Brewed by Würzburger Hofbräu (Schörghuber)
Style: Pilsener
Würzburg, Germany


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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Würzburger Hofbräu Premium Pilsner has been the undisputed market leader in its core area of Lower Franconia for decades. It is brewed from the very best raw materials; it is elegant and delicately bitter in taste. In terms of sales focus, this beer comes top of our list. The classic visual appearance of the product is a defining element of our overall brand, Würzburger Hofbräu, and therewith of our company's whole image.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2007 Pour is a pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is pure skunk. Flavor is light grains and very dry. Kinda a soapy feeling to this one. Nothing really going on here just got it to fill out the mis a six.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Golden color with almost no head to speak of. Mostly grassy aroma with hints of skunkiness. Sure enough this beer tastes a little skunky. There’s some bitterness and straw like flavors but really there’s not much going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Light golden with a thick white head. Great lacing. Aroma of hay, hops and some sweet malts. Smooth, slightly sweet malty flavor with a crisp finish. This is how a lager should taste. Extra points for the memories - this was I believe the first imported beer that I ever had. Enjoyed at Resi’s Bierstube many years ago.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle . Poured a straw color with a moderate frothy white head that lasted and had good lacing. Heavy hoppy grass aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium hoppy grass flavor with a medium bitter dry finish. This beer did not meet my expectations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zootfinster (208) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 Back in the “old days” when imported German beer was far more difficult to come by in the US, Würzburger could generally be found in most metropolitan areas. My father often bought it in half kegs and my friends and I would always help him drink it. I didn’t see it for many years but gave recently found it available and it continues to please. It is crisp pleasant German Pils with just a little bite. It doesn’t stand out to me the way it used to years ago because I have far more to compare it with but it certainly is a beer of very good quality to enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5708) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Savannah, Ga. - 11.2 oz bottle. Light golden pour with a creamy white head that leaves generous lacing. Worty aroma with some sazzz hops punginess. Crisp, clean flavor with some grassy notes, a hint of honey and lemon and some yeast in the back end. Slightly refreshing. Clean, even mouthfeel. Overall decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
On draught at the Würzburger Bahnhof. Sucked this down with a bratwurst at a little concession area while waiting for our connecting train. It served its purpose well enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
Slightly cloudy pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of wet hay. Taste was exactly what I expect from classic german pils, nothing more, nothing less. Very crisp all the way but not very tasty, crisp malts, full of those crisp german hops, smooth but lively carbo, short finish. Well put together but in the land of the refreshing classic german pils, this one stands out like a grey suit at a lawyer convention.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A thin veil of foam barely covers the pale straw yellow.
-Biscuity, hay-like malt blends with the citrusy noble hop into a harmonious union.
-Crispy haystacks and milky sweetness balance out the noble hop caress.
-The lean and well-constructed maltiness is very clean, perhaps too much so, and the carbonation is quite lively and prickly.

What if you dig deeper?
-There is quite a bit of hop flavor, but the bitterness is subtle, offering faint grass and resins.
-The overall flavor profile is straightforward, but effective.
-The beer loses character as the pint is downed.
-This is a very drinkable, generic pilsner with just enough flavor and substance to keep you interested for a while.

On tap at d.b.a., Manhattan.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Draught. Pale golden colour. Small white head. Malty and hop aromatic flavour.

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