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Tannenzäpfle - Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

142 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 74
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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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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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

Photo of Beric
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 26 Jan 2014

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, light yellow that is relatively deep and doesn't fade in saturation much around the edges. Creamy white head on top that dissipates relatively slowly. No lacing, but my glass wasn't the cleanest.

Aroma: A bit of funk on the nose in this one at first, which I attribute to it being imported. When opened and poured there's a bit of skunk and a hint of metal, but letting it breathe a few minutes, these off-notes burn off quickly. After that, the nose is dominated by soft, sweet malts, bread-crust, cut grass, and fresh herbal/spicy hops.

Taste: Exactly like I remember, and one that has not diminished at all through importation. The beer starts off with sweet malts, with an assertion of lager biscuitiness. After this, a great kick of hop bitterness and a hint of spicy flavor hops. Beer finishes medium-dry to dry and invites constant gulps.

Mouthfeel: Full body for a pilsner. Excellent carbonation.

Overall: This beer has not diminished in quality through the importation process and still represents the absolute pinnacle in German pilsners. A magnificent beer that anyone serious about lagers should seek out. Extreme drinkability.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mmmbirra
4.19/5  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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jonb5
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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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)

Tannenzäpfle from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
92 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.