Weihenstephaner Original | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

2,281 Ratings
Weihenstephaner OriginalWeihenstephaner Original

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Style: Munich Helles Lager

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

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4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours like most lagers. Not much happening with the smell. Taste is very good. Crisp with just the right amount of hop, malt and all else. Sweet taste with a bitter bite that makes German lagers German. Could drink this all day. I wonder how this tastes in Germany?????

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4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dheacck11
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a beautiful gleaming clear yellow gold. 2 fingers of light fluffy white head fading slowly.

Nose is nice a light, hints of straw and grass, maybe just a little bit of lemon. Overall grain predominant.

Taste is wonderfully smooth. Some honey and lemon initially, followed by a simple but lively crisp maltiness. Finishes with a touch of dryness, but does not overwhelm the juice flowing throughout.

Body is a lovely medium thin. Lots of juice throughout. Quite refreshing.

Been reading about about Helles lagers over the last few days. This is a great example, and really a lovely, delightfully refreshing beer. Not my favorite style, but so good to have once in a while, and great for a session or on a hot day after mowing the lawn.

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Photo of chcmiller
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance on pour is wonderful. Very light color; very clear. It has a bright white three finger head that disapates quickly to steady, lacy thin head. The aroma is sweet, citrus, yet rather earthy. The taste is not strong; but somewhat hoppy. Finishes very clean and somewhat dry, leaving me eager for another. The feel is very smooth and pleasant, not thin. Carbonation is rather high, but pleasant. This beer is very drinkable, one of my favorites so far.

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Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.03 out of 5 based on 2,281 ratings.
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