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Veltins Pilsner - Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.

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133 Reviews

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Reviews: 133
Hads: 261
Avg: 3.45
pDev: 18.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co. visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2000

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Reviews by kjc51478:
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3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellor with light head. Aroma is sweet malts and a little floral scent. Taste is sweet with herbal flavors and a light hop bitterness in the finishing. Aftertaste is typical German pilsner with a heavy sweetness and light herbal hops. Pretty much your average, run of the mill Pilsner.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one is a brilliant bright yellow in color and slightly hazy. It has some good, light carbonation and is topped with a beautiful, white, retentive, clinging head.

Smell – The aroma here is unusually grainy and the hops are spiced but very light. This is not bad but off from what I’m used to for the style.

Taste – The beer mellows a bit at the taste. The hops pick things up a bit and there’s a light fruity finish that evens things out.

Mouthfeel – This light-bodied Pils has a nice, light, tingly feel on the tongue and some surprisingly stiff drying in the mouth.

Drinkability – This isn’t a classic by any stretch of the imagination but is rather inexpensive and worth a look.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5


That’s what this beer is all about. It’s easy on the lips like Jessica Alba is on the eyes. It’s light, blonde, soft and spicy. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the body.

Flavor wise, there isn’t much there. I would say that water is the primary flavor with some light, almost toasty malts and herbal hops follow through with some pleasant notes. Aroma is light, not quite skunked, and mostly light herbal and floral German hops. Mouthfeel is watery, but lighter then water somehow.

Overall, dull, but oh so drinkable. Very nice but can you believe that Opus charged me $5.50 for a 10 oz poor of this?

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Photo of Todd
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: Served in a 0.5l branded mug at Restaurant Leibniz-Klause in Berlin.

Appearance: Pale, clear, bright golen yellow with a big, thick, clumpy white foam lace -- plenty of stick.

Taste: Light all over, and smooth. Hops are the focus with a strong, coarse herbal character followed by rind in the background and salty sting. Thin sweetness, but enough to hold things together. Hop finish is long.

Notes: A nice brew to suck back with some food, but nothing fancy. Went quite well with my Kesselgoulasch.

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Photo of Billolick
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce brown bottle (new packaging?) w/o any freshness dating. Pours prety clear light straw, white head, showing some retention, scattered lacing, nose is mildly earthy. This is a fairly light bodied, crisp pilsner. Light notes of honey and grainy hops in the finish. not a bad little summer quaffer/quencher.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.34/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very plane and simple, but slaughered by the reast of the German field.

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Photo of vinivini
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Milkysunshine
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of virinow
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2012.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear pale-gold colour with good carbonation. Forms a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before subsiding. Faint aroma of light malt with a whiff of noble hops and solvent.

Tastes of light malt with a crisp bitter finish. Weak hints of stewed noble hops, and a harsh background note. Bitterness is relatively strident for a lager. Mouthfeel is light, prickly and dry. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of light malt and stewed hops.

So-so. Above average for most lagers, but only middling when compared to other German pilseners. A hint of noble hops and a more obvious bitterness, but otherwise this doesn't stray far from the standard lager template. No need to seek it out.

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Photo of ADR
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold, good dense white head of 1/4 of an inch. Light sweet aromas, similar to many Pilsners. Malt is pleasant and nutty, straying toward papery but not too off-putting. Hops are acidic in quality and have a slight tobacco sense, as well. This brew has a definite flavor profile along with its crsipness. Nothing incredible but I liked its impression well enough.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Yellow golden body with a nice sized frothy white head leaves nice lacing down my glass. Aroma: Mild sweetness clean grassy hop profile not bad at all, clean with some hops. Taste: Upfront hop bitterness crisp german pils a bit one dimensional and boring at times but I like the hop bitterness that comes through the flavors are of grassy herbal hops. The sweetness is balancing but very nice slightly bready. Mouthfeel: Lighter bodied meant for the summer season carbonation was a bit much, other than that nothing special. Drinkability: A nice German pils that is decently flavorful and refreshing.

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Photo of Keegan
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Miha
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of RickyS
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

I'll be synthetic: this is like drinking a daisy.

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

My least favourite Lager when visiting Germany, the Germans already serve Lager with a massive head which is bad enough.
The Beer/lager loses it carbonation almost immediately, making you drink it faster. Not my first choice.
Pale, smooth and clean taste, just a shame about the bubbles ! 'hic'

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Photo of rastaman
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty nice, easy drinking pils. Dryish flavour, with a slightly herby dry hop finish, not big on body, and not big on complexity, but very nice drinking, a slightly better than average German Pils.

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Photo of KristijanG
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of skholbrook1982
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mchen
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of pmcadamis
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A fluffy two finger white head tops a honey-gold clear brew with lots of champagne-like bubbles rising to the top. The head eventually settles to a thin cap and leaves a little bit of spotty wet lace on the glass. Swirling brings up a thicker cap.

S - Soft and malty nose with only small hints of floral hops. This is the way that I like pilseners to be....more malty and sweet and less pepper and acrid. Refreshing sea-spray salt air nose with some tight biscuity and crackery malt aromas.

T - Much like the nose it's soft, sweet, and malty like wheat crackers with salt. Upon swallowing, a nice wash of peppery saaz compliments a dry finish. I really like this; one of the best German pilseners IMO.

M - Light in body, but solid. Moderately carbonated and quite dry.

D - This is much more drinkable than others of it's ilk due to the more balanced and malty-sweet flavors that don't have the aggressive peppery notes of some Czech and German pils.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Veltins delivers a delicate, easy-drinking pils!

It offers a great appearance with a clear golden body and creamy bright white head that holds well.

The nose expresses fresh grainy malt that's well-infused with softly spicy and subtly herbal hops.

In the mouth it's quite smooth with a moderate carbonation (at least given the style) and medium-light body.

The flavor is perfectly balanced between its gently sweet (and even lightly toasty) malt and spritely spicy, floral, and herbal hops. The bitterness is perfectly balanced to this somewhat restrained version of the style, and it's quite refreshing and easy to drink while maintaining flavor and interest. The finish is drying (as it's malt does linger a bit), and spicy with hops.

Quite nice! There's just enough here to keep it on the dinner table, yet it would also serve extremely well at a sporting event during the summer. Flavorful and refreshing!

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tempest
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at Finger Lakes Beverage Center in Ithaca. I was ecited to try a new pilsner, but this turned out to be a little more of a Euro pale lager than anything else. It was pretty bland with a bready flavor and aroma and a touch (not enough) of grassy hops. It could be worse, but it's not really worth trying.

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Veltins Pilsner from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
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