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Flensburger Pilsener | Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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3.54/5
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282 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,500
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
282
pDev:
14.69%
Bros Score:
3.35
 
 
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10
Gots:
72
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Photo of Dzu
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kniles38
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rh0enix
2.61/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
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 der_meister
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of archyquaffer
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330 ml flip top bottle into a pilsener glass. This cute little bottle will be good for home brew. A moderate pour produces a billowy, slightly chunky head that seems pretty sticky. The beer is a pale golden with about average carbonation.

I get that minerally, sweet, and slightly floral aroma that I experience with Euro lagers and many English pale ales as well. There's also a sharp little tang that makes its presence felt in the overall flavor. The flavors are pretty subtle, but a perceived sweetness combines with some mineral and floral qualities to keep it more interesting than a typical American lager. The finish is accented by a fair amount of earthy and tonic-like bitterness that's not as apparent at first sip.

I thought this beer was reasonably priced at about 2-something for the bottle, which will have an afterlife holding my home brew. If this was even cheaper and came in cans, I would think of this as a go-to beer in the summer months.

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Photo of 123321123321
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danilov
5/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ralph-pine
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light and refreshing. Good Pilsener. Tasty, with a flavor to toast malt.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sporklift87
3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rihup
2.84/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vinivini
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anacross
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent and fairly priced german pilsener. Crisp and easy to drink. Not too bitter. It's cheap so give it a try :-)

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of janubio
2.34/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden colour, with a good head that fades soon, leaving a good lace. Smell of grains and hops. Medium to light body, fizzy carbonation. Taste of grains, some bitterness. Dull averge beer, but easy to drink.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of torwart68
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of torwart94
2.85/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-look is golden not clear slightly unfiltered looking
- smells is very mellow some earth and hop tones, bread
- taste is very smooth and some hop bitterness towards the end but not as crisp as others in this style
- kinda flat almost has a skunked feel...
- overall a good pilsner better than most made but not a winner for me

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Photo of JackieKu
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: brilliant straw gold under a 1” sudsy white foam collar that grips the glass leaving thin sheets of lace.
S: Bread, a slight earthiness.
T: light bread leading to a moderate earthy hop bitterness on the finish.
F: Medium light body and medium carbonation.
O: A decent beer but other than the cute bottle, nothing really stands out to distinguish it.

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Flensburger Pilsener from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 282 ratings
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