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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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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 22:59:20 | More by beerthulhu
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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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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 21:18:16 | More by bump8628
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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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argock

Virginia

2.6/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 01:37:40 | More by argock
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

1.73/5  rDev -47.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 15:20:27 | More by WVbeergeek
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SFLpunk

Vermont

2.93/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 02:15:59 | More by SFLpunk
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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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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 16:30:28 | More by Slatetank
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Mosstrooper

California

3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 22:13:02 | More by Mosstrooper
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thecarster1

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 03:16:05 | More by thecarster1
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scruffwhor

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
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 +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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plaid75

New York

3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +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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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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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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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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huxcrunner

New York

3.15/5  rDev -4%
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 +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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crossovert

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +8.2%
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 -16.2%
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 +22.9%
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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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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