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
More User Reviews:
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
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
Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,602 ratings.