Wolters Pilsener Premium - Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cnozzy on 12-25-2009

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Photo of deadliest
4.1/5  rDev +23.9%
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 :/

Photo of WesWes
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pilsner malt scent along with a touch of Munich malt sweetness, light German hops and a bit of that green bottle skunk. The taste is average. It has a thin pilsner malt flavor, hints of German hops, and a whole bunch of skunkiness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an average German pilsner. I'm not crazy about the skunkiness. It could also use some more hops as well.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with some sort of dating stamp of L1120 17 12 that I cannot decipher. Pour is typical of a German pilsener, with a short attention span from the white head. Little bit of lace is left behind.

Nose is sweet, honeyed grains with a touch of grassy hops.

Taste is pretty pleasant with both the grainy malts and the lightly bitter hops making an appearance. It is certainly not the best example of the style, falls pretty squarely in the middle - tasty, but nothing to write home about. Well priced at 5.99 per six-pack, at least a couple bucks cheaper than the 'premium' German brands. It's a shame the freshness code is so hard to figure out, this would make a nice, tasty budget pilsner when drank fresh.

Photo of LittleDon
3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.98/5  rDev +20.2%
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!

Photo of treque
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
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

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very clear yellow gold color with a small 1/8" head of mostly small bubbles that was gone practically by the time I got done pouring. There was a few foam islands on top of the beer, but I can't even see any bubbles rising to maintain the head at all. The beer is really still after the pour. There is a little bit of lace left on the glass after drinking the beer.

Aroma: The aroma is clean. Very clean and rather unremarkable. There is some sweet malt in there that has no aroma of adjuncts or anything, so it smells true, just clean... I can pick up a little hops in there as the beer warms up some, but they are really reserved for this style.

Taste: The flavor is also clean, but has more toasty malts and some mild honey-like sweetness in there as the predominant parts of the flavor. The flavor is really mild to be able to pick up the characteristics like I am. The mouthfeel is quite full for such a light beer, and this is probably because of the very light carbonation. The finish has a little bit of bitterness to it, but it is dominated by the sweetness and toasty notes. There is a little honey to linger on the back of the throat after the sip, but that is about it for the finish. There is no alcohol there or anything.

Opinion: This beer comes across much more as a Helles than a Pilsener. It is pretty decent, IMO, but I like beers more malty than hoppy. If I remember right, it was about $6 for the six-pack, which isn't bad at all. For the price, it is worthy, but I would be hard-pressed to hold it up against any other Pilsners or Helles for that matter. It's not swill, so if you are looking for something cheap to drink for the evening, a couple six's of this would do the trick.

Photo of latackbeer
2.29/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

For the price I figured I would try it but what I thought was right cheap.

Appearance was nice poured a nice head

Smell was awful!! Skunky and Sweet- Same with the taste felt like I was drinking an old Millwaukee!!

I will not recommend this beer to anyone!

Photo of confer
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Crisp, clear gold. Bright white head fades to about a half a cap.
S- A little skunky.
T- No skunk taste like the smell. Fairly sweet with only a small hop presence.
MD- A decent feel. Goes down very easy. I just expected a little more flavor from a Pilsener form Germany.

Photo of Mora2000
2.76/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear, light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is not good at all. As can be expected from green-bottled pilseners, this beer is skunked.

The flavor is actually better. I don't get much, if any skunk in the flavor. What I do get is some corn and grain notes. Even though it is not skunked, the flavor is not very good.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of biggred1
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, golden with thin off-white cap. Grassy, hay and mild noble hop notes. Typical German Pils fare, soft and sweet dough and cracker flavors with mild noble hop bittering. This beer could be good with more concentration of flavor. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Easy drinking but nothing special here, at least it wasn't skunky from the green bottle.

Photo of kanders74
3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Photo of Haybeerman
3.88/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale maize pour in the glass with a sparkling clarity reveals a medium effervesce. The head is off white, about a finger in height, foamy and frumpy, but fails to stick and lace lacking visual appeal.

S: Some skunkiness upon first uncapping. Dry pilsner grains and dried corn kennels. Some faint barley grains and dried noble flowers are vague and leave little incentive leading into the flavor.

T: The flavor faired much better then anticipated considering the green packaging and slight skunky nature upon first open. Grainy and sweet with some green flowery hops redeem this somewhat with a decent balance in the end. Fairly clean overall, no off flavors like first experienced on the nose while a nice dry graininess can be had in the way of a soft lingering fade.

M: The mouthful is light bodied, very slick texture wise and softly carbonated.

D: Drank much better then expected. Wouldn't rush out for a six pack but this certainly wasn't to hard to put down and was a fair rate of consumption overall.

Photo of Spineypanda
4.58/5  rDev +38.4%
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.

Photo of bump8628
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Green bottle poured into a Pils glass.

Skunked hops and yeast-derived sulphur jump out first. As it warms, a complex and bready maltiness comes through. Hops are surprisingly punchy, and if not for the skunkiness would provide a pleasant, gassy flavor. Mild apple skin esters add interest.

Another green bottle victim. This would be pretty good if packaged properly and would be worlds better fresh from the tap close to the brewery. Too bad this one has taken such a hit from a completely avoidable problem.

Photo of cdizinno
4.08/5  rDev +23.3%
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!

Photo of argock
2.59/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz green bottle into a clear glass tumbler. No freshness date. Consumed with pork tenderloin at Maya (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Honey-golden with short, white 1-2 finger head with decent retention but a minimum of lacing.

S: Simple pale malt aromas, Saaz or any noble hops are barely apparent, mostly skunkiness dominates

T: Weak flavor overall with cereal grains, skunk, and soft herbal hoppiness. Below mid-range for the style in depth and quality of flavor.

M: Pedestrian light body with soft mineral aftertaste. Missed on the note of crispness due to undercarbonation.

D: A dud unfortunately but at least flavor is absent enough that it didn't ruin my entree.

Photo of WVbeergeek
1.76/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Still in the case when I bought these Wolters biers, so I hope the green bottle effect doesn't kill this experience. This is mass produced German beer, pours a fizzy yellow strar color with a bright white head, speckled lacing. Aroma stale cereal malts with mineral water tones with a touch of honey, hops are really faint in the nose. Flavor a bit of stale cardboard offness, semi sweet cereal grains, faint hop watery approach. This is a pale comparison of a good German pils. Mouthfeel is watery carbonation is a bit much, pretty offensive. Drinkability overall is poor, I won't be back for this one anytime soon.

Photo of SFLpunk
2.97/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz green glass pry-top bottle. No freshness date.

Pours an orange yellow with thin white head. Nose is skunk-y with a little orange and honey. Palate is crisp and clean. Orange marmalade and skunk/herbal hops. Clean finish.

Simple yet tasty. Could drink a 6er of this.

Photo of aerozeppl
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of Slatetank
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I picked this up at Al's of Hampden -poured chilled from the 11.2oz into a 1/2 pint chilled.

A - A golden color with transparent clarity -good looking pils with rocky snow white cap and tight bead. The rettention is good and lacing is avg.

S - The smell is good while not full of hops, it still has a slight yeast and mild malt aroma which have good aroma, just mild overall

M - The feel is what you would expect from a pils, light bodied with moderately full carbonation and slight bitterness with a light sweetness

T - The taste is good with a mild sweet pilsner malt flavor and slight herbal hop taste. There is a gentle mineral yeast taste in the flavor and bitterness is balanced with the malt for the most part - it has slight grassiness in the finish.

D - I find there is nothing about this pils that is offensive, but it doesn't exceed the middle of the pack for me. The flavor is good, but more than one may not be something I would be into. It is good, but there are plenty of others in PA I would go to before this.

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Clear golden color with a large white head that dissipates fairly slowly and leaves behind thick spots of lace.

Smell: Grainy, pilsner sweetness with slight grassy hops.

Taste: Begins with grainy and slightly buttery sweetness, finishing with more of the same buttery sweetness and slight grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: Light body with balanced carbonation and a clean, refreshing finish.

Drinkability: Surely an easy drinking beer, this isn't the most flavordul beer let alone the most flavorful of its style. Still, though, this one is worth a taste and would make for great sessioning. Also could make a great, fairly flavorful refresher as opposed to the usual BMC. This may be good at winning BMC converts, and, while not bad at all, probably won't completely satisfy most BAs. This is only slightly better than the average German pils.

Photo of thecarster1
2.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a- bottle poured into a pils, nearly two fingers of bright white bubbly head, golden color, minimal carbonation.

s- slight skunk, bit of noble hopping, grass, lemon.

t- very light, light noble hops, light lemon, slight bitterness on the back end, not very carbonated once again.

m- light slightly creamy.

d- okay, in my notes i wrote 'this is a one and done beer' very accurate description that fits appropriately with many beers that i've uploaded reviews for tonight.

Photo of scruffwhor
2.88/5  rDev -13%
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.

Wolters Pilsener Premium from Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
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