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Weihenstephaner Pilsner - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
88
very good

412 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 54
Gots: 54 | 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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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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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.

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Weihenstephaner Pilsner from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
88 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.