Wolters Pilsener
Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH

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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #629
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
78
Ranked #45,971
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 16.18%
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
278
From:
Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  53
SCORE
78
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Wolters PilsenerWolters Pilsener
Notes: Our distinctive Pilsener beer, well balanced bitterness and easy to drink. Gold in colour, fresh and very digestible.
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Photo of Dunkinddad
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stumbled upon this imported German Pilsner when pressed to find something budget friendly after a long day of more expensive city bar hopping.

Pleasantly surprised by the entire experience.
If given the opportunity to have an American Busch, Miller, Coors, Bud etc. Or this import...I'd go German 9/10x.

Very easy to drink, some fruity floral notes, crisp finish then smooth on the palate.

I drank from the 500ml can (when will USA just go metric lol).

Appearance poured: golden, nice head, def has the body of a "beer".

Taste: Some floral notes, crisp and smooth finish

Rated above standard USA big 3
Below Sam Adams, Yuengling and Goose

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Photo of mikeg67
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle. Pours golden with long lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Grassy hops, grain and biscuit malt fill the mouth. Finish is long and hoppy. Nice brew.

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
3.97/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid, typical-tasting German Pilsner, though less head than many others after pouring. The very slightest metallic taste on the first sip, but it dissipates thereafter. As others have mentioned, this beer is an amazing value for a good German Pilsner: a buck a canned pint at Total Wines in CT.

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Photo of teromous
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "P 28.11.18 20:41 E 28.05.20"
This is imported.

Appearance: The beer has a medium-light gold appearance with good clarity. It has a short white fluffy head.

Aroma: There is a light noble hop aroma with some faint grain scent. There was a bit of a metallic aroma to the beer at first but it goes away after a minute or two.

Taste: There is a caramel flavor and a bit of light herbal tea-like hop flavor. There is a light bit of lemony aftertaste which is nice.

Mouthfeel: It is light, crisp, and easy to drink.

Overall: It's a decent German Pils. It seems to have held up well as an import. I would drink it again, especially on tap. I would recommend it.

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Photo of Kelly10359
1.22/5  rDev -64.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured from 12oz green glass bottle. Expiration date: 01/16/20.

Smell: Skunk

Taste: Skunk

Quite possibly the worst beer i have ever tasted. Could not even finish it. When will brewers learn not to use green glass bottles? When will I learn not to buy beer in green glass bottles. This may have been a good beer otherwise. I will try this again if i find it in cans.

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Photo of Grumpdadlarry
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just a very good beer. Nothing extraordinarily special. However, nothing wrong either (no "weird" tastes).

Very drinkable. I would put this in the category of "good summer beer."

Great price too...I got a case for $18.99 in PA.

I agree with some of the comments that it is better than American beers in the same price range.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can, it pours a nice clear yellow gold with a large white head that very slowly diminishes as you watch. A bit grassy and cerealy in the nose. The mouth gets a very lightly bitter light malt beer. Great on a hot day!

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Photo of rypkr
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I paid $2.99 for a 4/pack of 16oz cans of this in PA... as an import from Germany priced below bud, miller, coors and barely above natty, keystone etc I expected very little...

While not GREAT... this is light years better than anything American in the "cheap beer" market. It's pretty crisp and clean and has a nice spicy, phenolic, banana-clove esther yeast zest to it.

Blind tasting there would be no question it was either german or belgian.

It's not the best german beer I've had by a long shot, but damn is it better than most American brewers lager attempts.

At $2.99 per four 16oz this is one of the best beer:taste values I've come across in PA.

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Photo of lastmango
2.87/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured an unusual deep yellow that was a bit cloudy. Frothy 3 finger white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is undetectable. Sweet grassy nose. Light malt taste with little detectable hops. Light-Moderate body with low carbonation. This beer is far off the mark in comparison to great pilseners.

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Photo of DrMullet
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear medium golden color with frothy head and significant lacing.
Smell is syrupy sweet and grassy.
Taste is a bit too sweet. Not enough bitterness to balance it.

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Photo of Jd333
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Readily available by draught in just about any restaurant or bar in the Braunschweig, Germany region. Nice balance of malt and hops; dry, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of BierRunner
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nobody gives good old Pilsner respect in the ratings, but well done the style is extraordinarily refreshing. This is a great repeesentive of that fine tradition.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - clear straw color with white head

Smell - grains, lemon rind, baked bread, cracker

Taste - baked white bread, lemon rind, cracker

Mouthfeel - light bodied (even for the style), medium carbonation, bready notes upfront, slight sweetness on the back end

Overall - decent example of a pilsener, I deducted points due to the light mouthfeel (even for it being a pilsener I found it to be quite light), worth a shot for lovers of the style.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.07/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours a crystal clear dull golden color with an absolutely massive, dense, foamy white head. Retention is moderate and there are a few chunks and spots of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is sweet, grainy, grassy and spicy.

Taste is much more watered down. Basically just grain with a little grassiness.

Feel is thin and and undercarbonated with a dry finish.

Overall this beer is a miss. When I first took a whiff I thought I was in store for a solid, classic German pilsner, but this seems like Budweiser's take on a pils.

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Photo of pro45
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can. Straw color. Soapy head. Smell is grass, hops, sweet malts. Taste is sweet, malty and hoppy with traces of pine in the finish. Light mouthfeel. At .99 cents a can, you can't go wrong. A "go to" pilsner for me. Almost as good as Jever.

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Photo of CoryIanShafer
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very very, yellow,a small head that disappears quickly,a little lacing but who cares, colored like yellow hay or the setting sun on a summer day, light but yet full-bodied, sweet and malty, but yet bitter, taste of grass, hay, honey, soap and a slight cotton candy flavor, all in all well-balanced with hops and malt but yet not to hoppy like American brews that overdose with hops, Hoppy strength around a 3, Malty at about a 2, A good German Beer

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Photo of tigg924
2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours clear, gold in color with 3/4 inch head. Taste is faint straw, grain, and light leafy hops. Light bodied, slightly bitter, with high carbonation. Pales in comparison to other German brews I have had lately. Not horrible, but nothing I will pick up again after I get through with these three.

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Photo of Gmann
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale straw color with a honey hue. The white head is rather small and settles into a light cap.

The aroma is grassy from the noble hops. A bit of a limey scent. Notes of sulfur.

The taste is of a cracker malt and grassy hop. Nice German hop flavor. Some sulfur and metal. The malt is a tad more bready than expected.

The feel is moderate with active carbonation. More substantial in body for the style and not as crisp.

An ok pils. Too much euro lager notes.

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Photo of chinchill
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From s bottle with a coffee stamp suggesting a March 2017 bottling date.
Hazy amber copper body with a thin weak head.
The aroma is lightly skunky with Euro hops and faint biscuit. Similar but more earthy and stalls taste.
Light carbonation in an overly thin body.

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Photo of jkblr
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL canned 9/14/16 poured into a mug at fridge temp. The beer is bright golden yellow with one inch of off white head. Settles into a thin film of head and sparse lacing. Aroma reveals mostly sweet malt with just a hint of grassy hops. Taste follows with clean malts and grassy hop flavor and bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium with quite a bit of carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable all malt beer at $.99/single. Maybe not the textbook German pils if you're looking for that though.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Excellent refreshing beer. Nothing interesting really just a good pils that does the job. Better and less expensive than most American Macros yet it has the character of a German beer. My new low cost go to for this summer!

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Photo of jmasalle
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer doesn't brag, but is not bland. Like a Budweiser or Rolling Rock with more character, but dryer, and a bit more bitter. Good, for the low price.

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Photo of Lehigh
3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is my first Beeradvocate review. I've consumed about two dozen cases of the 500 ml can version, and I guess that qualifies me to add my two cents. I made my first purchase for two reasons: $20 for a 24-can case, and the German pedigree. I've gone back every 3-4 weeks for more, and the reasons are: the 20 bucks a case, and a more flavor than the standard American beers. It has become my cheap beer staple.

Wolters pilz hasn't much aroma. It is heavier, less malty, and hoppier than any cheap domestic (I don't include Yuengling because their lager costs appreciably more in the 16-oz. can). Also, Wolters laces nicely, has enough head and effervescence to remind you it is beer, and not sparkling water (like Bud, Millers, Coors, etc.). There are no taste surprises with the Wolters. The first gulp is like the last. The way I add variety is to drink it cold and at room-temp. The tepid brew tastes as expected; heavier and more bitter (but not IPA bitter, for sure). Cold Wolters is very refreshing when I've worked up a sweat. Either warm or cold goes well with almost any food.

I may prefer over-the top IPAs, but I can't afford to drink the great beers exclusively. As I said, this is a staple, and at that price, I can try lots of craft brew 6 or 12 packs now and again.

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Photo of mjrizzo23
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While there's nothing particularly spectacular about this beer, it's actually pretty good.. you won't find any deep, bold flavor but you won't find anything offensive either.. the best way to describe it is Budweiser 2.0.. it's a step up from and similar to Budweiser but it's a big step up and costs about the same..

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Photo of ironhorse123
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tasted this pilsener while waiting for a flight at T5 Jetblue JFK. Have never seen it but the size of the bottle sold me ,$9, a bargain. This was a pleasant surprise as it's a very drinkable German pilsner and will seek it out at my favorite speciality beer retailers.

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Wolters Pilsener from Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 278 ratings