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Weltenburger Pils - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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85
very good

121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
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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Photo of Naerhu
4.85/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy golden beer with a thin white head. Active carbonation.
Herbacious hops galore with luscious yet crisp malt aroma.
Minerally, like a czech pilsner, but a bigger richer malt profile than common in a czech. Lemony with a fresh snap.
Long lasting complex malt flavor and good bitterness on the finish.
It has been awhile since I have had a pils that made me sit up and take notice as this one has.

Photo of Kitsune
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of BeerSox
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Photo of godlessape
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought a case of this at an insanely low price--never heard of it, but had to jump on it. As it turns out, a wise move.

Appearance: It pours a slightly hazy blonde with a fine dense cloudy white head that stays on and leaves lacing.

Smell: Invitingly strong malty Teutonic notes that ends with a bit of spicy, almost peppery hop finish.

Taste: Sweet malt and just as the nose told you; a peppery hop sizzle at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Very light.

Overall: Very satisfying. This is a great German Pilsener--a perfect example of what a Pilsener should taste like. One day when I take my dream beercation to Germany I'll be pouring a lot more of this stuff down my neck.

Photo of mquinn919
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of tickingtimebomb
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of jgurley
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly opaque bright gold with a stone white, rocky head. Nice retention and lace. Smell is yeast, white grape, lemongrass, mild hop. Taste is clean, slightly bitter, malty, and a good clean bitter dry finish. Tastes spot-on for the style. Refreshing medium carbonation and just the right stickiness. VERY drinkable and classic pilsner. Love this one as well as their Barock Hell.

Photo of Avagadro
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very pale color suggests that this brew didn't undergo decoction/extended boil/some combination of the both. It has great clarity and head formation/retention, but is lacking in the lacing department. Even with the help of the laser etching on my perfect pint, this brew just can't muster up some lacing.

S: Bouquet is gentle, but significant, with heavy notes of sweet malt, yeasty sulphur, and a touch of Saaz.

T: Refreshingly dry, with a good malty roundness, sulphurous yeast bite, and spicy saaz. Delicious, but the harmony is a bit off between the flavors.

M: light body, but not watery. There is a certain fullness that brings this brew together. There is also a great torrent of carbonation on the palate.

D: A well-made pils for sure, but it isn't going to be winning any awards. Nonetheless, I love a good pils, and this definitely fits the bill. Great brew for sitting by the pool on a lazy Sunday.

Photo of mmmbirra
4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Typical German pilsener look: pale and golden with a big fluffy head.
Spicy and herbal hops on the nose with some crackery malt. Very nice.
Spicy grassy flavor upfront with some soft bready flavors and sweetness in the middle before and nice snappy bitterness that leaves a hoppy aftertaste.
Very nice and as with all good pilseners you can really put them away quickly. Very balanced level of bitterness: not over the top and not understated.
Great pils with some enjoyable fresh hop qualities.

Photo of Haybeerman
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Chucker17
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of GClarkage
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

03/09/08- Purchased at Whole Foods in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 16.9oz bottle with a best by date printed on the back label. Poured into my Radeberger pils glass.

Appearance- Light golden in color. Virtually clear as can be. I read the tv screen no problem while looking through the beer. Looks very watery. Starts off with about a 1/2 inch head that quickly fades into nothing. Lacing is ultra light as well.

Smell- Has a nice pils hoppy nose. Smells more fruity than sweet. Not that mouse pellet nose you get from the heavy grain.

Taste- Very fruity with a mild grain backing. Also has a nice malty character. Seems like a touch of apricot in the taste. Hops are there and are mildly strong. Damn quenching.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, slightly creamy with a perfect carbonation level. Crisp as hell and slightly dry with a nice hoppy aftertaste.

Drinkability- Sessionable quality here. Everything you look for in a good pils...could you a tad more hops, but that's pulling strings. Looks like nothing special, but it's the taste that matters. Will be getting some of these for the summer if they are still around.

Photo of steveh
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Okee -- battin' 1000 with this brewery, let's see if the streak is solid -- Stahlsturm always said Regensburg had the best beer!

A -- Slightly hazy, bright gold with a thick white head that settles slooowly.

S -- I could smell "beeriness" when I first poured; nice and bready Pils malt nose with good spicy to citrus noble hop character in good balance.

T -- Big, sweet, bready malt character with some mild citrus back -- though probably from hops, not esters from a bad ferment as the beer finishes very clean. Not the hoppiest it might be for a Pils (even German), but there's a good hop bitterness kick in the finish to let you know this is not just another Helles.

M -- Light body with a soft to crisp mouthfeel.

D -- Okay, I had to give this one tops in drinkability, you could down these all day and not get overloaded. The next time a Miller Lite fan even brags about it being a "true Pilsner," hand him one of these and watch him wake up.

Photo of HochFliegen
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw color with a nice thick and frothy head. Plenty of carbonation to keep it alive and well.
Floral and spicy in scent.
Zesty and hoppy. Kinda rough with the hops but is a nice offset to the citrus zest. Nice flavor profile with a good tingle from the carbonation.

Photo of beerthulhu
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of John_Squires
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of flagmantho
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden, crystal-clear body with lots of apparent effervescence. Head is three fingers of frothy white foam. A great-looking Pils.

Smell: nice malt aroma with a little grain; this also has a great fruity quality. Pears, hay, a little apple; this is one swingin' Pilsner. It almost smells like a light tripel.

Taste: crisp, fruity, light, just a hint of floral hops and just on the nice side of bitter. Flavor profile tracks well with the aroma. This is a pretty darn tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a nice level of carbonation. A nice creaminess, especially for the style.

Drinkability: its lightness, combined with its very good flavor and aroma, make this one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had.

Photo of Derek
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A classic German Pils.

Very clear, light yellow hue, pours with a huge white head, great retention & lacing.

Strong Saaz aroma... very steelie and metallic, floral, with a bit of lemon zest. Hints of fresh sour dough bread.

The hops are upfront and linger as well. Bitterness is somewhat restrained. Floral hopping has a steelie mineral quality with a hint of lemon zest. Refreshing sour dough bread from the malt. No sulfur or diacetyl... very clean.

Light to moderate body has a slight acidity and a very crisp finish.

Very drinkable and an excellent example of the style.

Photo of necoadam
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a great Pils. Poured out a clear yellowish color with a nice amount of carbonation. Seemed like a fresh bottle here. Nice malt aromas combined with some spicy hops. A little bit of a grainy aroma is there as well. This one has a nice crisp taste to it. Quite clean as well. A good balanced brew as well. It's got those nice sharp hops in there combined with some subtle malts that balance out the brew nicely. Quite creamy and smooth and goes down fairly quick. Glad I stumbled on this brand. Seems to be a hard to fine brew, but luckly my local store has a huge amount of these. A good brew.

Photo of Dentist666
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Photo of BeerZack
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of ECLyons
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Pilsener style glass from a bottle

The apperance is a very pale yellow with very little head

The smell is a very subdued lemon with some malt

The taste starts with hints of lemon, then some grassiness and ends with just a little malt, much like the smell

Mouthfeel is very nice, noticeable carbonation but not too much of it

Very drinkable, a very refreshing and tasteful drink

I'd recommend it

Photo of Redrover
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap at the Suppenkuche in San Francisco. Served in a marked .5 liter hefty pils glass.

The beer is gold with a slight chill haze. Bone white head and awesome lacing. Nice looker here!

It has a fresh aroma of spice (pepper), flowers and grains.

The taste is moderately bitter with more spice and floral notes. Grainy and fruity finish adds a delightful touch of sourness.

The mouth is crisp and inviting. This is so easy to drink.

It went very well with my Jagerschnitzel.

If your ever in SF check out this friendly and funky take on a German Beer Hall!

Photo of mdg59
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of beergoot
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light gold body with a thick, rocky, white head; clinging lumps of foam adhering to the glass. Fresh hop aroma; grassy with yeast and light malt notes. Light cereal grain flavor with an excellent balance of hop bitterness. Medium-light body; clean and crisp.

A truly fine example of a classic German lager style. Everything comes together nicely and creates a very enjoyable, thoroughly satisfying pilsner package.

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Weltenburger Pils from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
85 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.