Brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu (InBev)
Style: Pilsener
Munich, Germany


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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottom fermented pilsner style beer. Very elegant, pale in color, dry and hoppy. Its crisp clean taste is due to the extra fine Bavarian hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
era una de mis pils preferidas cuando vivia en Italia,un olor a malta y lupuloy al paladar bien agradable con lupulo bien balanceado. Un buen sabor una buena pils

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2224) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2011
33cl bottle. Golden colour with white head, persistent and frothy. Aroma is fresh malty with sweet notes. The flavour has notes of hops and malts, with a final moderate bittery, resultanting a good balanced beer. Carbonation is medium, body is medium-high and texture is oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1394) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2012 (Bottled) Excellent Pils; bready malts, grassy hops, unassuming sweetness meshing with dryness. good’un.
re8 I like this and must give props with a point more for its easy to sink effervescence ...its refreshing reminder as to why I like Pilseners.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1423) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Tap with lunch today at the Dutch. Grassy nose. Heavier on sweet malt. Moderat body. More German than Bohemian as to the lesser hop ratio. Great with the crab cake salad special. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7399) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2011
500ml bottle. Mindestens haltbar bis Ende: 02/2012. It pours an extremely light pale gold with a foamy bright white head. It leaves some very nice lacing behind as it recedes. The smell has thick noble hop scents. Grass, orange peel, and herbs. There is a slight fruity/grainy sweetness as well. The flavor follows. It has a thick wall of noble hops, very orangey, then a surprising bit of sweet malt. It isn’t as dry and zippy as I was expecting, but it is alright. There is a faint bitterness in the finish. This one falls a bit short, great smell, mediocre in other departments.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2011
On tap. Pale golden pour with some white head. Aromas of grains and fresh cut grass - flavors of bread/cracker with a decent hop bite. Quite smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Location: Draft at Zeppelin Hall, 4/1/11

Aroma: The aroma is floral and grassy mostly, some spice, it is rather crisp and clean
Appearance: The pour is pretty clear, golden colored, with a white head
Flavor: It has that classic pilsner flavor, crisp and clean hops and malts
Palate: It is fairly light and (I’ll say it again) crisp and clean, the drinkability is extremely high
Overall Impression: I’m actually a little surprised that I have never rated this one before, as it is probably my favorite of the pilsners from the big German breweries. It’s a great example of a crisp, clean, highly drinkable pilsner. I know I may have been a bit redundant in this review, but it wasn’t intentional, it just kind of happened.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RexTalionis (2437) - FINLAND - APR 24, 2011
At Viktualienmarkt in München. Poured clear golden in colour with white creamy head. Malty and slighlty buttery aroma. Malty and light hoppy in taste. A bit bitter in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Willem (7) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2011 does not count
Unmistakable taste of noble hops. Crisp, clean finish. Excellent Pilsener overall. however, I have found that different batches dont always taste exactly the same. Maybe they need to be quite fresh- I suspect the less-satisfactory ones Ive tasted could have been older batches. However, my overall experience (for over 20 years) has been really good. And its the one beer where the second beer tastes even better than the first!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
scarletfire65 (955) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a fluted pilsner. Slow pour by the bartender left no head. Nose was weak, some hints of straw and corn. Flavor profile was the same. Definitely not the freshest bottle. Had some flaws on the finish - tasted slightly "cooked" like it sat in a warm warehouse or delivery truck. Probably would have rated higher if it had been fresher, in general I’m not a fan of the style.

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