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3.18 | pDev: 14.47%
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.47/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at Land-Gasthof Pension Rössle in the Black Forrest, Germany, poured from 1/2-l. bottle, label stamped Mindestens haltbar bis Ende: "11.2017," into wine glass.

A straw-gold pilsner with a decent head, but little lace, rather malty and quaffable.

Jun 26, 2020
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.16/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As common a pils in the land of common pils as one can find. Hasseroder is what it is.
If you like a lasting dry finish, Hasseroder will do that to you. But, it is undistinguished to me.

While it doesn't change my rating, I just discovered that AB owns Hasseroder... but that could be misinformation, given how bad my German is.

Since I'm finding these regional brewers that I won't find anywhere but in Germany, I suppose I should start commenting on reconciling history and remembering it also since that, unfortunately, seems to be relevant.
Can this be my first beer from the former East Germany ? (other than a gose or Berliner Weiss.) Traveling to Munich (where I bought this northern beer), I am reminded that Munich is where the ideological badness started 95 years ago and it continued in East Germany until 1989. And while East Germany is being assimilated and Munich has changed into a contemporary city, the memories should not be forgotten because of the threats we see today in the American homeland.

May 01, 2019
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Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

3.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Review: 0,5l bottle of Hasseröder premium pils: ABV: ; 4.9% vol

Comes in a nice brown bottle with a rooster as the logo.

On appearance we get a golden yellow coloured beer that produces a rather small head, looks a bit dull. Head dies a quick death, looks shit.

Nice lagery smell on the nose, can’t complain. Grainy, citrusy and malty

Taste is nice initially, nice big mouthfuls on the first few swigs. Sweet malts and grainy to start.

A bit bitter and the hops are very dominant, tasty, also very yeasty.
At 0,5l you get a lot in the bottle.
Can taste the alcohol for sure.

Not bad, but I think the hops are a little too strong and sharp for me.

Overall, not a bad beer, alright. Nice and refreshing, does the business. Not bad, not anything extraordinary either. It is just ok.

Strong enough, got a slight head though the next day which was a surprise as I didn’t have many of them so maybe it wasn’t as clean as it should have been!!

Mar 14, 2018
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jesseejames from Montana

2.4/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

had one bottle in outdoor cafe
pours a light golden yellow with a nice small head that leaves a touch of lacing as it leaves rather quickly
It smells faintly of malt grain.
it tastes of grain with a lot of hops bitterness
a short mouth and a nasty bitter aftertaste
it must be a true witches brew i won't be having again

Sep 08, 2015
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Ciocanelu from Romania

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Crystal clear golden color with white head that goes away completely. Aroma has clean malt and some mineral notes. Taste has also clean malt, a good amount of noble hops but also dusty grains and a slight cardboard note. Light, effervescent and mineral body. Overall it's not bad but really forgettable.

Dec 28, 2013
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Tomais from Germany

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

See edit below:
[...] Head fades fairly quickly with lacing till it's gone. [...] The taste is good - malt with nice hops and bitterness following through. [...] It's well carbonated. This is no complex beer but it's quite drinkable.

01-2014 is the use by date.

EDIT// I got a half crate of this since reviewing it, I'm on the last two bottles this evening. I find I'm less enthusiastic now. There's something metallic there in the after-taste, and also after the first flush of carbonation in the mouth. I do like the hops, but everything is a bit thin and bread-y in the end. Still not a particularly bad pils.

Sep 06, 2013
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biboergosum from Canada

3.6/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz pint at Beer Revolution Edmonton. I do quite like almost barking the name of this beer, given its particular, um, Germanity.

This beer appears a pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of weakly foamy, mostly wispy off-white head, which leaves a sort of singular spectacle of Japanese tree painting lace around the glass as things slip away.

It smells of softly grainy, warm cereal malt, a bit of faded acrid lemon flesh, and mildly skunky leafy, earthy noble hops. The taste is more warm breakfast cereal, gritty and grainy pale malt, simmering lemon pudding, a bit of benzine (Rammstein represent!), and standard German Pils earthy, leafy noble hops.

The bubbles are pretty laid-back und (sic) understated, the body a bit of a stilted medium weight, and a bit halting in its smoothness. It finishes mostly off-dry, the fruitiness still predominating in the lingering malt, with a certain gasohol booziness, and fuzzy earthy, weedy hops.

A prototypical, mostly average German Pils, which of course ain't that bad of a thing. Grainy, a bit edgy, and with some middling noble hops. I know that doesn't really do the style justice, but that is indeed what this one's all about. Biergarten worthy, at the very least.

Aug 20, 2013
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.49/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Hasseroder is a good german pils. Opened a bottle at the Lufthansas Lounge in Frankfurt on my way to India. The beer poured a clear golden with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The smell included grain and grassy hops. The taste was a sharp pils with bitter foundation that dissapates nicely. The mouthfeel is a medium body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good solid pils.

Jul 23, 2013
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Douberd from Netherlands

3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the many beers I got on my weekend in Germany, and another average one also. This one comes from a can 500 ml. It pours a golden yellow colour, with a one finger head that won't last and no bubbles or anything.Aroma is of malts, nothing weird here. Taste is bitter and a bit metallic, but I justify it since it comes from a can. On the palate is thin, with medium carbonation.

Feb 16, 2012
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IPA35 from Netherlands

3.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A souvenir from the Harz. I have also had it on tap many times. Can't be too different, right? Drinking this straight from the fridge.

A very pale golden beer with a foamy white head.
The head is very nice on tap by the way.

Faint malts, grain and some hops. A bit citric. Could be worse.

The taste is better than on tap, or that might be the different occasion I don't know. I remembered it to be a very light flavoured beer but with an overdose of hop extract bitterness.
This tastes slightly grainy, with some hops. Not much to tell really, grain and some hopiness. Could be worse, could be better.

Clean, refreshing.

The mouthfeel is thin and there is plenty of carbonation.
If you ever get to go to the former DDR, get Köstritzer Schwarz if you can but this is not too bad either.

Jan 08, 2012
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stevoj from Idaho

3.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A perfect example of the German pilsener style. Nice heady grain aroma, thick fluffy head and dark golden color. Nice malty flavor with hints of hay, and just enough hops. This is a good one, try it if you can find it....

Nov 21, 2011
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crossovert from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. MHBE: 10.2011.

IT pours a clear gold with a frothy white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

I feel like the smell stands out here. It is springy and hoppy with some citrusy fruit notes and a nice bit of underlying malt.

The flavor is sweeter than the smell would suggest. It has some decent pils flavors but it comes off a bit mild. It also has some mild diacetyl, something a bit rarer in German beers.

It isn't amazing but it isn't awful, worth a try and easily found.

Apr 27, 2011
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dasenebler from Maine

3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L, Germany, best by 1/11.

Spritzy pale gold with a frothy, short-lived head, but above-average lacing.

Aroma is clean yet vapid: minerals, grain, grass, all very faint.

Flavor is similarly uninspiring, but not bad. Good balance between grainy malt flavors and earthy, vaguely spicy hops. Pretty clean and bitter finish. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel, which was light but creamy.

This pils is barely above average, just because there's nothing offensive about it. One of my shortest reviews in a while. Starting to feel like a certain Canadian BA... Not a whole lot to say about this beer, aside from Prost!

Oct 13, 2010
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drpimento from Wisconsin

2.63/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Damn! Thought I was on a roll here with German pils being so good. This one had real potential except for the carbonation. Poured with a large, foamy, frothy, white head that settled down after a bit and some lace. Color is a Clear yellow. Aroma is malt, hop, and some grain. Taste is more sweet than bitter, like a pils that is missing the tang of proper carbonation. Body is good but the carbonation is mostly absent. I see an occassional small bubble rising to the top. Dumping the rest of this.

Sep 01, 2010
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

2.91/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pour is clear golden with a large white great-looking thick head. Slow dissipation leaves nice lacings.

S: Grainy malt, somewhat sweet. Bitter hops and faint citric notes.

T: The taste is mild; sweet malt and faint bitter hops and citric notes.

M: Aftertaste is the best part; long-lasting and nice clean bitterness. Body is medium creamy and carbonation is rich with lots and lots of small smooth bubbles.

D: A meduim German Pilsener.

Aug 04, 2010
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Brabander from Netherlands

3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer on tap in Germany in a pizzeria. Nive combination with a pasta.

Got a glass of 0,3 liter. Nice head and a light yellow fluid. White head which is rather fluffy. Not much carbonation. The beer smells quit normal and there isn't much to say about the taste and the drinkability. It is a beer which is typical brewed by the most German brewers.

Apr 13, 2010
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lstokes from Illinois

3.3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold with an insubstantial sort of head, the taste and smell are both very soft. I thought the smell was overly sweet, but the pilsner is pleasantly grassily hoppy, with a little bit of lemon rind, a little bit of metallic aftertaste, mouthfeel is a bit heavy and syrupy.

Basically an average German pilsner, but a pleasant drinker.

Jan 15, 2010
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wahhmaster from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into a 0.5l branded Krušovice pilsner glass.

Appearance: This is a good looking pilsner. Golden and purely translucent with lots of carbonation bubbles floating to the top. It has a foamy head that dissipates rather slowly leaving impressive lacing.

Smell: Typical pilsner smell. Strong hoppy smell with grassy and wheaty notes.

Taste: Kind of sweet up front with a nice hoppy bitterness that follows and lingers for a while. A solid pilsner taste.

Mouthfeel: Kind of thin and watery and just a bit too much carbonation. Not anything terrible, just not that pleasing.

Drinkability: A pretty solid pilsner. Definitely worth a try. It's probably pretty hard to find outside of Germany but if you're in the area, it's worth a shot.

Mar 31, 2009
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Absumaster from Netherlands

3.92/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clear, light golden beer with a thin head and some easy-going carbonation.

Smell is very hoppy, with hopextract notes. A semi-heavy malt base that has some hints of straw and a hint of sulfur. A typical 'German' smell.

Taste is bitter with nice resinous, raw hoppiness. The taste is also very remiscent hopextract. The malt is a little green and strawlike. A great German style beer with a good balance between hops and malt.

Jan 06, 2008
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JanM from Sweden

2.63/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured in a palish, golden color with a finger of foam. A storm of hard bubbles rising. The semll was of citrus and bread with a hint of fruitiness. At first the taste was clouded by the strong carbonation letting only the bitter and metal through. At this point I thought the brew was pretty watery and boring. But when the bubblestorm has ceased the citric bite comes forward, and eventually the bread comes back too. Actually, the flatter it got the better it tasted. The smell improved too.

Apr 17, 2007
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bark from Sweden

2.24/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold. The finger thick white head is finger thick. Some lacing.

The smell is very mild (a polite way of saying “weak”). Some sweetness and a hint of honey and wet paper. Maybe a better touch somewhere, too.

The taste is dry, almost dusty. Some canned vegetables, hints of grapefruit. Aftertaste is short and mild with some stuffy sweet malt and a hint of butter. Disappointingly low bitterness for a German pils.

The carbonation and mouthfeel is average, the liquid is a little thick. For a budget lager, this would be “Average”; but not for a “German premium Pils”.

Thank God I got some hot Hungarian sausages to eat, making this beer at least acceptable. Why did the Swedish alcohol monopoly put this crap in the fixed assortment anyway?

Apr 04, 2007
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BlackHaddock from England

3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This 0.5 litre bottle was bought in Berlin on a resent visit and it flew home with me, wrapped in my dirty socks.

Poured into a Veltins tulip glass and it looks like a pilsner, golden yellow with a white head, which left very swifty, leaving a thin collar around the glass.

It smells like a pilsner, just like it looks like one.

It tastes like a pilsner as well. A good, dryish, refreshing pilsner, but nothing to get excited about.

Dryness stays in the mouth, a typical pilsner feel throughout the beer.

Overal, a good German pilsner, one I would drank again, but not pass over others to have.

Jan 28, 2007
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Sigmund from Norway

2.95/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 ml can, bought in Germany. ABV is 4.9%. Pale golden colour, decent head. Sweetish aroma: candy, grass, herbs. The flavour is tolerably hoppy on a slightly sweetish background. This is an average German macro pils. Originally from a former East-German local brewery, which grew national when InBev took over.

May 10, 2006
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rotsaruch from Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Apprearance-wise a very impressive crystal clear, golden brew with a big, beautiful head with nice lacking. The aroma is more malt than hops and nose doesn't belie the taste. The malty sweetness dominates this brew. The hops are definitely in the background, but they provide a dry tasty finish. As previous reviewers have stated, "Is this really a German or Czech pils?" I guess I am spoiled from my love of Prima Pils.

Oct 26, 2003
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rastaman from England

2.41/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Typical german pils, sweet malts to start, with a dry, light, crisp finish, with some bitterness, nothing to write home about, but easy enough to drink, I'd probably drink this over something like Warsteiner or Licher or even Becks, although there isn't a huge difference between them all.

Sep 23, 2003
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