Würzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner
Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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Würzburger Hofbräu AG
German Pilsner
Ranked #128
Ranked #17,229
3.88 | pDev: 13.14%
May 24, 2023
Apr 17, 2002
Very Good
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Rated: 4.23 by Eman17 from Illinois

May 24, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by igl from Russian Federation

Dec 20, 2022
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Reviewed by hbeimers from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Nice hoppy freshness and plenty of persistent bubbles. Consistently good German beer. The definition of "the more simple the better". Very light body, but in a good way.
Nov 15, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
1.5 x 333 ml bottles
Bottle Date: 2022/11 => Nov, 2022
Consumed on: 27 Aug, 2022
Glass: 0.5 L Pokal

Clear but deep golden yellow with a fair amount of bubbles. Initial 2.5 finger foamy and fluffy white dissipated quickly. Lacing was quite good.

Mildly bready and crackery malts with mellow floral and grassy hops. Very nicely balanced.

Bready malts lead the parade but the lightly bitter noble hops are right behind. The bready malts stay throughout the sip as do the noble hops. Things dry ever so slightly at the end and the sip finishes slightly dry with a mild herbal bitterness.

Crisp and yet also soft with that slightly dry finish. The body is light-medium or medium-light.

An excellent German Pilsner. Everything is nicely balanced. The beer is very enjoyable and quite quaffable. I will be picking up more of this.
Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Jul 22, 2022
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Reviewed by woodchipper from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a brown 12oz bottle stamped Best Before End 2022/05 to a pilz glass at fridge temp.
Nice clear gold body with constantly rising nucleated bubbles rising the entire session. Ultra white head is about 3-fingers high and made of fairly large bubbles. Lacing is medium to good for half the sesion but fades to mediocre by the end.
The aroma is grassy with mild hop notes and a nice sweetness. No off flavors.
Taste is similar but with a heavier crisp hop character, not overpowering, decently balanced.
Mouth feel is thin, oily and well carbonated. Dare I say "crushable" as it probably should be.
Overall a great Pilsner.
Feb 26, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
11.2oz brown bottle enjoy by 2023/05 into a tall Pilsner glass.
L: Pours exceptionally clear light yellow w large steady carbo bubbles that remain until the end, a 1+" soft rocky white head w VG retention then to edge foam, light random lacing.
S: Bread dough, gently grassy/floral, lightly metallic, a distant suggestion of apple skin, a light hint of caramel.
T: Light caramel, a bit fruity, a trace of yeast, bready, light sweet malts, very lightly metallic, hops dwell mainly in the finish, light citrus zest in the linger, it is almost pale. Well balanced and clean tasting.
F: Soft then lightly crisp med-light bodied w a fairly fast finish and a light linger. Final finish is moderately dry.
O: A splendid German Pilsner that is effortlessly easy to drink and has a good price point as well. Crisp, refreshing and lightly dry. Easy to have two. It is excellent in its style.
Nov 15, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a clear yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like floral and mildly spicy hops, and lightly sweet bready malt.

This smells like mildly sweet bready and crisp malt character, with a nice smattering of floral hops on top.

This does a good job of balancing all of the expected pilsner flavors, and remaining quite balanced and very drinkable.

This is a really solid and super drinkable pilsner. It's definitely worth a purchase.
Sep 08, 2021
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Reviewed by brother_rebus from Maine

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
not terrible. looks ok. Carb could be a little better. has a strange presence of alcohol heat which is bizarre at 4.9% abv. Got some of that grape like munich malt tone to the flavor. Not bad but would prefer to try in germany on draft instead of a bottle across the atlantic.
Sep 06, 2021
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Rated by Lampro from Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Fairly light, but still nicely malty and with gentle European hops.
Jul 21, 2021
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Rated by Nass from Florida

3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The pour is golden yellow with a steady flow of carbonation. The taste is barley & corn. Cheers! B
Apr 16, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by Boone757 from Virginia

Mar 04, 2021
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L: Golden and clear. Lower end of active (indicating some exposure to the environment during fermentation and it's less filling). Glossy surface.

S: Buttery barley with a bit of attitude.

T: That's a pilsner style alright. They tend to be light but with extra hops.

F: Beer is made for drinking.

O: No complaints.
Oct 17, 2020
Rated: 3.54 by generallee from Virginia

Aug 21, 2020
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Rated by eatsluggs from Florida

4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
How can something be so good and yet have no memory of it! It might have been my 5th beer in a row.
Jul 24, 2020
Rated: 4 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jul 19, 2020
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has bready malt and floral hints
The taste follows the nose with a bready malt and floral flavors
A light bodied very well carbonated crisp beer
A good Pilsner
Jul 12, 2020
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Rated by 305STIguy from Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Excellent Teutonic brew. Wish I was drinking this at the brewery in person. Auf gehts!
May 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Hatchjaw from Washington

4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A nice Bavarian pilsner with a little crisp wang at the end of the sip that fades into sweet, barbarian Alemanni goodness. Würzburg was famous for its witch persecutions, which were mitigated somewhat by the lusty demonesses being given a pinch of this heavenly brew, ostensibly to help them through hell. I'm no historian, but color me convinced!
May 02, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
BB date of 2020/04

Absolutely clear gold, with 1/2 finger of white head, that never completely disappears. 3/8" of lacing above the 1/8" ring of foam. A truly beautiful beer.

Smell is moderately floral(Northern Snow Bedstraw/Goldenrod -ish) ,slightly fruity , similar , but less intense, than apple juice, lightly bready, as in white bread fresh out of the oven .

Taste is similar to aroma, but less sweet, and less fruity. Light to light-moderate , pleasant, bitterness builds towards finish, giving a drying effect . That bitterness moderates the sweeter floral/fruity/bready notes, to good effect .

Feel is appropriately light, with very fine carbonation tingle, that adds to the drying finish.

Overall, thoroughly enjoyable. Though this is the first time reviewing it, I've had this many times . The experience being so pleasurable, I just never bothered to interrupt it with analysis. :) Highly recommend it!
Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by alexsergio from New York

Sep 29, 2019
Rated: 4 by DarrellK from Florida

Sep 08, 2019
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Reviewed by ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Love myself a good German pilsener, and have a few bottles given to me by my cousin Matt because he got them as part of a beer of the month thing he wasn't a fan of. Thanks for the donation, cousin!

Pours a gorgeous clear golden color that holds up a spectacular collar of white foam. This beer is just beautiful, seriously. It's clear, filtered, and ready-to-go, but also has a retentive foamy head and immense, consistent lace with superb legs. One of the best looking pale beers I've seen of late, and out-of-this-world appearance for a pilsner.

The nose is apple skin, floral notes, apricot, and light pale malt crispness. It just gives off this unassailable "pilsner" aspect that feels timeless for sure. Some light spicy hops and apricot with a tough of pilsner malt below the surface. Maybe a little grassy as well.

Complex flavor profile of floral notes, apricot, earthy hops, floral notes, red apple, light grape, and a touch of Noble bitterness at the end of each sip. This stuff is hard to review because not much happens, but I love how simple and effective it is. A refreshing initial feel that gives off a fun and drinkable aspect. Clean crackery malt bill with Noble hops filling in the holes. Extremely easy to drink, beautiful beer with a controlled bitterness and floral hop character. Excellent!
Sep 02, 2019
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Reviewed by officerbill from New York

3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
4 months from the BB date.
Not a bad beer, lighter than usual on the hops a little heavier than usual on the yeast. It's just not a really good good beer.
It might have been the age, but the taste and feel were thin and, overall, it wasn't very satisfying. There are much better pilsners out there.
Jul 26, 2019
Rated: 3 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jul 12, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by RitzCarling from Illinois

Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by robotic_being from Florida

May 26, 2019
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Edit: In spite of the picture showing a green bottle, the ones I picked up were brown so it seems they have transitioned to brown bottles for the imports.

Pours a crystal clear golden color. Pillowy white head dissipates steadily but never completely leaving a ring of foam along the outside of the beer. Sticky white lacing clings to the glass in layers as the beer is consumed. Somewhat effervescent.

Aroma has notes of nice bready malts, slightly sweet, with some more crackery pilsner malts coming through. Touch of spicy hops interplays with the aroma.

Taste follows the nose with notes of bready malts, light melanoidin notes, and an earthy grassy hop bitterness coming throughout the flavor profile. Hints of light honey and biscuit notes come through out. The breadiness lingers throughout the beer.

Feel is light, crisp and vivacious. Brightly carbonated. supremely drinkable.

Overall an outstanding German pilsner. When fresh its one of the better ones you can find on shelves in the US.
Apr 18, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the Bottle, it pours a golden color with a 1-2 inch head that is constantly replenished by a steady stream of bubbles but slowly dissipates as you watch it. Pleasant, hoppy scent. The taste is classic pilsner bitter. Nice!
Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 24, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by DOCRW from Washington

Nov 09, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2018
Rated: 3.91 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2018
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 330ML bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear gold color with a large white head. The aroma is all hops and grain. The taste is similar to the nose.
Jun 05, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by bottmfeedr from Texas

Jun 04, 2018
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
4/12/18 bottle @ BLU Jazz
Apr 13, 2018
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Würzburger Hofbräu AG "Würzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner"
$7/pint @ Wm. Mulherin's Sons, Philadelphia, PA on 3 February 2018

Notes: Crystal clear deep golden body beneath a limited head of white (dirty bar glass?). No lacing is left behind but I'll have to give it the benefit of the doubt as that seems very odd for a German beer. The aroma delivers herbal and spicy hops over a lightly sweet grainy malt. The flavor follows as is usually the case. Nicely balanced by a very firm bitterness that leads to a dry finish with some residual bitterness, malt, and herbal and spicy hops. Medium bodied and lightly crisp. Overall, basic in many ways but isn't every Pilsner? And it's very well done. Certainly worth trying.
Mar 12, 2018
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