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RATINGS: 976   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A good beer takes its time. The long storage makes our yellow bright lager, “Original”, a flavourful beer enjoyed with fine poured, white foam. With a mild hoppy note and its pleasant fresh spicy taste, it goes very well with salads, poultry, stews or with a hearty snack. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

Formerly known as "Weihenstephaner Original Bayrisch Mild (Premium)".


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1420) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. A- Corn, grains, malty. A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Corn, grains, straw, slightly sweet, crisp. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- I think this one explains itself. While it’s not something I’d seek out, it was good for what it was and I can appreciate it for that. Not my thing but far from being bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (5078) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
12 oz bottle at a friend’s house. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of wheat and malt. Tastes of wheat, malt, light skunk and citrus. Light body with a dry finish.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kramer (5689) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear pale straw gold body under a small fizzy white head that faded fairly quickly. The nose is slightly husky and grainy without a hop presence. The flavor is pretty bland and boring, grainy and slightly resembling cardboard in a way. Light bodied and very fizzy with a bland flabby malt finish. About what was expected.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Calisky (2333) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 19, 2015
Couleur dorée, mousse qui disparait. Nez malté, et note légume. Gout malt d’orge, houblonné et note de paille. Moyenne

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (5233) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle 50cl shared by Calisky, A clear yellow beer, nose is on vegetable and ripped apple. Aroma is on sweet grain, wet paper, light grassy hops.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Augdraught1981 (258) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Clear, light golden pour with thin, stable white head. Delicious & classic malty German aroma and matching taste. Light sweetness and silky smooth body. Similar to a Heineken with a little more subdued & refined character. Just an overall well done & easy drinking lager with a little more character than usual. My final 3.2 doesn’t do it much justice or tell the whole story, 5 out of 5 for the style. It’s official for me, Germany makes the best lagers. Very nice!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (778) - - NOV 6, 2015
My bottle says Original Premium, but I get redirected to the Helles. Oh well. It’s a standard lager with corn sweetness but a sharper bite of hops on the finish. Doesn’t have the horrible skunkiness of a green bottle and is a bit better. Just OK though, which is unusual for my favorite brewer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (771) - - OCT 28, 2015
Pours brilliant, golden color, with creamy, one finger high white head. Visually medium carbonation. Aroma is malty, with honey like character, and some spiciy, floral notes of hops. Flavor is simular like aroma, with prevailing malty note, with bread, honey like character, and with with some floral, spiciy like notes of hops. Body is medium, carbonation also, texture is soft. Drinkable munchener helles.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (910) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Very good beer as for this malty style. Perfect appearance with rich white and lasting white head, good lacing. Malty aroma, but happily without honey notes, rereshing and drinkable, there is even some hops on finish. Weihenstephaner never disapointed me so far.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalNHopHead (1144) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 Last night was my easy-drinking lager night for Weihenstephaner, I guess. Sometimes, mild and simple beers are the best medicine to end a long day. Weihenstephaner’s Helles fits perfectly into that category. Smells is straightforward - grains and grassy hops. Flavor has bread-like sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp, lively, clean, and smooth. Again, this is simplicity that works. And once in a while, it’s nice to drink a classic example of the style that doesn’t feature and "Hell" jokes.


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