Flensburger Pilsener
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Pilsner - German
Ranked #484
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3.58 | pDev: 14.53%
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elnachooo from Spain

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

De color dorado, con un gran cabeza espuma de buena retención. Cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma a lúpulo y hierbas. En boca es algo especiada y un poco mas amarga de lo que me gusta.

Oct 12, 2020
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aleigator from Germany

4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale golden color with a huge, spongy white head.

Smells of wheat, dried herbs and old leaves, together with lighter caramel and fresh crushed oats.

Has a light, refreshing mouthfeel with a perfectly balancing, effervescent carbonation.

Tastes of a nice, crisp herbal hop bitterness, with a balancing, well working caramel sweetness. Offers a bready, crackery middle part with a light mineralic flavor among maintaining, present hops. Finishes with a pungent hop bite, lighter grains and supportive toffee, leaving the tongue with a longer lasting dryness.

This is a great Pilsener with a fantastic hop profile and balance to it.

Sep 05, 2020
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gr8ful from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very solid German pilsner. many reviewers have already commented on the malty aroma and taste....I agree. A bit hoppy at the back of the tongue...just the right balance of malt and hops for the style.
Frothy head that did dissipate half way through the glass. Nice lace that seems to last. All-in-all, a very fine German plis.

Aug 19, 2020
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Swing top bottle. Great looking bottle, great looking beer. Expensive but it's a pure pils from head to the final puddle that sits in your glass that you just can't seem to slurp out.

Jul 23, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has very bready malt and slight floral hints
The taste follows the nose with very bready malt and slight floral flavors
A light bodied very well carbonated crisp beer
A good Pilsner

Jun 28, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear bright golden color. Incredibly effervescent with bubble coursing upwards for quite some time after the initial pour. Three finger velvety white head dissipates partially but not completely. Sticky lovely white lacing is left along the glass as the beer is consumed. Aroma is mild with light notes of cracker malts with a touch of sweet doughy bread and just a whiff of grassy hops.

Taste followed the nose with some sweet bready malts up front, a bitter grassy hop note starts in the middle and crescendoes through the finish ending with a pronounced bitterness. There is a certain mineral-y quality to the flavor. Its a straightforward German pilsner, but its very nice even in its simplicity. Feel is light, easy drinking and bright.

Overall I really enjoyed this one. Based on the date on the bottle, its gotta be at least 9 months old, but even at that age its held up quite well. I'd definitely pick this one up again.

May 30, 2020
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal-clear, golden coloration with a large, fluffy, lasting head. Smells of light doughy, grainy malt and rather grassy and slightly citrussy hops. Taste is a great balance of light doughy, grainy malt and expressive grassy and very slightly floral hops, with some subtle citrus accents reminiscent of lemongrass. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some grassy hops and lemongrass lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This is a somewhat hoppy Pilsner that has a great balance of doughy, grainy malt and grassy hops going for it, with some lighter floral, citrus accents and a good bitterness in the finish. Quite crisp and clean, with a very balanced flavor profile leaning towards hoppy though. Perhaps a bit light in body, but with a good mouthfeel and drinking rather easy and refreshing. I feel very much vindicated with this having been pretty much my favorite pale beer back in the old days before I got into craft.

May 30, 2020
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ZakReimer from Montana

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A Pilsner is a beer for the masses. This one doesn't disappoint. Easy to drink and seems like it really fits into almost any season or meal. Drinking a Flensburger Pilsener was satisfying until it ended and I realized I had only one in the fridge.

The beer, once poured, took on a shiny character. The bright yellow glinted subtly even in the artificial light of my dim living room.

I can't say I remember the smell so much as the anticipation the smell gave me of a sharp sip of Pils. So I suppose in that sense, the smell lived up to it's function.

The taste is sharp. A clear and cold jab at the tip of the tongue fades to a warm, hop taste as you swallow.

The carbonation makes sure that you feel this beer in every corner of your mouth. After each sip you're left with a sticking foam sensation especially at the back of the tongue.

I would happily buy a case of these to bring home and enjoy over a month of sunny spring weather as my go-to refresher.

Mar 28, 2020
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badgerbeer1 from Wisconsin

3.07/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Wanted this beer to be better than it was. It has all the right tones and bottling to make it look appealing. However, the taste does not match the bottling.

Mar 19, 2020
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle, served in a Bitburger 0.2l Rastel pokal glass. Date stamp on the back: 04 03 20 L 114 063

Appearance: Clear/bright golden yellow. Thick white head with plenty of fine islands of lacing.

Smell: Nice bit of noble hop aroma, pilsner malt, a bit of a grainy smell as well.

Taste: Surprisingly hoppy for a pilsner - lots of noble hop character. Bitter at the start and finish, with some clean simple malt sweetness in the middle to counter the bitterness. Some lingering herbal notes.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, crisp and dry, some hop stickiness on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A very nice pilsner - very strong in flavor. Easily drinkable by itself - I would not mind another to pair with food.

Nov 27, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
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

Sep 02, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
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!

Jun 13, 2019
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German-Helles from Wisconsin

3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

May 15, 2019
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Juno106 from Florida

3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Apr 13, 2019
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lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Jan 05, 2019
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Nov 10, 2018
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monkist from Hungary

3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Nov 02, 2018
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Sep 26, 2018
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jkblr from Indiana

3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Sep 16, 2018
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Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

1.42/5  rDev -60.3%
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!

Apr 09, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +14%
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.

Mar 24, 2018
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Suds from Missouri

3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Dec 23, 2017
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Oct 21, 2017
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BWED from Colorado

3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Sep 19, 2017
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andrewh995 from Arizona

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Aug 02, 2017
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