Fürstenberg Premium Pilsener | Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG

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Fürstenberg Premium PilsenerFürstenberg Premium Pilsener

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Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 09-09-2003

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL can picked up at TBS; best before March 2015. Served well-chilled.

Pours a clear straw-yellow colour, with two fingers of billowing, sparkling white head seated atop. It leaves a series of successive lace rings around the perimeter of the glass as it slowly recedes into a lumpy cap and collar. The aroma consists of bready, crackery pilsner malt and some grassy, somewhat spicy noble hops. It's a nice, clean bouquet.

This is a fairly straightforward pils that I have no strong feelings toward, in either direction. Pale grainy malts and some cracker/biscuity sweetness dominate at first, with a tamed hoppy finish that is mostly grassy with a touch of spice. Dry finish, with a touch of noble hop bitterness that doesn't remain on the palate for long. Light-bodied, with fairly assertive carbonation that provides an appropriate bite for this type of lager. Very sessionable; I have no serious complaints about this one.

Final Grade: 3.42, a passable B-. Fürstenberg Premium Pilsener is a fairly good pale lager, but compared to some of its more accessible imported competitors, it falls a little flat. I'd probably buy this again, but it's not available locally so I can't see it happening any time soon. A middle-of-the-road German lager that I can enjoy, and worth a try if you're an enthusiast, but you wouldn't be missing out on much by skipping it, either.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Catch up rating. Pours pale gold with a an airy short-lived head. The aroma is grass and some crackers. 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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Fürstenberg Premium Pilsener from Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
3.33 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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