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Brewed by Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren
Style: Pilsener
Kaufbeuren, Germany

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Pours a perfect straw/light golden color with a tall white head made up of the smallest bubbles. Straw and lightly wheat aroma with some nice floral hops. Taste is very crisp and clean with a nice subtle balance and good finishing floral/fruity hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Had this at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth VA on 8-7-04. Lightly hazed blond with a small dense foamy white head. Aroma is malty but still has some nice hoppiness to it. There’s also a bit of a sulphurous note in their. Maybe this bottle was getting close to being dead?? I didn’t see any date on it, so let’s see how it tastes before passing judgment. Tastes fines! Malty notes with some light hay and sweet notes. Maybe a light hint of fruit? Seems carbonated but not as full as others I’ve had today. Finish is malt, some lighter fruit notes and spice(?). Not sure where that’s coming from, but that’s what I’m getting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1803) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2004
First time I had seen this German brewery in Oregon. Comes in the pint bottle, brown euro-style. Old fashioned style label. it pours quite livelly into my pint mug, nice enough honey golden colour with a goodly sized white head.Leaves quite a bit of lace. I liked the aroma of this one very malty yet the hops still show through well..its very fresh. For a pilsner the taste is much more pointed towards the malts than usual, and its good not overlly sweet, some nice hops in the back.Buttery , honeyish tasting beer.Quite remarkably smooth. Felt very nice on the palate Good drinkable malty lager..I liked this , it reminded me of Ayinger’s Jarhundertbier..though maybe not as excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Light golden color,small white head that faded fast leaving little behind.The aroma was malty and fruity with a decent but light hop presence.The flavor was mild and nicely done.Lightly malty,lightly fruity with a good but uneventful hop taste.It’s a fairly smooth easy drinking brew,and well worth having a few around for later.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2004
A classic soft Bavarian style pils from one of the best midsize breweries in all of Germany. Beautiful long lacing white head, clean totally balanced finish!Great in the bottle, excellent on draught, this brewery is consistantly on style throughout their wide range of offerings.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Wow! this is definetly one of the best pils out there.I have this one in stock (I liked it that much). Head is whitish and long lasting. It's very balanced and the aftertaste is almost non existent. I drink this one with a lidded stein and it retains the aroma and flavor better than a conventional glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2345) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Good amount of head for the light some what clear brew. Clean refreshing wheat taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Attractive hoppy nose (and this bottle isn’t even particularly fresh!), seems like a Saaz and Hallertauer blend. Pretty darned clean, and very well balanced. I thought I might not like this anymore, being four years since my last rating, but I have to admit this one’s remarkably solid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Light, almost clear unfiltered wheat beer. Actually, the wheat is the most distinguishing characeteristic here. Ultra-smooth and clean. This is one of the better Pils that I’ve had.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2002
definitely lighter in color that most Pils, almost looks like a light-bodied wheat as it isnt clear either. not a big head, but what there is of it, sticks around. i dont care much for the aroma of this beer, but i really like the flavor..perhaps it’s the hops? tasty and very refreshing.


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