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

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79
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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%
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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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -10.5%

Pours out a bright gold hue, slightly cloudy, with a short-lasting cap of shock white head.

Aroma is faint but discernably grainy and dry.

Flavour is immediately crisp, with dry and mildly metallic grains, which holds throughout, joined by moderately leafy hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated which lends to the flavour profile and the style.

An okay pilsener, which would probably have far more justice done to it if it were more fresh and not so close to the best before date.

03-02-2008 19:09:12 | More by IronDjinn
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JBogan

Nevada

3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured a very pale yellow with a small head which left soon after. Moderate lacing left behind. Not a very good start.

Smelled faint at first, then I picked up a grainy scent and a good malt base.

Tasted pretty good, with the malt present, no alcohol to speak of. A bit of wheat bread.

I really like the mouth feel on this one. Crisp and solid, light to medium body which is just about perfect for this type of beer. Plenty of carbonation which lasted a long time and felt nice in the mouth. Smooth going down.

This was a pretty drinkable brew. Nothing to put in the beer hall of fame, but enjoyable and pretty typical in style for a Pils. Worth checking out if you come across it.

01-28-2008 12:55:20 | More by JBogan
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vancurly

Australia

3.98/5  rDev +15.7%

a)Pale yellow, haze-free, rocky white head, mild bubbling
s) Big noble hop nose, malty, with slight sulfur note
f) Good flavour, nice bitterness, balanced with pale maltiness. Clean, refreshing, crisp.
m) Good balance between body & crispness
d) Very enjoyable

01-05-2008 00:41:23 | More by vancurly
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +22.1%

in a BROWN bottle

A- 2in of puffy chunky white foam with good retention. mostly clear golden honey in color with some yeast swirling about for nice eye candy. lots of lace sticking around in serpentine patterns.

S- cream, butterscotch, cooked buttery corn, sour citrus, toffee, apple, some floral hops sneak out with the sweet buttery malt. though much different from any pilsener i've tried, this has a very enticing aroma.

T- nice butter/cookie/biscuit/waffle flavor becomes kinda sour as it merges with the spicy floral hops. some creamy fruit comes to mind as well- pear, apple, melon, and maybe a tiny bit of lemony citrus. tasty hop finish fades slowly leaving a clean malt MF.

MF- supersmooth and creamy for a pils, medium carbonation stings the tongue a little and allows the beer to glide down in gulps.

D- almost got a 5 up in this piece but pilseners aren't my forte, and i think i need some more experience before i hand em out.

12-04-2007 01:02:54 | More by hustlesworth
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thierrynantes

France

3.75/5  rDev +9%

Sorry this comment is in french :

A : Bière étincelante d'un jaune paille.
S : Nez franc de céréales fraiches agrémenté d'effluves de houblon.
T & M : Très mince en bouche, séche et fuyante, le houblon s'affirme pleinement. L'amertume, dominée par le houblon, dure longtemps.

10-17-2007 20:14:04 | More by thierrynantes
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GrimmReaper

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a nice clear goldish yellow with a bubbly white head with decent retention and mild lacing.
The nose detects some very mild skunk with overtones of grain,mild lemony and a touch metallicy.
Taste comes at you a little sweet with a tinge of spice and grass and finish's with little bitterness and kinda sharp with a dry tangy ending.
Medium to lite mouth with good carbs.
This beer is an easy drinking one with a fresh crisp feel taste that could be drunk anytime and easily consumable for quite a few on a hot summer day.Worth a try,i enjoyed this one.

09-23-2007 00:37:17 | More by GrimmReaper
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plaid75

New York

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured a medium cloudy straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a doughy cereal grain accented by a light noble hop.

The taste featured a husky grain with some light herbal hops. A bit of a raw vegetable element toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was slightly toward the thin side for the style.

Overall a good middle of the pack pils.

09-12-2007 23:36:47 | More by plaid75
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

08-08-2007 16:22:54 | More by pmcadamis
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

Clear and fairly pale gold with a huge white head, it took a while to pour it all into the glass as I had to wait for the head to fall some.

Smell is strong with spicy hop. Grass and pepper give the strongest impressions.

Faintly toasted cracker taste to the malt with a subtle yet notable spicy hop finish. Hints of lemon and honey. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. As it should be.

A refreshing and pleasant pilsner. Worth trying if you like the style.

08-04-2007 01:59:45 | More by elricorico
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CharlieMopps

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9%

A: Pours a pale yellow with golden highlights, transparent, with a fairly bubbly head that shows some retention.

S: A very grainy aroma right up front, which smells great, hints of yeast and a little bit of pale malt comes through.

T: Turns out to be a flavorful lager. The first sip revealed a watery introduction followed by an attack of grain and mild hop bitterness in the middle, sharp and crisp. The finish was smooth, washing out the slight bitterness with an almost buttery outro, but still light in flavor, and somewhat drying.

M: A light bodied lager with some solid texture to it, a bit of hop oiliness toward the end as well. Carbonation was a bit low, but I actually think that added to rather than detracted from this beer.

D: Veltins is actually a very drinkable pilsener. Perhaps not the best in each category, I'd say, but certainly nothing to shake a stick at. An above average offering that would suit fans of this style, or lagers in general.

07-01-2007 19:38:13 | More by CharlieMopps
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a clear light golden colour... White head poured fairly big and foamy then faded quite quickly to patchy layer.... no real carbonation... some light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Faint biscuity malts, light peppery hops, spicy fruits (light lemons, apples), some saltiness, some creamy sweetcorn notes, light honey sweetness, light grassy / floral notes...

Taste - Light peppery hops, quite sweet fruits (oranges, lemons), honey, quite sweet malts, some boiled rice notes, salty traces...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy with just a little bite... Light body... Pretty drinkable although maybe a little sickly after a while..

Overall - An OK Pils... a few too many macro hints to be better than average... worth a try maybe once..

06-22-2007 09:52:59 | More by mdagnew
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

05-12-2007 04:46:15 | More by tempest
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AlexLMS

Portugal

3.75/5  rDev +9%

Appearance: bright clarity with a golden color. The head is white, large and thick. Excellent retention. Nice lacing.
Aroma: agreeable hoppy nose.
Taste: malty.
Mouthfeel: smooth, good carbonation, low alcoholic strength (ABV 4,8%), light although satiating body.
Finish: lingering slightly bitter aftertaste.
Overall: Veltins is an elegant round beer. I would recommend it for anyone who would like to taste a nice example of a German Pilsner.

04-18-2007 20:37:32 | More by AlexLMS
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

Drinkability.

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?

03-09-2007 14:43:05 | More by DaPeculierDane
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bushbeer75

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

11.2 oz brown bottle

Appearance: Golden yellow in color with a thin white head

Smell: Clean smelling, a very little spice and dry

Taste/Mouthfeel: Light in body, dry with light hop flavor. Carbonation is mild

Drinkability: A refreshing, easy drinking pilsner that is good on a warm day

03-03-2007 21:15:10 | More by bushbeer75
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a golden color with a slight orange tinge and a pillowy off-white head. Smell is primarily sweet with malt, slightly spiced. Taste is similar to the nose, although the hops are well balanced with the malt, there could be more. There is also a slight metallic taste that ruins the experience. The mouthfeel is very light and has a velvety consistency. This beer is pretty decent even with the nasty metallic taste, I would be interested to try a fresher bottle. Pretty drinkable given the good balance of hops and malt, as well as the light body.

02-10-2007 06:05:54 | More by gmfessen
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dherling

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +8.4%

This is a sentimental favorite. When I was about ten my family in Germany introduced me to this. It was the first time I discovered what a good beer could be. OK, now on to my unpartial review:

Poured out a golden yellow color, thin filmy white head. NOse had a strong pilsner malty note, with some spicy hops backing it up. The taste was a bit heavy, but pleanest. Bready, tiny bit of hops, very full flavored and refreshing. Has a medium carbonaiton mouthfeel, appropriate for the style. Finishes smooth and refreshing with a slightly bitter bite at the end.

01-14-2007 03:05:44 | More by dherling
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +11.3%

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!

06-26-2006 23:16:41 | More by NeroFiddled
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

This beer pours a golden bright color with a bubbly head.
Smell was malty and slightly bitter, with a cooked vegetable smell, which wasn't very appealing.
Taste was bitter with malty backbone, with the prickly sensation of the carbonation. Also some breadiness and a dry finish. To me a very good pilsener, too bad for the smell, but taste was as good as it gets, it could be a little more hoppy, but that's it.

05-21-2006 18:26:31 | More by Absumaster
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nlmartin

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

This beer was purchased at The Party Source for $1.99. The beer was served in a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a pale yellow coloration. The beer has a fluffy two fingers high head. The head is off white in coloration. Thin streaks of lacing remain behind on the glass.

Smell: The beer has a predominately grassy lemon smell. There is a undertone of bready maltyness supporting the beer.

Taste: The beer hasa a nice sweet malty breadyness. This is supported by lemony grassy earthy hops. The beer has a nice dry finish.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer has a very slick light mouthfeel. The beer is well carbonated. This beer is very easy to drink. The beer goes well with food. I had this with burritos.

05-19-2006 10:11:29 | More by nlmartin
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Brent

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

On tap at the Cock & Bull in Covington, Ky. Appropriate medium straw color. Not quite crisp, but still pleasantly sharp malt profile. Hopping was nondescript, but adequate. Some hard-water mineral notes. Finish was clean, with a lingering, slightly acidic hop bite.

05-15-2006 20:48:15 | More by Brent
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scottoale

California

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%

Nice 330ml.brown bottle with "VELTINS" embossed on the neck. Pours a pale gold with a pure white 1/2inch of short lasting head. A little fine-bubble lace with this one.

Smells of light, sweet bready malt with a grassy hop to the finish and a little metalic.

Light sweet malty nose, bready and grainy with a quick bittering of hops that give a clean and balanced finish. Quite a refreshing taste. The alcohol is undetectable, the carbonation is there in the mouthfeel, though not visable.

Smooth and creamy in the mouth, but light in body. An easy drinker and a good, solid Pils...cheers!

05-12-2006 07:24:11 | More by scottoale
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geexploitation

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +15.7%

Looks like a typical pilsner out of the bottle -- pale, yellowish, big white head. The smell is a bit creamy, with with a green hop character and plenty of bready malts. On the palate, the sweetness of the malt is immediate, then quickly followed up by hoppy bitterness. It's not really special in any way, just solid and inoffensive. Mouthfeel is very smooth and easy drinking.

Nothing too special here, just a solid pilsner with no real weaknesses and no special strengths.

04-14-2006 04:21:15 | More by geexploitation
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +18.6%

Pours a fizzy golden yellow color with very little head, yet it does leave nice lacings. The smell is crisp and hoppy. It tastes well-hopped. One of the better tasting german pilseners I've had. I'm really surprised this beer is rated so low... I'm actually quiet impressed. The mouthfeel is adequate for the style, and the drinkability has got to be great 'cus I'm suckin these ones down in a hurry. Cheers!

02-18-2006 06:21:55 | More by jasonpeckins32
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured into weizen glass.
Light in color, light in head with a 'fizzy' sense to it.
Grass, lemon and hops aroma.
Taste was light grass, lemon some malt and hops.
Crisp taste. A refreshing 'ahhh' after the first several sips.
Nice light beer...even though it's not a light beer

02-01-2006 19:52:51 | More by Mebuzzard
Veltins Pilsner from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
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