Weihenstephaner Original | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
2,293 Ratings
Weihenstephaner OriginalWeihenstephaner Original
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
Ratings:
2,293
Reviews:
897
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
12.41%
 
 
Wants:
193
Gots:
388
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,293 |  Reviews: 897
Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Southpawwp
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bright yellow in color, solid 3/4" white head, above average retention. Aroma hit the heavy bread notes.

Lemon, bread, pale malt, noble hops. Lots of carbonation, comes off as crisp. Floral. Relatively light bodied. Dry. Its a neat little beer, but I dunno. Too much of an American hophead or something. The cost seems up there. Light sweetness, a heavier body than the color of the beer would indicate.

I don't see much different between a Euro lager and this, this just seems to have more of a malt bill along the same lines.

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Photo of klimoja
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of GOBLIN
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kubishark
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

It's good. It's more than good. Beautiful light golden yellow with a very slight head. Smells like rich malts and slightly grassy and spicy, yeasty too. Tastes like fresh sourdough bread, the absolute cleanest and crispest of lagers, as all Weihenstephaner beers are. Has an almost creamy mouthfeel and the perfect body to be quite drinkable. Perfect as a one off pairing with a meal or as one of a few in a session. Overall one of my favorites, perhaps my second favorite Weihenstaphaner offering after their Kristallweissebier.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GTengineer
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billybier
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It looks good.

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Photo of Danielr26
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bouncepass
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nobledust
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: the prettiest pilsner of them all.

S: skunk, I've had it before but maybe it was just this bottle. Malts, fresh white bread

T: clean, bread, a little bitter/skunk. The quintessential lager in my book.

F: great carbonation, creamy. 5/5

O: a must have.

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Photo of lastmango
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured very yellow with a white fizzy three finger head. Minimal lacing. Slight yeasty aroma. Tastes like bread with a slight floral hop flavor on the end. Very clean and crisp with a light to medium body.

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Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jacob17
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of socon67
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bankboy66
4.76/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Like someone else previously said....if you don't like this, you don't like beer. Pretty much what every brewer wants to be for this style. The only downside is it is on the heavy side. It won't be a permanent fixture in my fridge but I will drink this periodically until I die. Must try.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HappyGuy12345
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Review was done by pouring a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass
Appearance: Light golden in color as well as clean and clear. Head measures about 2 fingers when initially poured but dissipates quickly. It's what a lager is expected to look like.
Smell: Very clean smell. Subtle bread/yeast aroma.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, with hints of bread. Very clean tasting, as expected from a great lager. No skunky flavor at all.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied beer with light amount of carbonation that goes down extremely easily.
Overall: In my opinion, this beer is the quintessential lager. If you are looking for a clean tasting lager, then definitely try this beer.

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Photo of Junior
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.03 out of 5 based on 2,293 ratings.
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