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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of msarver16
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down and left a thin film of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of bready malts in the nose along with hints of grassy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has lots of bready malt flavors along with a light amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, clean and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is also a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: This is a very good representation of the style and delivers a nice crisp flavor. I would definitely have this beer again.

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Photo of BellsFan
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of szmnnl99
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of smakawhat
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tall pilsner style glass. Best before September 2012.

A very foamy and shampoo like bright white head is made, falls fairly quickly. Body color is a very straw hay yellow, crystal clear, but with nice rising carbonation and some stuck cola bubbles on the side but not too many.

Nose is a bready toasty white bread like malt. Very clean smelling, a little dry. Very solid, nothing too obviously hoppy either.

The vast majority of the taste and flavor seems to be on the finish. Slight dense mild malt and faint lemon finish comes off, after taste hits with a very dry white baked bread action. Slight interesting acid sense to this also, kind of interesting.

Overall pretty tasty, but not feeling that drawn to it or highly desiring another sometime soon.

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Photo of mikeg67
2.9/5  rDev -24.9%
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 GarthDanielson
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a stemmed pilsner, the beer is a an extremely bright, vibrant, crystal clear, yellow gold color with a slow, steady stream of carbonation and a frothy, foamy, clingy white head. Aromas are clean and subtle, with a slight toasted grain backbone and a hint of floral highlights. Flavors are very toasty, with a biscuit and grain backbone giving rise to a floral hops bitterness that cleans the palate, leaving an almost nonexistent aftertaste. Very smooth, dry body with a sparse lacing left along the glass. Some of the roasting and bitter flavors carry through to a crisp, slightly drying finish. Clean, smooth beer with crisp transitions and a nice finish. Fantastic German Pils.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of rjplumer
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a soft yellow haze with a one finger head that fades quick. Mild classic Pilsner aroma. Faint yeast notes too.Clean start with mild bitterness in the middle with a clean finish. Refreshing and enjoyable. Nice if your looking for something simple and enjoyable.

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Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of SarahMackAttack
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of keithmurray
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass

appearance - clear straw colored beverage with fluffy white head

smell - citrus, grass, hay, lemon peel

taste - grassy flavor upfront, herbal essence, hop bitterness, slightest of citrus aftertaste (lemon zest)

mouthfeel - watery mouthfeel, thin to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, somewhat bitter on the finish

overall - this was an average pilsener that I was glad to have tried, taste doesn't justify the price on this one though, try other entrants of this style that are cheaper, better tasting and easier to obtain. That said, I'd would like to try this again either on tap or fresh from the source as there is no telling how long this was in transit/sitting on a shelf.

price point - $3 for a single ($10.99/6pk)

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Photo of stevoj
3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
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 ConchobarNessa
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Hazy yellow, nice and interesting. Hard to see through it. Plenty of lacing.

Smell- Smells like a summer field, sweet hay, some flowery lemons. Not the deepest nose but it wasn't skunky and it is a great smell for the style.

Taste- Grains, a lot of grains. I got a lot of honey from the taste of this thing as well as a great noble hop at the end.

Mouthfeel- A pleasure, heavy for a pilsner, a pleasant surprise.

Overall- Good beer, loved it because it is very different to other pilsners. Great high end pilsner.

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Photo of philosobeer
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm giving this one a very good review.

Got half a liter on tap at Resi's Bierstube.

Straw colored. White foam head. Lace clings down the mug.

The hops are the highlight here. German variety of hops, certainly, in the noble family. They come out on the nose, and remain on the palate. Herbal and slightly spicy, a nice zing to them, giving a sense of real crispness.

The body is light, carbonation is high. Mouthfeel is pretty much on in this one.

Extremely quenching and refreshing after a German meal.

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Photo of Yagman3000
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12 oz. bottle that was part of a gift beer of the month club shipment provided by my cousin.

Appears a decent buttery lemon yellow and has enough depth to it that seeing through it isn't happening. Pleasingly on the heavier side of a pilsner.

Smells of wet hay with a tiny whiff of citrusy lemon. I'd hoped for a deeper nose.

Tastes a bit buttery with a grainy background. A little of that lemon comes through here.

Pleasing. Lays on the lips and slowly makes it's way down. Heavier in mouthfeel than the typical Pilsener.

Overall a good beer. I don't usually drink lighter beers anymore but this was on the higher end of pilseners.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has a transparent hay color with some nice bubbles to the body. There is a thin white head and tight lacing. The aroma is sharp and a little bit vegetable like. There is a grassy bitterness to the flavor. The mouthfeel thin with some bite. This beer is refreshing on hot humid Wurzburg day.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a nice on the side of yellow green mild cloudy. Tight bubbles of creamy white. Nose of lemon grassy apple and hay. A german yeast and munich. Palate is a fruit lemon with a grassy bitter and mild pepper dry. Not a harsh carbonation, subtle... but a cold pour. Not a husky grain but a gentle graininess. Making quite an easy drink. Nice subtle german notes but not overloaded. Great session.

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Photo of ant5431
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass from bottle with a 05/11 best buy date.
Was quite surprised by this beer I picked up as a single in a mix a six from Nikkis Liq. Store.
Poured a hazy light gold/straw color, nice white head that lasted for a while.
Has a nice light hoppy/ breadish smell.
A very crisp fresh slighty bitter taste nice light mouth feel.
Wasnt really sure what to expect but this beer beat expectations very nice Pils. style beer.
Will buy it again if I come across it!

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Photo of rsdaugherty
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a pint glass
A - Light golden straw color, 1+ finger head faded quickly to a thin layer 3
S - Hops, bready florals with yeast and grassy notes 3.5
T - More pronounced taste than most other pilsners, bready start to bitterness on the floral hop finish, mild citrus, a very good example of the style 4
M - An overall light brew, moderate carbonation 3.5
O - Very drinkable 4

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Photo of largadeer
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Bubbly straw gold in the glass, highly effervescent and rather cloudy. A dense, sticky head caps the body and leaves sheets of lacing behind.

Grassy, zesty noble hops are prominent on the nose. Citrusy, a bit herbal with a slight lemon peel quality. Mildly malty, there's a whiff of lager yeast and crackery pils malt beneath the hops.

Hop forward but incredibly well balanced on the palate, it opens with lemony, grassy hop flavors backed by a dry and bready pils malt foundation. The finish is bitter, herbal, somewhat yeasty. Dry from front to back, and boldly hopped. Easily one of the better pilsners I've had in recent memory.

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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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