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Wiedemann’s Special Lager - Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Company, LLC

Wiedemann’s Special LagerWiedemann’s Special Lager

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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 25.07%

Brewed by:
Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Company, LLC visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jibjib513 on 01-08-2013)
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Photo of bluejacket74


3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with almost an inch white head. Head retention is decent, and there's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like sweet malt and corn. It tastes like bready malt/grain/corn, it's a mostly sweet tasting brew. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's easy to drink and is well carbonated. It's not a bad beer, but not great either. I might be rating this too high, but there really isn't anything offensive or bad about this. It's just an average pilsner overall. Worth a try if you can get a single bottle like I did. $1.58 a single at Party Source.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 23:10:38 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of drpimento


2.68/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured at a good temperature with little head or lace. Color is a clear yellow with a lot of large bubble trails. Aroma is grain, malt, beer. Flavor is similar to nose, bittersweet, carbonic tang, relatively simple. Body is ok, tho carbonation seems aggressive. Finish is like flavor - alternate between bitter and sweet. Guess it's not too bad for a budget brew. Better than some I can think of for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 02:04:37 | More by drpimento
Photo of barczar


3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant deep golden with a foamy half inch ivory head that dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving spotty lacing.

Grain and minerally notes form the initial aroma, with light corny sweetness and cracker-like malt adding intrigue. Floral hops are subtle.

Flavor reveals more minerally character at the base, accompanied by grain, becoming fairly bready and malty toward the slightly dry finish. There's a metallic note that is somewhat offputting.

Body is on the light side, with fairly high carbonation.

The metallic character detracts from the typically clean flavor of the style. Graininess is a little much. More malt breadiness than expected.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 01:20:38 | More by barczar
Photo of fastrodney

North Carolina

3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle into a Sam hybrid glass.

A: Pale straw with a head that dissipated quickly and left virtually no lacing.

S: A modest pilsner sweetness.

T: Pilsner malt balanced with a unspecific bitterness.

M: Medium carbonation and thin.

O: Not a bad pilsner. Light, but more bitter than I expected, which is a good thing. I don't remember what I paid for this, but I could see this being an attractive budget sessioner. My only gripe is that this represents yet another Cincinnati-area vintage brand is being contracted out.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 20:35:48 | More by fastrodney
Photo of jibjib513


3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: Bottle to glass mug.

Appearance (4.0): Very light, pale, golden color. Moderate, even carbonation. Head retention is somewhat lacking.

Smell (4.0): No defects are present in the aroma. Slight hint of white wine.

Taste (3.5): Sweet up front with a bitter aftertaste. The first couple of sips this was a bit more pronounced but as I finished the beer harshness of the aftertaste faded quite nicely.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Nothing to complain about here, very similar to Pilsner Urquell.

Overall (3.5): The Wiedemann name will always have a special place in my heart. Most around the Cincinnati area have a hard time believing that I used to drink the original Wiedemann before it discontinued in 2007. I was excited to hear that it was coming back, but this time as a craft beer. This rendition seems to be more true to the bohemian pilsner style and it is appreciated. I do wonder if they might tweak the recipe/method a little bit because I do feel like there is a little room for improvement. The $7.99 a six pack is not bad though.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 00:12:08 | More by jibjib513
Photo of Beernard


4.43/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried the new Wiedemann's Special Lager at JerZee's in downtown Newport. I drank lots of the old Wiedemann Bohemian Special over the years before it was discontinued, but this new beer is more expensive at $3.50 a pint, and it's also much improved.

It's a light golden color with a solid head of foam. Smells like beer used to smell like -- which is a good thing -- more so than you would expect from such a light-colored beer. Highly carbonated with a good balance of malt and hops. Surprisingly flavorful and quite refreshing, so my friends and I had a few. It's the perfect complement for one of JerZee's tasty hamburgers.

Wiedemann's Special Lager is billed as a Bohemiam-style pilsner and in my opinion really hits its target. One of the best craft-quality pilsners I've had, much more flavorful than you'd expect. I will definitely be drinking a lot more of this new Wiedemann beer this summer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2013 11:51:41 | More by Beernard
Wiedemann’s Special Lager from Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Company, LLC
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