Flensburger Pilsener | Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Germany
flens.de

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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#39,935
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
313
pDev:
14.65%
 
 
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Reviews: 133 | Ratings: 313
Reviews by Georgiabeer:
Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of AlexLMS
2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: very clear with a pale straw colour. The head is white, frothy and moderately large. It may not last long but when it fades it leaves a good lacing.
Aroma: nice hoppy nose with some citrus.
Taste: confirms the nose. A little bit malty.
Mouthfeel: dry, good carbonation, low alcoholic strength (4.8% ABV), light body.
Finish: short and slightly bitter aftertaste with some metallic hints.

Overall: Brisk, refreshing and quenching beer. Nothing great about it but nothing bad either.

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Photo of tigerdoc
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Has a nice clear golden color with a big creamy head that dissapates quickly. Has a bready aroma with some nice noble hop aroma to balance. Taste is nice and clean and crips as a pils should be with a nice hop bite at the end that I personally apriciate. The mouthfeel again is very crisp as would be expected from a lager, with some tingling from the residual bitterness. A very drinkable beer, very refreshing, a nice summer beer.

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Photo of soupyman10
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of nygannon
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of wejohnsn
4.63/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gford217
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw yellow with a soapy white head that recedes quickly to a bubbly ring and leaves no lacing.

The aroma is very sweet, mostly with light roasted malts and hints of other grains.

The taste had a quick initial sweetness from the pale malts, but then an overwhelming skunky bitterness takes over and leaves a pretty unpleasant taste in the mouth through the finish.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with less carbonation that I was expecting.

This is an average pilsener that isn't too offensive but doesn't offer much to differentiate itself from other beers of the style.

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Photo of Onslow
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had after the Jessica at Cooper incident.... A good beer... Loads of honey and light malt in the nose, a very delicious smell....Light Honey colour...Some lacing but low for a pils... An enjoyable beer but maybe needs a bit more body to be a great pilsner!

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Photo of czfreeman
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pop-top bottle. #2 bier review in Germany. The "plop" the website advertises is heard as soon as the cap is popped, nice acitve carbonation in the bottle.
Poured into a Pils Glas, extremly light pale color, light straw, head is really the calling card in the appearence. Light, fluffy even so-light-tan color head, leaving delicate lacing. As the head eventually settels, light bubbles slowly rising through the glass.
Smells like a solid German Pils. Light malts, the high mineral content in the water definatley adds a disctinct note of bitterness. The light hoppiness provides the lightest not of citrus, the ends abruptly with a bite of bitter hop spiciness.
Taste is pleasantly more complex than anticipated. Toasted malt nuttiness upfront, some sweetness akin to light fruitiness, the finish is clean and the light nuttiness is left lingering on the palate. After several sips, a bit of spiciness is left in your throat, that definatly makes another sip follow quickly.
Drinkability is good, sip after sip is light, refreshing, nothing out of the box, just a good standard German Pils. Here in Germany, i miss my Victory Prima Pils, but this is good. German beer is a study in standards, and achieving maximum flavor from the malt profile, with a heavy reliance on hops as a bittering agent. I would pair this with maybe a delicate shrimp/seafood dish, vorspeisen with breads, maybe even a nutty-flavored humms spread would complemet the nutty malt flavor.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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

Photo of JBogan
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a very anemic looking gold with plentiful bubbles along the sides of the glass and an almost creamy looking one finger head which retained well. Minimal lacing. Other than the head, not a very appealing looking start.

Smelled almost a little skunked at first, but later the hops made their presence known.Kind of weak, not an impressive smelling beer.

Somewhat better tasting than smell. The first sip had almost that skunky taste, however the following sips seemed to improve with each try. Some maltiness in there, and even a bit of citrus.

Mouthfeel was decent, if a bit thin. Nice carbonation to tickle the tongue.

Overall this was a somewhat drinkable beer. Not anywhere near the best Pils I've ever had, but not the worst either. Worth a try if you see it, but after one you'll probably want to move onto something more memorable.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pour is golden and clear and looks as it should. the head dissipates quickly leaving very little lace. nose is somewhat mild hay grassy and a bit of malt apple. palate has a nice bitter refreshing grass but not much malt to substantiate that quality. i have had more well balanced pilsners.

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Photo of philipquarles
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a clear straw color with a fluffy white head that sticks well. Smells of grainy pilsner malts and grassy noble hops. Overall sweet character. Taste is quite the same, though the sweetness is all but gone and the hop presence is much more noticeable, with a decently bitter finish. Medium bodied with somewhat low carbonation.

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Photo of nickynick
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flensburger Pilsener poured a very pale gold with a large head and nice lacing. The smell was loaded hops. The taste was super dry, maybe the driest pils I have ever had. Loads of fresh hops. Mouthfeel was nice and the the drinkability was good as well. This was a very nice pils. I enjoyed it a great deal. Very crisp.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours bright pale sun with a gorgeous stiff creamy white head. Nose is grainy on the sour side, with very slight lemon hop. Cream cracker and tart melon malts with cutting grass and coriander leaf hops. Buzzing spice leave and drying linger. Light, dry, with some fullness of body.

Lean and sharp, good for summer. Maybe a bit too full in the mouth for a pils, but a steal at e11 for 6 500ml bottles. Above average.

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Photo of Squelch
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale yellow almost transparent clear. Big Fluffy lasting white head. bubbles like champagne

Smell: Smells like malt. No hop aroma present. Off from style. Could be an older beer.

Taste. Beautiful hop presence with a mild malt flavor. Fits style. This is what I think of hop wise for a pilsener.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is there but it feels like a medium to thin body as a highly attenuated beer should.

Drinkability: Very good. Would enjoy a few of these at a time. Will buy again.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is biscuit and pilsner malt with some light fruit and yeast. The flavor is pilsner malt with some hop bitterness and some spicy hop flavor. You also get some honey. High carbonation and thin-medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml, swing-top bottle, a pleasant-seeming new Teutonic line of brews now available in Alberta. The brewery name does seem like something off of Futurama, FWIW.

This beer pours a clear, rather pale golden straw colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and yet chunky off-white head, which leaves some deeply layered sudsy lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, white saltine crackers, soft earthy yeast, a bit of pome fruitiness, and gritty leafy, weedy, and grassy hops. The taste is testy grainy and crackery cereal-inflected pale malt, one almost bereft of any sweetness, some still middling yeast, an ethereal sense of yeasty acridity, and the same zesty leafy, herbal, and grassy hops from aroma renown.

The carbonation is quite heady and engaging in its probing and forceful frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and sort of smooth, like a sidewalk that doesn't draw blood when you unceremoniously faceplant upon it. Things finish barely off-dry, the grainy pale malt, a late-arriving gasohol astringency, and some sturdy 'n peppy noble hops carrying the day.

Overall, not bad, but hardly among the pantheon of incredibly better renderings of the style from said middle European country - ok, ok, GERRRRRMANNNY! (thank you, Rammstein). Easy to drink, though, if you approach this one in the same vein as one might the Granville Island, Pyramid, or Leinenkugel (and not just because the latter sounds so very German) offerings of our brave new brewing world.

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Photo of Shakerman
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and just a hint of light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a couple of small patches of thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and cereal grain malts with light aromas of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of cereal grain and bready malts followed by a light to moderate flavor of grassy hops. There is a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness are present in the finish.

O: I really enjoy the flavors and aromas of this German Pilsener - and it comes in a swing top which is a bonus (I just love that kind of bottle). Very easy to drink and sessionable.

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Photo of avalon07
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer and poured into a pilsener glass. Had about an inch of head and a clear, golden color. The smell was almost hard to detect, although the hops came through. It had a sweet taste, almost like bubblegum, but the malt came through. Decently carbonated beer that gives a good bite if that's what you want. The Flensburger's a decent, drinkable pilsener. I'm not overly fond of pils, but this one was surprisingly tasty. Good thing to give a whirl.

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Photo of Newliverplease
4.65/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After trying hundred if not thousands of beers from all over the world, I have noticed that certain countries/regions do certain styles better than almost everyone else. In my opinion, the Germans do the pilseners best, and this is one of my favorite German pilseners.

Pours a lovely yellow with a thin white head with the smell of any and everything you would want from a pilsener. In taste, both hops and malt are extremely prevalent yet balanced and the carbonation is medium which compliments the balanced ingredients quite well. Mothfeel is maybe a bit too thick and smooth for a pils, but even though it is the beer's worst quality it is still quite good.

Been drinking this one for years and I still get excited when I get my hands on this one.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

33cl swing-top, best by 9/29/11.

After a hard, two-step pour, I was able to coax a great head out of this beer. Clumpy, eggshell white, with great retention. Color was the typical clear, yellowish gold.

Pretty average on the nose, with a lightly sulfuric and lager-like aroma. Some grassy hops.

Like most pilsners from the north of Germany, this beer has a big, nearly astringent bite to it, and the bitterness really lingers. However, "Flens" lacks the hop flavor of, say, a Jever. Underneath the bitterness it's quite grainy and husky. Not terrible, and rather refreshing, just not inspiring. The mouthfeel was smooth with amazingly fine carbonation.

Too bad they couldn't make a better tasting beer with Flensburg's awesome water, as the appearance and mouthfeel were top-notch. In the end, this is just another decent pils from northern Germany.

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Flensburger Pilsener from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 313 ratings