1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Not Rated.
Weihenstephaner OriginalWeihenstephaner Original

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,606 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,606
Reviews: 784
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 99
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,606 | Reviews: 784 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bierguy5:
Photo of Bierguy5
Bierguy5

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle, 5.1% abv. Clear straw color, with a foamy white head. Retention is decent, but there are some spots of lace.

Cereal grains and bready malt in the nose. Grassy and herbal hops in the back.

A bit sweet up front, which is a bit surprising. Cereal grains, and hints of bread. Slight herbal hops provide a slight bitterness at the end, but nothing that lingers long.

Lighter body, with soft carbonation. Fairly clean overall. Easy to drink. Maybe not my favorite German lager, but not bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 02:35:01 | More by Bierguy5
More User Reviews:
Photo of snakeayes11
snakeayes11

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2014 02:57:50 | More by snakeayes11
Photo of AlexFields
AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2014 02:07:39 | More by AlexFields
Photo of caustin90
caustin90


4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2014 01:32:13 | More by caustin90
Photo of avwrite
avwrite

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2014 01:12:06 | More by avwrite
Photo of Ardeer
Ardeer

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-29-2014 23:56:40 | More by Ardeer
Photo of TheStones727
TheStones727


4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-29-2014 21:04:49 | More by TheStones727
Photo of Blackholematter
Blackholematter

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-29-2014 01:38:41 | More by Blackholematter
Photo of Matthew1788
Matthew1788

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-29-2014 00:52:23 | More by Matthew1788
Photo of edmiglia
edmiglia

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-29-2014 00:31:24 | More by edmiglia
Photo of AndyandAng
AndyandAng

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-27-2014 23:31:22 | More by AndyandAng
Photo of wetland68
wetland68

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-27-2014 01:54:42 | More by wetland68
Photo of fthegiants
fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-26-2014 07:08:01 | More by fthegiants
Photo of wethorseblanket
wethorseblanket

California

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Library Alehouse.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a half-inch thick white head which fades to the rim leaving spotty lace.

N: Grainy, yeasty, faint lemon citrus, grassy/hay, spring freshness.

T: Mostly follows the nose while being crisp and nicely clean.

M: Light body and semi-medium carbonation. Smooth, yeasty and grassy finish.

O: Easy drinking. I have to ask myself, self - why haven't you had this before???

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2014 01:53:06 | More by wethorseblanket
Photo of fitrock2112
fitrock2112

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured Weihenstephaner Original into a mug.

A - Pours a bright clear golden with a finger of white head.

S - Some light bread, biscuit, malts. Faint hops and some skunk.

T - Light malts, more bitter hops in there as well. Mid palate getting more bread and light malt flavors. On the aftertaste just a pinch of bitter hops comes through.

M - Smooth with medium carbonation with medium to light mouthfeel.

O - A good Helles. Enjoy! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 22:55:30 | More by fitrock2112
Photo of jamis
jamis

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-25-2014 17:52:18 | More by jamis
Photo of rabbitguy
rabbitguy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-25-2014 17:11:01 | More by rabbitguy
Photo of Narthax
Narthax

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-23-2014 21:08:53 | More by Narthax
Photo of SCZ
SCZ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-23-2014 18:57:21 | More by SCZ
Photo of thufflife
thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-23-2014 16:17:33 | More by thufflife
Photo of Ryan82
Ryan82

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-23-2014 10:48:51 | More by Ryan82
Photo of Beer_4_brains
Beer_4_brains

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-23-2014 01:56:14 | More by Beer_4_brains
Photo of jhickman
jhickman

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-22-2014 18:42:44 | More by jhickman
Photo of John_Beeryman
John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-21-2014 13:14:06 | More by John_Beeryman
Photo of sjmad23
sjmad23

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-21-2014 05:33:04 | More by sjmad23
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,606 ratings.