Weihenstephaner Original | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

2,280 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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,280 |  Reviews: 893
Photo of ssgunbond
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JuliusCaesar
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Shatter
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of heerboth
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of 360logic
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a pale golden caramel hue. A medium thickness foamy head forms quickly and sticks around for most of the session, leaving some surprisingly nice lacing.

S: Kind of dull. Mild citrus and white bread mostly, with a bit of grass and a little of that subtle acetone aroma german lagers tend to have.

T: In a word - Clean. Nice dryness upfront, then a lightly toasted bread and finishing with a nice slightly lemony hops. The very short finish leaves you wanting to sip this dangerously fast.

M: Effervescent, almost champagne-like. Really pleasant how light and carbonated this feels paired with the dry, clean flavor.

O: A good brew for a hot day. The super clean, dry flavor and lively mouthfeel makes this very refreshing, despite the disappointing nose. A good, solid brew for refreshment, but not much else.

 823 characters

Photo of Michaeldmanley
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of harsley
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of mcrawford
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChanceK
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TasteFiend
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Greasy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Mbennett
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Beer_lover89
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EBeckett3
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jryanj927
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of crbnfbr
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ScaryEd
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Libationguy
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant medium straw color with yellow hues. Bright white thin head that dissipates quickly. Very little lacing in the glass.

Lemon peel, coriander, celery seed, white button mushrooms, saltine crackers and a slight whiff of ammonia.

Lemon zest, white bread, melba toast, cilantro and a very light bitterness in the finish, but balanced.

Medium bodied with a slightly watery texture. Medium length, well carbonated and clean on the finish.

Very easy drinking and sessionable.

 481 characters

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of pjkelley82
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Pivo
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of aquazr1
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.03 out of 5 based on 2,280 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.