Weltenburger Pils | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Germany
weltenburger.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Contract brewed by Brauerei Bischofshof

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
86
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A new arrival in Alberta, just in time for the hard stop that is the end of our summer...

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium straw colour, with two fingers of thick foamy white head, which renders some nice consistent hanging lace around the glass as it dissipates. Its smells of sweet white grain, lemon, and floral, soapy, grassy hops. The taste is crisp, crackery white malt, and herbal, grassy hops. The carbonation comes in a bit south of average, the body medium weight, solid, and quite smooth. It finishes clean, and fairly dry, the grassy, herbal hops in the forefront.

Pretty bang-on for the style - crisp, clean, and with a nice herbal bitterness. Prost!

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Photo of brentk56
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A great looking pils, with a fluffy white head that sits atop the clear golden liquid; both retention and lacing were good

Smell: Bready, with a vague noble hop character

Taste: Bready, up front, with a developing faintly grassy character that progresses through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Probably great on the home shores but by the time it gets here, who knows how long it has been around; lacks the hoppy bitterness I would like to have seen; still, a decent example of the style

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured nicely into pilsner glass,nice yelow color really nice head with good carbonation.Smelled a little minerally with a little bit of dough in the background.Hops were evident,very crisp and clean pils the way one ought to be.Very easy going down,Iam glad I found it.Good traditional pils from Germany.

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Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore.

Pours with almost no head, clear pale golden straw color.

Nose has light toasty malts and hints of straw, a light pilsner malts and bit of a lager like crisp aroma.

Taste has light toasty malts, light cracked straw, light juicy lager fruit, light creamy decoction malt flavor, little noble hop bitterness, and some crisp light clean lager flavors. Finishes dry and a bit crisp, light malts.

Mouth is a bit lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, about what I would expect from a night German pils, but a bit lighter overall.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Some would say just another green bottled Euro pils, but for me when poured into a nice conical shaped glass this Weltenburger product is one of the better overall German style pils I have acquainted with in awhile. Appears a vibrant bright grassy golden hue with a pale haze over it, bright white billowing head of course carbonatino is nice rises above the glass holds together well. The lacing is spread evenly with fine lace as the head dwindles down. Aroma mild skunky herbal characteristics but better yet fresh cut grass with mild citric notes flow the senses with pale biscuit malt components, the German Saaz are flowing and the malt with the soft water all form a crisp snappy aroma. Flavor flavor mild sweetness toasted crackers or fresh biscuit like, blended with rolling hops fresh cut grass, citrus peel, and some more skunk. Mouthfeel is crisp light to medium bodied range not watery in any way just a good drinking pils here, carbonation sturdy and hop burps follow. Drinkability why can't our big brewers do this mass production with hops.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of rab53
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of GClarkage
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

03/09/08- Purchased at Whole Foods in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 16.9oz bottle with a best by date printed on the back label. Poured into my Radeberger pils glass.

Appearance- Light golden in color. Virtually clear as can be. I read the tv screen no problem while looking through the beer. Looks very watery. Starts off with about a 1/2 inch head that quickly fades into nothing. Lacing is ultra light as well.

Smell- Has a nice pils hoppy nose. Smells more fruity than sweet. Not that mouse pellet nose you get from the heavy grain.

Taste- Very fruity with a mild grain backing. Also has a nice malty character. Seems like a touch of apricot in the taste. Hops are there and are mildly strong. Damn quenching.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, slightly creamy with a perfect carbonation level. Crisp as hell and slightly dry with a nice hoppy aftertaste.

Drinkability- Sessionable quality here. Everything you look for in a good pils...could you a tad more hops, but that's pulling strings. Looks like nothing special, but it's the taste that matters. Will be getting some of these for the summer if they are still around.

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Photo of aasher
2.84/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one pours a lightly cloudy tinged bright gold in color with a bright one finger head. It smells of pilsner malts and like butter. What is it with me and finding beers with a diacetyl issue. At least with this one it isn't overpowering, it's just noticeably there. Perhaps this bottle is too old to feature any hops. The flavor is of sweet and salty pale malts. The butter comes through just enough but it doesn't ruin this one. It drinks pretty smoothly and is what I'd call medium in body, and isn't as light as most pilsners. This one is just ok in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of stevoj
3.02/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cereal grains at the forefront on this brew. Sweet malt in both aroma and taste, pale golden with thin white head, lots of fine carbonation. Not as hoppy as some of the other German and Czech varieties, more North American.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of tempest
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Abe's. After pouring the beer, I had to give it a few minutes for the skunk (thanks green bottle) to dissipate. Basically there was a tasty lemony-herbal hop flavor over semi-dry bread grains. It's always nice to find a tasty German pils and this was a pleasure to drink. I'll have another.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DoubleJ
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh half-liter bottle from the local store and poured into a stange, on to the beer:

Clear pale straw color with a soapy head that holds well describes the appearance of the beer. No skunkiness here, lots of hay in the aroma. Touches of hops and grain round off the rest of it. And the taste? Impressively smooth. Sweeter than I imagined, honeysuckle and a twist of hay make up the taste. Moderate hop bitterness balances it out as the honeysuckle is uplifted. The aftertaste has a pleasant touch of grass. Even with a few ounces left here, I still have some head on my beer.

Notes: Why can't all German imports be as fresh as my sample?

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Photo of flagmantho
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden, crystal-clear body with lots of apparent effervescence. Head is three fingers of frothy white foam. A great-looking Pils.

Smell: nice malt aroma with a little grain; this also has a great fruity quality. Pears, hay, a little apple; this is one swingin' Pilsner. It almost smells like a light tripel.

Taste: crisp, fruity, light, just a hint of floral hops and just on the nice side of bitter. Flavor profile tracks well with the aroma. This is a pretty darn tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a nice level of carbonation. A nice creaminess, especially for the style.

Drinkability: its lightness, combined with its very good flavor and aroma, make this one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had.

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Photo of Derek
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A classic German Pils.

Very clear, light yellow hue, pours with a huge white head, great retention & lacing.

Strong Saaz aroma... very steelie and metallic, floral, with a bit of lemon zest. Hints of fresh sour dough bread.

The hops are upfront and linger as well. Bitterness is somewhat restrained. Floral hopping has a steelie mineral quality with a hint of lemon zest. Refreshing sour dough bread from the malt. No sulfur or diacetyl... very clean.

Light to moderate body has a slight acidity and a very crisp finish.

Very drinkable and an excellent example of the style.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Weltenburger Pils from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
3.79 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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