Wolters Pilsener
Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH

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From:
Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
 
Germany
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #529
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
78
Ranked #29,008
Avg:
3.39 | pDev: 15.63%
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
160
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 16, 2022
Added:
Dec 25, 2009
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  53
SCORE
78
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Notes: Our distinctive Pilsener beer, well balanced bitterness and easy to drink. Gold in colour, fresh and very digestible.
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Clear golden appearance.
Medium light carbonation with a slightly thin body.
Aroma is doughy malty bread,malt, grain,cereal,floral honey.
Taste is very mildly sweet,otherwise stays true to aroma.
Very inexpensive but still a quality beer.
Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Clear golden color with a dense and lasting white head that manages some decent lacing.
The aroma is fresh bread or biscuits with a light sweet malt in the background.
The taste is bready malts with a trace of bitterness in the finish. There is no trace of adjunct sweetness or taste, just light malts.
The body is light/medium, good carbonation level, smooth and drinkable.
Altogether, this is a decent, refreshing brew. nothing really outstanding, but an excellent buy for the price.
Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.22 by lic217 from Connecticut

Jun 11, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear gold appearance with a large white head and light lacing. Subtle aroma; biscuit-like, a bit herbal, a bit floral. Loses its punch if you let it sit too long. Soft, rounded taste. Malts support the noble hops in the traditional way and remain free from annoying adjuncts. Spiciness comes through in the aftertaste. Moderately bitter, decently carbonated mouthfeel,
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Apr 13, 2022
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Reviewed by joeagain from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Let's start out with rating the beer based on its character, then the price.
Nice deep golden color. Head is considerably dense. Nose is all malt with some freshly baked bread; not much hops in the aroma. Light body, semi-sweet malt, decent hop bitterness. The latter starts out fairly bitter, then ends clean.
Now the price... 4.99 for a 4 pack of 16 plus ounce cans. Some claim you can find it for 3.99! At its price, this might be the best German bargain beer available.
Feb 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by GlenFarclas from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This happens sometimes, where you rate according to preferences and it so happens to be a positive rating. Well, it looks perfect (for my taste), the smell is cracker malt, biscuit, bready, some herbaceous nutty, vegetal hop character. Taste follows the nose, there's the faintest alcohol bite on it. Feel is spot on, nice and round in the mouth, hints of delicate bitterness that fizz on the tip of the tongue. And overall, well how can it not be a 4. It deserves it. It's 4 bucks a 4 pack. It's readily available, fresh, tasty, and a great value. I suppose I can buy pilsener for 4 bucks a can instead and feel obliged to rate it at least 4 plus but I like this and I can save a buck. If you haven't tried it, and you like pale lager, well, give it a go, you just might like it!
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a "1 pint 0.9 fl oz" can into a tall pilsner glass, 4 pack purchased for $3.99

The look is golden straw, no haze, and bubbly with a good head with retention and even some lacing which is surprising for the price.

Smell is less appealing, some mustiness in the hops and not a lot else going on the malt aspect smells good bit very faint.

Taste has no must but is very hop extract foward with a bit of bite bit not a lot of flavor until the initial extract clears out a bit once again the malts are fine but it's clear they saved money in the shopping and brewing process (in order to save us money I guess). There is no cheap beer sweetness or metallic off tastes. Very light but welcome yeast presence.

Feel is definitely refreshing and I dont regret the purchase as nothing here is too intense and there is nothing necessarily off about it bit theres obviously higher quality purity law pilsners out there as made clear by the staggeringly low price point.

Overall a very cheap beer that's probably one of the best at its price point despite its flaws. It's still a German pils and has some of the character to back it up, and it's still very convenient for a hot day in its 4 pack bigger than a pint format, throw one in the freezer and the rest in the fridge and you're good for the day. Very refreshing and more nuance than the traditional "cheap lager"
Nov 29, 2021
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Reviewed by TigerSoul from New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
I have been 'revisiting' pilsners, lagers and other lighter, more drinkable styles over the last few years, and I'm loving the experiment. ... I noticed this one in one of my local package stores, $4.99 for the four-pack of 16 ounce cans, so I thought, 'why not'. On the front labeling, it is stated that the beer is brewed in strict accordance to the German beer purity law however a glance at the ingredient listing reveals "hop extract". Not sure if that's legit or not, but there it is... The beer? It's okay, I mean, there are scores of other, much better German pilsners and lagers out there (my current favorite is Radeberger), and this one falls squarely into the 'okay' category. Will I seek it out again? No.
Oct 19, 2021
 
Rated: 2.82 by Baviera from Belarus

Aug 12, 2021
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Reviewed by FrankFrank

3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
For what it is, in my opinion this is a solid simple beer.

There are a lot of nasty cheap German beers that I don't care for at all, Paderborner probably being the worst.
Just awful. Bitburger.. not much better.

But this is totally drinkable. Good for a hot day. Refreshing.

Not much going on taste wise, sweet and slightly malty and bitter. Light but not flimsy.

Nothing wrong with it at this price bracket. Will be drinking it again. Cheers!
Jul 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.21 by Hazey92 from New York

Jun 04, 2021
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Reviewed by HopHunterCL from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a super clear rich golden color with a medium dense white head.
Aroma is very bready with some floral notes and a bit of honey sweetness.
Nice biscuity flavor with some grassy hops and a slightly sweet finish.
Very clean and refreshing beverage.
Jun 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by Babydave from New York

May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by barneyrubble from Colorado

3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L-Big 3F white head and 100% transparent gold.

N- White saltine cracker, coriander, malt, yeast, spicy hops

T-Wheat bread, hint of yeast. very low carbonation almost flat with a normal pour.

M- Medium feel but low carbonation slick with dry finish and some thickness.

O- A bit more malt roundness than other German Pilsners but not overtly sweet. Less hop presence makes it smooth and seasonable, but not up to the same overall balance as the leaders. Cheap price.
Mar 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.46 by Roberto11232 from New York

Feb 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Jan 27, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance is clear gold with two fingers of white head, spotted lacing. Very bready aromas bouquet: white bread, biscuit, and general yeast, with slight honey. Taste is very bready but light in complexion, hints of floral notes and grains, but again mostly bread. Feel is, you guessed it, bready! Light and airy in the breadiness, mildly crisp, very soft. Wish there was a little more there in the feel, but a solid pils, especially if you are feeling bready
Jan 05, 2021
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Reviewed by bigdeuce from Pennsylvania

3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
It’s not a bad looking beer. A bit cloudy with a nice 2 finger head. Decent lacing down the glass. Scents are bad. Very musky and skunky, similar to most bad, what used to be German imports in St. Pauli Girl and Beck’s. Very light tasting. Easy drinking. A bit of corn but nothing cloying in the taste. Could be a decent summer quaff. Oh, nothing offensive. A decent, cheap German import. I may grab this one again.
Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
I like the bottle label artwork. The pour is golden yellow with a good amount of carbonation. The taste is barley, mild hops, & some green bottle skunk. Cheers! B-
Dec 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.46 by BaconFingers from Washington

Aug 26, 2020
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Reviewed by NYRunner from New York

3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I had a can poured into a shaker pint glass at a bar in Greenwich Village with outdoor seating. It was my first time drinking in public since Covid broke out in March. Also, it was a hot summer afternoon, and perhaps I was pre-disposed to enjoy my beer.

And enjoy it I did. As someone below mentioned, it was somewhat reminiscent of Jever, with its light clear color and fairly high carbonation. The nose was mostly malty and the taste had a malty beginning and some hop bitterness at the finish, though somewhat less bitterness than I would expect in a pilsner. Nonetheless, it was light, tasty and refreshing and I would certainly have it again.
Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.95 by generallee from Virginia

Aug 08, 2020
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has malt and floral hints
The taste follows the nose with malt and floral flavors
A light bodied well carbonated crisp beer
A decent Pilsner
Jul 26, 2020
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Rated by ExecutiveErnst from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
one of the best budget beers available. love it, refreshing, dry and a little malty. good beer
Jun 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by pkalix from California

May 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
-clear amber can pour with a minimal foam head that dissipated very quickly. The aroma is faint and hay-like. The flavor is crackery malt with a little wood and a bit of bite. The finish is not dry. -not great, but more enjoyable than many AAL’s.
Mar 20, 2020
 
Rated: 2.73 by chiefz1 from New York

Mar 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
While a good enough pils, more interesting is the history of this regional brewery.

A pretty good Looking Pils with an ample head that recedes but sticks around... all on an almost amber body.
Smells are mostly malt with some grass, an average invite. Tastes are balanced; mostly malt in the attack, a tad of "metallic" bitterness, OK but also common. (I wonder... is this "metallic" due to a regional style of blending hops and we are not used to it ? Because I've notice this "metallic" taste in other German pils and other reviewers have commented on them.) Anyway, Wolters finishes refreshing and semi-dry and, I speculate, a good lager to have with lunch.

Wolters stretches back several centuries, but in the 20th it was ravaged by bombing and then the Cold War. They rebuilt the brewery and InBev bought them... probably for too much and sold it back less than a decade later. This Hofbrauhaus has some 14 brands, totaling perhaps 40 beers... so less than a third are on BA. So I give them decent OA Hugs for making it through ownership by the Big Boys.
Jan 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Dunkinddad

3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
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
Dec 07, 2019
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
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.
Nov 12, 2019
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Rated by Dave1999 from North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
An excellent cheap beer.
Oct 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Rand_Schoeb from Connecticut

3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
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.
Oct 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by tb77 from Virginia

Oct 04, 2019
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Rated by Lenzi85 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Perfect beer
Sep 26, 2019
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
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.
Sep 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Kelly10359 from New Jersey

1.22/5  rDev -64%
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.
Aug 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Grumpdadlarry from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
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.
Aug 18, 2019
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