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: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A- Crystal clear pale straw colored body with a huge foamy bone white head.

S- Lager yeast, hint of citrus, fresh grass, lightly toasted grains.

T- Traditional lager flavors, really everything in the nose comes through and makes for a very drinkable beer.

M- Creamier than I expected. Not a crisp and carbonated lager, but more of a smooth, creamy and mellow mouthfeel. Medium-low carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

O- Exceptionally drinkable, really the prototypical German beer.

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'm new to beer, so I'm still developing my palate and finding out what I like. This beer is absolutely exceptional. Very smooth and delicious. You experience just a hint of sweetness at the first sip before the bitter flavors kick in. It is very balanced and nota at all overwhelming. I really enjoyed it and will definitely buy again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: straw golden color with a large foamy white head.
S: Can't put my finger on it. Almost like warm milk with dough, quite stale.
T: Better then the smell suggests. Like a pilsener, but then the stale flavor kicks in at the end.
M: Quite bland and low carbonation.

O: Not my beer. It's just like a regular pilsener, but with a little weird but quite a bland taste. I'm just don't get why this is so highly rated.I know many better beers which are half the price. I prefer their white/wheat bears.

Bros: Be more critical so there's actually a reliable rating. And i'm not referring to this beer, but pretty much any review has 90+. You even communicate beer karma rules - so might be worthwhile to consider this yourself as well. Be more detailed in the rating is all i'm saying. 100 means it's perfect. And what's the benchmark? My benchmark is i've never had the perfect beer - so 100 is pretty much impossible, unless i really feel like heaven drinking a beer. This beer made you feel in heaven? You can like it, don't mind me, but be realistic ...

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Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2,372 ratings