Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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