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Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
87
very good

398 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 50
Gots: 44 | 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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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of plaid75
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Steve-Atlantic
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.89/5  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.

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4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
87 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.