Review of Weihenstephaner Original Premium

28 May
Hi guys.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be giving the Original Premium produced by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan located in Freising, Germany a try.

It’s been quite a long time since I last had this brew and with the abundance of hot weather we’ve been having here in Kentucky lately I thought it might hit the spot.

Let’s see what kind of information we can find out about this brew from the website,

A good beer takes time.  The long lager time makes our pale beer a matter of mild, flavourful beer enjoyment.  Brewed in accordance with a centuries-old beer tradition on Weihenstephan HIll.  

Bottoms up.

This beer has an ABV of 5.1% and it comes in an 11.2 oz. bottle.

It poured a very clear, golden/straw color with a very bright white head.  The cap was small, sudsy and soapy.  The retention time was below average and the lacing looked rather thin and meager in my opinion.

The nose revealed clean and crisp hints of fresh grain and white bread.  Grassy hops with an earthy tinge.  A very, very light lemon citrus added a touch of complexity.  Overall, well balanced and even, however somewhat relaxed.

The taste was also very clean and crisp.  Freshly cut hay and grassy hops dominated at the onset.  The lemon sweetness pulled through more as the brew warmed.  Savors of white bread, wafers and crackers helped balance everything out.  The bitterness was amiable and gave a slight tickle after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was medium to medium/thin.  Quite dry, crisp, snappy, refreshing and thirst quenching with a very spritzy carbonation.  A decent amount of flavor was left behind on the palate after each sip as well.

Well, this beer isn’t too bad at all.  It’s definitely one of the better Lagers out there in my opinion.  The drinkability was outstanding and it matched up perfectly well with the hot and humid day on which I tried it.  It was gone before I even knew what had happened.  It’s pretty straight forward, but sometimes that’s all one needs when just wanting to sit back and enjoy a tasty brew on a lazy afternoon.  I would have no problem offering this to someone interested in trying a craft beer.  It has plenty of flavor without completely overwhelming a virgin palate.  If you guys have never tried the Weihenstephaner Original Premium or if it’s been a while since you last did so, pick up a bottle next time and see if you still find it worthy.  I know I did.

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  3.75 out of 5
Grade:  B      


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