Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle | Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
391 Ratings
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:
391
Reviews:
148
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
87
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GrantBrennan
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DudMan
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh, and on tap, it's like drinking malted grass.

And then finding out what a delicious thing that is.

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Photo of cfcairns
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I3eer
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

What a pilsner should be.

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Photo of mottarapp
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbeer40
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(360 ml bottle, best before 07.01.16 - left out for 30-40 min before uncapping, poured into my Innis & Gunn fluted goblet)

L: brilliantly-clear, ridiculously-pale (like a semi-sun-bleached mustard yellow) liquid... very loose, sudsy, white foam forms, slowly disintegrates... this beer is incredibly clear!... pretty killer, quasi-classic-old label design - I'm keeping this bottle

S: dried grass, old dried flowers... mild finely-ground black pepper, hints of dried lemon peel... faint woodsy overtone, and underlying honey-kissed biscuit... very faint mineral and alcohol notes... malts seem to take the edge in dominance against the hops, but the overall intensity in aromas is somewhat bold and lovely

T: dry-biscuity... the leafy, herbal bitterness does still come as a mild surprise - its peppery buzz still humming long past its dry, marble-smooth finish (taste of wet marble as well)... pleasant afterglow of perfumy hops, citrus oil residue... I hesitate to mention it, but the first sip or two has a particular shade in it that reminds me of Beck's - don't quite know what it's from or how else to describe it...

F: light-bodied and dry, but sports more than enough (perhaps dextrin-derived but, nooo, it's so pale!) silky, almost lightly satin-syrupy smoothness... certainly some residual hop slick, but it's very much a disappearing act on the back end

O: sadly, it tasted best in the last few sips - I needed a Maß of this, for sure... nothing decidedly unique about its flavors, but to me the thing that stands out the most is its semi-sweet, resiny aftertaste, while being brightly bitter and otherwise bone dry... don't know how much I paid for this, but I'd gladly get it again

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Photo of TGS
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A punch of floral and grassy hops. Hints of honey. Some light grainy sweetness. Lingering herbal bitterness. One of the best German Pils in recent memory. With reminders to Hill Farmstead with a forward push of floral hops balanced with a light grainy sweetness and noble hop medium bitterness.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Oxbow brewing.

Pours a crystal clear golden color with a large bubbly white head.

Aroma has lots of grainy malt and a touch of hops. Some sweet caramel and honey as well.

The flavor follows the aroma. Sweet, cereal grains followed by some bitter hops. Fair amount of mild, doughy bread on the back end.

The feel is light bodied, moderately carbonated. Very crisp and refreshing.

Overall a damn good German pils. So much flavor crammed into this beer yet it's still extremely light and refreshing as a pils should be. Very impressed.

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Photo of thiotimoline
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kais
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLC60
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AirBob
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone brewery flute. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, slightly sweet bready and lightly biscuit malt, light cereal grain, classic German pilsener aroma. Flavor follows, with grassy noble hops, bready malt with a touch of toast and grain, light apple family fruit. Finishes with lingering light sweet grain and noble hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Very authentic and nicely flavored German style pilsener. The grainy malt supports the traditional tasting noble hops. Apparently a fairly fresh bottle with great flavor. Always great to try an accurate and traditional ale from Germany. A pleasure.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter at Milk and Hops in NYC from a bottle.

A- Minimal head but a touch of lace and film over the body. Golden body with excellent clarity. 4

S- Sweet bread and honey. Light grassy and earthy hops. 4.25

T- Taste is again, bread and honey. Got some earthiness and mineral. Very clean tasting. 4

M- Clean, sweet, earthy and grassy. Easy to drink but still very full-bodied. 4

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Photo of BAsbill
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brutalist
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
4.07 out of 5 based on 391 ratings.
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