Bischoff Premium Pilsener | Privatbrauerei Bischoff

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81
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Bischoff
Germany
bischoff-bier.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dpend on 11-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
For Trade:
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of JohanM
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coopdog1000
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with a nice head which lingers. Pilsener hoppiness to the nose and mouth. A bit of bite, but it is an easy drinking with no big faults. Enjoyable!

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Photo of gmattkennedy
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good all around everyday beer.

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Photo of Jbennette
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of brandonld23
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of BREWMONKEY27
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is by far my favorite German Pilsner. I eat at specific joints because they have it on tap. It is one of the more hop front pilsners in Germany which is why I gravitate to it. Clean yellow color that looks beautiful in the .33L tall Bischoff Glass! It is way less filling then wheat, dunkles, and alts so it can take you deep into the night. Love Bischoff!

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Photo of vpoxon
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of EBeckett3
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of dgherm
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of metter98
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is relatively clear pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a thick collar around the edge, and lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts are present in the nose along with notes of grassy hops.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is rather malty and has some faint hints of sweetness but for the most part is well balanced by the underlying malts, the latter of which also contribute a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although this beer came in a green bottle, I couldn’t detect any skunkiness in the smell or taste. It is easy to drink but I didn't find the overall taste to be very interesting.

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Photo of Gluteus_Maximus
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of KTCamm
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Dunderbaks in Tampa FL. Served in a shaker pint glass, probably would have looked a little more authentic if I had upped for the full liter.

Pours shiny gold, very clear, some white foam. Classic pils look and smell. Subtle hop in the nose. The taste is very clean, very crisp, with the German pils kind of finish you'd expect. Goes down quite smooth.

Very refreshing beer.

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Photo of Tomais
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of stevoj
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very strong, malty aroma from this pilsener. Taste also is sharp and strong, and finish is dry. Mouth feel is just right. Don’t be put off by the screw top, this one’s good....

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Photo of BenSnowden
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of fisherbray
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of afdempse
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Been drinking this beer for years; finally time to review it since I haven't seen it in quite some time.

Pours a pale yellow-golden color with white fizzy head. Head dissipates rather quickly.

Aromas of sweet hay, grass, slight cooked vegetable and faint spicy hop. Surprisingly there is no detectable skunk character despite the green bottle. Must have just been taken out of the cardboard case.

Malty flavor, with sweet biscuity character. Slight DMS and very faint buttery diacetyl. Hops are there in spirit, providing a clean bitterness but little aroma or flavor.

Mouthfeel is okay - a bit fizzy and the finish is not as clean as it could be.

An easy-drinking continental pils. Enjoyable, but falls short of perfection.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of shand
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

This pours a very transparent pale yellow colour with a fingers of head that quickly fades to wisps of retention. Lacing is actually quite good for the style. Aroma is lemon, zesty hops, and a bit of skunking. I gave it a bit of time to mellow out before drinking to avoid the skunky edge I got out of the nose. I'm glad I did, because this is quite a good pilsner. Smooth lemony flavors with a peppery noble hop zest. Really hit the spot with my nachos.

The mouthfeel is lightly bodied and highly carbonated. Very refreshing. The drinkability is also quite good, just slightly above average for style though. A surprisingly good pilsner, this one really opened itself up to me as the glass emptied out.

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Photo of CDRSchafer
4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very dry pils. Haven't had one drier here in Germany.

And by the way, pils taste completely different in bottles than they do on tap. Even here, where they aren't skunked.

So do yourself a favor when you get to Germany - try everything, whether you thought they were good in the bottle or not. You'll be surprised.

Looks absolutely stunning in a Bischoff glass. Like an advertisement.

I could drink these all night, if I didn't have anywhere to be in the a.m. Doesn't bloat. The flavor doesn't wear on you.

Good with popcorn or other salty foods. Fish especially.

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

Beer review from BA Mag Oct 2007.

The German Pilsner is a style that is sometimes forgotten by the typical beer geek, as most pale lagers are. Nevertheless, it's great to see a private German brewery send their beer to the US.

Crystal clear pale yellow-colored brew. Clarity is sparkling with a few tiny bubbles rising to the top to hold the thick cap of white lace together. Faintly pungent grassy hop aroma with a clean grainy maltiness in the back. Crisp enough to get by, same goes for the smoothness and the moderate body. Bitterness comes off a bit sharp and intensifies after a few sips with a hard grainy flavor middle to end. The maltiness stays long enough to level the beer in balance with husky undertones. Hint of cooked veggies and herbal hop flavor in the drying finish.

A solid yet conventional German Pilsner, it serves its purpose well--refreshing and flavorful without wandering astray. In the grand scheme this one sits right in the middle, meaning it is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of meatyard
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a clear, pale yellow with a thick, 2-finger white head that leaves consistent, splotchy lacing. Well-carbonated.
The smell is lemon, lemon bread.
The taste is slightly bitter at first, very mild, lemon citrus and mild malt flavor.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Carbonation stays good throughout.
Drinkability is high. While it's nothing extra special this is a good beer for a warm, summer day.

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