Brauherren Pils
Einbecker Brauhaus

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From:
Einbecker Brauhaus
 
Germany
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #445
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,410
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 14.85%
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
69
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 05, 2022
Added:
Feb 28, 2002
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  16
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: The perfect composition of the best hops and selected fine malts bring the classic bitter character of Einbecker Brewery Premium Pils to mature perfection. The classic from Einbeck is a pure delight, either freshly tapped in a glass or in its exclusive bottle.
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear, light golden color with a strong white head. SRM of 6.

Aroma: Moderate aromas upfront of flower and grassy hops. Some bread yeast followed by a light cracker sweetness through the end.

Flavor: Moderate flavors of flowery yeast for a second, then slightly earthy before following into a grain profile. Just like the nose, some sweet cracker lingers through middle for a slightly sweet finish.

Feel: Medium-bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Minimal bitterness.

Compared to Jever Pils 8/5/22: Pours a similar color. Stronger aromas. More sweet cracker malt. Less dry yeast. Leans sweeter.

Overall: A very flavorful German Pilsner here. This one has a nice balanced hop and malt profile. Leans slightly sweet with a cracker malt sweetness. Appropriate in all aspects for the German Pils style. Sort of reminds me of Ayinger. Definitely worth picking up and will try to again. (Rating:
Aug 05, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
1.5 x 0.33 L Bottles
Consumed: 22 july, 2022
Glass: 0.5L Pokal
Temp at Pour: 52.1 F


Look:
Clear straw yellow. Initial 3-finger rocky white head dissipates to a very thin but consistent cover. Nice lattice-like lacing is left along the glass.

Smell:
Light biscuit dough and soda crackers with a noticeable lemon note. Scents of cut grass. There is a tinge of sulphur that fades quickly.

Taste:
Follows the nose for the most part. There are mineral notes present, especially the sulphur that can be detected in the nose. Bitterness is mild but noticeable and enough to more than balance out any sweetness from the malts. The sip finishes fairly dry with that aforementioned mild bitterness.

Feel:
Crisp and clean with that nicely dry finish. Body is light.

Overall:
A refreshing and thirst-quenching brew. The more that I drink this beer, the more that I like it. This is a solid German Pilsner that ticks all of the boxes of that style. I look forward to having more.
Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can from OEC.

Crystal clear straw yellow with a dense white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is a blend of soft honey, dough, a little bit of straw and cereal worth mild hops. Not as fresh and vibrant as I recall. The palate opens crisp, clean and a little doughy with a mildly cheesy hop character. Floral, lemony, clean. Drying, slightly watery finish. Solid.
Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Crystal clear, light golden color with 2-3 fingers of fluff that dissipates into thinly laced archipelagos of bubbles and foam. Smell of fresh cut grass and overripe banana. Taste follows but is a bit subdued on the hops that should be more up-front in pilsners. The mouthfeel is the clear winner here as this beer goes down extremely smooth and easy. Great pilsner, but not in my top tier.
Jan 23, 2022
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours the color of light straw/gold (SRM 2-3) and is gem clear. A fluffy, stark white head seems to be eternal, eventually settling at one eights of any inch and turning translucent. Spotty archipelagos of lace form on the inside of a Pretentious Beer Glass Company American Lager glass.

The aroma opens with crisp, strong grains and biscuitty water crackers. A quick whiff of light skunkiness fades to sulphur and disappears.

Bitterness is light to moderate and measurably more than the sweetness. The flavors basically follow the nose, with grain being prominent among an otherwise mild beer. The finish is moderate in length and strength.

Alcohol is imperceptible in this medium to light bodied beer. Carbonation is light and it is fairly dry.

This is a decent lawnmower beer and I found it to be more interesting than expected. While is it easy to drink, it is less refreshing than hoped.
Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Oct 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.53 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Jul 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Jun 26, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle. No easily discerned dating.
Clear straw colored body. One finger of tight bubble head. Entertaining rising bubble show. Leaves some layers of lacing.
Aroma has lemon and straw, and a little ginger.
Taste is grassy, with some light bitterness.
Clean, medium mouth feel. Soft texture. Very good carbonation.
Good balance between the sweet and the bitter. The dryness at the end of each sip calls for another.
Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.81 by brutalist from Pennsylvania

May 12, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a crystal clear straw yellow, big 2" fluffy white head, nice lacing. Nose is a pleasant mix of grain, lemon, a mild hops; very light sweet aromas and some grassiness. Taste starts a bit metallic, but as it comes up to temp, things get grainier and grassier, all while maintaining solid bitterness. Finish is pretty dry as well. Mouthfeel is crisp, very refreshing. Highly enjoyable.
May 04, 2021
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Reviewed by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Production code: L 140908:12 (what the fuck this means I have no clue)

L: Pours a pale straw color with excellent clarity ( a bit of hop particulate can bee seen floating in the matrix when held up to a light source). A nice high, slow pour gives a fine, white three fingers head. The retention on this one is pretty good. The head slowly falls to a nice 5 mm head that is retained leaving a nice webbed and ringed lacing as the beer recedes in the glass.

S: The nose is dominated by fresh cut alfalfa and noble hop spiciness with floral notes and a light citrus character. Also getting earthy notes along with some grainy and subtle bread crust malt character. The nose is very pungent on this one.

T: The palate is malt forward presenting nice notes of honey sweet bread crust and grainy malt mixing with fresh cut alfalfa as it moves into the mid palate. Mid palate the grassiness dominates with a hint of earth and lemon. On the back end I get a few floral notes, but the citrus takes over with a prominent note of lemon flowing into the finish where it mixes with a light earthy spiciness that lends a nice gentle bitterness that perfectly balances out the sweetness from the front and mid palates.

F: Light bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is a bit soft on first blush but quickly transitions to crisp and clean with a nice dry finish.

O: What we have here is a German pils that ticks all the boxes and is a classic example of the style. Highly recommended! If you are into German pils, you can't go wrong here.
Mar 16, 2021
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Rated by Nass from Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
The pour is clear yellow. The taste is grassy, herbal, & earthy. Cheers! B-
Jan 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.59 by brother_rebus from Maine

Oct 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.22 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Can reads 'L 140 9' (presumably canned on 5/20/19)

Pours a crystal-clear pale straw body capped with around 3 fingers of pillowy, soapy foam; solid head retention leaves a slight, frothy cap/collar along with a moderate layering of ringed/webby lacing.

Aroma starts with a touch of honeyed grain into dirt and a stiff crisp straw note; floral hops accentuate the back end of the bouquet as a peak of sweet bready malt closes things out.

Taste features a modest array of straw and with a soft backing of honeyed malt sweetness upfront, then advances to herbal hop touches, distinctly earthy and floral (highlighting sunflower in particular) on the back half of the profile.

Mouthfeel brings a light body, taut and crisp, with a carbonation on the higher end of medium; a well-timed prickle into the back end of the palate leads into a touch of hoppy bitterness on a flattening, thinning finish.

A very standard offering in the traditional German pilsner vein, with the sweeter malt and herbal hops offering a nice contrast and just enough activity for the palate, though ultimately the beer's biggest successes lie more in its pleasant composition and supreme quenchability.
May 14, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.48/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a clear golden yellow color, with a slowly-poured fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like spicy hops, light bready malt, and floral hops.

This is nice stuff. Having it canned by B United definitely seems to help it rating higher for me personally than the ratings here - it's got a nice spicy and firm hop character to it. There's a touch of (just slightly) sweet bready malt - in a perfect world, I'd want that dialed back a little bit.

The body is super soft here, with an almost silky smooth mouthfeel to it, and just a hint of lingering bitterness on the back end. It's really, really drinkable.

I wish I had ordered more of these - this is definitely excellent. That slight elevated sweetness keeps it from being god-tier.
Apr 28, 2020
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Rated by pkalix from California

4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
excellent for its style in class! kind of a funky hop after-taste but all-around pils by style
Mar 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.07 by PhillyStyle from Georgia

Feb 27, 2020
 
Rated: 2.59 by nbc8888

Feb 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.08 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Feb 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.6 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jan 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.58 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Dec 29, 2019
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a pale yellow with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly. Nose was faint of cereal and malt. Taste followed the nose with a bit of hop bitterness on the finish. Moderate light body and moderate carbonation. Rather unremarkable.
Dec 23, 2019
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz unfiltered and unpastuerized version on draft advertised "delivered overseas in 100% temperature controlled shipping, this is German Pilsner beer at its finest and freshest."

Slightly cloudy, straw-yellow body with active rising bubbles floats a proud 1in head of tight white bubbles that settles to a persistent 1/16in cap and leaves artistic lacing.

Cereal aromas with a hint of spice blend into the flavor seemlessly.

Mouthfeel is light with no hop, or carbonation bite. Crisp and clean.

Overall this clearly beats the skunk out of a green bottle.
Sep 19, 2019
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
11.2oz can with a code of L 140 9 (May 20, 2019?) - opened on 8-18-19.
1"+ white head on a clear, clean straw golden pilsner. Long lasting head and fresh, foamy lacing.
Floral and grassy hops with a hint of bready pilsner malt. Nice noble nose.
Sweetish malt and a hint of spicy hops. Mild in flavor.
Light body and medium carbonation. Would like crisper, hoppier, and slightly more carbonation for the style.
Drinkability is high.
Good.
Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the can, it pours a clear golden color with a modest white head, which eventually diminishes to a robust ring and leaves lacing. In the nose, a touch of hops. In the mouth, nicely hoppy and light malt. Nice!
Jul 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jul 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jun 01, 2019
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
11.2 oz. Can

Funny story: I live in Keene, NH and Einbeck Germany is our sister city....o.k maybe not funny.

Clear golden color, Mild carbonation, white foam, classic thin coverage, but constant. Mild lacing.

Honey soaked fresh bready malt flavor, light but smooth feel and flavor. Mild herbs and spices, old world, grassy and herbal hop kick that is pretty much spot on style.
May 15, 2019
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A little hazy for a Pilsner. Slight skunk from the green bottle, otherwise Pilsner malt and some floral hops on the nose. Taste is what you should expect from a Pilsner. (German Pilsner) a little malt upfron with a strong noble hop finish. The green bottles are a problem though.
Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is cereal, grain, and grass...and a touch of skunk Light bodied, sweet, with moderate carbonation. Makes for an above average, tasty sesionable German pils. I prefer others in the style, but this is worth a shot.
Jan 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.46 by bottmfeedr from Texas

Nov 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by BEERMILER12 from Maine

Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Oct 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.76 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Sep 05, 2018
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Rated by G-Style from New York

2.55/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Not your usual pils. Less malty which I like. Not very yeasty or hoppy. A very different flavor. Not my cup of tea but it is worth try.
Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A buddy of mine stopped by the other day to lay a few of his odds & sods on me and this was among them. I am always willing to give a new Pils a whirl, even if it is a GER Pils.

From the bottle: "Seit (since) 1378".

I Pop!ped the cap on this .33L bottle & began a gentle pour into my awaiting Pilsner glass. Once a sufficient amount had been decanted, an in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of soapy, foamy, bone-white head with modest retention. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a grassy, slightly skunky Noble hops quality. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, kind of watery. The taste was a bit sweet with a breadiness from the malt to go along with the grass & hay flavors of the hops. Finish was semi-sweet, a bit sweeter than I would prefer from the style, but still a pleasant drink.

A recent beer run (or two) unearthed this beer in a CAN! The CANQuest (tm) rejoiced at such a find & so I snapped it up. Today is Sa, 23 May 2020 in the midst of Memorial Day weekend & I am staying home & drinking beer.

From the CAN: "Seit (Since 1378)"; "A Traditional Northern German Pilsner from the historic beer city of Einbeck!"; "Straw-colored, with an abundant white head and classic, crisp Pils flavor. This beer is refreshing and sessionable. The Brauherren Pils invites you with aromas of ginger, lemon and straw while on the palate the light body leads to a restrained and pleasant bitterness that lasts through the clean finish. Brewed with Herkules and Magnum noble hops. Enjoy this classic German Pils from Einbecker, brewing since 1378!"

I Crack!ed open the vent on this wee 330-ml CAN & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting Pilsner glass. It foamed beautifully to form two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, foamy, bone-white head with very good retention. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was interesting in that I certainly got lemon and straw, what I usually refer to as "lemongrass". This time, however, I got ginger & realized that I have smelled it in other Pilsners & simply glossed over it! One to add to my bag o' tricks/repertoire. Mouthfeel was thin to medium, about the standard for this style. The taste was REALLY lemony and quite bready & I thought of lemon biscotti or lemon cake, especially the really good ones with poppy seeds. Mmm. Finish was semi-dry, slightly spicy & eminently drinkable. Head & shoulders above what I had from a Bottle. YMMV.

CAN wins! CAN wins!
Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a green 11.2 oz. bottle. Has pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, grassy, a bit skunky, damn green bottle.Taste is grains, lemons, malts, a bit grassy, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
May 24, 2017
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Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 156 ratings