Brewed by Wernesgrüner Brauerei (Bitburger)
Style: Pilsener
Steinberg-Wernesgrün, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Wernesgruener comes from one of the oldest breweries in the world and also to the group of breweries with the longest experience of brewing Pilsner. Wernesgruener is the Pils legend. Wernesgruener is anywhere: in Germany, in Europe and even in America, Asia and Africa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northernguy29 (18) - Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Darn good pils and supprisingly not hard on the pocket! To bad Aldi is 30 miles away, because I would get this beer weekly. Nice pils taste, good coloring, good hop end. Not as dry as other pils I’ve had, but this one is a winner in my book for the price point and taste. wow!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2006
UPDATED: APR 5, 2007 Pretty good pils. This is refreshing and easy, yet tastes very good. Isn’t excessively bitter nor hoppy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roccotool (26) - USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle. Aroma-average like any other pils. Appearance-good. Flavor is excellent and definitely a classic pils taste; hops dark and spring at you on the finish. Bubbly on the palate and better than most commercial brews. I had to score this highly because it beats most mass-produced lagers, and also because it’s an inexpensive import. When a small, old and very experienced brewery from Germany comes in and kicks butt, you have to admire it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4755) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2006
500 ml can, dated 24.05.06 (don’t know if that’s BBD or brewing/packaging), from Metro Joanette in Verdun, QC (December 2006) enjoyed 5 minutes out of the fridge from a Christoffel glass. Billowy, voluminous white head leaves thick tufts of lacing atop a very pale, slightly hazy yellow-gold body.....very light floral/perfumy quality initially in the nose, dissipating and replaced by more usual though reasonably fresh grassy-hoppy tones, all quite pleasant but underpowered......the body is more agressively flavored than the nose would indicate, lots of nice fresh grassy/earthy bitterness and a sweet subtle honeyish maltiness that fades smoothly into a quite dry, lightly mineralic finiish....moderate to strong carbonation, lasting tart-bitter aftertaste. Really nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2532) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
500 mL can. Pale yellow-gold. One-finger head quickly dissipates to a sticky film. Grain in the aroma, but there is also something else - perhaps the hops that others speak of. Feel is definitely dry - like soda water. There is a sort of floral taste on the sides and top of the mouth - something again I can’t quite describe. Interesting, but not in a really memorable way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
garrison (811) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 From a twelve ounce bottle purchased at "Aldi’s" discount market - This one pours a golden, bubbly brew with a grainy aroma and tall white head of foam. Its taste is that of a clean, dry pilsner... nothing great, but definitely nothing bad about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2006
Very classic german pilsner. Very pale yellow. Smells a bit grassy and hoppy. Light hoppy taste. Nice dry, papery and bitter finish. Not good enough to make it shine, really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HermanW (1066) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2006
Not the beer I like. It has a bit strange bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (6719) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2006
A nice looking beer it is honey colored with a nice inviting soapy head. Aroma is mostly hops but some fruit and grass are easily detected. Flavor is crisp hops and it is nice and clean. The hops have a pleasant bite to taste. Saarz hops must be included. As the glass warmed the hops presence diminished. Very much a classic pilsner.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2006
Clear yellow-blond body with a small white head. Faint cereal aroma. Some straw in the body and none of that crisp hops other reviewers seem to enjoy in this beer. What I got was some slightly unpleasant wet grass. I will need to retry it when I find the right occasion and something appropriate to accompany it, but right now all I can think of is a dry unsalted cracker while watching a late-night infomercial.

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