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Wernesgruner - Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG

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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SaunaKing on 02-19-2003)
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mwrseeley

Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -6.3%

It is Friday night and I just got home from work. Time to unwind with some Charlie Parker and a new, untried beer.

Lots have been said about this beer (and many others) by people with more finely-tuned senses than I possess. I will simply add that I enjoyed my drink (being the end of the week might have had an influence) and it satisfied my thirst and my personal requirements for a beer.

Good stuff.

10-15-2005 05:03:46 | More by mwrseeley
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oberon

North Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured into a pilsner a clear dull light to medium golden with a pretty well defined white head that left a few broken chunks of lace as it settled pretty quickly.Sweeter aromas with a mild crispness,more like a sweet cereal aroma more than anything.The sweet cereal grain notes are what you get mainly on the palate with just a light drying leafy hop note in the finish.Eh, pretty average but it goes well with food and is pretty drinkable in an average kind of way.

01-27-2014 13:50:35 | More by oberon
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-21-2014 04:13:22 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +10.2%

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma is basic pils with some grassy hops along with some grain and bready malt.

The flavor is grain, grass, pilsener malt and a low amount of bitterness.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

11-13-2010 09:06:25 | More by Mora2000
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +6.3%

A mainstay of mine for years, don't know how I managed to go so long without reviewing it. Here goes!

Poured into a rounded pilsner glass. About two inches of thick-bubbled head, which receded into a thin, patchy ring. Pockets of lacing dot the top of the glass. Huge, sporadic bubbles of carbonation as well. light golden in colour.

Nose is honey, floral hops, bread, pilsner malt. Typical for the style.

A refreshing pils, nothing to write home about, but certainly worthy. Tastes are balanced, with bread, floral hops, honey, then a slightly bitter hop/mineral finish. Clean and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is a bit flat - it seems to have lost some of the zip from the initial pour. Medium bodied for a pils.

Probably one of the best Euro pilsners for your buck (at least in Ontario, where cans of this run you around 2 bucks a pop). A solid brew, easy to drink, crisp, refreshing.

11-16-2010 23:44:47 | More by JohnnyBarman
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-27-2013 01:18:21 | More by chickenm
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +22.8%

While shopping for some groceries at Aldi, I noticed the Steubenville, Ohio just got in their wine and beer selection. In addition to this nice German pils they had a green bottled Dutch lager that wasn't Heine, and a clear bottled Latin American lager that wasn't Corona. Back to the best bet of the three options, Wernesgruner label claiming to be one of the oldest brewery? 1436!!! I guess Weihenstephaner is the oldest continually operating brewery...this one has an old school label gold foil neck reminiscient of an old pilsner urquell.

Thank god a brown bottle, poured into my vintage Schlitz trumpet style pilsner glass. I've got a set of four Hamm's, PBR, and Miller High Life to round out the group. Pours a lightly hazed pale golden straw hue with a bright white cloudy head that rises above the rim of my glass, fine even intricate lacing left behind with each sip. Effervescent tiny bubbles stream up from the bottom of the glass.

Aromatics offer up zesty citric tones with a lemongrass character, mild sweetness touch of 2 row husks. Mild sweetness brings a mild biscuit or light toasted cracker edge to the party. Very mild mineral or metallic edge can be seen and thanks to those brown bottles very little skunk going on among the beautiful noble hop presence. Definitely a well crafted fresh version of a German pils, best by date on the packaging and the bottles is 3/18/09.

Flavor is great nothing that blew away my expectations but it's rock solid for a German pils, comparable to fresh Weihentephaner pils or Kulmbacher, or Weltenburger. Definitely a nice price and a great grab on a non beer focused trip to the store. Solid noble hop bitterness is blended perfectly by light toasted malts bringing cereal biscuit malt sweetness into the picture, but a light dry clean finish is present in every sip. Assertive noble hops bringout lemongrass, and citrus fruits excellent combonation for any lager/session beer enthusiast.

Mouthfeel is light but effervescently carbonated, very lively tickles the throat leaves very mild hop oils on the palate. After each sip it goes from a crisp sweetness with the biscuit malt to a dry noble hop finish, and mineral content has a lot to do with this experience as well.

Drinkability is probably the highlight of this fine deutsch brau. 3 to 4 from a sixer is effortless, and you'll probably fight to finish a sixer if you bring this to a party. Solid session lager in all it's glory, for an affordable price. Don't get me wrong I love local micros those are my passion, but if I can get a well put together import for under a 8 bucks a six than I'm pretty much sold especially when standard Sam Adams are going for 9 a sixer right now and Sam Smith's are 9.95 a 4 pack in my area.

11-10-2008 19:25:33 | More by WVbeergeek
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Brenden

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

This beer pours a light golden color with an initially thick but loose two-finger head, which fades fairly quickly after it forms. It does leave just a little lacing thinly in spots. The nose is fresh grass with a light hops aroma, making for a very raw smell. Malt adds just a bit of sweetness and a biscuity note. It is pretty light. The palate delivers just what I expect and has a little bit of a stronger presence and a firmer backbone. Biscuity malt comes out stronger through the finish with fresh bread notes balancing the grassy flavor and light hops bitterness, which slowly begin to emerge and leave a gentle minty / grassy buzz on the tongue.
If anything, this one is crisp and has a very clean feel to it. The body is light to medium and a moderate carbonation works well in this one.

12-04-2009 14:00:59 | More by Brenden
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brewQ

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev +2.7%

Looks like this brew is getting lots of Can sales in Canada, based on prior reviews.

My bottles come from that Beer Mecca, Aldi's supermarkets, at $4.49 US a six pack. Gotta try it.

The package looks nice, as does the carrier- although the wrapper allows bottles to fall out in the trunk of my car. The beer itself, pale color, quite clear with a highly charged head.

No skunk- always my first concern in a Pilsner. the brown bottle was a good call. Some delicate floral notes.

Body is balanced, refreshing, at least no adjunct sweetness apparent.

Finish offers a hint of hops. This is a well buit brew at a good value. I'll pick it up with Aldi's stock ups and satisfy many drinkers without spending a fortune.

Date code L236 seems to tell me it was bottled in Sep05 and I got it mid-November. Not bad.

11-20-2005 19:31:24 | More by brewQ
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Pete0714

Indiana

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%

I bought this at aldi after seeing some fair reviews. Tried it once a while ago before becoming a BA, thought it was decent then, and time for another try.

Poured into a pint glass straw colored with a decent finger white head that dissipated a bit but retained well. The scent was light grassy with some citrus. I detected a taste of hoppiness with lemon that match well with the smell, maybe even a little pepperiness. mouthfeel was clean and crisp, no surprises or disappointments. Overall a slightly above average pilsner, not bad for the buy.

10-20-2011 03:29:39 | More by Pete0714
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +6.3%

Half-litre can, plenty of reference to the German Purity Law, Beer Edition...

This beer pours a crystal clear pale straw colour, with two fingers of thin puffy, foamy white head, which shows decent retention, taking its time to fall away. It smells of sweet white cracker grain, and muted floral hops. The taste is more of the same - a nice balance of sweet grain and floral, weedy, slightly bitter hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, and a bit oily, and it finishes fairly dry and crisp.

Overall, a decent representation of a German Pilsener veritable, if only a bit on the sweet side.

12-11-2009 06:19:50 | More by biboergosum
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beerbrains

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -40.1%

04-09-2012 00:13:06 | More by beerbrains
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Riverared

Alabama

4/5  rDev +19.8%

06-11-2013 01:41:38 | More by Riverared
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pale gold, almost yellow and clear, but with impressive white head of fine bubbles.
Lace is spotty, but definitely something going on...

Nose says sweet German malts.

Flavor is slightly skunky, but mellow. I get the sweet malts, clean barley, and some slight hops to the finish. Very easygoing, and reminiscent of a Heineken, but fresher and cleaner, somehow.

Not a bad beer at all, just not a world-class beer.

08-28-2011 06:53:01 | More by secondtooth
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +13.8%

Appearance: Amazing foam. Thick and white like cotton. Pours wonderfully in a pilsener glass, not as much in a regular one. Carbonation is better in the pilsener glass. Lacing is also very good.

Smell: Strong lemon. Only a vague hint of hops. Floral notes in the background as well. Refreshing.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Just lemon initially with peppery hops vaguely in the background. Mouthfeel has nice thickness, but maybe a bit too much of it for this style. Great crispness when cold.

Drinkability: A good pilsener.

Overall: See drinkability.

05-31-2011 05:16:43 | More by tjsdomer2
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +28.1%

Wernesgruner pours a crystal clear, deep straw-gold body beneath a bright white head of foam. It rises up majestically at first to a full three fingers, and then settles slowly to two, and then one, and then just a thin, wispy, but solid surface covering. The lacing is better than average, leaving behind some solid sheets of lace that resemble mountains rising from the surface of the beer with each sip (or gulp).

The aroma is mainly of a malt that's straightforward pils, backed by grassy and floral hops.

In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp. There's a touch of dextrins to it, and it's remarkably smooth.

The flavor delivers the firm maltiness that the nose suggests accompanied by herbal and grassy hops with minor touches of floral and spicy notes. The bitterness punches right through it in typical German fashion, and stirs everything up before bringing it to a dry and spicy conclusion. As it warms it becomes softer with the malt becoming richer, and the bitterness cutting through less. In fact, it becomes almost buttery - not to suggest an actual buttery flavor so much (although there is a minor hint) as an oily feeling on the palate. The herbal, grassy and spicy hop character remains, and it becomes even more balanced.

For fans of German pilsners, this should not be missed. It has a unique character that's charming and interesting. It could be more rounded and balanced, yes, but that would be to take away some of its uniqueness. Worth seeking out.

12-27-2010 23:04:07 | More by NeroFiddled
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -15.3%

The Wernesgruner is a bit sharp as compared to other Germen Pils. What I mean by sharp, it has a rougher grainy edge. This beer pours a crystal clear pale straw colour, with two fingers of thin puffy, foamy white head, which yields a nice lace. It smells of grain, and muted floral hops. The taste is sharp burst of grain with bitter hops. The mouthfeel is light in body with moderate carbonation. Overall it was a tough Pils.

01-22-2012 16:10:09 | More by WoodBrew
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-01-2014 19:48:31 | More by Ciocanelu
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-24-2013 00:40:11 | More by pastramionrye7
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.2%

09-18-2013 18:40:16 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Kallenovsky

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-12-2014 01:26:10 | More by Kallenovsky
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DESTRO

Nevada

3.63/5  rDev +8.7%

never had it and it was $3.99 a 6er. why not? pours out a light golden, vibrant carbonation and a nice fluffy white head. smells of lightly sweet malt and grains with some nice hops, maybe a little straw? flavorwise...alot like the nose. lightly sweet, raw tasting...nice spicy hops...tingly bubbles in the mouth, crisp, maybe a touch thin but still very refreshing. i like this stuff. damn refreshing and at that price, one hell of a bargain. im hyped.

01-22-2005 03:05:35 | More by DESTRO
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Memphis


3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

09-26-2012 00:13:31 | More by Memphis
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +19.2%

500 ml can

A-Beautiful thick white head over a very clear pale gold. Head sticks around until the last sip and then sits at the bottom of the glass. Nice bubbles looks like an upside down snowglobe. Very good thick lacing in long horizontal patches around the glass.
S- Sweet grain, Hops, Apple juice.
T- Same as smell but apple juice is very discreet. Hops have a peculiar dry bitterness that I can't quite explain. There's no "oiliness" at all.
M- Full. Crisp. High carbonation.
D- High drinkablity. I've already had 4 liters of this in an afternoon.

Great beer. And one of the cheapest ones on sale here.

01-09-2010 00:06:14 | More by Yoonisaykul
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Acforster2

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-04-2014 00:44:13 | More by Acforster2
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