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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,782 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,782
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 114
Gots: 143 | 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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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.33/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clean deep yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a small gingerbread like malt and not much of anything really. In the taste, a gingerbread like malt and a note of lemon citrus. A smooth and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry gingerbread like malt and a note of citrus in the aftertaste. A mix of malt and lemon citrus, eh!

OWSLEY069, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of rusty3335
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

rusty3335, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

A straw like yellow body with some cola like carbonation stuck to the glass, and some nice rising carbonation in the middle, real crystal clear. White cap is creamy to foamy consistency, and froths up real nice on the pour.

Wonderful bakers white bread sensation on the nose. Crisp sense and hop, some mild butter.

Taste brings a wonderful mix of chewy and crisp malt action. Bread finish upon the swallow, with some lime tightness and sharp playful carbonation. Borderline dense body gives to a good richness in the palate. Hints of mild lemon come throughout.

Overall great tasting drink from a great tasting brewery, they never seem to fail.

smakawhat, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of logicerror
4/5  rDev -1.7%

logicerror, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of sean05luvb
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

sean05luvb, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of rodney45
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into my 24 oz mug.

A: Clear safron amber with a pillowy white head that lingers and laces magnificently.

S: notes of citrus, clove, honey, and crushed munich and pils malt.

T: First initial flavor profile is of crushed grains and mollasses. It tastes a lot like a winter mix of horse or cattle grain, in a good, earthy, homey way. Notes of roasted pils, and munich malt. Secondary profile is of light noble hops, cinnamon, clove, citrus and slight skunk. Yeast profile is german, and slightly non existent.

M: Light and crisp with moderate carbonation. Alcohol ethers arent present.

O: This is the defining beer of the style. A true work of craftsmanship that has defined a stile of germal pilsner and munich lagers. You cannot go your whole life without trying this beer. Make it a point of visiting some beer garden somewhere that features this beer on tap, and order a pitcher. Go ahead. You deserve it. Gets so much better as it warms up. MAN

Pair with a nice

rodney45, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of grannaniwa
2.25/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Aroma is not great. Little bit of a stale beer smell. A little bit of the interesting smells of the hefeweisebier hiding under there.

Taste not doing much for me. Reminds me of an Indian beer I might get with dinner sometime. Little bit of bitter taste, pretty flat flavor over all.

Other good reviews are not changing my mind. Either the bottle was no longer at its best, or it’s just not a beer I enjoy.

Overall: C

grannaniwa, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of TheBeard89
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

TheBeard89, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of jamisonspitzer
3/5  rDev -26.3%

jamisonspitzer, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -14%

JAHMUR, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Danny1217, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of magictacosinus
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsner glass from a 500ml bottle. No freshness date.

This beer is quite beautiful. While it's a simple, golden-yellow color as any other Munich lager, there's tons of carbonation literally shooting upwards towards the top, as well as a small head that remains throughout (although no lack of lacing). The initial 2-finger pour was undeniably remarkable. There's a slight cloudiness to it as well, which is pleasantly surprising.

The aroma is nothing but crisp malts and cereal grains, honey and a yeasty touch to it that makes it inviting and unique within its own style. The hops slightly tingle the nostrils as well. Overall, everything smells really fresh and lively.

For a lager, the flavor here is completely spectacular. The malts are definitely more present than the hops, but they remain as a bready goodness topped with slight spiciness and a sugary core. This is literally the beer equivalent of full-breaded sugar rolls that I've had for breakfast for many years of my life. By the end, the alcohol triggers a warming sensation that mixes with the sugar and produces a near heavenly aftertaste of scrumptious goodness. Due to the carbonation and yeastiness, there's remarkable fullness in the brew's body that is truly unlike any other lager I've ever had, especially from Germany. Ridiculously easy to drink, which makes me glad that this nearly sessionable.

Fantastic. Truly a beautifully made product with lots of love and respect for the art and tradition of brewing. One of the best lagers I've ever had, and one the best I'll ever have!

magictacosinus, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of HumanParaquat
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

HumanParaquat, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of mfigueroa713
3.5/5  rDev -14%

mfigueroa713, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of seanballs
4/5  rDev -1.7%

seanballs, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of K9AleingPiss
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color was a very nice golden clean and active blonde like a good lager,the head was a bit flat,and the lacing was lacking. The smell was a very nice bready,sweet malty odor. The tase was that as well,but a tad bitter at the end. Still very good ,just not quite as balanced to me as a samuel smith or even a paulaner,I did love this beer,however.

K9AleingPiss, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprised I have not reviewed this one yet.... I went to a tasting last night and a short conversation made me think about the beer styles I hold true... A good Helles makes my top tier every time.

Picked this bottle up at the COOP... Poured into my small weizen glass... nice foamy white head... good lacing the brew is clear straw... beautiful.

Clean.. the word of the day is CLEAN... pale malts and just hints of hops.. nice... loving it.

Pale malts.... balance on a teetertotter... near perfect bitterness... the hops seem a bit stale.. spicy but muted. Clean with some minor sulfur.

Body is smooth and wonderful... nice... no complaints.

Great brew... seemingly out of place this time of year, but I am not complaining.. very drinkable and inviting... I wish got another bottle for tonight.

All 4's....

JohnGalt1, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of allstar255
4/5  rDev -1.7%

allstar255, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of BTFU
5/5  rDev +22.9%

BTFU, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of omnigrits
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall pilsner glass.

A. Crystal clear pale yellow with a good effervescence and a white head.

S. Plenty of sweet grainy aromas, a touch of grassiness and some floral notes.

T. Sweet grains again, a herbal, floral flavour from the hops and a decent bitterness in the finish.

M. Super clean and crisp with a carbonation that's not OTT.

O. I'm generally an ale drinker, brought up on English bitter, and lagers don't often find their way into my fridge. This is one that does. It's an excellent example of the style; clean, refreshing, full of all the right flavours.

omnigrits, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of usafboy
2.9/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours a mostly clear straw yellow with a big white head. Spotty lacing occurring as I drank it.

Taste- Very bready and sensational hops kind of overwhelming to me. This was my first beer of this specific breed so I didn't know what to expect.

Overall- I might have received a bad batch of this or something but haven't gotten back around to it. Definitely not my style but I'm sure if its good enough for the Bro's its good enough for others.

usafboy, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of jayhawk73
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow color with a half finger white head, which quickly disappears. Extremely clear and clean looking brew- very easy to see through. Decent lacing on my glass as well. The nose is grass, lemon, mild hops, and a little bit of malt. Very pleasant, and clean. The taste follows the same suit, and has a nice mild sweetness to it. The feel is well carbonated, medium bodied, and has a clean, sweet finish. Overall, a nice refreshing beer. Cheers.

jayhawk73, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
5/5  rDev +22.9%

GreenMountainBoy, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of DrBwser
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

DrBwser, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of wagner617
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

wagner617, Feb 03, 2012
Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,782 ratings.