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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,871 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,871
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 121
Gots: 183 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-30-2000

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Photo of Premo88
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(3 21 3 printed on bottle; drank on 2/10/14)

L: clear pale yellow, 100% clear; huge white head with loads of stick; head is 1 1/4- to 1 1/2-inch tall; some lacing

S: slight biscuit, sweet light malt, some grain; bread dough

T: light and sweet, some grain, some bread malt, even a little lemon; barley grain flavor; mixes into a hint of banana (?)

F: light, tons of carbonation off a light pour

O: super clean and easy-drinking, Original tastes very much like a good German pilsener with the hops sucked out of it -- there's no discernible hop flavor in this, no grass, dirt, earth, nothing bitter; much, much better than American-made Helles I've tried, but it's a nothing special if still solid brew, and one I'll definitely revisit as a palate-cleanser when taking a break from the hops

Photo of ScottAndrew
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; with a fairly aggressive pour, a 2 finger white head that receded to a thick collar; nice lacing;

S: restrained; a little grainy, a little malt sweetness; a touch of black pepper, a bit of fruitiness, a bit of sulfur;

T: also restrained; sulfur is more pronounced; combination of malt sweetness with low to moderate bitterness that come in mid-palate along with a little tartness;

M: light to medium bodied; tingly carbonation;

O: the sulfur detracted from the experience;

Photo of TheStepChild
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

500 mL bottle outside of Chicago. Must have traveled well or very fresh.

A: clear yellow or pale gold with large white head that lingers

A: light cracker malt aroma with a very light floral noble hop character

Flv: crisp cracker with hints at grasses and hay; very light floral and spice in the background, light bitterness that doesn't linger. No esters.

M: med-light mouthfeel, smooth, finishes dry with malt flavor lingering slightly

OI: A world class beer and one of the beers that sets the standard for the style. A must try at the brewery or in Germany. Didn't give it a 5 because I like one other helles just a bit more.

Photo of Superaveragebro
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of gotweid
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pint 0.9 fl oz. bottle, with coded bottled on date 2204 printed on the label. My first beer from Weihenstephaner, so I figured I would start here.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a wondrously clear deep golden yellow body with two fingers of thick frothy white head. Excellent scattered strands of lacing. Remarkable clarity, but some small sediment is noted. Looks excellent.

S - Crisp, crackery, bready, grainy, & floral. Simple, yet fresh and appealing.

T - Crisp, grainy, malty, and lightly husky. Very fresh, smooth, and balanced. A crisp herbal / floral hop presence mingles with the classic German malt bill nicely. The quality of the ingredients definitely shows here.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, and smooth with some residual graininess lingering on the palate. Light-bodied, refreshing, and extremely easy drinking.

Overall, I haven't had much experience with Munich Helles Lagers in the past, but this has got to be the pinnacle of the style. Hands down one of the best lager beers I have ever had, period.

Weihenstephaner Original Premium -----4/5.

Photo of vanderSchorpioen
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of trimode3
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of timontheroad
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice clear golden yellow, nice two finger head, fluffy bone white. Good carbonation bubbles rising, nice lacing. Aroma is grassy, with just a touch of spring flowers, with a nice bready malt smell in the background. The taste is grainy malt up front with a nice bitter crisp noble hop finish - very nice. The mouthfeel is crisp, light with a good carbonation bite. Overall, this is one of the best lagers you'll find out there, light, crisp, but full of flavor.

Photo of Coconuts
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of nicole309
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of DarthVorador
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of jbertsch
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Muggins25
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of jrmurph
5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.44/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of JesusApodaca
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of MichaelPiazza
4.1/5  rDev +1%

Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,871 ratings.