Wernesgruner | Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG
Germany
wernesgruener.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SaunaKing on 02-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
348
Reviews:
176
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.73%
 
 
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Photo of kcr357
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is amazing in its ability to be neither great, nor bad. It's middle of the road, to the extreme. Imagine German Bud Light. Except with more mild/bitter hops, maybe saaz? Better dollar for dollar than BMC. apparently abv is 4.9, but seems lower as I just finished a sixxer and am not too buzzed.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Acforster2
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of jjpadd
2.97/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just tried this because it was available at Aldis on my grocery run and I had never tried it. Initially refreshing, nice and light. The aftertaste is a bit strange, almost soapy. I think the appearance was perfectly fine. Poured into a glass the head was light and foamy, not dense. Nothing to write home about but perfectly acceptable.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JoeyBrewster
2.38/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Purchased from Aldi's for 5.99 for a six pack of 11.2 oz brown bottles. After tax the price comes out to a total of $6.41, or $1.07 per bottle. Best-by-date on back of bottle. Imported from Germany.

Appearance is pale yellow, almost clear, with a foamy head 1 finger thick when poured into a weizen-shaped McDonald's glass. Head disappears rather quickly. The color is an extremely light gold, as if somebody spilled a few ounces of beer into a full glass of water.

Smell is practically nonexistent at first, but after some intense huffing, I could detect notes of grass and grains, not much else.

Taste is okay. Slight bread and apple notes, not much else I can detect. No skunk flavor, though, that's always a plus.

Mouthfeel is light, with little carbonation.

Overall, a tolerable and drinkable beer, mediocre in every imaginable category. However, just because it's imported from Germany, and just because it's got a cool German name, and just because it's relatively cheap, doesn't mean it's an excellent beer. This is a beer that you should always accept if offered one, but not a beer you should actively seek out, there's better beers to be found.

For the price, much better brews can be bought from any grocery store.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can from LCBo for $2.05 CDN. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pale gold color with a tremendous 3 fingers of white frothy head. Some bubbles are present. The head lingers for a bit and retains its creamy and frothy appearance until it finally dissipates.

Smell - Light grassy and grainy notes. Not a whole lot else, but exactly what you hope for with beers in the style.

Taste - Clean, crisp, slightly sweet and quite floral tasting. Just enough bite and bitterness from the hops here to make it well balanced. Not a lot else going on but again these flavor combination is pretty good.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and a bit watery but quite refreshing. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall - A good pils. But wish it was a little heavier bodied. Still one of the better ones out there.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Wernesgruner from Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG
3.37 out of 5 based on 348 ratings.
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