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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany

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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Slightly bitter, mild, with a fragrance of hops - our pilsner is a cut above the ordinary. A beer with character.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VITUSBEERHOUSE (216) - SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2011
es la cerveceria mas antigua y la mas tradicional,por eso todo lo que producen es bueno y la pils tambien esta por el libro,olor tipico a malta y sabor bien balanceado con malta y lupulo en la cantidad justa recomendada

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottled 500ml. -Pale golden coloured, medium sized white head, dusty grainy nose. Sweetish malty, bitterish grainy and brewing cereals with hint of salt in the finish. Boring and ordinary pils.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
On tap at Weihenstephaner Restaurant in Berlin: Clear golden beer with a white head and a delicate aroma of freshly cut grass and hay and a tiny not of citrus. A little watery, slightly sweet flavor with medium bitterness and a herbal, grassy dry finish. Soft carbonation. Not bad, but I prefer the hefe-weizens of Weihenstephaner.

3
   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.

2.4
   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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5562) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (13678) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1890) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2011
(This beer rating was imported from FB and unfortunately lacks any further comments.)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9267) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3554) - 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!


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