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

318 Ratings
Read the review

Brewed by:
Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2000

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 318 |  Reviews: 153
Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I really this- a solid, affordable German import. A thinner-bodied Urquell, almost.

83 characters

Photo of RoyFokker
4.28/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of dipso123
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of snakeayes11
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of woemad
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%

11.2oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $1.29. Brewed in the Ruhr Valley town of Meschede, I know for a fact I drank at least one bottle of this while studying in Germany almost exactly 15 years ago (there’s photographic proof, though the label was slightly different and the bottle was a stubbie). According to the label, this was bottled on June 6th of this year, which creates the (admittedly spurious) impression that bottling this beer was how Germany chose to recognize the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Poured into a Jever Pilsener glass, this was a slightly chill-hazed gold color and featured an appropriate-sized sudsy, bone-white head. Said head began dropping after a couple of minutes, but left sheets of lace on the sides of the glass.

Grassy, herbal hops and earthy yet slightly sweet malts are what the nose picked up. Yep, it smells like an authentic German pilsener.

Slightly bitter and herbal tasting, with a mineralish aspect that stood out just a tad. Partway through there was a light, tart fruity flavor that complemented the dryness. Things finished off with a dry, clean zap.

Light bodied, with a prickly, slightly dry mouthfeel.

This makes me want to go out and find a Jever to compare it with. I think this has a slightly more mineralish flavor than that brand (my favorite authentic pils), but is fairly similar. For $1.29 a bottle, I’d definitely have this again.

 1,416 characters

Photo of KristijanG
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of dgilks
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of nmoeschler
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of yankeej13
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of RadiationNeon
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of mmutantl
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of sanford_and_son
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of GeeZaa
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Sad_Spirit
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of flatwave
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mchen
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of djura
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Found it in Greece.

A- Excellent creamy white foam. Less bubbles then expected from pilsener. Yellow color.
S- Pale malt with some citrus notes.
T/M- Very decent pilsener. Lots of malts. A bit peppery taste with right amount of bitter aftertaste.

O- Real German pure beer.

 274 characters

Photo of Herky21
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Resuin
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Savaseri
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Pilsener from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 318 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.