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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 1,853
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 120
Gots: 172 | FT: 0
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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-30-2000

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Snagged a 16.9oz bottle of this for around 3 bucks. Into a mug.

A - A stunning 1/2 inch of foamy white goodness atop of a crisp bright yellow.
S - Soft malts and crisp hops meets some lager yeast and bready goodness.
T - One of the cleanest lagers I have ever drank. Hops and malts are harmonized with mild touch of corn and syrup like malts.
M - Dangerously drinkable as I type I am halfway through the bottle. Would love to have a mini keg.

Overall every beer I picked up by these guys has been amazing. Will have to track down their Festbier next. Worth the price tasty and smoother than water.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ThePaintedGrey
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Pale, gold colored with crisp clarity. Constant stream of tiny bubbles that rise to the top, maintaining the 1/2 inch creamy head that leaves very respectable lacing all down the glass.

S: A little bit of sweet malt. A touch of hops, grass, and a little citrus. Most likely lemon. A little underwhelmed with the nose, honestly.

T: Well, this makes up for the nose! A nice sweet malt throughout, with tiny hints of citrus and hop bitterness that meld together perfectly to create a clean and pleasant balance. It finishes with a dash of alcohol spiciness and warmth and lingering yeast. Overall very clean and crisp flavors.

M: Light, to medium body with a delicate carbonation that packs just enough of a punch. This lager wields astonishing drinkability.

O: Man, this is the lager of lagers. It's usually not really my style of choice, but I could see myself ordering this again on a rare occasion. Crisp, clean flavors mixed with an exceptionally smooth feel make this one of the most pleasant lagers to be had.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dheacck11
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a beautiful gleaming clear yellow gold. 2 fingers of light fluffy white head fading slowly.

Nose is nice a light, hints of straw and grass, maybe just a little bit of lemon. Overall grain predominant.

Taste is wonderfully smooth. Some honey and lemon initially, followed by a simple but lively crisp maltiness. Finishes with a touch of dryness, but does not overwhelm the juice flowing throughout.

Body is a lovely medium thin. Lots of juice throughout. Quite refreshing.

Been reading about about Helles lagers over the last few days. This is a great example, and really a lovely, delightfully refreshing beer. Not my favorite style, but so good to have once in a while, and great for a session or on a hot day after mowing the lawn.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful two finger head. Pale golden straw color, almost sickly. Decent carbonation. Head retention is solid, with very nice lacing. Very clear.

S - Pilsner-like, slightly hoppy, spices, and a strong banana or honey note. Very even and mild; wheat.

T - Smooth. The banana flavor is very mild, barely present (and might be honey). Strong wheat flavor reminiscent of a heavier beer. Mild like an AAL, but with a fuller flavor. Very pleasant. Slight astringency, but I can't taste any specific hop flavors.

M - Again, smooth. Stings the tip of the tongue smartly, foams a bit when chewing, but overall, a very nice mouthfeel. This isn't a beer to sip and savor; it's a beer for strong, big drinking, and it flows perfectly for that style.

O - This is a great and inexpensive lager. I don't quite buy into the hype, nor do I put it up there with their Hefe-Weissbier. However, this is a very solid beer for an easier drinking choice, either for a session beer or for a hot day outdoors. Much easier to drink than a Weissbier.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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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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4.94/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For my first review, I'll write up one of my favorite warm weather beers. This is a perfect lager, one of the best I've ever had. Light floral nose with honey notes. Delicious, full mouth feel and crisp refreshing flavor, honey, honey. Sweet without being cloying, one sip begats another until its all gone. Love this beer.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,853 ratings.