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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany

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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden-yellow and bright, with 32 bitter units and quite hoppy compared to most of the other Pilsners our Weihenstephaner Pilsner comes up with a distinctive aroma of hops with a pleasant bitterness. This combination provides a balanced mix and guarantees great enjoyment. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

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3.3
Luneylane (282) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - FEB 16, 2018
A surprise find at l'Apero, the Belgian beer outlet near Nanjing Fuxing. Aroma: fruity and yeasty. Appearance: clear light amber with white lacing. Palate: rather light-bodied and slick, soft carbonation, predominantly sweet. Taste: medium-sweet and bitter, well balanced. Well-hopped, a respectable pils.

3.7
Jabic (745) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2018
Ar: Sulfur, grass, and wet dough; dried rose and dried grass; a bit of black pepper. Ap: Yellow with a slight gold tint; clear; medium slightly off-white head with moderate retention, leaves an island of suds, some thin covering, and a finely bubbled ring, with a touch of lacing along the glass sides. T: Fresh dough; some sulfur; grass and clean, sweet malt; bitterness is medium and very clean; dried leaves and withered rose petals; bread and hay; finish is crackery malt and clean, peppery bitters. P: Medium-light body with high carbonation; dry finish. O: A very nice German-style pils; malt and hops are fresh and well-stated; slightly sweeter and lower on the bitters compared to some German pilsners, but still well within the style.

3.7
harrisoni (19704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2018
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais and drunk at home. Having been to the brewery and had the unfiltered version this has a lot to live up to. Clear pale gold colour lasting white head. Good bready German lager aroma with some peppery hop aroma. Lovely aroma. Good German Bayern pils. S9me lemon and lime flavour. Good bitterness on the finish. Loved it.

3.4
Daboch (266) - Gdansk, POLAND - FEB 9, 2018
Złociste piwo z niezłą pianą. Wygląda jak typowy niemiecki pils. Aromat słodowy w tle delikatne nuty chmielu. Smak delikatny głównie słodowy, nuty chmielu, finisz wytrawny. Niezły pils

4
oldbatchman (42) - - JAN 28, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2018 Pours a clear straw from the bottle with a white foamy head. Wonder aromas of brioche, Sweet malt, melon and grass. Biscuit and cereal with light honey and restrained bitterness. Crisp and refreshing. A delightful Pilsner.

3.1
tgrtnr (433) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2018
500 ml bottle. Pours clear light golden, decenthead. Grass, dough, hay, some citrus. Mild bitterness for a Pils. Dry finish, watery texture, soft carbonated, light bodied. Good.

3
BlackHaddock (8073) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018
330 ml bottle from Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Costa Mesa, California. Seems strange that I have to come all the way out to the Californian coast to find a Bavarian beer after so many trips to that part of Germany over the years. Anyway I poured it into a Lowenbrau (Munchen) stemmed tulip on 4th Jan 2018, sat in the afternoon sun at my daughters place. Clear golden pour, snow white head. Hop lead in both the nose and taste giving a bitter brew with a light malt underbelly. Actually I thought this a bit weak flavour wise and similar to some cheap Pilsners I have tried (think St Pauli Girl). Luckily the Weihenstephaner Original that followed was more to my liking.

4.2
Bill Becker (2051) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Bottle at Old Chicago. Pours a clearish straw gold with plenty of foam that's fairly long lasting. Smells noble hop bitterness with cracker malt and a fine spiciness. Tastes ever so like the smell. Love the hop and malt profiles. Everything I desire in a German Pils! Near perfect mouthfeel. So.Damn.Good.

4
deepdrinker (385) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 Great pilsner with a clear golden colour malty aroma. Tastes very refreshing

3.4
hotstuff (5289) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Rated on 11-23-2017. Bottle. The appearance is a medium sized semi-fizzy pure white head that is mostly lasting, transparent bright yellow body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is grainy, light perfume, grassy, pale malt, and bread. The flavor presents some grain, spicy, slightly bitter, lightly sweet, malt, and clean tasting. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and clean. This beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is very easy drinking and a refreshing thirst quencher. This is a beer that I might purchase more of to have on hand.


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