Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Germany
kulmbacher.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Globetrotter on 06-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
245
Reviews:
115
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
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12
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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

$ 2.64 (Including tax)/11.2 oz bottle ($ 0.236/oz) at The Lager Mill, Frankenmuth, MI.
Standard euro export 330mL bottle marked 2624172 stored at 42 degrees. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – grassy and grainy.
Head large (Maximum six cm, aggressive pour), white, dense creamy froth, average retention, diminishing to an irregular ten to eighteen mm frothy ring and a frothy partial layer fed by the effervescence.
Lacing – partial rings of thick froth.
Body – golden, clear, effervescent.
Flavor – lightly grassy with a little hop bitterness and just a hint of malt. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – light, watery, lively carbonation.

A very good pils, something I no longer consider an oxymoron.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.5.

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Photo of Vicarious
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very heavy, thick brown bottle. I appreciate good glass.

The beer itself pours dark gold with a minimal head and decent fizz. The aroma is that of a rather fresh-seeming Munich pils: grassy and floral with some light, spicy hops.

Tastes like a classic example of the style, but that classic-ness is made all the more conspicuous by the fact that it's so fresh-seeming. I don't know if I just lucked upon an especially recent shipment, or maybe if the heavy-duty glass does some good work in lessening the effects of time. The recipe is simple: grass, hay, flowers, hops, and then a dry finish with zero esters. It's just done very well.

Overall, this lacks the "oomph" factor found in my favorite versions of the style, but it was nonetheless a very enjoyable and well-made beer.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.59/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msscott1973
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thomasdidymus55
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look...honey Golden, clear
Smell..Natural, nothing jumping out at the nose.
Taste..Quite pleasant... Smooth with not much happening.
Feel..Nicely carbonated..Light
Overall...I don't think it was worth the price at 16.89 a sixpk. Had better pilsners than this.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My second birthday beer is yet another bottle, but I am excited to try this one. I am more of a fan of the hoppier Czech Pilseners, but a German Pils will do. It also gets me one more step closer to the eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody.

From the bottle (translated from German): "Brewed according to the Bavarian purity of 1516."; "Our Edelherb is the first Kulmbacher Pils and is brewed according to the original recipe. In memory of the brewer's family. [undersigned] D Reichel"; "With noble aromas. Brewed according to the original recipe. Quality is no accident. Over 40 ongoing checks ensure that our noble heritage is always the most demanding. [undersigned] R. Wallace Head of Quality Assurance".

I Pop!ped the cap and began a moderate pour, but it was rich in carbonation & quickly formed a finger of dense, foamy, bone-white head with great retention, forcing me to back off. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with NE-quality clarity and I girded myself for the arrival of the Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus. They surprised me with a modest entrance, carrying a cake with candles & some balloons for me! They even allowed me to drink first before starting in, in earnest. Nose was more metallic than I am used to, but it still had a bready quality. Mouthfeel was medium, but very carbonated. The taste did not really follow the nose as I did not sense anything off about it. Instead, the taste had the honey-drizzled biscuitiness that is the hallmark of the style. Finish was clean, crisp & dry. A very refreshing drink on an unseasonably warm day in late-Febrewary.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice German Pils. Completely clear and golden, with a tall white head. The aroma is floral...with a little spice and grass. The taste is moderately dry, spicy, and with a firm bitterness. The body is medium/full. Clean finish to a straightforward beer.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Try-em-all
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A pretty good one, golden color with light head, enticing scent, robust taste and all smooth going down, a real winner.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transparently clear.

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Photo of prisdefer
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Doomcifer
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured with nice frothy head that dissipated to thin veil. Very pale yellow color. Mild nose, cracked malt and grassy. Delicate mouthfeel, well-balanced with nice graininess and right balance of bitterness in finish.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can't figure out this date. Tastes very good. Good hop aromatics, subtle. Flavor is clean, very clean. Good bitterness. Assertive without cloying. Very refreshing and a fine Pilsner.

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Photo of diemilio
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

OK beer; pretty standard pilsner. Very drinkable, good carbonation with good hoppy bite at the end. However, not very exciting. Very good for food paring, but not so much as a standalone beer.

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Photo of carlborch
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a 11.2 fl oz bottle marked 2551181 it pours a brilliant, light gold, and produces a 2-inch white pillowy head that eventually settles in at 0.5 inch. Carbonation appears to be quite well developed. Sweet malt dominates the nose with a backbone of hop aromas. The body is medium-light. It is quite sweet on the palate without much bitter hops albeit some hop flavors. The malt is there as well, but appears singular. That is, I do not find this to be a multi-layered, complex beer. The carbonation is pleasant, yet modest. Nice Belgian lace is produced. There is a slight bitter herb note to the finish, which lingers a bit. This pilsner reminds me of Ringnes Brigg.

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Photo of jmg480
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First had poured from 11.2-oz. bottle, stamped "2517191," into tumbler. Edelherb is a fairly standard German pilsener. Sessionable with German(-like) food.

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Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
3.79 out of 5 based on 245 ratings.
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