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

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79
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204 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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NorbertB1974

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

02-10-2014 13:49:53 | More by NorbertB1974
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NerdDason

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-29-2014 18:59:28 | More by NerdDason
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

01-29-2014 18:56:54 | More by Schmoog
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rorjets

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

01-25-2014 21:05:23 | More by rorjets
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Chris_Beer

Germany

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-22-2014 09:08:56 | More by Chris_Beer
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Saind

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

01-06-2014 22:52:45 | More by Saind
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

01-04-2014 02:23:37 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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Hamme

Netherlands

4.63/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - The foam disappears a bit quick, but the color of the beer itself is like a beer should look.

S - It smells like fresh grains and it immediately brings me back to the beautiful hills of Germany.

T - The taste is strong especially for a lager, whom are known to be watery which is absolutely not the case with this beer.

M - It is thick and sticky on the tongue and leaves a pleasant and strong fresh aftertaste. It's so fresh that it feels like you just brushed your teeth.

O - I can't think of a lager beer that tops this one, it goes great with fries and schnitzel or pizza and even spaghetti's with red sauce. Plus it leaves no hangover when you drink a few more of this beer which is brewed according to the strict German purity laws. If you like lagers, Veltins is a must try!

Serving type: can

01-04-2014 02:18:38 | More by Hamme
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-01-2014 19:48:06 | More by Ciocanelu
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steveh

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Don't believe I've ever had this beer. Good 12 pack sale at a local spot and I was craving something light and crisp. A Northern German Pils. Best by 6/6/14 on the 12 pack and bottle labels.

A -- Clear pale straw color with a firm, dense white head that settles to a respectable cap leaving great lacing.

S -- Light herbal hops with some mild graininess back.

T -- Lightly bready to grainy up front with some citrus character in the middle -- a hint of melanoidin breadiness trying to garner some attention. Finishes spicy and herbal with good hop bitterness in the finish. Herbal bitterness lingers into the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp with a light body.

O -- A decent Pils overall, something to quaff without thinking, but still won't take the place of a Trumer or EKU Pils.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 22:13:58 | More by steveh
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metter98

New York

3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts are present in the nose along with notes of floral and grassy hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of bready malts with bits of sweetness and hints of grain; the hops contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and relatively clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but nothing really stands out in the taste when it is compared to the top beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 02:55:42 | More by metter98
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dcmchew

Romania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-10-2013 13:37:30 | More by dcmchew
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FLima

Brazil

3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow color with a thin head with short retention.
Clear aroma of sweet malt and floral hops.
Flavor of sweet pale malt with notes of herbal hops and vanilla. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with good carbonation.
Above average German Pilsner, a bit more malty and flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2013 16:33:24 | More by FLima
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-01-2013 16:30:45 | More by EmperorBevis
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rvonhagen

Washington

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Won "Best Pilsner" at the 2007 World Beer Awards. I love the Dortmunder style German beers. My family home town of Hagen is in that region. I have noticed that there is a consistent lack of appreciation for German lagers. These styles of beer are among the world's favorites. The balance achieved is nearly perfect for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 21:21:58 | More by rvonhagen
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Amalak

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-04-2013 23:51:46 | More by Amalak
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-03-2013 04:06:41 | More by DefenCorps
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LagerCognoscenti

United Kingdom (England)

4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a great appearance. The head is big and stays around. Loads of great lacing is left behind as the beer rapidly makes its way down my neck!

The aroma is herbal hops with a suggestion of mint butterscotch.

The taste is similar to the aroma with grassy hop bitterness and a distinct butterscotch note that reminds me of the English sweet/candy called Murray Mints. Basically a typical German pilsner flavour with a subtle twist of something unique to make it stand out.

You get the feeling this is brewed with really good mineral water as it is so smooth and delicate on the tongue.

A very solid and enjoyable German pilsner. Not as bitter or sharp as some examples, which could be a minus point for those who prefer that. For me, though I also enjoy the more bitter Bitburger, this is a classic beer with a refined character that's worth returning to now and again in the never ending quest for the worlds finest lager.

My mark out of one hundred would be 86.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 20:45:53 | More by LagerCognoscenti
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

09-04-2013 23:14:25 | More by msubulldog25
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magpieken

Australia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

08-08-2013 16:22:38 | More by magpieken
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Smurf2055

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

08-08-2013 16:07:25 | More by Smurf2055
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

08-02-2013 01:08:10 | More by burnstar
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jeffeljefe

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-06-2013 21:14:00 | More by jeffeljefe
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dgapitts

Netherlands

4.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A decent fresh flavour ... a very nice clean and natural taste, this is soo much better than the Bud I was drinking in the US!

I'm not a huge Pilsner fan normally (I tend to choose dark beers) but this is very good.

Also this is probably the cheapest beer I have drank in 2013as only 0.69 euros for 0.5litres from Aldi ;)

Serving type: can

06-28-2013 17:23:13 | More by dgapitts
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Miha

Slovenia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-01-2013 23:45:35 | More by Miha
Veltins Pilsner from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
79 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.