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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
318
Reviews:
153
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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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.

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4.28/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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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.

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.7/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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