Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Pilsener
Kulmbach, Germany


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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A truly great Pils, a little maltier and more ‘Bavarian’ than the rest. The 6-packs are brand new for the American market.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5682) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Skunky aroma, even in a brown bottle. Yellow, sloppy white head. constant champaigne-like carbonation. Mildly hoppy, sourish, tart through the finish. No "off" flavors (canned corn, metallic). Actually, the tartness was an oddly appealing aspect of the beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
This was bad, even compared to EKU 28 (which I don't enjoy much). The flavour reminds me of the fake beers I drank before I was 21.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jaymobrown (1782) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Yeah, it's a German pilsner so it's yellow, clear, and tastes like sugar wheat. Fairly clean and clear. Some mild citrus flavors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Light yellow, very carbonated and bubbly. Lightstruck skunkiness, straw taste, dry grasses. Medium bodied though and not to ruined in the taste (even though nose was skunked).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Roasty bitter start. Decent Head some lacing. Bready/spicy undertones contained within this one. Not bad. Not my favorite either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Perfumey nose. Light golden colour. White head. Like said before, very typical german pils. I feel like this has a great body, and is a a perfect rendition of the style. Herbal finish. Refreshing and crisp, a nice pilsner indeed. Delicate and sophisticated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Not very impressed with this one. Grassy aroma, minimal carbonation. Slight bitterness initially, quickly fades. Finish has a skunky element.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2003
lite pine smell - some head and lacing - acidic taste with short acidic after taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2006 Draft, pleasant surprise. Very floral aroma, bit of graininess, typical golden color, decent lacing from head. The taste was of light malts, with a nice blast of hops on the finish, dry at the end. Quite fresh tasting, more pronounced hops than expected. Glad to find this on tap, worth trying. NOTE: bottled version far breadier, hops barely show up here. Draft is a much superior beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Appearance is golden lager fare. Aroma is some hops and grass. Flavor is clean with some hop bitterness and a little malt but rather unimpressive. If you are looking for a complex hoppy pilsner keep on looking, if you are looking for something to refresh you on a hot day, then look no further. Basically a pretty good pilsner a step above Heineken/Becks/St.Pauli Girl. Other brewers of Bohemian and German Pilsners should put thier beer in brown bottles like these guys do!

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