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Wolters Pilsener Premium - Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH

Wolters Pilsener PremiumWolters Pilsener Premium

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.38%


Brewed by:
Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cnozzy on 12-25-2009)
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Spineypanda

Texas

4.63/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 03:45:33 | More by Spineypanda
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beerbuddy11735

New York

4.45/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 11:07:30 | More by beerbuddy11735
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BeerMePlze

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 02:17:43 | More by BeerMePlze
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 23:34:52 | More by AtrumAnimus
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LumpyGuitar

New York

4.22/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2010 19:51:18 | More by LumpyGuitar
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Mthom

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 14:40:59 | More by Mthom
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deadliest

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 :/

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 21:42:06 | More by deadliest
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cdizinno

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 21:08:56 | More by cdizinno
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Finn

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 01:55:41 | More by Finn
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 22:04:25 | More by NeroFiddled
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 23:31:45 | More by weeare138
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RedBaron

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 02:38:16 | More by RedBaron
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 15:59:41 | More by Haybeerman
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kanders74

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 23:59:39 | More by kanders74
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nasty15108

New York

3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle.

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 19:34:36 | More by nasty15108
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aerozeppl

New York

3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 19:56:12 | More by aerozeppl
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treque

Mexico

3.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 23:17:39 | More by treque
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LittleDon

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 21:50:19 | More by LittleDon
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 22:46:16 | More by Brabander
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hopsgirl36


3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found wolters pilsener at a bottle shop last one left.
Haven't had this beer in years.
Appearance : small amount of foam with a pale straw color
You can see right through the glass.

Aroma: is a light breadiness almost close to white bread.
And has a slight grassy aroma.

Taste: has a smooth malt taste with a mild amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel:small amount of bitterness that lingers for a bit

Overall: its still the beer that I remember from when me and my shared while we fished together. If I find it again it'll be my fishing beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 18:50:10 | More by hopsgirl36
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium gold with a 1 finger fizzy white head. A bit of spotty lace.

Big skunk when I opened the bottle. Damn green bottle brews. But when I poured this in the glass, the aroma was gone, leading to some nice malt and sweet grassy notes.

Light malt, some sweetness that is a bit green grass-like, some bitter husk, and some good balanced hop bitterness. Fairly clean and crisp in the finish. Solid pils.

Lighter bodied. Just right with the carbonation.

Overall, the malt-hop balance is good, and the malt shines in this one. There is good strength of flavor here. Decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 14:45:55 | More by OtherShoe2
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AgentMunky

California

3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Pours a clear dull golden colour with a half-finger of head and light carbonation.

S: Smells slightly skunky, grassy. Nice smell.

T: Very light. Herbal grassy notes buttressed by an unexpected fruitiness. Fairly watery.

M: Great! Very refreshing, crispness is moderated by lightness, resulting in a smooth, pleasant drink.

D: This beer is light enough to go down like a breeze and just tasty enough to have a few. Good drinkability.

This isn't a great pilsner, but it's a pretty solid one. I'd like to see more body, maybe more hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 03:43:53 | More by AgentMunky
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. green bottle

A nearly clear, golden color with a very standard 2" high head and dissipates in moderate fashion with pretty decent lace.

big yeast up-front with spicey green veggies, meaty, slight onions, sour notes, gentle malt, bready sweetness with spicey-herbalhops.

A very clean , light and crisp-jazzy feel with excellent yeast flavor's, very hearty, spicey-herbal, sour veggies, jazzzy hops add depth with a clean and gentle malt.

This one is a bit of a nice surprise since exported green bottled beer is rarely high quality.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 23:07:45 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.66/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 19:15:24 | More by secondtooth
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metter98

New York

3.65/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 22:43:26 | More by metter98
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Wolters Pilsener Premium from Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
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