Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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5/5 rDev +28.9%
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.
03-06-2014 03:10:15 | More by Steve-Atlantic
4.58/5 rDev +18%
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.
04-28-2013 06:17:17 | More by droomyster
4.53/5 rDev +16.8%
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.
10-05-2006 06:17:06 | More by vancurly
4.5/5 rDev +16%
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.
06-26-2012 02:25:27 | More by smakawhat
Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
87 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.