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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:
#2,277
Reviews:
907
Ratings:
2,328
pDev:
12.25%
Bros Score:
4.51
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle in April I believe

Really pale color, crystal clear. Thin white head.

Some bready malts in scent, a bit metallic, faint.

Some cereal pale gains, a little earthy and grassy hops, super clean yeast finish.

As sessionable as it gets. Light yet smooth body, very carbonated.

It's refreshing and a nice larger at price, but it's pretty bland. I've had better (augustiner)

Probably would be better on tap

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which has some retention. Lacing appears as if it will be pretty minimal. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a clear and light pale straw which glows deeper straw when held up to the light. The lacing is pretty much nonexistent.

Nose- Not much going on in this department. Lots of typical “beer”, lager/pilsner smell. Grain with bits of sourness. Little notes of spice, something akin to coriander. Sourness and spiciness fade fairly quickly but a nice, inviting whiff of grain remains. Sweet malt is apparent as well.

Taste- Initially, I get sweet malt and grain followed by some earthy, grassy notes from the noble hops. There are some mineral notes as well and what seems to be a hint of caramel (though I doubt caramel malts were used in this beer). Very well integrated but could use more presence. If I'm reading the bottle code right (6332), then time is most likely the reason. That being said, there are no obvious flaws and this beer is quite smooth. If the noble hops were more striking, this beer would easily go from above average to a solid beer. This would also help balance the sweetness of the malt which at times is too sweet. The sweetness, at times, shows a little white grape as well.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied but remarkably smooth. You expect a good amount of carbonation in a lighter beer but the lack of it in no way hurts this beer.

Drinkability- Very easygoing. Even if this isn't exactly fresh, this is what the macrobreweries should be aiming for.

Overall- Above average but I really need to try another example. If I am reading the bottle code correctly, this beer is almost a year old. Still, a fairly good beer in its degraded condition.

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Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,328 ratings
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