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Brewed by Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei
Style: Pilsener
Donaueschingen, Germany

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The Fürstenberg Premium Pilsner, one of only a handful of "Premium" designated premium beers in Germany and long thought to be the first German Pilsner brewed in accordance to the Czech Pilsner method has an alcohol % of 4.8. Water is actually taken from the source of the Danube river deep in the Black Forest!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2005
Aroma reminiscent of papayas, bananas etc. Pours a mellow yellow with a small head. Flavour is quite dry and biscuity. Slightly warming too, impressive for a pils. This is all around one of the best pilsners I’ve tasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1309) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 6, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2003 maybe the nicest pils I had in my trip to germany, sweet aroma, refreshing and slightly bitter taste.. slightly hoppy.. good stuff, if anybody has this I´m more then willing to do a trade!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BLAP (73) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
Hoppy and vegetal aroma. Not much bitterness for a pilsner but a great taste. I call it a everyday beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
500ml can from one of the only decent beer stores I know of. Pours a nice golden pilsner colour, with the classic large German white, fluffy head. Aroma: Nice and fruity, with the typical floral hoppiness. Taste: More or less the exact same as the aroma, with some biscuity malts and a surprisingly nice Noble hop bite thrown in. Nothing spectacular, nothing unique, just a nice tall refreshing glass of a German Pilsener, which is exactly what I was expecting. And in that sense, it is beautiful in it’s simplicity. Amongst other imported options around here, this one is a pretty good example of this style IMHO, and I tend to consider myself a lager-lover of sorts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3855) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
Bottle, from Beers of Europe (website). Rich, golden colour, nice frothy head, fairly fizzy. Dry, slightly hoppy flavour, very crisp. Not much of a development in flavour, but a lingering bitterness, that recedes slowly. Classoc German technology - refreshing, and flavours are balanced and dry, without being harsh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oktober (1) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003 does not count
I tried this classic German Pils(northern style brewed in south)and thought it was mildly carbonated,hoppy and dry tasting.Pleasant texture and aftertaste(slighly bitter),with a beautiful golden colour.Would look for this beer again.Now available in Canada.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2004
Golden amber. Fruity undertones. Good hopping. Pale malt infulence. Lots of palate. Not sure about if it was pastuerised or filtered, because of a very lightly cloudy particled appearance. Good lager style aroma, but not particularly strong.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9609) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2000
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2003 clear golden colour, few head, hoppy, fat grass aroma, tart and bitter, very dry herbal finish - a good example of the style

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2013
#56 "Tafelgetränk seiner Majestät, Kaiser Wilhelm II." Die Ausgewogenheit zwischen Malz und Hopfen ist außergewöhnlich gut gelungen. Im Antrunk frisch-malzig und im Abgang dann die hopfige Herbe; Ideal für ein Pils!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6702) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
above average. pretty decent bottled if you’re in baden-wuerttenburg


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