Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Pilsener
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Yellow body with a white head that had nice retention and some mild lace. Aroma had a nice toasted malt notes and a slightly floral hop note. Clean crisp malt flavor slightly bitter hops. Crisp in the finish. Very enjoyable.

BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018
330 ml bottle from Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Costa Mesa, California. Seems strange that I have to come all the way out to the Californian coast to find a Bavarian beer after so many trips to that part of Germany over the years. Anyway I poured it into a Lowenbrau (Munchen) stemmed tulip on 4th Jan 2018, sat in the afternoon sun at my daughters place. Clear golden pour, snow white head. Hop lead in both the nose and taste giving a bitter brew with a light malt underbelly. Actually I thought this a bit weak flavour wise and similar to some cheap Pilsners I have tried (think St Pauli Girl). Luckily the Weihenstephaner Original that followed was more to my liking.

Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Bottle at Old Chicago. Pours a clearish straw gold with plenty of foam that's fairly long lasting. Smells noble hop bitterness with cracker malt and a fine spiciness. Tastes ever so like the smell. Love the hop and malt profiles. Everything I desire in a German Pils! Near perfect mouthfeel. So.Damn.Good.

deepdrinker (367) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 Great pilsner with a clear golden colour malty aroma. Tastes very refreshing

hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Rated on 11-23-2017. Bottle. The appearance is a medium sized semi-fizzy pure white head that is mostly lasting, transparent bright yellow body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is grainy, light perfume, grassy, pale malt, and bread. The flavor presents some grain, spicy, slightly bitter, lightly sweet, malt, and clean tasting. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and clean. This beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is very easy drinking and a refreshing thirst quencher. This is a beer that I might purchase more of to have on hand.

SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2017
single bottle from beers looking .. light gold .. medium foam .. standard grass hay .. quite nice, a pleasant brew, but a quick forgettable one .. . . one day i'll buy a pocketwatch and then lose it one night drinking.

balloonbuffoon (741) - - NOV 16, 2017
12floz, no date, $2 single, pint glass. Skunked beer, but I review them as I get 'em. Straw in color, light and gritty. Beyond the skunkiness, this seems to be a decent brew. So I'll cut the point deduction in half to reflect quality if it was fresher. Beer should have clear dating! I would have passed knowing otherwise, especially considering the style. It does improve despite age as it airs out, and decent qualities are better detected.

Maracuja05 (2052) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2017
07-11-17 // 500ml bottle shared. Clear golden, small head. Bayrisch pilsig, with sweet grainy malty body and just a light bitter finish.

mile (4067) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty - lightly grainy and dryish - lightly sweetish aroma, light bread and light - some grassy/herbal hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - lightly grainy and dryish - lightly sweetish, faint bread and light grassy/herbal hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - lightly grainy and dryish - lightly sweetish, light - some grassy/herbal hoppyness. Decently hopped but could be drier.

Steffan (109) - WALES - OCT 7, 2017
Grassy aroma. 1.5 finger head. Good lacing. Thin malt base to let the slightly bitter hops through. Refreshing and moreish. A pleasant lingering bitterness on the palate. Beer doesn't get much better than this.

Cunningham (8526) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2017
Shining golden color with a fine white head. Nice mellow malty aroma. Medium body and smooth carbonation level. Balanced sweetness. Felt like a powerful Czech lager. Mellow malty, mild fruity and mild herbal flavor. Lovely refreshing stuff.
[Bottle at Zwanze -17 in Oslo, Norway]

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