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:
248
Reviews:
116
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
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12
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of kulmbacherkid
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of angolmois
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Jcarmody
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of santoslhalper
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearence: Pours a golden, straw color with a huge fomay white head. Leaves sheets of lacing. The carbonation is huge, but it moves so slowly it looks the beer is dusty.

Smell: Smell's crisp, clean, and fresh, with huge clove and fruit hints. A great smelling pilsener.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Tastes indcreibly complex for a pilsener. The most interesting tasting pils I've had to date, without sacrficing any crispness. Fruits and cloves and almost pepper are tasted. Feels smooth and crisp in the mouth.

Drinkability and Overall: This is a classic beer. I was lucky enough to find this, and I will hunt it down again. A challengly complex beer that may be harsh to the young palate. But to me, this beer is just about perfect. I'm gonna go kill the keg by myself (just kidding.. but I wish I could). Superb brew.

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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 seanote
4.59/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of malty
4.51/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a 0.3L HB tumbler. As brilliantly clear as a beer can get; pale golden yellow with a creamy, loose 1 1/2" head. Sparse visible uprising carbonation. Thick white rings of heavenly lace all the way down.

A few swirls of my tasting glass presents an ultra clean pale malted barley scent with a slightly sugary and faintly sour note. A lemony citrus rind rings true with an ever-so tempting CLEAN nose.

The flavors of this lager are very unique I must say. Very soft and faintly sweet clean malty goodness along with a cracker dry and clean hop counterpart. There's an unorthodox depth to this beer in that the flavors are clean, crisp and a bit muted right out of the gate. It's only after a couple seconds that the fullness of these delicate flavors emerge and blossom. There's no bite or edge to this beer at all. The quality really shines.

Mouthfeel is just as unique. The carbonation level seems to be a bit low at first. After a second or two, the ultra-fine bubbles awaken the dry and crisp flavorful finish. Soft and airy mouthfeel with a clean body that just a bit right of light bodied.

Drinkability is excellent. I'm sooo bummed I only have 1 longneck bottle - now it's gone. Session beer to the fullest. Food friendly too.

Overall a lager that I fell head-over-heels for. Such a soft and delicate beer with no sharp edges or bitter quirks at all. Quality, quality, quality reigns unrivaled in this German jewel. I want more now!!!

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

Kulmbacher Edelherb has a thick, fluffy, off-white head and a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, with minimal lacing. The aroma is full, bready, and sweet. Taste is of sweet, white bread, and cracker, and it has a pleasant hop bitterness across the mid and back sip. The mouthfeel is light to medium, and Kulmbacher Edelherb finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, delightful, and highly drinkable. If there are flaws with this, I’m unaware of them.

RJT

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Photo of Batts40
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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 evergreen_machine
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of south33
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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 BrewAskew
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours to a beautiful white head that lasts and laces well. Color is light yellow-gold. Aroma is fresh pilsner malt and grassy, floral hops. Flavor is a nice balance of light, sweet malts and soft hop flavor and bitterness. Very easy to quaff. Mouthfeel is on the heavy side but refreshing. Outstanding beer I will buy again.

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Photo of pioked
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Globetrotter
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes in a German standard brown half-liter bottle with foil around the neck and a silver and white label featuring the brewery's coat of arms. Purity law applies. Best before 1/14/05, I opened it on 6/5/04.

Pours a crystal clear gold under a two finger snow white head with lots of bubbles. The head settles slowly, leaving good lacing. There's a full good strong malt and crisp hops nose that doesn't wait for you to sniff it, but rather reaches out to you from quite a distance. The mouth is very prickly and fairly light. The taste opens with good sweet barley serving as an appropriate complement to a strong pilsner hoppy bite. The hops linger long after the liquid is gone, even making a wonderful resurgence of bitterness some 30 seconds later. This is a crisp thirst-quencher that simultaneously inspires even greater thirst. Good summer session beer.

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Photo of putnam
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have long been missing the aged 5-liter mini kegs of this beer that were closed-out by our local wholesaler in 2003. That was such a nutty, viscous study in light lager. I've never encountered anything quite like it.

This is like a young, vervy sporty version of that.

The tannins are more gripping, though they still conspire in an illusion of raw nutty wholesomeness. Pale yellow clear liquid. Bready moistness defines the texture -- an acheivement for a light lager I believe. Lagerbier is about balance of freshness-causing lemony lemoniness. Make no mistake: this is mega-brewed beer. Fabulous, mega, dirty nutshells, baked lemon peels, dry sugars. Wow. Nothing like it.

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Photo of Spikester
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear gold with a two fingered long lasting white head. Plentiful lacings all the way down the glass.
Other than a hint of skunk upon opening the bottle the aroma was floral hops and a whiff of citrus.
Taste is lemon citrus, grassy, some breadiness, and a smooth bitter dry finish from the hops. Not overly sweet.
Mouthfeel is just right for the style.
Drinkability is exceptional if you don't mind the $1.99 per 11.2 ounce bottle. Very nice smooth Pils.

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Photo of Wattstriker
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scoobybrew
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was poured from the bottle into a pilsner flute.

A - very clear light golden straw color with a decent head that settles into a chunky lacing

S - sweet honey-like malt with some grain-like character with a touch of hops

T - initially malty with a nice strong noble hop flavor and finish; decoction-like quality typical of a traditional German brauerei

M - light-medium body, moderate to high carbonation

D - This is a really good German pils and defines the style really well; it rivals some of my favorites in the German pils style

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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 ThirstyBird
4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle
Appearance is pale yellow with nice full head. The head falls slowly away to form a mottled skim coat.
Smell is bready malt flavors - the smell is delicate.
Taste is as it smells. The taste really is forward and there is a touch of hops at the finish.
Light/Medium body. A little oily and very slippery smooth. Nice carbonation level with fine bubbles.
Great drinking pils. Probably the best one I've had. I'm glad that I grabbed this one for my mix a six at Town Wine and Spirits!

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Photo of tugdriver7
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was surprised to find this at the infamous "Stateline." (What a selection!) Light amber color, rich head that disappated quickly, very mild hop smell and crisp, clean taste. Easily one of my favorite German pilseners. Excellent balance of rich malt flavor. Perhaps I can find a whole case.

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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 yen157
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured straw yellow with a big (vigorous pour), fine, whit head. A little minty in the nose. Pils malt lingers in the background. Light bready malt and slightly peppery, herbaceous hops. This is one gorgeous beer. Mouthfeel is damn perfect for a pils. I wish it was a little bit cheaper of a six pack, though.

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Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
3.79 out of 5 based on 248 ratings.
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