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Weltenburger Pils - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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BA SCORE
86
very good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
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 airhyatt
1/5  rDev -73.6%

airhyatt, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.8/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clean, pale yellow color with a small white head. In the aroma, small skunk and standard European pilsner. In the taste, a small skunk, dry malt, and a grittiness. A small bie and a light bodied mouthfeel, with a light, dry standard European lager. Standard, nothing exciting, its just OK.

OWSLEY069, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of aasher
2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one pours a lightly cloudy tinged bright gold in color with a bright one finger head. It smells of pilsner malts and like butter. What is it with me and finding beers with a diacetyl issue. At least with this one it isn't overpowering, it's just noticeably there. Perhaps this bottle is too old to feature any hops. The flavor is of sweet and salty pale malts. The butter comes through just enough but it doesn't ruin this one. It drinks pretty smoothly and is what I'd call medium in body, and isn't as light as most pilsners. This one is just ok in my opinion.

aasher, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of Minkybut
2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured beer into a tumbler at 50 degrees. Beer was very pale with a big foamy head that was nice and white. High carbonation. Beer smelled a little sour but did not taste so. Thick mouthfeel bready tasting but kinda watery. Bland describes this beer pretty well. Decent but nothing great ans because of this I will not but again.

Minkybut, Apr 07, 2007
Photo of corby112
2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Copped this on a recent beer run in Dirty Jers.

Pours and extremely pale, almost clear golden yellow color with a three finger soapy, pillowy white head that has good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Sporadic chunks of lacing left behind.

Very earthy aroma with lots of soily floral hops, grass, straw and faint light fruit. The nose is dominated by the grassy, dirty notes but there is some faint apple and pear as well as some substantial pilsner malt.

Thin bodied with a flavor profile that is very similar to the aroma. Slghtly watered down with a decent pilsner malt backbone that adds a bit to the mouthfeel. Slightly dry and very earthy with hints of dirt and soil which are countered by subtle notes of crisp light fruit and a decent hop bite. Subtle bitterness with hints of grass, straw and apple. This beer was a bit better than I expected based on appearance and aroma but it was still a bit pedestrian. Decent but probably not something that I would seek out again.

corby112, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of capuchinpilates
3/5  rDev -20.8%

capuchinpilates, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -20.8%

barnzy78, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of meeekyh
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a flute. The color is pale yellow, the head white and full, though not dense.

It smells like a grainy lager. It tastes much the same with subtle hints of banana. There is not much to the mouthfeel, it is light and dry.

Not a smashing pils but not a really bad one either.

meeekyh, Dec 11, 2009
Photo of leftmindedrighty
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, served into a footed German Pilsner Glass

Smell, Nice hops up front, touch of a musty scent, but overall hoppy and clean

Taste, Big malt flavors hit first, followed by an earthy hop flavor very close behind. Bold hop flavors, not just for the style, but on a whole. Very clean, finishes with little aftertaste, invites you to take another sip.

Overall, I'm glad I picked up this bottle, at $2.99 a bottle, the price alone almost made me keep walking. IMO, this beer is nothing grand, just a great example of the style. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another bottle.

leftmindedrighty, Jun 11, 2007
Photo of berley31
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured with a large, frothy white head that diminished slowly to 1/2-finger size or so. Body is bright yellow and mostly clear, with a slight haziness to it. A very good-looking pilsener.

S: Aroma, however, is pretty fluent with cooked corn. A slight bitterness lingers.

T: Despite how attractive it looks, this is a pretty basic pilsener in terms of flavor. Cooked corn again. Crisp, slightly dry finish.

M: Light-to-medium bodied with a slightly creamy texture, and average-to-soft carbonation.

D: Easy to get down at first, but the corn becomes a little sickening by the time you're through. I don't think I'd rush to get it again.

berley31, Oct 29, 2009
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
Photo of HoppySeb
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Luiz0930
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
Photo of LeftyBWS
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. green bottle into a mug.
A: Clearish light yellow. 1.5 inches of foamy white head. Tons of carbonation visible. The head receded fairly slowly and left wonderful sticky lacing all the way down the glass.
S: Bready and citrusy up front. Subtler notes of earthy yeast and lemon. Smells like a beery loaf of lemon bread.
T: Light bitterness at first, followed by a lemon/citrus flavor in the middle. Finish is bready and yeasty. Overall not that much going on.
M: Bitter feel in the beginning that gives way to more creamy but bubbly finish. Mild lingering harshness in the throat and mouth.
D: Fine, but not great.
Overall, a beer that looks and smells better than it tastes. The taste is not offensive, but just rather bland. I could have a couple of these, but I wouldn't really want to.

LeftyBWS, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of contec
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

contec, Sep 15, 2012
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 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 Halcyondays
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours golden with a firm white head, good lacing and retention.

S: Noble hopping, grassy, with some sourdough type malt.

T: Malt is fairly prominent in this pilsner, very bready and grainy. The hops lend a nice balance, very traditional. A good flavour, but I'm not going wild.

M: Crisp, smooth, medium-bodied, creamy.

D: Solid pils, nice to see it on-tap, because you never know how long those bottles on the shelves have been sitting around for.

Halcyondays, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of dansmcd
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear straw coloured body, with two fingers of glowing white head which hangs around for the duration, nice lacing.

S - Mild grassy hops, salty malt and citrus.

T - Follows the nose with a touch more intensity, a pretty typical German pils character of dry cracker malt, some lemon and grassy hops.

M - Thin body, high carbonation. Refreshing.

O - Crisp and clean, lacking a little in character but it's an easy drinking warm weather guzzler and it does that well.

dansmcd, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of tmoneyba
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from World of Beer.

Poured clear pale color with a large white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium grassy bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.

Good German Pils

tmoneyba, Nov 28, 2008
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 sethcroisant
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a straw yellow. nice head with excellent retention

S- spicy hops and a little salt. cracker-like malt

T- light malt up front with some spiciness from the hops following directly after. salt adds some twang that enhances the hops. crackery grain in the end. is "crackery" a word? TOO LATE

O- nicely done by weltenburger. interesting brew

sethcroisant, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of RoyFokker
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

RoyFokker, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of IanRiley
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

IanRiley, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of bzach
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
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Weltenburger Pils from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
86 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.