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Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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very good

399 Ratings

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 50
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

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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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

This is an excellent German Pilsner.

Gold, it has a big white head soon thinning to thin, lasting foamy top.

Aroma is wonderful, bright herb, apple, bread.

Taste is nice juicy herb, grain, lemon-apple with lean bread and firm, zesty bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some malt sweetness quickly follows. The hops presence is a bit subdued but is standard for the style. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is definitely one of the better beers in the style.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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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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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

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11.2 ounce Euro bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Bright golden color. Amazing clarity. Fine white head. Great stickage. A very pretty beer to look at.

Smell - Grains. Orange rinds. Slightly sweet. Slightly herbal. Slightly sour. Nice.

Taste - Mild malt flavor. Citrusy. A touch of herbs. A bit of that Euro sour finish. Delicious.

Mouth - Fizzy yet buttery.

Overall - So this is what a Pilsner is supposed to taste like! This lager is the yardstick which other Pilsners should be compared to. It's a shame the Mega-American breweries choose not to make beers that taste like this.

Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
87 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.