Weihenstephaner Pilsner

Posted: May 9, 2016 in Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, German Pilsener, Reviews

I’ve been really appreciating pilsner lately, so during my last beer run, I saw this on the shelf. I’ve had a few beers from them and really enjoyed them, so I wanted to try this one. I picked a day to have it when I just needed something lighter and crisp and this beer delivered.

weihenstephanerpilsner

ABV: 5.1%

Style: German Pilsener

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: I haven’t had the regular hefeweizen from this brewery. For some reason, I thought I reviewed it, but I have to put it on my list to look out for.

This beer poured with a half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. There was a small crown left on top of the clear, light-yellow body. The nose was sweeter than I’m used to for the style. It had grain and light honey, primarily. The taste had more minerality than the nose, which was quite nice. It also had the same honey-sweetness and grain. Slight bitterness came through with mild grassy hops. The body was light and crisp with lots of carbonation. It had a quick finish with grain and honey sweetness. A single bottle of this was $2.10 ($.18 per ounce). This beer was very well-crafted and went down without issue. I wouldn’t hesitate in having this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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