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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
Ranking:
#43,015
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
359
pDev:
15.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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Photo of Helvectis
4.18/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500 ml Can into a Wernesgruner German beer mug.

[A]:
It appears a very nice clear yellow/golden straw colour with some thin white head on top. The effervescence is quite apparent after the pour.

[S]:
Fresh cut grass, slight floral scent, maybe some hints of citrus and malt.

[T]:
Very crisp tasting, hops come through the most for me up front, also some sweet honey taste with some malt in the background, ends on a lemon-citrus note. Extremely well balanced.

[M]:
Definitely a clean and crisp mouth feel, lot's of carbonation as well, but not too much. Very refreshing.

[O]:
This is a really great German Pils, especially for the price (8.99$ Canadian for a 4 Can Pack). It is pretty similar to Bitburger, but I would say the difference being that Wernesgruner is more hops oriented and Bitburger is more malt oriented. I think the thing that impresses me most with this beer is how well balanced it is. Definitely a great session brew, especially in the summer time as it's very refreshing but also full of flavour.

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3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - 500ml can, poured into a pilsner glass

Appearance - Pours a very pale straw colour. The filtered beer shows some serious carbonation. There is a surprisingly frothy white head that leaves behind a mild amount of lacing.

Smell - Not much of a nose on this one. Whats there is grainy and grassy, with a slightly off-putting metallic smell.

Taste - Grainy for certain, and sort of 'doughy'. There's also an un-pilsner like hop kick towards the finish.

Mouthfeel - Pretty high carbonation, not unusual for the style. Leaves a crisp, lingering finish.

Overal - 3/5. Sidenote: Yes, it's far from the best pilsner, but at least where I'm from (Ontario) it's one of the best for the price (currently $2.05 for a 500ml can - not shabby at all).

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served from a can

A: Very pale with a thin one finger head. Some, but very minimal, lacing.

S: Not much to the aroma. Some doughy malts and dank smelling hops.

T: Once again doughy bready malts with a nice balanced hop bitterness. Fairly neutral in the finish

M: Crisp and clean which is good for a pilsner. Rather thin body to it.

O: It was slightly above average for me. I wouldn't buy it again but it was okay. Nothing stunning or me. Fairly dull in my opinion.

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3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a pilsener glass.

Appearance- Clear, pale gold color with a fingers worth of head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Grain, straw, and a touch of honey.

Taste- Bready malt flavor with some hop bitterness and a hint of lemon.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied, very crisp, and well carbonated.

Overall- Not bad but it reminds me of a typical beer from the "big" brewers.

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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2.96/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance:
poured into normal pint glass.yellow. pale. starts with good head, large bubbles that kinda explode and make the head dissipate. nice carb. carb fades after about a third.

smell:
oak. a straw and hay mix. a bit sharp. maybe a hint of melon. orange peel.
something almost like fresh cut grass. a bit ripe smelling. hence lower points

taste:
not a dry pils. which is a little odd for the style. its grainey. with a bit of citrus.
not overly foamy or bitter or dry. but slight amounts of both. it has a strange finish,
i find it somewhat enjoyable. not a fave. but better than some attempts at pils.
somewhat bitter aftertaste, slight metallic.

mouthfeel:
nothing like a pilsner should be. far from dry. far from clean. finish lasts a bit too long for its flavour range. has a long lasting note of metal. (but i did just weld for 6 hours) so everything has a slight note of metal. haha.

overall:
its decent. on the low end of pilsner, nothing id really look for, but ive had alot worse beer.this is a pretty basic beer , but its slightly similar to some better quality imports, which makes it slightly endearing, and its not costy at all, a good solution for a few cheap ass tallcans. if you dont mind a few odd off hints, this beer might be for you, as for me, not exactly my fave. but its better than some.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +48.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.53/5  rDev -24.7%
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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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Wernesgruner from Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 359 ratings
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