Weihenstephaner Pils | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner PilsWeihenstephaner Pils
BA SCORE
75.4%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 621 ratings
Weihenstephaner PilsWeihenstephaner Pils
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:
#5,712
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
621
Liked:
468
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
11.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
124
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 621 |  Reviews: 173
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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Vidblain
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a golden color with a modest head, soon diminishing to a ring. Scent is a bit bready with some hoppiness. The mouth gets the same. Nice German Pils!

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

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured 330ml bottle into Pils glass. Very clear pale yellow with a 2 finger white head. Aroma of light bread, cereal, and some delicate noble hops. Crisp and refreshing like a good Pils should be. Backed up by some malty flavor and and a touch of hops to round it out. Classic Pils that is very enjoyable.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MNAle
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma, grass, bread, earthy. Pale bright polished gold with small rising bubbles to a thick creamy white head, lacing down the side of the glass. Gorgeous looking. Smooth, substantial feel. Bready malts and pils yeast dominate the initial taste, balanced with bittering in the middle and into the dry finish ("light bittering" by American craft standards, but just right for a German pils).

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

Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msscott1973
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of srv33
2.53/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a light yellow, thin white head that quickly dissipates, with a thin dainty collar. Faint lacing. Extremely clear.

Aroma: Very little! Was expecting more but I simply get "vague pilsener" scent and not much else, nothing remarkable.

Mouthfeel: Thick for a pilsener, very fine carbonation, overall light and easy.

Taste: Given the high rating I think my expectations were too high. Weihenstephaner consistently tends to put out good beers, but I can't help but feel this is simply "okay." We've got breadiness, other cereal notes, and not a whole lot else. There is also a somewhat off-putting bitter herbal note late in the taste that lacks much complexity that simply hits and then fades back into the cereal background.

Overall: I've gotta go against the crowd here and say this is an acceptable but unremarkable pilsener. With the huge amount of pilseners on the market, this just isn't worth the price. I'll stick with Weihenstephaners other offerings I think.

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

Photo of jagada
3.37/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Weihenstephaner Pils from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 75.4% out of 100 with 621 ratings
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