Brewed by Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu
Style: Pilsener
Alpirsbach, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
skoot (3) - martock, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012 does not count
Undoubtably the best beer in the world and has held the title in 2010. This alpirsbacher pilsner is, i promise u the best beer you will ever have the pleasure of drinking, even from the bottle. Tasty, crisp, refreshing, sinkable, everything you want from a beer, you have to try it to believe it. Import some or go to the black forest. U wont regret it. If they sold it elsewhere the family of brewers would be millionaires.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2012
German pilsners being what they are in a culture largely lagging behind, I find this SouthWestern pils, normally a bit sweeter and maltier than a lot of the north-german ones to really go out on a limb for taste: really fruity hops on the nose, floral aroma with agreeable sweetness. I really taste the quality of the ingredients in this one and find this beer currently underrated. Somewhat uneven mouthfeel could be improved to make his a, if not world, then surely European-class pils with loads of unexpected tasty charm instead of standard bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (5186) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
500ml Bottle, best before 4th Sept 2012, poured into the correct Pilsner glass twice during Feb 2012. Bright, clear and light golden in colour, a quickly thinning white head sat on top: looked your normal refreshing pilsner/lager/helles. The smell was your typical ‘no show’ smell so many beers of this style seem to have. Hints of far away hops and dried grass, almost hay like. The taste was very dry, crisp and mildly of hops, a sprinkling of malt might have been added during the brewing process but it doesn’t come across greatly in the flavour of the beer. This is a summer Pilsner; it lacks depth and strength of character for a winter night, but I’d have enjoyed it a lot more if I’d been sat in the sun, beer in the shade and having a cold meat platter with my feet up. Scored objectively and fairly (IMHO).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nordcore (1198) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Light golden with a large shortlived white head. A malty and grainy aroma. Ligth bitter-sweet taste with a sweet malty end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Tap. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cereal and grain malt, light spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt with medium-light spicy hops, medium bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (10219) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2012
Poured a clear gold with not much head. Aroma was somewhat floral, caramel and spice. Flavor was about the same. Pretty good for the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkseduction (667) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle 33cl. Clear golden brew with dense white foam. Nice hoppy nose, decent malty body. Very drinkable due to good water. Good pilsener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2011
Draft @ Berlin beer festival 2011. En final, une belle surprise de ce festival, un pils qui a du caractère sans tomber dans l’ennui comme la plupart des bières de ce style en Allemagne. Dorée et blanche. Arôme est joli, avec un bouquet fleuri et houblonne. En bouche, malts pils avec des notes de houblons qui vont vers l’herbacé et une légère amertume citronnée rappelant un peu une ESB anglaise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Grassy hops and crisp straw-like malts serve this balanced German Pils well, but biting carbonation’s mineral edge tends to render it tiring.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A tuft of foam recedes into a slice on top of the clear golden.
-This is as drinkable as any other super clean German Pils.
-The flavor profile is subtle throughout with no standouts.
-This is well-crafted, but nothing special personality-wise.

On tap at the kiosk in front of Hotel Schwarzwalder Hof, in Freiburg.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
Draught at Löwen Poste, Alpirsbach
Pale blond color. The aroma is very anonymous. The flavor in the beginning is forgettable as well, but at least with a light hop trace; the final goes back to limbo.

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