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Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
88
very good

383 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 42
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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)
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Beergelden, Nov 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%
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.

Steve-Atlantic, Mar 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

jazztoloc, May 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

tharper178, Jun 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Siopisophy, Sep 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

hutley58, Oct 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Hannis2424, Sep 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

nicholasadamwalker, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Stoge, Jul 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

spatendan, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Nose: honey, hint of spice, perfume
Pours brilliant straw gold with a firm, 2" bone white foam cap.
Grainy malt palate with a slight sweetness, a hint of fruit, light bitter touch on the finish.
Medium light body and medium high carbonation.

pat61, Sep 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

j_hollings13, Jun 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

kgrichards, Mar 30, 2014
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foghornleghorn22, Jan 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Rosstheboss, Jan 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Geiseman, Jun 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

afsdan, Jun 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

wsc3, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of DiUr
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

It pours a slightly golden pale yellow which is so clear that you can actually read trough the glass. Head is two fingers and it leaves some seriously beautiful lacing.

Smooth bready malts are predominant in the nose at first, but the herbal hops and citrics just blend so well as you smell it that you can´t help but put a smile of pure joy. This has to be a standard for the style. Bread crumbs, broken biscuits and cereals, with the floral hoppy character and the lemon coming on naked but still discreet, and even a hint of Eau de cologne at the end. Had to say it two times? Beautiful aroma.

The taste is so delicious that i had no time for complexities as it went down. What to say? One of those flavours on par with the aroma, with maybe a bit of a sharper character to it. Grains and sweet malts again, with hops and a hint of lemon. Anyway, the flavour adds a metallic character to the aroma which seems so appropiated. Smooth and tender like an angel, but still sharp like a razor blade, if not dangerous. Everything makes sense, like it happens with that person that you fall in love with. Mind blowing material.

I can´t remember the mouthfeel very well, again, which is maybe a compliment. I guess ligth to medium body. Crispy and sharp, but still with a solid backbone. A very long dry finish which holds a creamy touch in the back of the palate. As it happens sometimes, this is a perfect and light thirst quencher that you can still sip as Cognac, as good it is.

This has to be one of my favourites all around, and in my opinion the best from this brewery and the best Pilsner i ever tasted, with Konig a not so far second. Is there any Czech out there that we could argue about? I´ve had the Urquells, Staropramens, etc...which are not even near. The only donside is that i have only 33cl bottles available, which is hardly enough to satisfy me. I am not that experienced but still...I really love it!

DiUr, Nov 13, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is the first time I've seen this beer sold in northern Virginia and I'm very glad I found it, as it is on of the very best pilsners I've ever had. I put this in the same class as Stoudt's pilsner and Victory Prima Pils. Pours a clear straw colored body with a bright white head that generously laces the glass. Very fresh, clean aromas here. Nothing icky to speak of, even after it warms. I get a lot of grassiness and sweeter notes of honey and cereal grains. On the palate this beer is very lively and electric. The aromas carry over perfectly to the front and mid-palate, where they are in perfect balance, before finishing on a refreshingly dry and almost tart. I enjoyed having it with an assortment of cheeses and berries. An excellent choice as the weather warms.

droomyster, Apr 28, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been looking forward to this, after the joys of the weissen....

Poured into a competitor's (Schneider-Weiss) 500ml glass....

Big white fluffy head, leaving a long lace. Yellow/straw in colour, with some bubbling. Clear.

Hop heaven. That aroma is straight out of my brew pot. Saaz & pale malts. Unbelievable. Don't think I've had a pilsener with that sort of nose. Subtle DMS. After a while in the glass, the hop subsides, and the Munich characters become more evident. After that, some straw-like aromas.

Hops and malt fill the mouth. This beer ain't shy. The flavour balance is excellent. Some subtle candy-ish malt notes, and floral perfumes. I get a very, very late aftertaste of lime.

Bitterness is balanced, and the beer finishes very crisply.

Excellent stuff. Excellent brewery.

vancurly, Oct 05, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

jsh420, May 19, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

An absolutely crystal fourteen carat gold body, flowing with at first small cola and then pin head rising bubbles. Foamy, soapy head with lots of retention and a big cap, it just wont quit, you can make an ice cream top on this brew. It looks fabulous, even manages some soapy scattered lacing.

Great dry malt and dense bread action. Smells like a true beer. Faint sweetness and some grass like floral hop. It smells very inviting.

Taste at first in the palate seems down played, but the body comes with a thick dense malt and slight honey without a lot of sweetness or syrup. Finish hits with a floral and honey density with an almost creamy moutfeel. Dry baked white bread with honey on the aftertaste. Not that crisp but I prefer this density.

This is a wonderful dense pilsner and I like it's balance of sweetness, hop and dense malt. I rarely ever see this beer here, and I wish it would show up more often, it's fantastic, it might even be my favorite from the brewery.

smakawhat, Jun 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

EN27, Jun 21, 2014
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Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
88 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.