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Brewed by Brauerei C.& A. Veltins
Style: Pilsener
Meschede-Grevenstein, Germany

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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Crisp, clean, classic German lager


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 20, 2008
No 333
Rated: 06.03.2008
Bottle brown, 500 ml
Appearance: Pours very bright, citrusy yellowish colour, a bit hazy but not cloudy, very soft and very strongly carbonated like a fizzy drink body. Head is initially medium and decreases to small frothy snowy white, the visual sensation are all in all fantastic, lacing is also present, but is not strong, very typical look for a Classic German Pilsener.
Aroma: Very fresh, soft and lively, mineral nose, lemon, citrusy, very mild and gentle, no chalkyness, no maltyness or grainyness.
Flavour: At first seems wattery, but than despite its very refreshing, livley, citrusy it is also slightly aromatic from hops and very bitter on palate in the aftertaste. Very drinkable and easy going. Flowery hoppyness, finish duration is average.
Palate: Body is light, texture is wattery to dry, carbonation on palate is medium to livley, finish feel is bitter and mineralwith slight chalkyness and slightly aromatic hoppy.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5851) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle. Golden yellow appearance, grassy and malty nose. Taste also grass, malty sweetness and some bitterness. It has a bit of cardboard in the finish and aftertaste. Makes it less good. Decent though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5123) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Pours pale yellow into a shaker. Bright white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Malty biscuit from front to back. Thin and watery with very little hop presence. Slightly sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2008
Pours crystal clear, yellow, sparkling fizzy. now a staple of oddbins, i had to bring home a six pack and try it. nose is distinctly barnyardy, some pine. sweet toffee malt and sugar. tastes some skunky funk to it, but also a bit of complexity not much, simple flavours like honey, and even some slight menthol. this is my favourite cheap lager at the moment.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (13209) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
330 ml bottle dted 10/10/07. Gold color with a white smear for head. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit. A bit thin in body, with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is lightly sweet pale malt with a decent amount of bitter. Finish is thin and fairly balanced. Not so crisp and bitter as a pilsner, but that’s apparently the point with a pilsener.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1818) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Appearance: Golden, nice amount of head, though shortlived. Aroma: Fruit and hops. Bit of malt. Taste: Bit boring, but some fruit and hops. Not much aftertaste. Dry. Info: 500ml bottle, 20/2-2007, 148/500, 11/300M

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (9625) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle. Light creamy malt and herbal hops aroma. Pale yellow color with minimal head. Light creamy malt flavor with minimal hops. Watery finish. Decent but on the weak side.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Pours a clear illuminating golden colour with a nice sized white head. aromas of pear, lemon, and artichokes. moderately malted taste all the way through. but overall fairly clean crisp character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guinnessman (102) - VACAVILLE, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Small head, crisp flavor. Had it on tap in Heidelberg Germany after walking the castle all day. A very refreshing pilsner with a hint of sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Subtle fruity spicy nose. Gold with a slight haze, tight smallish head. Mild spicy sweetness, overly steeped chamomile bitterness for balance. Well-carbonated, lighter body, aggressive, but crisp finish. Really elegant Pilsener.


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