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RATINGS: 984   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)".


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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours a light golden color with an inch of fizzy head. Coriander, spice, banana and clove smells. Fizzy and uneventful flavor with a mild finish.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3467) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Rated to style and properly poured into correct/traditional glassware, obviously the pilsener glass. The appearance was the normal yellow cloudy/haziness with a nice semi-transparent color to it allowing some carbonation to be seen rising at a nice pace. A one finger white foamy head dissipated fairly quickly leaving sticky slim white rings. The smell started off with the crisp sweet corn maltiness. Delicate biscuit to breadiness. Dropping into a light crisp sweet grassiness as it opens up. The taste was mildly malty sweet weaving the bready/biscuit goodness into the sweet corn. Grassy hops blend sweetly. Delicate sweet bready to corn-like aftertaste. Quick semi-malty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a spectacular sessionability about it. Carbonation finishes soft but acceptable since it is a Helles lager. Overall, as a Helles lager, what’s really wrong with this, I barely see anything. I think the assclowns before me have no clue what they’re looking at. Let’s not re-invent the wheel, people. When rating Helles Lagers, "apples to apples and oranges to oranges," right? We’re not rating a double/imperial stout here. Now pass the bratwurst, please!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBaboon (1903) - FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Pours clear with white head. Aroma is cereal and malty. Flavour is grains, metal and even notes of glue. This is a somewhat disappointing beer by a great brewery.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (704) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 9, 2016
Silky liquid corn flakes cereal. One of the best Helles beers out there. Aroma is light and appearance is right for the style pale pale yella with some head that never quits. Extremely malty with little to no bitterness. Finish is nice balanced malts and a wee bit sweet. Really great example of the style. Simple and satisfying.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nurmis (247) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours golden with medium sized white head. Aroma of bready maltiness that differs from most lagers. The aroma is more intense than average lager. Hint of hops there as well. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (842) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2016
500ml bottle into weizen glass. Grainy, peppery aroma. Pale hazy yellow beer with towering white head and constant fine carbonation. Sweet grainy flavour, easy drinking. Finish is sweet and slightly spicy. Pretty standard German quaffer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Cereal aromas, slight corn, slight grass. Hazy light gold with a mostly fading white head. Somewhat sweet, grainy, lightly hoppy. Light bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (5858) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Keg at BD Camden, London. it pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet and grainy with light starch, grass, melon and light leaves. Taste is also medium sweet and grainy, starchy, with light grass and straw. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, easy drinking

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (343) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2016
Wow this stuff is delicious. Golden pour with thin but clingy white top. Aroma is bready with faintest hop just detectable. Flavor is remarkable bready malt that’s so smooth and a little sweet mid-sip. Finishes clean. Simple and fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cicvortep (5) - SLOVENIA - APR 29, 2016 does not count
One of the best lager beers but still lacking behind ale beers. White head is nice, it just needs a bit more bitternes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
odannyob (125) - Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2016
From chilled bottle spilled gently in to lager glass. A quick aroma of thin breads w/sharp edged crust. A color of high yellow and spread goldings. I like it. The six pack I purchased had labeled bottles stating "Original Premium Premium Bavaricum" and the handle "Original Premium". What the Helles. Good stuff, this.


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