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

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229 Ratings

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2000)
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Photo of flyingpig
2.58/5  rDev -25.4%
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 shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

shelby415, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

bluetrevian, May 09, 2012
Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -13.3%

StoicBeast, May 03, 2012
Photo of rale
3/5  rDev -13.3%

rale, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of stevoj
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

stevoj, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Zimbo
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bit of a skunky smelll to start which quickly blows off this looked reasonably pleasant. Typically medium yellow for the style this kept some wispy head throughout but showed minimal beading and lacing. A bit hollowy thin all and all and just overly dominated by a carbonic edge which creates an atypically unpleseant bitter edge. A bit too malty for my taste and there isn't much harmony in the integreation of these two elements.

Zimbo, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of adamcthomp
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

adamcthomp, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear amber with a decent white head - typical, but still appealing. Well, it is a pilsner. Strong aroma has a malty core and a robust fruity overtone, pear and apple with a touch of banana. Flavor is crisp and malty with a bitter hoppy undertone and a bit of fruity sweetness. Body is a bit thicker than I expect with this sort of beer, and is quite fizzy. I’m not a pilsner fan, preferring dark beers such as stouts, but I will give any good beer a try regardless of variety.

Cyberkedi, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of fullsweep
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL brown bottle. As I had no clean glassware, I drank this straight from the bottle.

A: even through the bottle (lame, I know), there was great clarity, believe it or not, some fizzy/lightly fluffy head on top.

S: sharp, pungent yet appetizing scent--a foretaste of the bitterness to come.

T: strong bitterness upfront, that lingers and slowly fades but leaves a sharply bitter aftertaste. It's like bitter with a side of bitter!

M: carbonated and fizzy, light on the tongue

O: although very bitter, and unlike any pilsener I've personally tried, it's enjoyable and very classically German!

fullsweep, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Douberd
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
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 Milkysunshine
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Milkysunshine, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev +15.6%

brutalist, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Campodog
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Campodog, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

schopenhauerale, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Everydayoff
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a pils glass by freshness date.

Golden in color, big fluffy cream head with good retention, it leaves lacing ring clinging to a glass upon dissipation. Carbonation is medium to rather high.

Barley malt, bread and floral hop along with some good yeast strain.

Big malt bite brings sweetness and breadiness, reinforcing with modest yet delicate hop bitterness. The body is medium with soothing carbonation and dry finish.

“Yes” pilsner but could be better to add more carbonation to bring more refreshing touch to palate.

Everydayoff, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

sukwonee, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Gregwa, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of stcules
2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
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 Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of RollTide05
4/5  rDev +15.6%

RollTide05, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev +15.6%

jonb5, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of RWACKO
4/5  rDev +15.6%

RWACKO, Nov 21, 2011
Veltins Pilsner from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
79 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.