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:
562
Reviews:
166
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
16.47%
 
 
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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very slightly hazy yellow body with light head. The scent is sharp in some noble hop and boozy-malt character. The taste is very crisp from the hops, and provides a nice delicate finish, but nothing like other German pilseners can achieve. Pretty good, I like it.

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Photo of Dunkelnacht
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drmeto
2.86/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-heavy on honey,lemon,spicy,grassy
T:
-Follows the nose with a clean finish
-no bitterniss whatsoever
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light body
O:
Pleasant Malt base, but way too mild for a Pilsener.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours (from 500mL can) an ever-so-slightly chill-hazed transparent gold, capped with decent (albeit quick receding head) that leaves lots of lacing.

Smell is classic pils: herbal, slightly spicy, bready, doughy, yeasty, biscuit/cracker. Slight vegetal funk. Taste is much the same: initial decent fruitiness, then rather crisp, clean--slight bittering hops, vegetal, herbal. Faint peppery spice and lots of bready, doughy pale malt. Good low-moderate carbonation, nice body. Slightly drying, yeasty finish.

This is kind of a standard-bearer pilsner for me: it's not setting the world on fire, but it's a nice demonstration of the style: crisp, clean, really refreshing and likeable--subtle, and yet (when you pay attention) there's a decent amount going on. Krombacher makes the only non-alcoholic beer I can stomach; it's not surprising that when they're given free reign, the results are even better.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Mild yellow pour with lots of clarity yields a white head with a grip of carbonation to boot. Aroma was mild grains.

Taste was decent noble hops, high carbonation on the mouthfeel, watery and mild overall. Go for the grains if you want this one. Let it open up a little if the high carbonation is too obnoxious and you want a milder experience.

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Photo of GSS
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 DMcGirr
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of staubot
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good head and colour, smooth carbonated feel goes down easy. Sent and taste of hops and hint of malt mild bitter aftertaste is good

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Photo of jtaylord
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kiro
3.09/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJSJr
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matuto
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle (exp. 06/05/2016, bottled 06/05/2015), in a pilsner glass. Golden color. Lots of white and dense foam, with medium retention. Sweet, but has a little bitterness on aftertaste. Some grassy hops on nose, that get weaker on taste. Light body. Not very crispy. I got some feel of soap on mouth at a moment, so that I wouldn't have another of this.

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Photo of Eman17
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brokenlaunchpad
2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SCproUA
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bier ist nicht sehr angenehm, mittelmäßig. Nichts Besonderes ist nicht zu sehen. Der Geruch nicht machen viel Eindruck. In herkömmlichen Farb Pils. Probieren Sie gewöhnliche, steht nichts aus.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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 renatopi
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of torwart94
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Krombacher Pils from Krombacher Brauerei
3.4 out of 5 based on 562 ratings.
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