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


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RATINGS: 207   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zootfinster (206) - 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 (5476) - 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 (6004) - 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 (7797) - 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 (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Draught. Pale golden colour. Small white head. Malty and hop aromatic flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
From a 11.2 oz. slender long neck green bottle with no bottled/freshness date. Poured a clear pale straw golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing. Aromas of spicy herbal hops and sweet grainy, pilsener malts, a nice simple aroma. Moderate carbonation and a crisp, dryish, smooth light bodied mouthfeel, exactly what you expect from a pilsener. Good pilsener taste, spicy, herbal hops that provide a pleasant bite, a little lemon honey flavor, sweet pilsener malt with a touch of graininess and a dry spicy and grainy finish, good drinkability, very quaffable. This a great everyday pilsener, tasty and balanced, highly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 Got this one in Würzburg at Cafe am Dom. Poured a clear golden color with a medium and bubbly head. Nose of hops greets you with a litle malt and citurs. Nice bitter finish. This is a very well balanced and hightly enjoyable pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (8800) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2006
Bottle (donated by MoritzF): Pale golden coloured, small white lacing layer; sweet-malty, dardboardy, but also aromatic hoppy nose; sweet-bitter flavour, a bit sticky; short sweet-bitter finish. Not really a great pleasure............Typical german "Premium" stuff !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2006
(bottle) Clear pale golden colour with a bubbling foamy medium head. Aromatic herbal and slightly grassy hops aroma with a malty and slightly citrusy background. Bitter flavour, light to medium body, crispy carbonated mouthfeel. Dry, hops-accented taste with light-grainy malt; dry and bitter herbal hoppy finish. Well-made Franconian Pilsener.

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