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Weltenburger Pils - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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BA SCORE
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 joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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

Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore.

Pours with almost no head, clear pale golden straw color.

Nose has light toasty malts and hints of straw, a light pilsner malts and bit of a lager like crisp aroma.

Taste has light toasty malts, light cracked straw, light juicy lager fruit, light creamy decoction malt flavor, little noble hop bitterness, and some crisp light clean lager flavors. Finishes dry and a bit crisp, light malts.

Mouth is a bit lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, about what I would expect from a night German pils, but a bit lighter overall.

Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A great looking pils, with a fluffy white head that sits atop the clear golden liquid; both retention and lacing were good

Smell: Bready, with a vague noble hop character

Taste: Bready, up front, with a developing faintly grassy character that progresses through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Probably great on the home shores but by the time it gets here, who knows how long it has been around; lacks the hoppy bitterness I would like to have seen; still, a decent example of the style

Photo of aasher
2.85/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

Photo of taylocd
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9 ounce bottle into pilsner glass.

A - very pale and slightly hazy straw color with a small, but robust and long-lasting head refreshed from continuous bubbling up the glass; impressive amounts of lacing remain throughout the session

S - the aroma is not especially strong, but it has a very pleasing bready or cereal grain character

T - on the front end, there is an unfamiliar (to me, at least) and slightly malty flavor, but the beer finished with a good bitterness and leaves a touch of the malt sweetness

M - despite the steady flow of bubbles, there is surprisingly little 'zip' from the carbonation and the beer is silky smooth (almost too much so), and it is just sticky enough for the flavor to linger from sip to sip

O - the Weltenburger Pils is very tasty and a pleasing beer to drink quickly and en masse.

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 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 corby112
2.9/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

Photo of MNJR
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clean, bright flavor, lemony, nice grain, dry finish, great carbonation. Quite delicious, in fact. The color is hazy straw, the head is pretty thin. But on most other counts it scored high. I recently had a Pilsner Urquell, and this is far better. The mouthfeel scores the highest on the BA scale for me (4.5): creamy, nice carbo bite, satisfying, clean aftertaste, and the aforementioned dry finish. Light enough to be refreshing, but heavy enough to pack some great flavor. Very good beer.

Photo of brewdenver
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very traditional pilsner. Its quite refreshing. Appearance is nice with a slight cloud. Smell is pleasant reminding you of fresh hops before a brew. Taste is clean, very enjoyable. The carbonation was spot on for me. A great pilsner in a sea of imitations.

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.8/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

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 Halcyondays
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Photo of IronDjinn
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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!

Photo of BDTyre
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, crisp German pils. Straw coloured, with a light, fluffy two fingered head. Refreshing, grassy hop smell and sweet toffee-ish, bready malts. A little dry on the finish.

Good carbonation, crisp and refreshing. Serve near 0 and this makes a great thirst quencher on a hot summer day.

Photo of tempest
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of djbreezy
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a belgian style stemmed glass.

appearance - pours transparent golden yellow with a generous head, excellent retention and beautiful lacing

smell - grassy and lemongrass hops

taste - lemon, grass, citrus, hops, with a slight sweetness

mouthfeel - light/medium body with tingly carbonation

drinkability - good session beer, refreshing, crisp, easy to drink

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 meeekyh
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

Photo of berley31
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Photo of ADZA
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is definately a good looking pilsner it pours a pale straw colour with really nice carbonation that leaves a one finger head with nice lacing,it has aromas of freshly cut grass,passionfruit and some lychee,it has a really nice mouthfeel for the style with tastes of passionfruit,lychee and a little citrus that finishes nicely,dry and crisp,such an easy drinking beer thats a good example of the style and could drink alot of.

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 rtepiak
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a wonderful pour with a nice foam. tight and bubbly. golden with a tint of green. a mild nose of yeasty apple pollen. not very hop aromatic. a very nice bitter that blends unaggressively with the honey sweet. a nice pollen and a nice earth quality. dry but not soapy. a mild sweet. wonderfully refreshing. a pilsner that is particularly twit wood earth and honey pollen sweet.

Photo of argock
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 17oz brown bottle into a clear pilsner glass. No freshness date. Purchased from World Market for $3.99.

A: Pale straw yellow with health 1-2 finger head with decent retention and pretty impressive lacing up and down the glass.

S: Sharp noble hops aromas dominate with pale grain and sweet malt otherwise.

T: Smooth and enjoyable with hearty sweetish pale malt flavor early followed by noble hops crispness. Aftertaste is short and hoppy.

M: Creamy and yet active carbonation.

D: A good beer but not a very good value at that price. Other beers are as good (Jever Pils is one) that is as good but much cheaper.

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