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Wolnzacher Hell Naturtrüb - Wolnzacher Bürgerbraü AG

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BA SCORE
89
very good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 23
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wolnzacher Bürgerbraü AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 07-01-2002)
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Photo of rajendra82
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive golden pour is quite hazy due to the unfiltered nature of the beer. Tall off-white colored creamy head is much better retained than most lagers. Aroma is light hops that are grassy (and a bit sulfury) with clean smelling malts. Taste is very balanced between malts and hops. The malts are sweet-sour and grainy, while the hops are delicate and aromatic. Unlike most other European lagers, the beer has a substantial body and a medium mouthfeel. This is an exceptional lager, which I offered to an uninitiated friend from work, and even he was impressed by the taste and smoothness.

Photo of jackndan
3.05/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Burgrbrau: a half liter bottle, with a small ring around the neck. It is a fine looking beer. Tannish brown, very hazy, lots of sediment in this brew.

Not a whole lot of head, despite a fairly vigorous pour. Slight Belgian lacing down the sides.

The taste is unremarkable: some malts, but this is a fairly light session brew in my view. Lightly flavored, with a mild aftertaste. Somewhat astringent, but easy to drink in the long run.

Meh.

Photo of genaro
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wolnzacher was a cloudy light gold color with a good full head. It also had good lace.The aroma was slightly spicey (cloves), grassy, and citrusy (lemon and orange peels). A mellow tasting beer with hints of caramel and citrus and sweetness. It had a nice hop bite and was well carbonated. The finish was dry and slightly bitter-sweet.

Photo of Bighuge
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale golden appearance. CO2 bubbles rise at a rapid clip. A medium size ivory white head settles in eventually as a small airy coating of froth. Retention then is quite good. Some nice pils like maltiness and some soft floral hops as well. The mouthfeel is quite lively and active, but not bothersome. Body seems to be about medium or so. Flavors of pale malts, hay and slightly grassy hop tones intermingle. A little biscuity as well. Quite drinkable. Decent brew.

Photo of HappyHourHero
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Gave it a solid pour, but no hardly any head formed. What head did form was pretty close to white in color. Glowing hazy apricot straw in color. Strong weisse beer smell, a little bit of spicy malty fruit. Very little carbonation in the body. Fruity sweet hop flavor balanced by a fresh wheat maltiness. I love the aroma, but the lack of carbonation kelled the appearance and mouthfeel. I'll be picking up another bottle in a couple of weeks because I think this ones a dud.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lovely, bright golden color, with a generous helping of snowy foam.
Aroma: soft, floral, perfumey, with a tiny touch of sweetness and spice, quite nice.
And then, even sweeter and smoother on the lips. Hops have a delightful impact on the tastebuds, lemony, honeyish, and yummy!
Light-bodied, but full-flavored. Goodness, it gets better. Starts good, then never stops.
Terrifically balanced, well-rounded, a great lager.

Thanks, UncleJimbo!

Photo of budgood1
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a slightly hazy, golden straw colour...ample head and lace. extremely aromatic...big time german noble hop aroma...take the normal euro hop aroma and ratch it up a couple notches. smells great! the taste is all euro...it's all about the aromatic hops. becks times two. or three. minus the skunk notes. anyway...the maltiness really backs up the flowery hop load and provides the drinker with an extremely accurate interpretation of what most german brewers are trying to accomplish when brewing a pils, or in this case, a helles. unfiltered for our enjoyment...this may be the best lager i have ever tasted out of deutchsland. full of flavour and unbelieveably slammable. near perfect mouthfeel. this beer is great.

Photo of aracauna
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a lager done right. The aroma is full of flowery noble hops with the promise of malt to come. The flavor is seriously malty in the way that I like pale beers to be. The flavor is a little doughy. Not really very bitter though. I wasn't expecting the body to be hazy but the dark golden body is hazy. The head is lively and large, Burgerbrau must like carbonation. Very good Helles.

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled at Bukowski's in Cambridge, MA. (Thanks to PatandDavid for recommending it.) 16.9 oz brown bottle.

This helles poured a hazy, golden color with tall(!) white foam that lasted and lasted, but eventually did leave lace as it receded. The smell was malty, floral, and effervescent. The taste was a wonderful bread/biscuit malt flavor with an excellent balance of floral hops. The mouthfeel was initially a bit sharp on the tongue, but then became very smooth and mellow. The body was medium with a crisp finish. The floral hops were present throughout. This was a very, very nice beer, and I hope I can find some in a store near me.

9/18/03
Have since found this in a store near me, and it is now one of my all time favorites.

Photo of jdhilt
3.05/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a thick white head that leaves a lace. Not much carbonation, mellow flavor the yeast is not noticeable. According to their site they also brew this as filtered - a normal helle - but this is fine with a good mix of hops and malt with a slightly hoppy finish.

Photo of BeerResearcher
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmmm! Spring is here! The weather is warming...time for more beers like this! The cloudy brass color with a frothy white head is a welcome sight. Hops, light malt and hay-like aroma, with a trace of cloves linger. The lightly sweet malt tames a sharp-edged back of the throat bitterness. Lime-like citrus taste mingles with traces of alcohol and make for a well-balanced, highly drinkable brew.

Photo of PatandDavid
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my type of beer.

Served in a wonderful Burgerbrau glass, tall with a lovely thick solid base, nice glass.

Beautiful golden color, smell is like a meadow (yes, a meadow). Lovely when poured with a proper head (aided by the glass), that dissipates while drinking.

It must be the Hallertau hops, because drinking this is like drinking flowers...the taste is of dried grass, hay...or my new favorite: a meadow. It has very slight sweetness, but the perfume and taste is really, really good.

I would drink this again and again. An outstanding beer, lovely aroma and taste, and at 5.1% alcohol, I can indulge all day long.

pat

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From their website, "B. United International has been drawn to this brewery and its products by brewer Nikolaus Starkmeth's passion and philosophy on brewing. While it is normal to attend school to become a brewmaster in Germany, he has, instead, learned his craft through close personal apprenticeships at many of the best breweries in Europe. Although, Nikolaus has been tested by the Handwerkskammer in order to receive a brewmaster title, the unorthodox learning method has liberated him, somewhat, from the rigid structure of the German brewing scene. The hallmark of his style is the approach he takes to his beloved Hallertau hops. Hops are very important to Nikolaus, but not because he is trying to create a very bitter beer. Rather, hop bouquet and flavor are highlighted. He uses only aroma hops, even for bittering, and he uses only whole hop flowers. His attention to detail in mashing provides beers with wonderful body and malt flavor. The end result is a perfectly balanced beer". Original gravity 11.5P/1.046sg
A carefully decanted pour reveals a surprisingly clear golden body. A yeast swirl added to the glass, however, returns the character that the brewer intended with a cloudy orange cast beneath a thin but creamy white head. The bouquet expresses a rich grainy malt and some bright floral & grassy hops. Very nice. A very fine and moderate carbonation combines with a light body to create a lightly crisp and then gently creamy mouthfeel that's quite enjoyable. The flavor expresses a fairly rich and grainy, almost wort-like, maltiness that's gently infused with mildly spicy floral hop character and backed by a firm hop bitterness. It finishes dry with some residual malt and lingering bitterness. If only the head retention was better, this could be a real winner. Still, absolutely well done and quite unique! Really well-worth seeking out for it's unique character.

Photo of ElGuapo
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours to a very pale color with a whole bunch of sediment hanging around. the head is pretty nice, and it will stick around for a bit.
the aroma is filled with hops and hints of fruit. it also had an aroma i couldn't really put my finger on almost like grass.

a fine medium bodied brew with great smoothness. a little bit of tingling from the carbonation is welcomed. the flavor was excellent with malts starting you out with fruits in the backround. you then get a blend of hops that caps it off quite nicely. a doughy or bready kind of taste is with you throughout, and you are left with a somewhat dry finish in the end.

this was a very interesting helles to me. it was unlike others i have had before, and hopefully i will have more like it soon.

Photo of Todd
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 1pint 6oz brown bottle. No freshness date. Naturally unfiltered. Poured into a long fluted glass.

Appearace: A cloudy dirty peach/blonde beer with, at first, a rocky white foam head. Settles to a thin, semi-translucent lace.

Smell: Metallic, slightly toasty, mild esters, soft spice and grass.

Taste: A smooth beer with an even, medium-body. Flavourful malt character that's toasty / bready / cracker-like with pale malt sweetness folded in. Light fruity banana. Delicate hop bitterness that peaks with a bit of lemon, rind, salt and notes of herbal-like spice. A bit metallic- and mineral-like throughout. Yeast / nutty flavours come through a bit towards the dry grain finish.

Notes: A unique helles. Love the fact that it's unfiltered ... gives it an extra "raw goodness" edge. Well worth a try ...

Photo of Jason
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16.9 oz slender Euro style brown bottle with no freshness date. Some sediment on the bottom of the bottle, make sure you carefully decant as to no get yeast in the glass.

Appearance: Hazed dusty golden colour with a fluffy white head that slowly subsides to a thin bubbly lace. Haze goes away a little after the beer warms up a bit.

Smell: Doughy aroma of malt and yeast, some herbal hop in the nose also … other than that it is quite clean.

Taste: Deep rolling crispness is laid down by a smooth carbonation. Lots of fresh pale malt in the mouth, cracker like and sweet grain. Hopping is clean with a slightly sharp bitterness, spicy and herbal flavours linger on and on. Yeast a bit thick with a nutty and earthy taste. Semi-dry and clean in the finish.

Notes: Pure and flavourful. Unadulterated with a fresh and lightly raw malt and hop balance. A lovely brew that paired well with bratwurst, kraut and German potato salad.

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Wolnzacher Hell Naturtrüb from Wolnzacher Bürgerbraü AG
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