Brewed by Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei
Style: Pilsener
Donaueschingen, Germany


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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!

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ronaldtheriot (1918) - 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

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.

haukur (1946) - 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!

ChadPolenz (1802) - 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


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.

ghawener (1604) - 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

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.

DanielBrown (4500) - 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.

Pailhead (6539) - 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.

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.

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