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Würzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner - Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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BA SCORE
86
very good

171 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 17
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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4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After months of nothing but Belgian Dubbles & Triples it was time to go back to something with a bite. My go to Czech Pilsner is Krusovice and my German mainstays are Bitbuger and Paulaner Pils.
While being in a rut of awsome beer is not much much of a rut, I forced myself to find something new (to me).
Würzburger Hofbräu was mentioned in something I was reading, so off the the beer store I go.

Color is light golden with a slight haze.
The initial sensation is light and subtel, then flavor quickly builds in your mouth.
Like the front the finish is light, which means I am ready for another sip.
Fantastic drinkable pilsner that is super clean with a light bite
Perfect on it's own or serve with a savory meal

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4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from brown bottle (not green like in the pic) into my tall Pilsner glass. Pours golden straw yellow that looks very carbonated and retains a great fluffy head.

Smells of yeast and very muted hops. Perhaps a bit of lemon zest?

Tastes great! Grassy, yeast, malt notes, slight lemony bite that finishes clean and crisp. As it warms, the more the bittering hops show themselves.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied that feels almost milky (in a way). Very satisfying!

This is my 1st authentic German Pilsner and though I'm more used to american hoppy pilsners, This is just awesome!

Photo of crossovert
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pokal from a brown 11.2 ounce glass. Due Date is August of 09 so I am drinking it just then. It has a nice, large, foamy white head. The beer is really clean and clear, lots of carbonation. Straw yellow in color. The lacing on this one is a bit weird, it leaves a lot of little spots.

Nice spicy noble hops on the nose, still smells fresh.

This is a noble pilsener. The perfect balance of hops and malt, the hops lingerer on the tongue with some spice. There is a good lemon flavor as well. The malt is slightly more subdued but rounds out the hops beautifully with some sweet notes.

Overall this rivals any pils out there and might just have taken the pils crown for me. It just has some wonderful hops going in it, that smooth mouthfeel we all love, and the infinite drinkablity brewers dream of selling.

Had it again while staying in Bamberg with some friends. It was even better.

Photo of largadeer
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Bubbly straw gold in the glass, highly effervescent and rather cloudy. A dense, sticky head caps the body and leaves sheets of lacing behind.

Grassy, zesty noble hops are prominent on the nose. Citrusy, a bit herbal with a slight lemon peel quality. Mildly malty, there's a whiff of lager yeast and crackery pils malt beneath the hops.

Hop forward but incredibly well balanced on the palate, it opens with lemony, grassy hop flavors backed by a dry and bready pils malt foundation. The finish is bitter, herbal, somewhat yeasty. Dry from front to back, and boldly hopped. Easily one of the better pilsners I've had in recent memory.

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4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of the few tragic instances in my beer drinking career involved this beer. At Max's German Beer Fest in 2009, this is the first beer that caught my eye, and for some reason, I decided to end the session with this beer. Sadly, by the time I'd decided to end my session, this beer had already kicked. This time round, I feel fortunate for finding this still on tap on day 3 of the fest, and made sure I started with this, and a whole "pint" instead of an 8oz "sample"

Pouring a very light straw yellow with excellent clarity and a dense white head with excellent retention and lacing, this is a great looking pils. The nose is fantastic. Crisp and robustly hoppy with a ton of grass, hay and some lemon with a touch of earth . Just perfect, the malt character is barely noticeable, just a little cracker-like. The palate opens very hoppy with a fantastic blend of noble hops, exquisitely balanced in flavor with the grass and hay being most noticeable, with the lemon following through. The earthy character leads into the mid-palate, one that's very very crisp and slight mineral-like character. Drying and hoppy on the finish, the flavors that linger are fantastic. A touch over-carbonated for my palate (I seem to find this to be the case with a few beers I've had at Max's), this is fantastic stuff. I would have loved to drink a liter of this, but I had to get back to work. Fabulous stuff, very highly recommended, and a rare, rare treat. One of the best pilsners I've had, arguably my favorite from Germany.

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4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great pilsner!!!

Appearance - cloudy, light to medium golden in color, with light, 1/4 inch white head

Smell - sweet, floral notes

Taste - nice, crisp pilsner, not overly hopped, nice balance

Drinkability - nice balance, definitely would drink again, and could go through half a dozen or more pints in a session, no problem

Try this beer if you can find it.

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4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear light gold with a small, bone white head. Smell is remarkably similar to Pilsner Urquel: aromas of grassy hops, lemon citrus, a honey on a warm bagel. Taste-wise, this is one of the best pilsners I've ever had. It's chalk-full of flavors: a wonderful honeycomb sweetness balanced by zesty, lemony hops in such a way that that the interplay between bitter and sweet carries into the finish and makes you stare at the beer in wonder. I must have tried several dozen craft pilsners from several different countries by now, but this one takes the take. A top-notch beer.

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Würzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
86 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.