Flensburger Pilsener | Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

Flensburger PilsenerFlensburger Pilsener
281 Ratings
Flensburger PilsenerFlensburger Pilsener

Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 10-19-2002

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Douberd
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At home, poured from a 330 ml bottle. I just searched how this type of bottle is called but i already forgot, sorry.
Golden yellow colour, one tone paler than your usual pilsener, thick white head of two fingers. Some bubbles visible.
Aroma of malts, some hops, some hay. Taste is quite bitter and there are some traces of corn into it. Mouthfeel is thick, medium carbonated and dry.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of RollTide05
4.85/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best German Pilsners that I have ever had and I have had a lot of them. Overall smell is clean with some herbal hops mixed in. The taste has a lot of flavor and with herbal hops that bitter it up very well. Very balanced with a malty sweetness but I really like the hops. Overall hop profile makes this beer an amazing German Pils. One of the best I have had and I don't think that it gets the respect that it deserves b/c most reviewers don't get it fresh. Try this one.

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Minkybut
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a nice very pale brew. The head poured big white and fluffy. It also had great lacing qualities. The smell was kinda bready/yeasty. The taste was off to me. It was very bittier on the finish and grainy. I will not buy again.

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Photo of robrob
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice north german pils

Best by date 18 07 12 (its fresh)

I get a lot of grain/grass and a nice hop bite...I say grass...but it is what I might imagine hay to taste like...this sounds negative but it is not intended as such...it is a flavor I like... I really enjoy this. Pours clean and gold with a great thick head that refuses to drop.

Pouring it from a bottle about 2 hours from its home...

This is a nice beer but it is completely different the Flens I find back home in the well stocked beer store...if judging this beer stateside IMHO you are drinking a different beer altogether due to time and handling.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of elNopalero
2.19/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Dated 9.23.11, but whether that was a ‘bottled on’ or ‘drink by’ date I have no way of knowing. Curiosity pick. Impulse purchase. And I needed a 12 oz. flip-top.

This looks murky yet translucent light golden color with a generous amount of foam that dies down, leaving a thin crème atop the pour. (Not cloudy, but not clear either.) Suspicious.) I don’t pick up much hop aroma but I do get some sweet notes. It’s not a tasty beer. Harsh, with an unbalanced sweetness and an awful musty finish that coats the palate. This is the one to convince Reinheitsgebot enthusiasts that a five century old purity law does not guarantee good beer. One of the worst German beers I’ve had in recent memory.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the best German Pilsners I think that I've ever had. The beer pours out as a nice golden yellow color with a decent fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer has a subtle grassy aroma that is just faint enough for me to really enjoy this brew. The taste of the beer is a little earthy but had a sharp hop bite to it that really impressed me. The mouthfeel is smooth and had just enough carbonation. Overall very nice brew.

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Photo of Newliverplease
4.65/5  rDev +31.4%
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 atis
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from somewhere in Germany

Pours golden with large white head that slowly fades to thin layer. Aroma is spicy hops and bready malt.

Taste is malty, with presence of spicy and grassy hops that gradually increase their dominance towards the finish, dry herbal bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation.

An excellent companion on a hot spring day.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
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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2.38/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into Chimay goblet in low altitude Galway Ireland.

A: One finger head of no cream and mild thickness. Clear dark yellow.

Sm: Clean barley. That's it.

T: Hint of cream open to clean barley body with a bit of hops, but nothing too complex or bold. Another failed German pilsener. Go learn from the Czechs, lads. Built alright for the style, and balanced well, but it isn't difficult to balance so few notes.

Mf: Too smooth for a pilsener. Ought to be quite coarse and scratchy. Very wet, but not unpleasantly so.

Dr: Easily downed, but not horribly worth the cost, especially by Irish standards.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured 330ml swing-top cap bottle into a mug within best before date indicate on back label.

Transparent golden yellow color with big white frothy head it well retain and leave nice lacing along the way down into thin film. Visible carbonation is medium.

Upfront by sweet malt then wholly dominate by floral / herbal-like hop with hint of grass and subdued grain.

Hop bitterness is the backbone. It is alluring a sip and stand since the initial stage until finish also linger as an aftertaste with modest sweet malt and slight grassy / grain flavor.

The body is light to medium with mild carbonated and rather clean finish.

Good drinkable and enjoyable also worth a try.

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Flensburger Pilsener from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 281 ratings
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