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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 1,822
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 114
Gots: 156 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

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)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured extremely clear yellow golden that had an active head of multiple sized bubbles. This head fell pretty quickly to leave a very still looking beer with only a few bubbles rising as it stands. It would have been nice for it to have a bit more retention

Aroma: Typical well-crafted Helles...it smells like a milkshake. There are toasty aromas by the bucket load, but the malty sweetness is the dominant characteristic of the aroma. As it warms a bit, the hops are starting to peek through the abundant malty aromatics

Taste: It has a really clean flavor profile. There is a tad of hops noticeable when you first taste the beer, but they step back and let the beer finish balanced toward the malt in the finish like this style dictates. The lack of carbonation makes this particular example seem heavier on the palate than it should in my opinion.

Opinion: This is a super flavorful beer! I just love this style, because you have a beer that is as light as a Budweiser sitting in front of you that has so much to offer your palate! They are beautiful when well crafted, and this is one of them. I believe that there must have been something up at the brewery when they bottled this batch, because it seems under carbonated. There was a good amount of off-gas when I opened the cap, so I don't think that it leaked...besides the fact that it still tastes good. I will definitely be drinking this beer again...and probably review it again because I think that this bottle is an anomaly.

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Sampled last night on 11/6/14.This one is in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) and seen it in a larger 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle also. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a special limited edition 'Weihenstephaner Brazil 2014" .5Lweissber vase glass.

Pours a clear straw-golden yellow in color with a good 3-finger foamy white head that settles down to around a good 10mm after a while. A decent amount of sticky lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is most of grassy grains.Pretty much the same for the taste with bread/yeast with a hint of lemon zest(?) in the mix. Crisp and easy to drink and goes down easy. Lighter+-medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall another great brew from the world's oldest brewery! (Started in 1040 AD).

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

.5l bottle I got in Brewery mixed pack. Poured into the Weizen glass that came with the mixed pack, imagine that.

A: Poured a beautiful golden yellow, this is the epitome of gold. Had a huge white head that had some some serious creaminess. Disipated down to a nice top cap that had some beautiful sticky lacing.

S: Aroma is off grassy, earthy hops, malt, mild citrus, and some sweet bready notes.

T: Taste is a sweet bready malt, earthy hops, citrus, and slight taste of banana nut bread. Very nice.

M: Creamy, light to medium in body, a touch of hop aftertaste. Really goes down easy.

D: This beer goes down easier than my date on prom night. Easy drinking brew that has amazing flavor and still refreshes. This is a good plain drinking brew on any day. Happy day.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into an oversized wine glass with a small ½ fingers worth of white head. Watery golden yellow color and extremely clear with trace amounts of bubbles slowly rising from the bottom of the glass. It had an earthy grain and wheat type of odor to it. This one also tasted of grains as well but did have a slight hop presence near the end. Easy drinking with a light and almost fluffy mouth feel, I was pleased with my purchase.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light straw with little head to start with. This was weird because there was more carbonation that I thought possible.

There was a light malty aroma - it smelled like a freshly mowed lawn.

It tasted a bit doughy, with a light crispiness and a bit of hoppy citrus flavor. It was a kind of grainy, though, and extremely carbonated. It had a very dry finish with a creamy aftertaste. At first I thought it was watered down, but as I had more of this Helles, I realized it wasn't at all. This is good - definitely a brew for those hot summer nights. I'm going to convert my BMC buddies to this, as it's inoffensive but not cheaply made.

I honestly thought it was going to be skunked, but I guess that I misread the pull date. I was wrong about this, and I'm glad I was. Great Helles, can definitely have plenty of these in one night.

Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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