1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Flensburger Pilsener - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

Not Rated.
Flensburger PilsenerFlensburger Pilsener

Educational use only; do not reuse.

208 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 208
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (10) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 208 | Reviews: 104
Reviews by CharlieMopps:
Photo of CharlieMopps
3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Fluffy, white head of about two fingers formed over top of a clear, shiny, pale goldenrod hue. Beer seemed rather bubbly in the glass, and the head stuck around for a while and left much lace in its wake.

S: Nearly non-existent bouquet. Some notes of grain, just barely enough to give off a clean lager profile, but not much else in the nose. Rather weak, with no discernible hop aroma to speak of. Perhaps a hint of buttery diacetyl.

T: Flavor profile proved similar to the nose, as a very weak pale malt introduction is followed by ghost-like hops that barely give off a flash of taste. There is an adjunct-like feel, and a slightly metallic taste that goes along with it, although this smooths out as the beer warms. Brief buttery note in the mix, but not enough to really appreciate.

M: Light-bodied and crisp, with a drying aftertaste. Well-carbonated, but the overall texture is not overly impressive, in my opinion.

D: I have to say, this beer isn't horrible by any stretch of the imagination, it just isn't all that great. I've tried pilsners that really bring forth all the balance and subtlety that's expected, and this one makes an attempt at that, but doesn't quite hit the mark. The taste seems a bit rough around the edges, but it still retains a level of drinkability.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Its been awhile since I had a German pilsner so I grabbed one to have after work tonight.Poured a dull lighter straw color with a large blooming white head that left multiple sheets on the pilsner glass as it settled slowly,toasty and bready aromas with a tinge of iron with not much hop presence just a passing whif of leaf.Flavors are toasted and crisp but lacks enough hop character to really round out the flavors well its is pretty refreshing though.It goes down easy and isnt to light but after one I would likely get bored with it.

Photo of Zakk
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Mac19872
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Shakerman
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of joemacpherson
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- clear light-golden with a medium-light head.

S- it's a bit chalky wit sour apples accompanied by a hint of floral hops.

T- light malts but really hopped up in terms of bitterness. The bitterness almost seems aggressive to the palate. Not much flavor comes through, a bit of sour apps and some yeasty bread notes. I do somehow like taste of the minerals, which are quite easy to detect.

M- the bitterness makes it refreshing on a hot day. but it is a little on the dry side for my tastes.

D- pretty drinkable, light in the belly indeed.

This is a beer they like to drink in northern deutschland, especially along the sea coasts- hence, the ship on the label. It is typical in deutscland that beers in the north are a bit more bitter, while beers become a sweeter further south.

Photo of Todd
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What an odd little gem this was. Drunk out of the bottle at a bar deep in East Berlin called "Conmux" -- which in itself is another little gem. 0,33l short brown bottle, with a ceramic flip-top lid. Freshness date on the back.

As this was in the bottle, I couldn't really judge its appearance or smell, so I'll assume it's average for the style.

Flavours consisted of a thin sweetness, slick/oily hop bitterness that lent a cheesey, grassy and skunky edged character. Quite bitter all around with notes of salt and mineral, both in body and flavour.

A very unusual, and at first, odd beer ... but the stuff grows on you.

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is biscuit and pilsner malt with some light fruit and yeast. The flavor is pilsner malt with some hop bitterness and some spicy hop flavor. You also get some honey. High carbonation and thin-medium mouthfeel.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of dmk91
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of watermelonman
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured to a very light and pale golden yellow. The small head lasted well and left a nice curtain of lace behind.

The smell is pretty plain, if somewhat floral. The taste follows that same pattern, leaving some bitterness in the finish after the light malts up front. Some degree of pepper comes through as well. The mouthfeel is pretty light and it is easy enough to drink.

Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Kozsa
3.8/5  rDev +7%

Photo of ZachH
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of SenorTacos
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Dammer-licht
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of nms1987
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow-gold color, nice foamy head

Fruity aroma, fruity taste.
A different kind of hoppiness than many German Pilseners I've had.

I'm glad I had it, and it'd be great in the right situation, but I don't know if its something I'd seek out again.

Badass swingtop bottle too.

Not worth what I paid for it though.

Photo of lelepat
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of philipquarles
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a clear straw color with a fluffy white head that sticks well. Smells of grainy pilsner malts and grassy noble hops. Overall sweet character. Taste is quite the same, though the sweetness is all but gone and the hop presence is much more noticeable, with a decently bitter finish. Medium bodied with somewhat low carbonation.

Photo of Ebichuuu
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Flensburger Pilsener from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
81 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.