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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/23/2012. 11.2 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. A: Pours a medium straw color with great clarity. The head is a two finger white color with nice retention. The head retains more strongly away from the glass, creating a ’floater’...usually a sign of a hoppy beer. Intrigued! S: Very well hopped, which I always like. Tons of grassy, zesty noble hops overpower - in a good way - the pale malts. T: Light malt sweetness gives way to pure grassy hop goodness. Simple, but it works here. The only real complaint I have is that the finish isn’t quite as balanced as I like. As such, it’s a bit less drinkable than it could be. Having said that, it grows on me. M: The carbonation grants this a coarse, tingly sensation on the palate. It’s not entirely bone dry on the finish, either. If anything, it’s more a pils to savor, rather than one to chug. O: I feel that pilsners - when they’re done well - provide a great example of simple refreshment in lieu of water. This is one I feel that stacks up nicely. It strikes a middle ground between the intensity of Prima Pils and the delicacy of Pilsner Urquell.


4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
caribou43 (31) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 29, 2015
C’est une de mes pils favorites. Elle a une robe claire, une mousse légère. Elle a comme toute bonne pils, un équilibre entre le malt et le houblon. Le mieux est de la boire sur une terasse. Ce n’est que du bonheur.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
malvrich (63) - durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Pint bottle with date code of 7164 which means (unless I am mistaken, PLEASE let me be mistaken) this beer was bottled sometime in April 2014. That’s right. Triangle Wine of Morrisville, N.C. sold me a beer that’s almost nine months old at full price. Well this happens with imports but hopefully not generally to this extent. Anyway... Into a Sam Smith Nonic! A: Light brassy gold color with turbulent carbonation producing a prodigious rocky head of tight white. Excellent retention and lacing S: Grassy hops on the front of the nose, with a wisp of white bread following. Great smell. T: Much like the nose, the taste hits the tongue with grassy straw hop notes. Finishes with a balance of bready notes of more sourdough than white. Pretty dry. Delicious. M: These people are the masters of body, carbonation and mouthfeel. Light silky body with relentless but gentle carbonation. The mouthfeel of this is directly on par with champagne. Excellent. O: The embodiment of elegance in a beer. Simple, expertly executed and a hallmark of the style. NOTE: If anyone notices that I have misread the date code please let me know and I will immediately retract my comment. This beer is still excellent regardless of when it was bottled.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RafeAU (253) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2015
blind tasting at the hamlet. Sweet malt, not much hop aroma. okay but pretty unexciting.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukedarock (233) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
This is a good pilsner lots of flavor character and the ultra smooth delivery is truly enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidWoodruff (430) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
light yellow/gold with frothy white head. Honey-like aroma with light herbal notes. Malty with a hint of beeswax. Light bodied, crisp with a decent hop bitterness. Well balanced and refreshing. Outstanding Pilsner.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magpieken (100) - - FEB 15, 2015
500ml bottle. 07.10.15. Pours a straw colour with a frothy white head and some delicate lace. Aroma of straw, grain, bread and sulphur. Mild sweetness and gentle bitterness. Light bodied, smooth, sticky mouthfeel and a semi dry finish. A pretty decent pilsner from a brewer better known for it’s wheat beers. 7.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (6810) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2015
From tap. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, grass, caramel and bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Grassy aromas, light bread. Taste is more grassy hops, sugar initially, but a very dry lemony finish. Crisp and refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Very mild and easy to drink. Would be good just about anytime. Lemony, bitter hop profile. Good thirst quencher without being too filling.


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