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Wolters Pilsener Premium - Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cnozzy on 12-25-2009

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Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 88
Photo of bluehende
3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice clean pilsner. clear color and poured a nice head. Nice earthy hop flavor. All in all enjoyable.

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.67/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Standard German pilsner' think Beck's-like taste.

Photo of beertunes
3.49/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500ml can into 10oz goblet. Poured a very lightly hazy yellow-gold color with about 1/4 inch of white head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma was mostly grainy, slightly sweet, with some soft, earthy hops in the background. The taste was the same, with the hops having a bit of a brighter presence.

The body was crisp and clean, with a dry finish. Drinkability was very good. Overall, a pretty nice brew, well worth the $2 i spent on it, and a great option for a dog-walking brew. Worth trying if you see it.

Photo of Premo88
3.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: roasted corn color ... lighter than gold, darker than yellow; minimal head for a pils, 1/2- to 3/4-inch tall stack of white foam; slight sticking, no major lacing; fantastic column of bubbles rising up the center of the column creating a very cool skin of white foam and thick bubbly collar; clarity and color are superb

S: skunk for first minute, then it disappears completely to allow a stark fruitiness to shine through -- at times as fruity as a good English pale; sour grain; lots of lighter malt, almost bready/biscuit malt but for sure at least cracker; very sweet and almost floral

T: follows the nose pretty closely, though the biscuit malt shows up a bit more here in the flavor; very light and fruity ... sweet

F: almost perfect ... light, crisp, easy going down; it feels a bit soft near the end, but overall fantastic

O: not bad at all but it's missing the good green/grassy hop bite the best of the best pilseners offer ... the sweeter fruity taste is very reminiscent of some Dortmunder or Munich Helles lagers I've tried and also some English pale ales, the fruit is almost apricot or peach; not an award winner, but for the price, it has potential for getting into my fridge again

Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500ml can into Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: pours a pillowy white 2" head that drops quickly with a bit of lacing on the glass. Color is a mostly clear golden, with some small sediment in suspension and plenty of streaming bubbles.

Aroma: biscuit and bread dough, with some floral and grassy hops, but both are fairly mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, frothy, slightly chewy, with a pleasant drying finish.

Flavor: toasted bread, biscuit, tangy herbal and floral hops.

Overall: very pleasant, should pair well with most foods, and a terrific session beer.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wolters Pilsener Premium (green USA bottle) has a thick, frothy, white head, a bubbly, golden appearance, and moderate lacing. The aroma, which was not at all skunked, is of soda cracker and grassy hops. Taste is of sweetness, cracker, and grassy hops. The mouthfeel is medium, and Wolters Pilsener Premium finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. RJT

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.36/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a clear yellow. Fizzly head. Bleach white. Smell is skunky, bready and yeasty. Flavor is the same. A skunky import Pils. Like a slightly more dedicated Stella or Heineken. I have to admit that it is maybe a bit pleasant. Sometimes a green-glass Pils hits the spot. This one did a little bit. Light bodied. Heavy carbonation. Watery. Not much lingering aftertaste. It is what it is.

Photo of Graham_D_Dillon
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

A bit too skunky for me.

Photo of CHickman
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%

Pours clear gold color with a 1 finger white head that faded and left decent spotty lacing. Smells of corn, floral hops, light caramel, lemon zest and light grains; typical pils nose with the malty sweetness cut by the hops which add good balance. Tastes like it smells with floral hops, caramel, lemon zest, light brown sugar, wheat bread, corn or vegetables and light grains; light, basic and easy to drink, this was thin and watery and a nice German session brew. Price point made this better overall since this pint plus bottle was only $1.50.

Photo of beergoot
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can data: P17.09.14 03:32 (canning date/time?) E17.09.15 (best-by date?)

Clear, golden color with a thin, lasting, white head; lots of slowly rising, fine carbonation bubbles; spotting clumps of foam adhering to the glass. Mild cereal grain and dry grass aroma; bread crust. Pretty decent pilsner flavors-light, warm malt grain character with a well-balanced yet pronounced hop bitterness. Medium body with a mostly dry finish; crisp and clean.

A solid though unremarkable pilsner.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.4/5  rDev +3%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #69 (October 2012):

Not half bad, unfortunately that means this beer lands in the middle of the pack and it is a pretty big pack these days. Flavors did not come off as fresh, very cooked as many green bottled imports can be. This beer seems to have lost something on the way here. As with their Fest-Bier we’d bet that from the source is substantially better … perhaps a night and day difference.

STYLE: German Pilsner
ABV: 4.9%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Golden straw hue, great clarity, sufficient head

SMELL: Herbal, grassy, faint lemongrass, bready, cooked breakfast cereal

TASTE: Very smooth, nice crisp snap, modest hop bitterness, herbal, mineral, creamed corn, bready, leafy, quick dry finish

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Schaumburger pilsner glass. Pours a clear, medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass with spotty lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt and light grassy hops with the light but distinct eau d'skunk butt. Flavor is sweet biscuit and bready malt, a hint of wheat and light grassy hops. Hop finish is very muted. Fortunately no skunking flavors in the taste. Light to medium bodied. A mild, slightly sweet pilsner that hits all the right notes for style, but is average. Another brewery that chooses some odd "look" over aroma and taste by choosing green bottles. Baffling.

Photo of WunderLlama
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass. Two finger foam quickly settles into a solid cap. Faint carbonation in a pale yellow liquid. Smells of grains and grass. Tastes of grains with slight bitterness in the end. Light mouthfeel . Nice, inexpensive, pleasant drinking beer.

Photo of tone77
3.42/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, malts, just a touch of skunkiness. Taste is malts, slightly sweet, some grains, a touch of bitterness at the finish. Refreshing and easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a good session beer.

Photo of woodychandler
3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My local, in-person trader, tone77, dropped by last night for a pick-up of CANs and to drop off some gems that he collected while on a trip to Japan! There was one lone bottle in the mix and I decided to get it out of the way as The CANQuest (TM) is in full swing and I do not want to lose the momentum.

From the bottle: "Premium Pilsener"; "Imported German Beer"; "Pilsener Style Beer"; "Brewed according to the 'German Purity Law'"; "Nec Aspera Terrent"; "Product of Germany".

I was anxious to get started, so I poured as I typed and while I initially had two fluffy fingers of bone-white head resembling the top of a vanilla ice cream cone, they slowly fell, leaving beautiful sticky lacing in their wake. Color was a beautiful straw-yellow with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose smelled heavily of toasted malts, underlain by a lightly grassy hoppiness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was slightly bitter and grassy with a bready, biscuity sweetness accompanying it. Finish was semi-dry and the hops were a little more prevalent than I would prefer in this style, cleaving it closer to a Czech Pils.

That is NOT to say that I did not enjoy it. My local, where I play trivia on Wednesday night, had a clearance special on their Fest-Bier and it was equally good. Wolters seems to know what they are doing and if I could get their beers in a CAN, so much the better.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.86/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured one finger of head on a clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is grain and barnyard.
The taste is mildly bitter with a honey sweet ending.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The taste is too sweet and not bitter enough. Not the greatest pilsener.

Photo of secondtooth
3.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden-amber with a rich, thick white head. Lace is spotty, though.

Aroma is strong and grainy, bordering on skunky. Not bad, still.

Taste is smooth, even creamy somehow. Nicely refreshing lager here, not reflecting any of the "skunkiness" that seemed present in the aroma. Just a highly-enjoyable, drinkable German pils that's well worthy.

Photo of Tybo
2.85/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A little darker yellow than I expected for a Pilsner. Head disapears quicklys with little to no lacing

S - Heavy malt/bread smell to this beer with little to no hop scent. A slight fruity smell to it as the beer warmed in the glass but not very much

T - bready with some earth tones to it. I could taste the grain in it and the slight sweet smell carries over the aftertaste.

O - A decent beer but nothing that I would write home about.

Photo of therica
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly darker than a typical golden German Pilsener. Modest white head goes quickly to nice lacing and pulling.

Modest but pleasant scent with sweet malts, complex floral Noble hops, hints of ginger and caramel.

Taste is a little more bold than a typical Pilsner with nice malty body, occasional hints of over-ripened apple.

Decent aftertaste but the slight sour-ness seemed to conflict with most foods.

Photo of FLima
2.88/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Made a good head that dissipated quickly. It has a rather grassy and malty aroma.
Lower carbonation than the average pilsener. Malt sweetness is predominant in its taste. Not much complex, a little watery. It did not left any aftertaste. No thrills, but I am still figuring out why it did not feel right.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Superior gold, light bubbles on the body. The usual white head maybe 2/5" off the body (not bad at all). Just looking at it in the glass makes you think it should be part of a commercial.

Smell: Smells bitter if that makes sense, dry hop scent that you will like but not the type you fall in love with.

Taste: Good hop taste, lightly bitter that comes off a notch creamy. Not bad.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, not so sticky as I would like but most pilseners aren't.

Overall: On a hot summer like day like today this beer is much more appreciated. aI do like it and hell yea I would buy it again, Salud!

Photo of BeerIsland
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'mnot sure where I picked this up; likely Krugel's in W-B. I like this pils; very workmanlike and extremely clean. It's an extremely bright gold in the glass but I don't think the head stuckaround long enough. The Wolters is not an aggressively flavored beer but who wants one all the time? Good job and an interesting new item for me.

Photo of Dentist666
3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden, but not very bright beer with good resistant white head. Intense aroma of bready malts and herbal hops. Very earthly smell. Rough bready malts in a taste. Hop bitterness is not very prominent. Medium-bodied beer with good carbonation. Mediocre german pilsener.

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin layer of bubbles on the surface that faded away into delicate lacing.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of bready hops in the nose along with some hints of floral hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of bready malts and has some hints of grain. There is a light amount of accompanying bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are hints of dryness towards the finish.
O: This is a well-balanced beer—it has enough malts to create enough body in the mouthfeel and a good amount of hops to mask any sweetness and give it a little bite. I would have no problem drinking a few of these back to back.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- It pours a light apple cider like yellow with bubbly head that quickly turns to a light lace ring.

S - Smell is very bread like a dialed down with very little if any hops aroma. I do get some apple and pear like smell though.

T - Wow what a pronounced apple or pear like malt sweetness. If it were any stronger it would be tart or vinegar like but it works pretty good with the overall bread tone of the beer.

M - Light and crisp a very easy drinking Pils that is good even slightly warm.

Overall I don't really see this beer too often but it was a decent take on a German Pilsener.

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Wolters Pilsener Premium from Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
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