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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,662 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,662
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 102
Gots: 93 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

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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3.78/5  rDev -6.7%

The beer pours a slightly hazy lightly-pinkish yellow, much like slightly cloudy piss. The head is massive and beautifully stark white, with a creamy tight texture and tinny little bubbles. Carbonation appears moderate in the body of the beer, which is the faintest bit hazy, but truthfully quite clear. Lacing is in thin sticky sheets that run little lines across the glass. On the nose, the beer smells sweet and spicy, much like a Czech pilsner. Sweet sticky grain malt mixes with spicy grassy hops to tantalize the nose with varying layers. Slight caramel and biscuit can also be detected in the malt, and faint citrus plays alongside the spices. The beer tastes wonderfully bready with light spices from the hops. On the opening sip the spices tingle slightly at the beginning alongside a steadily growing bready flavor which eventually explodes in the middle of the taste, drowning out the hops momentarily with its creamy biscuit qualities before mellowing light citrus and hay with spicy zest and a faint lingering taste of biscuit. On the tongue, the beer is crisp and bubbly, though not too much so. The beers holds properly thin and drinkable in the mouth and it leaves the mouth quite clean with light droplets of saliva on the tongue. Overall the beer is quite refreshing and drinkable, with some nice malty complexity, although I do wish more of the spicy hops were able to transfer over from the smell to the flavor. A terrific Munich Helles with some nice flavor to rest alongside the easy drinkability, and a great start to my Weihenstephan experience.

12-03-2012 02:02:15 | More by Maxwell
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-02-2012 21:43:44 | More by mwar
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4.43/5  rDev +9.4%

Appearance: crystal clear, opaque, perfect for the lighter side of things

smell: grassy, grassy, grassy! Lovely light grassy hops dominate the smell of this brew, perfecting adding to its lawnmowery feeling

Taste: clean well carbonated, low, low hoppyness. this is the ultimate easy to drink (drinkable) brew I've ever had, perfectly fitting its style and tasting delicious at the same time

mouthfeel: like water almost, with a carbonation bite

overall: this is a 4.5/5 beer.

its clean as hell and does taste like ass the same way that American Adjunct lagers tend to do. Pure brewing skill demonstrated here from the worlds oldest operating brewery, and it comes out quite nice
Highly recommended for those trying to look on the light side of life

a must try

12-02-2012 06:45:32 | More by jucifer1818
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-28-2012 19:32:21 | More by zachd1
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-27-2012 04:58:16 | More by BJasny
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-26-2012 21:27:57 | More by Matthew607
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-26-2012 17:18:30 | More by blinker97
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-22-2012 01:10:46 | More by mdavidson
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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%

A - golden clear body with a thin whit head and some very fast moving bubbles.

S - light malt and light euro hop smells. Not a lot going on in the nose.

T - really clean crisp taste. Nothing overpowering. Good malts and hops. Nice and easy.

M - awesome. Crisp and smooth.

O - excellent easy drinking beer. Definitely a go to for a long session.


11-21-2012 23:29:52 | More by tkelley
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2012 19:47:05 | More by andrewkgray91
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-20-2012 18:17:48 | More by Pixachii
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2012 17:58:04 | More by OregonGrown7
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-19-2012 20:14:53 | More by slacker79
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3.83/5  rDev -5.4%

Appearance - Crisp and golden yellow to almost gold. Really good looking stuff

Smell - Very clean and mellow. It is very subtle but it has a good mix of earthy hops and almost apple like hints

Taste - Not a ton of flavor here but what is there works well. Just like the smell clean and almost fuity hints but very little

Mouthfeel - Great carbonation that keeps the nice flavor around for quite awhile

Overall - A very solid lager, maybe not an everyday winner for me but nice for a change

11-15-2012 00:48:27 | More by TownDunkel
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

11-12-2012 23:39:44 | More by d5001986
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

11-11-2012 21:41:21 | More by mmilyko
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-10-2012 04:06:06 | More by Patriot19
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-09-2012 11:16:12 | More by Dank26
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New York

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours crystal clear yellow with a 1 finger snow white head that faded quickly, leaving good spotty lacing.

Smells of grains, malt, cardboard, light lemon, grass, hay, light herbs and some light hops; very basic Euro lager aroma, which is bready and malty.

Tastes like it smells, with grains, hay, malt, cardboard, lemon, grass, light herbs, light hops and biscuit; very basic Euro lager flavor that has more malt than hops, but nice balance.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and refreshing, with light carbonation, a watery, smooth feel and an almost clean finish that has a sweet lemon and malt pucker for a fine aftertaste.

A classic German beer that is a definite session beer and a very above average (yet still basic) lager. It’s quite easy to drink, readily available and inexpensive – a winning combo and a solid overall beer that basically set the style guidelines.

11-01-2012 02:45:44 | More by CHickman
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3.53/5  rDev -12.8%

Appearance is a clear and bright golden yellow. Helles indeed! Creamy one finger head doesn't stick around long, but leaves a few ovals of foam on the glass. Aroma is overwhelmingly reminiscent of apple cider. Sweet through and through. I'm sure the Hallertauer and other Noble hops add to the sweetness, as I get some nectar as well. I also get some almond nuttiness. The taste is a little more subdued in sweetness. Apple again and the slight nuttiness persist in the flavor, but then it drops out and becomes more savory. The hops balance everything out well, floral and nectar qualities accompany the bitterness. The bitterness is sweet at the same time. It's hard to describe, but they somehow negate and compliment each other at once. The feel is very drinkable. Watery but creamy. Finish is slightly sweet.

I get a lot more of the nuttiness as it warms. No wonder Germans like "warm" beer! This one is good. I'll have to keep an eye out for it next time I go to a German restaurant.

10-29-2012 01:23:13 | More by Philousa
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-28-2012 05:56:21 | More by hpeli
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-28-2012 01:22:05 | More by Powerstroker90
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-27-2012 20:45:35 | More by ThisWangsChung
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

10-24-2012 20:13:33 | More by bunbury
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-23-2012 15:46:54 | More by Superdave2626
Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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