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Picked something up at the store today...
« on: March 24, 2021, 02:05:00 pm »


Did someone post about this here?  I picked up THREE 4-packs of this today.  Not sure how this differs from the bottled "Original Lager" but I'm looking forward to helles from the world's oldest brewery. 
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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 03:27:55 pm »
It's not the cheapest beer on the shelves but I rate it a 5 out of 5 as far as taste, quality, and to-style. It's truly world class.

It is slightly lower in alcohol for whatever that's worth. I think it's basically the same thing as the Original.
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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 03:29:25 pm »
Hoping we see it on our shelves soon

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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2021, 03:53:26 pm »
I would love to be able to get any Weihenstephaner products in cans!!! That picture is making me thirsty.
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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2021, 04:39:32 pm »
I am seeing more and more continental lagers in cans and loving it.
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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2021, 05:59:29 pm »
It's not the cheapest beer on the shelves but I rate it a 5 out of 5 as far as taste, quality, and to-style. It's truly world class.

It is slightly lower in alcohol for whatever that's worth. I think it's basically the same thing as the Original.
Paulaner also has an "Original Munich Lager" and also a helles.  Some digging around suggests that they're the same beer. 
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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2021, 06:38:44 pm »
Krombacher also is now in cans with its Helles.
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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2021, 08:29:20 pm »


Did someone post about this here?  I picked up THREE 4-packs of this today.  Not sure how this differs from the bottled "Original Lager" but I'm looking forward to helles from the world's oldest brewery.

I'm probably I'm missing something (wouldn't be the first time). That's a little context for this comment: any typical lager brewed in Europe and imported to the US, and which eventually makes its way to the west coast, is, to my palate, very unpleasant due to the oxidation damage. So why the enthusiasm? Is this being brewed true-to-form here in the US?

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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2021, 08:34:34 pm »
Hopefully, with the low oxygen brewhaus methods used, coupled with the oxygen barrier inherent to canning, the beer will be un-oxidized.


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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2021, 08:36:17 pm »
Krombacher also is now in cans with its Helles.
Oh yeah, I had some of that as well.  I saw it today and was like HEY! but then I realized I was on a mission for this Weihenstephan. 
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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2021, 08:39:22 pm »
Hopefully, with the low oxygen brewhaus methods used, coupled with the oxygen barrier inherent to canning, the beer will be un-oxidized.
That's what I'm going with.  The beer should be in better condition in the can than in a bottle (the "Original Lager" in the bottles was on the same shelf) and the date on the bottom says 11/19/2021... not sure if that's FRESH, SUPERFRESH, just barely fresh enough, etc. but I'm looking forward to it either way. 
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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2021, 09:51:19 pm »
Hopefully, with the low oxygen brewhaus methods used, coupled with the oxygen barrier inherent to canning, the beer will be un-oxidized.
That's what I'm going with.  The beer should be in better condition in the can than in a bottle (the "Original Lager" in the bottles was on the same shelf) and the date on the bottom says 11/19/2021... not sure if that's FRESH, SUPERFRESH, just barely fresh enough, etc. but I'm looking forward to it either way.

You certainly seem to know your stuff, so please do report back with your sensory impressions of this beer vis-a-vis oxidation.

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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2021, 10:30:29 pm »
Living in Australia, imported beer is a bit of a lottery but I think ( no scientific studies ) canned beer is much better in regards to travelling. Hopefully that beer makes it here, the bottles are really nice.


It’s expensive, and I’m guessing it’d be a pain in the arse, but I’d like a canning machine. If I had a bigger brew space to store it and use it.
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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2021, 10:52:28 pm »
The can would not allow light in like a bottle and apparently the can is simply a better sealed vessel for beer than a bottle.  For those of a certain age, bottles were considered superior over cans but it's been changing for awhile now... cans preserve beer better than bottles.  Also, it's not unheard of to get "fresh" German beer here.  Where I live there are great German taverns with a lot of German beer on draft that is in very good condition.  It's not impossible to get great German beer in the US but quite a bit of it *is* aged, mishandled, oxidized, etc., that's true. 
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Re: Picked something up at the store today...
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2021, 01:56:21 am »
Luckily there’s a German club not far, they get fresh beer. Oktoberfest there is fun. Well, before it gets dark and it gets a bit dicey haha.
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