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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 1,854
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 120
Gots: 174 | FT: 0
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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-30-2000

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4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Reviewed January 1, 2012. Poured a 330 mL bottle into a flute glass.

A: Poured a clear golden straw yellow with a one fingered creamy head.

S: This is oddly one of the strongest grassy smells I've taken in from a beer. Reminds me of a white wine. A green apple taste comes through quite nicely with a bit of hay & grains on top. I honestly quite enjoy this smell.

T: Sweet grassy bread-like qualities comes through. There is a dash of spice thrown in which makes it that much better. The grasslike quality is oddly my favorite thing of this drink.

M: This goes down nice and smooth. This carries nice due to its carbonation.

O: This fits the style of a Munich Helles Lager quite nicely. I never really was a fan of this style, but with the grassiness that this gives it's quite beautiful. I love nature in my drinks: oak, pine, and grass. This will be something that I will like if I could find it in large quantities.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of ONUMello
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a flute
A: Pale yellow with a thin stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom; a thin head quickly disappears. Almost looks like a sparkling wine.
S: Grass, corn, dough, lemon. Light but nice.
T: Grain (corn/wheat), dough, light hops, a bit of grass and citrus. Crisp and complex. Very tasty.
M: Very pleasant. Light and crisp with a hint of sparkle.
O: This should be a nice light quaffer. Instead I'm sitting here sipping it slowly- it's just that complex and enjoyable. And this is during December- I can't wait for summer to get here; I'll buy it by the case.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of IPhantom
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw-gold that you can almost see your TV through. Appetizing snow-white head about a finger and a half thick that dissipates to a thin ring. Sticky lacing is persistent and goes all the way up the glass.

Nose is nice and grassy, with an almost wine-y note. Taste is crisp and bracing--saltine crackers, green apple, fresh cracked pepper. The mouthfeel is, in a word, glorious. Smooth on the tip of the tongue, then seeming to evaporate off your tongue leaving a crisp, somewhat spicy finish.

As I've gotten older, my palette has turned a little bit more towards pilsners and pale lagers. I don't know yet where this one ranks among its brethren....but it's way up there. A beautiful beer.

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Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,854 ratings.