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RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1514) - 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 (3231) - 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 (952) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Pours a clear golden yellow, medium frothy white head. Aroma is skunky at first, but then I noticed more bread and malt. Thinnish to medium body, lively carbonation, flavor of mineral water and metals, rye bread, and at times is buttery smooth, with a tangy and sticky finish. Refreshing, nothing special, but it does go down smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (4770) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Bottle: Has that salty smell again. Very similar to the Korbinian that I recently rated, but not as strong. Kind of a soup smell but I can’t put my finger on the type. Pours a transparent, slightlly pale yellow with a white head that never really gets going. Rather lacking in flavor with slightly cirtrus/sour finish. Somewhat of a buttery taste too. Very smooth mouthfeel. Really lacking in flavor. I’ve enjoyed most of the beers that I’ve samppled from them, but this doesn’t seem up to par with the rest of their beers. It's one of those beers that's not bad, not good, it just exists.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Medium golden in color with a significant whipped egg white head that is nicely retained. Aroma is very nice exhibiting qualities not often found in a lager. The aroma is grainy, but it is obvious that this has spent time in the tank "lagering" which is something many in this style are mising. Flavor is clean and subtle with light notes of grain and light bitterness. Very enjoyable to drink and nicely refreshing.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shadey (1887) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Golden colored pour with a thick white head. Smelled skunky with a little bit of hops. Falvor wasn’t as bad as the smell. It was crips, without a whole lots of strong flavors.


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