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Weihenstephaner Original | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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:
#2,276
Reviews:
908
Ratings:
2,330
pDev:
12.25%
Bros Score:
4.51
 
 
Wants:
193
Gots:
408
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redneckwine
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into tulip

Look - Looks about like any other light lager, light golden and crystal clear. Poor head retention mostly, but a wispy cap remains for the long haul. I do like how little carb bubbles float to the surface though.

Smell - It's a struggle to get much aroma off this beer, but what's there is light, sweet, clean and a bit doughy. Grassy and a whiff of sulfur.

Taste - A flavor explosion compared to the smell, it's the smell times 100: Sweet doughy malt up front, very crisp and clean, hopping is modest but definitely noticeable: grassy mostly and a bit herbal. A sort of light, fruity grape essence permeates the experience. Mild, drying bitterness balances things out perfectly in the finish. Finish is pretty long with flavor compared to an average pils.

Feel - Very, very smooth medium-light body. Carb is moderate and tight. Crisp and clean to the max, the descriptor "crushable" comes to mind immediately.

Overall - So crisp, so clean, so smooth, and so much flavor. This beer does not disappoint. I could enjoy one of these any time, any day of the year. It just tastes "classic" and incredibly refined. Stellar lager.

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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

From the 550 ml. bottle marked 5077-12:06:49. Sampled on November 14, 2017.

Bright sunlight yellow pour underneath a lingering white foamy head. Lacing while it fades.

Enticing aroma of white toast, dough, biscuit, sweet pale malts, grass, and lemon zest.

The mouthfeel is light to medium but very smooth on the palate.

The taste has a wonderful biscuit and bread sweetness to start with a clean, crisp mild to moderate bitterness to finish. Just a wonderful beer all around.

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sayb
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marvicsin
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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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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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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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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Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,330 ratings
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