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RATINGS: 1022   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A good beer takes its time. The long storage makes our yellow bright lager, “Original”, a flavourful beer enjoyed with fine pored, white foam. With a mild hoppy note and its pleasant fresh spicy taste, it goes very well with salads, poultry, stews or with a hearty snack. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

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2.4
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Decent aroma with artichoke, grain, light hops, a touch of stale bread. Way too pale with not enough head to warrant any kind of decent score for appearance, though champagne style bubbling is nice. Flavor is very dull, with a bread, a touch of artichoke, lots of piss. Palate is very thin and watery with little carbonation.

2.7
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2006
The aroma is sweet and malty along with nice hops and a not so nice paper and glue smell. The appearance is pale gold with a medium persistent head. The flavor is like so many German beers. It’s crisp, malty, and bitter but this one is also a wee bit sour. The palate, as with everything about this beer, is average for the style.

3.1
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 1, 2006
01-Jan-06 (500 ml bottle: $2.49 at BevMo in Oceanside, CA) Finally getting to retry this beer, and now we’re talking! This bottle is much better, much more like how I remember it. Plenty of bready malts leading the way, with prominent, grassy-tasting hops contributing a moderate bitterness and solid balance for the malt. The nose is very bready and grainy, but lacks the hops aroma you’d expect given it’s prominence in the flavor. Body is light-medium with good carbonation. Pale golden in color, showing perfect clarity, topped by an inch of white, fluffy head. Retention is decent, taking several minutes to fade to a ring. Though not as solid as my prior notes seem to indicate, this beer is still enjoyable enough. Probably wouldn’t buy it again though.

02-Sep-04 (500 ml bottle: $2.49 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) I purchased this today, but I’m suspecting this bottle had been on the store shelf for awhile, as the beer seems a bit musty and has a mild cardboard flavor. Also, the palate is a quite flat and lifeless, and the beer appears still, having no head and no carbonation bubbles rising through it. I rated this a few years ago, however, and it was pretty solid all around. The positives are all still there, even in this bottle, but some substantial negatives such as the cardboard flavor and flat palate are cropping up that I didn’t notice in previous tastings. Previous notes indicate a nice balance between a flavorful, bready maltiness and a mild hops bitterness. Sweet, malty and very bready nose both then and now. Pale golden color and fairly hazy. Definitely deserves a rerate because I know this beer can be much better. Ratings are estimates for previous tastings until I can retry this beer.

3.2
DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
Deep clear gold. Applesauce and ginger over sweet malt. Thin-bodied but nice.

3.5
LearninBeer (604) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
The aroma was a little yeasty with a slight doughy smell. The appearance was golden and fizzy at first with a white head that was fully diminishing. The initial taste was slightly sweet and then left a slightly bitter taste in the back of the mouth. The taste was long lasting. This is my first review.

3.4
dwalters (1) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2005 does not count
The aroma was a little yeasty with a slight doughy smell. The appearance was golden and fizzy at first with a white head that was fully diminishing. The initial taste was slightly sweet and then left a slightly bitter taste in the back of the mouth. The taste was long lasting. This is my first review.

3.2
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Pours a clear golden yellow color. Aromas of grass, cheerios, and a touch of flowers. Flavor is kinda sweet to start, citrusy finish with some hop notes.

2.9
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a small fizzy, white head that fully dissipated rather quickly. Flowers and malt mix in the aroma. Sweet malts, grass, and light citrus hops in the flavor. Light body with lively carbonation in the mouth.

2.7
frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Medium golden without carbonation. A large, white head fades fast. Initial diacetyl affront. Powdery, floral hop aromas emerge with light, candy-sweet malts. Stalish, lagered flavor with a sweet malt start followed by a light herbal bitterness. This is definitely not as good as Weihenstephaner’s Weisse offerings.

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3.1
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Aroma: Sweet, bready malts. ... Appearance: Golden, with diminishing head. ... Flavor: Sweet, malty from start to finish. Consistent, but a bit on the watery side for me. ... Palate: Pure malt, enjoyable. ... Overall: Be careful about this one: Some of the labels down here in Texas have it listed as "Original Premium" and call it a malt liquor-- thank you, Oakes, for clarifying that -- but a decent selection, nonetheless.


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