Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2005
Bottle. Sparkling clear pale gold, not much head and what there was didn’t stick around (although I am suspicious of my glass). Sweet malty, cookie dough aroma with very subtle flowers from the hops. Taste starts with the sweet malt, then finishes lightly dry and bitter. Not being a big hop head I find it much better balanced in this respect than the few other Pilsner styles tried so far. Light slightly watery mouthfeel. Very crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Yup its a lager. err, Yup its a pils I guess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2005
Solid German pils but not one of the brewer’s more memorable brews. Pale lemon colour, moderate diminishing head. Aroma is appetisingly fresh and hay-like, with buttery notes. Clean-tasting and quenching. Resiny hops in the middle but the finish verged on metallic. Sold session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - MAY 13, 2005
(bottle) Clear strawy colour with a small frothy white head. Very malty & bready aroma, only with some shy hints of grassy hops. Soft bitter flavour, medium bodied. Initially malty taste, becoming more and more hoppy towards the smooth and crispy, but decent end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10945) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2005
Hay and malt in the aroma. Malty, flowery flavor with a good deal of hops. Firm bitter aftertaste. Fairly well made, typical Bavarian pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 (Bottle 50 cl) Pale golden, limited head. Very soft and malty, quite sweet and low on hops. A very pleasant Pilsener. 010205

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2554) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2005
Tasted from the bottle, into a Weihenstephaner Weiss glass. Poured a pale yellow gold, with a rocky, half inch white head. Aroma was initially spicy and floral, but something in it was a little skunky. Not off putting, but just not clean. A pleasant mouth feel, mildly carbonated, not overly spicy, but lemon-citrus toned and followed up with a bitter medium length swallow. Well balanced between honey malt sweetness and floral hop flavours (Hallertauer, I think!). A good example of a German Pilsner, and another great beer from this brewery!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choos (661) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2004
Aroma: some malt and general pilsenery lagery. Appearance: pefectly clear, pale yellow with a smallish head that left suddsy lacing. Flavour: lightly malty, some hop and noticeable bitterness. Palate: good carbonation for a pilsener and not too thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Way more grainy tasting than most pilseners. Overall it is sweet with no distinguishable hop bitterness. Some may like this, but it certainly isn’t for me. Surprisingly interesting flavor for the style. Thinner palate. Just plain funky and weird in a not so great way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2004
Clean, clear golden colour. Looks fresh. Slightly sweet, almost caramalised nose - good lift. More sweet, malty notes in the mouth. Shows good balance, and does firm up a little at the fnish but could be a littler more hoppy for mine. Not bad though, and going nicely for the first hot night of the season.

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