Weihenstephaner Original

Additional notes 07/08/24

Still coming in at 5.1% which does make it a different beer to this. This bottle cost be $4.99 in 2024 as opposed to $2.49 from approx. 18 years ago. Nothing more than an observation there.

Lovely color, a little more yellow than I remember, but still the same clean feel, refreshing bite and easy drinking crossover potential. A standard in the class.


Original notes 09/24/06

$2.49, Green’s Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. 1 pint 0.9 floz bottle

The Helles moniker is more evident in this beer than almost any other I have seen. The lightness and the clarity of the body are extraordinary. Extremely pale golden color like Bud Light!!

Aroma is that familiar mild skunk lager smell.

Pours into the Southampton Weizen glass with an enormous rocky head. The head fades slowly to leave some spotty presence and some (not a lot) lacing.

Very crisp clean malts, and a tiny hop presence. A little spicy pepperness but it’s muted. Mouthfeel has some creaminess, and the aftertaste is extremely clen – almost water like.

This is a beer that is not especially characterful, but surprisingly I would put this into the crossover category. It really drinks like a macro with class! Clean, refreshing and like a grown-up Bud!

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09/24/2006
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.1 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.9
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