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RATINGS: 876   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: APR 22, 2008 **Highly underrated** Pours bright, pale yellow w/ a full, creamy froth. Good head retention reveals a silky canopy w/ a few spattered islands and a full ring of lace. Aromas of fresh malts and herbs. Medium nectar w/ ample soft residual effers. Texture is close to cream. Flavors are bright, crisp and clean w/ delicious vanilla cream, citrus nectar, and mild herbs. This has got to be the best tasting lager I’ve ever had. The finish has a most excellent bittering component keeping me in the ready for another sip. Overall: flavorful and well balanced with none of the typical skunky flavors present in most lagers. Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommended.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 After trying this once and being unimpressed, I have several months later revisited it. I don’t klnow what the explanation is, but this seems to me clearly to be an unequivocally all-round outstanding beer. It’s gold with a huge white head steadily shrinking to a permanent smaller head. It leaves very nice lace. The aroma is bread, honey, hints of pine, and light fruit, and overall extremely nice. The taste is wonderful, sublte, complex, balanced, with a lot of flavour and full, even body. It tastes of bread, pine, honey, hints of lemon, sweetish with light bitterness. It is exceedingly drinkable and one of those beers that fits the definition, to me, of "beer."

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BusBoy (38) - , California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
My dream Lager. Spicy Bavarian Malt Bomb. Who cares about hops when you can have lager malty sweetness. Surely a better brew than Reutberger. I keep getting a taste of caramelized malt in it. Decoction mashing+aging=Malty goodness. Yummy! I just found my new favorite.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2001
The unchallenged king of Pilsners. A true taste of pure, artisanal brewing skill from the oldest brewery in the world. Completely dominates the competetion.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
5crown99 (9) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2002 does not count
its been my favorite beer ever since i tried my first sixpack of the ’premium bavaricum’

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
This pours a clear gold, it is a crisp, clean lager that holds up to the best of them.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Good lager. Similer to Hacker Pshorre Munich, it is one of the best non weiss.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Labeled as Original Lager. I was very impressed by this. I thought it was a first-rate lager, top of its style, and am rating it accordingly, especially since lagers tend not to get the highest ratings here at RateBeer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bludwig (31) - USA - JUN 9, 2010
Aroma: Perfection.Freshly mowed hay, mixed with a mild citrus and all blended together with a smooth warming light bread malt. Appearance: The lager poured with a substantial and frothy head which lasted for a time then faded. The remaining head is still solid across the top of the beer, but I wish the original head had lasted a bit longer. The color is a pale golden straw and the bubbles do give the lager a nice champagne quality. Taste/Palate: So for a brewery that’s been around for 1000 years and has it’s own world renowned brewing program, you would figure there would be higher ratings from the masses. Well, the flavor is just awesome! Rich mouth-feel with nice slightly fruity notes throughout. Rich, but not cloying, very well balanced. The hops do not scream through the body of the beer, instead they balance and add a dry finish with very slight accent to the over all body. The beer is just damn smooth! That cereal taste lingers and refreshes anew with each sip. There is some acidity in the beer which refreshes, but the lager finishes will a rich malt driven body. Overall: Well, I guess not even the 1000 year genius in brewing can stop a double IPA or imperial stout drinker from hating a well crafted lager. This beer is wonderful, and if you come across a bottle, buy it and experience the joy a well crafted lager can bring to your meal or political conversation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Great light beer, very nice smell. One of Jonathan’s new favorites. Tastes like honey and wheat with a hint of vanilla. Not as strong as a coors light but has a very different "light" flavor profile that’s very easy to drink. It’s a tad "wet" but okay for Julie overall.Not that high a rating but...meh.


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