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RATINGS: 989   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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)".


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2007
1 pint .9 oz bottle acquired in trade (Mystery Swap v2) with shp555 (thanks!). Light gusher - all over my leg and desk. Poured a light and clear straw color with a large sized white head. Aromas of rotten vegetables, grains, and light honey. Tastes of watered down grains and honey. Body thin and watery. Was this bottle off (note the gushing and lower rating)?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle, 5.1%. Acidic/sour aroma. Clear yellow colour, unstable white head. The flavour is mild, malty and slightly acidic. Low bitterness. Not too exciting, but clean.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2007
bottle sampled with stegosaurus pours a light yellow color with a small head aroma is malty with hints of hops slightly spicy wheaty with a smooth round finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluesman42@gmailcom (43) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Nose was simple and acidic. Little head. Flavors of malt, grains, and some light sour fruit. Smooth finish. Not a bad beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2007
On tap at Papagos: Pours to a mostly clear pale straw colored body with a medium white head that sticks for about 1/4 of the time it takes me to drink the beer. The aroma shows some light bread, bread dough, light biscuit, pale grains, alongside a very subtle light fruity malt, a bit of feathery & light earthy/floral hops. I dive into my first sip with anticipation. Like the aroma, the taste is subtle and not overwhelming, but it’s in no way lacking in complexity or depth of flavors. There’s some full(though not assertive) pale malt, grains, bread dough, light earthy biscuit, bits of pale malt sweetness surface from time that keep the palate interested. There’s also some mild floral hop flavors, though not much bitterness or assertiveness coming from the hops, and there’s an almost hidden fruit quality that seems to come from qualities of both malt and hops. Light bodied, medium carbonated (by no means overly so), finishes with a lightly sweet pale malt flavors, though it’s fairly dry overall. This really is a top notch exemplar of the style and one of my favorites.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Golden, 2-finger white head. Pale malt, lemongrass and floral hops make up the aroma. Flavor on par. Nice mild sweet malt front, with earthy/grassy hop finish. Soft billowy mouthfeel. Of course ther is nothing in your face about this beer, just a very clean, well balanced brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a pale straw gold, very lightly hazed, and topped by an inch of quickly disipating white foam. No head retention, no lacing. Mild bready malt aroma. So far no big deal. But then... But then I sip it. Oh yeah, this is good stuff. Subtle and smooth, but still pretty flavorful, this beer has a little sweet toffee malt and a mild frutiness that compliment each other very nicely. Behind that, there is an herbal hoppiness. Almost medium bodied, great carbonation, satisfying but not heavy in the slightest. Clean, but not crisp - not dry at all. Tasty stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
glider (57) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Flavorless. Decent mouthfeel. A sad example of German brew. Reminded me of cold tonic/medicine. Won’t be drinking this again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Pours a clean clear looking light yellow with a small white bubbly head. Smells of straw and light honey with some weak floral notes and maybe a bit of funk. Taste is VERY light even more so than the nose which was fairly faint itself. Picking up some wheat flavors with a small bit of floral sweetness. This would be refreshing on a summer day. Still, If I were to go this light on a beer I would chose a good pils over this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
Almost clear light yellow-gold. Good-sized, very persistent and sticky white head, with lots of lacing. Aromas are surprisingly low-toned, with toast, ripe fruit, and spice. Carbonation is high but exquisitely fine, lending a more substantial mouthfeel to this otherwise light-bodied brew. Flavors are light and more restrained than the nose, leaning towards the sweet side of the spectrum. Outstanding - however, the sweetness means this is not the best option for a refreshing, quaffing lager.


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