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Tannenzäpfle - Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

129 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 77
Gots: 12 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-13-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Ciocanelu, Feb 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

moochmonster, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

DaveJanssen, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

everlong353, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DMB, Oct 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Dirty25, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jmtpi, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Nyczj, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mjtierney2, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%
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

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Beric
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Beric, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

clarknova, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DoubleJ, May 24, 2013
Photo of mmmbirra
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

mmmbirra, May 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Necronomad, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

mizx, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of jonb5
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

jonb5, Mar 25, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
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)

crnipeter, Feb 24, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A - Clear, champaign gold body. Foamy white head with ok retention and lace.

S - Nice soft, well rounded nose. Surprisingly fruity. Dry white grape, papaya, bread crust.

T - Mellon, white bread, a touch of green plant bitterness.

M - Light body with moderate-to-light carbonation.

O - Surprisingly tropical for a pilsner, but the sweetness hooks up unbelievably well fresh german brats.

vfgccp, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

alugeris, Feb 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

harrymel, Jan 22, 2013
Tannenzäpfle from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
92 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.