Weihenstephaner Original | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

2,313 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Appearance: Straw yellow with one finger of white head upon first pour.

Smell: Adjuncts, slight honey and grassy notes with faint hop aroma.

Taste: Mild hop kick balanced nicely by some slightly sweet malt backbone. The seamless blend between the aforementioned elements fade out gradually, for a nice finish that is semisweet and somewhat bready. Everything comes together so nicely and fades out the same way.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable with moderate carbonation and medium/light mouthfeel.

Overall: I can't iterate how much better this is than all those other lagers, be it domestic or imports that just can't even hold a candle to this. Simply put, those other beers are chop meat; this is Filet Mignon.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle, batch/date stamp: 4043. Poured into a 500mL Rastel Weihenstephaner branded Hefe glass.

Appearance: Bright clear golden pale gold. 1/8" persistent white head. Sheets and strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Apple, honey, crisp malts, noble hops.

Taste: Crisp biscuity malt, hints of honey and apple, noble hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation, slick, tiny bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: With a big meal I could drink and drink this without hesitation. A very drinkable lager, and just right in regards to aroma and taste - constantly interesting and full of flavor, but not overpowering or palate tiring. Clearly this beer was finely engineered to be drank in mass quantities with pleasure. Well done!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Weihenstephaner Original is perfect is its utter simplicity. A master study in the complexities of minimalism.

This is everything that every basic everyday lager that has ever existed anywhere in the world has ever thought or wished it could be, but for whatever reason has failed to become.

This beer is a clarion call to every lager brewer in the world to aspire to excellence.

Absolute lager perfection. Like a fresh baked cracker with a kiss of clover honey and a dusting of fresh hops washed down with water from a mountain spring. Clean and crisp like a perfect spring day.

My vote for what should be in the dictionary when you look up "beer".

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Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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