Friday, 29 March 2013

Krombacker Pils

According to the 500mL can, Krombacker Pils is the "No. 1 Premium Beer in Germany". K.P. pours a clear, golden straw colour with lusty carbonation and a cloudy white head. There are no surprises in the aroma department--classic pilsner scent of grass and cereal grain. There's no surprises in the flavour either, although the grainy, grassy taste is notably crisp and well executed and there is a slight uptick of bitterness in the finish that reminds you that Krombacher is a touch better than the average pilsner.

Krombacher Pils is brewed in Kreuztal, Germany, where it is produced by Krombacker Brauerai. It clocks in at 4.8% alcohol, and as usual with sub-5% brews, I'd really like a bit more punch. However, Krombacher Pils seems to have hit on a winning formula. It's a very approachable German beer that's likely to appeal to a wide range of drinkers.  I think it's noteworthy that the number one selling German beer is so much more flavourful than its North American counterparts.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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