Weihenstephaner Pilsner


Company info:
Brauerei Weihenstephan


Bottle size sampled: 500 mL

Alcohol: 5.1%
Standard drinks: 2.0

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for AU$4.99

Label info: N/A

What the label really means: N/A

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: The label for the Weihenstaphaner Pilsner is a very regal, traditional, official looking label. It looks like it is designed to be consumed by royalty and it gives the beer instant class and street cred (particularly if the street in question borders a massive castle). It’s not a label that I would design, given half a chance, but it isn’t too painful on the eyes.

I give it a label rating of 5.5 out of 10.

AROMA: A strong wheaty smell wafts up, inviting me to take a gulp ASAP.

Taste: GLASS – This pilsner pours out in a nice, golden yellow. I have a sip and am struck by the smoothness of this beer. It tastes great. It’s very lightly carbonated, and this helps in the smoothness. A traditional pilsener style, the Weihenstephaner Pilsner is distinctly hoppy, very mellow, and with a subtly delicious bitter after taste.

I give it a beer from glass rating of 8.5 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – Still good, but loses some of the complexity in flavour, and the added aroma. I am still very impressed by this beer.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 8 out of 10.

A word from the wife: “Soft and mellow with a lingering sweetness of greygum honey”

She gave it a taste rating of 7 out of 10.

Accompanying food: This beer would really compliment some spicy Asian, Indian, or Mexican food. Being that it’s a very mellow beer, I’d love to see it kicked into action against these spicy overlords.

Best season to appreciate: This is the ideal Summer accompaniment. It would go well at any outdoor Summer event from music festivals to beach fiestas. Don’t leave home without it.

All-nighter beer? Yes! The fact this beer is so smooth, and particularly so lightly carbonated means this brew could easily be thrown back all night and you wouldn’t get sick of it.

NEXT WEEK: Mountain Goat Steam Ale

  1. tabier says:

    Never drunk the pilsener, but the famous weiss beer. If you have the opportunity to drink this, seize the chance !


  2. BargeDave says:

    I reckon if you looked up ‘pilsner’ in a really good dictionary, it would just have a picture of the Weihenstephaner label and a list of stockists. It would be an expensive but worthwhile all nighter. In fact, I’ve got a lazy few bucks left over from Christmas and I may well get down with the Weihenstephaner on new years eve. I’ll let you know how I shape up.


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