Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #76
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,577
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 12.24%
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
286
From:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  14
Gots
  29
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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Reviews by Anacross:
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Anacross from Oregon

4.89/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Jun 16, 2017
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Feb 25, 2017
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mynie from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

May 17, 2017
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mizx from England

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Apr 06, 2013
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was served on tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a light clear amber, with a half inch head, and little spots of lacing down the glass.

Smells quite fresh and pilsner-y- classic bready malts and grassy hops. Simple but satisfying.

Like most pilsners, this isn't going to super bold, but there's just a lot of great flavor here anyway. Killer grassy hop character, tiny bit floral, and bready, crackery malts. Slightly grainy, but not much.

This is light bodied, with a clean, crisp, and delightful mouthfeel. The carbonation level is normal, and the drinkability is incredibly high.

One of the better classic Pilsners that I've had, this one should be rated higher.

Jun 13, 2015
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Andrew041180 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Jul 29, 2014
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beerrat from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 04, 2020
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XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Apr 16, 2017
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HopsForBrains from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transparently clear.

Dec 01, 2016
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clarknova from Germany

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Sep 30, 2013
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Luiz0930 from California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

May 31, 2013
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Beric from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On tap at Bier Stube in Moline, IL
Served: 1 Jan 2014

Appearance: Pours a straw colored yellow with a minimal half-finger head. If this was in a bigger glass, I'm sure the head would be more substantial. The head is creamy white and leaves some lacing. Looks pretty good.

Smell: Classic 'beer' smell with a touch of biscuit and herbal bitterness.

Taste: Grassy and grainy, with a baguette bitterness. Minimal hop flavor, but mild hop bitterness. Pretty solid for a traditional German pils.

Feel: Lively and effervescent.

Overall: A good example of the style that won't blow you away but shouldn't leave you underwhelmed either.

Jan 03, 2015
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utopiajane from New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Apr 30, 2014
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angolmois from Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Jul 24, 2013
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rredshift from Germany

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Aug 22, 2014
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nodder from New York

3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oct 31, 2017
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SHolzi43

4.71/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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
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mcrawford from Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 22, 2016
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EdmundBlackadder from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 02, 2015
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Pens1967 from Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Nov 08, 2014
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Jack65 from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 26, 2019
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Jcarmody from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Oct 17, 2013
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dcmchew from Romania

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 25, 2015
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Mar 12, 2016
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 286 ratings