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Würzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner | Würzburger Hofbräu AG

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Brewed by:
Würzburger Hofbräu AG

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 97
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1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of WestonW
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of DrRosenscrotum
2.51/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle this "pilsner style" beer had about a one inch head with color ranging from clearish yellow to a darker haze of yellow towards the top. Good amount of carbonation as well. Instant aroma was not plesant to say the least, reminded me of an old wet shoe. Taste and mouthfeel were bitter with a hard bite. I was not overjoyed with this beer, but I would like to revisit it again for a second opinion.

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Photo of Minkybut
2.63/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was a really pretty blonde beer with a white head. The beer also had good lacong qualities. The beer stunk to me and smelled skunky. The taste was bready with tomatoes and bitter tasting. It was nor refreshing and in fact dried my mouth out. I will not buy again.

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Photo of clvand0
2.78/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got this in a 12oz bottle. Pours the normal Pilsner yellow with a medium head and a small amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma was mostly grains and hops and a little skunkiness. The taste is hoppy, much like the aroma, and a little skunky. Maybe I got a bad one. Reasonably drinkable and a decent mouthfeel.

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Photo of mikeg67
2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz brown bottle. Pours pale golden with white, long lasting, foamy head. Aroma is of bready malt, and some floral hops. The body is light and crisp. Taste is floral, earthy hops, some unpleasant vegetables and bready malt. Long, earthy finish. Forgettable brew.

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Photo of nick76
2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The aroma has hay and grains with floral and grassy hops. The appearance is pale gold with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bit of the latex flavor that many euro pils seem to have. The palate is thin but well carbonated. Overall it's pretty typical for the style which is good if you happen to like this style.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Aroma grainy malt, cardboard, soapy, bready, grassy/floral hops. Taste crackers, black pepper, grassy, grainy malt, slight bitter finish.

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Photo of dcbeers
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of mjc410
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I pour this beer into my beloved Prima Pils glass, I get a decent one-finger white head that falls quickly. The body is a hazy yellow gold. The lacing is quite slick, having little staying power. The nose is erbal, and slightly metallic - telltale signs of edelhopfen. There's not much to it, though. The taste is mellow, with only a mild hop bitterness, and some cereal sweetness. The mouth has quite a bit of carbonation, but perhaps an over-thick body. This beer doesn't really offend in any way, but isn't a standout, either. That said, I could certainly enjoy putting a few of these away if it were the best available, but my favorite Pils remains Prima.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Schmuckles
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of oelergud
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very pale yellow body, head is white and starts out big but dissipates quickly, lace is great though, not much carbonation.
Typical lager smell, bread and grain mostly and that faint licorice like lager smell.
Bread and grain is all over the palate, malts and hops in good balance. After taste is slightly bitter and puckering.
Mouthfeel is ok, fuller than it appears and it leaves some coating.


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Photo of lccrunchy
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Shiloh
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A very pretty beer with a high foamy crown that sticks around for the duration. Light golden in colour and hazy.
Carbonation is light.
Aroma is a little grainy.
This is the sweetest pilsner that I have ever tasted, which leaves me disappointed.
Starts out to the malts and stays there....does not linger.
Not a session brew for this hop head but may be for others.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a light, hazy yellow in color with a huge, fluffy, white head.

Smell – The light noble hops and grain were smothered by skunk. Too bad, because otherwise it probably would have had a nice aroma.

Taste – The hops here are good. They are light and easy but get stepped on by the heavy-handed grain. The grain isn’t bad, it’s just too heavy for the style. The finish though is nice with a bit of sweetness at the end.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is good and light just as it should be.

Drinkability – This is a bit grainy for the style but a nice effort nevertheless.

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Photo of stevoj
3.14/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beautiful fluffy head on pour, and nice strong malty aroma. This is going to be good, right? Taste is weak and watery, unexpected as it smelled so good. Nothing is left on the palate either, so I marked it down for that. I was poised for something great, and got just plain mediocre....

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Photo of hophugger
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yelterdow
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

My first trip to "Wine Country" in Bergenfield yielded this, a German Pilsner that I've never seen before. At $1.99, this 11.2 oz. bottle is worth the gamble. Served in a traditional pilsener glass at a few degrees above fridge temperature, and paired with German sausages with sauerkraut.

Appearance- This beer pours a hazy yellow-green... it's an interesting hue that I don't recall seeing before, it's almost the color of a tripel without the body. Loads of mini-bubbles launch from the bottom, and the cakey three-finger snow white head remains substantial for many minutes... leaving behind gobs of sticky lacing in the glass.

Smell- A peppery twang greets the nose, showcasing just a mild hop character. Overall the aroma is surprisingly mellow, not offering up anything more than that and some hay-like grassiness.

Taste- Again, the spicy, white pepper notes come through initally and dominate the flavor profile. Some straw and mowed grass are there as well, leading to a bone dry finish that leaves the mouth puckering.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The texture is active, alive, and quite nice for the style... the carbonation is so tight and rolling that is throws the spotlight on the zippy bitterness which defines this beer. Overall, a middle-of-the-road pils that wouldn't warrant my visiting this again.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a light golden with a big, creamy/fluffy white head. Lots of small carbonation seen rising slowly.

Aroma is sweet, somewhat flowery with malt underlying. Light hops and some slight grassy aroma.

Taste is sweet with light flavors and some hops. The bitter/dry finish dominates.

Mouthfeel is light and cleansing.

Overal, an OK brew. Finish is too bitter/dry for me [for the style] but it was still quite drinkable. Certainly worth a taste.

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Photo of Dayman766
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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