 0.9oz bottle into a tulip glass. A vigorous pour reveals a nice, white head and a slightly-cloudy, pale-straw coloured beer.

The nose is bready, grassy and just a bit of fleshy fruit and popcorn. The taste is a nicely estery and yeasty. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean with good carbonation and a nice roundness with very little aftertaste.

A very drinkable beer at a reasonable price.
Dec 28, 2009
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Reviewed by Brenden from Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I have no idea how she got hold of this but I tried this at a friend's house.

The color is typical of a pils, a pale golden amber. Head retention and lacing are pretty nice. Carbonation is lively but settles; it looks inviting enough.

The smell is hops up front, very earthy. Sort of an herbal note alongside the grassy hops smell. Nothing too complex.

The taste isn't perfectly balanced but not terribly unbalanced. There is a sweetness I hadn't been expecting that throws it off just a little. Hops are still prevalent and the earthy, herbal tones are in the foreground as well. A little bit of a flowery, malt taste almost as an afterthought. Pretty tasty, but hardcore hopheads will find the sweetness distracting.

This one is dry. Once it settles, the carbonation acts lively without being overactive. It's crisp and light to medium-bodied. Finish is dry and combines light hops bitterness with a lingering sweetness.

Overall a nice one to try.
Mar 18, 2009
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Reviewed by luvND from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
P: Authentic HB glass stein at Zum Schneider in NYC
A: Clear straw yellow/golden, big white foamy head with great lacing
S: Noble hop, a little grass, crisp
T: Wow, just great. A little biscuity up front and then just the right amount of hops for a good german pils
M: perfect for style
D: All day
Notes: We had walked several blocks from the subway to find Zum Schneider and it was really hot and humid, so i was parched when we got there and this is what i got, so situation/environment may have something to do with why this beer seemed so, so good to me, a perfect setup for a german pils to shine. That being said, i would gladly get this again as i think it is a great rep of the style.
Jun 28, 2008
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Reviewed by K270 from California

3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a clear glass and noticed the heavy carbonation. The carbonation simmered down after a minute or two, but the taste wasn't flat. Had a small head that also disappeared quickly. Not to bad of a taste. I'll probably pick this one up again.
Jun 16, 2008
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Reviewed by scruffwhor from Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a clear golden yellow with a splotchy head and a little bit of lacing. Very heavy on the grassy hops and dry malts in the nose. The taste is bone dry through and through. Lots of grass with pilsner malts and a touch of watered down flowers for the hops essence. Very simple. Clensing palate with a little bitter aftertaste lingering after each sip.
Jun 15, 2008
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Reviewed by BeerZack from North Carolina

3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden straw color with small white head.

Sweet honey and bready malt smells with a good dose of Saaz on top.

Sweet bready flavor thats almost balanced by grassy and woodsy hop bitterness, but still comes off a bit too sweet. Just a bit off balance.

Smooth yet vibrant carbonation is not quite creamy, but still feels very nice. Very drinkable and close to being really nice, but slightly misses the mark. Would definitely try again.
Apr 19, 2008
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Reviewed by JBogan from California

3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a slightly hazy light golden color with a foamy one finger head. The head stayed for a few minutes then remained as a thin film. Good sticky lacing along the sides of the glass.

Grainy and grassy scents mainly, not real complex.

Tasted of grains with some subtle wheat followed with a touch of malt to finish things off.

Medium to thick bodied for a Pils. Perfect amount of carbonation that gave this beer a nice mouthfeel.

All in all this was a nice find, though nothing groundbreaking going on here. If you like this style of beer you'll probably enjoy this one. A good crisp beer for a hot day.
Dec 21, 2007
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Reviewed by CharlieMopps from Virginia

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Pale golden straw color, topped by a fluffy white head that clung to the sides of the glass and dissipated at a moderate pace.

S: Clean profile, light grainy smell.

T: Very subdued pilsner, with pale malt providing a grainy flavor, backed by a slightly spiced, but mostly just a subtle bitterness from the hops. Clean and drying finish. Pretty straightforward pils, but not enough to stand out.

M: Mouthfeel is watery with a silky characteristic, carbonation seems to be agreeable for the style.

D: Easily quaffable, this beer has no real offensive tones at all, but doesn't do much to keep one coming back. While I admire the relaxed nature of this beer, I can mostly see it being used as a fall-back if you run out of your other pils. Still, worth a try, in my opinion.
Aug 26, 2007
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Reviewed by plaid75 from New York

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured a light straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and good sticky lacing.

The smell featured a light grainy malt with a solid spicy noble hop presence.

The taste consisted of a doughy grainy malt with a balancing noble hop spice. Some grassy elements as well. A bit shallow however.

The mouthfeel was average for the style with a brisk carbonation.

Overall a tasty and easy drinking pils.
Aug 24, 2007
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Reviewed by mmmbeer from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500 mL bottle, 4.9% as per the label. It pours a crystal-clear, yellow/gold, with low carbonation and a finger of bone-white head that leaves little lacing. Sweet corn/veggie aroma with mildly spicy hops - thankfully it tastes better than the bouquet implies. On the palate, there are noble hops that taste green, lightly citric and skunky, imparting a light, yet sharp bitterness. In addition, there are sweet, toasted, almost molasses malts, with husky grain, lemon?, grapes?, and a light metallic flavor. Smooth, medium body, with equal carbonation and finish; crisp and refreshing - great for a warm summer day. Overall very pleasing - a good malt base and tasty noble hops seem to give it hints of Dortmunder influence. Would try this beer again.
Aug 13, 2007
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Reviewed by Halcyondays from California

3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16.9 oz. bottle,

A: Standard Pils straw colour, with a smaller than average white head. Nothing special about it, but nothing bad or off-putting either.

S: Bread malt, white sourdough bread baking, really no hops to speak of.

T: Bready malts with earthy hops at the end, possibly Hallertau.

S: Smooth, dry, and crisp, a little sweet at the end for a pils, but nothing too off-putting, overall, very good.

D: Good drinkability, not the best pils in the world, but not horrible either. A good beer.
Jul 22, 2007
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.07/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours straw colored with slight haze & 4 fingers of of white head. Average lacing & head retention

S: Sweet malt & perfumy hops

T: Big malt up front, then citric & floral hops. A slight grassy/lemon taste follows. finishes a tad to sweet with hinsts of straw & lemon, still very refreshing

MF: Medium bodied, slightlty undercarbonated & great balance

Drank very easy, quenching & just what you'd expect from a German Pils
Sep 23, 2006
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Reviewed by biercircus from California

2.36/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Had this poured into an Orval glass. I know, not ideal for a pilsener, but it sure helped it air out. Anyway, this wasn't too impressive. I would have rather had a Weihenstephaner Pils or a Czechvar.

A- yellow, light gold, bubbly with a small, dissipating head.

S - Something like old corn with a little bit of hoppy sourness. Clovers and citrus, but pretty faint.

T- There was too much lemony sour/bitterness without enough open flavor. I was missing the fragrant hops of other beers. A little watery in the taste department, too.

M- watery with a small amount of fizziness.

D - It was good to chug on a hot day, but it wasn't as enjoyable as a pilsener should be.
Sep 03, 2006
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Reviewed by DogFood11 from California

1.52/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
Poured into an extended and widened pilsner glass it forms a frothy white sea foam had that leaves thick coat lacing. Mild, Fine carbonation and a golden body.

Kinda stank smell, like wet cardboard. Uneventfull for the most part. Cooked vegetables and an off putting corny sweetness. Grains are dryed and wheat like. Similair to a Euro pale lager.

Note: Not for me fellas. Very similair to adjunct lagers except the budweisers of the world actually finish clean and crisp where this finishes corny and lasting.
Aug 08, 2006
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Reviewed by marcobrau from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very soft, very herbal and delicate pilsner with a lightly spicy nose; crip toasty middle, and dry finish laced with minerals. Rather oxidized (with some protein globules evident), but a tasty pilsner lurks beyond the oxidation. Otherwise, it's a fairly normal straw colored pilsner with average head that falls to a ring of foam. I would love to try a fresh bottle of this pils. (Points taken off appearance due to protein sediment.)
Jul 21, 2006
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Reviewed by Hibernator from Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Jubilaums German Pils
16.9 oz brown bottle
Served in a St. Sebasiaan tulip

Pours a yellow cloudy haze. Patterns of sticky lace decorate the glassware.

Funky German pils apple juice yeast and light fruit nose.

Clean tasting with a very soft mouthfeel. Toasted grains with an apple cider zing. Nice drinkability level and refreshing.
Apr 14, 2006
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Green yellow appearance, very clena and limpid. Good head, quite creamy and compact.
At the nose, essentially a fresh and delicate hop, camomile flowers, and a touch of malt, good.
In the taste the order changes: the malt is more present, and the hop notes stay behind.
The aftertaste is less fresh than the smell, but the hop is well present, with an average persistence. Medium-low body.
Jun 12, 2005
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Reviewed by BuckeyeNation from Iowa

3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pallid gold with modest motes of fine yeast and minimal, slow-moving carbonation. The airy, frothy, shockingly bright white head resembles spun sugar slowly melting. A respectable amount of abstract patterned lace looks too watery to last, but looks pretty good at the moment (actually, there's a moderate amount of lace present for the life of the beer).

Typical pils nose of flowery, spicy noble hops. Thankfully, it has enough strength that I don't need to risk inhaling foam in order to appreciate it. I like a little citrusiness in my pilseners; no such luck here. It isn't an overly impressive aroma, all things considered.

Jubilaums is fairly hoppy for the style; either that or sparsely malted (probably a little bit of both). There's plenty of spicy hop flavor that is the beer's best feature. Some hoppy pilseners can be harsh, but this one manages to maintain a rounded bitterness with few sharp edges. The hoppiness is also grassy, but is still citrus-free.

There's very little sweetness; bitter and dry rule the roost. The finish is clean, helped in that regard by a light-medium body that is pretty close to the style average. It's slightly lacking in terms of carbonation, although the mouthfeel remains active well into the second half of the bottle.

Jubilaums (I wish I knew how to do umlauts) German Pils is a respectable member of the German pilsener clan. It's at least a full notch hoppier than many of its competitors, which helps quite a bit in my eyes. Aficionados of the style should at least give this one a look.
Jun 07, 2005
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Reviewed by RoyalT from Michigan

2.53/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Appearance – This one had a lot of color. The liquid was a deep, bright yellow that seemed tinted with orange. The head was rather modest but showed good retention.

Smell – The grain and traditional Noble hops were light and inviting, but there was an off sweetness to the nose that had me scratching my head. It was kind of fruity, like melons or something like that.

Taste – The sharp malty sweetness came on strong at the taste and pretty much stomped the delicate German hops.

Mouthfeel – This was heavy for a Pils, somewhere between light and medium-bodied, and had an off-style creaminess to it that took away from the crispness that one looks for in the style. It seemed a bit heavy-handed to me.

Drinkability – This was OK, but I wouldn’t buy again. It was a bit too lagerish for what I expect when popping Pils.

Update – The 2006 vintage seemed a little smoother and thinner, which was an improvement. It’s still a ways away from being a good German Pils, though.
Sep 23, 2004
Jubiläums German Pils from Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 44 ratings