Weihenstephaner Pils | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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88
very good
614 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
614
Reviews:
172
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
124
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of needMIbeer
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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Photo of bigred89
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

Photo of Lucular
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

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid golden pilsner with nice head and grassy aroma. Taste is true biscuit, grass, with a touch of bitterness. I drank this pint before I had a chance to review it! Crisp and light.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

500ml Keg at Weihenstephaner Beer Hall, Berlin (€4.60):
Another excellent beer from Weihenstephan and up there with some of the best pilsners I've tried, mainly due to the fact that the beer looked good and had an excellent palate; the taste and nose weren't bad either but nothing was really a standout from them. The beer was incredibly easy to drink with an excellent balance from the start and some nice sweetness at times that worked well with the subtle bitterness that featured throughout the beer. It's a beer that could probably have benefited from being just a touch stronger, particular with the nose but it was very pleasant from the start and one that I'd definitely have again.

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Photo of OlaB
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: pours a clear golden yellow color. Small top off head that disolves quickly. Some sticky lacings on the glass.

A: crackers, grass,spices , earthy and herbal hops.

T&F: follows the nose inn most off the aroma . grass and herbs upfront with light malts inn the background along with some fruity ethers. Is a good amouth of herbal hops and spices inn the finish, and it have a good bitterness and lenght inn the afertaste.
Crisp and smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. Really refreshing and easy drinking.

O: a really great pilsner. Refreshing and enjoyable. This is how a pilsner is done.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pretty clear golden-yellow with lots of carb rising, and a half finger of white head that settles to a ring. A bit of lacing down the glass. Aroma is salty sunflower seeds, bread crust, and a grassy quality. Flavor is again, fresh baked bread, grassy and what I perceive as sunflower seeds, nice. Feel is very smooth but with a pronounced carbonation, and dryer on the finish, and medium thin body. Pretty much everything a German Pilsner should be.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.93 out of 5 based on 614 ratings.
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