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Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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339 Ratings

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 35
Gots: 23 | 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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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-28-2014 00:46:19 | More by tvghost
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-20-2014 02:57:43 | More by countrybat
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-19-2014 03:10:44 | More by jsh420
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-17-2014 02:22:21 | More by sobbysoprano
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

05-13-2014 23:06:09 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-10-2014 00:27:51 | More by SweetChicken
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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-08-2014 02:26:36 | More by Chucker17
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-05-2014 16:32:23 | More by Rhettroactive
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-05-2014 03:57:53 | More by gatorlove
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-03-2014 19:24:14 | More by kraticus41
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a clear golden yellow, with nice, visible carbonation. A 2 inch head forms. Little spots of lacing down the glass.

Floral hop scents, with some biscuity malts, a little bit of black pepper.

The taste is similar. Just an awesome, flavorful, complex, easy drinking pilsner. A little bit malty sweetness, but mostly dry floral and slightly bitter hop flavor. Some great Noble hop taste in this one.

Light bodied, crisp, refreshing as hell and oh so drinkable.

This is one's a classic, always nice to step back from the crazy brews once in a while and respect something more subtle, but not any less complex.

04-26-2014 04:18:29 | More by GreesyFizeek
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-21-2014 00:12:49 | More by BeerShman
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-18-2014 02:39:50 | More by vhmf1978
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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

12oz : pilsner glass

Clear, golden yellow with a foamy white head.

Grassy, floral hops, well balanced with a crackery malt bonebone.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done pilsner though I would love a chance to try a more fresh version of this.

04-16-2014 08:17:38 | More by vkv822
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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

Served in a pilsner glass at Estelle's in Boston.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready and sweet pilsner malts lager yeast, and grassy hops.

Taste: Chewy bready and slightly sweet pilsner malts, lager yeast, some bitterness, and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, chewy, a little dry, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Such a refreshing beer as the weather gets warmer here in Boston. More please.

04-14-2014 23:06:18 | More by Flounder57
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

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!

04-14-2014 15:56:20 | More by BEERchitect
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-13-2014 21:17:47 | More by Axnjxn
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2/5  rDev -48.5%

04-13-2014 17:19:13 | More by spoonhawk
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New York

3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

04-10-2014 21:49:04 | More by plaid75
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-09-2014 11:46:14 | More by victory4me
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-05-2014 19:33:34 | More by leinie13
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

03-30-2014 21:31:45 | More by kgrichards
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-30-2014 18:49:57 | More by ZOSO2192
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-30-2014 18:28:26 | More by Jpinoniemi
Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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