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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,822 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,822
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 114
Gots: 158 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

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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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5liter bottle into a .5 liter Weihenstephan glass.

Pours a clear light gold with a 2 finger white head. Excellent lacing.

Smells of honey and bready malt. Also some lemon thrown in there as well.

Taste is crackery and bready with an almost cereal-like flavor. It is pretty sweet with some hop bitterness becoming more pronounced toward the finish. A pretty balanced beer. Mouthfeel is medium and has an almost gritty quality.

Overall This is a very good beer and one of the tops in the style. I don't drink this near as often as I should.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Floral and citrus hops that dissipate and make way for faint spicy notes and sweet malts.

Appearance: Clear straw-golden body with a delicate white head.

Flavor: Sweet honey and caramel malt taste. A mild floral hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Wet and clean across the palate.

Overall: Clean, smooth, well balanced. Classic lager. Unpretentious and exactly what you would expect from a traditional brew. Simple and straightforward.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear straw yellow with a big white head. Spotty lacing down the glass.

Aroma is pilsner malt with some spiciness, bubblegum and yeast.

Light bready pilsner malt greets me with a pleasant smooth finish with a touch of noble hops.

Light and well carbonated.

Not my favorite style, but a very smooth and solid beer and probably better when fresh from the source.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,822 ratings.