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Flensburger Pilsener - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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BA SCORE
81
good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of oberon
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
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 joemacpherson
3.63/5  rDev +2%
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 -5.9%
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 Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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 pat61
4/5  rDev +12.4%
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 watermelonman
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
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 nms1987
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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 philipquarles
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
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 matjack85
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
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 mikesgroove
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a couple of random offerings that I decided to crack open, this one pours into the glass a nice golden hay color with a huge head of nearly three inches that never seems to let itself go down coating the sides with some nice lacing and tons of carbonation. Aroma is light grains, bready notes, hints of l;ight clove maybe and a touch of some earthy grass notes. Nothing crazy but it does the job. Very light and clean flavor, crisp, refreshing nothing out the ordinary in any way. Was easy to throw down with a clean and refreshing aftertaste, overall not bad at all could easily but down two or three.

Photo of Squelch
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale yellow almost transparent clear. Big Fluffy lasting white head. bubbles like champagne

Smell: Smells like malt. No hop aroma present. Off from style. Could be an older beer.

Taste. Beautiful hop presence with a mild malt flavor. Fits style. This is what I think of hop wise for a pilsener.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is there but it feels like a medium to thin body as a highly attenuated beer should.

Drinkability: Very good. Would enjoy a few of these at a time. Will buy again.

Photo of WickedSluggy
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz flip-top bottle

Colden color with very light foam

Light aroma and bouquet very little to the nose

Taste is grassy and grainy with some bitterness and slight astringency.

Mouthfeel is light and unremarkable.

This is a pleasant sessionable beer

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
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 +6.2%
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 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 BlackHaddock
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flip top 330ml brown bottle.

Very pale, even for a German pilsner, burst out the bottle with a pop and produced a fine head, which sadly dissappeared as soon as I put my lips to the glass (a Veltins pilsner .2 glass).

No smell to talk of really. Like all pilsners, I drank it cold and very little aroma comes across.

Dry, crisp and thirst quenching.

A dry hoppy aftertaste which lingers at the back of your throat for while.

Not the best German pilsner I have had out of a bottle, but a long way from the worst.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love the packaging, nice fliptop bottle and good looking label. Pours a medium yellow color with a billowing white fluffy head. Fades pretty slowly and leaves sheets of lace on the glass. Great looking brewski.

Smell is of lightly kilned malt and sweet graininess. Maybe a little bit of earthy hops, but not too much.

Taste is pretty basic, with light, grainy malts and a fair amount of grassy hop bitterness shouldering the majority of the load. Tastes pretty decent, but would probably taste much better fresh on tap at the brauerei. Has a bit of a dull feel to it and the hops dont taste quite perfect. But for $1.59, this is a good buy and well worth trying.

Photo of rkinsella
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok...love the bottle. Great sound when you flip the top. Pours a perfectly clear golden yellow. Very nice color. White pillowy head that sticks around. Lacing was fairly good too.

Not as carbonated as I expected. Would have liked to see those classic German Pilsner bubbles.

Smell was very good. Grainy, floral hops...and a little something else that I just can't put my finger on...vanilla? sweet corn?
whatever it was, it was very appealing.

Taste was fairly dry, smooth, balanced, and the hop kick was at the very very end. Slight lingering orange peel bitterness. Hops were not very aggressive, but that was actually a positive with this beer. Easy going taste.

Mouthfeel was medium body with slightly lower carbonation.

Very drinkable and refreshing. This beer would appeal to people who aren't crazy about very hoppy Pilsners. Worth a try.

Photo of Cresant
4.85/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this 12 oz. brown ceramic flip-top bottle into a plisner flute. Bottle was dated 7-10-06. Pop-gun "pop" when opened.

Body was a crystal clear pale golden-yellow. Head was very tall and required waiting a few minutes in order to pour the remaining beer into the large glass.

Smell was of crisp, clean grains. Leafy hop aroma. Very appetizing. No skunkiness.

Taste was sweet, rich malts and raspy noble hops. A great combination and an awesome pilsner representation. Bitter, crispy, dry finish.

Mouthfeel was smooth and rounded, yet zesty and scrubbing at the same time. Medium carbonation. Very nice, what I hope for in a Euro pilsner.

I am sad that I only purchased one. Extremely drinkable, perhaps my new favorite pilsner. I will search for this one.

Photo of nickynick
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flensburger Pilsener poured a very pale gold with a large head and nice lacing. The smell was loaded hops. The taste was super dry, maybe the driest pils I have ever had. Loads of fresh hops. Mouthfeel was nice and the the drinkability was good as well. This was a very nice pils. I enjoyed it a great deal. Very crisp.

Photo of Globetrotter
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I found this in a Moscow kiosk. Brown 33cl stubby with a swing top and a gold and yellow label featuring a viking ship sailing in front of a castle tower. Purity law applies. Best before 11/1/05, I opened it on 8/9/05.

Beautiful pour: clear deep gold under a two finger snow white head with excellent contour, superb retention and very nice lacing. The smell is also divine, full of spice and pine, with just a hint of metal. The mouth is very prickly and fairly light. The taste is a bit mild on the malt, slightly sweet and a bit like oatmeal. The hops dominate, however - tinny, spicey, dry and bitter. Nice espresso flavors emerge in the finish. The aftertaste is mild and only slightly bitter. Very enjoyable example of the style.

Photo of Pegasus
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very pale golden color, with a rather small white head, and excellent broken lace.

Aroma: Mildly sweet, with light tropical fruit notes, and a slight graininess.

Taste: Highly tart, verging on sour, turns lightly sweet midway through the taste. Finishes with a harsh, oily metallic bitterness, which lingers on well past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, quite plesant.

Drinkability/notes: Not unpleasant, but a rather average example of the style.

Photo of roddwolff
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is my third beer Flensburger, I enjoyed it after humiliating to caifanes in sudden strike. In the appearance theres a brilliant golden color, thin head of foam that look like cotton; the smell is citrus, some essences of orange and plum; in the taste, first is sweet malt with an earth hoppy end, very tasty; the mouthfeel is bitter and sweet, with a ligneous of wood, very refreshing, body and medium gasification; in the drinkability is the best flensburger than I have tested, good to enjoy with food or alone.

Photo of Douberd
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
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 theozag
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Floral, fruity, and sweet smell. Pours to a very thick white head that lasts. crystaline clea yellow brew. Starts tart and semi-sweet. Settles onto the tongue with medium body, fruit flavors, and becomes bitter over the initial tartness. Finishes waxy, rough, generally unpleasant, and with a strong aftertaste.

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