Weihenstephaner Pils | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephaner PilsWeihenstephaner Pils

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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

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Nose: honey, hint of spice, perfume
Pours brilliant straw gold with a firm, 2" bone white foam cap.
Grainy malt palate with a slight sweetness, a hint of fruit, light bitter touch on the finish.
Medium light body and medium high carbonation.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy, golden color with a one-finger head of white foam. It smelled floral and grassy with some sweet grains. Tasted of sweet caramel with a perfectly balanced hop bite. Crisp and sharp.

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11.2 ounce Euro bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Bright golden color. Amazing clarity. Fine white head. Great stickage. A very pretty beer to look at.

Smell - Grains. Orange rinds. Slightly sweet. Slightly herbal. Slightly sour. Nice.

Taste - Mild malt flavor. Citrusy. A touch of herbs. A bit of that Euro sour finish. Delicious.

Mouth - Fizzy yet buttery.

Overall - So this is what a Pilsner is supposed to taste like! This lager is the yardstick which other Pilsners should be compared to. It's a shame the Mega-American breweries choose not to make beers that taste like this.

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Great example of how German and Czech style lagers, at their best, can compete with nearly any ale. Crisp and refreshing, yet complex in its malt-hop balance, this is a true classic.

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Weihenstephaner Pils from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
3.93 out of 5 based on 612 ratings.
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