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Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
87
very good

337 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 35
Gots: 22 | 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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myouman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-14-2014 01:05:40 | More by myouman
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-09-2014 01:44:33 | More by MisledTitan
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%

500 ml bottle purchased from the Copenhagen convenience store down the street from the hotel I'm staying at.

Served fairly cold into whatever glass I could find.

Appearance - clear golden color, a little on the pale side with a nice finger of head that subsides but leaves a nice soapy residue. Good level of carbonation. Good lacing streaks all around the side of the glass.

Smell - nice floral and grassy aroma. Some mild grainy notes, but everything works in cohesion brilliantly.

Taste - similar to the aroma, clean and crisp with mild grassy and grainy flavours. Very tasty and well constructed pils. Nice bitter taste throughout.

Mouthfeel - clean and crisp and nice dry finish. Moderate level of carbonation.

Overall - really fine German pils. These guys can't do anything wrong.

07-06-2014 19:23:07 | More by DenisKolkin
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webmanspidey

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-05-2014 14:41:42 | More by webmanspidey
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ThomasKoren

Finland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-05-2014 14:31:31 | More by ThomasKoren
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LaughingZebra

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-04-2014 22:21:19 | More by LaughingZebra
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nate_nate_nate

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-04-2014 02:07:56 | More by nate_nate_nate
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-24-2014 19:28:35 | More by DC_Brah
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Filler83

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-24-2014 01:39:59 | More by Filler83
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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-22-2014 19:50:14 | More by mrcraft
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KeyWestGator

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-22-2014 18:53:56 | More by KeyWestGator
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EN27

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16%

06-21-2014 01:31:43 | More by EN27
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DETHOM12

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-20-2014 12:40:41 | More by DETHOM12
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j_hollings13

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-19-2014 15:19:13 | More by j_hollings13
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vancean2

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-18-2014 01:38:53 | More by vancean2
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ale207

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-16-2014 03:31:45 | More by ale207
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -1%

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Rastal 0.2l pokal glass. Batch 5034.

Appearance: Clear gold color with a persistent thick white head. Lots of persistent thick strands of lacing.

Smell: Floral with some mild fruit like notes with a deep inhale. Not strongly aromatic.

Taste: Quick hit of crisp bitterness up front, then a cracker-like malt middle, and then a lingering noble hop finish. A hop forward pilsener.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and maybe a little oily on the teeth with good carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: A full flavor pilsener, but perhaps just above average although high marks for appearance. However, it is a very drinkable beer. Like many German pilseners I've had, I feel this one is engineered to be drank in high quantities and go with a wide range of food, which in this case was pizza. I could easily have another one as everything together works well and it compliments/accents food, but doesn't get in the way.

06-14-2014 22:41:08 | More by damndirtyape
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-13-2014 20:25:11 | More by markgugs
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -48.5%

06-13-2014 16:53:06 | More by craftbrew502
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CharlotteElwart


3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

06-12-2014 19:56:13 | More by CharlotteElwart
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CincySpectre

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.7%

06-10-2014 20:55:58 | More by CincySpectre
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-04-2014 22:00:32 | More by afsdan
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tharper178

Florida

5/5  rDev +28.9%

06-01-2014 15:17:06 | More by tharper178
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.69/5  rDev -4.9%

A: Straw gold with a massive white head.

S: Stuffy Pilsner grainy smell. Some off smells as well.

T: Has a delicate light fruitiness with a bitter finish. Leaves a papery tasting breath of air in the mouth. I suppose it's reasonably bitter for a soft Pilsner. Not very effervescent.

O: Yawn.

05-31-2014 23:17:31 | More by Hoppsbabo
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-28-2014 00:46:19 | More by tvghost
Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
87 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.