Flensburger Pilsener - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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81
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215 Ratings
THE BROS
77
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 6
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-19-2002

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Ratings: 215 | Reviews: 107
Photo of janubio
2.34/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden colour, with a good head that fades soon, leaving a good lace. Smell of grains and hops. Medium to light body, fizzy carbonation. Taste of grains, some bitterness. Dull averge beer, but easy to drink.

Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-look is golden not clear slightly unfiltered looking
- smells is very mellow some earth and hop tones, bread
- taste is very smooth and some hop bitterness towards the end but not as crisp as others in this style
- kinda flat almost has a skunked feel...
- overall a good pilsner better than most made but not a winner for me

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: brilliant straw gold under a 1” sudsy white foam collar that grips the glass leaving thin sheets of lace.
S: Bread, a slight earthiness.
T: light bread leading to a moderate earthy hop bitterness on the finish.
F: Medium light body and medium carbonation.
O: A decent beer but other than the cute bottle, nothing really stands out to distinguish it.

Photo of raphe
4.63/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a bier it is hard for me to be objective about. It was considered a local brew when I lived in Hamburg and introduced me to real German beer. It's fresh, crisp and has a nice blend of hop and malt. It's best no colder than 45f. I'm always happy to find it in Idaho.

Photo of flyingpig
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Beers of Europe website (£1.89):
This one was a very nice German pilsner, maybe not a definite classic but a good beer nonetheless and one well worth trying. With this being my first time trying it from a glass as apposed to from the bottle it was about as good as I remember. easy to drink and quite crisp at the end; a decent beer.

Photo of Zilversurfer
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%

Lekker fris en hoppig bier, niet om dóór te drinken....

Photo of JTuomi
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

33 cl flip-top bottle (bb 20.02.15). Clear straw color, big white head with good retention and lacing. Sweet malt, floral hops and pear on the nose. Clean grainy malty taste with pear followed by a dry grassy and herbal hop bitterness. Slightly bitter hoppy aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Overall a decent pils, nothing exeptional but better than most industrial lagers.

Photo of matjack85
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I got this at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. $2.99 for a 330ml brown bottle with a ceramic flip top cap. There is a best before freshness date stamped on the bottom of the back label. Mine is marked 8/12/14, so it's still plenty fresh.

The beer poured a mostly clear pale gold color with a 2½-finger fluffy white head that lasted several minutes. There was also a fair amount of thick lacing left on the glass.

Rather weak nose. Just picking up a little grassy hops.

Stronger than anticipated hop presence here. It's a bit bitter, but there's plenty of bready malt and lemon twang to keep it balanced. The bitterness continues to linger in the aftertaste.

Light to medium body with moderate to medium carbonation.

This is a decent German pilsener.

Photo of djura
2.88/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got it from Germany. Bottle 0,33l.

A - Light golden with thin white foam. Low carbonation.
S - Mostly citrus and some adjuncts. Really nothing to exited.
T/M - Drinkable,nice bitter aftertaste,lots of grains. Medium carbonation. Not so good aroma,it is more industrial lager then good Pilsener.

O - I am not satisfied to be honest. Really nothing special in this beer.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and just a hint of light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a couple of small patches of thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and cereal grain malts with light aromas of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of cereal grain and bready malts followed by a light to moderate flavor of grassy hops. There is a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness are present in the finish.

O: I really enjoy the flavors and aromas of this German Pilsener - and it comes in a swing top which is a bonus (I just love that kind of bottle). Very easy to drink and sessionable.

Photo of Premo88
4.45/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(01.04.15 best by date)

L: clear as water, light yellow, very pale with a thick marshmallow of a head, over 1 inch of pure white that sticks and laces and is making me tear up -- THIS is a beer! bubbles continue to cascade up through the column and keeps a thick skin on top ... so much foam. not a hint of amber.

S: grain ice cold; a hint of grass; opens up into some nice bready malt notes as it warms

T: perfect balance of sharp hop bite and sweet bready malt ... very green grassy spicy hops; lightly toasted barley -- really tastes good even when ice cold (taste is there before the nose opens up)

F: perhaps just a hair light, watery ... otherwise, fantastic -- plenty of carbonation and enough weight

O: those German purity laws rock! LOVE this brew, and while it's just a twinge over-priced, this brew is going into my permanent rotation. it's simply what beer should be about -- no gimmicks, nothing tricked up or blinged out, just water, barley, hops and yeast in perfect concert

Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle 4,8% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Best before: 10/05/2013
Consumed sometime in November and reviewed from notes.

Appearance: The appearance is fairly typical for a pilsner - a clear, pale golden body topped by a large white head. The head lasts quite well and leaves some nice lacing as it recedes.

Smell: The nose is quite simple, but clean and quite pleasant. Notes include: Pale grain, a light lemony note, some grass and a little sweetness.

Taste: As with the nose, the flavour is simple yet clean. The finish displays a solid bitterness and is lightly dry. Flavour notes include: Pale grainy malt, grassy hops and a hint of honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, with a medium-high level of carbonation.

Overall: Flensburger Pilsener is a nothing mind blowing, but it is clean and refreshing and perfect for a hot summers day.

Photo of FLima
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dense foam dissipates fairly quick. It smells grassy hops and malt secondarly. Medium carbonation with tiny bubbles. Pilsener true to its kind. Bitter taste well balanced. Not so dry finish enhances drinkability. Overall a good beer, reliable but with no thrills.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flensburger Pilsener has a thin, white head and a hazy, yellow appearance, with some lacing, streaming bubbles, and little brown flecks floating about. The aroma is of sweet, cracker, barley malt, and the taste is similar with some paper and a nice, fairly strong hop bitterness in the middle-to-end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Flensburger Pilsener finishes crisp, clean, easy drinking, and mostly dry. Overall, this is really nice.

RJT

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of grassy hops as well as bready and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and is dominated by grassy and grainy flavors and is accompanied by a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation and a good amount of dryness.
O: The dryness in this pilsner makes it quite refreshing and really cleanses your palate.

Photo of Douberd
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At home, poured from a 330 ml bottle. I just searched how this type of bottle is called but i already forgot, sorry.
Golden yellow colour, one tone paler than your usual pilsener, thick white head of two fingers. Some bubbles visible.
Aroma of malts, some hops, some hay. Taste is quite bitter and there are some traces of corn into it. Mouthfeel is thick, medium carbonated and dry.

Photo of RollTide05
4.85/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best German Pilsners that I have ever had and I have had a lot of them. Overall smell is clean with some herbal hops mixed in. The taste has a lot of flavor and with herbal hops that bitter it up very well. Very balanced with a malty sweetness but I really like the hops. Overall hop profile makes this beer an amazing German Pils. One of the best I have had and I don't think that it gets the respect that it deserves b/c most reviewers don't get it fresh. Try this one.

Photo of Minkybut
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a nice very pale brew. The head poured big white and fluffy. It also had great lacing qualities. The smell was kinda bready/yeasty. The taste was off to me. It was very bittier on the finish and grainy. I will not buy again.

Photo of robrob
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice north german pils

Best by date 18 07 12 (its fresh)

I get a lot of grain/grass and a nice hop bite...I say grass...but it is what I might imagine hay to taste like...this sounds negative but it is not intended as such...it is a flavor I like... I really enjoy this. Pours clean and gold with a great thick head that refuses to drop.

Pouring it from a bottle about 2 hours from its home...

This is a nice beer but it is completely different the Flens I find back home in the well stocked beer store...if judging this beer stateside IMHO you are drinking a different beer altogether due to time and handling.

Photo of elNopalero
2.19/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Dated 9.23.11, but whether that was a ‘bottled on’ or ‘drink by’ date I have no way of knowing. Curiosity pick. Impulse purchase. And I needed a 12 oz. flip-top.

This looks murky yet translucent light golden color with a generous amount of foam that dies down, leaving a thin crème atop the pour. (Not cloudy, but not clear either.) Suspicious.) I don’t pick up much hop aroma but I do get some sweet notes. It’s not a tasty beer. Harsh, with an unbalanced sweetness and an awful musty finish that coats the palate. This is the one to convince Reinheitsgebot enthusiasts that a five century old purity law does not guarantee good beer. One of the worst German beers I’ve had in recent memory.

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the best German Pilsners I think that I've ever had. The beer pours out as a nice golden yellow color with a decent fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer has a subtle grassy aroma that is just faint enough for me to really enjoy this brew. The taste of the beer is a little earthy but had a sharp hop bite to it that really impressed me. The mouthfeel is smooth and had just enough carbonation. Overall very nice brew.

Photo of Newliverplease
4.65/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After trying hundred if not thousands of beers from all over the world, I have noticed that certain countries/regions do certain styles better than almost everyone else. In my opinion, the Germans do the pilseners best, and this is one of my favorite German pilseners.

Pours a lovely yellow with a thin white head with the smell of any and everything you would want from a pilsener. In taste, both hops and malt are extremely prevalent yet balanced and the carbonation is medium which compliments the balanced ingredients quite well. Mothfeel is maybe a bit too thick and smooth for a pils, but even though it is the beer's worst quality it is still quite good.

Been drinking this one for years and I still get excited when I get my hands on this one.

Photo of atis
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from somewhere in Germany

Pours golden with large white head that slowly fades to thin layer. Aroma is spicy hops and bready malt.

Taste is malty, with presence of spicy and grassy hops that gradually increase their dominance towards the finish, dry herbal bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation.

An excellent companion on a hot spring day.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours bright pale sun with a gorgeous stiff creamy white head. Nose is grainy on the sour side, with very slight lemon hop. Cream cracker and tart melon malts with cutting grass and coriander leaf hops. Buzzing spice leave and drying linger. Light, dry, with some fullness of body.

Lean and sharp, good for summer. Maybe a bit too full in the mouth for a pils, but a steal at e11 for 6 500ml bottles. Above average.

Photo of kojevergas
2.38/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into Chimay goblet in low altitude Galway Ireland.

A: One finger head of no cream and mild thickness. Clear dark yellow.

Sm: Clean barley. That's it.

T: Hint of cream open to clean barley body with a bit of hops, but nothing too complex or bold. Another failed German pilsener. Go learn from the Czechs, lads. Built alright for the style, and balanced well, but it isn't difficult to balance so few notes.

Mf: Too smooth for a pilsener. Ought to be quite coarse and scratchy. Very wet, but not unpleasantly so.

Dr: Easily downed, but not horribly worth the cost, especially by Irish standards.

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