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Veldensteiner Premium Pils | Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

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Brewed by:
Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by horndecker on 02-03-2005

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Photo of atlason
4.54/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Highly unusual and big pilsner.

Pours a gold color with voluminous head with decent retention. Some lacing.

Nose is toasted malt with subtle noble hops. Very impressive smell.

Taste is a fresh deep malty and fruity flavor. Very strong taste for a pils.

Aftertaste of medium length very consistent with main flavor.

Overall a very nice pilsner if a bit unusual for the style.

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Photo of goblueram
4.12/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Bierfreund
4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into glass mug, colour is very light. The white head is 3 fingers high, disappears after 5 minutes. Slight lacing.

Fruity nose - smells almost lemony!

Mouthfeel: crisp, but not too much carbonation.

Taste: alcohol tingle on front of tongue, hoppy aftertaste lingers on the back of my throat.

What is left of the head turns into thick foamy chunks! I have never seen that before in another beer. Very interesting! Tasty!

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Urk1127
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear deep gold. White head then it's gone. Smell of herbal hops. Cracker.the taste is the same as the smell. Heavy carbonation, but lighter in character.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

sort of surprised about this average. a fantastically easy drink with some degenerated but still characteristic hopping. this is an old bottle. and a pilsner in this form of resealable bottlea isn't to be kept for long. but none the least aged true to form to something quite nice.

pour is golden clear with some bubbles coming up but i would expect more. the nose is like almost a keller but leaner. this is a very old bottle. oolong tea note with a honey pollen floral note. palate is subtle hints of nuttiness... it still drops off like it should. but with a nice and delicate fruity beginning. very nice and delicate floral beautiful. with a toasty hint of biscuit and bark earth. all the qualities are there. but very subtle therefore extremely quick going down.

i will look for this one fresh in germany.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I dig the flip top bottles. This automatically earns cool points for that.
This strikes me as a better Heineken; it lacks any of that skunky quality- bittersweet and dry with a soft mouthfeel that turns into that tangy, bitter finish which dries up well. Very easy to drink; has a simple flavor profile but has enough going on to keep it from being too boring.
Pretty inexpensive, too. Not too shabby on the whole.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Quite an unusual Pils, really good but keeping the style in mind, I must be more critical.

appearance; pale and crytal clear yellow. A nice white head in the pour but quickly dissipates. Some pretty lacing and film remains on the surface of the beer throughout the drink.

smell; Bock-like malt odor and citrusy hops. The hops are a little off for the style but complement the sweeter than usual malts.

taste; sharp and bitter hops upfront, the malts keep it from getting to be overwhelming. Finishes with an hop citrus rind bitterness, very blunt but without leaving much of an aftertaste.

mouthfeel; a lot going on here, tight and intense carbonation with a creamy fell, special feature of many beers from this brewery.

drinkability; very crisp and refreshing, if not a bit to heavy.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Veldensteiner Premium Pils a couple days ago for $3.99 at The Lager Mill. I don't have much experience with German Pilsener's, so I thought I should try an authentic German one to get a good feel for this style, so lets see how it goes. No visible freshness date. Poured from a brown flip top 22oz bottle into a Pilsener glass.

A- The label looks good and is typical for most beers coming out of Germany. It poured a nice and clear golden yellow color with three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left a little lacing. It looks just like how a Pilsener should.

S- This beer has a good Pilsener aroma. It starts off with some very lightly toasted pale malts that have a medium amount of sweetness to them and impart a nice bready, grainy, and slightly yeasty aroma. The hops stick out nicely and impart a nice grassy and earthy aroma. This is a pretty simple and straightforward smelling Pilsener.

T- The taste of this beer follows the nose very nicely. The flavor starts out with a large amount of lightly toasted pale malts that impart a nice doughy and grainy taste that makes for a pretty good base for this beer and it has a low amount of sweetness. After that comes the hops which are lighter then I was expecting but still impart a good amount of earthy and grassy flavors. The finish is smooth with a low amount of bitterness and it had a nice grainy and doughy aftertaste that really stays in the mouth. The flavor was pretty good and all about the balance between malts and hops.

M- Very smooth, crisp, somewhat dry, on the light side of being medium bodied, and it had a high amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was spot on for a Pilsener.

Overall I thought that this was a pretty good German Pilsener that was very smooth, clean, and refreshing. After trying this beer it seems like German Pilsener's are all about the balance of hops and malts aren't nearly as hoppy or bitter as it's American counterpart which are flavorful but what it lacks in flavor it makes up for in mouthfeel and drinkability. This beer had great drinkability, it went down very smooth, was refreshing, and it wasn't too filling which made for a better pairing with dinner then an American Pilsener, I could drink three or four of these, it makes for a very sessionable beer. What I liked most about this beer was the drinkability, it went down very smooth, the mouthfeel and appearance are also pretty good. What I liked least about this beer wasn't much but I thought it could use a little more hop flavor while still keeping the same amount of bitterness. I would buy this beer again when looking for a nice Pilsener to go with dinner, it paired with some sausage and sauerkraut nicely. I recommend giving this beer a try, if your looking for hoppy go for an American Pilsener, if your looking for balance and drinkability go with this German Pilsener. I was expecting this beer and style to pretty similar to the American Pilsener and I was surprised to find that these two styles are very different and I like that. This beer made for a good first impression for Veldensteiner and may have peaked an interest for me in this style, this was a good and sessionable beer, I am down to see what else this brewery has to offer.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml flip-top bottle consumed in Nurnberg, on to the beer:

It's a pale gold color with a clean body, a soapy yet fluffy head, and stringy lace clinging around the glass. The nose of grass and hay are nice, though are mannered in a mild intensity. The bite of fresh grass hits the palate first, which then gives the opportunity for a green apple note to kiss. A touch of citrus and hint of vague vegetables rounds the taste. The body is light-medium, closer to medium, with gentle crispness, finishing out this good pilsner.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass

Poured a nice frothy two finger foam cap that settled down with considerable lacings on the glass. Deep golden color with tiny bubbles.

Faint sweet aroma, almost like honey.

Nice , light mouth feel. Clean taste with a hint of sweetness. Mild hop and malt taste. Pleasant beer , very drinkable and refreshing. Would have again but wouldn't go far out of my way to buy just one. Good beer for the price.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of a tasting at Slinky's in Baton Rouge a few nights ago... I actually scored all 5 categories on my notes, so I'm not just going from memory here!

It's a pale yellow color, pretty decent white head, but really an average looking beer.

The smell is a lot sweeter than one would expect for Pilsner, strong malts and not a lot of hops. Weird, but I like it.

The taste is more balanced, the pilsner hops are there in more force and it's not as unusually sweet.

Decent mouthfeel, crisp and easy to drink... an unusual but good pilsner.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMD
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy yellow with peachy tones. Active carbonation, and a small head that dissipates quickly.

S: Light fruity aroma, with hints of apple and light honey.

T: Crisp and clean flavor. Apple and light grain, with a mild hop bite.

M: Light bodied, moderately carbonated. Appropriate for the style

O: Overall this is a good pilsner from Germany. Not as hoppy as many of the American interpretations but still and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patra7
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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