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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
313
Reviews:
152
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
62
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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

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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.

C+

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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.

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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%

Photo of WilstonOreo
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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 shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of rale
3/5  rDev -13%

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 jazzyjeff13
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2012.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear pale-gold colour with good carbonation. Forms a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before subsiding. Faint aroma of light malt with a whiff of noble hops and solvent.

Tastes of light malt with a crisp bitter finish. Weak hints of stewed noble hops, and a harsh background note. Bitterness is relatively strident for a lager. Mouthfeel is light, prickly and dry. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of light malt and stewed hops.

So-so. Above average for most lagers, but only middling when compared to other German pilseners. A hint of noble hops and a more obvious bitterness, but otherwise this doesn't stray far from the standard lager template. No need to seek it out.

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Photo of Zimbo
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bit of a skunky smelll to start which quickly blows off this looked reasonably pleasant. Typically medium yellow for the style this kept some wispy head throughout but showed minimal beading and lacing. A bit hollowy thin all and all and just overly dominated by a carbonic edge which creates an atypically unpleseant bitter edge. A bit too malty for my taste and there isn't much harmony in the integreation of these two elements.

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Photo of adamcthomp
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear amber with a decent white head - typical, but still appealing. Well, it is a pilsner. Strong aroma has a malty core and a robust fruity overtone, pear and apple with a touch of banana. Flavor is crisp and malty with a bitter hoppy undertone and a bit of fruity sweetness. Body is a bit thicker than I expect with this sort of beer, and is quite fizzy. I’m not a pilsner fan, preferring dark beers such as stouts, but I will give any good beer a try regardless of variety.

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Photo of fullsweep
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL brown bottle. As I had no clean glassware, I drank this straight from the bottle.

A: even through the bottle (lame, I know), there was great clarity, believe it or not, some fizzy/lightly fluffy head on top.

S: sharp, pungent yet appetizing scent--a foretaste of the bitterness to come.

T: strong bitterness upfront, that lingers and slowly fades but leaves a sharply bitter aftertaste. It's like bitter with a side of bitter!

M: carbonated and fizzy, light on the tongue

O: although very bitter, and unlike any pilsener I've personally tried, it's enjoyable and very classically German!

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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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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Pilsener from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 313 ratings.
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