Weihenstephaner Original | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner OriginalWeihenstephaner Original
BA SCORE
4.08/5
2,323 Ratings
Weihenstephaner OriginalWeihenstephaner Original
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,239
Reviews:
906
Ratings:
2,323
pDev:
12.25%
Bros Score:
4.51
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
407
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clean, malty, golden in color. Amazing clarity with ok head retention. Aroma of malt, bread, some Noble hop notes. Well balanced, a little on the malty side. Very well made

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

Photo of MilaMila
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From estucerveza. In Bavaria hefe glass. After dinner. Fresh herbal and lemony hoppyness. Great malty and crushable body. Clean and very refreshing

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Photo of dandy14
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheMachine
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is absolutely a new favorite of mine - I've been loving everything I've tried of Weihenstephaner's. It's a revelation to find a German beer in the 'States that I really enjoy. I have zero reservations about this beer - it's just a lovely sweet, rich, delicious lager. Fantastic.

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

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinkluge
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of skorze
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SnacksGarces
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SMZBrew
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great all around beer. Fresh, crisp, and refreshing. Perfect BBQ beer for me since it is refreshing and does not overpower any flavors. Malty, yeasty, and a little on the sweet side.

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Photo of jh0104
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light gold and clear liquid with a fizzy and fleeting white head. A few bits of lacing hang around after. The aroma is yeasty, malty, grainy and sweet with some bright notes like lemon and herbal hops. The taste is sweet and grainy with a decent amount of hops and lemon. This is just a classic and simple beer that is done amazingly well.

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Photo of Ri0
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Pils glass. Bottled May 3, 2017. It is a clear pale gold, with a 2 finger frothy head that fades into a cap and leaves some webbed lacing on my glass. Aroma is sour dough bread, light noble hops, with some grain and a hint of lemon zest. It has a light balanced flavor, with some sour dough bread, lemon zest, a light hop presence for a bitter sweet finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation that finishes crisp and smooth. A true delight to drink.

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Photo of Nunya
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks a lot like a 'high quality' AAL: filtered pale yellow body with a small white head produced with medium pour. Better retention and lacing. Aromas are primarily of grain, honey, and grass. Flavors lean towards a honey-bread sweetness with a very clean palate and a light body. Medium carb. While tasty enough, this lacks the same character of some of Weihenstephaner's other offerings.

70/100

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3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 11.2 oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.1 % abv

Appearance- Pours a bright yellow with a high white head. Good retention. Clear as can be.

Smell- Crushed grains, biscuits, bready.

Taste- Crisp, sweet breadiness from the malt, lightly toasted. Some lemon sweetness but very slight. Ends a bit on the grassy side, with a light hop bitter kick.

Mouthfeel- Light in body with active carbonation.

Overall- A refreshing, light lager straight from Bavaria. A fine Munich Helles.

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Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,323 ratings
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