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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,792 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,792
Reviews: 794
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 115
Gots: 145 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Loveyourbeer, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ZEB89, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

JustOneMorePlz, May 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Maillard, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kevindp9, May 28, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
3.26/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

EDIT : Altered my review slightly after 2nd go-'round with this brew.

16.9 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Rather average lager. Very light golden, decent amount of carbonation happening. Good, thick head that lasted a while.

S - Not much happening. Smelled like an adjunct lager to be honest, maybe not as dank. Some bready aromas.

T - Did taste better the second time around, but I'm suprised this beer is rated so high. Munich Helles is my favorite style of beer, and this is one of the top rated in the world. Can't believe this, but it tasted like a less offensive adjunct lager. Not as much corn filler, and maybe a bit more hoppiness. Disappointing. Not an offensive beer, but again, tastes to me like a less offensive AAL.

F - It's only positive, really. Light in a good way and crisp. Nice amount of carbonation.

O - Quite disappointed. This brew comes nowhere near my 4-5 favorite (as of now) Helles lagers. A very average beer without much going for it. Wouldn't mind trying this on tap, but I doubt I'll ever buy a bottle again.

stella77artois, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Noonan425, May 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

MadWolf, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

carlitosbronson1, May 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Ralphs66, May 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -50.9%

pin, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mxchap, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BobaFret, May 21, 2013
Photo of RTitus
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was very excited to see this in the grocery store because with the temperature rising I have been craving more crisp lagers. Twelve ounce bottles brown (other German brewers take note).

Poured a pretty light gold, very clear and natural looking. Thin white head that dissipated leaving a cap for a few minutes. Lots of bubbles, this looks like a great thirst quencher.

I did not get much smell off this one at first, but as I drank I started to notice a little bread and a hint of something citrus.

The taste is where this brew shines. A perfect crisp beginning with a little lemon and a sweet without adjunct bread. Bitter and sour are balanced so well. This is just excellent and shows how the style should be, why can't the macros make beer at least close to this.

So far this beer has just been an upgraded version of what most people think of as "beer", but the mouthfeel on this sets it into a category of its own. A brisk carbonation and a grainy mouthfeel gives this beer a substantive distinction. I have to say the graininess was a suprise but I liked it. It melds with the carbonation well. This beer also has a dry finish that keeps you sipping.

On a sad side note, I offered one of these to a friend, who tasted it and said "Wow thats good, tastes just like Miller High Life." I just stared at him.

RTitus, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photekut, May 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

ThePorterSorter, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold.
Smell: Lemon, floral, and honey biscuit.
Taste: Lemon and some honey.
Mouthfeel: Almost spritzy.

This is one of the best pale brews I've had. It is immensely refreshing; a hybrid of a lager and a pils. The lemon in the smell is the first on the scene, followed by the biscuits. It is the same with the taste, except the lemon dominates most of it. You could drink this every day, but mostly on warmer days; actually, it's just as excellent on cold days. I would definitely get this again.

TeamMathis, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

memphischas, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Stugotzo, May 10, 2013
Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,792 ratings.