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RATINGS: 981   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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)".


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Augdraught1981 (261) - 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 (784) - - 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 (791) - - 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 (937) - 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 (1209) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1035) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Aroma is sweet, banana, clove. Appearance is straw yellow, white head. Taste is sweet, banana, clove, corn, not great. Mouthfeel is crisp, flavor hangs. Overall, I’m not real crazy about it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 12, 2015
tap. yellow, aroma is grains, grass. Palate has bread, light, a bit creamy. Very traditional helles.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (847) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2015
On tap at the braustuberl. Light gold color, clear, big stable white head, good lacing. Aroma is straight forward helles, quite malty but unexpectedly bitter, there’s a good amount of bittering hops. Taste is balanced, slightly salty, bitter finish. Medium body, avg carbonation. Solid helles with a pilsener attitude.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8822) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours clear straw gold, thin white head. Aromas of corn, faint malt, white sugar. Taste is light sweet, lager butte. Crisp finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (1171) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass. Crystal clear yellow colored beer with a large white head. The aroma is big on grass and a slight floral scent. The crisp flavor of grains and some lemon zest with a dry finish is a well balanced touch. The palate overall is composed of a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is an outstanding beer.


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