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:
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Added by cnozzy on 12-25-2009

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Reviews:
108
Ratings:
223
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
15.88%
 
 
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39
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Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +17.6%
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 RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +25%
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 VelvetExtract
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a clear yellow. Fizzly head. Bleach white. Smell is skunky, bready and yeasty. Flavor is the same. A skunky import Pils. Like a slightly more dedicated Stella or Heineken. I have to admit that it is maybe a bit pleasant. Sometimes a green-glass Pils hits the spot. This one did a little bit. Light bodied. Heavy carbonation. Watery. Not much lingering aftertaste. It is what it is.

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Photo of CHickman
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%

Pours clear gold color with a 1 finger white head that faded and left decent spotty lacing. Smells of corn, floral hops, light caramel, lemon zest and light grains; typical pils nose with the malty sweetness cut by the hops which add good balance. Tastes like it smells with floral hops, caramel, lemon zest, light brown sugar, wheat bread, corn or vegetables and light grains; light, basic and easy to drink, this was thin and watery and a nice German session brew. Price point made this better overall since this pint plus bottle was only $1.50.

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Photo of beergoot
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can data: P17.09.14 03:32 (canning date/time?) E17.09.15 (best-by date?)

Clear, golden color with a thin, lasting, white head; lots of slowly rising, fine carbonation bubbles; spotting clumps of foam adhering to the glass. Mild cereal grain and dry grass aroma; bread crust. Pretty decent pilsner flavors-light, warm malt grain character with a well-balanced yet pronounced hop bitterness. Medium body with a mostly dry finish; crisp and clean.

A solid though unremarkable pilsner.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.4/5  rDev 0%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #69 (October 2012):

Not half bad, unfortunately that means this beer lands in the middle of the pack and it is a pretty big pack these days. Flavors did not come off as fresh, very cooked as many green bottled imports can be. This beer seems to have lost something on the way here. As with their Fest-Bier we’d bet that from the source is substantially better … perhaps a night and day difference.

STYLE: German Pilsner
ABV: 4.9%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Golden straw hue, great clarity, sufficient head

SMELL: Herbal, grassy, faint lemongrass, bready, cooked breakfast cereal

TASTE: Very smooth, nice crisp snap, modest hop bitterness, herbal, mineral, creamed corn, bready, leafy, quick dry finish

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Schaumburger pilsner glass. Pours a clear, medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass with spotty lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt and light grassy hops with the light but distinct eau d'skunk butt. Flavor is sweet biscuit and bready malt, a hint of wheat and light grassy hops. Hop finish is very muted. Fortunately no skunking flavors in the taste. Light to medium bodied. A mild, slightly sweet pilsner that hits all the right notes for style, but is average. Another brewery that chooses some odd "look" over aroma and taste by choosing green bottles. Baffling.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass. Two finger foam quickly settles into a solid cap. Faint carbonation in a pale yellow liquid. Smells of grains and grass. Tastes of grains with slight bitterness in the end. Light mouthfeel . Nice, inexpensive, pleasant drinking beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, malts, just a touch of skunkiness. Taste is malts, slightly sweet, some grains, a touch of bitterness at the finish. Refreshing and easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a good session beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My original bottle review follows, but tonight is M, 18 July 2016 & I recently scored this in a CAN in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm)! It is a typically hot, humid summer evening in LanCANster, PA and I am breaking out the lagers as quickly as possible to try and beat the heat! CAN you dig it?

From the CAN: "Premium Beer Imported from Germany"; "Brewing Tradition Since 1627"; "Nec Aspera Terrent"; "Immota Fides"; "Product of Germany"; "Brewed in Strict Accordance to the German Purity Law"; "Beer - Birra - Cerveza - Cerveja - Biere - [Cyrillic] - Alus - Bere - Olu".

A 500-ml CAN stands tall, but The CANQuest (tm) is up to the challenge! It all begins with the Crack!, but the Glug must be CANtrolled to prevent overflow. Man, I picked the right glass, but it kept foaming up and then I would stop & the process would repeat, but I finally ended up with two fingers of dense, rocky, foamy, soapy, bone-white head that slowly fell away in the face of the onslaught of heat. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was kind of malty sweet, indicative of a German Pilsner, which is okay by me. I really prefer the Czech Pilsners, but any Pils in a pinch. Mouthfeel was medium, but very soft on the tongue. I kid you not, I beat my poor, bruised tongue this weekend, so this was a welcome change. The taste was more bready than biscuity and the grassiness of the hops were not enough to cut the inherent sweetness. It was definitely a German Pils! Finish was in that nether-Twilight Zone of semi-sweet to semi-dry. It tastes mighty good tonight and is welcome as both a summer beer & to The CANQuest (tm).

My local, in-person trader, tone77, dropped by last night for a pick-up of CANs and to drop off some gems that he collected while on a trip to Japan! There was one lone bottle in the mix and I decided to get it out of the way as The CANQuest (TM) is in full swing and I do not want to lose the momentum.

From the bottle: "Premium Pilsener"; "Imported German Beer"; "Pilsener Style Beer"; "Brewed according to the 'German Purity Law'"; "Nec Aspera Terrent"; "Product of Germany".

I was anxious to get started, so I poured as I typed and while I initially had two fluffy fingers of bone-white head resembling the top of a vanilla ice cream cone, they slowly fell, leaving beautiful sticky lacing in their wake. Color was a beautiful straw-yellow with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose smelled heavily of toasted malts, underlain by a lightly grassy hoppiness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was slightly bitter and grassy with a bready, biscuity sweetness accompanying it. Finish was semi-dry and the hops were a little more prevalent than I would prefer in this style, cleaving it closer to a Czech Pils.

That is NOT to say that I did not enjoy it. My local, where I play trivia on Wednesday night, had a clearance special on their Fest-Bier and it was equally good. Wolters seems to know what they are doing and if I could get their beers in a CAN, so much the better.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.86/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured one finger of head on a clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is grain and barnyard.
The taste is mildly bitter with a honey sweet ending.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The taste is too sweet and not bitter enough. Not the greatest pilsener.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden-amber with a rich, thick white head. Lace is spotty, though.

Aroma is strong and grainy, bordering on skunky. Not bad, still.

Taste is smooth, even creamy somehow. Nicely refreshing lager here, not reflecting any of the "skunkiness" that seemed present in the aroma. Just a highly-enjoyable, drinkable German pils that's well worthy.

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Photo of Tybo
2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A little darker yellow than I expected for a Pilsner. Head disapears quicklys with little to no lacing

S - Heavy malt/bread smell to this beer with little to no hop scent. A slight fruity smell to it as the beer warmed in the glass but not very much

T - bready with some earth tones to it. I could taste the grain in it and the slight sweet smell carries over the aftertaste.

O - A decent beer but nothing that I would write home about.

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

Slightly darker than a typical golden German Pilsener. Modest white head goes quickly to nice lacing and pulling.

Modest but pleasant scent with sweet malts, complex floral Noble hops, hints of ginger and caramel.

Taste is a little more bold than a typical Pilsner with nice malty body, occasional hints of over-ripened apple.

Decent aftertaste but the slight sour-ness seemed to conflict with most foods.

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Photo of FLima
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Made a good head that dissipated quickly. It has a rather grassy and malty aroma.
Lower carbonation than the average pilsener. Malt sweetness is predominant in its taste. Not much complex, a little watery. It did not left any aftertaste. No thrills, but I am still figuring out why it did not feel right.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Superior gold, light bubbles on the body. The usual white head maybe 2/5" off the body (not bad at all). Just looking at it in the glass makes you think it should be part of a commercial.

Smell: Smells bitter if that makes sense, dry hop scent that you will like but not the type you fall in love with.

Taste: Good hop taste, lightly bitter that comes off a notch creamy. Not bad.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, not so sticky as I would like but most pilseners aren't.

Overall: On a hot summer like day like today this beer is much more appreciated. aI do like it and hell yea I would buy it again, Salud!

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Photo of BeerIsland
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'mnot sure where I picked this up; likely Krugel's in W-B. I like this pils; very workmanlike and extremely clean. It's an extremely bright gold in the glass but I don't think the head stuckaround long enough. The Wolters is not an aggressively flavored beer but who wants one all the time? Good job and an interesting new item for me.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden, but not very bright beer with good resistant white head. Intense aroma of bready malts and herbal hops. Very earthly smell. Rough bready malts in a taste. Hop bitterness is not very prominent. Medium-bodied beer with good carbonation. Mediocre german pilsener.

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Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin layer of bubbles on the surface that faded away into delicate lacing.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of bready hops in the nose along with some hints of floral hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of bready malts and has some hints of grain. There is a light amount of accompanying bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are hints of dryness towards the finish.
O: This is a well-balanced beer—it has enough malts to create enough body in the mouthfeel and a good amount of hops to mask any sweetness and give it a little bite. I would have no problem drinking a few of these back to back.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- It pours a light apple cider like yellow with bubbly head that quickly turns to a light lace ring.

S - Smell is very bread like a dialed down with very little if any hops aroma. I do get some apple and pear like smell though.

T - Wow what a pronounced apple or pear like malt sweetness. If it were any stronger it would be tart or vinegar like but it works pretty good with the overall bread tone of the beer.

M - Light and crisp a very easy drinking Pils that is good even slightly warm.

Overall I don't really see this beer too often but it was a decent take on a German Pilsener.

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Photo of CowsCanBark
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into Samuel Adam's pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark golden with a fizzy white two-finger head that quickly dissipates, leaving moderate lacing on the glass.

Smell: Pretty malty, almost a fruit-like smell as well. Kind of floral as well, but not really any hops detected.

Taste: It's alright, it's extremely bready tasting and very malt-forward. There is almost no hop taste at all in this beer. It's mainly a watery bread taste; it's not horrible, but not very good either.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly creamy as well.

Overall: A decent German pilsener, but that's all it is. I would take this over Beck's though, but it would be better if it had more hop flavor.

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Photo of hopsgirl36
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found wolters pilsener at a bottle shop last one left.
Haven't had this beer in years.
Appearance : small amount of foam with a pale straw color
You can see right through the glass.

Aroma: is a light breadiness almost close to white bread.
And has a slight grassy aroma.

Taste: has a smooth malt taste with a mild amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel:small amount of bitterness that lingers for a bit

Overall: its still the beer that I remember from when me and my shared while we fished together. If I find it again it'll be my fishing beer.

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Photo of obywan59
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a crystal clear light-golden color with a 2 finger white head.

The aroma is of herbal hops and toasted grain with some doughy bread as well.

Lightly sweet upfront, followed by grassy, lemony-tart hops and a faint bitterness.

Light-bodied. Crisp and biting.

A decent light offering. It would make a good session brew.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.26/5  rDev +25.3%
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 dtivp
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden yellow with a one finger foamy white head, good retention and light lacing.

Aroma of grainy malt, grassy with hints of hops.

Taste of light malt, grain, some light hopiness.

Mouth Feel was light body, lots of carbonation, crisp and tinkly.

Overall an average German Pils, refreshing, a nice light beer to cool down with.

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