Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 416   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopTsing (565) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
I love this beer/ Great golden color. Great Aroma. Great flavors. This beer is wonderful. You just can’t beat the Germans when it comes to Pilsners...unless you’re Czech!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
malvrich (250) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
Very nice pale yellow color. Wonderful fluffy, yeasty head that stays through to the end leaving a nice "Belgian lace" in the glass. Good hoppy, peppery nose with a light, sweet malt scent lingering in the background. The taste of fresh hops and hints of lightly baked bread malt come together harmoniously in the flavors. A very good beer indeed! My favorite, actually, from this brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ContemplateBeer (1996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Aroma: Semi-sweet, lightly grainy malts with a well balanced lemon grass hop presence. The aroma on this beer is spot on for what I expect a German Pils to be. Appearance: Royal gold body with lively carbonation, supporting a foamy white cap that dissipates into a smaller, frothy cap. Flavor: Lemongrass and semi-sweet malts crescendo together and finish with a lingering grassy bitterness. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: For me, just about perfect all around. If they made cans of this, it would be the perfect camping beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 500ml bottle,yellow colour good head,carb first rate.Aroma fresh grain rice and corn like good hops used.Flavour nice bitter mild fruit but crisp citric also its bitter freshness and smooth sweet malt leaves a hop plesantness and crispness a pilsener I think is tops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
bottle, probably one of the best pilsner beers that I’ve had. Excellent brew, would definitely buy a case of this stuff!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
caribou43 (587) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9369) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours a clear very pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is soapy with very mild grassiness and straw. Flavor is more grassy...nice faint spicy hops...crisp. mouthfeel is light/medium and the finish is grassy and dry with good bitterness.

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