Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
3.58/5 rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: "0132" stamped on back label
Glass: Ayinger willi glass
Weihenstephan's Munich helles is a clean, malty, and subtly German-hoppy lager. Fairly undemanding in flavor and aroma, this would be an easy-drinking respite from warm weather, American hop-forward beers.
Pours a 2cm tall head of small bubbles of a fairly clean, white color. Retention is about average, slowly reducing to a thin cap atop the beer's body with some larger bubbles around the perimeter of the glass. Body is a transparent, bright yellow color, with light bringing out pale yellow tones. Carbonation is visible, rising up from bottom center of the glass.
Aroma is sweet, slightly soapy, of very pale malts, slight soil and mineral, lemon rind, and a bit of wet cardboard. Slightly floral and grassy European hops are present, but are fairly subdued.
Tasting opens with sweet and grainy malt flavors. Mid-palate finds a well-balanced mix of pale German malts alongside mildly bittering European hops. Back of palate continues the pale German malts with bitter European hops, the malts overpowering hops here, yielding a sweet grain flavor. Aftertaste is of pale malts with little residual hop bitterness.
Body is medium-light to light, with spritzy, lightly tingly carbonation. This results in a crisp, slightly foamy, flowing mouthfeel: the beer never lasts too long on the palate. Hops are noticeable in the spiciness they provide to the mouthfeel. Finish is semi-dry.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2012 05:02:18 | More by falloutsnow
More User Reviews:
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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