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

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219 Ratings

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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

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2000)
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

chrishiker1409, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3/5  rDev -13%

DuncanMcBommer, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of SanWrencho
4/5  rDev +15.9%

A delicious pilsner with a classic balance between hops, malt and yeast. If you are a fan of exceptionally hoppy beer, then this may seem to fall short but I think this is a perfect example of why German beers in many ways still set the standard. The hops are bitter but not over-the-top aromatic and provide a fine counter-balance to its essentially malty character. An excellent value at $11.00 per 12 at Binny's in Chicago.

SanWrencho, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

jasperfriedrich, Apr 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

JoeMans, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

kylehay2004, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of MarkoNm
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%

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
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

oprefeito, Mar 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

kidlowell, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

davemathews68, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of dar482
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%

The beer has an aroma of grass, floral, a light bready malt.

The flavor follows of that bright green grass in the front, some floral hops, and a clean lager yeast. A bready malt in the middle.

A light and effervescent mouthfeel.

This is on par for the style.

dar482, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

DOCRW, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

NickThePyro, Feb 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

GarthT, Feb 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

BJSmit, Feb 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

NorbertB1974, Feb 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

NerdDason, Jan 29, 2014
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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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Chris_Beer, Jan 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 04, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +34.2%

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!

Hamme, Jan 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

Ciocanelu, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of steveh
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

steveh, Nov 22, 2013
Veltins Pilsner from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
79 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.