Licher Pils | Licher Privatbrauerei

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Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-13-2003

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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of ajmoody76
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bought at the local beer store. twelve ounce bottle pours straw yellow. crystal clear. tight one finger white head. some lacing. looks good.

pale malt aroma. sweet. herbal bouquet. no off odors.

sweet with a nice hoppy bite. herbal hops. dry and bitter aftertaste. balanced for style.

mid to light body. adequate carbonation. good beer. sixer will not last long.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsner flute.

A - super clear light straw color with a thick frothy head that is well retained

S - sweet grainy malt aroma with a touch of hops

T - balanced malt and hop flavor profile, somewhat bready in nature, mild bitterness

M - medium-light body, moderate carbonation

D - This is a decent German pils and goes down easy enough. It is well done, but fairly average by German standards.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of this months selection from a beer of the month club...

A - Straw yellow with fluffy and stiff white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Light balance of malts and hops. Slightly grassy. Faint apple scent. Some slight sulfury smell that acompanies many otherwise clean Pils.

T - Very mellow, but quality malts. Fresh and clean. Little bit of apple and faint hops. What american macros should try to taste like.

M - Uber light, Crisp and clean. Semi dry, ample carbonation.

D - Easy drinking, crisp and clean. As stated above, if a macro could produce something that tasted like this rather than adjucnt and impurity infused, they would be on to something.

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Photo of Madigan
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have several of these whenever I visit my girlfriend's family in Hessen and am now a confirmed fan. To begin with, it's a good looking beer - a nice pale straw colour, a solid white head that stays till the end, and lots of lacing. It has a definite fresh, herbal aroma and taste and a very refreshing hop profile. There's also a certain something in there that I can't quite pin down but it's head and shoulders above the standard German commercial pils you see everywhere (Beck's, Warsteiner, Krombacher etc.). This is by no means the boldest tasting beer I've ever tried but it's an excellent example of the style and a cold one on a warm summer's evening is very hard to beat.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.62/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Situation: School's officially out--and this pilsener may be just the celebratory champagne for the evening...
Glassware: Jever stemmed pilsener...
Appearance: clear, light yellow body; pillowy white traces of a frothy head; a bit too light but sports zesty effervescence...
Aroma: light scents of banan and soft lager malts; not nearly as metallic as expected...
Palate: crisp early, fizzy and deceptively heavier than expected (more Eastern European)--not wimpy at all...
Taste: as expected, crisp and thin, with no hop or malt influences to speak of (could pass as a light beer)... the aftertaste doesn't balance either...
Overall: becomes more refreshing as the glass drains--as German pilseners go, this is an interesting representation in that it's a bit more than expected, with a bit of undesirable notes too...

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass L 1 09 printed on label.

A - Licher poured a clear straw yellow color with a medium loose, white, fluffy head. Maintained itself well for a bit before reducing to a thin layer while coating the glass in lacing.

S - Noble hops spring from the aroma right away with a good backbone of sweet smelling, possibly crystal malts.

T - Sweet mallow malts dominate the flavor til the end when the hops come through and provide a balanced finish with very slight bitterness add a dry touch.

M - Crisp and clean. Light bodied and mellow overall. Soft too.

D - Easily drinkable as most Pilsners are. Good for a session beer. Not really much to say. Its a little better than average.

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Photo of vikingloki
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Swapped some homebrew for a mixed sixer from my beer buddy.

Yay! A German Pilsner, I love agood pils. Pours from a brown bottle into a pint glass with a good 1/2 inch of white foam sitting on top of a crystal clear bright as sunshine yellow beer. Surprised that there is some yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Beautiful, head collapses to a lacing.

Smells good, no off odors or skunk.No hop odor.

First sip - very nice. A balanced Pils! Good malty backbone, gives it a full mouthfeel, not watery at all. Nice level of carbonation. There is no real hop flavor, unusual and maybe out of style for a Pils. Faintly there in the background.

I really like it, it would be easy to down a six sitting around on a hot summer day. There isn't anything wrong with it, nor is it memorable. Pleasant and enjoyable.

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Photo of yelterdow
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle served at fridge temperature in a Hennepin glass. I couldn't pass up a sixer on sale for under $4.75 at Bottle King... the weather's getting hot and a clean, German pils is what I'm after today.

Appearance- This beer pours a very light maize, with plenty of carbonation and a two finger white crown. There's plenty of lacing to admire here, sticking in horizontal patches inside the glass.

Smell- Grassy and clean, the hops and malt leave no guesswork as to their German character... a balanced, honest pilsener nose that beckons the first sip.

Taste- A very well balanced one-two punch of malt and hops, earthy and grassy with just the right touch of sweetness in the middle. A mild but enjoyable bitterness follows the swallow... hey that rhymes... nice overall.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The initial blistering texture quickly eases up and goes moderate on the tongue, allowing the ingredients to be fully realized. Pleasant without any hindrances, it should be a candidate for anyone looking for an inexpensive Summertime beer that can be enjoyed alone or with anything off the barbecue.

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Photo of dionisio
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I found this at Bottle King on special for $4.24 for a 6-pack (!), and I'd never seen it before, so at that price I had to try it. I'm really glad I did. I've been in English ale mode for awhile recently, and was kind of shunning lagers as I thought I wasn't in the mood. But sipping this immediately reminded me how good a German beer can be. This has a really nice yeasty taste, and is very flavorful without overstepping in any way. Not to say that this is an amazing beer, but at this price, it's incredible.

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Photo of Offa
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice, crisp, tasty German pilsner that I had on tap at the Frankfurt airport.

It's golden with a nice, fairly big white head, slowly shrinking to leave a small, permanent top and nice rings of lace.

The aroma is a good German pilsner, bready with herbs.

The taste is similar, a definite German pilsner character with bread and plenty of herbs, a light but dominant, clean, persistent bitterness throughout, giving a clean, satisfying drink if not one that's really great.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Party Town.

A - Poured a clear pale color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing.

S- Moderate grassy hop aroma.

T - Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.

M - Medium body with a sticky texture and lively carbonation.

D - Refreshing brew that I would recommend as a session beer.

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Photo of Cresant
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 11.2 oz. brown bottle into a pils glass. Coded: LIA 09 12 28??? Picked up a 6-pack of this at the local grocery. I'd never seen/heard of it before but the price was right and it was in brown bottles with packaging cover the bottles. It looked like it was protected from light damage pretty well so for $5.99 I took a chance. I'm glad I did. The body was clear pale yellow with a crisp white, whispy head. The tall brittle head left clump lace down the glass.

Smell was citrus. Fresh grains. hints of detergent. clean.

Taste was herbal. Minty?. Crisp light bittering linger. Drying finish.

Mouthfeel was bright and zesty. Medium to light body. Short finish. Very nice inexpensive pils.

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Photo of cedricwarner
2.8/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A beer new to Lexington and to me. I got quite excited at the price and packaging, as this looked like it might hit that cheap Liedl/Penny Markt pils flavor that I oddly miss. Of all the variations and nuances differentiating German pilseners, too few are represented (at least to the Lexington Market) here in the U.S.

Poured into a Champagne glass for lack of a proper pils tulip, it is quite the pale yellow, with decent head/lacing.

Some grassy hops and bread malts in the nose. Not quite the hopfenextrakt musty bomb I had anticipated, but still gave me a hint of what I was hoping for.

Flavor is a little more alcoholic in the finish than normal, bitterness appropriate and malt sweetness slightly more prominent than average.

Yeah I could drink a bunch of these. I drank plenty worse of the aforementioned Liedl plastic bottles. Still, this is far from satisfying the Herb aspect of a pils like Jever or the sweet malt/floral hop balance of Rothaus.

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Photo of ATPete
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a small slightly sticky white head. Pale malt, dry bitter hop spice as well as citrus fruits and a soapy mint note. Very simple in overall character. Light in body, bright in carbonation. Overall refreshing and highly drinkable.

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Photo of Yvaithe
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite german beers. It goes down nicely and the taste isn't overwhelming for this pilsner. I've had this from tap and a bottle. Both are enjoyable and perfect on a thirsty summer day.I love it and I can't wait to have a few more when I go back to Germany in June. Cheers!

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Photo of leftmindedrighty
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle served in a footed German Pilsener Glass

Smell, creamy nose, little bready, mostly a cream and banana smell

Taste, Wow, again, pretty creamy, big sweet malts up front, and in the middle. Almost sugary. Banana, bread(yeast) and sweet flavors dominate this one for sure. Also this one has a fairly thick body for the style, no dominant bitterness, not sure where this one was headed.

Overall, not a very good German Pilsener, or maybe I'm missing this one's "complexity." Off flavors, thick body, I won't be picking this one up again unless I'm assured it is a fresh bottle.

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