Weihenstephaner Original | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A good beer takes its time. The long storage makes our yellow bright lager, “Original”, a flavourful beer enjoyed with fine poured, white foam. With a mild hoppy note and its pleasant fresh spicy taste, it goes very well with salads, poultry, stews or with a hearty snack. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

Added by kbub6f on 12-30-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,241
Reviews:
939
Ratings:
2,422
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
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Photo of warrenc
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very nice glass of beer. Sweet, crisp and refreshing. Makes me wish I had a 20+ oz. stien. For the price though I would rather have there wheat

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow gold color. Medium light body with at least average carbonation.
Aroma is malt, yeast, bread /dough, a little floral and grainy
Taste follows the nose, not very bitter with just a bit of sweetness

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Photo of PrynneCabin
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.22/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle. Clear golden yellow. Smells of honey, pilsner malt, floral hops, and light earthy spice. Tastes quite bright. A little bit sweet. Floral hops and a light earthy bitterness. Light and well carbonated. A bit too sweet or maybe just underbittered for me to really enjoy.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2018-09-16
500ml bottle served in a nonic pint. Given to me by a German (but she bought it in the US). Label says 8517 07:06:16, but I have no idea what that might mean.

Pours clear, light yellow, smallish head, lots of carbonation. Smell is honey and grain.

Taste is honey and grain. Not complicated. It's tasty and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is very light, could be a little crisper. Overall...not my style, but tasty.

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Photo of Alpay33
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jgido759
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drseid
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmilton
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just the right amount of spice

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a massive mug. An excellent beer. Yeasty and just malty enough. Complex flavors but super drinkable. Excellent beer! How have I not had this before!?

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A---Crystal clear, light golden color. Medium head faded quickly to a cap. Left very good lacing.

S---Sweet. Grains & grasses predominate.

T---Malty. Dough with a little spice. Earthy/grassy.

F---Clean & crisp. Refreshing.

O---This beer is more a template for what a German lager should be than anything else. Drinking it is educational. This could be my everyday beer for the rest of my life, and I'd be fine with that.

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Photo of MokouInvestments
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mehak
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color. Smells of anise and a very light bread. Light Anise taste, followed by bread and a tiny bit of sweet. Very nice balance between bitter and sweet. Full, smooth body and light carbonation. Overall very good experience, tastes great and feels great.

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Photo of Mtn
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anacross
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sandradj
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivan-Beertacora
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First taste it and then smell it.

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Photo of Baviera
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: brilliant yellow permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 2" lacy white foam cap with good retention.

S: an earthy, spicy noble hop aroma supported by rich bread and bread crumb

T: flavors have some light biscuit, light cracker sweetness and bread crumb spice with floral hop flavors that bring a drying bitterness to the finish

F: body is medium light and the carbonation is medium

O: This beer has very refined, elegant flavors that make a very refreshing and thirst quenching beer

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Photo of Mclusal
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stucat
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good Helles.

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Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2,422 ratings