Fürstenberg Premium Pilsener | Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG

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Brewed by:
Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
Germany
fuerstenberg.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 09-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.63/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Furstenberg Premium Pilsener has a thick, white head, a mostly clear, bubbly, golden appearance, fairly heavy glass lacing, and noticeable fine white sediment, thoughout. Aroma is of zesty hops and cracker, and the flavor is of cracker, spicy & bitter hops, and some bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium, and Furstenberg Premium Pilsener finishes crsip and clean. RJT

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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Photo of A221V
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of burnstar
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of jgreco95988
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.93/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to give a clear yellow body with an inch of lively white head that quickly fades to nothing. The aroma is grassy, a bit spicy, and somewhat crackery with the rest being dominated by cereal malts. The taste is sharp with hoppiness balanced by a good cereal maltiness, going down smoothly with a bubbly carbonation. Really nice pilsener, I would return to it if it were regularly accessible in my area.

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Photo of jushoppy2beer
3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a classic German pilsener. I enjoyed a couple of these at a bar in Dusseldorf, Germany. Nice clear golden color with a medium head with moderate retention and lacing. The nose is mild and malty. The mouthfeel is nice, well carbonated with a fluidity that makes it good for warm weather drinking. Smooth draught, with a nice clean finish with just about the right amount of hop you expect from a pilsener. Very drinkable, and a good session beer.

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Photo of bloberglawp
3.81/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pilsner yellow, cristal clear, lots of foamy head and a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of german malts, a hint of honey and some delicate to faint hop spice. Flavor is much like any german pils. Crisp malt profile, firm but not overwhelming hop bitterness. Just a hint of oxidation present.

It survived the boatride from Germany to the SAQ here in Qc... gotta love canned beer.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 500 mL Can

A- Pours a clear Pale Golden Colour with a 1/2 finger white head that fades into thin patches. Visible carbonation bubbles coat the glass. No lacing.

S- Bready Pale Malt and fresh cut grass. Quite pleasant.

T- Same as the aroma but with a slight skunkiness. Not off-putting at all, just not ideal.

M- Moderate Carbonation and Light body.

O- A Solid German Pilsener that offers a great look into how a Pilsener can taste without the use of Adjuncts (I'm looking at you BMC)...

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold color with a wispy shortlived head. The aroma is of fresh mown lawn and some crackery malt. The taste is a pleasant mix of herbal, earthy noble hops and doughy pale malts. The bitterness is moderate but lasts a long while in the finish. The mouthfeel is light and prickly with carbonation, a little too much fizz here.

This is a nice pilsner. Nothing particularly striking, but good balance and a competent hop profile. Worth trying.

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Photo of inebrius
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I watch the Italian with the cheetah print shawl amble by; yapping at her cell phone while holding onto a small shaggy dog. I see the Turkish family round a corner followed by a small boy lightly kicking at a soccer ball that careens off the irregular edges of the cobblestone paved street. Foot traffic on Jakob-Kienzle Straße flows past as I munch a Döner Kebap and sip a fresh Pilsener. A common scene in South Baden where a mix of ethnicities mingle and you're likely to see a Pizza-Kebap house with a Fürstenberg sign over the entrance on nearly every street in the city centers. As basic as it is, there is always a time for shaved lamb sandwiches and locally brewed pils.

Slightly tamer than many of the other available pilseners, but just as easy to drain, Fürstenberg surges with a subtle complexity of balanced pretzel dry malt to coin-licking hops and a spritz of exotic citrus. Nose is old straw on Spring grass green. Decent enough, although there are much better beers to be had within walking distance to be sure. A bottled version is really disappointing after taking vom Fass and would be a last resort for me.

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Photo of barleysandwich
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite German beers, it has a nice crisp flavour, and is very drinkable.

Goes great with a BBQ on a hot summer day.

Has a standard yellow color, pours a thin head that dissipates quickly. Has a nice mouthfeel with slightly more carbonation than I usually like, but its not offensive. Has a nice clean flavour and is very easy to drink.

I buy this regularly.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Melomanemusher
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of 01121987
3.72/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

pours with an excellent white creamy head that stays around for a bit.
pale straw colored with very high carbonation. more than i like but not excessive for style.
saaz hops dominate the aroma and flavor. refreshing.
medium light body with good bitterness level.
great summer beer but not my favorite pils.
overall a good beer. exactly what i was expecting from it!

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Photo of F_riedrich
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Absumaster
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the many great breweries in Germany that sells there beers locally and are still high quality.

A clear, golden beer with a big-bubbly head which settles after a couple of minutes.

Smell is hoppy with a nice smooth maltiness. It smells like a brewery smells, where bottles are filled. Some diacetyl which is actually quite nice.

Taste is light (pilsner)malty with hoppy notes. The malt is somewhat straw-like and a little husky. The yeast adds a nice sulfuric note. Hoppiness is not very high and after some sips starts to become almost untasteable. Body is according the style and drinkability is great.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours into a Stiegl glass a very pale straw hue, with continuous rising bubbles, and one finger of soapy white head, which leaves decent curtained lace. It smells of white biscuit grain, and grassy Euro-hops. The taste is crisp white grain, more grassy hops, with a whiff of detergent. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight and a little oily, and it finishes dry, some earthy, weedy hops lingering.

Not a bad pilsener, but at north of 9 bucks for a 500ml can, even in a pub, this is a bit too dear to order again, around here, at least.

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Photo of DrainBamage
3.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours light straw color with nice half inch frothy head. Smell is sweet and somewhat fruity. Tastes is a little watery, but has a bitterness that lingers on the tongue with is very pleasant. I enjoyed this beer alot and would definitely pick this up again, but unfortunately I picked this up on a trip to Ontario, and have never since this in the states.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This brew is consistently available in at least one of the big Moscow grocery store chains. It comes in a brown longneck 33cl bottle with a fairly plain white, gold and black label. Purity law applies, of course. Best before the end of April 2004, I opened it on 9/9/03.

The color is a decent clear medium gold under a small and fizzy white head that reduced to collar and film very quickly. There are a few strings of lace, but I expect more from a pilsner. The nose is very mild, almost non-existent, with just a touch of flowery hops. The mouth is about right in terms of carbonation and weight. Again, nothing remarkable. The taste, however, is right on target. Malt opens the action, but flowery bitter hops take over almost immediately, leaving a good clean crisp bite that is pretty close to ideal for this style. The finish is hoppy bitter, with a marvelous bitter aftertaste at the back of the throat. This is the taste that made me a beer lover. Sure, I'll have another.

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Photo of crossovert
3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

500ml can. From Quebec "Biere de la Foret Noire". Best before 08/11.

It pours a clear, pale gold, a very light shade of it, with a sterile-looking foamy white head that leaves only a few bits of lacing.

The smell is suber grainy. Grain, grain, grain, and more grain. There is a little bit of hop twang but not much. For a German Pils, it is pretty cheap smelling.

The flavor is a lot better. It is smooth and bready with a balanced level of hops that even provide a small kick of bitterness in the finish. It is a light, cheap, easy drinker of a pils. But it is still tasty.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2014-11-13
500ml can poured into a nonic pint. Date on the bottom is 07/2015. Imported by German colleagues. Fridge temp.

Pours crystal clear golden with a medium sized, unattractively coarse white head that fades quickly into clots. Medium carbonation. Smell is lager funk, yeasty bread, slight lemon, and a tiny bit of nice, spicy hoppy characteristic.

Taste is dominantly bitter, appropriately crisp. Strong lager funk, maybe slight skunk, but I really appreciate the bitter crispness of this. Nice, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is light, a little coarse, kind of airy. Overall, not bad.

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