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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany

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RATINGS: 454   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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3.2
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle served in a flare pilsner. Pours clear pale gold with a large white head. Good retention and excellent retention. Bright nose of light hops, sweet corn, and a slight earthiness. Light bitter, light sweet flavor. Light body, thin-oily texture, average carbonation, and a well hopped, crisp, bitter finish. Refreshing and delicious.

3.4
BigBeer45 (1553) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle, this beer had a clear yellow gold ‘straw’ pour and made a two finger white head, this beer left nice spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, this beer had faint aromas of light malt and bread with grassy hops, there were flavors light malt and bread with some bitterness, the mouth feel was light on the palate, and had nice carbonation, a good pilsner drink.

3
mutz (1092) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2012
Van de tap.Lichtblond,goede kraag. Moutig aroma. De smaak is zacht, weinig bitter. Veel body voor een pils. Wel OK maar er mocht wat meer bitter inztten.

3.4
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle:   Clear yellow, vibrant, little carbonation, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Grassy nose, a little straw/hay, minor sweetness.   Similar tongue, fairly crisp, but a little mealy, more than I care for.   Clean finish, lingering dried straw/hay, light sweetness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Okay example, but has a touch of mealiness that I dont care for in my Pilsners.


3.8
DYCSoccer17 (3705) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
500 mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma has everything I would expect in a German Pils...Grassy and herbal hop character initially. Light cracker-like Pils malt. Moderate floral aroma, too. Transparent golden-yellow body with a creamy, fizzy, strong large white head that leaves good lacing. Starts a bit sweet, and rather floral. Becomes a little thin and a touch watery in the middle. Pilsner malts seem rather subdued. Bitterness comes in super late, and provides a nice, eathy, herbal moderate bitter hoppy finish. Pretty darn refreshing.

3.3
hawanna (3324) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2012
0,33 L bottle. Best before 21. May 2013. My neighborhood Beer hay, herbs, golden, clear, rocky head, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3
thegreenrooster (4484) - 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
SimplySike (1510) - 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
JDBaker11058 (2306) - 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 I’ve seen just about everything else. Frankly, it’s a superlative pilsner. Perfectly balanced. Incredibly drinkable. Tastes like late spring and early summer. I could drink a bazillion of these.

4.1
superspak (5790) - 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.


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