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RATINGS: 839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A good beer takes time. The long lager time makes our pale beer a matter of mild, flavourful beer enjoyment. Brewed in accordance with a centuries-old beer tradition on Weihenstephan Hill.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 Looks like a basic lager with a straw body with moderate carbonation and a sudsy white head. Buttery aroma with a touch of citrus and pineapple. Flavor, too, is buttery, fairly sweet, and has just enough Noble hop bite to lend some clean balance and make this easy to drink. Far from great but better than the vast majority of widely available German lagers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Draught. Helles--no way. This is a classic German pilsener if anything. Pale golden, medium white head which lasts a while. Aroma is stale, but slightly malty. Flavor is very bitter, with little other taste. Classic pilsener from Deutschland.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1789) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Pale with a heop-like aroma. Nice and crisp; a good summer lager. Perhaps a bit of citrus with an earthy feel to it. Not bad, but not too watery. A good thirst quencher.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Clear yellow, decent malty nose with some obvious hallertau hops. Clean and refreshing, but otherwise quite boring. Decent malt background with a bit of grassyness at the finish. BBQ beer!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 2, 2004
In Oklahoma, labeled as Original Lager. Surprised me to see this as a Dortmunder, as it just seemed to lack the smoothness. Nothing special, just seemed like an average lager to me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Great beer to have in the fridge. Clean lager with a malty background. Not much depth but easy to drink for any occasion.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3148) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2004
A pretty good lager beer here. Very refreshing flavor but lacks in the looks department.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2004
A very pleasing helles beer. Has good all-round maltiness with a nice, mellow hop presence which contributes some floral and woody qualities to the beer. The style is simple, but the beer is very good and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rajendra82 (934) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2004
This is an accidental review, as I thought I was picking up the great Hefeweizen. After numerous attempts to stir in some yeast in my glass, I took a look at the label. Doh, this is not the Hefeweizen, this is the other beer with the identical blue label. Why they made them look so alike is beyond me, as the taste is quite a bit different. This one pours out of the 500 ml, traditional Weihenstephaner bottle with a golden, crystal clear body, and a smallish head that is fleeting. There is no lace to speak of, so I will not talk about any. The aroma is very strange. The closest thing I can think of is an old wooden log that has started to rot. As weird as that sounds, the aroma is not unpleasant, it is what I imagine fermented malt smells like, if not tempered by a lot of hops. In the taste department, the malt is once again Kaiser. This beer has a sweet-sour, grain laden, strongly bready taste, that is similar to a Rye beer. I guess, this is why they call beer liquid bread. This is a bit harsh on the palette, and lacks the smoothness that one comes to expect from a matured lager. This is what beer must have tasted like in the old days of black plague. I would take this over macro swill any day, but this is not sophisticated at all. I will make sure I am picking up the right beer next time,

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Pours with a small creamy head, decent lacing; Nice, mild, smooth and somewhat malty flavor, hints of cookie dough and citrus; slightly dry finish; thin body; highly drinkable and somewhat tasty, though not very exciting.


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