Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle | Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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Rothaus Pils Tannen ZäpfleRothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
Germany
rothaus.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by inebrius on 04-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
396
Reviews:
149
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.75%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
89
For Trade:
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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle with a best by date of Aug 22, 2017. Sampled on June 17, 2017.

It pours a bubbly yellow color leading up to a modest but short-lasting white head.

The aroma is full of those sweet and doughy Euro-malts as well as a hint of grass or maybe some lemonzest.

Light to medium body.

The taste has a clean and zesty sweet malt character with a mild to moderate dry bitterness that arrives at the finish. I like Pilseners and this one is done well.

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Photo of gyro555in
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deg
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of flyingpig
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml Bottle from shop in Alexanderplatx, Berlin (€1.40):
This one was quite an average pilsner overall, definitely nothing special but quite an easy going & sessionable one that went down quite quickly despite not being a stand out in the style either. It was quite a fresh offering with a lively feel & a basic sweetness that kept things ticking along. It's probably not a memorable offering & I much preferred their Hefeweizen but it was an okay lager & it's always nice to check off another beer.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdhilt
2.98/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a three-finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Crystal clear pale greenish straw color. Light-medium carbonation and light bodied. Bready malt nose and flavor is dry, grainy, some sweetness, smooth. Best before Nov 2016 $3.25 for a 360ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours s somewhat clear bright yellow with high carbonation.
Wheat grains, bready malts, apples, light fruity malts. Light body and low to moderate carbonation.
Overall a very nice pils. One of the better ones I've had in a while.

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Photo of Yoann
3.07/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass (duh)
A - Pale yellow with a thin white foam
S - Resin and citrus hops
T - Pretty light
M - Low on Carbonation
O - A pils

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Photo of Antyk
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh out of Ramsau's Frisso Getrankmarkt.

Very light in colour. God damn this is a good drink. It has a lovely grassy, denk hoppy quality, something I'd only experienced in British cask ale until now. Very light and crisp. This is one of the best Pilsners I've ever had.

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Photo of Pickngrin
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hanglow
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright pale gold, nice head, lasts the length of the drink as it should.

Spicy noble grassy hops with some floral character, hay and a bit of sulphur add up to an inviting if restrained aroma

Again noble hop character in flavour, more bready malts, slight tart quality, restrained bitterness with a dry crisp finish.

Just a very good pils. More like this please :)

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 2/19/17

A: Pale gold to gold with some yellow - absolutely crystal clear - pours with a dense, medium to large head, retains a solid cap and leaves a truly impressive wall of lacing

S: Mild and light, but with an abundance of nuance - floral notes, just a touch of grass - light bread, hints of baked sourdough, touch of grain, pale malts - just a touch of yeast, hint of a lightstuck aroma which may be intentional - extraordinarily clean overall

T: Delicate and pretty much flawless - light malts, with some bread, hints of bread dough, crackers, light grains - some light bready sweetness and just a touch of honey - nicely restrained on the hops, low amount of flowery and lightly grassy notes that help balance the sweetness - low bitterness - finishes clean

M: Light body, medium carbonation, very crisp

O: Google translates the Tannen Zäpfle to "fir cones"

This is a nearly flawless example of what a pilsner should be. Or, at least, I can only guess as I do not have a time machine or a plane ticket to Germany. Tannen Zäpfle is necessary for your beer education and then subsequent drinking. This was "crushable" before that phrase was a thing.

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Photo of moose1980
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, with a big head and solid retention. Grassy, happy aroma, but lacks some of the cracker/toasty maltiness that gives some of the other German Pils more complexity. Taste is similar, again lacking the robustness a nice malt backbone provides for the style. As it warms, some sweet malt flavors do emerge though. Overall, a solid choice, but there are better options.

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Photo of grahuba
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jheimbigner
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of opieo
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A mild easy drinking brew for the masses. Nothing offensive. Slight hop. Nice balanced grain. Almost a light in taste but not the alcohol at 5%. You'll like this if you like Czech hops.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
1.97/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of C_Pel
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sstraus1983
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nobledust
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the better German pils I've had. Interesting bready, almost seaweed nose, straw taste but cleaner and crisper than most others. I'm not an expert on German beers, but this feels right. Clean finish. Grabbed a bottle on a whim at St. Gambrinus in Brookyn (along with some Trappist favorites) and glad I did. Worth seeking out.

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Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
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