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Tannenzäpfle - Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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92
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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 80
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of diechipmunk
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Resuin
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Monochrome
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Michael_Windisch
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of lmaduells
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of kmos27
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ScotB260
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of dcisco44
2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of chickencoop
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

The best German pils and the freshest German pilsner I've ever tasted, thanks to wvsabbath for muling this one back from his recent tour of Germany. Pours into my pilsner nonic 20 ounce pint with ample bright egg shell white frothy head. Bright yellow golden hue almost like a slight haze going on fine speckled lacing left behind with each sip. Aroma pungent herbal grassy hops, lemon citrus zest, earthiness pure Noble hops just kicking the senses, delicate pilsner malt profile bready biscuit like notes, smells wonderful. Drinking in perfect cohesion a blast of fresh hops dry finish bready pilsner malt profile this is sustainable I could live on a pils this perfect for everyday drinking, so well made not as hoppy (bitter) as some American versions but perfect complex malts and hops marry perfectly in this brew. Mouthfeel is crisp natural feeling carbonation, bone dry finish great light to medium bodied not watery or thin, just perfect. Overall, a beer that you can't get in the US, and if you could the freshness would be the downfall...which is why I believe why the Rothaus folks feel that they don't even have to. Just keep your locals taken care of and let the travelers experience this wonderful pilsner while making a trek thru the Rhineland or get a buddy to bring back a bottle or two!

Photo of smakawhat
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a stemmed wine glass. This is the Rothaus Pils, which is the same beer, even though it's a duplicate entry on this site. Good till Feb 27 2015, bought right out of the fridge and drank right away.

Creamy bright white head, three fingers tall with spotty lacing on the sides. A real nice lemon gold and crystal clear body. The head always manages a finger while drinking. Real nice looking pils with lots of varied slow rising carbonation and size coming up also.

Classic pils malt nose. Pretty basic, a bit of bready dough a little but for the most part straight forward and just simple and solid.

Palate comes nicely and evenly. Mid palate fills with a very neutral malt, much of the bready character hinted at is actually toned down with a smooth hop classic herbality. Good herbal hop palate just light not bright, and finishes nicely with a smooth almost velvet texture. Real neat hop angle unlike any pils I have had, that really lingers on the aftertaste.

This is a real subtle pils, and it gets better as time passes. It's probably not my fav, even for a German producer, but delivers easily.

Photo of fr0wn3r
4.1/5  rDev -1%

Photo of hogfish3
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Vinnie_DB
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Excellent beer ! I was very surprised after drinking this beer. And no headache after drinking 10 tannenzapfles :-)

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of lenolas
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Jojo91
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of antott0523
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of slimjim8201
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

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Tannenzäpfle from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
92 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.