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

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Reviews:
112
Ratings:
229
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
15.88%
 
 
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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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Photo of rangerred
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a clear medium gold, a bit darker than what I was expecting, with a smallish white head.

Smells of grassy hops and a bit of a corny smell. Also some bready grain.

Tastes of bready grain with some grassy hops. A nice crisp mouthfeel and good bitterness. A run of the mill pilsner but a pretty good one at that. I would get it again.

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Photo of jwc215
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted last year - reviewed from notes that were lost but recently found:

Poured into a pils glass:

Pours straw yellow to light golden with a thin foamy white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is grassy with floral notes. Slight sulfur comes through.

The taste is of grainy sweetness upfront with a sulfur-ish, floral dryness in the finish.

It is rather crisp and slightly watery.

This is pretty much a standard German pils.

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

Wolters Pilsener

Pours a perfectly clear straw with bone white, soapy foam. Head retention and lace are decent. Aroma is bready, sweetly malty and a touch of flowery hops. In the taste, euro pale malts, with suggestions of honey and biscuit. Sweet creamed corn, mild leafy hops and soft grain make up alot of the flavor. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Medium carbonation. Overall, a good budget pils, with no frills.

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Photo of stakem
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Eric for sharing this with me. Poured from a 12oz green bottle into a pilsner glass. The brew appears a perfectly clear light golden yellow color. A thin froth of white head appears and rapidly dissolves to a thin layering across the top. Some rising bubbles maintain a thin lacing effect across the top. A light swirl revives just shy of a finger of white and produces some spots of lacing on the glass.

The smell of this brew has a grainy sweetness that is quite bready or biscuit-like. There is a mild cheesy aspect that I have come to associate with pilsner malt. Very faint touch of herbal hops are noted across the back. A light swirl brings out some sulfur character as well as a greater focus towards the stinky pils malt.

The taste is quite bready and sweet from the grain. It is met by a very mild hop inclusion that is lightly herbal and almost minty. There is hardly enough of an impact to keep the bready grain sweetness in check. The light sweetness is persistent from first sip to finish with only a faint amount of character to interrupt.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is fairly easy drinking but a bit forgettable as well. It is very crisp in the finish with the pilsner malt being the star of the show from start to finish. Overall not bad but not something I would gravitate towards again if given options.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium gold with a 1 finger fizzy white head. A bit of spotty lace.

Big skunk when I opened the bottle. Damn green bottle brews. But when I poured this in the glass, the aroma was gone, leading to some nice malt and sweet grassy notes.

Light malt, some sweetness that is a bit green grass-like, some bitter husk, and some good balanced hop bitterness. Fairly clean and crisp in the finish. Solid pils.

Lighter bodied. Just right with the carbonation.

Overall, the malt-hop balance is good, and the malt shines in this one. There is good strength of flavor here. Decent brew.

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Photo of nasty15108
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
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 Vashtar
2.51/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I bought this beer for right over a dollar at a German store where everything was expensive. My friend and I both bought a bottle, and both were skunky.
It tastes a bit like rotting plants, which is better than rotting meat.
It also doesn't have a beer texture. There's so much head that it just bubbles in your mouth.

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Photo of beerbuddy11735
4.45/5  rDev +30.9%
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 Halcyondays
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a clear yellow with a medium white head, solid retention and lace.

S: Sweetish bready malt, not a lot of hops, husky grain at times.

T: Classic pils malt taste, nice grassiness. Not the most full flavoured pils, but a good flavour very much to style. Glad there was no skunk from the green bottle.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, nice biting carbonation, very easy drinking.

O: A nice easy going lager, a summer lawnmower type beer for sure.

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Photo of dbaker61
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500mL can. Brew date: Feb. 14, 2011, with a Best By date of Mar. 14, 2012. This can listed the ABV as 5.1%.

Appearance: Deep golden yellow color. Two fingers of dense foam, which died down to a thin cover in about a minute. Left incomplete rings of lacing with tiny bits of foam dispersed around the glass between the rings. Very clear with profuse bubbles.

Smell: Sweet and grassy. A little cereal.

Taste: Metallic and bitter. Not a rich mellow bitterness I would associate with a German Pilsener, sharper and less complex. None of the malty sweetness that was in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Finished very dry with just a touch of bitterness.

Overall: An okay pilsener. There are many better examples. The can may be contributing to the metallic and overbearing bitter character. I'd like to try it in the bottle.

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Photo of emerge077
3.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Monsone for the hookup! Prost sir...

Into a small mug it pours a bright copper gold, a thin layer of creamy white foam rests on top and sticks around the edges. The lacing adheres in sheets on the sides of the glass, looking very frothy and hearty.

Aroma is a little bland, bran flakes and wet paper, some hint of noble hops.

Flavors of wet grain, bland pilsner malt, more grainy cereal and slight perceptible oxidation. Bartender mentioned this was a new arrival, and showed up two weeks ago. Don't think the green glass is doing the beer any favors. Thin bodied with a somewhat dry and quenching finish. Pedestrian German lager, good for warm weather, but look elsewhere for a Pils with flavor.

"Imported by Iron Horse Beverage, Mellville, NY"

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. green bottle

A nearly clear, golden color with a very standard 2" high head and dissipates in moderate fashion with pretty decent lace.

big yeast up-front with spicey green veggies, meaty, slight onions, sour notes, gentle malt, bready sweetness with spicey-herbalhops.

A very clean , light and crisp-jazzy feel with excellent yeast flavor's, very hearty, spicey-herbal, sour veggies, jazzzy hops add depth with a clean and gentle malt.

This one is a bit of a nice surprise since exported green bottled beer is rarely high quality.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
2.74/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance; crystal clear, straw yellow with a stiff white head.

smell; grassy hops and faint grainy malts, somewhat skunky.

taste; pretty bland but some floury malts and mild hop bitterness.

mouthfeel; loose and slightly tingles the palate. Very smooth crisp finish, mildly dry.

overall; a pretty boring Pils but not by any means bad, just not really anything too note worthy.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow gold body, with two or three fingers of snow white foam.

Fresh hay/grass aroma, nice earthiness.

Soft mild sweet beginning, and a good crisp bitter hop bite at the swallow. Not very complex, but not flawed either.

Walks a fine line between prickly and creamy.

I prefer my local pils, but this is a nice import.

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Photo of MNJR
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not a bad pilsener, but a bit watery and lackluster overall. Clear color, nice initial bite, but then then it washes down a bit bland. The nose has some citrus/peach and clean grass. The mouthfeel is flat. Not the strong, spiky carbonation you expect from the style when it's done right. The carbonation dies out in your mouth almost immediately. The flavor is good, with a lemony, spicy character, but again it washes down watery. The finish is dull and the aftertaste hits with a waft of stale earth flavor, like a musty basement. Drinkable for the good qualities, but it drops off during the aftertaste.

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Photo of matjack85
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found this single, green 11.2oz bottle at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.39. No freshness date.

The beer poured a clear pale gold color and made a 1-finger white head that lasted about a minute and a half but left no lacing whatsoever.

There was some initial green bottle skunkiness upon opening, but after that I picked up some sweet honey-like aroma along with some faint noble hops.

The taste was on the sweet side for a pilsener. Other than that it was OK, but unremarkable.

Thin, but not that watery of a mouthfeel. Clean and crisp.

If they could reduce the sweetness a little this would be a really good pilsener.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two finger head of medium white foam, with lace the as broken and no cling. Color is a 5 on the SRM beer color chart. Very clear beer. Smell is that of moldy peach, roasted wheat and rye, and sweet malt. Taste is roasted oats, wheat, baked grits, and malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, but lacking in creaminess, and has a little bitter flavor on the upper palate. I have had much better pils when I was in Germany, but I don't remember their names. This pils does remind me of the good times I had at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

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

Nice price on the shelves for an import. It looked like a nice german pilsner, smelled like a german pilsner, very toasty/ bisquity, but then the taste. This was just to watery to say it was a solid pilsner. ghoing into the taste I was expecting a nice value and solid beer, but the flavors on the nose were just muted on the taste and mouthfeel. A very drinkable beer, don't get me wrong, but a little more in the gflavor and this would be solid.

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Photo of deadliest
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
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 WesWes
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pilsner malt scent along with a touch of Munich malt sweetness, light German hops and a bit of that green bottle skunk. The taste is average. It has a thin pilsner malt flavor, hints of German hops, and a whole bunch of skunkiness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an average German pilsner. I'm not crazy about the skunkiness. It could also use some more hops as well.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with some sort of dating stamp of L1120 17 12 that I cannot decipher. Pour is typical of a German pilsener, with a short attention span from the white head. Little bit of lace is left behind.

Nose is sweet, honeyed grains with a touch of grassy hops.

Taste is pretty pleasant with both the grainy malts and the lightly bitter hops making an appearance. It is certainly not the best example of the style, falls pretty squarely in the middle - tasty, but nothing to write home about. Well priced at 5.99 per six-pack, at least a couple bucks cheaper than the 'premium' German brands. It's a shame the freshness code is so hard to figure out, this would make a nice, tasty budget pilsner when drank fresh.

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Wolters Pilsener from Hofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH
3.4 out of 5 based on 229 ratings.
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