Classic | Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus

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Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 02-17-2005

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Photo of arizcards
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 500 ml flip top from TW Arrowhead in late July for $3.99. Best before 04.02.17.

Beer poured a pale yellow with a very nice white head.

Nose was of noble hops, generally floral in nature.

Taste has a light pils malt dominated backbone finishing with a floral-vegetal bitterness.

Feel was crisp, clean, and refreshing after a day of toiling in the fluorescent lights.

Overall not a bad beer but nothing special. Too much of an endive weed hop finish for my palate.

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Photo of Spikester
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light yellow with two fingers of white ten minute head. Splotches of lace.
Smell is grainy with some noble hop aroma.
Taste is Pilsner malt with a sharp noble hop bite.
Mouthfeel is very light with just enough carbonation. Finish dry and moderately bitter.
Overall a decent beer but I could not find any bottle date so who Knows if it fresh or not.

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Photo of Beejay
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A bold dirty yellow in color, hazy, with a decent sizes pure white head.

S: A lot of grain aroma up front. Almost husky, with a little bit of caramel syrup in back.

T: Very grain forward, malted grain, bread, and light floral/herbal hop character. The hop character does really last in the finish.

M: Medium light in body with fairly active carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

O: Overall pretty tasty, but still has a bit of that mass produced lager flavor. There is a certain kind of simple brilliance I was hoping for, and I just didn't find it here.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated BB 8/26/16:
Pours with the lightest of haze in a light golden body. Head fades from a finger to a nice thin cap. Lacing is solid.

Nose is more earthy and floral than I expected. There's also a bit more cereal than I'd expect. Not sure if 4.5 months from date is older or not (assume not too much). A little warmth quells a little catboard note.

Taste is crisp with just a little bit of heft over being light. Similar cereal note, and similar earthy bitterness, but the taste is a little more herbal than floral. A late bit of grass and light prick of spice gains my interest. Nice carbonation, and a little roughness at the edges of and othrwise medium soft feel.

This beer slowly grew on me. I moved ratings up a notch throughout my glass. Started out a little cardboard-ish, but as I noticed more things, they were all things to my liking.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(flip-top 500 ml, best before 26.08.16 - poured into a wine glass)

L: sunset golden-yellow liquid, clear, but w/ a thin haze... huge stand of off-white, rocky foam - retention moderately-lasting (it keeps a messy cap), but it laces like a champ! very nice... doesn't appear to have much sediment in the bottle, if any at all - isn't that breaking an old rule?

S: old burlap grain sacks, semi-sweet grain husks in 3D... mild hint of cannabis, lemon peel, black pepper, and floral overtones... just a fantastic, inviting smell - potency fine

T: earthy grains with a lovely degree of green, grassy hops hovering in the middle... not as sharp, dry, or bitter as what I would consider a benchmark German pils... the depth in grainy, grassy malt flavor here is a bit off the charts - perhaps a testament to its freshness?

F: light-medium bodied, but with the almost subtle powdery viscosity of a Helles... vaguely sticky residues left over from the living ingredients... wonderfully dry but not too crisp, hearty and fulfilling, but not filling

O: tried this a few days ago for the first time and was quite impressed - had to get another bottle (it also doesn't hurt that I use these flip-tops to bottle homebrew)... the price point is great and I can be sure that these won't sell out where I bought them, so more for me!... just another example of how Germans can design a beer with superb flavor and construct and not resort to 'imperial' levels of alcohol or the exploitation of hops or gimmicky flavorings

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Photo of LoveStout
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gosavage
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hophugger
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Giovanni3
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Moheban
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Givemebeer
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Radical swing top bottle poured into a pint glass best buy date July 9, 2014. Purchased at total wine.

A: bright golden clear impressive head very nice lacing. This is how a pilsner should look. Textbook.

S: grassy and bready smells dominate and it's a delight

T: follows the nose nicely but there's also some nice hop presence to balance the biscuity malts.

M: flavors come together nicely for a crisp clean refreshing finish

O: wow, what a pleasure to drink. This is a benchmark for German pilsners and is reminiscent of those amazing Czech pilsners. If you find this, buy it.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Luiz0930
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of lostinfla
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Dave_Treat
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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