Weltenburger Pils | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

Weltenburger PilsWeltenburger Pils
136 Ratings
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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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of brewdenver
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very traditional pilsner. Its quite refreshing. Appearance is nice with a slight cloud. Smell is pleasant reminding you of fresh hops before a brew. Taste is clean, very enjoyable. The carbonation was spot on for me. A great pilsner in a sea of imitations.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.8/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clean, pale yellow color with a small white head. In the aroma, small skunk and standard European pilsner. In the taste, a small skunk, dry malt, and a grittiness. A small bie and a light bodied mouthfeel, with a light, dry standard European lager. Standard, nothing exciting, its just OK.

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Photo of Avagadro
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very pale color suggests that this brew didn't undergo decoction/extended boil/some combination of the both. It has great clarity and head formation/retention, but is lacking in the lacing department. Even with the help of the laser etching on my perfect pint, this brew just can't muster up some lacing.

S: Bouquet is gentle, but significant, with heavy notes of sweet malt, yeasty sulphur, and a touch of Saaz.

T: Refreshingly dry, with a good malty roundness, sulphurous yeast bite, and spicy saaz. Delicious, but the harmony is a bit off between the flavors.

M: light body, but not watery. There is a certain fullness that brings this brew together. There is also a great torrent of carbonation on the palate.

D: A well-made pils for sure, but it isn't going to be winning any awards. Nonetheless, I love a good pils, and this definitely fits the bill. Great brew for sitting by the pool on a lazy Sunday.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours golden with a firm white head, good lacing and retention.

S: Noble hopping, grassy, with some sourdough type malt.

T: Malt is fairly prominent in this pilsner, very bready and grainy. The hops lend a nice balance, very traditional. A good flavour, but I'm not going wild.

M: Crisp, smooth, medium-bodied, creamy.

D: Solid pils, nice to see it on-tap, because you never know how long those bottles on the shelves have been sitting around for.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a tall 500 ml brown bottle. Pours out a clear pale gold with a tall tight foamy white head with impressive retention.

Light spicy grassy hops on the nose with faint grains in the background.

The flavour starts out clean, grainy malt finishing with light spicy hops, though not as clean in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light, however the brisk carbonation makes up for that, providing a crisp texture throughout.

It may be an issue from transport that this Pils loses its lustre around the finish rather than remaining clean the whole way. Other than that its worth checking out.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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 BDTyre
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, crisp German pils. Straw coloured, with a light, fluffy two fingered head. Refreshing, grassy hop smell and sweet toffee-ish, bready malts. A little dry on the finish.

Good carbonation, crisp and refreshing. Serve near 0 and this makes a great thirst quencher on a hot summer day.

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Photo of tempest
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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 djbreezy
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a belgian style stemmed glass.

appearance - pours transparent golden yellow with a generous head, excellent retention and beautiful lacing

smell - grassy and lemongrass hops

taste - lemon, grass, citrus, hops, with a slight sweetness

mouthfeel - light/medium body with tingly carbonation

drinkability - good session beer, refreshing, crisp, easy to drink

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Photo of flagmantho
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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 meeekyh
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a flute. The color is pale yellow, the head white and full, though not dense.

It smells like a grainy lager. It tastes much the same with subtle hints of banana. There is not much to the mouthfeel, it is light and dry.

Not a smashing pils but not a really bad one either.

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Photo of berley31
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured with a large, frothy white head that diminished slowly to 1/2-finger size or so. Body is bright yellow and mostly clear, with a slight haziness to it. A very good-looking pilsener.

S: Aroma, however, is pretty fluent with cooked corn. A slight bitterness lingers.

T: Despite how attractive it looks, this is a pretty basic pilsener in terms of flavor. Cooked corn again. Crisp, slightly dry finish.

M: Light-to-medium bodied with a slightly creamy texture, and average-to-soft carbonation.

D: Easy to get down at first, but the corn becomes a little sickening by the time you're through. I don't think I'd rush to get it again.

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Photo of ADZA
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is definately a good looking pilsner it pours a pale straw colour with really nice carbonation that leaves a one finger head with nice lacing,it has aromas of freshly cut grass,passionfruit and some lychee,it has a really nice mouthfeel for the style with tastes of passionfruit,lychee and a little citrus that finishes nicely,dry and crisp,such an easy drinking beer thats a good example of the style and could drink alot of.

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Photo of steveh
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Okee -- battin' 1000 with this brewery, let's see if the streak is solid -- Stahlsturm always said Regensburg had the best beer!

A -- Slightly hazy, bright gold with a thick white head that settles slooowly.

S -- I could smell "beeriness" when I first poured; nice and bready Pils malt nose with good spicy to citrus noble hop character in good balance.

T -- Big, sweet, bready malt character with some mild citrus back -- though probably from hops, not esters from a bad ferment as the beer finishes very clean. Not the hoppiest it might be for a Pils (even German), but there's a good hop bitterness kick in the finish to let you know this is not just another Helles.

M -- Light body with a soft to crisp mouthfeel.

D -- Okay, I had to give this one tops in drinkability, you could down these all day and not get overloaded. The next time a Miller Lite fan even brags about it being a "true Pilsner," hand him one of these and watch him wake up.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a wonderful pour with a nice foam. tight and bubbly. golden with a tint of green. a mild nose of yeasty apple pollen. not very hop aromatic. a very nice bitter that blends unaggressively with the honey sweet. a nice pollen and a nice earth quality. dry but not soapy. a mild sweet. wonderfully refreshing. a pilsner that is particularly twit wood earth and honey pollen sweet.

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Photo of argock
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 17oz brown bottle into a clear pilsner glass. No freshness date. Purchased from World Market for $3.99.

A: Pale straw yellow with health 1-2 finger head with decent retention and pretty impressive lacing up and down the glass.

S: Sharp noble hops aromas dominate with pale grain and sweet malt otherwise.

T: Smooth and enjoyable with hearty sweetish pale malt flavor early followed by noble hops crispness. Aftertaste is short and hoppy.

M: Creamy and yet active carbonation.

D: A good beer but not a very good value at that price. Other beers are as good (Jever Pils is one) that is as good but much cheaper.

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Photo of roadhouse
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle into a pils glass

Pours up a crystal clear golden yellow with a two inch white head that ends up rising about an inch over the rim of the glass. Lots of lacing left on the glass.

Aroma has a malty component to it that is grainy but there is also a good hop presence that is floral and herbal.

Taste is malty at first then the hops come in and balance things out. Hops are slightly spicy but there is a definite herbal component there as well. They linger on into the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-light. Typical lager character of being crisp and refreshing. Pretty drinkable really.

This was a pretty good pils, but not one of the best examples out there. It was easy to drink but didn't really set itself away from the pack too much.

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Photo of ECLyons
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Pilsener style glass from a bottle

The apperance is a very pale yellow with very little head

The smell is a very subdued lemon with some malt

The taste starts with hints of lemon, then some grassiness and ends with just a little malt, much like the smell

Mouthfeel is very nice, noticeable carbonation but not too much of it

Very drinkable, a very refreshing and tasteful drink

I'd recommend it

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Photo of Slynger
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice clear light goldy yellow with a fluffy white cap.

Subtly sweet pale and lemon grass. Nice spicy-herbal noble hop balance to crackery malts. Medium bodied with a nice and soft carbonation, dry and crisp, nice drinkability.

Real nice offering, wouldn't mind this one anytime.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from World of Beer.

Poured clear pale color with a large white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium grassy bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.

Good German Pils

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Photo of Chinon01
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Hazy pale gold with fluffy dense head.

Smell - Rich and floral out the ass.

Taste - Lemony and bit tart. Hops are subdued but present. Some grassiness as well. Malty very balanced. I figure this is a Southern style German pilsner due to lemoniness, maltiness and lower hops.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability - Layered mouthfeel somewhat reminiscent of a hefe-weizen.

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Photo of BeerSox
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into nonic.

Crystal clear golden straw hue. In the middle is a column of rising bubbles, which build about a one finger pearl white head. The head is pillowly, and slowly settles to a thin cap. In its place is a solid wall of lacing. There are small islands in the cap where the head is slightly thicker. Looks like lilly pads.

The aroma is very light and delicate. The bready malts only make up a tiny bit and sit in the background. The hops don't do much talking either; grassy and slightly sharp.

The combination of carbonation and light spicy hops gives this one a bit of a bite at the beginning. The bitterness comes after the sip and lingers for a while. The hops also give a slightly sweet flavor in the middle. Malts are hidden, and only provide a little bit of sweet and grainy support for the hops. The beer is refreshingly light bodied, perfect for the summer.

I think I could find this much more refreshing than the beer that's supposed to be the king of refreshment (a macro lager). I think Anheuser-Busch, MolsonCoors and SABMiller are all glad that people haven't discovered that there are refreshing beers out there that also happen to have some flavor. Crisp, refreshing, and recommended.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weltenburg- Pilsner

A- Light clear yellow with a small flat head.
S- Hay?straw with a twist of lemon.
T- Light sweet lemon, fresh sweet corn, light touch of sunflower seed, and fresh cut grass.
M- Light and slightly watery with a sweet front crispness. earthy grassy hpo finish.

Overall- Very light very sweet. A decent summer sipper nothing more.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: frothy white head, straw yellow body.

s: mild hay, sweet malt.

t: Grainy malt, hay, mild hops, and a touch of strawberry in the finish.

m: lower carbonation than pilsners. light watery mouthfeel.

d: A refreshing pils, but aren't they all? Super light and easy-drinking. Lacks the depth of flavor and complexity I like in a pilsner, but you can tell it is of high quality.

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Photo of Rayek
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Brass color has good, but not great clarity. Active carbonation. Dense off-white head is somewhat small, but has great retention. Leaves nice lace.

S: Cloves predominate, followed by coriander, pepper, lemon and a hint of grass.

T: Complex for a Pils. Spicy clove and pepper bitterness dominates. Malt is dry and yeasty. Finishes with a lingering bitterness that has shades of tart apple.

M: Medium light body is a touch too fizzy.

D: Nice Pils that I'd never come across before. Worth a return visit.

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Weltenburger Pils from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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