Jubiläums German Pils | Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
Germany
aktien-brauerei.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
17.66%
 
 
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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of pat61
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Bellonc
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of shanny1981
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Luiz0930
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of ZachRusk
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of womencantsail
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of John_M
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
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...

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

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Photo of andyinsdca
2/5  rDev -43%
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.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

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Photo of largadeer
4.23/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.07/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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Photo of femALEist
2.97/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

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Photo of meeekyh
4.35/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

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Photo of Brenden
3.65/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of luvND
4.45/5  rDev +26.8%
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.

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Photo of K270
3.04/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of BeerZack
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of JBogan
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Jubiläums German Pils from Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
3.51 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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