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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Ratings: 2,382 |  Reviews: 926
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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: Light crisp bread like malts

Appearance: Golden and clear.

Taste: Much like the smell. Light and crisp with delicious bread like malts. Just the lightest kiss of hops. Extremely drinkable.

Mouth feel: Very nice. Prickly carbonation.

Overall: Just an outstanding lager. Extremely thirst quenching and a perfect example of style. No wonder this beer has been pleasing drinkers since 1040.

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

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4.95/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - head of the beer last awhile and appear hoppy

S -Nothing that isn't normal

T - I really enjoyed the taste of this beer...It has a great after taste that makes you enjoy every gulp!!

M - Light on the pallet and smooth on the tongue

O - This is the best premium lager I've yet to taste. I like everything about which atest to why this brewery has made it since 1040 A.D.

Serving type: bottle

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from Bevmo La Quinta CA for 3$

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an above size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Bread, apples, grains, straw/corn, grass

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste grains, malts, corn syrup, and a bit of an apple sweetness. There is also a grassiness and some hop bitterness. It ends with a grainy/grassy corn syrup aftertaste with a bit of lingering bitterness from the hops.

Overall - One of the better beers within the style for sure. It is very crisp and refreshing while not being overly light. Not the type of beer that will wow you with some sort of novelty; just a solid well made very drinkable beer.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Bright yellow, almost appeared like it was glowing. Bright white head was never that tall and disappeared rathe quickly, but I also didn't pour it very well. Average lacing.

S: Smelled like a lager. Not the most original way to describe a smell, but that's the best way to put it.

T: Oh this tastes so good. Crisp, refreshing with a nice amount of hop bitterness and an ever so slight sweetness that lingers after swallowing.

M: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

O: I am not generally a lager guy, but this was terrific. The numbers I gave this do not necessarily reflect how much I actually enjoyed this beer. This is very easy to drink and very tasty, and since it is reasonably priced, it is very sessionable. I see myself drinking much more of this in the future.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a 1 inch foamy eggshell color head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Very thin foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grain and some grape-like fruity aromas. Taste is of malt/grain, white grape juice, and some other fruity flavors. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a crisp mouthfeel with a bubbly quality. Overall, this is a very tasty and crisp lager that is very easy to drink. Much different from the other beers Weihenstephan offers but a good choice nonetheless.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2,382 ratings