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

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79
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239 Ratings
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79
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2000

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.84/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Photo of oprefeito
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kidlowell
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of davemathews68
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of dar482
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of DOCRW
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of GarthT
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of BJSmit
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of NorbertB1974
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of NerdDason
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Schmoog
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of rorjets
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Chris_Beer
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Saind
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Hamme
4.59/5  rDev +33.4%
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!

Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of steveh
3.41/5  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.

Photo of metter98
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of dcmchew
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of FLima
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Photo of EmperorBevis
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of rvonhagen
4/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Veltins Pilsner from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
79 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.