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Tannenzäpfle - Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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BA SCORE
92
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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 83
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-13-2003

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Ratings: 153 | Reviews: 81
Photo of Violeteye89
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Biscuit town, so easy to drink and refreshing as well as interesting.

Photo of mynie
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours perfect for the style, translucent gold with a tight white head.

Smells of dry fruit and dry hops. Very similar aroma to the Sam Smith's lager, but with absolutely zero hint of any esters. So, basically, like a near-perfect aroma brewed to perfect specifications. A+.

Tastes, again, A+. Not as hoppy as the Czech pilseners (or as the American Czechs that call themselves German), but goddamn perfect for its style. Fresh hay, apples, nobel hops, Italian bread yeast, grass, cereal and honey. Medium bitter up front, medium sweet in the back: the most delicate, perfect balance you ever did taste.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a goddamn masterpiece. You cold live your whole life without coming across any other beer that so absolutely nails what it is attempting to be.

Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear, straw to gold color. Small head that leaves only a few minute spots on the glass.

The aroma is of fresh gristed grain. The flavor is the same with just a touch of sweetness. The body is thin with a high level of carbonation.

Photo of chubenzino
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of danipp
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thegerm87
3.26/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Don't feel like writing a full review.

Photo of tikk
3.17/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a huge fan of euro lager in general. Trying to rate this to style, but I'm not a fan. Smells skunky, tastes skunky. Aftertaste is skunky. Great skunky euro lager that puts others I've had to shame if that makes any sense.

Photo of aleigator
3.21/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Has a small, stable head, with a clean bright yellow color.

Reveals aromas of wheat, hay and subtle, bready malts. No aroma hops detectable in this. Subtle floral hop smell becomes recognizable, as the beer warms up, adding to the lovely, slightly sweeter malts.

The taste however yields a pleasantly hoppiness, right from the beginning, adding a crisp floral note to the dough, bready malts. Turns slightly dry during the finish, with grassy, noble hops being as present as the malts. The hop bitterness finds a fitting, crisp intensity, without revealing any signs of tropical fruits, for the hops becoming a major centerpiece in thia beer, interacting well with the sweeter, still bready malts. Has a clean, semi dry finish, with toffeeish malts. Light bodied with a pleasant, noteable hoppy aspect.

Photo of PCfirefox
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SABERG
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diechipmunk
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very pale golden color, incredibly fresh taste, the body\mouth feel is not as crisp as better American pilsners, it's richer, I want to say it's silky. The flavors are very fresh; white bread, a touch of apple, the spicy noble hops are in perfect balance. Too drinkable.

Photo of brandonld23
4.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Resuin
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Surprised by finding a sixer of this brew. Body is exquisitely clear. Pale, almost cidery gold. Perhaps the clearest beer I have ever eyed. Head is a fluffy, pillowy clump of suds. Thick, whipped lacing. It's aroma is soft and very refined. I get tired of using 'clean' as a descriptor but it's impossible not to here. White bread, Noble hops and grain. The first sip is perfectly polished. Grassy and lightly floral hops add just enough nip to stand out. Dry cereal grains. Soft honey. Lager yeast tuned perfectly. White, starchy bread. Finishes with a musty albeit soft hoppiness. Rustic yet righteously crisp and clean. Elite drinkability. It will be a chore to not polish off this whole sixer right now. As my beer journey unfolds, I have become much more of a fan of this style of beer. Heard good things, tasted good things. Success!

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Tannenzäpfle from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
92 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.