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Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner PilsnerWeihenstephaner Pilsner

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BA SCORE
87
very good

275 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 275
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%


Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-23-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-22-2013 11:58:29 | More by Nutwood
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vkv822

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz : pilsner glass

Clear, golden yellow with a foamy white head.

Grassy, floral hops, well balanced with a crackery malt bonebone.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done pilsner though I would love a chance to try a more fresh version of this.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 08:17:38 | More by vkv822
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pilsner glass at Estelle's in Boston.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready and sweet pilsner malts lager yeast, and grassy hops.

Taste: Chewy bready and slightly sweet pilsner malts, lager yeast, some bitterness, and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, chewy, a little dry, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Such a refreshing beer as the weather gets warmer here in Boston. More please.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 23:06:18 | More by Flounder57
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pure and regal, the taste of Pilsner rarely gets better. Showcasing the pilsner malt in all its simplistic glory and then floral and spicy balance to round out its taste ensures high drinkability and refreshment from start to finish.

The lager captivates the eye with its bright golden hue that displays a steady streaming dance of carbonation that float to the top and create a cottony white head. Long in its retention and trailing with broken concentric lace, this Pilsner is very pleasing to the sight.

With its cracker-like malts and its floral bouquet, its aromas are a blend of honeysuckle and fresh baking bread. Soft apple and lemon peels lead into a crisp and tangy scent. The light earthiness of straw stems from lightly kilned barley and leafy hops. It leaves a delicate pepper note to ponder as that first sip comes rapidly.

Supple sweetness and breadiness drift onto the early palate with a notion of powdered sugar and grain. But as the early sweetness gives way to a delicate sulfur taste, the beer crispens considerably as apple, lemon and white grape decorate the middle. Its clean and malty-dry finish balances with the spicy noble hop type of bitterness, equipped with peppercorn, mint and a hint of vanilla.

Its light and dry body is given a short lift with its expressive carbonation. But as the bubbles wisp away, the sweetness dissolves and the ale's gentle warmth and hop spices leave the mouth refreshed, clean and crisp.

Hard pressed to find a more authentic and more satisfying lager, Weihenstephaner seems unable to make anything short of stellar!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 15:56:20 | More by BEERchitect
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-13-2014 21:17:47 | More by Axnjxn
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -48.3%

04-13-2014 17:19:13 | More by spoonhawk
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plaid75

New York

3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a clear straw hue with a two finger frothy white head.

There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a soft pale sweetness and a faint metallic hop.

The taste offered an even slight sweetness with a balancing grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the rounder side of the style.

Overall a tasty classic pils.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2014 21:49:04 | More by plaid75
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-09-2014 11:46:14 | More by victory4me
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-05-2014 19:33:34 | More by leinie13
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kgrichards

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

03-30-2014 21:31:45 | More by kgrichards
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ZOSO2192

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-30-2014 18:49:57 | More by ZOSO2192
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Jpinoniemi

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-30-2014 18:28:26 | More by Jpinoniemi
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -16%

03-21-2014 12:27:55 | More by bsuedekum
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16%

03-20-2014 22:39:33 | More by nineworldseries
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-16-2014 15:11:18 | More by Fettpopps
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-13-2014 20:17:53 | More by samEBC
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ccoyle

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-09-2014 23:47:05 | More by ccoyle
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DOCRW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-09-2014 01:56:46 | More by DOCRW
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Steve-Atlantic

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On draught at the Tip Tap Room in Boston.

The definition of what a pilsner should be from the worlds oldest brewery.

Taste is crisp, refreshing and complex all at the same time.

What really makes this beer world class is the almost unbelievable creamy mouthfeel that it manages to produce with this style of beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2014 03:10:15 | More by Steve-Atlantic
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Wezzle

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-27-2014 17:11:39 | More by Wezzle
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Feel_the_Darkness

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-23-2014 17:01:04 | More by Feel_the_Darkness
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Bandi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-22-2014 21:47:59 | More by Bandi
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JoshuaShort13

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-22-2014 16:47:00 | More by JoshuaShort13
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

typical crystal clear golden
Smell of Pilsner malt, floral but also pine hop components, quite complex
taste is Pilsner malt not sweet or dry and very pleasant hoppy bitterness at the end. alcoholic undertone.
Thin lager body with some biting carbonation, making it refreshing. The noticeable resin note makes it very drinkable
A good almost great Southern German Pilsner with interesting hops. Carbonation is a bit too sharp for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 16:06:43 | More by safaricook
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snaotheus

Washington

4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 pint, 0.9 ounce bottle (i'm sure that comes out to a round number in milliliters) poured at fridge temp (41 F) into a pint glass. Number printed on the label is 4172; do not know what it means in terms of best by or bottled on.

Pours a clear yellow with a medium bone white head with medium retention, medium amount of active carbonation. Smell is lagery without the negative lager yeast note that typically turns me off. Something a little lemony, but still yeasty about the aroma.

Taste is juicy, which is not a word that I would typically associate with pilsners. Something slightly honeyish about it, but still with a vague bitter bite, very slow aftertaste maintaining some of the sweetness. My favorite pilsner (which is in a narrow field for me) is Victory's, which is much, much bitterer than this. This is an interesting (and tasty) counterpoint.

Mouthfeel is light, effervescent, slight stickiness. Overall, I like it more than I thought I would.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 22:06:31 | More by snaotheus
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Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
87 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.