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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,786 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,786
Reviews: 794
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 114
Gots: 143 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-30-2000)
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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear pale gold and a couple of fingers of ivory head; sparse lace left behind

S: grassy, grainy, flowery fields; some bread and yeast...

T: crisp and clean drinking pale grains; hints at grasses and hay; something citric, maybe lemony; something herbal and rustic, too

M: lean and tight, crisp and clean-drinking, moderate bitterness, smooth and light-bodied

O: what I presume to be exemplary of the style, rounded off by my lack of familiarity thereof, presents as an easy-drinkin' beer, session-able and light, with a stable of core flavor elements

Greywulfken, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Carpentiere
2.48/5  rDev -39.1%

Carpentiere, Today at 12:49 AM
Photo of Gajo74
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

What an amazingly clean and refreshing beer! Awesome clarity and balance! Pours a light straw yellow that displays a spritzy carbonation. So smooth and drinkable. Taste has an incredible balance of hops and malts. Each are subtle; a slight hint of bitterness with a slightly sweet and malty finish. I also detect a lot of bready tones. Feel is so crisp; the carbonation tickles the tongue and is slightly spicy. A light beer but oh so flavorful. If I was trapped in a hot desert and I came upon an oasis, this just might be my first order.

Gajo74, Yesterday at 03:53 AM
Photo of GabeBoise
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

A little too metallic/grainy in the flavor profile for my taste. This characteristic may be true to style.

GabeBoise, Monday at 03:02 AM
Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

rderedin, Sunday at 07:03 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

AlexAfonin, Sunday at 08:40 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Jtrigonis, Thursday at 03:36 AM
Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -1.7%

sweemzander, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of bsling
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

bsling, Nov 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Eman17, Nov 17, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

WilliamJRileyJr, Nov 17, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +15.5%

CTague, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

tedgelee, Nov 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

jazzface78, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Cbmccarthy, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ksi4077, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%

Vy-hen-schteff-ah-neur. That's how you pronounce this one.

Appearance (4.25) : Very fluffy and pillowy head about three fingers tall, leaving lots of generous lacing on the glass as it recedes. Body is true to style with a very crystal-like clarity and straw color.

Aroma (4.5) : Beautiful hop and malt mixture, with hay, sweetgrass, a little chard, and lemon skin. Bouquet is medium-strong. Spot on for a German Pilsner. Nails it.

Taste (4.25) : Bready, some yeast, with crushed aspirin and bready hop on the finish. The flavor profile is malty and slightly hopped. Again, spot on for the style.

Mouthfeel (4) : Lightly zippy with a carbonated creaminess that melts away in the mouth. The finish dries on the palate with a lightly hopped finish.

Overall (4.18) : You can pay $12 for a 12 pack of mediocre beer and get a mediocre experience. But wouldn't you rather pay $12 for a 6 pack of excellent beer and have a memorable one? You at least owe it to yourself to try Weihenstephaner's Original. Good Bavarian German Pilsner and hard to beat.

- T-A-J

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

fosters9, Nov 11, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

CTFalcon, Nov 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

mdlb44, Nov 11, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%

Faris071, Nov 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Bryanweppner-123, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Sampled last night on 11/6/14.This one is in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) and seen it in a larger 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle also. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a special limited edition 'Weihenstephaner Brazil 2014" .5Lweissber vase glass.

Pours a clear straw-golden yellow in color with a good 3-finger foamy white head that settles down to around a good 10mm after a while. A decent amount of sticky lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is most of grassy grains.Pretty much the same for the taste with bread/yeast with a hint of lemon zest(?) in the mix. Crisp and easy to drink and goes down easy. Lighter+-medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall another great brew from the world's oldest brewery! (Started in 1040 AD).

BeerWithMike, Nov 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

mattfs47, Nov 06, 2014
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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