Weihenstephaner Pils | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Weihenstephaner Pilsner

Golden-yellow and bright, with 32 bitter units and quite hoppy compared to most of the other Pilsners our Weihenstephaner Pilsner comes up with a distinctive aroma of hops with a pleasant bitterness. This combination provides a balanced mix and guarantees great enjoyment. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-23-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,139
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
647
pDev:
11.45%
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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingBiscuit
4.61/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pilsner glass.
The appearance was a yellow transparent color with a moderate pace of carbonation rising to fill a finger's worth of white foamy head. That head slid off at a light pace to leave some messy lace.
The aroma had some biscuits, lemon sweetness, grassy to earthy hop sweetness and a mild white bread.
The flavor yielded to the sweetness of the prior mentioned aromas to slide into the aftertaste nicely.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a stellar sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Smooth crisp biscuity finish.
Overall, an absolutely wonderful German Pilsener well worthy of coming back to this time of year and wouldn't mind having again with some brats.

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Photo of BenMaalouf
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshJ
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaialai-untilidie
2.78/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Looks great in the glass, smells of nice floral hops and pilsner malt. Unfortunately it is a bit too sweet, a pilsner should be a drier style
I prefer radeburger.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan "Weihenstephaner Pilsner"
330 ml brown glass bottle, coded "3507 14:00:15"
$2 @ Wegmans, Collegeville, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's got fingerprint-through-the-glass clarity in a golden body beneath a finger thick head of densely creamy bright white foam. What a great looking glass of beer! On to the flavor... clean, sweetish grainy pilsner malt with a mild suggestion of fruitiness (apple) and grassy and herbal hops. A stiff bitterness anchors it and brings it to a dry conclusion with herbal, lightly grassy, and now spicy hops lingering. It's a proper, bitter, German pilsner. Nice. In the mouth it's medium leaning towards medium-light in body and crisp with a fine-bubbled, standard carbonation. The head has held up well and although I'm about halfway through I've still got a thin surface covering that's almost complete, and there's some very nice lacing left behind. Overall this is an excellent pilsner that's got a great balance between sweetish grainy malt, a firm bitterness, and herbal, spicy, and grassy hops. Well worth seeking out, and perhaps even a classic of the style.
Review# 6,018

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Photo of Oleg85
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danielr26
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 123321123321
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottvanbelois
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Old Chicago.

Pours a clearish straw gold with plenty of foam that's fairly long lasting.

Smells noble hop bitterness with cracker malt and a fine spiciness.

Tastes ever so like the smell. Love the hop and malt profiles. Everything I desire in a German Pils!

Near perfect mouthfeel.

So.Damn.Good.

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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice and traditional pilsner. Tasty and smooth and clean. One of the best from a great brewery.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of G-Style
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMW66
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Weihenstephaner Pils from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 647 ratings