Wolters Pilsener | Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
Germany
hofbrauhaus-wolters.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cnozzy on 12-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
232
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
16.18%
 
 
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4
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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not real high on this pilsener. Flat a watered down lacking bite and uniqueness. Pours Dark golden with a descent head tha vanishes quickly. Lacing doesn't look pretty enough to comment more. Smells like it might taste nice or complex, but overall this beer falls pretty flat. Malt, doughy with a touch of hops. Finishes quite light, too light really and just doesn't have any edge. Sweet with a little bitterness. No thanks.

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Photo of mynie
4.02/5  rDev +18.2%
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 Bouleboubier
3.07/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

(500ml can, best by? E 08.06.17... poured into a fluted goblet)

L: clear, pale gold liquid... cm of static foam wells up and fizzes out... lace slides fast down

S: almost a baked, cereal scent to the malt, lightest citric acid note... malt is on forefront, but with weak-moderate depth... little hop aroma, perhaps only faintly grassy

T: backbone of lumpy pale malt with a sort of drying bread dough overtone... strange almost plastic/can-liner flavor in the finish... not much residual sweetness, which is a relief, as the bitterness is dull

F: relatively swollen and soft-spoken, little prickly up front and on the edges... would prefer this more sharp and dry... could knock back a half liter, but refresh rating - slightly sub-neutral

O: this is a beer to drink eye-popping cold, outta the can... flavor-wise, indistinct... toss this under 'euro pale lager'.

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Photo of wattie83
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a fluted pilsener glass.

Look: Clear light golden colored body with a white head that recedes to a light film with very light spots of lacing.

Aroma: Bready, doughy, with hay and slightly spicy hops.

Taste: Subdued malt bill with little sweetness before the hay and dried grasses hit. Light lemon grass and citrus in the lightly bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly dry, goes down easily.

Overall: Just something missing. It has most of what I'm looking for but watered down. Having said that it's very drinkable at a good price point.

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Photo of mattknueven
3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of freewill35
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leantom
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was an OK Pilsner. Not as robust as Carlsberg and Urquell, but good nonetheless. Here goes:

A: Very clear yellow. Head is good but dissipates very readily and leaves almost no lacing. Body carbonation is also somewhat lacking for a pilsner.

S: Hay and grass from the noble hops. Also fairly bready/grainy from the malt. Alright.

T: Nice bready touches complimented by Pilsner hop spiciness. Hay, grass, and grains. Alright.

F: Nice and bready. Wish it had more carbonation, though.

O: Good.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.66/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pretty golden color. The head is a finger high and white in shade, featuring a great creaminess (though retention isn't great). Some lacing clings to the glass really well.

Hmmm, I think the aroma falls short of what a pilsner needs to accomplish. There are some nice touches of noble hopping laid on a canvas of sweet, bready malts - only the canvas is the size of Rhode Island and the hops only cover about an acre. Considering I also get a touch of bubblegum, I'd make the suggestion this seems closer to a Munich helles than a pilsner. A good Munich helles, at least, but it loses a few points for lacking true pilsner qualities.

It opens sweetly, with a lot of butterscotch, table sugar, and caramel. The finish is a little hoppy, meaning it doesn't end as sweetly. And that's good! Unfortunately, the finish is also a little watery, and develops a little bit of cooked veggies as it warms up. Tasting it, I wouldn't really call it a good Munich helles, much less a good pilsner. But hey, it's cheap!

Too big and too sweet for the style, plain and simple. It coats the palate excessively, with the hops failing to clean things up. I like the small bubbles from the carbonation at least - but frankly, this needs the bigger bubbles of a Miller Lite (cripes, can't believe I'm saying that...)

If I found this beer back in 2011 (when I started drinking), I would have fallen head over heels in love with it. Ditto if I was a British man from Liverpool that was getting sick of Stella Artois. Right now, I simply find it too sweet. On the positive side, this compares well with the Bitburgers and Warsteiners at a superior price point, while utterly crushing BMC/Heineken at the same price point. But in the realm of cheap lagers, Schlitz is still my personal choice.

2.66/5: Pairs well with poverty and extreme metal, but not much else

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Photo of SteveJeremy
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the best pilseners I've yet to have and a delicious beer all around. Nice bold, bready, and dry body that is equally thirst-quenching as it is seriously refreshing. This and Wolters Black Beer are definitely some of the best imported beer I've had.

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Photo of Lukass
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mjcapuano
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Easy to drink very affordable 16 Oz cans case 20.00

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Photo of BlakeA85
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16 oz can into pilsner glass, it was on sale for literally a dollar, I couldn't pass it up. Pours a nice golden straw color with a fluffy head that sticks around.
Smell is a bit flat but decent, light grains and a small tiny hop note.
Taste is okay, it's very light and grainy. I struggled a bit to get more flavor out of it.
Mouthfeel is semi-dry, no aftertaste. Kind of feels like water, but perhaps that's a bit harsh.
Overall, It's much better than I expected for a dollar. Decent, light flavored pilsner.

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Photo of bjouan
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of calcnerd
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL can into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a clear body and a finger of frothy white foam that doesn't stick around too long, but leaves a nice lace.

Smell: very sweet and malty, with just a dash of hop character. A bit on the sweet side for my taste.

Taste: pretty much just like the aroma, quite sweet with a little bit of noble hop character. There is a relatively decent bitterness here, but in general it's not enough to balance the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: actually pretty drinkable, but again just too sweet. I would have a hard time quaffing this by the liter.

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoneguy
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
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 KerryCummins1977
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500 ml can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave just a hint of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a bready and slightly grainy smell. The aroma has notes of a sweet caramel and corny smell as well. Along with a hint of a grassy aroma, one is left with a rather pleasant aroma in the nose.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with a little bit of a doughy taste. There is also a pretty good showing of a sweetness of caramel and some “Corn pops” which grow slightly stronger as the taste moves on. Some lighter tastes of grain and a little bit of grass come more toward the end, leaving one with a somewhat malty and sweet pils flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a bit thick for a brew of only 4.9 % with a carbonation level that is rather average. A little less body and more carbonation may have been slightly better for a brew of its flavor profile and nature, but overall it was OK.

Overall – A decent pils. A bit on the sweeter and malty side with a decent flavor, but lacking some of the crispness I typically like in a pils.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crispy620
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good everyday Pilsener. Bought it at a friends store for $5.99 a six pack which is a great deal. Going back for more.

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Wolters Pilsener from Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
3.4 out of 5 based on 232 ratings.
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