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Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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371 Ratings

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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 40
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DmanGTR, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of garve
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This reminded me of drinking beers at the Hoffbrau house....its Ok ..not like OMFG what a great beer...if you had a giant pretzel and had some hot big racked frau serving you a 2L stien you would be damnnn I like this!!! NOT bad...Not Great...satisfying OK...ehhh...I'll have anutha'

garve, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ironstein, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Thren, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

440kk, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of phishbone23
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of erogers
4/5  rDev +2.6%

erogers, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

sethcroisant, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of DubbelTrubbel
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DubbelTrubbel, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Aewachiw, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 500ml bottle
Glass: Pilsner glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2013
Price: $3.49
Misc.: Part of the bottle reads “Brewed under the purity law, of 1516.”

Poured a pale, yellow, clear color with three fingers of frothy white head. Surprised at the high amount of head. Nice, healthy layer of white lacing on the sides. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled a big dose of honey up front, reminding me a bit of Honeycomb cereal. Grassy and hay. Some caramel as well.

Tasted similar to the nose. Got honey, corn, grass, hay and nickel, which reminded me of blood in my mouth. Still got that Honeycomb cereal taste. Nice sweet aftertaste.

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish.

That’s 2-for-2 for me on Weihenstephaner’s. Just a good pilsner.

BucannonXC5, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

YogiBeer, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Fuzzycuffs, Jan 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

wsc3, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Pours a medium straw color with great clarity. The head is a two finger white color with nice retention. The head retains more strongly away from the glass, creating a 'floater'...usually a sign of a hoppy beer. Intrigued!

S: Very well hopped, which I always like. Tons of grassy, zesty noble hops overpower - in a good way - the pale malts.

T: Light malt sweetness gives way to pure grassy hop goodness. Simple, but it works here. The only real complaint I have is that the finish isn't quite as balanced as I like. As such, it's a bit less drinkable than it could be. Having said that, it grows on me.

M: The carbonation grants this a coarse, tingly sensation on the palate. It's not entirely bone dry on the finish, either. If anything, it's more a pils to savor, rather than one to chug.

O: I feel that pilsners - when they're done well - provide a great example of simple refreshment in lieu of water. This is one I feel that stacks up nicely. It strikes a middle ground between the intensity of Prima Pils and the delicacy of Pilsner Urquell.

ThisWangsChung, Dec 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Ry1975, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

vegasmac99, Dec 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ferrettman687, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saturday afternoon beer. This is the first time that I've seen Weihenstephaner Pilsner in the US. So, on to the beer:

Pours out the bottle like pale straw. In the flute, the color is closer to pale gold than straw, with a few strings and dots of lace which stick to the glass. At first, the nose is husky like many German lagers coming out of the bottle. Given time, the aroma airs out and becomes clean. Honeysuckle, fresh cut grass, sourdogh bread, that's more like it.

Pleasing, clean, and refreshing. Weihenstephaner Pilsner is simple, yet is tasty, putting out pleasant grassy notes and pleasnt hop bitterness, backed by a honeysuckle and biscuit base. The beer is light bodied with modest crispness and is a simple pleasure to drink. Another one among many excellent choices from Weihenstephaner.

DoubleJ, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

hpeli, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Vec2267
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - crystal clear, pale yellow, minimal white head, light lacing

S - grassy hops, bready malts

T - like the nose, grain, grass, pepper, lemon, hop bitterness creates a dry finish

M - very bright and crisp

O - a solid pilsner but nothing outstanding

Vec2267, Nov 27, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

33 cL bottle,

A: Pours a clear gold with a small white head, some thick lace. Good head retention.

S: Bready pils malt, definite German malt smell. Grassy, floral noble hops.

T: Pretty similar to the nose. Clear hoppy flavour with a nice semi-bitter finish. Pils malt is solid, some husky grain character though which I wasn't too excited about, nothing to go crazy for.

M: Crisp, biting carbonation in the finish. Creamy at times. Refreshing clean finish for the style. I really like the hop character at the end.

O: A solid pils and what I can find from the Internets, it's fairly fresh. First time I've seen it in the Southland. Worth a pickup, but the regular Helles lager from these guys is the superior brew.

Halcyondays, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

tmt71883, Nov 22, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some herbal and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and very easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Patriot19, Nov 10, 2012
Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
87 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.