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


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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (4118) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours yellow with a nice head, aroma of lager and some herbs, flavor of herbs, malt and some pleasant bitterness, medium bodied

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear pale gold pour. White spotty head. Grassy, herbs, a bit of bread. Clean and crisp. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (14044) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit durchschnittler Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig herb, grasig, getreidig. Geschmack herb, grasig, minimaler würziger Abgang.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
zvsn (1415) - ISRAEL - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Clear golden with a minimal head. Aroma of stale hops, yeast and wet cardboard. Sweetish, some grass and bread notes with bitter finish. Light-bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (10543) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Clear golden. Aroma of grains, cardboard, a bit of cooked vegetables and a gaint hint of old noble hops. Sweetish flavor, stale, papery and grainy with a slightly bitter finish. Light-bodied. Seems too old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle given to me by my brother. Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Aroma of malt and crisp noble hops. Malt and lager yeast flavor up front, giving way to a crisp noble hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgiskOlklub (1026) - Viby J, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2014
Clear golden body and a large creamy lasting head. Aroma of bread, yeast, soap and hops. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from Arvin. Standard generic light pilsener. I have little more to add.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
felsenpils (149) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
First of all, I worked at this brewery years ago and we made a fantastic Franconian Pilsner. That was in the day when the brewmasters were in charge of the production, not the accountants. This beer is but a ghost of what it used to be. The appearance is clear straw yellow with a white foam head, but that is where anything decent ends. Very faint aroma, very thin, watery taste, almost no hop character. I would not call this a Pilsner anymore and because of its low original gravity, it is not even a decent Helles Lagerbier. This, however, is the widespread trend in German brewing: cheaper, lower quality beers, mass produced lagers which have no character of their own and all taste the same. I am disturbed and outraged by this because I know firsthand what kind of beer this brewery can and did produce. And what is worse, this brewery continues to buy up all the little breweries in the region only to close them, fire most of the employees and put out this crap instead of the flavorful beer that the little guys used to make. The craftsmanship is gone, it is all just about maximizing profits at the expense of quality.

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