Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by doktorhops:
4.35/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Ahhh, Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan - mighty bastion of the brave Germanic beers (and 'oldest brewery still running', yeah yeah we know that already). Weihenstephaner Original Munich Helles somehow slipped between the cracks of my own beer tasting knowledge only to rear its delightful head (not a beer euphemism) coincidentally during Oktoberfest [least likely coincidence ever]. Well here you are Mr. Original, let's see if you truly live up to the Weihenstephaner name!
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stein.
A: Clear pale golden body with an (I kid you not) inch sized cappuccino froth white head. You can see some major carbonation action going on within the glass so it is little surprise the head sits proudly on top.
S: Interesting with its bold musty yeast upfront, appreciable grain base (more malt than corn aromas) in the middle and honey sweetness with subdued cut grass hops to finish.
T: Waited for the head to drop a little before tasting, not a fan of getting beer foam in my nostrils. Yeast really dominates the flavour, still musty but with a big bread dough wallop, followed by that honey, then the malt base and ending with a long dry grassy hop finish. Uniquely German in its own Helles Lager ways with that big yeast taste that you don't get with other Lager styles, and which can be off putting for people unfamiliar with Munich Helles.
M: Almost as hearty as a thick beef stew in the body and light in carbonation (surprisingly considering the prominent head).
D: The only if that would make this beer any better is if it was served in a masskrug by a buxom German girl wearing a dirndl... well one can dream. That aside it is a highly drinkable, likeable Helles that is true to the style "Prost!".
Food match: You could almost make a sandwich with the bold bread flavours in this brew, or in the least forego the slice of bread at meal time. German food is an obvious choice of course. Quiche would also pair well.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2012 07:09:45 | More by doktorhops
More User Reviews:
4.56/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
This bier is beautiful. Bubbles rise from a clear golden body to reach a frothy white head. Great head retention and lacing.
It smells of wheat, malts, and faint dried grass.
It tastes crisp and clean. Grains, malts, and said grassiness soon part ways to a more bitter finish. Great balance.
The beer feels crisp and clean going down.
Overall, this beer is lovely. All parts work well together.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 13:23:06 | More by JuicesFlowing
Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,586 ratings.