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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany

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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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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2.8
   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.

2.9
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1957) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2012
Clear and golden yellow beer, Small white head. Aroma is mild with grassy and crisp hoppy notes. Some malty sweetness. Mild flavour, brewmashy?and faintly acidic some underlying malty sweetness. Some hoppy bitterness in a dry finish. Better than average pilsner, proto typic german style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (2735) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light golden yellow with a small, white blanket of a head. Aroma is grassy, slight soap, lemon and herbal note, grainy malt in the background. Taste is slightly sweet, grassy, surprisingly lemony, some grainy maltiness. Grass and herbs in the aftertaste. Palate is carbonated and refreshing. A pleasant enough quaffer, but one expects more from Weihenstephan.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apcandrew (47) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2011
Light head that disappeared quickly. Pleasant taste but quite bitter aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
StuffWine (156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2011
Very clear pale golden hue (looks weak), white creamy head which needed encouragement. Faint aroma of white bread with traces of citrus. Taste is sweet at first with slight malts, clean moderate mild hoppy finish. Thin body and lightly carbonated, but clean. Overall, solid refreshing beer hor a hot day, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (13256) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
Golden with a small white head. Malty aroma with herbal hops and a hint of honey. Sweet malty flavour with good herbal hop character and a nice bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingstoni (2015) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a thin white head. Fresh fruity aroma with honey and cereals. Medium bitter finish. Id prefer a bit more hops in that taste.


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