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Ratings: 1,656
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 32
Gots: 150 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: canadianbarman on 07-19-2001

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Photo of birchstick
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear with practically no head
S - grains and malts and that's about it
T - tastes as the nose suggests...dominated by malts, grains, and corn
MF - full with a nice bit of carbonation
D - this is nice and refreshing. Easy to drink and very enjoyable...

Photo of yelterdow
3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Muchas gracias to Rich for sharing this with me today. 11.2 oz. bottle with a best by 26.FEB.09 date. Served at just over fridge temperature in the brewery's tall, slender pilsener glass.

Appearance- Crystal clear pale gold, with streams of tiny bubbles shooting from the bottom of the glass. Super tight, absolutely snow white head with remarkable structure and perseverence... a clean, classic example of what a nice German pils should look like.

Smell- The spicy Hallertau nose is first, followed immediately by a grainy, husky malt aroma that becomes the only real spectacle.

Taste- Dry and crisp, the husky character I mentioned before dominates and it stays disappointingly simple. The swallow carries the same flavor, and it leaves a hay-like grassiness in the mouth.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Thin and transparent going into the mouth, becoming mildly effervescent before relaxing again for the swallow. A mediocre beer, and one to enjoy with simple food in the summer months. Average at best.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sampled from a 5 liter mini keg served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear, golden yellow color with a fluffy white head that fell to a layer leaving lots of sticky lacing.

S - sweet malt and German hop aroma.

T - sweet malty flavor with a light hoppy bite on the dry finish.

F - light and crisp.

D - easy drinking, tasty brew.

Photo of MisterClean
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried at brew club's lager tasting

A - Light piss yellow, no head, and moderate carbonation.

S - Malts with slight honey.

T - Honey and malts.

M - Carbonated, slightly sweet, yet dry. Like a brut.

D - Something missed, but the beer is still complete.

Photo of kinger
2.48/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yeah this is decent but extremely common. Grassy/grainy aroma, light yellow with a sizeable white head and moderate lacing. Sort of sticky and funky on the finish. Flavor is sweet and grainy with that typical euro lager flavor. Cheap import, standard fare.

Photo of Wetpaperbag
2.82/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Very very clear pale yellow, there is no head what so ever despite the busy bubble action in the glass.

S- The grainy bready smell smells almost skunky.

T- There is a slight very subtle fruit taste. The skunky smell didn't transfer to the taste. There is no hop taste as the beer style claims.

M- Feels like beer in the mouth. Mostly like a Macro Lager.

D- Not too bad, is good in the heat.

Photo of wl0307
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 02/06/09, served chilled in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: in a pint glass it pours a pale-yellow straw hue, coming with a very thick and frothy white head with decent retention and a semi-lively fizzy body.
S: very soothing powdery-grainy malts come with a focused lemony, doughy, and floral note of hops on top of soft, remotely apple-like, fruity aroma. Overall, understated and quite clean on the nose - not particularly hoppy, though.
T: upfront comes a lightly-sweet toasted lager-maltiness with a lightly-burned plastic edge and sparse sourness; the aftertaste gradually goes dryer, more chewy, and leaves a deepening impact of herbal bitterness going down the sides of the tongue. The finish shows a moderate but well-sustaining bitterness of a light Pilsener, albeit without the kick of more pronounced aromatic hops. Overall, the flavour is simplistic, but well-executed.
M&D: very refreshing on the palate with abundant fizziness to offer, medium-minus bodied, this is an easy-drinking Pilsener with an extra touch of hop bitterness to enjoy.

Photo of flipshevanel
2.08/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

This beer did not grab me hard in any way. Overall just a very bland pilsner that is poorly balanced. What I was impressed with in this beer was the appearance and palate. It looked good to drink and felt good to drink. The only thing is it was vicously bland with a light bread/grape aroma, and moderately sweet flavor. Not a beer I am all that eager to drink ever again.

Photo of cvstrickland
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tall 33 cl bottle poured into a dimpled seidel glass yields a pale golden straw-colored body capped with a finger of white foam that diminishes rather quickly to a ring that leaves only the barest scraps of lacing on the glass.

The smell of the drink is malty and dry with a note of earthy, spicy hops.

The drink is crisp and somewhat bitter with a lightly-sweet malty backbone and a touch of herbal, spicy hops in a moderately sticky finish.

The drink is easy on the palate, light-bodied and refreshing.

Photo of illidurit
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pale gold color with 2 fingers of white head. The foam is a little fizzy and leaves just a few wisps of wet lacing. Nose is malty and grainy with some Hallertau influence. Flavor is simple but effective. Clean and grainy with some pale malt. Hops lend a grassy crispness but very little bitterness. Infinitely drinkable, smooth and refreshing.

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a nice head , very bubbly and dense, it was about a finger thick and quickly thinned out into thins white layer of bubbles covering a bright blonde beer with some mild carbonation; this looks like a very refreshing beer to drink on days. It has some good lacing as well. It has a floral aroma and a mild wheat scent, but that's all I smell from it. Its very light and is semi-crisp; there are some mild hops flavors... it is sweet; its got a good balance of hops and malts; there is a very slight bitter taste in the back of your tongue just before you swallow.

Photo of jokelahoma
4.09/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one poured a bright golden yellow with a surprisingly smallish head that didn't last that long. Crystal clear.

There's a wonderful aroma of pilsener grain combined with a noble hop aroma here. Very, very appealing. Makes you want to dive in and take that first drink.

The flavor is clean and "bright", very continental with its distinctive sweetness of the pilsener malt.That said, though, the balance is a bit toward the hops, as a German pils should be. The grainy sweetness is offset nicely by the acidic spice of the hops. When combined together, you get the sweet bready grain supporting the earthy spicy hops, and they balance together to give you a very easy to drink, smooth beer.

Mouthfeel is quite light and crisp, just as you'd want in a pils.

This may not be the very best German pils out there, but it's a worthy example of the style. Worth seeking out and recommending to friends, if only to watch their face when they compare this to macros that use the word "pils" on their label.

Photo of jdoncbus
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

POured into glass mug (limited glassware access). Large, fluffy head that reduces lazily and created decent lacing. Straw colored brew that has a decent amount of carbonation.

Lemon, grass, faint biscuit and yeast aromas. Add a little clove and peppermint to the smell as well.

Lemons, grass, a little orange zest & clove. A sweet brew that also presents a light bodied malt. Slick mouthfeel that leaves the palate mildy tart and dry; great beer down here in low country of the Carolinas.

An easy drinking beer that compliments my smoked turkey, cheddar, and mustard sandwich. A darn good pils.

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

Had this on tap at Prost!, the new beer bar in Portland. It came to me in a pint glass, and was a pale yellow color with a fairly small white head. The aroma was mostly bread, with something that came across as sweet. Taste was more bread, with a little hops. This was a good beer to drink on a hot and humid summer day.

Photo of dsa7783
4.17/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single, 11.2 oz bottle purchased from Sparrow Wine and Liquors in Hoboken...
Overall, a very good depiction of a classic German style...
Pours a clear, lucid, light-golden hue with a decent-sized head that quickly evaporated and deposited a thin film of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Thick, bread and butter aroma with hints of bittersweet honey...
Taste strongly complemented the flavor, along with a spicy, pepperish bite, grapefruit in the mix, bread and butter, caramel, and vanilla essences...
Medium-bodied, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel along with a very good level of drinkability to match...

Photo of Atlas1
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

German beer on the 4th of July. I should be ashamed of myself.

Pours a golden straw color with a light and fluffy white head. The foam eventually fades a bit and leaves a light, clingy film over the beer. Nice looking but unspectacular. The nose is a bit bland, with hints of sweet malt and lemon. A bit acerbic though too, with a soapy alcohol scent to it. Taste is a bitter malt flavor. Some sweetness. Noticeable alcohol aftertaste. Not great, although not terrible either. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, and clean.

An acceptable German pils, although certainly not my favorite. It's a crisp, refreshing brew for summer afternoons, but I wouldn't want this around all the time.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear, bright golden-rod color with a thin, sudsy white head that quickly dissipated to a macro-bubbly rim lacing. Visible carbonation was light.

S: fresh grains with a touch of malt sweetness.

T: The flavor was much the same, fresh grains, with a light malt sweetness brightening things up. The malting was very clean in nature with a dry herbal hopping as well. Overall the flavor was clean and a tribute to the fine german malt brewing.

M:light, oily, with a soft carbonation. Nice feeling in the mouthful.

D: Definitely a quaffer and one not to be missed. A very good example of a german session style beer.

Photo of FCGrabo
2.69/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I grabbed the first bottle of "aqua verum" and mugged it. The head came up nicely comprised of many largish bubbles. That could mean that the head would probably diminish as time went on. The liquid poured a nice yellow color with moderate amounts of micro-bubbles percolating from the bottom. I stuck my nose in the foam. A nice beery aroma greeted my nosehairs. I detected a very, very slight hint of skunkiness (surprising for a brown bottled beer) but it wasn't enough to put me off from this beer.

The first sip and my taste buds rejoiced. My mouth had that old familiar beer taste that pleasantly coated the interior. The taste lingered at the back and rear sides of the mouth and tongue. It was a true beer. A beer beer, a manly beer. Not too hoppy and not a hint of sweet.

I was halfway into the second bottle when my brain finally realized what was going on in the mouth. The full flavor of this beer came front and center. My taste buds wanted more. I gladly obliged. This beer's primary asset is it's flavor. By the third bottle, the skunkiness amounted to a mini-skunklet, but remained. This beer is slightly different in taste from other pilseners but still enjoyable. Very tasty. Me and my mouth buddies settled in for a pleasurable beer drinking experience. And it was.

Photo of LarryV
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a thin quickly dissipating head. Pale yellow in color with low carbonation. Nose is malty with a slight hint of hops. Taste is malty and sweet with bready overtones and a very slight hoppiness. Carbonation is very low and makes the beer seem almost flat. My personal opinion is that this beer would benefit with a slight bit more carbonation and a bit more hoppiness to balance out the sweetness. My final thoughts, this beer is nothing special.

Photo of Natural510
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from 12oz bottle a light golden pilsner color with thick head. A light layer remains and leaves a considerable soapy lacing on the glass.
Fresh malted barley and grainy hops make up the aroma.
Malts are a bit sweeter than most other German pilsners. Hops are present but subtle. It leaves a spicy and almost buttery finish.
Mouth tingles with the hops and spicy nature of the brew.
All in all, a well-rounded and enjoyable pils, certainly good enough to drink again at a later date.

Photo of KI9A
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found this on tap at a local dive bar..really..I did.

A: Draft in to a Warsteiner mug. Typical yellow pils. Not much head, low carbonation.

S: Grass, yeast, malt

T: Malt, hops, very nice balance. A sweet hit on the front of the tongue, slight bitter hops at the back. No skunk to it at all.

M/D: Light and refreshing. Not a "hardcore" Pils ( bitter ), but a very drinkable pils.

Photo of Traquairlover
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz botle poured into a pilsner.

A = Clear pale yellow, very small white head that quickly dissipated leaving only traces of foam on surface.

S = Earthy smells, bread dough, some sharp yeast esters. Well balanced.

T = Nice light, incredible balance with good earthy lightly floral hops and smooth light biscuit malt flavors. Good tart, dry finish.

M = Light bodied, full carbonation but not too much sting on tongue, decent mouthcoating for the lightness of the body.

D = A very pleasant drinkable beer. This is what a light colored, light flavored beer should taste like. Very refreshing.

Photo of germanbeerluvr
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I usually have two liters of this beer on tap at the Heidelberg in NYC when I'm there. It used to be my favorite, until I tried the Hofbrau Dunkel, I haven't had a Warsteiner since. Still very drinkable and enjoyable and I will throw one in here and there, since I love to live on the edge.

Photo of jbphoto88
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super clear beer except for large solid grayish chunks floating in there. They eventually settle out but it is almost impossible to not drink some and equally impossible not to pour them into the glass (despite leaving the bottom 1 1/2 inches of brew still in the bottle.) Golden straw blonde in color with a white head dissipating to only a white collar.

Moderately hop spicy scent with a weak water downed malt nose.

Tastes like sweetened malts but they are very washed out. A mild spicy bitterness bites through those mediocre malts and leaves you with a slight bite.

This is a decent beer but the particles suspended in it bother me. I am used to the signs of yeast at the bottom of bottles but these look like the flakes you feed your goldfish. Despite the less then average appearance it is a smooth clean beer with nice carbonation and an interesting hop spice.

Photo of QuentinCompson
4.01/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 Pt 9 oz bottle into Pilaarbijter glass

A - Beautful, snowy, frothy head, malty; slow pour; two fingers that just sit there; yummy looking; murky gold brew, looks inviting...

S - A bit grassy, bready, yeast, slight hops...

T-M - Malty nose moving into a refreshing pils taste, slightly sweet, slight hops, buttery middle, dry finish; good carbonation; taste even gets better as it warms

D - Extremely drinkable pilsner; probably my favorite of the style; great session brew; low alcohol; isnt too light or boring

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