Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

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

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
330 Ratings

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

Bros Score:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 160
Photo of Miha
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of clarknova
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tootsMcGee
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of virinow
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Braseltonage
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mrandypandy
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of HardyGeneraL
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of grittybrews
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mactrail
2.86/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A pale golden color in the German mug. Decent mustache of foam. Average carbonation in the mouth for a typical lager.

Watery taste as well as body. Persistent, odd resiny taste is pretty much it for flavor. Sharp and spritzy mouthfeel makes it good for a fast quaff, at least. Being thirsty myself, I had more hope for this. Slight hoppy tang with a hint of medicinal bitterness in the aftertaste.

Overall it would be interesting to see if this was any better than the other industrial euro lagers. It doesn't speak much for the German brewing tradition except for being clean and inoffensive. On tap at the Kaiserhof in San Diego.

 633 characters

Photo of Viceroy
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle brought back by a friend who went to Germany. simple German Pilsener.
Cold. Refreshing. Pilsner.
Pours the traditional clean golden yellow color. Smells like an every day pilsner.Excellent bitterness. Very light and refreshing body. High carbonation
Overall a decent every day german pilsner

 298 characters

Photo of kojevergas
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a self-titled glass steidl in a bar in Ibiza, Spain. Cost was 3.80 euro - high by Spanish standards. Reviewed from notes taken in April 2011.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair thickness but little cream. Retention is decent. Colour is a clear yellow.

Sm: Pleasant clean barley.

T: Refreshing clean barley body with a climax loaded with crystal malts. Some background floral hopping as well. Unexpected. It's balanced and refreshing but simple. Some slight cream comes through on the finish, which is a nice touch. Built well for what it is.

Mf: Very smooth and wet. Crisp and refreshing. The mouthfeel complements the flavour of the beer and what it's going for.

Dr: Expensive by Spanish standard, but a good refreshing sessionable beer. I like it.


 785 characters

Photo of Jayli
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes
Served in a Pilsner glass at The Bier Garden in Portsmouth, VA

A: This beer pours a clear, light yellow with a two finger of bone white sudsy head. Head recedes quickly leaving minimal lacing.

S: Nose is hay, grain, grass, and a touch of undescernible fruit.

T: Taste starts with grain, hay, grass - very thick and earthy tones.

M: Light body, medium carbonation, thin feeling throughout with a slightly dry finish.

O: Goes down easy, somewhat tasty, not filling, mild kick, this was perfect for a hot summer night. Not sure I would enjoy this as much any other time of year, but it is definitely a great for a summer night.

 644 characters

Photo of Tomais
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of skholbrook1982
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SmLance
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kurgan3
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of pappetros
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Pilsener from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 330 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.