Weihenstephaner Original | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Weihenstephaner OriginalWeihenstephaner Original
BA SCORE
4.09/5
Exceptional
2,431 Ratings
Weihenstephaner OriginalWeihenstephaner Original
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:
#4,300
Reviews:
942
Ratings:
2,431
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
448
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 2,431 |  Reviews: 942
Photo of sirsteve42
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bsimpson91
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a excellent representation of what a lager should taste like.
The look and presentation is beautiful. Classic design on the bottle is simple and elegant. The aroma is rich and vibrant, roasted and toasty barely malt with some bright tang. Overall the smell is dank in the best way possible. The taste is bold for a lager. Very rich, almost burnt peanut with tang. Very malt forward with balance of slight citrus in the middle and end to round out the beer. The finish is not totally dry, it leaves you wanting another sip. This beer is the damn smoothest beer ever, so silky going through the pallet all the way to the swallow. The feel is the perfect medium creamy along with depth. This is one hell of a beer. The beer reminds me of Heineken, in fact you could tell me it was Heineken and I wouldn't have questions or complaints. Overall this beer cant be beat, I hope you give it a try. I will have to say that the price was slightly high but I guess it's justified. It you run across this beer, buy it!

 1,014 characters

Photo of antonyliu
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint, 0.9oz bottle poured into a flute glass

----------

Look
Medium-light yellow, straw-gold color, semi-clear; Frothy eggshell head very slowly decreasing to a thin head, leaving uneven lacing on glass.

Smell
Earthy, floral, coriander, banana, malty sweetness, some clove

Taste
Honey, malt, grain, a little fruity, sweet with a little bitterness, tiny hint of skunk

Mouthfeel
Crisp, medium body, medium-high carbonation

----------

Overall
I love this beer. It’s refreshing, easy to drink. It has a nice balance of sweetness, character, carbonation, and bite. Purchased bottle for $3.99 in Southern California.

 621 characters

Photo of jeschaefer
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of chitoryu12
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Clear gold with a decent white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: A little skunky. Honey, straw, butterscotch, and malt.

Taste: Sweet, honeylike malt. A little bitter biscuity aftertaste. Very limited hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thicker than average, highly carbonated.

Overall: Except for a little skunk on the smell, a very solid and tasty lager.

 364 characters

Photo of FrankCazabon
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwiech
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

145 characters

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

 211 characters

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.

 289 characters

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.

 419 characters

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

30 characters

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!?

 159 characters

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.

 476 characters

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.

 271 characters

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

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2,431 ratings