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Tannenzäpfle - Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.8%


Brewed by:
Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-13-2003)
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zachd1

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-05-2012 20:56:10 | More by zachd1
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Slemendous

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

03-11-2014 06:27:52 | More by Slemendous
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NorbertB1974

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

02-10-2014 14:35:23 | More by NorbertB1974
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-08-2014 18:16:52 | More by Ciocanelu
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Chris_Beer

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2014 09:05:38 | More by Chris_Beer
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moochmonster

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-19-2014 22:45:13 | More by moochmonster
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Saind

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-06-2014 22:54:39 | More by Saind
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DaveJanssen

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-19-2013 08:41:41 | More by DaveJanssen
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-12-2013 00:32:17 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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everlong353

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-09-2013 21:49:35 | More by everlong353
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DMB

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-14-2013 20:32:01 | More by DMB
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Dirty25

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

09-19-2013 17:49:28 | More by Dirty25
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jmtpi

France

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-14-2013 18:46:52 | More by jmtpi
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Nyczj

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

07-27-2013 19:32:08 | More by Nyczj
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mjtierney2

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-29-2013 18:13:22 | More by mjtierney2
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-20-2013 00:01:15 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Golden, clear body with a small head that dissipates quickly

Aroma: malty; hoppy

Taste: I didn't care for this beer. It was very bitter overall. I didn't find it well balanced at all

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 22:58:50 | More by IchLiebeBier
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Beric

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 330mL bottle, poured into various glasses
Served: Many times between March-July 2012

Appearance: A clear, yellow. Light, but not as light as some AALs. Definitely looks like a pilsner because of the lighter roasted malts used.

Smell: Smells 'beer-y', clean, fresh. A little hint of hops somewhere in there.

Taste: Wow! You might not be able to really smell hoppiness at all, but it is in there. This is one very refreshing beer- the lighter body from the light malts is really played well with the hops you taste on the back end. This is no hop bomb and pales in comparison to American beers with hops, so don't go into this expecting some floral hop-bomb. It's substantially more subtle than that, but they are still there. The beer also tastes crisp and clean. The hoppy notes on the back let it clean up well and invite another sip. Tastes 'dry' in the wine sense.

Mouthfeel: Very nicely carbonated for the style. Refreshing.

Overall: A fantastic beer. One of the major beers of the Hochschwarzwald region (the other being Fürstenberg, and one of the three major beers of Freiburg (others: Fürstenberg, Ganter), and easily bests both of these. This beer has a strong cult following in the Black Forest region. If you're in the area, definitely check it out. I can't speak, however, to on-tap or bottled varieties purchased in Northern Germany or England, where they also distribute.

A great German pilsner. Comparable in taste to Alpirsbacher, another notably hoppy German pils. Definitely a sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 11:22:34 | More by Beric
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clarknova

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-30-2013 15:04:20 | More by clarknova
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DoubleJ

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-24-2013 19:16:59 | More by DoubleJ
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mmmbirra

Italy

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Transparent gold and a nice full fluffy head. Leaves some good lacing on the way down and maintains a little foam on top.
Smells of sweet simple pilsner malt. Smooth and inviting, but with just a touch of noble hops. Nice, but I thought a pils was supposed to have a more spicy nose.
Smooth, smooth, smooth. Full, rounded flavor; lots of that simple but wonderful pils flavor with a touch of spice thrown in the middle and a little more in the back. A slight bitterness lingers on the tongue.
Lightly carbonated.
Simple and light enough to drink all day, complex enough to keep it interesting, and not so bitter that it wears you out.
A gooood pils.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 17:40:28 | More by mmmbirra
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-15-2013 20:37:54 | More by Necronomad
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-01-2013 21:15:28 | More by mizx
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into Leffe Chalice, pale colour, small fading head, some lacing retained. Aroma was seemed to be Spalt and Tettnang hop, detected some fruit. Tasted very fruity for a Pils, notes of Tomato pickle along with what I thought was Tettnang and Spalt hop, some gummi bear. Saves the bitterness for the finish which also brings some sour dough with it. Texture is thin, well carbonated, slightly coarse. I thought it held up very well compared to North German Pils style beers, as it was nowhere near as harsh and had more depth.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 14:29:15 | More by jonb5
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crnipeter

Slovenia

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale golden-straw with brilliant clarity capped by dense white head that remains.

Nose is mild with lightly grainy Pils malt and floral hop-aroma. I pick up a good amount of green apple and cidery notes presumably from Acetaldehyde, i.e., a yeast byproduct.

Flavor is grainy Pils malt and light apple juiciness that both get dominated by hop-bitterness lasting throughout the medium-dry finish.

Medium light and oily-coating mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

In short, a plain German Pilsener with apple quality indicating a bit premature beer that hits the spot nonetheless. Still, I have no idea what puts this beer atop of the others of the style.
(330 ml, into pilsener flute)

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 10:34:44 | More by crnipeter
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Tannenzäpfle from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
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