Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
87
very good

391 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 47
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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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.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Possibly the best pilsner ever!

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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.

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4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 beautiful lacing.

Smooth bready malts are predominant in the nose at first, but the herbal hops and citrics 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 and broken biscuits, the floral hops and lemon coming on naked but still discreet, with even a hint of Eau de Cologne at the end. Beautiful.

The taste is so delicious that i had no time for complexities as it went down. 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. The flavour also adds a metallic character to the aroma which seems appropiated. Smooth and tender like an angel, but still sharp like a razor blade, if not dangerous. Mind blowing material.

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. A light thirst quencher that you can still sip as Cognac, as good as it is.

This has to be one of my favourites all around, and in my opinion almost on par with the Hefe from this brewery and the best Pilsner i ever tasted, with Konig a not so far second. I really love it!

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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.

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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.

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Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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