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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Bayrisches Bier. Brewed according to the German Purity Law of 1516.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9863) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 12, 2007
Bottle: Pale greenish-golden coloured, slightly hazy; deceptively strong sweetish-aromatic-hoppy nose; mild, but distinctive bitter-sweet flavour, soft MF; lingering, soft, sweet-malty and finish with a good injection of noble hops. A very good Pilsener..........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9680) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2009
330 ml bottle. From Germany. Hazy golden colour with thin white head. Hoppy, grassy aroma with some sweet lemon, like ice tea in a good way. Flavour is raw hoppy, bready and some bitterness. Very good German Pilsener. Want to have another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9505) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2004
Bright yellow/gold in colour. Aromas are sweet grain with zesty citrus notes. Flavours are also grain with soft malts and some citrus bite. I was reminded of lemon sherbert sweets. Quite floral hops are evident but this lacks bitterness or dryness on the finish. A refreshing pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2007
(bottle, as Marke Weltenburger Pils) Clear, pale golden colour with a moderate foamy blond head. Herbal, slightly grassy hop aroma with a soft grainy malty background. Medium-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a crispy carbonation. Grainy and herbal hoppy taste on a well-balanced level; finishes with a rather mild bitterness but also with aromatic herbal and slightly floral hops. Well-done Pils, brewed in Regensburg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9075) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2009
bottle, bought at Weltenburg. Clear pale yellow with agreen glow, large and creamy white head. Resiny hoppy nose. Light-bodied, crisp and clean, lots of resiny-grassy hop flavours ith a touch of hay on a solid malty background. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 500ml bottles, rating adjusted June 2013.
Clear gold with a quick white head.
Sharp, semi-sweet dry cracker malt.
Some saaz hop resemblance.
Not a lot of hop juiciness.
Definitely shows the pellets.
Mild laundry detergent / soap notes.
Medium-light body; low sweetness; medium bitterness.
Texture too coarse and grainy for me.
Still one of the German pilsners in rotation for me at home in Colorado, if I can find fresh bottles that haven’t seen much light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This quenching Pilsener provides elegant herbal hoppiness within discreet barley sweetness for a pleasant but unmemorable pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sticky head of foam garnishes the misty pale blond.
-The malts could definitely be crisper.
-The soft frothiness of the carbonation is engaging.
-A light noble hop bitterness is accompanied by barley sugar.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8815) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle. Bright gold, clear, robust frothy white head, good retention and early lace. Pale cereal grain aroma, grassy and bitter lemon accents. Clean pale malt backbone, nice husky grain flavour with a grassy bitter hoppy finish. Solid quality pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (8748) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle. Grainy, malty aroma with grass and cardboard. Quite pale yellow color. Malty, with grain and cardboard. Undistinguished. Would like to try it fresh on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle (235C1202). Pours with a pale yellow golden hue, great clarity. Fluffy white head that lasts and leaves good lace. Aromas are of bready, grainy, pilsner malt. Nice malty richness, low DMS notes, some what strong mineral character. Quite a bit of hop on the nose. Seems pretty fresh. Herbal, grassy, noble character. Smells pretty solid. Malt seems to be the slightly dominant aroma. Clean yeast wise. Flavors are bready, malty. Light metallic note. A very dry and strong bitterness. Lightly grassy. Some lingering pils malt hay like qualities. Crisp. Very clean. Quite fresh. Bitterness is slightly out of balance as far as drinkability is concerned. Good malt though. Lively bubbles, crisp, clean, dry. Light bodied. Good and remarkably fresh tasting.

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