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Wolters Pilsener | Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
Germany
hofbrauhauswolters.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cnozzy on 12-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,678
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
243
pDev:
16.12%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
44
Trade:
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Photo of pro45
3.94/5  rDev +17.6%
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 +10.1%
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 Zazzi82
3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
2.65/5  rDev -20.9%
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 Wer34truh
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnTurano
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gmann
3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -11.6%
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 dar482
3.37/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grahuba
2.36/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MrDis
3.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkblr
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
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 CreightonSM
2.29/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
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 +9%
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 +15.2%
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 +19.4%
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 MeanMotaScootah
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this from a pint bottle. Straight forward German Pils. Nothing to write home about - a nice pilsner in a true German style.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ironhorse123
5/5  rDev +49.3%
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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Photo of duvel1979
1.88/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

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Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 243 ratings
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