Pilsener | Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
Germany
veltins.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,362
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
345
pDev:
13.29%
Bros Score:
3.46
 
 
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Ratings: 345 |  Reviews: 163
Photo of tux_alin
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattycasey
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed on tap, nice clear glowing straw pour with a fluffy white head that leaves excellent lacing. beautifully clean - crisp crackery and biscuit malts, grassy and herbal hop character, some sweetness that sort of invokes a bubblegum thing. so easy drinking and refreshing!

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Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scootercrabb
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redrover
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have been on a bit of a pilsner kick lately and picked up a 4 pack of this at Woodmans in Madison.

16.9 oz can poured into nucleated pint glass, the beer is a crystal clear metallic yellow with a thick white head.

It has a nose of cereals, something floral and a bit of fruit.

The taste is slightly sweet with a bit of cracker, some spicy hop bite and red apple. Balanced and pretty restrained.

The mouth has sharp carbonation with a neutral feel.

While not a world-beater, I think it is a pretty decent beer that would be easy to pair with fish, pizza or pulled pork.

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Photo of badgerbeer1
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ver solid pills with mild aftertaste. Smoothe drink, but not alot of excitement. Solid

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Photo of Dovers
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevepat
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrDis
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jacobier10
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz can. Best by 4/6/2018 date on the bottom of the can.

Deep gold with brilliant clarity. Big, creamy, white head with excellent retention that leaves behind a fair amount of lacing. Constant streams of bubbles rushing up from the bottom of the glass.

Cracker malt aroma mixed with grassy and herbal hops. More of the same in the flavor with the hops providing a nice bite but not overpowering.

Creamy mouthfeel with a smooth texture. Drinkability is high.

A little surprised by the low ratings on this one. I really enjoyed it. It's not as full bodied as say the Ayinger Pils is, but it's got more body than your typical German Pils. Would definitely purchase again, especially given the value for its price.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbeer40
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straw to gold color and crystal clear. Modest starting head but it sticks around. There's an initial ring of lace with intermittent spots thereafter.

The smell is a bit green with the strongest aroma being spent grains and raw, wet barley. Closer to a multigrain bread than beer.

The taste is an improvement to the nose, although it is oddly sweet. The graininess is still very apparent. Low hop even for a German Pilsner. Full bodied for the style with an accurate carbonation. The aftertaste features the sweetness again with little to counterbalance it.

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Photo of beergoot
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very clear, rich golden body; no rising carbonation yet it leaves a one-finger thick, sticky, white head. Honey-like sweetness on the nose; light, sweet cereal grains. Very sweet flavor; corn syrup. Medium body; lots of residual sugars.

This beer just over-does the sweetness factor. The aroma, taste, and even the feel are all impacted with a nearly cloying sharp sweetness to things. Perhaps the most glaring thing about his beer is a nearly total lack of a balancing hop presence to add counterpoint or balance to the sweetness. Not a prime example of a traditional German pils in my opinion...

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Photo of mynie
4.28/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apparently this is a bigg-ish deal in Germany, but I don't recall ever seeing it stateside until today, when the local body shop had decently priced 4-packs of tallboys.

Pours dark for the style, very appealingly bubbly with a soapy and retentive white head.

Smells hoppy--much more like a Bohemian than a Municher, though a quick google shows me that the brewery is located in the north of the country, nearer to Belgium and the Netherlands.

And, it's probably just dumb associative prejudice, but I'll be darned if this doesn't taste like a more aggressively hopped Dutch pils. The start is fizzy and lightly peppery, the middle is tangy and fruity, the back end is dry hops and the finish is clean with just the lightest hints of malt fruit.

It's nothing world-changing, but it's a damn fine example of its style and well worth the price.

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Photo of JavierGC
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gundybears
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is grass, cracker, and grain. Super light bodeied, sweet, with moderate carbonation. Makes for an excellent sessionable German pilsener. I will get this one again.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: pours brilliant straw to straw gold filled with streams of rapidly rising bubbles capped by a 1" blanket of foam with good retention.

S: mild aroma of faint green apple, some spicy hops, a hint of earthiness, traces of cracker and light bread dough and a very faint whiff of canned cabbage.

T: The flavors start lightly sweet with light cracker. The cracker builds slightly in the middle joined by mild bread dough and moderate bitterness leading to a drying finish.

F: creamy with a medium to medium light body and medium to medium high carbonation.

O: well balanced, flavorful easy to drink beer

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Photo of Spikester
4.14/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold with four fingers of white ten minute head. Rings of lace are left as the level descends.
Smell is noble hop bitterness with a balancing amount of malt.
Taste is similar to the nose. The mouth feel is light and well carbonated. The finish is balanced and eventually dry. Overall a fine German Pilsener. Born on date indicates this is just shy of being two months old.

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Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 345 ratings