Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1523) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Pours a clear pale yellow with a white foamy head. Aroma is yeasty and bready. Taste is malt forward with a subtle peppery spice hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7612) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 330 ml bottle. Pours a sparkling medium golden with exquisite bubble action and a light white bubbly head. Aroma has some saaz hoppiness, a hint of black pepper. Flavor has some light bready notes, a bit of honey sweetness, some stone cracker like essences, and just a hint of saffron-like spiciness. Crisp mouthfeel. Solid Pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (2100) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2012
Flaska p Trykbar i Kph. Gyllengul l med vitt skum. Doftar h, grs och lite brddeg. Samma gr igen i smaken. En pilsner i mngden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2012
5/28/12. 330mL bottle. Clear dark golden pour, like light apple juice, with a big, frothy, smooth off-white head that lasts quite awhile and laces in soapy spots and sheets. Light grainy and grassy aroma with hay, pilsner malts, and a hint of a bitter bite. Slightly sweet malty entry with a touch of apple, grass, and hay, followed by a bolder pale malt presence with lingering grass and a bit of a bite. Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
500ml bottle. Pour golden pale in colour with a lovely white head. Slight hop aroma. A nice beer, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3688) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Draught at TJs: Faint aroma of Pils malts, Noble hops, and a hint of corn. Poured pale yellow in color with a tiny, white head around the edges only. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Pils malt, Noble hop, and a hint of grains. Light body. Average texture. Lightly sweet, light to medium bitter, Pils malt and Noble hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2012
I just told a women who was buying the original (helles) that this was among the worlds best brewers. Every German brewery has to have a pils, and unless the core business is built around the style, the beer is usually an afterthought. Light, airy floral hoppy nose over just a hint of skunk. Very light yellow, not much darker than Miller(!) Good lacing though. Off sweet taste thats dry and grainy, nice bitter contrast. Could be crisper, otherwise no complaints on the drinkability side. A pretty good afterthought, all in all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2012
definitely the bottom end of the weihenstephaner scale, pours clear and gold with a slight yeasty aroma. a little overcarbonated with a slightly metalic bitterness from the hops. a fairly good pilsner, im just not a big fan of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1929) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2015 Tasted from tall bottle into a nucleated pint glass. Poured a clear, light golden color with creamy white foam, good retention and lace. Aromas of mild malt, white-flour crackers, pronounced German flowery hops, perhaps some peppery Saaz notes, extremely light hint of cooked corn. Taste was crisp and subtle, almost neutral, but what flavor existed leaned a little more toward hops bitterness than malt sweetness. Light-medium body, high carbonation, mineral water, long-lasting hoppy aftertaste which finished dry. Pilsener is by no means my favorite beer style, but Weihenstephaner is the oldest and one of the best lager breweries, so I was glad to train my taste buds to a classic example, especially pertaining to their legendary yeast characteristics.

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