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Wernesgruner - Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG

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Reviews: 163
Hads: 302
Avg: 3.37
pDev: 21.07%
Wants: 9
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SaunaKing on 02-19-2003

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Reviews: 163 | Hads: 302
Photo of Globetrotter
3.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in a Vladivostok supermarket, this dark green can has a gold label a branch of hops above the name. Purity law applies, of course. Best before the end of March 2005, I opened it on 4/7/05. Oops.

Pours a classic clear gold under a two finger white head with lovely contour, great retention and a nice network of lace down the glass. Yup, this is what a Pils should look like. The nose is very malty, smooth but lacking any hop spice to balance. The mouth is medium carbonated and slightly sticky, although light in body. Good smooth bready malt taste with a decent hop bitterness in the background. The hops are floral in nature, not at all skunky. The finish is more malt sweet than hops bitter, while the aftertaste maintains a bit of both. Nice, solid if unspectacular product.

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Photo of karst
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Now packaged in handsome brown glass bottle. I echo Buckeye's presentation comments which in tandom with a most persistent meringue-like head (which forced me to drink off about 1 or 2 inches before I could reach this slightly turbid pale yellow Pils) waranted the high initial score above.
A hoppy aroma with some yeasty bread undertones.

Not a great taste but certainly much better than expected providing a light body (Pils style) I may be ranking it a little too low. Taste little sweet and bready malt flavored. Some hop taste lingers.

About 2 tablespoons of thick head sat at the bottom on the Pils glass which required 2 rinsings to clear away!

Its not going to be a problem splitting this six pack

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Photo of BeerBob
3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wernesgrüner, “die Pils Legende” pours a lovely light amber from a 12oz brown glass bottle. Head went to about four fingers in my 22oz beer glass before disappating to a well defined ring, light foam cap, and beer glass walls that are well laced.

Nose is a rustic German toasted malt, no hops no alcohol just a wonderful German toasted malt. Palate is a nice toasted barley malt with bittering hops, a good balance between the two, I would say.

A good German Pils this Wernesgrüner, “die Pils Legende” and at Aldi, check it out!

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Photo of Redrover
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this sample from my dad. He purchased it Aldis for $4.99 per sixer.

Green 11.2 oz bottle with a kind of neat label. I forgot to check for freshness dating.

The beer pours a nice light, bright yellow. Crystal clear with a dense head. Decent lacing.

The smell is of grain, pepper and some floral scents. No skunk aroma at all.

The taste is slightly sweet with a decent hop counter punch. The hops add a nice spicy note. The beer seems well balanced. No off or adjunct tastes.

The carbonation is sprightly which adds to the slighlty creamy mouthfeel. Drinkabity is good. This would be a very easy drinking session beer if you like this style.

The beer is easy to match with food (except something really spicy). This is not a bad beer at all and I will consider keeping a six pack on hand. An enjoyable no-brainer!

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Photo of DESTRO
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellowish amber with abundant, though lazily rising, bubbles. The bright white head has some substance to it and looks good during its slow motion collapse. Broken sheet of thin, soapy lace end up on the glass. A good look overall.

The nose is pils hoppy with a bit more depth than is usual. It's spicy and floral and maybe even a trifle citrus fruity. I doubt that I will ever love this style or will ever like noble hops as much as their American counterparts, but the aroma emanating from my glass is well above average.

No real surprises on the palate. There's a wee nudge of sweetness at the start, followed by a mildly biting hoppiness and notes of lime and sweet hay. I don't know why I taste lime more than lemon, I just do. Clean, dry finish. Although the beer is a shade more complex than most pilseners, it doesn't have that 'certain something' that would make me love it. The body is light and the mouthfeel is lively.

Wernesgruner doesn't make me feel like shouting the chorus from "Deutschland Uber Alles" from the rooftops, but it is a drinkable pilsener that was enjoyable while it lasted. I doubt that I'll seek it out again, but then very few beers of this style are accorded that honor.

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Photo of vitesse
4.3/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from brown 12 oz. bottle.
comes out a nice straw gold color with great clarity and a small fluffy head that retains pretty well. smells of musty saaz or hallertau hops. very very earthy aroma. taste is very light with good hoppiness....very similar to czech pilsners like urquell. very little body, but the hops make this beer extremely drinkable. this is a very nice pils, imho. i could drink gallons of the stuff.

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Photo of oracle
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a typical light yellow/gold with big 2 inch frothy head. The head lasted a bit longer than a typical pilsner, which was nice. No evidence of lacing

Smell was bad, very bad. This bottle may have been sitting around too long or something, but this beer was seriously skunked. From what I could tell (beyond the skunkiness), this beer would have a nice mild hop aroma too it.

Taste was not bad but definately nothing to write home about. Light and crisp. Not my preferred style, but drinkable.

A touch too much carbonation made it difficult to do anything but sip this beer, which is not how I prefer to drink a pilsner.

Overall, I would like to try it on tap to see if it gets any better, but I'm not going to spend my hard earned money on any more bottles.

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Photo of tatterdash
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow with a generous white head that laces quit well, especially for a pilsener. Aroma is primarily hops, and a bit of a sour yeast smell. Taste was hops and was pleasantly crisp on the finish, but was bit too carbonated for me. It is drinkable, but as far as pilseners go there are many other things that I would prefer.

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Photo of clemtig76
3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Always looking to try new beers, I picked this up at a nearby Aldi for $4.99 a sixer (11.2 oz bottle). Bottle color is very unusual (Emerald green). Pours a very pale, clear yellow with a moderate head. Hops are most noticable with a little malt in the background. Finish is dry, clean, and crisp with a lingering hop bitterness.

Note: Now in a 12 oz brown bottle. Price at Aldi just lowered to $4.49/six. A good beer at a great price..

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Photo of TerryW
2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big smell of hops as soon as I cracked the can and poured it up. Moderate head with good staying power, good job of lacing the glass. Very, very pale yellow and quite clear (as opposed to the murky examples cited by other reviewers).

Doesn't taste as big as it smells. Mild hops, mildly bitter finish that lingered for a bit. Quite light actually. Fine as a light summertime quaff I would say, easy, but not especially memorable.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a light golden colour but is murky, the crown is short but the lace does stick around for awhile..The body is medium/full and the taste is from mild hops to which seem to linger a short while. Slight aroma of yeast..Nothing exceptional but passable.

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Photo of SaunaKing
2.61/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A very strange colour, unlike I have ever seen. Lemony yellow but slightly cloudy, not clear at all. Not sure how this is possible for a Pilsner. Smell was ok, like bread. Very hard to get over the colour. Taste is nothing special. Kind of tasteless, like a light beer or something. Doesn’t feel right but goes down ok.

Really, they should use the colour as some marketing trick because beer (pilsner anyway) should not look like this.

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Wernesgruner from Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG
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