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Weihenstephaner Original - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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1,690 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,690
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 103
Gots: 103 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Evan47, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DubbelTrubbel, Jan 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

ChrisKayler, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Type: 500ml bottle
Glass: Pilsner glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2013
Price: $3.49
Misc.: Part of the bottle reads “Brewed under the purity law, of 1516.”

Poured a pale golden clear color with 3-4 fingers of frothy white head. Average lacing. Above average retention.

Smelled skunky malts, including corn, cereal (Cheerios), hay, bread, honey and grass.

Tasted a lot smoother and lighter than the smell. Got corn, Cheerios, honey grass and a bit of lemon.

Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. Clean and refreshing.

Not a bad beer, I guess my first of the kind, although it reminded me more of a light lager than anything else. Weihenstephaner is just so good. I’m 3-for-3 now with two more to drink in my fridge.

BucannonXC5, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

brianjlowry, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Marius, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

dmorgan310, Jan 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

wsc3, Jan 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

bigred89, Jan 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

J2L, Dec 30, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -8.1%

Bottle poured into a Nonic Pint Glass(reviewed on 9/2/12, just got around to posting).

A - Poured a pale straw crystal clear, with a half finger head which dissipated immediately into a patchy thin white cap.

S - Crisp and light, with a little malt and grassy noble hop smell.

T - Malty breadiness with a spicyness that's exaggerated by the carbonation level. Finishes with a slight bitterness towards the end. Refreshing.

M - Light, clean, and crisp. Medium to high carbonation.

O - A tasty light very drinkable helles.

Profchaos20, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Ry1975, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

MaxOhle, Dec 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Balz360, Dec 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

skullforest, Dec 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

LUMA, Dec 18, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +10.3%

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pale straw to some light golden color. Thin head of white color. Good lacing. Not much staying power with the head, which disappears pretty much soon. Mine is not clear. Some suspended particles. May be a bit dated, i don't know.

Aroma is full of grains and some noble hops. Very pale lager like.

Taste: Grains upfront and some what sweet malty taste. Balanced by the rail of some noble hops afterwards. Dry finish.

Mouth feel is light to slightly medium. Moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink and sessionable beer.

Style Rate: This one probable defines the style. So a 4.5.
Personal Rate: 3.75

AmitC, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

psykad, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Vivs85, Dec 15, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%

Poured into a weihenstephaner glass.

Pours a light golden hay color, with a minimal white head and minimal lacing. Decent for a lager I suppose!

Smell is of pale malt - so cracker, blonde biscuits. Light noble hop smell.

Tastes like a very clean, very light grainy malt with minimal hops.

Mouthfeel is good, perfect session beer.

acelin, Dec 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

miodusb, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ryanpj, Dec 11, 2012
Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
91 out of 100 based on 1,690 ratings.