Weihenstephaner Original | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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

Probably had this a few times before, getting to review it finally.

A- Poured from the bottle into a pint glass with a pale straw, crystal clear appearance. A cap bubbles up to about two fingers in size with a texture somewhere between foamy and creamy. Head retention is nice and the bubbly ring leaves a few small rings of lacing.

S- A good blend of things here. The aromas are strong and I get notes of citrus peel, peppercorn, fresh cracked grains, Euro hops (herbal, grass, spice) and lager yeast breadiness. I would say the citrus zest and grassy spicy hops stick out the most to me but it is well balanced overall.

T- Seems even more balanced here and well-crafted indeed. Good contributions from the malts, hops and that secret thing Germans move from batch to batch in line with purity laws, err yeast! An array of flavors including lemon zest, herbal grassy hops, peppercorn, light caramel malt sweets and yeast dough.

MF- Lighter end body but does not at all feel thin, per se. Silky and slightly creamy consistency supports the flavors. High-end carbonation and a very slight bitterness.

Solid and refreshing, drinks very easily. I still prefer the Hefeweiss but this beer is unique in it's own way and you can tell it was carefully crafted. Not a bad place to start if you are just getting into German beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml Btl served into a Pilsener Glass.

A: Pale golden color. Beautiful white seafoamy head. Great retention. Thick and lovely lacing down the glass. Neverending small carbonation bubbles lifting from bottom of glass. Quite appealing.

S: Doughy yeast aroma, some slightly damp barnyard. Traces of lemon zest and fresh grain.

T: Clean, grainy, refreshing. Fresh cut grass, a dash of pepper, clove, mild citrus. Bit of tarty twang on the dry, ever so lightly hopped finish.

M: Noticeable carbonation, however more creamy than crisp. Finish lingers longer that one would guess as pepper & hops stick with you.

O: Perfect summer thirst quencher & I can see why this is considered a textbook example of a classic Munich Helles Lager. Good stuff.

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Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2,395 ratings