Spaten Pils | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Spaten PilsSpaten Pils

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Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of jackndan
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Spaten Pils: A huge pure white head over a very pale golden beer. The aroma seems skunked right out of the 500 ml brown bottle. In the glass, however, the aroma is much maltier. The taste is kind of a toasty malt, actually fairly strong in this regard. A slight bite of hops helps to clean up in the end. All and all, a fairly easy to drink beer.

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good German bier, to say the least. This particular Spaten poured out of the tap a nice bark brown. The head was obvious and stern. This brew has a good herbal-almost woodsy kind of aroma, as many Germans of this style have. It went down easy on the first sip and continued on its horrid pace down my throat. One to try. Prost!

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Photo of Gusler
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A pleasant limpid gold color as it pours into the glass with a modest head that is frothy in its texture, the lace nice firm sheets to coat the glass. Crisp fresh nose with light hints of citrus but the malts dominate, as one would expect. Front is lightly sweet, malt with a rather skinny mouth feel. Finish is perkily carbonated, pleasingly hopped, droughty aftertaste and a good everyday drinking beer that always hits the “Beer Spot”.

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Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellowish golden colour with a thin cropped lace, smells a vague sweet grain and herbal hop ... clean in the aroma. Ample crispness lets the moderate body show its malty side first. Touch of spicy bitterness leans towards an herbal note in the end. The simple malt charcter and even hop make for a very well balanced brew and one that is a perfect pick as a lunch time brew.

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Photo of Murph
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color with a nice white head that sinks quickly but leaves behind a nice lace. Smell is of a nice crisp graininess but minus the hop great hop bit that makes the best pilsners stand above the rest. Starts off with a nice dose of vague malt sweetness but is lacking the necessary hoppiness that would balance things nicely. The lack of hoppiness keeps this one down in the mouthfeel category as well since it is not quite as crisp as I would like it to be although the bubbly carbonation helps make up for that. Although it is slightly lacking those hops that I love this is still a rather drinkable brew and is rather refreshing on this humid day.

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Photo of bditty187
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Spaten Pils pours an unblemished golden-hay color with a white head that has fine retention and excellent lacing. It looks very drinkable in glass, nay; it creates lust in your eyes. The odor threw me off at first; it was kind of hoppy but it was also too grainy. Overall, the nose was less then impressive. But the taste rebounded the beer, perfectly! The flavor was a perfect blend of spicy hops and textured malt. Then add in a blend of bitterness and dryness, which makes one tasty beer! This beer was very refreshing, easy to drink, and satisfying through and through.

You need to try one…

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Photo of Bighuge
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This crytal clear light straw colored beer shows some nice carbonation and throws out a nice, long-lasting rocky white head. The head clings nicely to the glass as I drink. A really nice malt underlying on the nose dotted with very sharp spicy saaz hop notes. Nice carbonated mouthfeel and medium body. There is a nice malt backdrop in this brew, but bitter hop tones and the spicy saaz take the center stage. They don't overwhelm, but rather blend nicely together and with the malt properties. A clean and refreshing beverage that is very drinkable.

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Photo of marc77
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The thick and well retained head leaves a typically beautiful lace. Perfectly clear w/ a straw hue. The high carbonation accentuates the hop profile and adds to the overall effervescence of this brew. The grassy, spicy, and uniquely Saaz hop nose is quite welcome, although it's comparatively less intense than an unskunked Czech pilser. One would figure that Hallertauer hops would be used considering this is a German brew, but this is all crisp and tasty Saaz. Hop bitterness is quite high and adds to the refreshing nature of this brew. The finish is quite dry and moderately bitter as a German pils should be. Definitely drier and lighter bodied than a good Czech pils, but still very flavorful.

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Spaten Pils from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
3.67 out of 5 based on 232 ratings.
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