boddhitree (56) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought from the website Landbierdealer: Scherdel Edelhell Pils. On the back of the bottle it mentions "finest hops and traditional recipe makes this hop-spiced beer a unique enjoyment." Ok, it’s marketing speak, but the taste is close to what they say. The ingredients list is the usual suspects for a beer "brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot," but in addition to normal hops, they use hop extracts, which I find not only poor quality, but disappointing in following the Fernsehbiere (conglomerates).
The beer pours thick and foamy, nice head as usual for a Pils. Aroma is very strongly suggestive of Pilsner malt mixed with a little noble hops. The taste doesn’t disappoint the aroma, for it’s full on Pilsner malt, maltier than a normal Pils, which suggests a little Münchner malt. The flavor is extremely malty, very full mouth feel, both things I love. This is not a thin conglomerate Pils, but a thick Pilsner-malt bomb. It’s also quite hoppy, especially in the back of the tongue, very strong noble hop character of Saaz, Hersbrücker or Tettnanger. Malt flavors dominated the first few sips, but with not half the 0,3L glass gone, I’m getting lots of bittering hops, in fact, it’s now the predominate flavor. Noticed on the pic of the label it says "Feinherbes Pils?" Herb translates as herbal, but in German beer vernacular it denotes hoppy, vegetal aromas/flavors of noble hops. Again, the warmer this Pils gets, and the more I drink, the more hop has overpowered the malt flavors, but all while being wrapped in a thick, satisfying, almost cozy mouthfeel. When I say hop flavors, it’s not thin, dry nor sharp like a north German style Pils, nor is it the dumbed-downed flavor of a Fernsehbier. However, nearing the end of the glass, I miss the Pilsner malt flavors which have been bullied away by the hops. Nonetheless, a cozy beer to sip with a noble hops smack, not as much a refreshing beer, at least on this winter day a week before Christmas.
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Edeka Neuendettelsau. Clear pale yellow, large and creamy white head. Good malty base with lots of resiny and slightly grassy hops. With a little more malt power in the background than their Premium Pils, this is another good one from Scherdel.
kevnic2008 (6608) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light gold colour. Some bready malt notes, hints of hopping. Slightly creamy pour. Hints of bread and farm-like hops. Lightish palate, with just a hint of bitterness.
Grzesiek79 (2730) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bread, resin, cooked vegetables, cough drop, amber, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, lively, bitter,
kappldav123 (4292) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass zippy, small head. Starts mild, modest spicy, more and more sourish and a bit soapy. Finish with some bitter-woody notes. Okay,
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear and pale golden beer under a creamy white foam; gently buttery with light spicy and dusty notes; medium-bodied, some sweetness and gently oily, grassy and buttery finish
Koelschtrinker (9458) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sehr hell im Glas, angemessene Schaumkrone. Doppelbocks Meinung über den bissigen Hopfen würde ich gerne ebenfalls äußern, hätte man nicht besser ausdrücken können. Nur den beschriebenen Malzmoment suche ich vergeblich. Sicher nicht das beste seiner Art.
Test vom 29.8.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,6,6,5,8,7 - 6,65
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swing-top bottle. Sweet creamy barley malt and light grassy hops aroma. Clear golden yellow color with small head. Sweet creamy barley malt and moderately bitter hay hops flavor. A nice solid German Pils.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of grain and grass. Dry and hoppy flavour, quite bitter
fonefan (31767) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50cl. sving top @ TFODRBSG 2008, Ulfborg, Denmark
Clear light yellow color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, bread, cardboard. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (230808)