Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Slightly bitter, mild, with a fragrance of hops - our pilsner is a cut above the ordinary. A beer with character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 13, 2011
Looks just like German lager ought to look . Yellow-gold with a white head that slowly subsides in the glass. Aromas of classic German pilsener malt, flowery and with hints of cut white timber. Good mouthfeel and lovely swirling bubbles. Plenty of lingering bitterness. Clean, tasty and an excellent quaffer. A little bit simple but bang on for a lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2011
Herb-würziger Geruch, erinnernd an ein Helles. Geschmacklich ebenso, zusätzlich etwas Malz in der Mitte. Bitterer Nachhall. In meinen Augen nicht so richtig ein Pils. Anscheinend keine Paradedisziplin der ältesten Brauerei der Welt.Test vom 23.3.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2011
Clear yellow colour. Smells like a pilsener with some lemon notes to it. Tastes a bit like iron/rusty, water and malts. Mouthfeel is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (12763) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle @ home, shared with DutchDrebus. Clear yellow color, small white head. Don’t smell or taste that much other than the standard pilsener smell and taste. Carbo and body average as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1788) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2011
(This beer rating was imported from FB and unfortunately lacks any further comments.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 My Bottom Line :
Peppery hops and lightly honeyed pils malts thrive in this personable Pilsener, leading to an evolving herbal hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A healthy head of foam laces atop the misty blond.
-This tastes like a hoppier version of their Original (Helles); which is a tad too bad because the hops tend to overtake the luscious pils malts which are the star of their Helles.
-The body is nearly plump in this one (for a pils). I’d prefer a tad more dryness, à la Rothaus Pils or Schönramer Pils, for example.
-The flavor profile is balanced throughout.

On tap at the Weihenstephaner restaurant in Berlin and at the one in Freising.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle at the Brooklyn Diner in Times square. Pours a pale straw color. A light hoppy aroma. Light body, very smooth with a delicate hoppy flavor and slightly metallic finish. Decent Pilsner!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Etrimm1987 (21) - Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2011
12oz Bottle. A very ordinary German Pilsener other then its high alcohol content for a Pilsener its nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (3901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
Very ordinary lager. Pours clear golden, aroma and flavor are malts. Not bad, but boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10991) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Maß @ Weihenstephaner. It is a pretty tasty pils. It has some nice sweetness to it and a crisp, dry finish.

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