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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany

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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (4280) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Pour is a clear yellow with a pillowy white head. Aroma is of dry bready malts and some noble hop. Flavor is decent as well. First is a nice clean dry pils malt with a little sweetness at the end. Hops are kinda there but a nice breadyness is left on the tounge. This is a decent pils and its held up from the journey over here.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SimplySike (1474) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2012
50cl. Bottle. Poors clear yellow with white head. Aroma is bread, hay, iron. Taste is bitter, sweet. Mouth-feel thin. Good pils

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (2061) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Appearance: bright clear gold, no bubbles, one finger of electric white, foamy head, sticky, generous lace. Aroma: clean, bready malts over freshly mown grass, drying hay, and dandelion fluff. Taste: lightly peppery, with notes of white bread, crackers, grass, and a hint of citrus. Finish: smooth, crisp, clean, and delicately bitter. Notes: This was exactly what I expected from a Weihenstephaner pilsner, which is suprisingly hard to find in my area, as Ive seen just about everything else. Frankly, its a superlative pilsner. Perfectly balanced. Incredibly drinkable. Tastes like late spring and early summer. I could drink a bazillion of these.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5300) - Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2012
500 ml bottle into pilsener glass, bottled on 4/24/2012. Pours almost crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of carbonation streaming up retaining the head. Aromas of apple, pear, bready grain, grass, floral, and herbal spiciness. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength; very pleasant. Taste of pear, apple, bready grain, pepper, floral, grass, herbal spiciness, and slight sulfur as it warms. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apple, pear, pepper, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor balance, with good complexity and fullness of flavor. Medium carbonation and body; with a very nice crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Extremely easy to drink as expected. Overall this is an all around excellent pilsner. Great flavor balance and smoothness; with a nice crisp and flavorful finish. Weihenstephaner just knows how to nail a classic German style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6595) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Aroma is grass, hops and a hint of malts. The flavor is biscuit/bready malts, hops, a hint of citrus and a long and bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle @ Weihenstephaner, Freising. A bit hazy yellow appearance with an off white head. A little husky, nice pils malty, hay aroma. Somewhat citrusy fruity, husky pils, lemon grassy hoppy, moderately bitter flavor. Pretty good pils.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2016 11.2 fl oz bottle. Clear yellow color, nice thin white head, decent lace. Very nice smooth carbonation, and a dry finish. Nice, clean straw and white bread aroma, with mild bready hops. Mild bitter taste. Very good pilsner. 6/4/6/4/14 Update, 3/5/16: On tap at Dutchs. Pale yellow, white head, loose bits of lace. Doughy bready nose, mildly peppery. Moderate sweet, light bitter. Medium body, kind of soft, lighter carbonation, mild slick texture. Not as great as I remember, and kind of sweet for the style, honestly. Keg says best by 03.08.16.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6309) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours crystal clear yellow / light gold with a good sized soapy white head. The aroma has clean pale pils malt, spicy hops, hints of grass and mild doughiness. Very inviting clean and crisp aroma. Fairly light very crisp body with quite a bit of flowing soft carbonation. The flavor starts off with the same malty traits, but is sweeter than expected. There is also a bit of sulfur that is on the taste that wasnt on the aroma. The finish is very snappy and hoppy. I think my expectations may have been a bit too high on this one since it is one of my favorite breweries doing one of my favorite styles. Still a quality pils that Im glad is available in Missouri now.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. Clear bright golden with a frothy bright white head. Malty and bready with firm but lowish metallic bitterness, really only come to realize the full force of it in the aftertaste. Good if slightly soapy hops here, and as good for volume drinking as their Helles. Medium-full body.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
11.2 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden color with a large foamy white head. Decent head retention. The aroma is a bit skunky despite the brown bottle. Otherwise its primarily grassy hops. The taste is straight grassy notes with just the faintest bit of grain. Medium bodied. Disappointing, and I expect better from these guys.


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