Bierkutscher Edel Pils
Privatbrauerei und Mineralbrunnenbetrieb H. Egerer

Bierkutscher Edel PilsBierkutscher Edel Pils
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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #479
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
80
Ranked #41,317
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 10.76%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
49
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Privatbrauerei und Mineralbrunnenbetrieb H. Egerer
 
Germany
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Year-round
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SCORE
80
Good
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 49
Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Crystal clear pale yellow gold body, with a moderate white cloudtop head, massive steeams of minute slow-rising bubbles. Thick, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls in an unbroken sheet.

Aroma: Bread dough-like aroma, a little less of the cracker malt I associate with this style. Leafy, grassy, and earthy hops all present, but in a restrained fashion.

Taste: Begins with cracker malt and white bread notes, Soon after, a flourish of hops presents, at first grassy, then with mild grapefruit rind, and some earthy character. Late in the taste, there is a moment of light caramel sweetness. The finish is just a bit dry, with a slight herbal and medicinal note.

Mouth feel: Rich and full, quite pleasant, soft to the touch, with a hint of stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A solid example of the style, not a beer I would associate with the winter season, but good, nonetheless.

Presentation: Packaged in a 500 ml, 16.9 ounce steel can, served in a standard Pilsener glass. Beer number eleven (December 11th) from the 2017 Costco Advent Beer Calendar.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Day 11 advent. 500 ml can poured into a pint glass. Clear pale yellow gold, active carbonation, fluffy sudsy head of three + fingers. The aroma is floral metallic notes. The taste follows suit and mixes in some breadieness. The huge carbo release at the pour does not leave much for the drink. Medium light feel. After the metallic notes fade, not bad.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straw body with fluffy creamy head, smells is like typical commercial pilsner malt, but taste is super malty and refreshing with a thin and dry, creamy bitter mouthfeel. Overall a pretty solid pilsner.

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Photo of Buck89
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from the Costco Advent box. Poured into an IPA glass out of laziness. Crystal-clear golden color with a large and dense white head. Great retention in the glass. Aromas of floral hops, crackery malt, and faint sulfur. Crisp tasting at first with faintly bitter floral notes. There was a grainy malt presence but it was washed away by a somewhat soapy and metallic finish. Decent feel but the finish blew it for me.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw with a finger of white head. Head retention is fair with good lacing left behind. Aroma is bread and pilsner malts, with skunk, dank, and resin hops. Flavor profile is skunk, dank, and resin hops throughout, giving it a slightly bitter bite. Bread and pilsner malts help form a small base. Mouth feel is crisp, and slightly filling with a medium thickness. Overall, a skunky, dank pilsner. It does have a bit of a bitter bite, which keeps it from being a pleasurable sipper.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Can. From Costco. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing Fix me Fix You. A bit of the usual soapyness in the egerer beers of costco's calendar. Flat, light, with grassy/leafy hops notes and an important bitterness

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from the can.

Appearance: Clear to hazy gold with medium bubbles. Head is quite thick coming off a white color settles slowly with sticky lacing.

Smell: like spoiled lemons, not the best of scents out there. You do smell hops of course but it's one of those walked into a brewery smells.

Taste: Sour and bitter brew. Tastes like lemon and flowers. Light thought not over powering taste which resembles a euro pale lager.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation. Not really sticky but thirst quenching.

Overal: Descent brew, but definitely not as good as the one I had last night. Came in an advent calendar sampler which I still haven't finished. Salud!

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Photo of txmilligan
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Got this out of the Beer Advent calendar for today. Poured up beautifully, a nice clear golden hue with a good, sturdy head. A very bright and fruity aroma, hints of fizziness. First drink was crisp and bold, clear malt taste. However, as I've noticed with beers from this brewery, there's a distinct bitter aftertaste that is metallic in nature. Undermines an otherwise enjoyable beer.

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Photo of josephandbrown
4.06/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoy a well done Pilsner. While it isn't exactly in season, I was still excited to see it when I opened the Day 11 door of the Brewer's Advent Calendar.

Bierkutscher Edel Pils poured with a rich, full, creamy head that was long lasting and left extensive lacing on my glass. It is incredibly clear; I think the term often used is "brilliant." It is also very light in color, possibly as low as a 2 or 1 on the SRM scale.

This pilsner is a delight, in flavor, smell, and look. It is a light grainy smell with some sweet undertones. There are clear hop aromas, though I'm not really familiar with them. Floral smells are typical of the style, but I don't quite detect that. Flavorwise, it is incredibly smooth and crisp. There is a malt forwardness with a nice, bitter hop afterbite. The lingering flavor is somewhat sweet and very, very lightly bready. The water used in this pilsner must be top quality, and some mineralness definitely comes through.

Overall, this is an excellent pilsner. I tend to prefer Czech Pilsners to German ones, but Bierkutscher Edel Pils will certainly have me rethinking that.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a golden color with a nice head. In the nose, you get some hops, but it is mostly in the mouth that you get the hop bitterness associated with a Pils. Not bad!

2017 Update: Ditto!

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Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can from the Costco Beer Advent Calendar stamped on the bottom of the can with a production date of July 2015 and a EXP(iration) date of Sept. 2016.

A solid German pilsner that seems to have more soft ripe fruit tones than average. Clean and refreshing with no major flaws. Lightly sweet up front and all the way into the finish, but slightly bitter aftertaste. Light hops with more subtle hints of roasted nuts and baked bread.

Appearance: clear golden body with lots of visible carbonation topped by a semi-durable white head that leaves spotty, sticky lacing.

Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Smooth. Semi-dry finish.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml can, day 14 of the 2015 Costco Beer Advent Calendar - so, by my count, H. Egerer has produced 10 out of 14 brews thus far - so much for variety, part vier.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with three zaftig fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some decent dissipating cloud lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of grainy, doughy pale malt, cooked lemon peel, a small petrol astringency, and leafy, earthy, and grassy noble hops. The taste is gritty, grainy pale malt, a bit of dry saltine cracker, testy lemon and red apple fruity notes, a still sort of acrid gasohol essence, and more zippy leafy, weedy, and grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its tickling and probing frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and plainly smooth, with a suggestion of some airy creaminess arising as things warm up a tad. It finishes barely off-dry, the graininess starting to lose some steam, while the subtle fruitiness and lingering hops shore up their game.

Overall, a decent version of the style, as the hallmarks, while not nailed, are at least addressed with some seriousness. Easy to drink, in that particular craft lager manner, i.e. you'll want more, but for some reason will feel fuller than you should. Anyone know why that is?

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Bierkutscher Edel Pils from Privatbrauerei und Mineralbrunnenbetrieb H. Egerer
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 49 ratings