Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopTsing (426) - 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 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 (1540) - 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 (3237) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3071) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2012
500 ml bottle into pilsener glass, bottled on 4/24/2012. Pours almost crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of carbonation streaming up retaining the head. Aromas of apple, pear, bready grain, grass, floral, and herbal spiciness. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength; very pleasant. Taste of pear, apple, bready grain, pepper, floral, grass, herbal spiciness, and slight sulfur as it warms. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apple, pear, pepper, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor balance, with good complexity and fullness of flavor. Medium carbonation and body; with a very nice crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Extremely easy to drink as expected. Overall this is an all around excellent pilsner. Great flavor balance and smoothness; with a nice crisp and flavorful finish. Weihenstephaner just knows how to nail a classic German style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kurtos (100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear fizzy yellow. Aroma. aroma is that of custard banana. Taste. is similar to aroma. Overall. good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2004
On tap under the name Edel-Pils. Clean aroma of pale malt and faint noble hops, just a hint of sulfur as well. Perfectly clear yellow color - I could read the newspaper through this beer, thin white head. Wonderfully balanced flavor of pure malt and hop bitterness. Crisp, clean, and refreshing. The ultimate lawnmower beer. If you can get this on tap, do not pass it up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 A clean, bready pilsner with a champagne-like malt-carbonation-bitterness balance. A firmer hop character would make this legendary.

Bubbling, clear, straw hue underneath a thick, white meringue. Honey, baguette and muskmelon aromatics combine sweetly. Pleasantly dry with a crisp acidity and softly prickling bitterness. Medium-light body, slick texture and buzzing carbonation. 50 cl bottle, best before 13.04.2011.

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