Wernesgruner
Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG

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From:
Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG
 
Germany
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #508
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,239
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 16.09%
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
258
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 29, 2023
Added:
Feb 19, 2003
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  91
SCORE
79
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Rated: 4.03 by T_Blizzy from Ohio

Jan 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a brilliant gold colour with a bright white head sitting on top. Corny and grainy on the nose. Notes of biscuit, grass and hops on the taste. Creamy smooth mouthfeel
Jan 17 2023
Jan 18, 2023
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Reviewed by rrella

3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Who knew Aldi sold beer?? Picked up on a lark ($5.99 for four pint pack). Agreed with prior reviews in that it is Bitburger reminiscent. Can't beat that price for a proper Pilsner like this one. I'll be buying more.
Jan 06, 2023
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Reviewed by ATL6245 from Georgia

3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Clear straw gold, frothy white head, good retention. Fast rising bubbles.

Aroma: Cracker-like and grainy malt, floral and herbal hops.

Flavor & Aftertaste: Cracker-like and grainy malt with spicy hops accent. Medium sweetness, restrained bitterness.

Mouth-feel: Medium body, drying. Moderate to low carbonation. Short, clean crisp finish.

Overall: Canned version, a gift from my son, so not sure of the price point. Not quite the pils that Ayinger Pils (my personal favorite) is but this is still a fine easy drinking pils. Drinks light with a spicy hops accent. Dry start to finish with a clean, crisp finish. Bitterness is quite restrained and cuts off immediately in the aftertaste. I'd drink this anytime.
Dec 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Dec 04, 2022
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Reviewed by jkrich from Florida

3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Finally bought a 4-pack of 16 oz. cans from Aldi for $5.99 - quite a bargain. The lager poured a typical pilsner of deep and clear golden with a sustained, foamy white head. The freshness date is clearly marked on the bottom of the can, making this the freshest German import I have enjoyed.

This easily rivals Bitburger and is superior in flavor to Warsteiner. Refreshing and dry, this hoppy pilsner has all the earmarks of a North German-style pilsner; somewhat astringent with some faint cracker flavors in the aftertaste. This is a repeat for the price and freshness.
Nov 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by Spencer96 from Ohio

Nov 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.89 by Stignacious from New York

Oct 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.96 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON)

Sep 29, 2022
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Reviewed by GlenFarclas from Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good offering at a good price. If you can get it, don't hesitate. Reminds me of Bitburger, with perhaps a slightly more floral bouquet rather than a spicy one which one finds from Bitburger. In any event, think I get this for... maybe $5.99, no brainer.
Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Zorro from California

3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Looks like a Pilsner. Straw yellow and clear with a medium sized puffy white head.

Smells of pils malt and straw. Mildly sweet smelling.

Starts out mildly sweet with a solid hop bite in the aftertaste. Low carbonation. Sharper bitterness in the aftertaste the more you drink it.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Standard German Pilsner. Easy to drink but I think I like Bitburger better.
Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.69 by MeIquiades from Illinois

Aug 05, 2022
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Reviewed by KentT from Tennessee

4.14/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
$5.99 for 4 16 ounce cans at Aldi. Nice peppery note, crackery flavor to the malt side, note a floral, Czech style note to the hops. A superb German pils for cheap. Better than Bitburger, cheaper. An everyday go to beer. Always pleasant to drink. and always well balanced, consistent, high quality German Pils at it's best. Smooth, easy to drink, and has a nice well laced, good amount of foamy head in the pilsner glass. I recommend this as everyday beer to everyone. 3.75-4 rating from me. A note, this is Saxony/Czech Republic in the hop note. Which puts it as more robust and richer than most German Pils. Excellent and in the USA, at Aldi, a darned fine bargain. A gem!
Jul 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Mexicola26 from Indiana

Jun 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Jun 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jun 09, 2022
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Reviewed by ShrimpEnjoyer

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Something you can get from Aldi that is shockingly good and shockingly cheap. I purchased these as a mere throwaway beer for cooking, but was sidelined by how delightful they are.
Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by hefe300 from Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a pint can into a Royal Gorge souvenir pint glass. Pillowy white head is pervasive leaving fairly thick lacing. Yellow and fairly clear like a pilsner. Grassy smell like a pilsner. Tastes like grassy noble hops and hay. Light cracker flavor from the malt. This is an outstanding beer to pair with a wide range of food from a spicy curry to summer BBQ to pizza. This is a beer to be savored or as a hot day thirst quencher. A legitimate pilsner. A good all occasions beer. Highly recommended. I will keep buying this as long as it's available in my area. Purchased as a 16 oz. 4 pack from Aldi.
May 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by ohbigun from West Virginia

May 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by wac9 from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by robotic_being from Florida

Apr 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.36 by Spark420

Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.67 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Paulo777 from Germany

3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Well, it’s a German pils available for $5.99 for a 4 x 500 ml cans at Aldi. That’s about the cheapest German beer I’ve found in my neck of the woods (Northern VA). It’s pretty good. On a par with Bitburger. I returned in June from 3+ years living in Germany. There are probably 1,500 different pils brewed in Germany. Not a while lot of difference. Beer is very cheap in Germany. I wouldn’t let the low price dissuade you. It’s cheaper there and there’s lots of competition. Beer prices in the U.S. are absurd, in my opinion. I’ve yet to find a U.S. brewer that makes a decent pils or helles, and none of the craft brewers offers anything for less than $9.99 for 6 little 12 oz bottles. Germany spoiled me. Luckily, I’ve found some very affordable German beers here: in addition to the Wernersgruner, check out Tuch’s, the hellesn of which is really good, and their hefeweizen is even better. Bitburger is available here cheap too. Proz!
Feb 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Feb 11, 2022
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Reviewed by TheMatts

3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Clear light gold look with about an inch and a half of white foamy head. Malty, light smell, distinct grain. Light and refreshing taste, yet bold. Not overly carbonated like I would have expected. Distinct flavors, coming from different grains, and a slight bit of bitterness from the hops. Not a lot of aftertaste and personally didn’t leave too dry of a feel. Very simple beer, yet unique. Very refreshing. This would be a great summer beer.
Feb 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Satsuma from Florida

Jan 27, 2022
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
An Aldi’s selection. Let’s see what everyone’s recommending this for.

From the bottle on a hot sunny day. I get the classic grainy Pilsner aroma, with some crisp green hops on the sip. An under the radar gem that exceeded expectations.
Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by DKHNOVA from District of Columbia

Jan 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.53 by red_5_sooner from Oklahoma

Jan 12, 2022
 
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Rated by TacticalKris

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Drinkable beer. Not bad at all. Sessionable.
Dec 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.1 by WynnO from Florida

Dec 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.33 by Brian_Pheiffer from California

Dec 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.18 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Pohr10 from Luxembourg

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bright and interesting for a German pils, smells of cracker and hay and a little rye, tasting notes of fresh cut grass and raw corn. Refreshing German pils compared to others. Wouldn’t call it a Typical, but if you like the style you’ll appreciate this as an authentic twist.
Nov 10, 2021
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Reviewed by beerjerk666 from Florida

3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Purcuased a 6 pack from the local Aldi.
11.2 oz bottle, best by 09/19/2022.

Appearance is clear straw yellow body. Started with a fully white bubbly head that quickly disappeared.
Aromas of bready malts and cracker. A slight bitter nose as well.
Taste is mild and has a hop bitter bite up front and then finishes dry.
Quite a refreshing beer that is a completely pleasant surprise.
Oct 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Coolbreez from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I was pleasantly surprised how good this beer is. First time I bought it at Aldi. Just what a German Pilsner should taste like. Crisp and just the right amount of bitterness with a smooth finish. I will definitely be back for more.
Oct 11, 2021
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Reviewed by cruisedoc

4.53/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
1st of all this is not a "classic German pils" - they are typically lighter than this, especially in Bavaria. I travel Germany frequently. This is a delicious pils more along the lines of genuine Pilsner from Pilsen, Czech Republic. Wernesgruner is well respected in Saxony & you'll often see awnings over tables baring the name, like in Dresden or Leipzig. It's even better on tap. The brewery itself is in Wernesgrun, Germany, close to the Czech border & "Saaz Hops" growing region, and is hundreds of years old. They still use the true 'pilsner' formula - only soft water, Saaz (noble) hops, and local malted barley.
Aldi has the distribution rights for the US & they offer this at a bargain since they are the importer, distributer, and retailer. This is NOT cheap beer in Germany & is priced along with other premium beers such as HB, Augusteiner, Hacker-Pschorr, and the best of them. Aldi makes it a bargain in the US. Oh, it's a 330ml not a 12 oz. bottle.
Unlike some reviews I do not find this a 'light' German pilsner. It's closer to a true (Czech) pilsner. "German pills" are typically lighter. It is smooth but quite bold, somewhat heavy, with the typical bitterness of the Saaz hop. It would easily make my top 20 list of the world's best beers. Unfortunately not one US beer would make this list. But hey, good beer is available at TotalWine & of course this beer at Aldi. Frankly, with all due respect, I don't think many of these reviewers know what their talking about or half half the experience they profess to have. No, this is not a classic or 'extremely standard' pills. It is a heavy (& tasty) Czech/Saxon style pils with a heavy yet pleasant bitterness. Try it.
Oct 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.57 by Meddwol from Michigan

Sep 27, 2021
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