Veltins Pilsner - Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
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United Kingdom (England)
4.18/5 rDev +21.5%
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 87.
09-10-2013 20:45:53 | More by LagerCognoscenti
4.38/5 rDev +27.3%
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 ;)
06-28-2013 17:23:13 | More by dgapitts
2.88/5 rDev -16.3%
A pale golden color in the German mug. Decent mustache of foam. Average carbonation in the mouth for a typical lager.
Watery taste as well as body. Persistent, odd resiny taste is pretty much it for flavor. Sharp and spritzy mouthfeel makes it good for a fast quaff, at least. Being thirsty myself, I had more hope for this. Slight hoppy tang with a hint of medicinal bitterness in the aftertaste.
Overall it would be interesting to see if this was any better than the other industrial euro lagers. It doesn't speak much for the German brewing tradition except for being clean and inoffensive. On tap at the Kaiserhof in San Diego.
12-10-2012 06:10:45 | More by mactrail
Veltins Pilsner from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
79 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.