KC Bier Co.

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Pilsner - German
Ranked #297
Ranked #31,842
3.75 | pDev: 8.8%
KC Bier Co.
Missouri, United States
Notes: Pils is a Northern German-style Pilsner with a clean malt character, assertive but delicate bitterness, spicy noble hop aroma, and a crisp, dry finish. Its distinct German character comes from 100% imported German Pilsner malt and Bavarian-grown Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops, and long, cold lagering with pure lager yeast from Andechs, a Bavarian monastery brewery.

35 IBU
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a medium, pale golden color with a soft white head. SRM of 7. (3.75)

Aroma: Mild aromas. Mild German pilsner malts with only a touch of grass. Possibly traces of lemon. Very faint here.

Flavor: Flavor follows with mild pale malts. They are a bit grassy. A little bit of bitter yeast and lemon come through the middle, before a light pilsner malt finish.

Feel: Medium bodied. Low carbonation, but the yeast makes up for it giving it a full body.

Compared to Surly Warp Zone Pils 9/12/20: Pours slightly darker with a smaller head. Less aromas and flavor. More German pilsner malts than lemon and flower. Less hoppy and more restrained

Overall: A decent drinking German Pilsner. Light aromas and flavors. Not overwhelming. The flavors improve as the beer warms. Nice and balanced. Slightly under-carbonated, but may be because the bottle was slightly older. Perhaps more fresh, it would be hoppier and more vibrant. Still and nice and no-frills drinking German-style pilsner. (Final Rating: 3.54)

Sep 13, 2020
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dcotom from Iowa

4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a glass tumbler. Clear, light golden-colored body, with a couple of fingers of sudsy white head that left some pretty rings of sticky lacing as it settled. The brewer's description is spot-on. Aromas and flavors of bready malt and herbal and grassy hops, pleasantly bitter, and a crisp and dry finish with a peppery spice kick. This is a fine stand-alone sipper, but would make a great "food beer" as well. Overall, this is yet another excellent offering from KC Bier. Highly recommended.

Jul 08, 2020
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Kenny_Gage2 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle: Pours a nice hazy gold color with a fluffy/foamy cream colored 2-3 finger head. Good amount of carbonation. Decent amount of lacing, and good head retention. The taste follows the nose with this one. Sweet Bready/biscuity like notes are follwed by a bitter hoppy after taste to make for a smooth dry finish. This is a great representation of a Pilsner.

Feb 24, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear bright gold body with white ring and lacing. Very bready, with floral and grassy hops, and pilsner malt finish, a little musky in composition though. Taste is pretty much a smell indicated, bready and buttery malts stars, yeasty finish. Dry, bready, classically malted, and sneaky full feeling.

Sep 19, 2019
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Todd from California

4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bit hazy with a glorious creamy head with plenty of lacing that clings with each sip. Nose is bready with a lemony and grassy hop note. Incredibly smooth and creamy on the palate with a slight carbonation bite. Near bone dry with bready malts, a slight grainy astringency, some biscuit, and more grassy hops. Finish is crackery and peppery with a hit of citrus zest.

Awesome Pils. Would crush again.

May 14, 2019
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed gold with2+ fingers of pillowy eggshell colored head. Stellar lacing & nice head retention, never truly drops bright

S: Cereal & bread notes, grassyness

T: Follows the nose, dryness, sweet grainy notes along with some perfumy hops up front. Sweetness, grassyness, & soapy notes along with dryness as this warms. Finishes with soapy & bitter notes, plenty of bready dryness & sweetness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, pretty nice balance

Easy drinker that is tasty & in very much in adherence to style guidlines

Mar 31, 2019
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a clear golden color with a nice head that lasts and leaves some lacing. Fresh scent and malt in the nose. The mouth gets a nice crisp German style pilsner beer.

Nov 18, 2018
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured a clear, golden-yellow color with lots of carbonation and a fluffy, white head of foam. It smelled floral with a bread-like aroma. Sweet toasted caramel flavor with sharp yet mild bitterness.

Mar 26, 2018
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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 24 ratings