Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium PilsKulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils
BA SCORE
3.79/5
252 Ratings
Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium PilsKulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Globetrotter on 06-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,752
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
252
pDev:
11.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Photo of ryanmbolin
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really nice, refreshing pilsner.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spoony
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Beginner2
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing. But not particularly interesting either. I suspect "one and done." But a good summer beer you might try.
Looks are a bit paler than I like, although decent lace.
Smells are mostly malt; but I was expecting some regional herbs from Edel.
Got mostly malt in the Taste and the mild hop bitterness in each sip was appreciated.
Felt refreshing. Carbonation bringing that home, but it also got smoother as the bottle disappeared.
Decent with a light summer meal.

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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

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Kulmbacher Edelherb Premium Pils from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 252 ratings
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