Kaiserdom - Pilsner
Updated: Nov 19, 2020
Pilsner from Germany 🇩🇪
Brewed by The Brauerei Kaiserdom
Gaustadt, Bamberg, Germany
A bit about the beer
Ingredients - Water, Barley Malt, Hops, Hops extract
The Brauerei Kaiserdom, or Imperial Cathedral Brewery, is located in Gaustadt, a quarter of a town called Bamberg in Germany.
The brewery started in 1718 by a gentleman called Georg Morg. Since 1910, it has been managed by the Wörner family. In 1953 the total output brewed was around 6,000 hectolitres. Today, it is slightly more than that at around 250,000 hectolitres, making it the largest brewery in Bamberg.
Quick fact on Pilsners - it is a type of pale lager. The name comes from the Czech city of Pilsen where it was first produced in 1842 by a brewer named Josef Groll. The first Pilsner, the original Pilsner Urquell, is still being produced there today.
Back to the Kaiserdom Pilsner though, this one I got in a huge 1 liter can, which is great for sharing, or if you are really thirsty to enjoy by yourself.
It pours a golden color with a small head of white foam which dissolves quite quickly. It smells a little like a cheap beer - light malt and just a hint of hops and grain. It does however taste much better than it smells. It has an almost sweet malt taste and the hops gives it that bitter aftertaste.
I don't often drink Pilsners, so its not a favourite of mine. This one though is not bad, it is quite refreshing, maybe a little on the light side, but it does go down very well.