Flensburger Pilsener
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German Pilsner
Ranked #441
Ranked #42,661
3.57 | pDev: 14.85%
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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Photo of WunderLlama
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

glass bottle with hinged swing top, “PLOP!” , poured into a Sam Adams tasting glass, some lacings

two finger creamy white foam cap, good retention, clear golden yellow with active carbonation

aroma is grassy, malty,

taste is is grassy, malty

light mouthfeel, slight bitterness , low sudsing, quaffable , dry finish -missing the malt sweetness

good beer

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i cannot believe this doesnt have better ratings on here, its a really awesome example of the style, so classically german to me, with that crackery dry, almost dusty pils malt character, a little bit of a doughy and mineral thing from the drying lager yeast, and such a high degree of refinement. the clarity is immaculate, the carbonation is effervescent as they come, the head has great retention, and the fermentation is patient and complete, i really cant think of one thing i would alter about this beer, other than the price, four or five bucks for a little bottle, if this were in a ten dollar six pack it would be an every day drink for me. its so light, refreshing, and satisfying. there are some floral notes to the hops that i dont always get from noble varietals, and there is a great crispness here at the end with the hop bitterness. expert balance, highly dialed in, and a beer i consumed in just a handful of big, enjoyable gulps. i preferred this one to the gold they make, and am curious to try a couple of the others i have seen around town. really impressed by this!

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Photo of German-Helles
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle with a flip top lid. This beer poured maybe a finger of white foam that quickly settled to a thin film of white on top the glass. The color is a very classic beer yellow leaning toward an orange hue. The carbonation is light.
The aroma is a very light, a sweet malt smell.
The taste is following the nose a light, sweet, malty flavor, not a bitter after taste at all.
The feel is light, not watery, with just a slight amount of carbonation.
This is an easy drinker, it would not take long to finish the 4 pack. Nothing special, but OK.

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Photo of Juno106
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A golden pilsner in colour. Highly carbonated with a 3-4 finger white head. Bread grain and hop aroma. The taste is sharp, bitter, sour and bold. A mix of hops and yeast. A strong taste for a 4.8 % beer. Not your typical dry German pilsner.

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Photo of lastmango
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bright golden yellow with a frothy white Heavy lacing was present. I was surprised to see that the carbonation bubbles appeared scare and tiny. Slight malt and grain on the nose. Taste is sweet light malt with grass and a bit too bitter on the finish. Medium light body with light carbonation and a bit watery. Not very crisp. This is a bit more unusual than other brands that I have had.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is mostly malty with some fusel alcohol. Taste is grainy, malty and bready with a light earthy hop bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Decent lager, nothing special.

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Photo of monkist
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly good/okay for a German Pilsner. Smells like a märzen, tastes okay but the feeling drops a bit with some sudden bitterness in the end. Not bad at all, anyway.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Clear light yellow with a decent white head that quickly dissipates into a ring.

Smell: Bready malt and a little bright hop, but with a slight skunkiness.

Taste: Malt with a bitter backing, but mostly devoid of hop flavor. A bit of straw.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, high carbonation.

Overall: A somewhat disappointing, generic pilsner.

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Photo of jkblr
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330mL bottle bb 6/27/19 poured into a tall pilsner glass at fridge temp 4.8% ABV. The beer pours bright, light straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is equal parts bready malt and floral hops. The taste is somewhat dominated by earthy, floral hoppy bitterness up front. Towards the middle, a little pils malt shows up and then back to hops with a dry, moderately bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and very clean. There are no yeasty or off flavors in the taste or feel. Overall, very good. I would prefer a touch more pils malt presence for balance.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
1.42/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Review: 0,33l Flip top bottle of Flensburger Pilsener: ABV: 4.8% vol

A beer that I spotted for sale in my local Aldi. A cheapish 6 pack.

Just love the logo. Its a boat on the sea sailing past a lighthouse. All coming in a lovely brown stubby flip top bottle. Apparently Flensburger have the world’s biggest automated bottling line for flip top bottles!

On pour get a nice golden yellow coloured beer, with a smallish white head that develops. Doesn’t look particularly great, looks just ok in fact. All goes flat very quickly, little or no carbonation. Some light lacing.

A very piercing, and very citrusy smell. The malts are found on the nose, plus the hops and yeast. Ok smell.

Taste, oh a surprise….a very unique taste there, very yeasty. Also very bitter, very hoppy, fuck me.
No, this is fucking horrible, hopped to death. I found it too hard to drink.

Can feel the alcohol, but it is not nice, far too raw, sour and harsh on the tongue. Where are the malts?

Second bottle,
That taste, too hoppy, needs something to balance that strong sharp taste as it is all too assaulting on the taste buds.

No! not enjoyable at all. Sickly. Very bitter. Ok I know pilsners are a little hoppier than regular lagers, but fuck this shite!!! This hoppy style is meant to be a characteristic of a North German Pils, but as they say in England, this is not my cup of tea, definitely not!

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Photo of superspak
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 5/10/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this was an excellent German pilsener! All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Clean and nicely rich malts, balanced noble hops. Getting a bit of Munich malt character, but this was still very enjoyable and a spot on style example overall.

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Photo of Suds
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a thick swing-top bottle, this brew has a golden hue and a frothy white head. The aroma is floral, with a distinct hop scent. The taste is dry and notably bitter. There is also a pale malt undertone that is part of the beer. Firm body and mostly clean. Straightforward beer.

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Photo of tigg924
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is honey, cereal and grass. Light bodied, sweet with high carbonation. Makes for a delicious and clean German pilsner...Could have several.

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Photo of BWED
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into shaker.

A- Pale straw, crystal clear. White head is bubbly, but doesn't hang very well.

S- Grassy, grainy. Bit of spicy hop aroma.

T- Grainy, bright grassy and spicy hops. Clean.

M- Body light, crisp finish. Slight linger of bitterness.

O- Pretty good classic pilsner. Easy drink, clean, crisp, and the noble hops are showcased.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very nice clear gold with a finger of white head. Smell is incredibly faint, malt and bread. Tastes of malt, bread, yeast, and citrus zest. Medium-light creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall it's a very refreshing pilsener.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$ 2.58 (including discount and tax)/11.2 oz flip top ($ 0.231/oz).
BB 1.30.18. Stored at beer fridge temperature, served at 50 degrees into a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – grainy, some bitterness.
Head – average (Maximum three cm, aggressive pour), white, creamy, average retention, diminishing to a three to four mm ring and a rocky partial layer.
Lacing – good. Broken frothy rings which meld into the ring.
Body – golden yellow, clear, effervescent.
Flavor – bitter and grainy
Palate – light, watery, lively carbonation.

This is a passable German pilsner, maybe a little too bitter for the malt, but that could be a result of the serving temperature. Still, I’m glad I tried it and wouldn’t hesitate to buy it again.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 3.75.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is an old favourite of mine but I'd not drunk it in ages and so bought a crate of it from germany for old times sake.

Pours bright light gold, nice head. Looks great.

Herbal hops with slight lemon hints, underlying bready malts. Nice.

Taste brings some zest, hint of lime. The malt is bready and in the background but not hiding. mineral middle extending to the finish and a decent bitterness. Drying finish, mild bitterness lingers

High carb, medium body.

A good North German pils, I'd probably prefer more bitterness and a touch more malt flavour, but I doubt the extra bitternesss would get them any more sales :)

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Photo of steveh
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ah, yes -- the infamous Flensburger Pils. Revered by some, despised by others. Never had it myself, so I took the opportunity when I saw 4-packs in one of the larger chains. For what it's worth, I enjoyed Flensburger Dunkel pretty well, let's see how the Pilsner stacks up.

Stubby, brown swing-top bottle, best by 09.06.17 on the back label. Poured into my short Becher.

L -- Clear gold with a thick white head that holds up well.

S -- Light, crackery malts with mild DMS and some faint citrus and herbal spiciness.

T -- Lightly sweet, bready malts up front that quickly give way to herbal and lightly bitter hops. A crackery graininess with yeast accents rounds out the finish, but the herbal bitterness carries prominently into the aftertaste. There's a touch of mineral, nearly bordering on astringent, that lingers through the aftertaste.

F -- Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with a light body.

O -- There's a lot of debate over this beer in the Germany forum and I'm not sure what argument the naysayers may be using against this beer (probably has more to do with marketing than overall quality of the beer), but to my Pilsner-loving palate this is a pretty solid example of the style -- even bottled, Pasteurized (more than likely), and exported.

An interesting comparison beer to the Flens Pils is the All Day IPA I tried last week: both beers are nearly the same ABV, yet the Flens has the right amount of malt to just balance the hoppiness and still let that character be king. All Day's lack of any malt body turns it into hop-water. All day? Yes, I'll have another Flensburger, please.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. "Flensburger Pilsner"
,33cl swing top brown glass bottle

Flensburger Pilsner is a solid version done in the north-German style. Crisp, clean, boldly bitter, and somewhat hoppy in both the aroma and flavor (grassy, herbal, and lightly spicy). The grainy malt comes across clearly, and it finishes dry, bitter, and hoppy. Medium-light in body and crisp with a standard carbonation level.

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Photo of toom
4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Always drink it from the bottle - always served without a glass in Hamburg. Love it cold, refreshing, tasty, satisfying plop when you open the bottle. A favourite in St Pauli.

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Photo of opieo
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A sharp Pils. High biting hop but the hop bite is dry and doesn't linger. Crisp and clean. Refreshing. If you like sharp biting hop, come here. Basic pils.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served cold from 330ml flip-top brown bottle.

L) Pale yellow colour, very clear, light carbonation evident, thin bubbly film only.

S) Slightly damp hop odour. Other than that, not much.

T) Surprisingly deep malty flavour, and chunky bitterness, pleasantly balanced. Nutty flavours, the quality of ingredients is evident.

F) Easy drinker, lightish carbonation, no bitterness in the aftertaste.

O) Good North German pilsner, recommended but every one knows that already!

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Photo of OlaB
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: gives a clear straw yellow color when I pour from the classical bottle. Gives a small fingertip high top of head that disolves rapidly, some lacings on the glass.

S: bready malt, herbs,lemon peels and hops.

T&F: follows much as the nose,a sweet citric feel with malts in the background , the hops get noticeable in the middle and the finish.have a dry and bitter finish in the aftetaste. I would like more bite in it, but else I think it was a decent pilsner

O: a good and drinkable german pilsener. Sure is better pilsners out there , and this one was not extremly exiting, but all in all good and easy drinking.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.62/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

From Hipercor. In Teku glass. At dinner, with sausages sandwich with cheese and york ham. Clean, crisp and refreshing, but with more grassy bitterness than Id like. Nice smooth feeling foam

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Photo of drmeto
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

-pours a clear straw golden with a big,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
-lemon,zesty,grassy,spicy,DMS,corn sweetness
-medium to high,lingering bitterniss
-dry finish, but not Jever-dry
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
Decent North German Pilsener.

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Flensburger Pilsener from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 317 ratings