Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by bcpriess:
4.78/5 rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is second only to Stiegl Goldbrau in the pantheon of great beers, and not only is it the second best lager in the world, but the second best beer, period.
A: This beer pours nicely into a cold mug from the 16oz, served cold. .5in of head, fine bubbles, and a rich golden color. It is clear, not cloudy.
S: Despite having a weak sense of smell, this is a beer I want to bury my nose in before, during, and after drinking. The scent is neither malty nor hoppy. Yeast and grain are the predominant odors, perfectly balanced as in a freshly cooked loaf of bread. It smells like bread baking.
T: Like it smells only moreso. This is a rich pure lager. I taste yeast and grain. High quality yeast and grain. This beer is neither sweet nor bitter, and its aftertaste contains no nasty surprises. It continues to taste like it tastes and smells. If there were an award for flavor continuity, this beer would get it. This is the only category I rated lower than 5, only because Stiegl Goldbrau has a slight upper hand.
M: Liquid, crisp, refreshing. No discernable sediments or hardness to the feel of this beer. It is wet and clean.
D: Very high. This is a beer you can and want to savor over the course of a fine meal. Perfect with onions and rare beef.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2010 18:22:56 | More by bcpriess
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4.03/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I think my bottle could have been fresher as it was a little undercooked carbonation-wise.
A - Clear, bright and with a satisfyingly billowy head. I poured it in to style-appropriate glassware and it looked sort of amazing.
S - Light hop profile complimented by malt, spice, orange peel and a little hop.
T - Light hop profile complimented by malt, spice, orange peel and a little hop.
M - Light and refreshing but I'd have liked a little more fizz.
O - Beerdrinkers of the world (and by world I mean Beer Advocates) really need to recognise that there is definitely a place for lagers. This was a great way to start my session, easing in with a classic and refreshing beverage.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 08:03:43 | More by abeeronthebeach
Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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