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Würzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner - Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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BA SCORE
86
very good

169 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Würzburger Hofbräu AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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Reviews by Gusler:
Photo of Gusler
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a luminous gold with a generous bright white creamy head that lingers long, after its final demise; the lace forms a velum like sheet, to circumnavigate the glass. Nose has a soapy malt sweetness, citrus like in its crispness, pleasant to sniff. Start is modestly sweet, light bitter bite at the back, top is light to medium in feel. Finish has a sparkling acidity, the hops delectable in their spicy bite, quite dry aftertaste, and a fine drinking beer that would definitely make a nice session beer.

Gusler, Nov 29, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsner a lighter straw color with a fluffy blooming white head that left multiple rings of lace as it settled pretty quickly.Aromas of bread dough and light floral hops,a tinge of mineral/iron came thru as well.Lighter and almost delicate on the palate,light honey sweetness with that bread dough element are the dominant flavors,a leafy hop note becomes more present as I drink more.A pretty darn good pilsner,more delicate than most American versions,a nice quaffer on a seriously hot day.

oberon, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of RoyalT
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a light, hazy yellow in color with a huge, fluffy, white head.

Smell – The light noble hops and grain were smothered by skunk. Too bad, because otherwise it probably would have had a nice aroma.

Taste – The hops here are good. They are light and easy but get stepped on by the heavy-handed grain. The grain isn’t bad, it’s just too heavy for the style. The finish though is nice with a bit of sweetness at the end.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is good and light just as it should be.

Drinkability – This is a bit grainy for the style but a nice effort nevertheless.

RoyalT, Sep 20, 2004
Photo of wrenegade
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle, was a little cloudy with a great deal of carbonation and lacing. Nice hop taste that stick with you. Better than some of the more popular and famous German pilsners I've tried. A good choice for the price ($8.99 for a six pack)

wrenegade, Nov 12, 2007
Photo of Jason
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.2 oz green long neck bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Straw yellow in colour with a wonderful Brussels style lace.

Smell: Spicy mix of European noble hops the are a bit herbal and lemony. Grain is in the back ground.

Taste: Moderately bodied with an exceptionally smooth and crisp mouth feel. Slightly assertive spicy bitterness leaves a tingling bitter trail with herbal and lemony notes. Light yet fresh grain hits the palate with a mild husky astringency which seems to dry this beer up in the finish.

Notes: Its all you want in a typical German Pilsner, I’d choose this one any day over the mass marketed beers of the same style . Good drinking all around.

Jason, Apr 17, 2002
Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Guinnsslvr, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of wattoclone
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

xdefeatsy, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of dcbeers
3/5  rDev -21.7%

dcbeers, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
2.17/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

11.2 oz. green bottle > Pilsner glass

This is a totally clear yellow-gold color with only mild carboantion for this style. Looks a bit too mellow....the crown rises low and falls quick as a lacy-white sheeth.

Aroma's of: Gentle Bavarian yeast, sour...nut metallic(uh oh) Stale corn and fresh husks with a a cesar salad scent in the hops.

This has a thin, flat malt flavor that struggles to achieve crispy wheat...more like canned corn and stale bread! Metallic, sour yeast runs wild all over the place....nowhere to hide! There's a green peppers flavor to the hops, finishing with a white rice flavor.

Light, nearly crisp at first but a bit to lifeless to be refreshing. Not a great bottle.

GratefulBeerGuy, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of nicnut45
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-Poured from a bottle to pilsner glass. About 2 1/2 fingers worth of pure white head settles into a fine mist. Perfectly clear with a yellow tint.

Aroma- Pilsner is a smell all its own and this has that great clean floral like smell inviting you to take a sip.

Taste-Earthy straw like taste. Very clean,crisp,and just a bit of unpleasent bitterness. Maybe a bit more malt to compete with the hops would be nice.

Mouthfeel-Snappy and crisp. Average carbonation.

drinkability-Very smooth easy drinking and tasty. Not too complex. Good beer to have while watching the game.

nicnut45, Jun 05, 2009
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered a half liter at Zum Schneider in the East Village. It's a brilliant clear yellow with a tall white head.

This is a classic German pils, dry, hoppy, and with a distinct mineral taste and aroma. You can really taste the hard German water that shapes this beer. The malts are a dry bread and biscuit blend while the hops are peppery with a touch of earth. All in all a very tasty a drinkable beer. It went great with my sausage platter.

tempest, Sep 25, 2008
Photo of bashiba
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a yellow/orange with a faint soap ring off white head.

The smell is light with a bit of sweetness.

The flavor has a muted toasty grain quality with just a hint of light citrus and a bit of biscuit.

The mouthfeel is light with mild carbonation and a long dry finish.

An easy drinking solid german pils.

bashiba, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of aluskungs
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear and brilliant straw color with a medium sized frothy head and a thin lacing. Brilliant clear and crisp beer. The aroma of grains and herbal hops. Some light malt and vegetables, grassy. The taste is sweet but has a mild spice character with herbal and citrus hints. I tasted grains as well with a good touch of hops, lemony. The feel was smooth with a really good balance. Medium carbonation and and a light body. Mouth feel is light bodied and spot on for the style. Finished dry and crisp. Moderately creamy for the style. Lightly fizzy. Very nice example of a German Pils.

aluskungs, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to tall pills glass. Very nice carbonation and a white white head, very fluffy, billows like a cloud. The liquid is oh so light a pale faded straw color. One of the lightest I have seen.

The smell is of Malt & some alcohol, quite nice but faint.

The taste is surprisingly bold, Wow Lots of malt here, like a helles. Hops are good, nice light bitter. Perfect for a pills

The mounthfeel is thick and coating very nice full body, and the carbonation work perfect. Crisp and clean, very refreshing.

The drinkability very high, a classic drinking pills. Prost und Zum Wohl! MK

MuenchenerKindl, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of DarthTremens
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DarthTremens, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of rebel1771
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden straw color with a fluffy white head that fades quicky.

Aroma of herbal hops jump out along with the faint note of cooked veggies.

Very easy pils to drink. The hops are a little overpowered by the malts but nothing serious.

Good brew.

rebel1771, Apr 30, 2008
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

PhillyStyle, May 25, 2014
Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Bung, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a cloudy, lemon-straw color capped off by a foamy white head.

S: some light malt and vegetables.

T: The flavor starts out with a light tartness of lemons backed by a decent grain bill that gives this some body. Overall the flavor was clean with some spicy herbal hopping and citrus notes. Leaves a nice sour malt and hop coating on the tongue.

M: moderate for a pils with a soft carbonation. Felt pretty nice.

D: Average drinkability, just not as crips or refreshing as one hopes per style.

beerthulhu, Dec 27, 2008
Photo of adjunctjonez
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sourced at local draft haus where freshness is assured. Saw this one buried under a mountain of hoppy high abv IPAs down at the bottom of the board/offerings. I am a big fan of lagers and pilsners and had not tried this one. Pours a cloudy golden color with large white pillowy head that slowly falls. Smells of light roasted barley, some floral and yeast scent and hops. Taste is classic pilsner with aggressive bitter follow through. Leaves very nice lacing on glass. A most excellent example of the style.

adjunctjonez, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of Dayman766
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Dayman766, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of PennState99
4.75/5  rDev +24%

PennState99, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Egaitanm
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%

Egaitanm, Sep 21, 2014
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Würzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
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