Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle | Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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396 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:
396
Reviews:
149
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.75%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
89
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BlackVeg
3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatmanphil
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great pilsener, but has a slightly less of a crisp after-taste than I prefer. Nonetheless, it is a great go to beer when in southwest Germany.

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Photo of keithmurray
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - clear golden straw color with white head

Smell - cracker, grain, grass, herb

Taste - biscuit, cracker, herb, grass, grain

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, slight grain/biscuit sweetness upfront, herbal/grassy finish. This is crisp and refreshing

Overall - very nice Pilsener here. I jumped at the chance to try this when I saw it on the shelf and it didn't disappoint. Recommended.

Price point - $1.69/11.2 oz bottle

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Photo of SCproUA
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of benbazi
4.98/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of windowside
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sjones5045
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
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 -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I3eer
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbeer40
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
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 +9.3%
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 +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kais
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLC60
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AirBob
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
4.08 out of 5 based on 396 ratings.
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