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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

219 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2000)
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Photo of kurgan3
2/5  rDev -42%

kurgan3, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
2.03/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Label proclaims this as a "German Pilsner Beer", but it's a pilsner like Miller Lite's a "true pilsner beer". Clear dull yellow color, moderate white head. Aroma: dry, vegetal, flat, hints of corn, flinty, and overall off-putting to this nose. Absolutely no body, texture, nil, nothing, nada. Not a single bit of taste to be accounted for. It passes through you, without a trace of it having been on your tongue at all.

feloniousmonk, Jan 20, 2003
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of GarthT
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

GarthT, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of mchen
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

mchen, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Douberd
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured, from a half litre can.

Colour is golden yellow, with a soapy white head, leaving heavy lacing on the glass.
Light aroma of malts.
Taste is very light bitter.
Light thickness on the palate and a bit watery, average carbonation.
Overall quite average.

Douberd, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of WesWes
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thin white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has that typical pale malt and yeast smell that so many of these type beers have. It is not as skunky as some I've tried. The taste is awful. It is grainy and bitter. It doesn't smell skunky, but it sure as hell tastes skunky. The mouthfeel is decent. This is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. Over all this is a terrible beer. It looks good, smells good, and has good mouthfeel, but it tastes awful. It's one and done for me.

WesWes, Jan 16, 2004
Photo of TinusTime
2.53/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A rep broght me a sample of this the other day claiming all sorts of wonderful things about this beer and how it was huge in Germany etc etc.. I wonder if he had ever tasted this beer? It poured a medium yellow straw colour with a decent head that didnt last too long. The smell was crisp and a bit hoppy with a weird sort of metallic tone and a touch of le skunk. The taste was underwhelming.. Hoppy in that German Pilsner way, yet it left a long odd aftertaste. It reminded me way too much of St. Paulis Girl and Becks. Not the worst beer i had ever had, but not at all worth the hype and definately not one i would shell out 7.50 a six pack for.

TinusTime, Aug 15, 2003
Photo of flyingpig
2.58/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Light straw coloured and clear with a thin, white lacing at the top of the glass that fades fast.

Almost no noticeable smell coming from this one other than some corn and very light citrus coupled with various other adjuncts.

Corn & bread to begin with along with some adjuncts and grain, There was some lager hops and a touch of malts but it was a basic pilsener taste and didn't have a whole lot going on with it.

Light in body and with a grainy, sticky feel to it what ended up finishing quite dry and with a tang to it. Carbonation was about medium with this one.

Not a great beer at all and I felt it was especially bad for a German offering. There was very little going on and the taste was basic and unexciting.

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flyingpig, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Quej
2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A - Pale yellow, clear as water, llittle head but lots of carbonation.
S - Metallic and coppery, very little smell otherwise.
T - Very little taste, drying and a bit bitter, but not hoppy. Largley tastes of metal. Not offensive, but watery.
M - Very light, watery.
D - About as drinkable as cold water. And about as flavourful.

Quej, Jan 11, 2009
Photo of Smurf2055
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Smurf2055, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of kidlowell
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

kidlowell, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

ejimhof, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Schmoog
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Schmoog, Jan 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

rorjets, Jan 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

mmutantl, Jul 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

stevoj, Apr 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

mrandypandy, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of canucklehead
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yet another euro pils in da can. This is ok but really a shadow of Konig or Topvar. Not enough body and hops and not much of a finish. Drinkable , yes in the way that Becks is better than Canadian. Seems there is too many German lagers in a can available and not enough duppelbocks and vienna lagers .

canucklehead, Jun 16, 2005
Photo of MarkoNm
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another German pilsener.
Pours a clear golden color, topped with familiar two fingers of white head.
The mild grainy and malty aroma are wasily picked up.
The taste is light, slight sweetness at first, followed by somewhat grainy body, little bitterness. Finishes with a nice bittery and refreshing feel.
Another fine German pilsener, that is.

MarkoNm, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of philbertk
2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Veltins Brauerei--Grevenstein, Germany--Veltins Pilsener. 4.80% ABV. 30 IBU's? (2.5 / 5.0) Thin mild lace white head. Clear thin bright yellow color. Bavarian stank hint noble hop front. Thin crisp dry Pils body fades to weak mild end. Bland but easy smooth & crisp. 5 oz Taste @ Fremont Oktoberfest 9/24/2010.

philbertk, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of stcules
2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light golden color, clean, white foam, average creaminess.
In the smell some base grassy hop, and malty notes.
Light body, light hoppy taste, more maltiness, not the top of freshness, but not so bad.
Quite standard aftertaste, some maltiness and balanced bitterness.
Drinkable, as industrial beer.

stcules, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of mactrail
2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A pale golden color in the German mug. Decent mustache of foam. Average carbonation in the mouth for a typical lager.

Watery taste as well as body. Persistent, odd resiny taste is pretty much it for flavor. Sharp and spritzy mouthfeel makes it good for a fast quaff, at least. Being thirsty myself, I had more hope for this. Slight hoppy tang with a hint of medicinal bitterness in the aftertaste.

Overall it would be interesting to see if this was any better than the other industrial euro lagers. It doesn't speak much for the German brewing tradition except for being clean and inoffensive. On tap at the Kaiserhof in San Diego.

mactrail, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of rarbring
2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer is clear pale straw colored, small bubbles, a white head that settles rather quickly leaving little lacing.

The smell is faintly hoppy, some grass and nettles.

Starting with a white bread malt character, some citric presence and a modest clean bitterness.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, medium small body, rather smooth, a small dry finish. Easy to drink.

A very standard pilsener IMHO.

rarbring, Jul 11, 2011
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Veltins Pilsner from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
79 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.