Dresdner Felsenkeller Pilsner

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German Pilsner
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1.99 | pDev: 12.56%
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2.36/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a fan of the style but not terrible for a lager
Especially in the UK in a way to stop the fighting for the independent beers and I will be forced into the safe side

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1.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

4.80% ABV per the label. .5L brown glass bottle with cola-esque plastic screw-top acquired at a local Lidl market and served cold into a Berliner Kindl Weiss glass in me friend's gaff in Berlin, Germany. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the price point and presentation. Reviewed as a pilsner. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Head recedes inside 5 seconds, leaving no lacing and no opportunity to note the head's characteristics.

BODY: Translucent transparent dark copper of below average vibrance. Appears undercarbonated. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Not unique or special. A subpar appearance for a pilsner.

AROMA: Muted pilsner malts, unbecoming malty sweetness, and barley. I think I find corn adjunct as well? No hop character, alcohol, or yeast character is detectable. No off-notes.

It's inoffensive but problematic - definitely too sweet. Mild in terms of strength. I can't say I'm looking forward to trying it.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, overcarbonated. Not real approachable for a pilsner. Medium-bodied. Too thick, hefty, and weighty on the palate for a pilsner. Unrefreshing. Overall presence on the palate is subpar.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, or rough.

TASTE: Muted pilsner malts. Barley. Unbecoming malty sweetness. Simple, weak, and imbalanced. Shallow depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour. Build is generally cohesive, I guess, but this isn't a gestalt beer by any means. Lacks intricacy, subtlety, and nuance. I can't say I like it per se. It's rudimentary, and lacks the fresh evocative pilsner malts of a good pils.

OVERALL: Not a terrible budget beer, but definitely not a beer I'd get again. It's okay for its price point, but to be honest it's pretty bad. Would make a good cooking brew. Hides its ABV okay. Meh.


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1.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Made for the German supermarket chain Lidl.

The colour is pale gold, the liquid clear. The finger thick head slowly sinks down to a white lid with some ring. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is sweet with almost sticky notes of saccharine and honey. Some hints of white bread, too.

The taste is very sweet in an almost overwhelming way: Notes of brown sugar, honey and artificial sweeteners. There are also notes of marzipan, paper and cream. The aftertaste is less sweet; hints of French loaf, crisp bread and some raw alcohol.

The carbonation is medium strong, small bubbles. The liquid is smooth and a bit sticky.

Well. Just because it is a German beer that follows the Reinhetsgebot doesn't mean it is a good beer.

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Dresdner Felsenkeller Pilsner from Feldschlößchen
Beer rating: 1.99 out of 5 with 6 ratings