Weihenstephaner Pils | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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604 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:
604
Reviews:
169
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
122
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Ratings: 604 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of Suds
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sunday afternoon...sunny day, Belgian Stew in the dutch oven, watching sports, and enjoying a world class pilsner. It doesn't get much better. This is incredible. Clear, clean, crisp, bready sweet, Floral hops, lightly bitter. This is an incredibly good beer.

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Photo of foundersfan1
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Premo88
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(1205 )
(14:56:58 printed on label)

L: clear yellow, very light, pushes up a small head of white foam, maybe 1/3-inch tall, but the head is sticky at the top; the clarity is amazing; very little activity in the glass; minimal lacing

S: sweet and fruity, apricot, peach ... maybe apple butter with the bready malt mixing in, but it's mainly fruit sweet

T: fruity, a little peach ... very much like Weihenstephan's Oktoberfest at first with the sweet bread malt flavor overpowering all else; the slightest pinch of hop bitterness on the back end; hop flavor is slightly grassy but equally earthy, so subtle it's hard to discern; as the palate adjusts, the hop bitterness shows up a bit more ... a little grassy; lemon

F: light, well-lagered crisp ... easy going down

O: I had hoped for a bit more hop presence, but a couple things stand out -- 1.) Weihenstephan doesn't do hops; 2.) Weihenstephan *does* do malt, and there's a lot of good malt here. It's quite fruity, almost an exact copy of the brewery's light and fruity Oktoberfest, but there is just a pinch of hop flavor and bitterness in there, not a ton and way less than my favorite pilseners have, but enough to tell the difference between this beer and that Oktoberfest. It's a very good beer; it's not a great pils.

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

Photo of John_Squires
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BeerMeDrD
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RobinLee
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of life_of_agony
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Everything with this pilsner is as it should be. Great example of the style. Crisp and clean appearance, lightly bready and toasty pilsner malts, easy and refreshing feel. Really smooth. Awesome pils

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Photo of K_schrim
4.64/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pale_Horse
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottling code is 8085, which, after research, translates to 02/18/15

Appearance - Poured into a tall pilsner glass to reveal a clear, pale golden brew with a white finger width head. Fair retention,

Smell - Cereal and honey sweetness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Clean grain malt profile with light notes of honey sweetness. Hops are subdued, with just a touch of grass adding a light bitterness in the finish to this super clean brew.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with moderate carbonation. Light, almost 'fluffy' texture, makiing it a stupid smooth drinker.

Overall - With over 8 months of age on it, I'm not surprised that the hops in this are mostly dead. I forgot the bottling code Weihenstephaner uses and mistook this for having been brewed in August. A fresher sample would definitely be welcomed, because it's pretty delicious even with the age on it.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear golden color with white head. Light bready malts and some earthy hops in the aroma. Very balanced taste. You get a bit of malt and also some hops but nothing stands out. Body is quite soft for a pilsener. Not really my style of beer.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheBen5
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great beer from one of my favorite breweries. Hits on all points for the style. I can see myself going through quite a few of these in the summer months. Very crisp, clean and refreshing. Will definitely have this again.

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Photo of gardner254
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Weihenstephaner Pils from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
3.93 out of 5 based on 604 ratings.
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