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Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
88
very good

417 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 55
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-23-2005

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Ratings: 417 | Reviews: 124
Photo of 50wolves
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - pours pale clear with large head (I don't normally drink pilsner so this may be standard??) doesn't appear to be much carbonation. Head is frothy and white. Aroma - smells of wheat. Taste - not sure if I haven't had a beer for a along time but initial thoughts are that this is a fantastic beer, very mild tasting, refreshing easy beer to drink. Wheaty taste. Mouthfeel - some carbonation, not overwhelming, it complements the beer if anything. Overall - really liked this beer, one of the better cool fermented beers I have had.

Photo of jakewatt135
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobob10
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle code 7094.

Huge fluffy white head on top of a straw golden colored beer with excellent clarity. Light pils malt and light spicy hops in the aroma. Mild flavor with nix balance. Light bodied and highly carbonated. Very clean but not as crisp as I would have liked, most likely because the bottle I purchased had almost a year of age on it already.

I was psyched to find a bottle of this in my area but will be looking to try this again if I can find a fresher bottle.

Photo of breadwinner
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigdb
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MOFALLINGLEAF
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

This has been quite a pilsner experience. I truly enjoyed this brew. One of my all time favorites for this genre.
LOOK : mostly clear with small head and very light retention.
SMELL: instantly you get bread, toasted yeast, and lime(almost unnoticeable)
TASTE: right of the bat apricots and sweet oranges, the malts are smooth and direct toward the back of your palate. after the palate settles you start to notice a little bite of hops, but it's not overbearing or unpleasant at all.
FEEL: semi-sweet and clear finish.

Photo of Jtrigonis
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adaminski818
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of magpieken
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. 07.10.15. Pours a straw colour with a frothy white head and some delicate lace. Aroma of straw, grain, bread and sulphur. Mild sweetness and gentle bitterness. Light bodied, smooth, sticky mouthfeel and a semi dry finish. A pretty decent pilsner from a brewer better known for it's wheat beers. 7.

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mackeyse
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steelheadangler
4.81/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had this beer in Germany and just loved it.

Photo of Jame515
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stickyv
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Grassy. Snappy. Light to medium body. Very very good German Pilsner

Photo of Omer_faruck
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Looks good, can't smell feels good.

Photo of johlac66
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Typical looking bubbling pilsner. Thin head. White lacing. Tastes like barley. Like eating barley. Tastes like a Michelob Lager for some reason. Or an Amstel Heavy.

Photo of Svendozen
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is sooo delicious. Probably one of the best Pilsners I've ever had.

Photo of Davidstan
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love this beer. Drank a 6 month old out of brown bottle.
S-Tarty and zesty with grassy and very slight lemon, slight skunk as expected
T-Excellent taste of noble hop and grass following nose. Gets better the warmer it gets and half way thru no euro skunk at all. Fresher bottle would have been optimal but this is hard to find.

Photo of CTbrew32
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Color is straw golden and perfectly clear. Pours one finger worth of a fizzy white head. Aroma is subtle, but consists of a little floral hop spiciness and a sweet dry malt. Taste is along the same lines with mildly nutty pilsner malts upfront followed by a crisp spicy/herbal hop bite that follows to the finish. Neither the hop or malt really overtake each other, yet both are showcased very well and are very complimentary of each other. The feel is pretty dry, but there's enough malt to add some smoothness to the finish. Light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, and perfectly clean in the finish. Just a great beer all round with great flavor and balance, and the perfectly crisp/clean feel that you want from a pilsner.

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Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
88 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.