Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Slightly bitter, mild, with a fragrance of hops - our pilsner is a cut above the ordinary. A beer with character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2771) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Appealing aroma of malt and floral hops. Clear straw amber color with a generous 1" rocky white head, strips of lace. Taste is clear light malt that adds floral hops and carbonation on the swallow, all parts moving neatly through a short finish. A thirst quenching pilsner, better than most.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (657) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at Weihenstephaner pub in Tbilisi (40 cl / 5.50 GEL). Near clear pale golden; head bright white, beautiful, soft, fluffy. Excellent retention, fantastic lacing! Bubbling still after a while. This is a 5/5! Nose... at first it feels like sniffing a handful of noble hop pellets... it just seems so raw and grassy, I almost get the feeling this beer is meant for cows to eat. The citrusy-rhubarby raw sourness-bitterness is overwhelming - I am not a fan but I’m terribly intrigued. Taste is kinda similar with the raw, grassy hoppiness very much present, but it also has a palate-scraping grainy sidenote. Palate on the dry side, slightly sticky on the roof of the mouth, grainy, thick but not heavy, carbonation active. A strange, raw Pilsener, I’ve never had anything like this before. Could not help but feel intrigued, and I did enjoy contemplating on it - that calls for extra points, doesn’t it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. It’s a crystal clear golden beer with a finger-thick, dense, off-white head leaving cute lacings. The aroma has a little touch of pale malts, with a nice fruityness, some grass and pine cones and a faint citrusy touch. It’s medium to full-bodied, with a pleasant carbonation level, semi-dry on the palate. Grains, fruityness, some sweetness and a nice, balancing bitterness in the flavor, with some grassy, piney and faintly peppery hints in the finish. This is what a pilsner should taste, far from the bland industrial lagers claiming to be a pilsner. Moreish. 141207

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grass and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty, grassy and floral finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Daanminator (281) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Zoals zoveel pils uit Duitsland is ook deze weer van een beste kwaliteit.Drinkt heerlijk weg. Mooie witte kraag en mooi gouden kleur in het glas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fashawn (409) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 30, 2014
Buona birra, in linea con lo stile che però mi è stata servita ad una temperatura non adatta. Aroma di fieno e lievemente citrico, in blocco miele d’acacia, pane croccante e finale erbaceo secco, quanto amaro immediato. Le pilsner rimangono ottime birre, ma aspettavo meglio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1055) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Pale golden color , with big white head. Classic grassy aroma , classic pilsner taste. Good classic beers are forever in trend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3037) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 (Bue sur place en fût): Des zestes citronnés et un déploiement herbacé habite cette pilsener surprenante. Sa corpulence accentue le côté mielleux, son fini assez sec et la buvabilité.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1064) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a weizen glass. Re-reviewed at the Wiehenstephan monastery @ Freining, Munich area, 28th of September, 2012. A: Pours a pale yellow color with a big white bubbled white head. Medium retention and many many lacings left in the glass. S: Extremely simple smell. Sweet grains, honey and flowery hops. White bread Lager yeasts style. T: Follows the nose. Again, extremely simple. Dominated by sweet malts. Honey. Very crispy and bready. Light pleasant citrus and flowery hops bitterness. M: Smooth light body. Medium to low carbonation. Very drinkable. Nice bitter end. O: Good drinkability. Very decent German Pilsener. Weihenstephaner quality. Recommended. [ BA Review @ 7/24/2011 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Moravius (807) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2014
Flasche von Ambrosetti, Berlin. - Goldgelb, klar; reichlich feinporiger weißer Schaum, der schöne Ringe hinterläßt. - Nase nur mild hopfenwürzig mit zarter Malzsüße. - Antrunk mild hellmalzig und zart süßsauer. Ein wenig schwächelnde, fruchtig-süßliche Hopfennote. Durchschnittlich rezent, schlank. Im Abgang dann überraschend trocken mit grasig-gemüseartigen Hopfennoten; etwas metallisch. Schwach hopfenbitterer Nachtrunk. - Nicht übel, auch schön süffig, aber für ein Pilsener eine Spur zu schüchtern gehopft. Als Helles wäre es große Klasse.

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