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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,874 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,874
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 122
Gots: 187 | 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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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bright pale yellow color with a magnificent bright white head. Nose is a little skunky and earthy. Grassy with some pale biscuit notes.

On the heavier side of being light bodied with crisp carbonation but feels nice and full in the mouth while remaining extremely smooth. Sweet dry biscuity malts followed by herbal hops, finishes balanced with some lingering sweetness, goes back like water with some good flavor. Nice.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is textbook, exactly what this style should taste like! it pours a very light clear honey color, with an inch or so of lasting snow white head and jovial carbonation. the nose is less banana and clove than the others, but still there to some small extent, with soft and semisweet malts being balanced by a hopping only an old world german brewery could execute, this is the art of balance ladies and gentlemen. very mild flavor, grains first, bittering hops second, with the yeast sort of uniting both camps in a harmonious mixture of german purity and tradition. the yeast has some soapy complexion to it, and a touch of acidity, maybe citrus, to cut the malt sweetness. an impressive offering by any stretch, but the drinkability here is unrivaled. so clean and bright, perfect carbonation, expertly refreshing, and you cannot beat the price!

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of 360logic
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a pale golden caramel hue. A medium thickness foamy head forms quickly and sticks around for most of the session, leaving some surprisingly nice lacing.

S: Kind of dull. Mild citrus and white bread mostly, with a bit of grass and a little of that subtle acetone aroma german lagers tend to have.

T: In a word - Clean. Nice dryness upfront, then a lightly toasted bread and finishing with a nice slightly lemony hops. The very short finish leaves you wanting to sip this dangerously fast.

M: Effervescent, almost champagne-like. Really pleasant how light and carbonated this feels paired with the dry, clean flavor.

O: A good brew for a hot day. The super clean, dry flavor and lively mouthfeel makes this very refreshing, despite the disappointing nose. A good, solid brew for refreshment, but not much else.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,874 ratings.