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

PilsenerPilsener
BA SCORE
29.1%
Liked This Beer
3.45 w/ 323 Ratings
PilsenerPilsener
BEER INFO

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

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
Ranking:
#40,679
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
323
Liked:
94
Avg:
3.45/5
pDev:
13.33%
Alströms:
3.46
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
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Photo of windowside
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abnaxus
2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
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 +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NEWMonia
4.23/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
2.12/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

meh

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Photo of Pleebak
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tharper178
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When compared to other pilsners, this is great.

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

Photo of DoubleJ
3.02/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Besdies being the name of a stadium which Schalke 04 plays its home matches, Veltins is also a pilsner-styled beer found in the north of Germany. Just saw this in the US at the local Total Wine, it comes from a 330 ml bottle. On to the beer:

It's straw color and bright bubbles are an excellent starter, and topping it is a thick retaining head. A real looker. A few sniffs with the nose and it's down to earth again. It smells like a mass produced lager with its sulfur aroma. A touch of grass attempts to take it away from the common imported lager.

Veltins is an adventure in the rugged character of this beer. I taste hay, and the hay has a rough character. Husky as well. A note of grass too. Is there hop extract here? The beer is light, but the taste has a tendency to stick to the palate.

I was hoping to taste an under the radar Jever. Unfortunately, Veltins has more in common with Beck's than the former.

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Best by 3/12/16.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, corn flake, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, corn flake, and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but the aromas and flavors are a bit too corn flake forward to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DougT
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of torwart94
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Keegan
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Champagne blonde with a pile of craggy white froth that sinks quick. 3.75
Doughy sweet nose that’s a bit sickly with a bit of grass, wax, and coriander seed. 3.5
Shortbread with some twinkly herb, hay, and spice muffin hops. 3.75
Lemon zest finish and mildly tingly linger.
Light, watery, fizzy. 3.5

There are some hops here, believe it or not, in a few different guises - definitely a pils, and more so than similar suspects like Bitburger. But there’s also a snappiness missing from the body, which plays out a bit flaccid. Above average supermarket pilsner. 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pilsener from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
Beer rating: 29.1% out of 100 with 323 ratings
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