Brewed by Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus
Style: Pilsener
Grafenhausen-Rothaus, Germany


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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Ein kräftig-elegantes und spritziges Bier, mit feinem Hopfenaroma, abgerundeten Geschmack und hoher Rezenz.
Sold as Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle in 33cl bottles and as Rothaus Pils in 50cl bottles.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zaepflefanatic99 (2) - GERMANY - JAN 15, 2003 does not count

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JHo (3) - GERMANY - NOV 21, 2005 does not count
Das ist das beste Bier das ich kenne!! Sehr mild und klar! Die Krone feinporig, hält sich auch sehr lang!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beermaster99 (6) - , AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2008 does not count
This is a fantastic beer with it’s rich bitter flavour underlined by slight sweetness. The finish is a lot smoother and fuller than other German (bitter) beer. ’’badbeer’’ did such a good job in describing it, that I cannot think of anything else. I live in Australia - I would kill to get this beer here! In my opinion the best pils I have ever tasted!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stackmagic (1) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 6, 2011 does not count
one of my favourites! has it’s very own taste and is just great! also try their "Eiszäpfle" special :)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jvieser (1) - - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
Eines meiner Favoriten.. One of my favourite Beer. I would say the best beer ever. Try it

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
inebrius (6) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2005 does not count
There doesn’t seem to be anything more simple and good than relaxing in an espresso-scented cafe watching Chelsea and Arsenal of the All-London Champions League battle it out while draining glasses of fresh Rothaus Pils mere kilometers from the source. Leave it to a Staatsbrauerei, or State-owned brewery, to make a beer of this quality. The people demand it! Reminiscent of another Staatsbrauerei just East of Baden. You might have heard of it. Weihenstephan. While the Rothaus tannenzäpfle seems a bit more solid in structure, it is difficult if near impossible to find vom fass and hardly worth seeking if you have easy access to fresh Pils--of course there is no reason why a few bottles can’t be purchased and consumed when one needs a little time alone, see. But, I was lucky enough to have an abundant supply of the Pils within two flights of stairs at the lobby bar of the Central Hotel Schwenningen. Needless to say, I ended most of my evenings there, happily snorting the open rim of the glass, incessantly sip-sipping like some crazed beer fiend who found the mother-lode. I must have been a sight. Watching the puffy white cap form quick strata as the pale-gold liquid underneath rapidly vanished. I drank from one side only to ensure I could layer the glass completely and was always hesitant to give up my finished piece of art to the tender. I did though, every time, for a freshy, billowing odors of lemongrass and honey drenched sopapillas straight from the fryer, flavored by exquisitely balanced portions of creamy malted barley and spicy hops. A most drinkable beer that washes down a thumb of Kirschwasser or a Kebap equally well, yet can stand alone if the situation calls. From Freiburg to Rottweil and all points in-between Rothaus is the bier to seek in Southern Baden. Prima!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmb42099 (3) - salt lake city, Utah, USA - JAN 18, 2002 does not count
maybe i was under the spell of the black forest in july, or maybe it was the lederhosen clad, pink cheeked rothaus girl on the coaster smiling seductively at me, but this was the most enjoyable beer of many that i put back during a 3 week trip overseas. seemed regional - on draght all across swartzvald.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
felixw (1) - ENGLAND - APR 28, 2006 does not count
Bought in the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) capital Freiburg, there could be no nicer way to enjoy the mountains’ fresh spring water. Opening the bottle by crunching off the golden aluminium foil is like crunching Black Forest fir crones - no wonder they gave the pils that name. The hops-aromatic flavour persists for the whole evening, while the taste is just superb and easily makes this pils one of the best German ever. Besides the herb-like aroma, the taste is distinctly "stuffed", a bit oily, a bit malty. I would call it rather "a lager that actually tastes of something" than a bitter, which it isn’t really. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PenisPan (1) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2012 does not count
Pretty good beer which goes down like the perfection it is. Only bad thing about it is the decoration at the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mackeon (163) - - APR 26, 2013
Simply one of the very best of its style. Extremely pleasant carbonation, masterfully hopped, a lesson in how to brew lager.

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