Weihenstephaner Original | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: German Helles

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:
#4,414
Reviews:
942
Ratings:
2,438
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
197
Gots:
450
Trade:
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Photo of Jmilton
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just the right amount of spice

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a massive mug. An excellent beer. Yeasty and just malty enough. Complex flavors but super drinkable. Excellent beer! How have I not had this before!?

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A---Crystal clear, light golden color. Medium head faded quickly to a cap. Left very good lacing.

S---Sweet. Grains & grasses predominate.

T---Malty. Dough with a little spice. Earthy/grassy.

F---Clean & crisp. Refreshing.

O---This beer is more a template for what a German lager should be than anything else. Drinking it is educational. This could be my everyday beer for the rest of my life, and I'd be fine with that.

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

Photo of mehak
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color. Smells of anise and a very light bread. Light Anise taste, followed by bread and a tiny bit of sweet. Very nice balance between bitter and sweet. Full, smooth body and light carbonation. Overall very good experience, tastes great and feels great.

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Photo of Mtn
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anacross
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sandradj
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivan-Beertacora
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First taste it and then smell it.

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Photo of Baviera
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: brilliant yellow permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 2" lacy white foam cap with good retention.

S: an earthy, spicy noble hop aroma supported by rich bread and bread crumb

T: flavors have some light biscuit, light cracker sweetness and bread crumb spice with floral hop flavors that bring a drying bitterness to the finish

F: body is medium light and the carbonation is medium

O: This beer has very refined, elegant flavors that make a very refreshing and thirst quenching beer

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Photo of Mclusal
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stucat
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good Helles.

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Photo of One-Shot
4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Introduced to it in Murphy NC when i live there for a short year. Found it at Publix in Ocala Fl I'll get it again

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of novamat
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlitz74
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice gold color with a soapy thick white head,. From the moment I took my first sip it was love at first taste. This one of the best Euro pilsners I have tried. There is some lacing left on the glass. This is highly recommended.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of like Iceland during the upcoming World Cup, I like it. I think it’s pretty good. But will they go all the way? Nah. And is this beer (as if I could spell it) the best of the best? Nah. Still, it has clean malt and clean hops like Marlene Dietrich taking a bubble bath. Good, but not the best.

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Photo of goalie35
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GravityKills
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGR1220
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2,438 ratings