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Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei
Germany
krombacher.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-11-2001

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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Photo of El-Heffe
4.3/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have read the top rated pilsners in America. Rankings putting American craft brews as the best.
Simply absurd. For some reason, America cannot brew a decent true Pilsen.
This is world class. It sits on the tongue just right for a pilsner. Some golden midranged sweetness, subtle just right tang and some bitterness at the end with a hint of sour. But overall golden warmth of summertime, refreshing and clean. Great beer with food or as a session beer. I like to have one strong ipa, A belgian ale or a dunkel weiss and then switch to this for the rest of the night. Not too strong but gets the job done and not so sugary. Does not make you feel like crap the next day like drinking too many high calorie double ipa's

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Photo of bwood06
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I approached this beer on a very hot day that found me wanting a very light beer to cool off a bit, so when I saw this on the menu I had to get it. This German Pilsener features a very bright, white head that is frothy in appearance and dissipates nice and slowly to a whispy lacing. The beer itself is straw in color, bordering on light golden, and clear with moderate carbonation readily visible in the form of small bubbles rising quickly toward the surface. 4/5 The aroma is very simple but appealing with notes of buttered white bread, black pepper, lemon, cracker, and a very clean smelling ho profile. Definitely typical of the german pilsener style here. The aroma is not overly strong but the notes listed above are easily noticeable. 3.5/5 On the tongue, a very light caramel sweetness comes out right away but the beer quickly transitions away from this in favor of a grainy sweetness along with buttered white bread and cracker really coming out. This graininess also quickly goes away with the hops taking over the remainder of the flavor profile. Peppery spiciness, lemon, and grass all form a significant hop bill that is very clean and refreshing. There is some bitterness but not a crazy amount, with just a bit lingering upon swallowing. 3.75/5 Very light and crisp mouthfeel that features a light carbonation burn up front that goes away rather quickly. Almost a bit watery at times unfortunately. Moderate dryness with a bit of dryness lingering after swallowing. 3.25/5 Simple and flavorful, this beer is very refreshing. Hop forward and somewhat dry, typical of the german pilsener style. This one fits the bill nicely on hot days. 3.5/5

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Photo of JohnCassillo
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thought this was a pretty good German pilsner. Pours a bright yellow with a decent foam head. Aroma was a subtle citrus, while taste balanced hops and malt characteristics quite well. Nothing overwhelming in terms of flavor or character. Just a well-executed pils that you could easily drink while still getting a rewarding experience.

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Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
4.3/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this German beer at the suggestion of the store owner. I explained to him that I prefer a more "Octoberfest" type of beer. (I do not care, much, for hops. Most beers today have WAY TOO MUCH hops for my taste) He thought this beer would be one I would like. He was right. There is no heaviness to this beer. It is easy on the taste, with a fair hops taste, but without the overpowering hops presence. The hops was bitter, but not too much.

A lot of beers I have tried that overdo the hops have a sour aftertaste. Not this one. It is hops bitterness with flavor, not with sour. I drink straight from the bottle, so I can not tell you whether the foam was laced, crocheted or otherwise. Who the hell cares any way? You are drinking the beer, not wearing it.

I can see drinking this beer on a hot summer day and reaching for another one. It has a balanced taste and a good flavor. It does not overpower your tongue with any "lemon" or "citrus" or "bread", my gosh guys, it is a beer, not a quiche. It has a good taste and I enjoyed drinking it, hops and all.

6/20/2016 - Georgia's ancient laws that allow local distributors to decide what they will sell you are insane. Can I get any Krombacher in GA?? Nope, the local distrib. has decided not to carry it. Thanks. But, I did get some in Illinois and carried it home (remember Coors Beer being brought to any home, east of the Miss. River, from Colorado in the 1970's - that is how old GA's stupid laws are) to enjoy. Yum. I noticed the flavor was more hoppy than I care for, but not too hoppy as not to like it. It has the hoppy (think warm beer that you left on the back porch for several hours last Saturday and then tried to drink it) taste, but NOT TOO MUCH (wake up USA crafters, you dont need 75 lb bags of hops in each 12 oz bottle). I enjoyed it very much!!!

Thanks Krombacher for brewing a great beer, hops and all, and brewing it as a beer should be brewed and not as the silly USA crafters think something should be brewed according to the most recent and emotional thoughts on beer. This is a good beer, with no "floral" or "spice" or any of that goofy crap. This is a great German beer with no apologies to me or anyone else for its taste. Yum!! GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Photo of Lemreway16
4.38/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

German beers consistently are in the top league of beer and this now international brew is one of the better examples. Full of flavour, refreshing and quality. As with any proper beer the difference in taste between bottled and canned is considerable and personally I only take the bottled version.

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Photo of absolutbc2001
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Exactly what i needed. Never had this before but tasted exactly like i wanted it to. Good grassy taste. Looks like im drinking coors light. I thought this was amazing but i was in the mood for a no frills pils...

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Photo of oberon
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pilsner a light golden with a decent sized rocky white head that was gone pretty quickly.The nose is very clean...too clean,a bit of toasted grain and faint hint of iron and that's about it.Mild flavors of toasted bread and that iron note,light sweetness in the finish.Eh I wanted something I could drink while grillin in the heat,I could have done better.

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Photo of cam477
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of markallmon
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Satyr179
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of R_Kole
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Emoss9371
5/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a lager glass. Slightly dark golden, with about a 1/2 inch of head. Left a fairly substantial ring, some lacing.

Nose is typical pilsner - bitter hops, light malts. Nothing distinguishable.

A surprisingly malty pilsner, with notes of honey. Finishes with leafy hop bitterness, but not nearly as much as I'd expected. Almost pushing into blonde territory.

Lower carbonation, slightly creamy. Smooth.

Not bad, very knock-backable. Nothing special, however, and not one I'll actively seek out again.

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Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Publican in Chicago. Pours brilliant straw gold under a 1” white foam cap. Malty with a spicy hop nose. Light malts lead the attack with a spicy bitter hop finish. Creamy, clean and crisp with medium light gody and medium high carbonation. A good but not great German Pilsener.

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Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of vsls
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of awalsh
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of June 2012.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear light-gold colour with good carbonation and the odd speck of sediment floating around. Produces a large head of brilliant white foam with a fine texture; this lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of light grainy malt with overtones of noble hops - leafy and bitter. A faint whiff of alcohol in the background.

Tastes of light malt with a crisp bitterness. Notes of grain and leafy noble hops. A background hint of spice, stewed hops and solvent. Mouthfeel is tingly and dry. Aftertaste of faint malt and bitter hops.

A decent pilsner; crisp and refreshing with a hoppy bite. Slides down nicely - I could imagine sinking a few steins of this.

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Photo of Robertas
4.55/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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