Weihenstephaner Pils | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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598 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:
598
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
120
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 598 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

From estucerveza. At lunch, with fried potatoes + eggs + san jacobo. In Teku glass. Probably the best pilsener ive tasted. Super fresh feeling grassy hops and was bottled in 22 Jun. Really refreshing, clean and pretty looking

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Photo of bankboy66
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My friends and I had a Pilsner taste party and this won. Not perfect but damn close. Not as malty as say Warsteiner but more satisfying than your Bitburger/DAB/Konig. Although I will say Konig in a bottle is close. Must try !

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Photo of Griphon
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Into a pokal from a single bottle. Very good German pils that hits all the right notes: grassy clean hops with some light floral hints, grain/bready malts. crisp and clean, with some pleasant bitterness on the back end. Fresh, I bet this is superb.

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Photo of thatsmyspot
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valkyre65
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loganburgh
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cdub70085
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulytasker
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of microbrewlover
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a clear golden yellow with a great head that sticks around for a long time; lots of lacing and carbonation.

The smell is grainy, crackery, bubble gum and musty wet straw.

The taste follows the nose with light cracker and bread like malts dominating. There is the grainy gritty taste in the middle and finish with the slightest hint of caramel. The dry hop finish compliments the malts perfectly. The finish, in addition to being dry is also slightly grainy and gritty. This is simply a wonderful Pilsner from the people at Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of Beejay
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pale yellow, crystal clear, and a white head that seems to have some staying power.

S: Light malt aroma, and a nice refreshing noble hop smell coming in the form of herbal, and earthy. Quite lovely.

T: Light malt, with notes of bread and a hint of straw. Hops are beautifully simple with herbal notes, and a touch of earthiness.

M: Light and soft with medium high fine carbonation.

O: Just a delightful beer.

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

Photo of drmeto
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear straw golden with a big,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-spicy,grassy,lemon,metallic,grainy,honey,sourdough
T:
-spicy,grassy,grainy,bready,honey
-finishes dry
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Good Pilsener with a few off notes,though it's Malt Base isn't as pronounced as in your typical Bavarian Pils.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Knapp85
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Bright, clear, medium pale gold color with a generous volume of carbonation and a bright, white creamy lacing ring.

S - Earthy, crackery malt, lemon floral, a slight hint of herbal character.

T - Light grainy malt with a kiss of light honey midway through and finishes with a nice bitter, piney bite that lingers.

M - Extremely dry and crisp with a light, medium body.

O - This beer is perfectly crafted. It's been a long time since I've had any German Pilsners and I'll be buying this one again!

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Photo of PhilsPils
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful, clear pale straw with a modest white head that dissipates quickly. Wonderful nose of German Pilsner malts and new-mown hay. The website says this has more bittering hops than most Pils but I don't find it particularly hoppy. Definitely enough to achieve a crisp, well-balanced flavor but not as bitter as what an American hoppy Pilsner might be. The carbonation is perfect, providing a mouthfeel that seems to demand another swallow immediately. The taste is very similar to their Munich Original Lager but not quite as soft around the edges. I consider this to be another benchmark beer from this iconic brewery. I would challenge any fans of Becks, Warsteiner, Bitburger, St. Pauli Girl etc. to do a side-by-side...and be prepared to be surprised...pleasantly.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Weihenstephaner Pils from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
3.93 out of 5 based on 598 ratings.
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