Krombacher Pils | Krombacher Brauerei

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
564
Reviews:
167
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
16.42%
 
 
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Photo of Emoss9371
5/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of blues_fever
5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love me some German beers!

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Photo of Maceinyoface86
5/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of krombacher_fan
5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Krombacher is the greatest beer in the whole world. 100,000,000/5 stars

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Photo of Johncanadian
4.82/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am not in any association with krombacher but Best pils on the planet
Read the ingredients and the water they use.
Enough for me.... try it out

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Photo of mcthomas1
4.8/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of jontom
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good Brew. Delightful and enjoyable. Goes down smooth like any good German beer.

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Photo of Robertas
4.55/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dima_B
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Good beer, very easy drinking. Tap one is better than bottle/can

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Photo of Dmtfs7
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of Chris_Carl_Johnson
4.5/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is how a Pilsner should taste

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Photo of dtudoran
4.46/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and clean. Reminds me of Budweiser

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Photo of Lemreway16
4.38/5  rDev +28.4%
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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4.32/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
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 El-Heffe
4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
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 GrumpyGas
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great tall branded pilsner glass holds a 16 oz draft pour.
The straw colored body supports a 1/2 inch white head.
The odor and taste are a perfect balance of hop and malt with neither dominating.
medium carbonation gives a nice bite to the mouthfeel and makes for an active beer in this presentation.

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of nmoeschler
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a big tight head that stays around. Massive carbonation is streaming up with great vigour.

The aroma is a herbal hop smell typical of German pils. I detect mint and spring water in the smell.

The beer is highly drinkable. It tastes of noble hops and minerals with a mild but lingering bitter aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is like sparkling mineral water. Smooth but carbonated.

Overall, a mild but refined and delicious beer that would suffice as a standard example of a German pilsener. Very similar but not identical to Warsteiner and Bitburger.

My mark out of one hundred would be 87.

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Photo of Vyronian
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.21/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Valhalla.

1/2 liter in proper glassware. Clear body with a thick white head. Copious lacing. Bready aroma, lager yeast. Great flavor. Refreshing and quaffable. A delicious pilsner.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.17/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just picked this beer up at the downtown Spec's today and am hopeful that we will see some of the other offerings from this brewery. Let's give the Pils a shot here in "the States".

Appearance: Pours a very clear light golden color with a small 1/8" head of small white bubbles that didn't really stick around for all that long. Within about 40 seconds, the foam was a ring where the glass meets the beer, and is being maintained by quite a few bubbles rising. There is a little bit is wavy lacing left on the glass after drinking most of the beer.

Aroma: The initial aroma was nice for a Pilsner with malt being the predominant aspect with some sweet toasty notes, but the hos are definitely present here adding a clean floral complexity. In the very cold beer, there are no off aromas at all and it is getting more toasty as it sits.

Taste: The flavor is also very clean and malty with some hop presence in the initial part of the flavor profile adding some flowers and maybe a hint of grass, but the malt is in control of the rest of the beer. There are some bittering hops to balance the finish, but they don't control the finish. The overall mouthfeel is medium to light with plenty of carbonation for what this beer is. It is a tad watery on the palate, but it is just really clean.

Opinion: Well, I must say that I am enjoying this beer quite a bit. I personally like a Pilsner that is more like a Helles, so this one fits the bill nicely. That said, it is a bit light in the hop department for this style...but you expect that a bit since it is brewed more in the middle of the country than in the North where the beers are notably more hoppy. Either way, if you like Pilsners OR Helles, I would give this one a shot on a clean palate and I don't think that you will be disappointed.

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Photo of lawlmartz
4.17/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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