Wolters Pilsener | Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH

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Brewed by:
Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
Germany | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cnozzy on 12-25-2009

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207
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
22.29%
 
 
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Photo of Spineypanda
4.58/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light gold in color, with a large white head.
Smells like some serious German Pilsner hops, with that classic metallic smell that6 accompanies most of the Hofbrau beers.
Taste is great! Very refreshing and light, but with enough malt sweetness that it is separated from most other German Pilsners.
A great beer, with great carbonation.

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Photo of beerbuddy11735
4.45/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got Wolters at my local beer store via owners suggestion. First it was a GREAT value with BIG savings over the normal European lagers they always sell. I think this is a new beer since have not seen it before. The beer pours nice with bubbly head and some lace retention, golden color and bitterness expected from a German Pils. For the price and quaity of the beer, this is going to be my Sunday fottball day beer with my football buddys

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Photo of BeerMePlze
4.33/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at Firkin in Libertyville, never heard of it but I'm glad I tried it.

Light bodied and easy to drink. Nice hop spiciness, and I really enjoyed the finish. I tried Wolters on the first day we had over 60 degrees, and I think I found my new warm weather go to Pils.

I definately recommend trying this to anyone.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.26/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pilsner pours a perfect clear blonde color with a very thin white head that collapses down in a moderate and acceptable rate leaving almost no lacing on the glass.

The beer tastes like a great balance of matiness with hops. A great balanced pilsner. The flavor is brisk and refreshing. I had this one right after getting a hot fire going for our steaks tonight and boy did it hit the spot. This one almost disappeared so fast I didn't get to savor it.

While it is not an exceptional pilsner it is an ideal pilsner and what one should expect as a pilsner. This is a great example of how a pilsner should be. I would love to buy this one again.

As for mouth feel it coats without overdoing it and the slightly hopped bitter finish is pleasant and not overwhelming like some other beers.

I really like this one and highly recommend it to anyone that likes a pilsner on a hot day.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wolters Pilsener Premium (green USA bottle) has a thick, frothy, white head, a bubbly, golden appearance, and moderate lacing. The aroma, which was not at all skunked, is of soda cracker and grassy hops. Taste is of sweetness, cracker, and grassy hops. The mouthfeel is medium, and Wolters Pilsener Premium finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. RJT

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Photo of LumpyGuitar
4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was new at my stop, very glad I gave it a go.

Pured a clear golden with a finger of bubbly head. Retention isn't great, lacing is minimal.

Smells of heady skunky hop, very spicy, clean water.

Taste is phenomenal. Thickly crisp hop starts the flavor and holds on, letting go at the end for a slightly sour-sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is fresh and crisp, light bodied, perfectly balanced.

This beer has amazing drinkability. I plan on getting plenty more when I go back and I'm sure it would pair well with plenty of dishes. Easy to finish off a whole bottle, even a 6 pack, without knowing it.

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Photo of danoneil77
4.18/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A little more fortified than most German Pils, and the taste shows it. Much more full bodied than say Bitburger; making it a good deal less-drinkable.

You get what you pay for - always!

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Photo of deadliest
4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden body with a finger and a half of white, fairly dense head. Smells of grass, and bread with spices. Tastes of grassy hops, hop spiciness and biscuit. Aftertaste is sweet biscuit. Crisp and smooth, finishes somewhat dry. Drinkability is very high. Wish the bottle was dated :/

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Photo of Mthom
4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I came across this at my local spot and thought it would be the usual less expensive pilsner. I was pleasantly surprised. A lot fuller than one would expect, with a bolder taste, a little more bitter. Definitely not your usual pilsner. I went back and bought 2 more six packs. Enough said! Highly recommmended for Summer drinking...

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Photo of cdizinno
4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured into a flute glass from a bottle with no date or ABV.

A: Clear, dark gold color with a nice fluffy white head and moderate lacing.

S: Malty, peppery. Mild hops and yeasty bready scents.

T&M: Smooth with little to no bitterness. Well-balanced pilsener. Some tangy spiciness throughout with a peppery finish.

Not my style of beer, but very drinkable. If you like pilseners you gotta give it a try. Surprisingly good!

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Photo of Finn
4.02/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a pale straw color leaving a thin dense white head. touch of lacing.

Aroma: It's subtle, but refined. Sharp, grassy, biscuits, honey, cheerios.

Taste: Starts with a nice grainy, biscuity malt sweetness, then is quenched by a moderate dose of grassy/herbal hops. Overall flavor is a tad on the light side, like the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carboanation

Drinkability: High. This beer is incredibly drinkable due to it's slightly lighter flavor. It's still delicious though, but it's a pils that won't leave you thinking about it afterwards, it's just nice and enjoyable while you have it. Worth a shot if you're in the mood for a sessionable pils.

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Photo of mynie
4.02/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've been buying a lot of bitburger lately, because it costs literally 40% as much as every American craft pils I have access to, and it's at least a head better than all of them.

So I was happy to see another cheap-ish German canned pils. And, heck, it's an even better deal at 7.99 for a sixer of tall boys. Thems is a good price 6 years ago.

Pours a very dark gold with a small head that dissipates quickly. Filtered body. Very rich-looking.

Smells delicate and grainy with just a little tang of Bavarian hops.

Tastes much more robust, but still pretty light for a Euro pils. Firm, grassy start that gets tangy and sweet near the middle, finishing with hops and a very nice lack of esters. A very solid German pils.

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Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500ml can into Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: pours a pillowy white 2" head that drops quickly with a bit of lacing on the glass. Color is a mostly clear golden, with some small sediment in suspension and plenty of streaming bubbles.

Aroma: biscuit and bread dough, with some floral and grassy hops, but both are fairly mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, frothy, slightly chewy, with a pleasant drying finish.

Flavor: toasted bread, biscuit, tangy herbal and floral hops.

Overall: very pleasant, should pair well with most foods, and a terrific session beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Although my nose was initially disappointed by the soft waft of skunkiness, Wolters Pils satisfied in the end.

The appearance was good, displaying a crystal clear deep golden body beneath a frothy head of bright white. The head retention could have been better, but it did leave sheets of spotty lace behind.

The flavor was soft and very well balanced, displaying grassy and gently floral hop flavors over a softly sweet maltiness. It's moderate carbonation level accentuated the malt, leaving it almost creamy across the palate despite its medium-light body; although it didn't help with head retention, so there's the trade-off.

Just enough character leaves it charming and tasty, but also quite quaffable. Remarkably drinkable!

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Photo of weeare138
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Lisa W. For supplying the sample...
Appears a transparent light straw colored gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a mild cap and collar. Steady streams of carbonation rise to the top.
Smell is of light skunkweed up front (damn green bottles), cut grass, wet hay, sugary pils malt, crackers, biscuit, and white wine, honeydew melon and green grapes.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a sweet, juicy fruit gum flavor standing out with fresh dough, and honey drizzled biscuits. Really a refreshing flavor with a hint of noble hops...wish there was a tad more.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, spritzy, refreshing, and sweet.

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Photo of RedBaron
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ahhh...I love hunting for north German pilseners, and this one was a good find.

Appearance: A very clean, pale gold color. Nicely carbonated.
Smell: Summer personified! faint cut grass, lightly aromatic hop aromas.
Taste: A nice pale malty sweetness up front, balanced well in the middle, and finished bitter and fairly dry. Very nice.
Mouthfeel: In two words: properly balanced. The interplay between the sweet and dry is sublime. This would pair nicely with a dish of fried North Sea cod and roasted potatoes.

Is this the best beer from Germany I've had? No. Is this simply a well-made German pilsener that doesn't pretend to be anything extraordinary? Yes. It's hard to explain, but I get the feeling that when the brewers produced this beer, they didn't have a particular export market in mind, they simply stuck to their original recipe and shipped it afterwards. Nice job, folks!

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Photo of tucson_brewson
3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL can poured into English pint glass.

L - Pours a clear, slightly bronze color with a finger of foam, dissipates quick, leaves a nice lacing

S - Very little skunkiness, probably due to can rather than bottle. Honey, cereal, malt

T - Classic pilsner, biscuit, honey and slight hops but more sweet/bready malt than other brews of this style

F - Medium-bodied, not as carbonated, dry finish, very drinkable

O - For $1.50-2 a can, you can't beat it. If this is the "cheap" stuff Germany has to offer up against our Bud Lights and PBRs, I've got to make my way to Germany someday. A very solid beer.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright, clear golden color. Poured a 2 finger rocky white head with good retention to a half finger skim. Lightly decanted. Laced in even rings.

S: Mild pilsener malt. Hay and grass. A little green apple.

T: Mild pilsener malt; crackers. A little green apple and mineral flavor. Grassy in the finish.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Crisp finish with some lingering sweetness in the bitter.

D: Easily drinkable and sessionable.

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Photo of nasty15108
3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle.

A - Crystal clear golden color loaded with lots of little streams of carbonation.

S - Grassy with the slight hint of Euro skunkiness.

T - Clean and pretty crisp. Slightly herbal with tiny but of hop sizzle in the finish.

MF - Light and very drinkable. A very affordable session beer.

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Photo of Premo88
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: roasted corn color ... lighter than gold, darker than yellow; minimal head for a pils, 1/2- to 3/4-inch tall stack of white foam; slight sticking, no major lacing; fantastic column of bubbles rising up the center of the column creating a very cool skin of white foam and thick bubbly collar; clarity and color are superb

S: skunk for first minute, then it disappears completely to allow a stark fruitiness to shine through -- at times as fruity as a good English pale; sour grain; lots of lighter malt, almost bready/biscuit malt but for sure at least cracker; very sweet and almost floral

T: follows the nose pretty closely, though the biscuit malt shows up a bit more here in the flavor; very light and fruity ... sweet

F: almost perfect ... light, crisp, easy going down; it feels a bit soft near the end, but overall fantastic

O: not bad at all but it's missing the good green/grassy hop bite the best of the best pilseners offer ... the sweeter fruity taste is very reminiscent of some Dortmunder or Munich Helles lagers I've tried and also some English pale ales, the fruit is almost apricot or peach; not an award winner, but for the price, it has potential for getting into my fridge again

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear yellow color with a little bit of deeper golden highlights. Poured with a little bit of white head that quickly went away.

S: Typical pilsner smell. Little bit of apples. Little grain. Tight nose.

T: Taste is right where it should be. Not much of that funk with imported examples of the style. Maybe I got lucky on a fresh bottle.

M: Best part of this beer. Super dry and even a little bit creamy. Little undercarbonated for the style.

D: Easy drinking. One of the better imported pilsners that I have had recently.

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Photo of kanders74
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Bought this in a mix-n-match pack at my local beer cave. Poured into 16 oz. Weizen glass, only produced about a fingers width of head, nice lacing.

S: Can't say I really smelled anything, no skunk either

T: Very mild malt flavor, hint of grasses and apple. I can't say I experienced any of the skunkiness others observed.

M: Very light, waterey with slight carbonation.

D: Very easy going pilsner...the kind I could drink all day.

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Photo of LittleDon
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very typical of German pilseners in many respects. Golden and clear with a copious small carbonation bubbles. The head is unspectacularly small, but it is beautifully fine and the retention is very good. Grainy with a bit of fruitiness to the aroma. Medium bodied with definite hop bitterness in front and middle. Finishes with a spicy hop bitterness. Would make a good everyday brew.

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

A: palid gold color with a nice 2 finger white head, creamy and consistent, it lasts enough, abundant carbonatation

S: fruity and honey smell, some buiscuit notes appear

T: wow, it is refreshing and very neutral on flavour, in fact the sweet notes i was expecting to find were not as marked as tought, as the zip pass trough the tongue you feel a nice fresh sensation, ending with a very tiny bitterness that invites you to keep drinking.

A nice german pilsner and i am not fan of this sytle

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Photo of Brabander
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the many good German Pilseners. I bought this one when i was in Germany a few weeks ago. Poured in my Dutch beerglass there is a very nice white head. Almost no carbonation. The beer has a good appearance as to expect from a German beer. The smell is better than average and the tast is quit good, soft, smooth with some hints of citrus.

Very nice and enjoyable beer with a good mouthfeel and dito drinkablity.

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