Würzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

BA SCORE
86
very good
214 Ratings
Würzburger Hofbräu Premium PilsnerWürzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Würzburger Hofbräu AG
Germany
wuerzburger-hofbraeu.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
214
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.99%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

20OZ Stein poured on tap

A: Crystal clear body with a dirty gold almost amber body. The head was huge and creamy looking.

S: Bright floral hops lead the way with nice toasted grains and some doughy bready malts.

T: Very bright tasting the floral hops really lead the way giving way to some nice light toasted malts and a fine crisp bready finish.

M: Light crisp wih just the smallest cling on the tongue in the finish, finishes fairly dry as well.

O: This is a fantastic pilsner, easy drinking with great flavor.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle, best before 11/2017. Served in a tumbler glass. Amber glass bottle.

Appearance: Clear gold. Thin white skin of foam that died back quickly. Some occasional islands of lacing noted.

Smell: Clean. Hint of noble hops.

Taste: Strong noble hop flavor. Crisp with a cracker like malt. Hits the German pilsner style very well.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but a little sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A good pilsner and quite drinkable. Went well with snack food at a reception (cheese, crackers) and I think would pair well with a lot of other food. Quite a bit more bitter than other German pilsners I've had, but that's because it has a good strong noble hop flavor. I could easily have a full half liter of this beer.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into tulip, 1 finger cream colored head, recedes after a minute, nice lacing. Bright clear golden in the glass. Smells of noble hops, some herbal, grassy notes, some malt hanging around in there. Taste is slightly spicy on the front, some grassy, lemon taste in the middle with some minor malt sweetness and a crisp, slightly dry finish. Nice beer for the summer, easy on the palate and easy on the belt and has enough personality to keep it interesting.

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Photo of LukeGude
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at The Druid Pub. Went well with a burger, quick crisp drinker.

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Photo of Tmilner
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, gold in color with beautiful one inch head. Smells really fresh. Taste is grain, grass, and cereal. Earthy, nice combination of sweet and bitter, light bodied and really drinkable. Overall a really impressive German pilsner. Glad I got several of these. Will get this again.

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Photo of steveh
4.86/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Found some of this locally with a decent best-by date of May 2017 -- and no more green bottle. I used to see Würzburger around all the time, but just like most of the imports -- not so much anymore. I first had this beer at the Würzburger Hofbräu proper on my first visit to Germany in 1990. A favorite beer for a favorite, beautiful town.

$8 six-pack of brown, 11.2 ounce bottles. Poured into my .3 liter Becher glass.

L -- Clear, deep golden with a dense and tall white head that sustains impressively.

S -- Light DMS and spicy hops up front with mellow breadiness back.

T -- Bready melanoidin malt up front with spicy, bitter noble hops in tow. The sweet breadiness lingers through the finish and the hops round off the aftertaste with herbal bitterness.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft up front to crisp and lightly dry in the finish with a medium light body.

O -- Anyone wanting to understand German Pilsner should find this beer fresh. It's hoppy and bitter, yet sweet and malty at the same time. Noble hops stand it out from most current "craft" renditions, but don't shy from assertiveness. I'll be looking for more of this one.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.16/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$ 2.31 (Including tax)/11.2 oz bottle ($ 0.206/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD
BB 07/2016 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – wet grain, light hops
Head average (Maximum three cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to an irregular three to four mm ring and thin partial layer. This lacks the dense, clinging head which is characteristic of pilsners, possibly due to not owning a pilsner glass into which to pour it.
Lacing poor – a couple of thin streaks and tiny islands of tiny to small bubbles
Body light straw, clear, slight effervescence
Flavor – begins crisp with some hop bitterness, well balanced with some malt sweetness. A hint of DMS comes through. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Actually not as bad as I recall: passable for a pilsner.
Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of emerge077
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I3eer
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

True classic.

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Photo of MooseBoose
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klaus_W
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look- pours a straw colored and light golden with a fluffy white head and lace. The spritzy carbonation is visible.
Smell- mostly grassy with some sweet malt aroma.
Taste- the lightly toasted malts are sweet on the tongue and balanced by just enough hops presence. A slightly lemony and sweet and semi dry finish. Very flavorful.
Feel- light and crisp with soft carbonation.
A solid, simple but tasty, german pilsner that I would have anytime.

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Photo of crow
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BBD 2/16. Pours a clear golden. World class head volume, retention and lacing.

Outstanding light pilsner nose. A touch of noble hops and hints of lemon over a subtle grainy biscuit.

Light medium body with a smooth texture. Superb carbonation with a nice burst of effervescence in the middle a finely bubbled rush in the finish.

The flavor profile is almost world class. It is moderate in intensity, slightly complex and perfectly balanced. It begins with a slight noble hop flavor, more herbal than spicy, that flows into a mild subdued bitterness. The middle allows a light grainy biscuit to achieve balance. As the finish approaches, lemon notes are evident. The finish is crisp.

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Photo of Mike-Harms
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Würzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner from Würzburger Hofbräu AG
3.86 out of 5 based on 214 ratings.
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