Krombacher Pils
Krombacher Brauerei

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From:
Krombacher Brauerei
 
Germany
Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #512
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
78
Ranked #29,284
Avg:
3.42 | pDev: 16.37%
Ratings:
704
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 05, 2022
Added:
Sep 11, 2001
Wants:
  18
Gots:
  159
SCORE
78
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Krombacher PilsKrombacher Pils
Notes: Krombacher, situated in the beautiful hills of Westfalia, draws upon the local mountain spring water, soft and low in minerals, ideal for brewing a Pilsner style beer. Taste: a wonderful balance of hops and malt with a distinct crispness on the finish.

24 IBU
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3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Sigmund from Norway

Rerate, 330 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 4.8%. Golden colour, large white head. Sweetish aroma, notes of grassy and herbal hops. Slightly sweet flavour, fairly malty for a German pils, also a decent hoppy bitterness.

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3.69 by KT3418 from Colorado on Mar 27, 2022
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Kubishark from Maryland

One of the less impressive of the beers I've had in Germany. Not bad by any means, but not as good as many other options widely available.

Feb 05, 2022
 
3.8 by illtexzona from Illinois on Feb 01, 2022
 
3.76 by j0hnc2468 from New York on Jan 16, 2022
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3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - pretty standard looking pilsner. Bright golden clear color with clear bubbles
Smell - Grainy malt
Taste - easy going grainy taste
Feel - crisp light body
Overall - nice standard german pils

Dec 10, 2021
 
3.96 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON) on Nov 21, 2021
 
3.73 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin on Nov 04, 2021
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3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

Krombacher Pils bough a 4 packs for 7,99$

Look: Golden colours with bubbles going up. Lace of white head.

Smell: Sweet granny malt. Herbal hops.

Taste: Same as smell with a taste of hops. Very sweet, very light.

Feel: Light to medium body, light carbonation, easy drinking, sweet and smooth, goes down super easily

So overall would I recommend it ? Yes

Would I buy it again ? As a pilsner, yes but as a day to day beer no

Oct 20, 2021
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2.24/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Borzov1982 from Russian Federation

The beer has a sour taste, the type of hop that reminds me smell,and taste of lavender. In general, the taste is slightly saturated, I do not like this type of beer.

Oct 08, 2021
 
 
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3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

I got a 6 pack of 500ML cans of this stuff for cheap. I did not read the date on the bottom until I was intoxicated. I DRANK YEAR OLD BEER! I had the "runs" and stomach pressure. But the beer was oddly, refreshing, carbonated, and delightful. I will see if I can find a new current 6 pack of this stuff and give it another go. The one thing I did like was the packaging was like the Rosetta Stone, It had English French German Spanish Ukrainian Russian and Kyrgyzstan languages. I thought that was cool.

Sep 18, 2021
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

Straw colour, paler than a typical Czech golden pilsner, and also a bit hazy. Was not expecting the haziness and not sure what to make of it. Nice head that fades to thick lace rings. Biscuit malts on the nose, subtle hop undercurrent. The taste follows. Big biscuit malts, floral, spicy, and subtly earthy hops to balance it out on the dry side, as a pilsner should be. Quite smooth feel for a pilsner too. If this is a typical example of German pils as opposed to Czech pilsner, then I prefer the German stuff.

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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
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This isn't bad but I wouldn't buy it again. Mostly a flat malt taste. A bit hoppy but not overpowering. Not terrible, but nothing exciting.

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4.21/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

I actually liked this more than I had expected. It's a personal preference, of course, but I prefer a Pils that is rich in noble hops and has nice toasty malt also. Many of the "craft" pilsners are too fruity when it comes to the hop notes. When describing the style I prefer I would say: more herbal/floral, green flavors, not so much fruity.

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3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jkrich from Florida

Poured from a freshness dated 11.2 oz. bottle: bright and clear, golden hue with a quickly receding, foamy white head. It is good to see the imports arriving with freshness dates and brown glass.

Mild spicy aromas of European noble hops - somewhat typical for the style.

What really surprised and disappointed me was the noticeably sweet flavor profile for a German pilsner. There is also a slight, medicinal flavor as well. It reminds me of a poorly brewed, American-micro attempt at a pilsner. Yet there is a nice hop profile that does come through and the sweetness does abate after the lager warms in the glass. I have been very fortunate with the numerous German imports I have been quaffing lately; this broke that chain of good luck. Still, I could have done a lot worse. I also purchased a four-pack of Krombacher Hell. That should be interesting.

Feb 21, 2021
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3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a crystal clear, pale golden coloration with a medium, fluffy head. Smells of biscuity, slightly grainy malt and floral, grassy and herbal hops. Taste is a decent balance of biscuity, slightly grainy malt and floral, grassy and herbal hops, with just a hint of green apple and a certain mineral, almost metallic note coming through in the aftertaste. Finishes with a light/medium bitterness and some biscuity malt, grassy hops, green apple and a certain mineral note lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This makes for a not very enjoyable Fernsehpils that's a bit too sweet and not quite bitter enough for my personal taste, while also featuring some fairly mild, but still somewhat unpleasant tart green apple and mineral/metallic notes in the aftertaste, definitely getting a hint of acetaldehyde here. While there's a decent balance of sweet malt and bitter hops to this, it doesn't feel all that crisp and clean due to the unpleasant notes in the aftertaste.

Feb 12, 2021
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3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beertsipper from New York

Light gold in color. Soft, soapy extra white head. Nose is classic German hops, lemon zest, white pepper. Taste is bready, crackers, hoppy, malty. Everything you expect from a well constructed German pilsner. Mouthfeel is light, and finishes dry. With a good, crisp bite on the finish. At $5.99 a four pack of 500ml cans, this is a bargain. This beer would probably taste even better in the summer months.

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3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: some crisp, semi sharp hops, grains, citrus, light malts, clean finish. Ferment grain slight hop nose. Golden hue, clear, tall white head some stick lattice. Medium to med/light body. Some bite, pair well with Seafood. 24 IBUs

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4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

Pours a straw gold colour accompanied with a lovely thick head with good retention. Toasty, malt, cereal aroma and flavour. Light bitterness and carbonation. Pretty straight forward. Like this review. Very good.

Dec 19, 2020
 
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4.04/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by ATL6245 from Georgia

Appearance: Brilliant, clear straw gold. White frothy head with great retention. Slow rising bubbles.

Aroma: Light floral noble hops and grainy/cracker-like malt notes

Flavor & Aftertaste: Grainy & spicy. Restrained bitterness. Medium sweet.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied. Moderately carbonated. Medium length finish. Crisp & clean start to finish.

Overall: Typical German quality. Crystal clear, moderately carbonated. Accents noble hops. Easy to drink. Less bitter than most German Pils. Overall an easy drinking pilsner that should go with most foods. Great for sessioning .

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by rclangk from West Virginia

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Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
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