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Weltenburger Pils - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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86
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Contract brewed by Brauerei Bischofshof

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-14-2003)
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Reviews by Dentist666:
Photo of Dentist666
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden beer with excellent white head, lingering for a very long time and leaving lots of laces. Nicve floral hops aroma, good part of salty malts. Taste is actually bitter: malt into somewhat citrusy and mineral body with great hop final accord. Good carbonation and medium body.

Dentist666, Aug 21, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured nicely into pilsner glass,nice yelow color really nice head with good carbonation.Smelled a little minerally with a little bit of dough in the background.Hops were evident,very crisp and clean pils the way one ought to be.Very easy going down,Iam glad I found it.Good traditional pils from Germany.

oberon, Feb 15, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – The clear, light yellow body gave off a monster head. It was soft as grey goose down and clinged well to the inside of my German Pilsner glass.

Smell – This is nice. The Saaz hops are dead-on for the style and complement a soft, grainy backbone.

Taste – The noble hops are big on the tongue. The soft, generous grain and slightly sweet finish (like rock candy) rounds things out.

Mouthfeel – This Pils is of course light-bodied with some subtle, dainty carbonation. It is a little flatter than I normally like but overall a superior mouthfeel.

Drinkability – This is an easy-going Pils that is very close to the style as I have experienced it in Germany.

RoyalT, Sep 07, 2004
Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, pale yellow body is topped by a suitably large white head. Good retention and some rings of patchy lace. Aroma is restrained, with some light toasted malt and floral and fruity noble hops. Light medium body with lively carbonation. Very subtle taste is enjoyable and balanced. Toasty malt melds well with spicy and floral hop bitterness. Biscuity and grainy most of the way through with a mild spice-like hop edge. Extremely drinkable!

merlin48, Mar 25, 2007
Photo of HoppySeb
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Some would say just another green bottled Euro pils, but for me when poured into a nice conical shaped glass this Weltenburger product is one of the better overall German style pils I have acquainted with in awhile. Appears a vibrant bright grassy golden hue with a pale haze over it, bright white billowing head of course carbonatino is nice rises above the glass holds together well. The lacing is spread evenly with fine lace as the head dwindles down. Aroma mild skunky herbal characteristics but better yet fresh cut grass with mild citric notes flow the senses with pale biscuit malt components, the German Saaz are flowing and the malt with the soft water all form a crisp snappy aroma. Flavor flavor mild sweetness toasted crackers or fresh biscuit like, blended with rolling hops fresh cut grass, citrus peel, and some more skunk. Mouthfeel is crisp light to medium bodied range not watery in any way just a good drinking pils here, carbonation sturdy and hop burps follow. Drinkability why can't our big brewers do this mass production with hops.

WVbeergeek, Oct 27, 2007
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of rastaman
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice one. Buttery malts, with some drying, herbal, grassy hops at the end. Nice dry, crisp finish, well balanced, and pleasant to drink. Some unwelcomed fizz at the end, but not enough to ditrsact me from this subtle , but tasty pils, very enjoyable little brew.

rastaman, Oct 07, 2003
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Trashcat, Yesterday at 08:48 PM
Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A new arrival in Alberta, just in time for the hard stop that is the end of our summer...

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium straw colour, with two fingers of thick foamy white head, which renders some nice consistent hanging lace around the glass as it dissipates. Its smells of sweet white grain, lemon, and floral, soapy, grassy hops. The taste is crisp, crackery white malt, and herbal, grassy hops. The carbonation comes in a bit south of average, the body medium weight, solid, and quite smooth. It finishes clean, and fairly dry, the grassy, herbal hops in the forefront.

Pretty bang-on for the style - crisp, clean, and with a nice herbal bitterness. Prost!

biboergosum, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weltenburg- Pilsner

A- Light clear yellow with a small flat head.
S- Hay?straw with a twist of lemon.
T- Light sweet lemon, fresh sweet corn, light touch of sunflower seed, and fresh cut grass.
M- Light and slightly watery with a sweet front crispness. earthy grassy hpo finish.

Overall- Very light very sweet. A decent summer sipper nothing more.

NJpadreFan, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Ciocanelu, May 27, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Abe's. After pouring the beer, I had to give it a few minutes for the skunk (thanks green bottle) to dissipate. Basically there was a tasty lemony-herbal hop flavor over semi-dry bread grains. It's always nice to find a tasty German pils and this was a pleasure to drink. I'll have another.

tempest, Jun 02, 2010
Photo of BeerZack
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pale straw yellowy, ugh. With a surprisingly appetizing fluffy white head that leaves clumps of foam lace.

Sweet light and Pils malts mix with whiffs of heavy carbonation, slight grassy and floral hop impression.

Slightly sweet and grainy biscuity malt with light floral hop bittering. Subtle.

Smooth and almost creamy moderate carbonation make this light bodied Pils extremely drinkable.

BeerZack, Apr 01, 2008
Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - mostly clear straw golden, fluffy white head retained nicely
S - strong leafy, slightly metallic, herbal, and grainy
T - classic clean leafy hop flavour, light herb and pepper notes, mineralish, and grainy malt
M - light, crisp, and clean with a medium dry finish
O - has all the characteristics of a crisp dry pilsner with a little more oomph on the hops, this would make a great session beer

joemcgrath27, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of Chinon01
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Hazy pale gold with fluffy dense head.

Smell - Rich and floral out the ass.

Taste - Lemony and bit tart. Hops are subdued but present. Some grassiness as well. Malty very balanced. I figure this is a Southern style German pilsner due to lemoniness, maltiness and lower hops.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability - Layered mouthfeel somewhat reminiscent of a hefe-weizen.

Chinon01, Sep 21, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden-bees wax coloring with a brilliant clarity and a light effervesce. A creamy bone colored head dissipates quickly leaving a spotty lacing which was sparse on coverage.

S: Grainy nose, fresh barley, some wet hay and semi-dry lemons.

T: For flavor there was a good presence of lemony hops that wets the whistle against a strong grainy backbone. A bit of wet hay, grainy pils malts that was exceptionally clean in taste. Dry lemon pulp and a light dry hay finish rounds out a grainy pils that was very good of style.

M: Grainy and good feel, easy carbonation while leaving a grainy and semi-dry lemon pulp hopping behind.

D: Very clean flavor, grainy with a nice level of hops off the tongue that wets the whistle for more. The way a good pils should taste, case worthy, definite session material.

beerthulhu, May 10, 2011
Photo of BeerSox
4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into nonic.

Crystal clear golden straw hue. In the middle is a column of rising bubbles, which build about a one finger pearl white head. The head is pillowly, and slowly settles to a thin cap. In its place is a solid wall of lacing. There are small islands in the cap where the head is slightly thicker. Looks like lilly pads.

The aroma is very light and delicate. The bready malts only make up a tiny bit and sit in the background. The hops don't do much talking either; grassy and slightly sharp.

The combination of carbonation and light spicy hops gives this one a bit of a bite at the beginning. The bitterness comes after the sip and lingers for a while. The hops also give a slightly sweet flavor in the middle. Malts are hidden, and only provide a little bit of sweet and grainy support for the hops. The beer is refreshingly light bodied, perfect for the summer.

I think I could find this much more refreshing than the beer that's supposed to be the king of refreshment (a macro lager). I think Anheuser-Busch, MolsonCoors and SABMiller are all glad that people haven't discovered that there are refreshing beers out there that also happen to have some flavor. Crisp, refreshing, and recommended.

BeerSox, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of Boilermaker88
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presented in a 500ml brown bottle with a depiction of a monastery on the label and a statement attesting to it's being the oldest monastic brewery in the world, dating back to 1050 A.D. No freshness date was provided.
On the pour, it had a slightly hazy straw-yellow color and a large foamy white head that had nice retention but left miniscule lace. The nose of this pilsener had a fruity sweet aroma, some grainy malt notes and a mild herbal hoppiness like lemon peels. The taste was sweet up front and akin to hay or grains. There was a zesty citric bite like that of lemons and the finish had a nice solid hops bitterness. The feel was medium-bodied, crisp and clean, with a dry finish.
This was a near-perfect choice for yesterday, a day of record heat here in SoCal. Quite tasty and with a good feel, it was very drinkable. One of the more enjoyable pilseners I've had in a while.

Boilermaker88, Mar 09, 2004
Photo of theopholis
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Note: My bottle actually says "Weltenburger Kloster Pils", but with the exception of the "Kloster", it looks like the same stuff. Maybe they just changed their label.

Poured into a properly-sized Pilsner glass.

Appearance- Pours a pale straw, with a very impressive white head. Just the slightest bit cloudy. Very impressive head retention with a lot of very sticky lace.

Aroma- Nice mix of a faintly malty, light, fruity nose. Just a touch of sourness coming in from the hops, but a lot more sweet than sour. The sour-mash is just a hint behind the malt sweetness.

Taste: About what you would expect from a German Pils. Hint of malty sweetness, with the normal blend of bittering hops. Still, there is an odd taste towards the end that lingers. Not unpleasant, but unexpected. If it weren't for the brown bottle, I'd suspect this was just the tiniest bit light-struck. I'm also drinking this at almost room temperature, so that could certainly have something to do with it.

Mouthfeel- The body isn't as light as you might expect, but I'm not that experienced with German Pilsners. Carbonation level is very nice, and brings out that odd taste I spoke of before. Again, not at all unpleasant, just unexpected.

Drinkability- Quite drinkable, but a bit unbalanced, but still quite pleasant and sessionable. This would be a good gate-way beer form macro-lager drinkers.

theopholis, Feb 15, 2007
Photo of evlu1441
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a hazy, pale, golden colour with a nice foamy head on top.

Some light caramel notes are present in the aroma. There is a nice crisp kind of grainy smell going on in the background too.

The flavour is kind of mild. Grainy up front and slightly sweet with some fruity/toffee notes coming through. Nice hops come through in the background.

Overall, this isn't doing much for me. It's an okay beer, but quite forgettable

evlu1441, Oct 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

largadeer, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of IronDjinn
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a tall 500 ml brown bottle. Pours out a clear pale gold with a tall tight foamy white head with impressive retention.

Light spicy grassy hops on the nose with faint grains in the background.

The flavour starts out clean, grainy malt finishing with light spicy hops, though not as clean in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light, however the brisk carbonation makes up for that, providing a crisp texture throughout.

It may be an issue from transport that this Pils loses its lustre around the finish rather than remaining clean the whole way. Other than that its worth checking out.

IronDjinn, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of surfmeister
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprized...
Firm, white head with good staying power, clear dark yellow in color, great lacing down the sides of the glass, spicey hop nose coupled with a subtle sweetness, flavor was right on mark, well balanced, not overly hoppped which is fine with me, great quaffer I look forward to enjoying in the future

surfmeister, Mar 13, 2005
Photo of foles
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Collected a couple of these from the international beer shop in West Leederville, Perth. Was quite impressed with the classic pils that I encountered. Very crisp, malty backbone, and fresh finish which is what I was looking for. The beer presented itself perfectly when poured into my pils glass, which a snow white head of perfect thickness. There was a certain skunk present in the mouthfeel that I couldnt pinpoint, but overall I really enjoyed this one and will grab it again if the price is right!

foles, Feb 10, 2008
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Weltenburger Pils from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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