Pilsator Pilsener | Frankfurter Brauhaus GmbH

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Pilsator PilsenerPilsator Pilsener

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Frankfurter Brauhaus GmbH

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kojevergas on 06-03-2011

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2.16/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

50 cl bottle acquired at REWE store in Berlin, Germany. Reviewed live at me friend's gaff on June 3rd, 2011 - the same day it was purchased - and poured into a Guinness pint glass. Enjoyed with some (soft) pretzels.

A: Pours a four finger head of nice cream and thickness. Above average retention (~ three minutes). Clear yellow colour.

Sm: Very light scent of mild cream and generic barley. Meh.

T: Generic barley body with a sprinkling of crystal hops. So bland I have to wonder why anyone bothered to brew it. Climax features the very slight cream encountering the handful of crystal hops, but not bothering to combine with it. A very simply built beer that has balance only by default: two to three notes are not difficult to balance. Whatevs.

Mf: Smooth with some coarseness on the finish. Wet throughout; some might say too much so, especially considering the conventions of the style. Doesn't really complement the flavours of the body, though it's a perfect match for how bland they are.

Dr: Simply bland. Might make a good palette cleanser in-between beers that actually taste like something. It's very restrained. It costs next to nothing and it's 5% ABV, so it has worth for those looking to get bollocksed for cheap. This may in fact be its most admirable attribute. Ye beer fanatics ought to keep away.

06/02/14: Truncated notes taken in Berlin, Germany. .5L brown glass bottle acquired at a local Lidl. 5% ABV confirmed. Served cold into a pilsner glass.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Head recedes fully within 10 seconds, but based on what I saw briefly, it was overly fizzy, very weak, and pathetically thin. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Light weak yellow. Translucent and transparent. No yeast particles or hop sediment is visible. Looks bad.

Overall, it has a flat watery appearance and I'm not looking forward to trying it.

AROMA: Too sweet. Pils malts and barley. That's it. Unevocative and bland. Light in strength.

No yeast character or hop notes are detectable.

TEXTURE: Overcarbonated - but not sharp or biting. Smooth and wet. Almost refreshing. It isn't too thin, actually. Light in body.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, or rough.

Overall presence on the palate is mediocre. This texture is not a great complement to the taste.

TASTE: Muted pilsner malts and barley. That's actually it. No hop character, no yeast character (though this is apt for the style), no nothing. Very boring and bland.

Painfully shallow depth of flavour. Average flavour intensity and duration. Very simple. No intricacy, subtlety, complexity, etc. here.

OVERALL: It's an okay pilsner for the price point, but I hope I don't accidentally buy this again. dIt's drinkable, sure, but it's very unremarkable and forgettable. Meh.


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Photo of emincems
2.48/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of maviola
2/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pour is pale golden with a really large white thick head that slowly sinks into decent lacings.

S: Malt, dry and bitter hops; nothing more, nothing less.

T: Weak taste. Almost an artificial feel to the malt. Bitter hops. Creamy.

M: Aftertaste is rather long and bitter in a rough way. Body is medium and the carbonation the same.

O: If you're in Germany; this shouldn't be your first choice when it comes to Pilsener.

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Photo of Simon_of_Berlin
1/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The worst German beer - only 16 year old and alcoholics buy it. The closest you can get to donkey piss following the Reinheitsgebot.

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Photo of NotoriousBAC
2.99/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pilsator Pilsener from Frankfurter Brauhaus GmbH
2.3 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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