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RATINGS: 986   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Pours a golden yellow with thick white head, decent lacing. Aroma of grass. cereal, citrus, and mild herbal hops. Flavor matches well and is really clean and a bit dry.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1033) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 30, 2016
the aroma is malty and herbal with shades of buckwheat and straw... the taste clear and refreshening, malty and tart, with notes of herbs and spices, and with smooth hoppy bitterness... dry and bitter aftertaste...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (467) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Beautiful pour creates a fluffy, medium duration head over a golden beer. Bread yeast on the aroma along with a whiff of mowed grass. The light, tangy taste is mostly sweet. This brewery is just so consistent, and it travels 4,500 miles to get to me. The label on the bottle I drank identifies the beer as Original Premium, but who am I to quibble for a lager this delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3474) - 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 (1906) - 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 (709) - 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 (258) - 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 (856) - 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 (1987) - 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 (5878) - 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.


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