Weltenburger Pils | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Weltenburger PilsWeltenburger Pils

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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

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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 134
Photo of Naerhu
4.83/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy golden beer with a thin white head. Active carbonation.
Herbacious hops galore with luscious yet crisp malt aroma.
Minerally, like a czech pilsner, but a bigger richer malt profile than common in a czech. Lemony with a fresh snap.
Long lasting complex malt flavor and good bitterness on the finish.
It has been awhile since I have had a pils that made me sit up and take notice as this one has.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – The clear, light yellow body gave off a monster head. It was soft as grey goose down and clinged well to the inside of my German Pilsner glass.

Smell – This is nice. The Saaz hops are dead-on for the style and complement a soft, grainy backbone.

Taste – The noble hops are big on the tongue. The soft, generous grain and slightly sweet finish (like rock candy) rounds things out.

Mouthfeel – This Pils is of course light-bodied with some subtle, dainty carbonation. It is a little flatter than I normally like but overall a superior mouthfeel.

Drinkability – This is an easy-going Pils that is very close to the style as I have experienced it in Germany.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes in a half-liter bottle I bought by mail-order from beergeek.biz. Weltenburger isn't sold in Dallas.

Appearance: Crystal-clear golden straw color, with small head.

Aroma: Slightly flowery, but not much aroma.

Taste: Medium body, with higher than average carbonation; a good floral hoppiness is the predominant flavor. Finish is long and dry.

I like the emphasis on the hops in this beer; it makes for an above-average German pils, and a decent session beer.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the lightest colored beers I’ve seen outside of an actual wit. The body is a very light brassy color with a brilliant white head and exceptional clarity. I found the fragrance to be fresh and malty, gentle but pronounced. The body is light, buoyant, and effervescent and trails behind it some impressive lace. The taste emphasizes rudimentary malts with a simple bitter compliment. There was no yeast in the bottle.

The overall profile of this beer is one of humble dimensions that are ultimately satisfying and sincere. A nice middle ground between casual and elegant.

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Photo of necoadam
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a great Pils. Poured out a clear yellowish color with a nice amount of carbonation. Seemed like a fresh bottle here. Nice malt aromas combined with some spicy hops. A little bit of a grainy aroma is there as well. This one has a nice crisp taste to it. Quite clean as well. A good balanced brew as well. It's got those nice sharp hops in there combined with some subtle malts that balance out the brew nicely. Quite creamy and smooth and goes down fairly quick. Glad I stumbled on this brand. Seems to be a hard to fine brew, but luckly my local store has a huge amount of these. A good brew.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presented in a 500ml brown bottle with a depiction of a monastery on the label and a statement attesting to it's being the oldest monastic brewery in the world, dating back to 1050 A.D. No freshness date was provided.
On the pour, it had a slightly hazy straw-yellow color and a large foamy white head that had nice retention but left miniscule lace. The nose of this pilsener had a fruity sweet aroma, some grainy malt notes and a mild herbal hoppiness like lemon peels. The taste was sweet up front and akin to hay or grains. There was a zesty citric bite like that of lemons and the finish had a nice solid hops bitterness. The feel was medium-bodied, crisp and clean, with a dry finish.
This was a near-perfect choice for yesterday, a day of record heat here in SoCal. Quite tasty and with a good feel, it was very drinkable. One of the more enjoyable pilseners I've had in a while.

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

A nice Pilsener style that stays a bit light on Saaz hops. The clear golden body is capped by a nice white head that recedes slowly and laces with great gusto - nice tight and spotty lace. A fine malt nose with light hop notes. Flavor that starts with bitterness and ends the same, though failry dry at the end. Clean and crisp finish with a nice light feel. Great drinkability from a nice Pils.

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Photo of rastaman
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice one. Buttery malts, with some drying, herbal, grassy hops at the end. Nice dry, crisp finish, well balanced, and pleasant to drink. Some unwelcomed fizz at the end, but not enough to ditrsact me from this subtle , but tasty pils, very enjoyable little brew.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: A 1 Pint 9 fl.oz brown glass bottle with a very colorful, Germanic looking label depicting a picture of old buildings set in a green valley. Advertised as the oldest Monastery Brewery in the world (Since 1050). Labeled as “Weltenburger Kloster Pils”.

Appearance: The “Classic” Pilsener look. Pale straw golden color & totally lucid. The head that forms is an imposing expansive white mass of froth. The head slowly settles over time to a tight collared head. It really does look the part.

Smell: Nose is of grainy pilsener malt, fresh baked bread and English muffins. Hops and a feint spiciness are evident.

Taste: Introduction is crisp and extremely clean. Hoppy well-defined lines, which are never overwhelming, but neither are they back row - but they are just where they should be. Nice light malt aspects balance the fresh Hops to perfection. Occasionally has a very slight metallic aspect, but it is extremely feint.

Mouthfeel: An athletic Pilsener, that is very energetic in the mouth. Nice wholesome mouthfeel that complements the overall clean tastes.

Overall: Brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot of 1516. So often Pilseners are pale shadow imitations of what they should, or could, be. But this is a very refreshing clean crisp erudite Pilsener. Whilst it is not the very best Pils that I have ever tasted, it is certainly of a higher than usual standard; overall it is a solid, quality example, of the style. Recommended.

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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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Weltenburger Pils from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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