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Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
88
very good

410 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 54
Gots: 53 | 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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Photo of Jtrigonis
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adaminski818
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of magpieken
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
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 +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mackeyse
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steelheadangler
4.81/5  rDev +23.3%
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 +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stickyv
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
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 -17.2%
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 +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
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 +9%
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 +10.5%
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 +5.6%
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.

Photo of Stillyman11
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.9/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Possibly the best pilsner ever!

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rfoltz53
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of steveh
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Rarely see this so when I did, thought I'd grab it up. Much high praise among Lager Lovers for this beer -- and I'm always game for a good Pils.

Typical 11.2 ounce Euro brown bottle with 5.1 ABV and suggested serving temp of 46° - 52° F. Coded bottling date translates to May 7, 2014; 7 months isn't terribly bad for a Pasteurized German beer -- and I know the store where I picked this up keeps the majority of their imports cold. &8 for a six-pack.

A -- Clear, pale straw color with a dense white head that holds up well.

S -- Mellow herbal hops, grainy malt, and mild DMS of the "fresh" character. Some light citrus character from hops peeking through.

T -- Light bready malt up front with a yeasty character similar to what I taste in Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr beers, though not as strong. Malts blend into spicy, herbal hops and the finish is more bready malts with a lingering herbal hoppiness in the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is very soft to crisp dryness from hop bitterness. Body medium-light due to some lightly unattenuated malt that adds a robustness that balances out the herbal crispness.

O -- When I tasted the first bottle of this Pils it really reminded me of SN's Summerfest Pilsner (points to SN). The more you drink of the Weihen, the more you can taste the malt, hop, and yeast character differences between it and the SN Pils. This makes me wonder (again) about Pasteurization and also the use of U.S. 2 row. Overall, you can't go wrong with this Pilsner if you want to taste a good example.

Photo of Spence138
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of alostplot
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%

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Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
88 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.