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Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle - Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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87
very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 15
Gots: 5 | 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: inebrius on 04-08-2004)
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Reviews by sfprint:
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sfprint

Germany

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Completely clear thin gold with a two finger head that quickly disapates. Little lacing and light rising carbonation.
S: Strong metalic malt. Slight sweetness, slightly punchy hops.
T: The malt is perhaps the most transparent for what it is, fresh and grainy. Bitter aftertaste. Tinge sweet but overall neutral.
M: Light yet sharp sting, light to medium body. Somewhat watery but refreshing.
O: Nice, flavorful.

05-25-2011 00:48:03 | More by sfprint
More User Reviews:
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joemacpherson

Utah

4.47/5  rDev +15.5%

This is my pleasure. I finally found a beer that I felt compelled to review.

It pours a light hay-gold with a thumb of creamy head.

The scent is naturally a citrus-grass, with hints of pepper and sweet malt.

Complex and balanced. Bitter hops are present upfront , it peeks with a full and delicious light-malt flavor with a hint of steel, and it finishes with bitter-spice.

full and crisp, super refreshing.

10/10 on drinkability

This is the ideal south german/bavarian pils. It reminds you why beer is the 3rd most drank beverage on the planet and is worthy of our worship as a species. Rothaus Pils reminds you that you are never wrong in drinking 2 or 3 in beers in one sitting. Germany simply has the best beers on the planet earth.

07-31-2010 20:29:03 | More by joemacpherson
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nem2006

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

Drank from a 1/3 liter bottle brought back from Germany by my traveling sister.

Poured a lightish, pale yellow with nice carbonation and a good head that maintained fairly well throughout.

The smell was crisp, floral, a little spicy and a nice bit of sweetness to it.

The start of it is a little sweet with some floral bitterness and a small bit of spice. The hop finish is clean and balanced, not too overwhelming.

Overall, I consider this a good light to medium bodied beer for warmer weather.

07-08-2009 16:52:12 | More by nem2006
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ant1

France

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-14-2013 19:58:11 | More by ant1
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innominat

Ireland

3/5  rDev -22.5%

04-03-2014 18:42:47 | More by innominat
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-10-2014 21:16:30 | More by HoppySeb
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zachd1

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

02-07-2013 14:54:18 | More by zachd1
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-18-2013 14:05:36 | More by schmidtmattsays
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pastramionrye7

Germany

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Purchased from the German equivalent of a beer distributor in Bavaria.

Appearance: Light golden in color. Not much in the way of a head or lacing.

Smell: Getting some citrus sweetness and malts. Smells delicious.

Taste: Nice bitterness up front. I then get a pronounced lemony taste that fades away gently. Overall very pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Light, moderately carbonated, refreshing

Drinkability: Yes :)

Notes: Great summer beer. For some reason I get a prominent lemony taste with this brew that I find very enjoyable. One of my favorite German Pilsners.

07-29-2010 19:56:56 | More by pastramionrye7
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-23-2012 18:53:32 | More by zonker17
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antott0523

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-22-2014 17:28:50 | More by antott0523
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16%

01-26-2013 20:57:52 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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jsanford

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +15%

Received this bottle from a friend who brought it back from Germany. Poured into a Pilsener Glass.

A - Pours a crystal-clear light gold with a dense, creamy head of white foam that recedes to a thick haze.
S - Crisp aromas of cracker malt, spicy hops, fresh-cut grass, and a bit of citrus. Smells very refreshing and clean.
T - Initial flavors of sweet, doughy malt give way to spicy yeast, earthy Noble hops, and some orange peel. Deceptively complex, the flavors are in perfect balance.
M - Incredibly crisp and refreshing, with a medium-thin body and sharp carbonation. This would be a perfect Summer beer, extremely sessionable.
O - Easily the best Pils I've ever had, I would love to have regular access to this over the Summer!

05-14-2011 04:16:53 | More by jsanford
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Liquoric3

Germany

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-15-2012 08:25:15 | More by Liquoric3
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JoeyV

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

A: Very pale golden-yellow. Heads forms and dissipates quickly, leaving the slightest layer of foam at the top. Looks to be heavily carbonated.

S: Strong yeasty scent, slight floral notes from the hops.

T: A little bit of light grains and yeast at the beginning, promptly giving way to a dry hoppy kick. Very balanced, very refreshing.

M: Rather thin, appropriate for the style - carbonation is high, but not excessively so. The slight bite from the carbonation complements the flavor of the hops nicely, giving the aftertaste an overall zing.

O: Definitely one of my favorite pilsners - refreshing, but not boring. Lends itself to both sipping and gulping, a middle ground which few beers inhabit. The yeasty taste is a bit strong for my liking, but overall this really impressed me.

05-22-2011 19:01:25 | More by JoeyV
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

Pint, poured into a huge, tall Rothaus handled glass at The Cask Pub and Kitchen, London.

This is one of the best Pilsners on the market (also known as Tannenzäpfle when in small bottles), crisp, sharp and refreshing it really does hit the spot if you are wanting something to brighten up your drinking day. Not sure what sets it apart from other German Pilsners, I’ve had enough over the years: it’s just the whole package I suppose, nothing spectacular or really different about it, it’s just right on all counts when talking about this style of beer. The head does stay longer than most of its competitors, but other than that I can’t put my finger on why it should be put on a pedestal above the rest

11-04-2011 14:01:21 | More by BlackHaddock
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tonton

Hong Kong

3.59/5  rDev -7.2%

Poured a crystal clear Light yellow from the bottle into a water glass. One inch white fluffy head with good retention, better retention than your avwrage pils.

That said, I'm really not a fan of pilsener, but this is one if the best I've tried. Very clean smell and flavor, exactly what one would want from the style. No aftertaste, fresh, crisp and refreshing. I would recommend this to anyone.

04-07-2013 08:20:38 | More by tonton
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allstar255

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-03-2013 18:59:02 | More by allstar255
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.13/5  rDev -19.1%

330ml bottle. Footed Pilsner glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Pale straw color. White , rocky, crown shows good retention. Floral, mildy malt, aromas & piney touch. Crispy with subtle citric touch upfront. Clean earthy bitterness lingers into the finish balanced by moderate maltiness. Smooth palate. Light to medium body, lively carbonation.

06-12-2012 23:49:21 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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megahurts4

Louisiana

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

Rothaus Pils Tannenzäpfle

Appearance: Golden yellow with good lacing.

Smell: Skunk, grains, and earthy.

Taste: Grains, bitterness, honey, and hops with a slight skunkiness.

Mouthfeel: Light and smooth.

Overall:
It is very refreshing and of high quality. It does remind me of a typical German pilsner, which it is. This beer is said to be made with pine cones. I thought I could taste some, but it is so faint that I wasn't sure.

10-08-2010 06:06:55 | More by megahurts4
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DirkNachbar

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-29-2013 12:04:22 | More by DirkNachbar
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Globetrotter

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

I was thrilled to find this old friend from my days making beer runs across the Swiss-German border make an appearance in a fancy grocery store in central Moscow. The half liter brown bottle features a white, red and green label with the image of a cheerful, traditionally dressed Badenese waitress serving two Helles glasses of beer in a beergarden surrounded by a pine forest. Purity law applies, of course. Best before 8/24/06, I opened it on 5/26/06.

Pours a clear crisp gold under a 1.5 finger white head that fades slowly and evenly, lingering as thick film most of the way down the glass, but generating just a few strands of lace. The nose is a good mix of bready malt and slightly tinny floral hops. The mouth is very prickly, light and clean. A nice sweetish malt opening greets the taste buds, followed by a slightly astringent but still pleasant dry bitter hops. The malt lingers long, but eventually gives way to the hops, which by then have morphed into a strong coniferous aftertaste. The bite invites the next sip, setting a not-so-vicious circle of enjoyment into motion. Good, solid, enjoyable thirst quencher.

05-27-2006 11:16:24 | More by Globetrotter
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Pegasus

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -15.2%

Appearance: Crystal-clear light golden color, with a small white head, which fades rather quickly, with slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very clear with bread notes from pale malt, and subtle herbal hops.

Taste: Crisp, slightly tart pale malt, followed by moderately bitter herbal hops. Finishes with only a mild, lingering note of mild herbal hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A well-crafted example of a classic, albeit bland style.

Many thanks to Max for hand-carrying this from Germany.

11-04-2007 02:43:05 | More by Pegasus
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Airedoggie

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +18.3%

I drank this beer on several occasions during a recent trip to Switzerland and Southern Germany in the Schwarzwald and Bavaria region. Sampled this wonderful pils from both "Fass" and bottle. This review is based on notes I took from a bottle session.

A: light yellow-straw color. Thick frothy head with good retention and lacing.

S: Spicy hops aroma with a citrusy floral bouquet.

T: A pleasant bitter hopsiness with a soft spicy malt flavor coming through.

M: Smooth and clean with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very refreshing.

D: Superior session beer. If only I could find this beer in the US.

If I was reviewing the tap version of this beer, it will have receiverd an A+ from me.

08-09-2010 18:13:42 | More by Airedoggie
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-15-2012 18:22:46 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
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