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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:
#41,627
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
330
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
3.46
 
 
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Photo of kurgan3
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of feloniousmonk
2.03/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Label proclaims this as a "German Pilsner Beer", but it's a pilsner like Miller Lite's a "true pilsner beer". Clear dull yellow color, moderate white head. Aroma: dry, vegetal, flat, hints of corn, flinty, and overall off-putting to this nose. Absolutely no body, texture, nil, nothing, nada. Not a single bit of taste to be accounted for. It passes through you, without a trace of it having been on your tongue at all.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
2.12/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

meh

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of GarthT
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of Hayley_86
2.33/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The look is that of a regular pilsener and the feel is also not bad. But then the taste is kind of foul. An undefineable odness to it that takes the pleasure out of drinking it. So overall not good.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.34/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very plane and simple, but slaughered by the reast of the German field.

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Photo of bankboy66
2.44/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty basic fare. Not much taste on tap and a little too carbonated. Better choices out there for a German Pilsner.

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Photo of Raime
2.47/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Random pilsener for the keks.

Look - Clear straw yellow with the usual suspect stacked white head. Higher than typical carbonation even for the style. Spotty lacing after a finished glass.

Smell - An odd hop level here really. The usual suspects show up without the skunk as typical of the style. Very coarse and abrasive hop and malt style. usually grape like.

Taste - Follows to the nose. Grain husks are a serious thing in this beer with an odd and borderline off putting grape level.

Feel - Full bodied with a super high level of carbonation. Finish retains that weird white grape aspect. Swallows moderate and to the point.

Overall - Bought this as a pallet washer and it didn't quite hit the area I suspected. I mean it was certainly different for the style but the flavors are just weird. Tastes like a beer I used to grab at my old food town for $1 a tall boy called Port Republic. Everywhere else what better, but the taste was lowly. Definitely cannot recommend this Pilsener in any case.

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Photo of Douberd
2.48/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured, from a half litre can.

Colour is golden yellow, with a soapy white head, leaving heavy lacing on the glass.
Light aroma of malts.
Taste is very light bitter.
Light thickness on the palate and a bit watery, average carbonation.
Overall quite average.

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Photo of mchen
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of TinusTime
2.53/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A rep broght me a sample of this the other day claiming all sorts of wonderful things about this beer and how it was huge in Germany etc etc.. I wonder if he had ever tasted this beer? It poured a medium yellow straw colour with a decent head that didnt last too long. The smell was crisp and a bit hoppy with a weird sort of metallic tone and a touch of le skunk. The taste was underwhelming.. Hoppy in that German Pilsner way, yet it left a long odd aftertaste. It reminded me way too much of St. Paulis Girl and Becks. Not the worst beer i had ever had, but not at all worth the hype and definately not one i would shell out 7.50 a six pack for.

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Photo of WesWes
2.57/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thin white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has that typical pale malt and yeast smell that so many of these type beers have. It is not as skunky as some I've tried. The taste is awful. It is grainy and bitter. It doesn't smell skunky, but it sure as hell tastes skunky. The mouthfeel is decent. This is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. Over all this is a terrible beer. It looks good, smells good, and has good mouthfeel, but it tastes awful. It's one and done for me.

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Photo of flyingpig
2.58/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Light straw coloured and clear with a thin, white lacing at the top of the glass that fades fast.

Almost no noticeable smell coming from this one other than some corn and very light citrus coupled with various other adjuncts.

Corn & bread to begin with along with some adjuncts and grain, There was some lager hops and a touch of malts but it was a basic pilsener taste and didn't have a whole lot going on with it.

Light in body and with a grainy, sticky feel to it what ended up finishing quite dry and with a tang to it. Carbonation was about medium with this one.

Not a great beer at all and I felt it was especially bad for a German offering. There was very little going on and the taste was basic and unexciting.

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Photo of stevoj
2.68/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From 2012: pretty ubiquitous in germany. Yet another pedestrian pilsener. Drinkable, but bland. I’ll take a pass on any future offerings, thank you. Interesting that this is staple at the Prost! outlet in Boise.

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Photo of Quej
2.69/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A - Pale yellow, clear as water, llittle head but lots of carbonation.
S - Metallic and coppery, very little smell otherwise.
T - Very little taste, drying and a bit bitter, but not hoppy. Largley tastes of metal. Not offensive, but watery.
M - Very light, watery.
D - About as drinkable as cold water. And about as flavourful.

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Photo of Abnaxus
2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of RickyS
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

I'll be synthetic: this is like drinking a daisy.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of kidlowell
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of torwart94
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Schmoog
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of rorjets
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of mmutantl
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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