Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG

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Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
German Pilsner
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3.41 | pDev: 12.9%
Sep 17, 2022
Nov 23, 2018
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Clear golden straw with a vibrant, frothy head.
Aroma of barley with hints of noble hops.
Tastes of grain and mild malt. Light citrus present.
On the thin side with subdued carbonation.
Looks can deceive.
Oct 31, 2021
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Rated: 3.95 by Maxms from Russian Federation

Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by pkalix from California

Nov 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.55/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
1 pint 0.9 fl oz brown glass bottle with pry-off crown cap nabbed at a beer store in New Orleans, LA for $1.65 USD plus tax.

5.0% ABV. "Pils Lager Beer."

Malt backbone drifts towards the biscuity/hay end of the spectrum, violating the clean crisp pilsner malt core any beer in this style should have. Grassy hops are there, sure, but that tug towards hay/straw-like flavour is there hopwise as well. Almost tastes more like a kellerbier to me without the unbunged oxygenation....it just has a "dirty" sort of rustic flavour that just doesn't line up with style conventions. Shallow, simple, muddled, out of focus, imbalanced.

Stale lemon...like when you leave a lemon in the fridge for 2 weeks or something. I probably got an old bottle, but ABK doesn't seem to care enough about QC to give their bottles a clear easily understandable date code so that's on the brewery in my book.

A deeply disappointing pilsner across the board, but it's drinkable for what it is.

Low C- (2.55) / BELOW AVERAGE
Aug 18, 2020
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Reviewed by singletary from Mississippi

3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It pours a light straw yellow color with a good head that lingers. The smell is malt and the taste is sweet malts with a mild hop at end. The feel is thin but not watered down. Overall a good beer just above average.
Jan 20, 2019
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16.9oz bottle batch code JG BI B AH
1" white pillow-y head on a golden pilsner with a slight haze. Good retention and is still solid at 1/4" a couple of minutes after the first pour and foamy lacing left behind.
Sweet grain, pilsner bready malt and a subtle grassy/floral spice in both the flavor and aroma. Non-descript for the most part.
Clean, crisp, dry entry but somehow a lingering bit of sweetness in the late finish that marks it down a notch for me.
4pk of 16.9oz for $6.99 is a good value but I was hoping for a home run, this one was an infield hit and outrun to first base.
Nov 23, 2018
Pils from Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 6 ratings