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31
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Brewed by Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Donaueschingen, Germany

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Der hopfenherbe Charakter.
Die lange Tradition unseres Pilseners geht auf Braumeister Josef Munz zurück, der bereits Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts eines der ersten Pilsener Biere in Deutschland braute. Der Kaiser selbst ernannte Fürstenberg zum "Tafelgetränk seiner Majestät".

Heute machen bestes Braumalz aus der Region und unsere besondere Mischung aus Hallertauer und Tettnanger Aromahopfen das hopfenherbe Fürstenberg Premium Pilsener zum Spitzenprodukt. Alljährlich wird es - wie viele weitere Biere unseres Hauses - mit der DLG-Auszeichnung prämiert.

Der besondere Genuss für jeden Anlass. Ob mit Freunden, für den wohlverdienten Feierabend oder einfach, um sich etwas zu gönnen!
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4.7
ronaldtheriot (1976) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Furstenberg Premium Pilsener has a thick, white head, a mostly clear, bubbly, golden appearance, fairly heavy glass lacing, and noticeable fine white sediment, thoughout. Aroma is of zesty hops and cracker, and the flavor is of cracker, spicy & bitter hops, and some bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium, and Furstenberg Premium Pilsener finishes crsip and clean. RJT

4.6
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
haukur (2073) - Kópavogur, 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!

4
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2017
BBD: 8/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 5D German Pils

AROMA: Lightly sweet grainy character; slight graham cracker note. Moderate spicy/floral hops. Background mineral note. 9/12

APPEARANCE: White gold hue; brilliant clarity; very effervescent. Large creamy white foam retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderate-high spicy hop flavor akin to rye or black pepper. Low-moderate sweet, clean grain base with graham cracker flavor, but no residual sweetness. Aftertaste is quite dry and spicy. Clean fermentation, though there is a subtle mineral taste that diminishes over time. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Very quaffable. Tempting to session at 4.8% ABV. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Though not the best pilsner in the world, it’s absolutely to-spec for the style (plus fun and easy to drink). What’s not to like? 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 40/50

3.9
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.

3.9
ghawener (1608) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - APR 12, 2015
Bottle: Drank after a visit to the Zupspitze, Pils is not that popular in Bavaria though you’ll always find at least one option but mainly in bottles (not draft). Food Pairing: Flammkuchen

3.8
JesseM (1158) - 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
DanielBrown (4528) - 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.

3.7
hirigalzkar (3242) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2017
Draught @ Spitfire. Sweet and with a noble hoppiness and smooth body. Nice and drinkable.

3.6
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2016
On tap: The aroma consists of mild florals, cereal notes, and grass. It’s a transparent gold with a two finger white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There are some thin soapy rings left on the sides of the glass with each sip. The flavor starts with mild sweet cereal notes with a hint of honey. The finish has light-moderate grass and florals. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.


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