Wernesgruner | Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG

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Brewed by:
Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SaunaKing on 02-19-2003

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Ratings: 342 |  Reviews: 173
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of jpworld
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of donquixote
5/5  rDev +48.4%

Photo of Will12
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of FLima
2.53/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured little foam. Pale yellow color.
Aroma of grassy hops, though very faint, with some malt sweetness. Medium carbonation.
In its flavor predominated the malt and its sweetness, followed by grassy hops again and a bitter and mildly dry aftertaste.
Although it had over 7 months to expiration date, there was some metallic hint present, a little oxidized off flavor.

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Photo of CurtisD
3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of steveh
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I rated this beer previously with no review.* Since I remember liking it and wanting to give it another try -- and finding a crazy fresh batch (best by 05/04/2016), I'll give it time for a review.

A -- Clear, yellow-gold with a thick, fluffy white head that holds up well.

S -- Good malts, DMS, and spicy hops. Very good to-style.

T -- Heavier malts than the usual German Pils -- reminiscent of Czech Pils. Great bready and sweet maltiness with a terrific balance of herbal and bitter hops that linger through the finish and aftertaste. There's even a mild touch of diacetyl in the aftertaste, making it even more Bohemian-like.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and slick with a light-medium body.

O -- Let alone being very good in a price-to-quality standpoint, this beer (freshness caveat strongly stressed) is a great Pilsner example -- being a sort of hybrid between a German and Czech Pilsner. Since the brewery is very close to the Czech border, the influence is clearly plausible. Highly recommended if you find fresh stock.

*3.75 on 9/24/2012

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of papat444
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml. can, canned 13.07.2012, best before 13.07.2013.

Appearance: Bright gold body with a stark white head. Retention isn't bad with some rings.

Smell: Cereal a bit, graininess, touch of honey and mild fruit.

Taste: Bit of salt-like minerals, earthy as well, some mild hops and a hint of pineapple.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, lively, good bitterness though maybe a tad too mineral-like?

Overall: Some nice flavors, nothing complicated though body holds its own.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can pours a light straw colour with lots of fine carbonation and a reasonable but light foamy white head. A green aroma of grass and hops. The taste starts with a bready sweetness before rapidly transitioning into a surprising hop bitterness. This dryness is a very pleasant surprise, more like a Czech-style pilsner (without the Saaz) than a typical mild & sweet Germanic style. Would definitely recommend.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mick303
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good lacing and film, prominent carbonation, colour is light yellow gold. 3.5

Aroma is of dry hay. Fresh bitterness. Strong maltiness. Not much else, but pretty defined. 3.5

Taste I find to be a bit shallow. A lot of bitterness which is chewy and sticks in the mouth long after beer is gone. Sharpness from the carbonation. Maybe a touch of sour citrus. Finish is grassy and bitter. 3

The mouthfeel is slightly chewy and medium bodied, quite crisp with the carbonation. 4

Not a bad beer, but find it pretty one-dimensional and the bitterness as the overwhelming character I find make it less than easily drinkable and a touch annoying. 3.5

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of slitherySOB
2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this beer after mowing the lawn on a hot day. Pours a pale straw colour with a thin film of head. Smells primarily of grass and barley, with a bit of sour notes as well. Tastes sweet at first with the malts, and finishes with some grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel was thin and dry. It's drinkable after a hot day of mowing the lawn, but I won't be seeking this out again.

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Photo of monnik
3.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: A crystal clear light golden color with about an inch of head that dissipates typically for a pils with a bit of lacing along the way.

S: I pick up a slightly grapey/yeasty aroma in addition to a light 'green' hop. Pleasant.

T: Light breadiness but definitely there. Hop amount seemed to fit this beer just right; present, but not overpowering.

M: A bit thin with moderate carbonation. Would have preferred a bit more carbonation and maybe a bit drier finish.

O: Decent. How to say this nicely? Beats the heck out of US big name 'pilsners' but that is a pretty low bar so if that were my choice I'd drink this again.

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Rantingfury
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured the beer from a bottle into a glass.The head started off thick but faded with some lacing. The color was golden and very clear. The nose is mainly malt with hints of grass and a metallic note. The taste is bready from the malts and fades to a slight metallic bite. Mouthfeel is light, but with good carbonation. I like this better than the Holland 1839 lager that aldi sells. It does make an interesting comparison to American pilsners. I'ld like to try some in making beer rolls.

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Wernesgruner from Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG
3.37 out of 5 based on 342 ratings.
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