Wolters Pilsener Premium - Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
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4.63/5 rDev +40.3%
Pours a light gold in color, with a large white head.
Smells like some serious German Pilsner hops, with that classic metallic smell that6 accompanies most of the Hofbrau beers.
Taste is great! Very refreshing and light, but with enough malt sweetness that it is separated from most other German Pilsners.
A great beer, with great carbonation.
10-17-2010 03:45:33 | More by Spineypanda
4.45/5 rDev +34.8%
I got Wolters at my local beer store via owners suggestion. First it was a GREAT value with BIG savings over the normal European lagers they always sell. I think this is a new beer since have not seen it before. The beer pours nice with bubbly head and some lace retention, golden color and bitterness expected from a German Pils. For the price and quaity of the beer, this is going to be my Sunday fottball day beer with my football buddys
09-21-2011 11:07:30 | More by beerbuddy11735
4.35/5 rDev +31.8%
Tried this at Firkin in Libertyville, never heard of it but I'm glad I tried it.
Light bodied and easy to drink. Nice hop spiciness, and I really enjoyed the finish. I tried Wolters on the first day we had over 60 degrees, and I think I found my new warm weather go to Pils.
I definately recommend trying this to anyone.
04-06-2010 02:17:43 | More by BeerMePlze
4.3/5 rDev +30.3%
This pilsner pours a perfect clear blonde color with a very thin white head that collapses down in a moderate and acceptable rate leaving almost no lacing on the glass.
The beer tastes like a great balance of matiness with hops. A great balanced pilsner. The flavor is brisk and refreshing. I had this one right after getting a hot fire going for our steaks tonight and boy did it hit the spot. This one almost disappeared so fast I didn't get to savor it.
While it is not an exceptional pilsner it is an ideal pilsner and what one should expect as a pilsner. This is a great example of how a pilsner should be. I would love to buy this one again.
As for mouth feel it coats without overdoing it and the slightly hopped bitter finish is pleasant and not overwhelming like some other beers.
I really like this one and highly recommend it to anyone that likes a pilsner on a hot day.
03-14-2012 23:34:52 | More by AtrumAnimus
4.22/5 rDev +27.9%
This was new at my stop, very glad I gave it a go.
Pured a clear golden with a finger of bubbly head. Retention isn't great, lacing is minimal.
Smells of heady skunky hop, very spicy, clean water.
Taste is phenomenal. Thickly crisp hop starts the flavor and holds on, letting go at the end for a slightly sour-sweet finish.
Mouthfeel is fresh and crisp, light bodied, perfectly balanced.
This beer has amazing drinkability. I plan on getting plenty more when I go back and I'm sure it would pair well with plenty of dishes. Easy to finish off a whole bottle, even a 6 pack, without knowing it.
04-07-2010 19:51:18 | More by LumpyGuitar
4.1/5 rDev +24.2%
Clear golden body with a finger and a half of white, fairly dense head. Smells of grass, and bread with spices. Tastes of grassy hops, hop spiciness and biscuit. Aftertaste is sweet biscuit. Crisp and smooth, finishes somewhat dry. Drinkability is very high. Wish the bottle was dated :/
02-19-2011 21:42:06 | More by deadliest
4.1/5 rDev +24.2%
I came across this at my local spot and thought it would be the usual less expensive pilsner. I was pleasantly surprised. A lot fuller than one would expect, with a bolder taste, a little more bitter. Definitely not your usual pilsner. I went back and bought 2 more six packs. Enough said! Highly recommmended for Summer drinking...
07-09-2010 14:40:59 | More by Mthom
4.08/5 rDev +23.6%
Presentation: Poured into a flute glass from a bottle with no date or ABV.
A: Clear, dark gold color with a nice fluffy white head and moderate lacing.
S: Malty, peppery. Mild hops and yeasty bready scents.
T&M: Smooth with little to no bitterness. Well-balanced pilsener. Some tangy spiciness throughout with a peppery finish.
Not my style of beer, but very drinkable. If you like pilseners you gotta give it a try. Surprisingly good!
09-30-2010 21:08:56 | More by cdizinno
4.03/5 rDev +22.1%
Appearance: Pours a pale straw color leaving a thin dense white head. touch of lacing.
Aroma: It's subtle, but refined. Sharp, grassy, biscuits, honey, cheerios.
Taste: Starts with a nice grainy, biscuity malt sweetness, then is quenched by a moderate dose of grassy/herbal hops. Overall flavor is a tad on the light side, like the aroma.
Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carboanation
Drinkability: High. This beer is incredibly drinkable due to it's slightly lighter flavor. It's still delicious though, but it's a pils that won't leave you thinking about it afterwards, it's just nice and enjoyable while you have it. Worth a shot if you're in the mood for a sessionable pils.
01-27-2010 01:55:41 | More by Finn
4/5 rDev +21.2%
Although my nose was initially disappointed by the soft waft of skunkiness, Wolters Pils satisfied in the end.
The appearance was good, displaying a crystal clear deep golden body beneath a frothy head of bright white. The head retention could have been better, but it did leave sheets of spotty lace behind.
The flavor was soft and very well balanced, displaying grassy and gently floral hop flavors over a softly sweet maltiness. It's moderate carbonation level accentuated the malt, leaving it almost creamy across the palate despite its medium-light body; although it didn't help with head retention, so there's the trade-off.
Just enough character leaves it charming and tasty, but also quite quaffable. Remarkably drinkable!
01-04-2011 22:04:25 | More by NeroFiddled
3.95/5 rDev +19.7%
Thanks to Lisa W. For supplying the sample...
Appears a transparent light straw colored gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a mild cap and collar. Steady streams of carbonation rise to the top.
Smell is of light skunkweed up front (damn green bottles), cut grass, wet hay, sugary pils malt, crackers, biscuit, and white wine, honeydew melon and green grapes.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a sweet, juicy fruit gum flavor standing out with fresh dough, and honey drizzled biscuits. Really a refreshing flavor with a hint of noble hops...wish there was a tad more.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, spritzy, refreshing, and sweet.
02-16-2010 23:31:45 | More by weeare138
3.93/5 rDev +19.1%
Ahhh...I love hunting for north German pilseners, and this one was a good find.
Appearance: A very clean, pale gold color. Nicely carbonated.
Smell: Summer personified! faint cut grass, lightly aromatic hop aromas.
Taste: A nice pale malty sweetness up front, balanced well in the middle, and finished bitter and fairly dry. Very nice.
Mouthfeel: In two words: properly balanced. The interplay between the sweet and dry is sublime. This would pair nicely with a dish of fried North Sea cod and roasted potatoes.
Is this the best beer from Germany I've had? No. Is this simply a well-made German pilsener that doesn't pretend to be anything extraordinary? Yes. It's hard to explain, but I get the feeling that when the brewers produced this beer, they didn't have a particular export market in mind, they simply stuck to their original recipe and shipped it afterwards. Nice job, folks!
01-19-2010 02:38:16 | More by RedBaron
3.9/5 rDev +18.2%
A: Bright, clear golden color. Poured a 2 finger rocky white head with good retention to a half finger skim. Lightly decanted. Laced in even rings.
S: Mild pilsener malt. Hay and grass. A little green apple.
T: Mild pilsener malt; crackers. A little green apple and mineral flavor. Grassy in the finish.
M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Crisp finish with some lingering sweetness in the bitter.
D: Easily drinkable and sessionable.
11-02-2010 15:59:41 | More by Haybeerman
3.88/5 rDev +17.6%
A - Crystal clear golden color loaded with lots of little streams of carbonation.
S - Grassy with the slight hint of Euro skunkiness.
T - Clean and pretty crisp. Slightly herbal with tiny but of hop sizzle in the finish.
MF - Light and very drinkable. A very affordable session beer.
10-28-2011 19:34:36 | More by nasty15108
3.88/5 rDev +17.6%
A: Bought this in a mix-n-match pack at my local beer cave. Poured into 16 oz. Weizen glass, only produced about a fingers width of head, nice lacing.
S: Can't say I really smelled anything, no skunk either
T: Very mild malt flavor, hint of grasses and apple. I can't say I experienced any of the skunkiness others observed.
M: Very light, waterey with slight carbonation.
D: Very easy going pilsner...the kind I could drink all day.
11-02-2010 23:59:39 | More by kanders74
3.83/5 rDev +16.1%
A: Crystal clear yellow color with a little bit of deeper golden highlights. Poured with a little bit of white head that quickly went away.
S: Typical pilsner smell. Little bit of apples. Little grain. Tight nose.
T: Taste is right where it should be. Not much of that funk with imported examples of the style. Maybe I got lucky on a fresh bottle.
M: Best part of this beer. Super dry and even a little bit creamy. Little undercarbonated for the style.
D: Easy drinking. One of the better imported pilsners that I have had recently.
08-28-2010 19:56:12 | More by aerozeppl
3.78/5 rDev +14.5%
A: palid gold color with a nice 2 finger white head, creamy and consistent, it lasts enough, abundant carbonatation
S: fruity and honey smell, some buiscuit notes appear
T: wow, it is refreshing and very neutral on flavour, in fact the sweet notes i was expecting to find were not as marked as tought, as the zip pass trough the tongue you feel a nice fresh sensation, ending with a very tiny bitterness that invites you to keep drinking.
A nice german pilsner and i am not fan of this sytle
12-30-2010 23:17:39 | More by treque
3.78/5 rDev +14.5%
Very typical of German pilseners in many respects. Golden and clear with a copious small carbonation bubbles. The head is unspectacularly small, but it is beautifully fine and the retention is very good. Grainy with a bit of fruitiness to the aroma. Medium bodied with definite hop bitterness in front and middle. Finishes with a spicy hop bitterness. Would make a good everyday brew.
01-09-2011 21:50:19 | More by LittleDon
3.75/5 rDev +13.6%
This is one of the many good German Pilseners. I bought this one when i was in Germany a few weeks ago. Poured in my Dutch beerglass there is a very nice white head. Almost no carbonation. The beer has a good appearance as to expect from a German beer. The smell is better than average and the tast is quit good, soft, smooth with some hints of citrus.
Very nice and enjoyable beer with a good mouthfeel and dito drinkablity.
05-07-2010 22:46:16 | More by Brabander
Wolters Pilsener Premium from Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
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