Binding Römer Pils
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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #411
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
82
Ranked #38,574
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 12.91%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
39
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Binding-Brauerei AG
 
Germany
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Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  13
SCORE
82
Good
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Binding-Brauerei AG “Binding Römer Pils”
,5L can, “Mindestens haltbar bis Ende: 06.20”
3,25 @ Casualfood GmbH, Frankfurt Airport Center 1, Frankfurt, DE

Typical Pils appearance; better than average head retention and lacing. Limited generic “beer” aroma. Better flavor with a solid bitterness and dry finish but still dull in both malt and hops. What’s there is spicy and herbal, coming from hop extract. Medium to medium-light in body and appropriately crisp. Overall: acceptable but far from interesting.

Dec 07, 2019
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a lovely clear golden yellow with a modest white head that soon diminishes to a ring. In the nose, bready with a touch of hops. In the mouth, it is smooth and creamy with a light malt taste and a little bitterness. Drinkable but not outstanding.

Jun 12, 2019
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OlaB from Norway

3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale color with a medium top of white head that dissolves rapidly.
Aroma is of light malts, grains,grass and some herbs. The taste is grassy and grainy with some light malt notes in the back and some herbal hop notes in the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a medium carbonation and medium body. Is a decent enough pilsner, but far from being impressive.
You find better pilsners in Germany.

Mar 08, 2019
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The_Dude_31 from Florida

3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought a bottle at the Hesse Shop at Frankfurt airport in a gift set with porcelain mug and coaster. Poured into said mug, slight head and nice orange appearance. Not much of an aroma but subtle taste of bananas and malt. I could drink this all day, great session beer. Not that heavy, good balance of heat, malt and hops. I drank a lot of good beers in Germany (Stuttgart and Frankfurt areas) this week and this is one I would stock in my fridge for everyday drinking or tailgating at the Commerzbank Arena watching Die Adler. Good, solid ale.

Jan 16, 2016
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NierBier from Germany

2.78/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I live in Germany and living in the Frankfurt area, this beer is very common. If you see a group of rowdy 50 year olds at a tram stop in Frankfurt, a good bet is a least a couple of them are drinking this.

Poured from a 0.33 liter bottle into a tapered pilsner glass. Body is crystal clear with a straw to pale gold color, white head, little lacing. Aroma is not big, maybe a hops and grain. Taste is dry, good bitterness, not overly carbonated, bitterness lingers. Feel is what you expect in a pilsner, I would call it crisp.

Overall, nothing special. One of the better German Pilsners in my limited experience. I like the bitterness and for an evening after work beer - it is simple and refreshing.

Jan 25, 2015
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JohnW from England

2.81/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Had on tap in Frankfurt on two different occasions and places. Let me say immediately, that I love German beers, pils, hells, dunkels, Weiss etc - but this must be my least favourite German brew. Tastes just like Heineken to me, very thin, over carbonated, acid after taste, no body or malt characteristics and not a patch on ANY Bavarian Pilsner or Hell. Very disappointing, but there again Frankfurt region is not known for beer, its Apple type cider which is the popular drink in this region.

I guess on a very hot summers day and served very cold (which this was) it could be considered refreshing, but as far as I am concerned you might as well drink Bud, Miller or Heineken!

There are hundreds of far superior beers in Germany to this.

JohnW
B'ham UK May 2013

Jun 10, 2013
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vfgccp from New York

3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Crystal, almost lens-like, clarity on a light gold body. Creamy white foam pours 2 fingers high with great lace and retention.

S - Simple nose. Dry, dusty lemon. Corn meal. Maybe a little Champaign.

T - True to style. Fresh white bread, soft lemon, edge of pithy bitterness.

M - Soft, medium-light frame. Brisk and refreshing carbonation.

O - A great session pils. Nice bready backbone with great drinkability.

Feb 17, 2013
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The tried-and-true taste of classic German lagers is alive and well in Binding's fresh, light, and dry pilsner.

As expected, the beer beer opens with a bright straw coloration, high effervescence and a pillowy white foam that caps the beer from the beginning of the session 'til the end. Light lacing displays on the glass and gives a glimpse into the quality of the beer.

Herbal, hay, grain, and floral character are on full display in the aromatic profile. Fresh baking bread, light yeast and sulfur meld wonderfully as the hoppy notes of fresh lemongrass and botanicals offer light floral tones and make the beer appetizing.

Bready malts start the taste with a mix of crisp dryness to start and finish, but with doughy richness in the middle. The balance of hops start soft and flowery with notions of honeysuckle, but then develop into a grassy taste before finishing bitterly dry. Mild sulfury notes of match sticks allow flavors of apple and lemon to penetrate the hop flavors and give an added element of complexity throughout.

Very dry, crisp, and refreshing from start to finish, the light body and sprite carbonation really crispens the beer and allows the hop bitterness and accompanying dryness to take full command in finish. With just enough residual malt texture to keep the beer properly supported, the dialogue is all about the balance of malt to hops.

Satisfying enough as the beer is proper, stern, and clean. But even as the beer is brewed correctly, there's very little to celebrate or criticize.

Aug 08, 2012
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matjack85 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Commonly referred to as BBK Pils, I tried this on tap at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. $4 for a pint glass.

The beer poured a clear light gold color with a 1 finger white head on top that refused to subside. It also left some nice lacing.

Nice, but mild pilsener smell. Light malt and noble hop aroma that seemed clean and fresh.

A well balanced pils with a touch of bready malt balanced with a bigger than normal dose of noble hops, giving it a nice mild bitterness.

Light body with moderate carbonation.

This is a decent German pils with a low enough abv (4.9%) to make it very sessionable.

Apr 26, 2012
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JMWEB2 from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear golden body, nice puffy white head, and lacing is extensive.

S: Grainy, malty, and the noble hop.

T: Noble hops, grassy taste, some malt, pretty straight forward.

M: Light body, crisp and dry, good drinkability.

O: Nice pils here, I'd have a few.

Feb 04, 2012
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drpimento from Wisconsin

4.46/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Great German Pils! Poured with a huge, thick, foamy, frothy, fluffy, white head that lasts a long time and lots of lace. Color is a clear yellow. Aroma is somewhat muted, but does have malt, grain, hop, fresh cut grass, and is clean & fresh. Flavor's the same way with the bittersweetness standing out. Bodis a little softer and fuller than in most beers of this type. Great carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of medium length. Super easy drinking, session beer.

Aug 30, 2010
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soju6 from Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had served in the Romer district of Frankfurt in Binding glass.

Color is golden with a nice full head when served. Has a pilsner grainy aroma. Taste was crisp with a dry aftertaste. The body is light with generic pilsner flavor and slightly bitter finish. At any rate this is a much better beer "vom fass" than in the bottle.

Apr 16, 2010
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TheSarge from Virginia

3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Binding looks totally on par for the style. A good amount of bright white head, with an ultra clear and golden body. Head retention isn't the geatest.

Metallic, lemony and citrusy hops dominate the aroma.

The taste is again as it smells, with a very herbal kick.

This is a very well balanced and organized Pils, and turned out much better than I expected.

Jun 07, 2009
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gestalt162 from New York

3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Binding glass in the Romer district in downtown Frankfurt, how much closer to its home can you get?

Appearance: Dark gold color, 1 1/2 finger widths white head, ample lacing on the glass. Looks like a pils.

Smell: Noble hops and malt. Again classic Pils.

Taste: A bitter brew with a beery and malty taste. Strong flavor of noble hops. Dry aftertaste due to aforementioned hops. Average Pils.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium body, with a decent carbonated kick.

Drinkability: A very average, unoffensive pilsner beer. If I was in a pilsner mood, I'd have another without a problem. Alcohol content and texture make it a very drinkable beer, but if you can find a pils (or other beer) with more character on the shelf, you might want to give this one a pass.

Jul 07, 2007
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UncleJimbo from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on-tap in Frankfurt, Germany.

This pils poured a clear, golden color with white foam that persisted and left some lace on the glass. The smell was mildly malty with a touch of bready malt and a hint of hops. The taste was mild bready malt and a nice pils hoppiness in the background. The mouthfeel was crisp with medium with good carbonation. The aftertaste was mild with a light lingering hoppiness. Not a bad macro pils if had fresh on-tap.

Jan 04, 2006
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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 39 ratings