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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28
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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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Photo of dsshuck
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 mcrawford
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L: Straw golden color with a fizzy white head and nice lacing

S: Some corn, malt and grain some skunky hops.

T: Light malt, a grainy corny taste some skunky hops.

F: Light and Crisp, with fairly high carbonation.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into lager glass.
Pours clear golden with nice white head, good retention.
Smell - malty, sulphuric notes, honey hues, noble grassy hops.
Taste - clean malty, peppery ang grassy hops.
Light body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NightINgale
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tedvr
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kniles38
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sellen
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12pz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: Bright golden color with perfect clarity. Huge Rocky white head retains with the best of them. Clumpy and foamy lacing.

S: Sweet Pilsner malt, dough, toasty grain. Green grass, grape leaves, and spicy herbs.

T: Sweet pilsner malt And a good dose of toasty grain. Some match strike sulfur. Sharp peppery and herbal hop bitterness. Grass clippings. Clean. Mild lemon zest. Earthy/herbal and bitter hop finish.

M: Light in body with softer malt textures. Crisply carbonated.

O: A very good German Pilsner. Hits all the marks for the style. The hop bitterness is ample and at the stronger end of the spectrum for the style. Crisp, clean, drinkable, nice.

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

Photo of Oleg85
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled July 2015.
L: Pours clear golden with a lot of small rising bubbles. Thick white head 3 fingers tall.
S: Slight sweet smell with a bit of hops.
T: Tastes also sweet. I found some malts tasting like dough or bread. Slight bitternes.
F: Very light bodied, watery, good carbonation.
O: This is not what i like in beers. It fits company drinking but do not worth it.

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Photo of duffgardens
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zmeik
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

it seems the czech style pils is a lot more in vogue among american breweries these days, and has really jumped out in from of the german ones in popularity and availability, so its nice to see a tasty german one on tap. count on jakes in littleton for tasty beers not available real widely. super clear in color, brightly carbonated, sunny yellow in color with a tall and lasting pure white head easily an inch high. it smells and tastes a lot more fresh than a lot of these usually do, maybe thats a keg next to a green bottle thing, but this lacks any oxidation, skunk, or staleness that has steered me away from a lot of the imported lighter beers. i was very surprised by how hoppy this seems to be as well, a leafy bitter vegetal thing going on, short of floral but quite alive. i do not recall quite this level of hops in other german examples of the style, but it makes this unique in its class. its also really smooth with a little more body than others, despite its low abv, just a genuinely satisfying beer by all counts. these are the kind of lagers i like to drink, and id love to see more of this stuff around. close enough to the norms to be old worldy and traditional, but distinct enough to stand out from the crowd. i need this one by the gallon.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty classic pils - arguably premium, even. Pretty perfect choice for a beer on what could end up the hottest day of the year.

A - 330ml to a pint glass. Standard translucent dark golden-yella beer. White head starts at a couple fingers, ends as a thick ring, leaves some decent lace splotches.

S - Big on grains with a lil bit of skunk. Bread crust, bit o herbal hop, some light fruity apple tones. Pretty standard, nothing too remarkable but pretty clean with decent strength.

T - More satisfying here with a definite lemon/spicy Noble hop presence coming through. Light but noticeable hoppage. Solid bread/grains. No skunk here either.

M - Pretty decent feel, smooth and non-watery. Kinda big foamy carbonation but it's kept in check. In true pils form, all-too-easy drinking.

O - Overall it's a nice no-frills pils. Not super clean/fresh, not going for hoppy. Kind of a middle of the road beer, not something I'd particularly reach for but nice to have around.

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Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of monk2021
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a clear straw-golden with a medium-big,foamy, white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-lemon,lime,spices,grass,sulfur
T:
-sweet malt,lemon zest,grass,spices
-elevated bitterniss for a Pilsner
-dry finish
F:
-medium carbonation,light-medium body
-feels slightly creamy
O:
-Great Pilsner

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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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