Berliner Pilsner | Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH
Germany
schultheiss.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by IPA35 on 01-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,179
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
86
pDev:
19.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Reviews by NeroFiddled:
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Berliner Pilsener
,5l can

This beer should not be confused with the Berliner Kindl Pils, as any good Berliner will tell you. This is Berliner Pils, the one with the gold label. It's a basic pils, not unlike so many out there, which probably utilizes less expensive grain and hops and spends less time lagering.

Appearance: Clear, golden, average bright white head with average retention and lacing.

Smell: Unfortunately, basic "beer": the grain doesn't shine, and doesn't really come of as grainy or bready of ever sweetish; and the hops are dull and non-descript.

Taste: At least it's well balanced. It could certainly be more polished, but it delivers a firm blend of malt, dull hop, and stiff bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body and crisp with a median carbonation.

Overall: This is a workingman's beer. If it was an American lager it might be Miller High Life or Pabst Blue Ribbon. There are no faults to it, but it lacks pizazz.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap, in Berlin, poured into a stein

Clear golden yellow, white foam cap, some lacings

Aroma of grains, bready

Taste of malts, grains

Light yo medium mouthfeel

Okay beer

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.87/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served cold from 355ml brown bottle into pilsner flute glass.

L) Noticably light in colour, clear, 1cm dense white head, huge amount of small bubbles rising.

S) Lovely whack of Saaz hops.

T) Light malt character and fairly strong bitterness. Both flavours fade quickly.

F) Light body, quite fizzy, clean mouthfeel except for a bit of metallic lingering bitterness.

O) Ok light lager, the bitterness sets apart from the typical supermarket fare. Would have preferred a 500ml bottle for a good guzzling beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ant1
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Robertas
3.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BranfordBound
3.17/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of javlin624
4.25/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of wilsonbaron
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of PaF
2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of PhillyStyle
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DanielCole
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of agkp95
3/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jaydenmeier
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Berlin is awash with this Pilsner: has it taken the best of 'Berliner Kindl' and 'Schulthesis Pils' from the 80's before the wall fell, or is it an all new super-brew made with the cheapest ingrediants available?

It's not the former: it's a basic golden, bright Pilsner with all the usual attributes; but nothing to stand it apart from all the rest. Crisp? Yes. Clean? Yes. Refreshing? Yes, but is it interesting? No.

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Photo of allstar255
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of warpedrevolution
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Foley67
3.44/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.13/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not surprising, given the name, that this (along with Berliner Kindl's pils) is probably the most readily flowing brew in its namesake city.

It's also one of the more generic pilsners you'll find in Germany--a step above the Euro pale lager, and a step further above the American (adjunct) pils--but ultimately it's a middle-of-the-road, mild, inoffensive and bland beer. Decent malt base, mild herbaciosuness, decent body, but no aspect really stands out here.

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Photo of drmeto
2.09/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

-grainy,slightly grassy,metallic upfront
-slightly tart for whatever reason
-very faint hop notes
-well carbonated
-metallic,watery finish

godawful.
crap like this makes up the majority of the german beer market

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Berliner Pilsner from Berliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 86 ratings