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RATINGS: 993   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
A good beer takes its time. The long storage makes our yellow bright lager, “Original”, a flavourful beer enjoyed with fine pored, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle: Crystal clear yellow with fine carbonation. Mildly hoppy with a hint of citrus and a dry crisp finish. Yeasty/malty aroma does not come across in the flavor. Very drinkable but not exceptional.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2006
very light yellow with a lot of carbonation. very light flavor with an almost macro aftertaste. i would call this a bad lager in a blind taste test.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Appearance: The clarity is spectacular. It pours a pale golden color and showcase tremendous carbonation activity. The lacing is spotty and ideal. Smell: This beer has the essence of freshness. What does that mean? I’m not exactly sure how to explain the super fresh cut grain aroma and the sweet malt only added to it. There in a nice light floral hop aroma as well. Taste: Everything about this beer is simple and clean. It is not big and complex in the American style. It is classically simple and tasty making it incredibly sessionable. This must be one of the most thirst quenching lagers I’ve tasted. It is built with a solid malt backbone and sprinkled lightly with a floral hop character. It is as simple as that. The aftertaste lingers on and on with a nice clean dry feel. Mouthfeel: crisp light and very easy this beer is exceptionally crisp and clean with a lip smacking dryness and a tingly finish. Drinkability: If you are looking something complex to analyze this is the wrong choice. If you are looking for a case of a quaffable authentic German Lager to serve at your next cook out this summer there would be few better choices than Weihenstephaner Original. Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Thanks to Mike Maltbie for this... Appears a hazy, pale gold with a small white head that quickly fades out into a small bubbly collar. Tiny speckles of lace are left around the glass. Smell is of yeasty bread, light caramel, tofee, and candied corn. Taste is of the same aromas with a gentle hoppy citrus. Mouthfeel is light bodied, mildly sweet and like candy with a crisp bite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2006
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BB Mar 07). Mild maltiness and a little herbal hoppiness towards the end. On the whole a bit lacking with insufficient malt character and a slightly grassy unpleasant edge to the hops appearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SavannahBrewer (7) - Tybee Island, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2006 does not count
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle that was probably a little bit too cool. Clear light straw color with little head that fades fast. Rather malty aroma with a hint of hoppiness. Drinks very malty and easy. Quite good and drinkable lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2006
16.9 oz bottle - Pours light yellow with a moderate, rather rapidly fading head. There’s a mild malt aroma with maybe a hint of citrus. The taste matches the aroma and is also mild, plus I’m picking up some yeasty flavor. The body is moderate, not as thin as I expected from a beer this pale. That’s good. This beer is light and easy to drink. It easily surpasses most of the pale lagers of which we see far too many, but is still not that great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Clear gold, bubbly white head. Flowery aroma with some malt and hops. Taste is a lager with good maltiness. Good, nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2006
Light yellow beer. smells fruity, a bit hoppy and a bit skunky. Tastes more maltish, but also a bit lightstruck, some citrussy fruits too. Not bad, and nicely balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Bottle 39F Lager. Light aroma of hops, slight skunk, very light aroma. Very clear light yellow color, with decent white head that leaves a moderate ring and moderate lacing. Good crisp lager taste finishes clean with a slight bitterness, Nicely palanced good taste of mild german hops, with easy drinking light malts. Nice full palate feel, great carbonation, it looks and smells like a light lager but the taste is much bigger and the feel is much fuller. A nice lager good and very easy drinking. Ganz Gut.

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