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 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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#40,963
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
292
pDev:
14.93%
Bros Score:
3.35
 
 
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Photo of steveh
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
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 sv8692
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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 cunning_stunt
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitburger
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toom
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
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 -3.9%
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 +5.1%
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 JPadilla
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ugurcan
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OlaB
3.62/5  rDev +2%
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 tottel
1.69/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of corywalston
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaron73
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kiro
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of adolfotcar
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackVeg
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
2.62/5  rDev -26.2%
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 Beginner2
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.
Also a "1001."

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Photo of Chinakalva
2.71/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of beerinabottle
4.59/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First time I have seen this pilsner in its cute little bottle in Ireland. Easy to drink not not expensive.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Flensburger Pilsener from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 292 ratings