Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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From:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
 
Germany
Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #174
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,172
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 12.34%
Ratings:
289
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 09, 2022
Added:
Jun 06, 2004
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  30
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Our Edelherb is the first Kulmbacher Pils and is brewed according to the original recipe. In memory of the brewing family.
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4 by sokol_1993 from California on Apr 09, 2022
 
4.06 by miwestcoaster from Michigan on Apr 24, 2021
 
3.85 by BeerWasp from Germany on Feb 21, 2021
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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Captain68 from Russian Federation

89,5

Sep 29, 2020
 
4.04 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jun 24, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Light to medium gold in color with steady cascading bubbles and bright white creamy foam resting on top.

S - Citrus, lemon, earthiness, all with some crackery aroma.

T - Some graham cracker honey malt sweetness underneath with nice earthy, herbally citrus and straw.

M - Big medium body with prickly carbonation.

O - The balance between hops and malt is perfect in this beer.

Jun 23, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Steve555 from Wales

Clear straw like gold, two finger head that leaves a lacing and constant half finger head throughout, good head retention on this one. Smell is a weak smell of cut grass, hard to gather, taste is bitter, and dry. Feel is ever so slightly sticky. This used to be one of my favourites but now not so sure. A tiny bit on the dry side for my palate but strangely the taste gets wetter as you go along. Not as refreshing as others but a high quality pils.

Jun 22, 2020
 
3.81 by Gregwa from Massachusetts on May 23, 2020
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4.71/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by SHolzi43

Look: clear golden and very good clarity
Smell: roasted grain
Taste: absolutely balanced taste. Unlike some other Pilsner it is very smooth, balanced in bitterness and has a robust malty flavor. Even women like it.
Feel: Very refreshing even in summer time.
Overall: My favorite beer - just can't get it all the time

Apr 19, 2020
 
4.3 by beerrat from Virginia on Apr 04, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by edward_boumil from New York

What I like most about this pils is it’s body and sweetness.

Unlike most German pils, which tend to have a more crackery and honey type malt thing going on, this one inclined a bit more toward toasted grain. Get toast, brown sugar, and then the more typical honey and graham notes in there as well. Also the faintest touches of fruit in there as well.

Hops are good, have that characteristic herbal and floral note. Just wish the were the slightest bit more present.

As for the mouthfeel, damn good. Has a slightly more robust flavor than your standard pils, but doesn’t seem to sacrifice on the body, still remarkably smooth, light and refreshing.

Honestly just a well crafted pils all around. The price point for an import is a tad steep, but I think it’s worth it if you’re looking for a refreshing beer that won’t disapoint

Mar 06, 2020
 
3.25 by trickynicky from Maryland on Nov 08, 2019
 
3.93 by Jack65 from Pennsylvania on Oct 26, 2019
 
3.75 by JLaw55 from Missouri on Sep 21, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance
Straw blonde. Excellent clarity. Moderate carbonation. Creamy white head.

Nose
Cracker, doughy bread, grass, and spice.

Taste
Cracker, doughy bread, and a touch of biscuit. Lightly herbal and grassy with a snap of floral spice.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, clean, dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
Crisp, dry, and refreshing.

Jul 22, 2019
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4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a crystal clear, pale golden color with a medium sized, froth head.

Smells of herbal, fresh cut grass, slightly sugared bread dough and dried lime zest.

This is very light bodied and quite refreshing, due to the beer‘s higher, slightly metallic carbonation and its dryness during the finish.

Tastes bready, while sweet malts bring a dry leaf note to the table, accompanied by an initial aqueous softness. This balanced first impression gets more vivid, once the beer‘s carbonation sparkles up, offering more bready malts and a dry, almost peppermint like, herbal peak. Finishes light and crisp, with a light cracker note and well pronounced dry hops among gently balancing toffee to bready malts.

This has a fantastic balance to it, making the beer drink almost too easy, if it wasn‘t for its herbal, leafy hop dryness. A real treat for traditional Pils lovers, looking for a crisp and light refreshment.

Jul 15, 2019
 
4.77 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jun 23, 2019
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by omahawk from Nebraska

Great pils.

Jun 22, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

Pours a lovely translucent, straw gold with a fluffy, 1.5 inch bright white head that gradually dissipates into a solid slick. Thick bands of lacing are revealed as the brew recedes. Nose is clean with some grassy notes. Taste follows nose with the addition of some cereal malt sweetness. Hops presence is somewhat minimal. Mouthfeel is lighting body with a soft, easy, even carbonation. All and all, a decent German Pils; however, needs more of a noble hops bite and a crisper carbonation.

Jun 17, 2019
 
4.58 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts on Jun 02, 2019
 
4 by redfox405 from California on May 06, 2019
 
1.19 by JLapadura from New York on May 03, 2019
 
3.93 by loganburgh from Michigan on Apr 28, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a completely clear bright gold color. Thin two finger white velvety head dissipates leaving a thin layer of foam on top of the beer. Sticky white lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma has notes of sweet bready malts, and some light grassy hops.

Taste has notes of bready malts, some light lemon grass and grassy notes. Touch of spicy bitterness on the finish. Very malts with that sweet bread note playing prominently up front. Lightly sweet.

Feel is somewhat chewy yet medium to light bodied. Easy drinking. Mild carbonation, but pretty crisp.

Overall its very nice German pilsner.

Mar 05, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Bottle from Market of Choice.

A clear golden orange with a dense white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is grainy and mildly sweet with a noticeable hop character. Earthy, minty, mildly lemony, this is solid. What this beer does have is a unique roundness to the nose, soft, supple, deep, not unlike an open fermented beer. The palate opens with a grainy sweetness with honey, mildly kettle caramelized grain, a bready melanoidin note. This is followed by a form bitterness , earthy and minty. The mouthfeel is spectacular. Soft, creamy, full yet light, this is just brilliant.

Mar 03, 2019
 
4.3 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina on Jan 04, 2019
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4.89/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Anacross from Oregon

Clear golden and bright liquid. White fluffy foam hangs on graciously.
Smell and taste have toasted malts and grains, fresh hops with a delicious dry finish.
Very rich flavor, with perfect balance in everything. A superb beer for sure.

Dec 29, 2018
 
3.66 by JOSHRINARD from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2018
 
4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Dec 07, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Gold in color with excellent clarity. There’s a fingernail of off white on top. I smell grassy German hops and light, crackery malt. I’m tasting a kiss a grassy German hops and light malt. The mouth is very light and crisp.

Nov 15, 2018
 
4.13 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts on May 13, 2018
 
3.77 by shelby415 from Oregon on Apr 22, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by moose1980 from Germany

This was about three months from bottling date, but still smelled and tasted fresh. Pours clear, light golden with a dense, long-lasting white head. Aroma is all Pilsner malt and light, grassy hops. Taste is the same; only a lightly cracker-malt character to support the grassy/spicy hops, which themselves aren't overpowering. Crisp finish. Nice German Pils.

Mar 17, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. A bit fruity/yeasty aromas, but not overwhelming. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%, Overall this is a delicious German pilsner. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Never aggressively bitter, nice malt body for the ABV. Nothing but clean Pils malt and balancing noble hops. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Feb 10, 2018
 
3.65 by Kahlerbock from Kansas on Jan 10, 2018
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on Jan 02, 2018
 
3.72 by nodder from New York on Oct 31, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by ryanmbolin from California

Really nice, refreshing pilsner.

Oct 12, 2017
 
4 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina on Oct 03, 2017
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3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by spoony from Colorado

From a 330 ml bottle (smudged code on the label) to a stang.

A-The beer looks the part: it is clear and light golden in color with a two finger head of white foam. The head is pillowy and dense, and retention is good. A fat cap of foam hangs around on the beer the entire time I'm drinking. Carbonation is active too.

S-A little whiff of sulfur greets my nose as I inhale. I also pick up dried grass and hay, a bit of bread crust, and some grain. It is pretty simple and quite dry.

T-The taste tracks the smell closely. I don't get that sulfur note, but a dry mixture of bread crust, cereal grain, and cracker flavors compete with the hay-like hops for my attention. There is just the slightest hint of lemongrass. Finish is dry.

M-The body is light and carbonation is effervescent on the palate. It drinks easily and appropriately for the style.

O-This is a decent, well-made beer, but it lacks pop and uniqueness. I say that even comparing to other old-world examples and taking hoppy pils out of the mix. I would drink this beer if it were around and cheap, but I don't need to go out of my way to find it or drink more of it.

Sep 24, 2017
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