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Wolters Pilsener Premium - Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cnozzy on 12-25-2009)
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scruffwhor

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mostly clear pale yellow hue with a super wuick off-white head. OK bubbling. The aroma is a stale old grass hop aroma with some almost tartly crisp un-toasted barley. The taste is super crisp but a little stale on both the hop and malt front. The finish is a little musty grass and bright pilner malt. This beer is not as drinkable most other German pilsners. crisp but stal from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 23:06:19 | More by scruffwhor
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Mthom

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +24.2%
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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plaid75

New York

3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a doughy grain, musty hop and light sweetness.

The taste consisted of a relatively sweet malt and moderate noble hopbdpice. I wonder if this beer was brewed according to the Pirity Law, as I detect some adjunct sweetness.

The mouthfeel was round for the style.

Overall a decent pils.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 01:04:47 | More by plaid75
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AgentMunky

California

3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
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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Brabander

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
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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LumpyGuitar

New York

4.22/5  rDev +27.9%
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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BeerMePlze

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +31.8%
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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huxcrunner

New York

3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

a- appearance is a yellow golden color with low white head and minimal lacing

s-the smell isnt overwhelming good smell of hops that makes this a good average pilsener would have

t-taste is relatively full for a pilsener and good combination of hops

m-alright mouthfeel not super smooth but not terrible either not really that light of a beer at all

d-good overall drinkablity

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2010 02:15:25 | More by huxcrunner
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +19.7%
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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crossovert

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz GREEN bottle. No apparent best by date.

Pours a pale gold with a bright white quickly dissipating head.

Initially smells skunked (boo to the beer store it was stored at). After the skunk goes away it has some very earthy and herbal hops and some generic malts.

The taste is unlike many pileseners I have encountered, it is earthy, herbal, and a tad more bitter than most. The mouthfeel is right on or the style and the drinkability isn't bad. It is an average German made Pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 01:15:10 | More by crossovert
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

Clear golden yellow with a bright white head that thinned to a light capping leaving streaks and spots of lacing behind.
Aroma is Euro-hops and malt.
Taste is somewhat like a watered-down German pilsner, the malt and hop flavors are very tame.
Lighter bodied brew with a clean feel.
Easy drinking and not too filling.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 00:48:05 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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pmcadamis

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one at Miss Kitty's Grape Escape wine bar in Galena IL. Transcribed from my cocktail napkin notes...

A - Pale flaxen gold with a small but tight white cap. Poor retention, little lace.

S - White bread, hints of saltine (but less than others of the style), and soft biscuit notes. Rounder and less acrid (hoppy?) than other G-pils.

T - Similar to the nose. White bread, crackers, a little bit of salt.

M - LIght bodied, medium carbonation, pretty even keeled.

D - Not bad, just extremely boring. This would be better classified under "Euro pale lager" or something rather than a spicy, hopy, crisp and salty German pils.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 22:18:46 | More by pmcadamis
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Finn

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +22.1%
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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RedBaron

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +19.1%
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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furiousxgeorge

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A very drinkable pils, it was really a pleasure to consume. However, I do feel like there should be something more here. As a drinker of Pennsylvania pilsners offered by Victory and Sly Fox, I am expecting more when I buy a case from Europe. The hops here offer a ghostly hint of what could be.

As it is though, it is a lawnmower beer, but also an authentic German beer at a good price.

If you are bored of your local step above the mass produced (Yuengling in my case) this is an A+ choice as an affordable alternative, just expect a good beer, not something to knock your socks off.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 07:09:40 | More by furiousxgeorge
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cnozzy

China

3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle

Appearance: Yellow and clear, a medium white head, good lacing.

Smell: Nice malty/hoppy aroma with some yeast hints.

Taste: Moderate bitter start, the finish is rather watery.

Mouthfeel/Drink: Soft carbonation with a lot of bubbles, light to medium body. Texture is mainly dry. Drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2009 10:36:09 | More by cnozzy
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Wolters Pilsener Premium from Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
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