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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,854 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,854
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 120
Gots: 174 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of bnes09
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Transparent light straw colored ale with a thick, white head. Great retention and lots of lace lines. Crisp herbal aroma with some fresh grains and grass thrown in. Bready malt character in the flavor with rice and corn. Very well balanced with an herbal, grassy hop bitterness. Hint of garlic. Finish is crisp with lingering hop spice. Light bodied. Lots of bubbles. Highly refreshing. A tasty German lager which I could thoroughly enjoy year-round.

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3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A light golden color, with about two inches of head that receded rapidly and left little to no lacing on the glass. There was very little carbonation visible.

S - Nice mix of floral hops and malty sweetness.

T - Tastes like a Euro lager with out the Euro funkiness, which is a good thing in my book. The dominant taste in the finish is a modest sweetness that makes the beer very easy drinking.

M - On the light side of medium. Pleasant, but nothing stands out here. This is actually the weakest (in my opinion) in terms of mouthfeel from the Weihenstaphaners that I've tried thus far.

O - Ridiculously drinkable beer, with perhaps a little more sweetness then I would expect and prefer. I want to give it higher rankings based on the others I've had from this brewery, and while it is tasty, there are many other options (from this brewery and others) that I would prefer.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of barczar
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light gold color with a frothy one inch ivory white head that lingers, leaving small sheets of lacing as it dissipates.

Grainy, cracker-like Pilsner malt and a touch of malt sweetness are accented by lightly perfumey, floral hops.

Flavor is grainy, slightly sweet, with cracker-like dryness hitting mid palate. Floral notes and a bit of earthiness surface in the finish. There's a touch of hop bitterness, as well as a peppery note in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with moderate to a touch high carbonation.

Fairly malty, slightly sweet, with spicy noble hop character and a bit of minerally notes. Very clean, easily drinkable beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of brureview
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a translucent light golden color in a Pilsner glass with a 3 finger head. A beautiful looking beer.

Light fruit and malt wafted from the head.

Carbonation was mild and transitioned to the taste. This happens in a well balanced beer where the carbonation blends seamlessly into the taste.

Taste: fruit, malt and hops. A standout lager. Slight bitterness.

This is a world class beer. Easy to drink, yet complex.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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