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:
312
Reviews:
151
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
13.29%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
63
For Trade:
0
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Photo of bwood06
3.74/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My buddy and I went to a local German place that had bocce ball, so we just had to play a little and drink while doing it. This beer was on tap and sounded like a good bocce beer so I ordered it up. This beer is clear and golden in color and seems to glow just a bit in the light. Moderate carbonation is easily visible, although there is a bit of cold haze. The white, frothy head dissipates rather quickly to a rocky lacing that is retained nicely. 3.75/5 The aroma is very much on the hoppy side of things with grassy hops taking center stage and the typical pilsner malt sweetness acting as a complementary partner. White bread comes out just a bit but the aroma is really incredibly simple with the pilsner malt and grass being just about it. It may be simple, but it is very good. 4/5 The flavor is every bit as simple as the aroma with the pilsner malt and white bread being the sweet components, and the bitter part coming from grassy hops. There is a light green apple puckering on the very back end but other than that this beer is incredibly simple. The bitterness from the hops does linger for just a bit, but not overly long. 3.5/5 The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and dry with a dryness that lingers for quite some time after swallowing. There is a moderate carbonation burn up front that lasts for quite a while. 4/5 This is not my favorite pilsner by a long shot but it does hit the spot quite nicely. Incredibly simple, if you couldn't guess that already, and straightforward, but very easy drinking and enjoyable. Easily sessionable if desired. 3.75/5

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reidrover
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half liter mug at Gustavs Bargarten. Keizer OR. $5.50 Yellow beer. Slightly hazy, with a nice frothy white head. Creamed corn and grassy hop aromas. Same in the taste..hops in the end. Grainy a bit. Mouth feel not too bad. Average pils.

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Photo of stanale
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Tschnab
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasu
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackVeg
3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of erk0607
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.
Listed on the 1001

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Photo of rulisekmartin
2.99/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wontonst
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

after recently enjoying a whole host of old world pils types, this one really satisfies me a little less. it doesnt seem to have anywhere near the flavor fullness of some of its peers, and while the lighter characteristics make it plenty drinkable, the style never really hurts for that, and it comes across pretty one dimensional. still tasty, just possibly less evolved, certainly less interesting. radiant bright golden in color, perfectly clear, and with a classic inch of excited white head. less hoppy in the nose, certainly than the czech styles, but also less hoppy than other german ones, and i miss it. bittering balance is all here, very very mild in aroma and flavor. the malt is fresh and clean, also extremely light. slight trace of tin in the finish, not adjunct metallic, but on its way maybe, it doesnt bother me much though. really dry and well carbonated, which it should be and is, and quite refreshing when real cold. i see this as a nice compliment to heavy german food, sausages and such, but on its own its not quite substantial enough.

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Photo of windowside
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abnaxus
2.73/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased just before it's "best by" date for a reduced price (Best by April 2016). Pours amber with a nice head, continually replenished for awhile. Decent mass market pilsener..

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Corte Ingles. In Teku glass. Playing Blackguards. Good for its style. Pleasant to drink, without the metallic touch of most commercial ones and a noticeable herbal bitterness.

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Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NEWMonia
4.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
2.12/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

meh

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Pilsener from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
3.46 out of 5 based on 312 ratings.
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