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Flensburger Pilsener - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

Flensburger PilsenerFlensburger Pilsener

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165 Ratings

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%

Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-19-2002)
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Photo of djura


2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 19:14:03 | More by djura
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 01:34:12 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of Premo88


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 07:15:16 | More by Premo88
Photo of Thehuntmaster

South Africa

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 19:50:07 | More by Thehuntmaster
Photo of FLima


3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 19:48:21 | More by FLima
Photo of RonaldTheriot


4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
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.


Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 20:43:58 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of metter98

New York

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 23:12:38 | More by metter98
Photo of Douberd


3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 01:07:42 | More by Douberd
Photo of RollTide05


4.88/5  rDev +37.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 16:05:50 | More by RollTide05
Photo of Minkybut


3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 16:39:14 | More by Minkybut
Photo of robrob


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 21:54:22 | More by robrob
Photo of elNopalero


2.15/5  rDev -39.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 21:24:27 | More by elNopalero
Photo of Knapp85


3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 03:40:50 | More by Knapp85
Photo of atis


3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 05:07:23 | More by atis
Photo of StJamesGate

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 22:55:24 | More by StJamesGate
Photo of kojevergas


2.4/5  rDev -32.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 20:45:29 | More by kojevergas
Photo of Everydayoff


3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured 330ml swing-top cap bottle into a mug within best before date indicate on back label.

Transparent golden yellow color with big white frothy head it well retain and leave nice lacing along the way down into thin film. Visible carbonation is medium.

Upfront by sweet malt then wholly dominate by floral / herbal-like hop with hint of grass and subdued grain.

Hop bitterness is the backbone. It is alluring a sip and stand since the initial stage until finish also linger as an aftertaste with modest sweet malt and slight grassy / grain flavor.

The body is light to medium with mild carbonated and rather clean finish.

Good drinkable and enjoyable also worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 14:34:15 | More by Everydayoff
Photo of dasenebler


3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

33cl swing-top, best by 9/29/11.

After a hard, two-step pour, I was able to coax a great head out of this beer. Clumpy, eggshell white, with great retention. Color was the typical clear, yellowish gold.

Pretty average on the nose, with a lightly sulfuric and lager-like aroma. Some grassy hops.

Like most pilsners from the north of Germany, this beer has a big, nearly astringent bite to it, and the bitterness really lingers. However, "Flens" lacks the hop flavor of, say, a Jever. Underneath the bitterness it's quite grainy and husky. Not terrible, and rather refreshing, just not inspiring. The mouthfeel was smooth with amazingly fine carbonation.

Too bad they couldn't make a better tasting beer with Flensburg's awesome water, as the appearance and mouthfeel were top-notch. In the end, this is just another decent pils from northern Germany.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 17:50:01 | More by dasenebler
Photo of AgentMunky


3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a BrewDog Cervoise glass. Best by 1 November 2011.

A: Clear golden body, with a plentiful white head which quickly collapses into a moderate covering. Quite pale, with small bubbles floating upward through the beer.

S: Burst from the bottle, but only softly emanates from the glass. A skunky scent, but pleasant, with lots of herbal hops and some sweeter, fruity smells.

T: Primarily sweet, with a bitterness on the end providing a clean, almost invisible, finish. The malty sweetness owns the first half of the taste, almost over-sweet; but met by pungent hops, very slightly spicy -- would that it were more so! All told, a fine pilsener, but nothing very special. I'm not a grand fan of pilsners, and this is no exception.

M: Clean, crisp, slightly bitter-dry. Very nice.

D: Quite drinkable, at first assessment. But then I find it more and more tiresome to consume the remainder of my beer. Final assessment -- drinkable, but not interesting. Only recommended if you like pilseners.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 19:13:34 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 00:44:49 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of yemenmocha


4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another pleasant surprise in my mug tonight. This pils pours a very pale golden color with white head. Nose is clean with some herbal hops in there. Palate offers a nice dose of flavor though with herbal hops that bitter it up nicely, balanced with a gentle malt sweetness. Overall hop character makes this beer what it is. No skunk in the bottle either. Extremely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 02:02:19 | More by yemenmocha
Photo of drpimento


3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer in a swing-top bottle as well. Poured with a nice, large, foamy, frothy, fluffy, white head that lasts a while and lots of lace. Color is a clear yellow with some nice bubble trails. Aroma is bitter hop, malt, wet grain. Flavor is fresh beer, malt, hop with bitter dominating sweet and in a very good way. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and has some legs. Session beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 17:50:34 | More by drpimento
Photo of tpd975


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Zack.

A: Pours a clear yellow small fizzy head.

S: apple and pear with hints of dough.

T: Sweet fruits. Loads of apple with a hint of pear. Light yeasty bread, with a touch of honey.

M: light and zippy.

D: Not good not bad, somewhere in between.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 20:08:41 | More by tpd975
Photo of joemacpherson


3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 15:09:18 | More by joemacpherson
Photo of Sunnanek


3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours pale golden with an enormous white creamy long-lasting head. Some lacings.

S: Dry bready malt. Bitter hops.

T: Sweet bready malt. Balanced bitter hops with some citric notes. An apple-feel to it.

M: Aftertaste lasts for a really long time - both sweet and bitter. Body is medium dry and carbonation is balanced.

D: A nice German Pilsener. They don't mess with the basics - bitter hops and malt!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 20:28:51 | More by Sunnanek
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Flensburger Pilsener from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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