Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest - Warsteiner Brauerei

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Reviews: 193
Hads: 455
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 10
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: marburg on 09-03-2003

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Photo of chinchill
3.22/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

11.2 oz 2014 bottle a few days past the 2015 BB date.
Looks as it should, with lots of visible carbonation rising thru a clear amber body to form a thick white head. Ample lacing is left on the glass.
Skunky, but I allow some tolerance for this given the dating. Less malty than typical for style. (299 characters)

Photo of TheRock7755
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A bit pricey and too available way after September/November. I get a feeling this is just cashing in on a higher produced beer. Started to get old and not too special. (169 characters)

Photo of timontheroad
3.72/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden yellow color, nice big thick fluffy white head, good retention and lacing. Aroma was mostly sweet bready malt, with just a touch of some grassy notes. The flavor was pretty sweet, but with a very nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel was pretty thick for a lighter beer, not bad. Overall, this was a pretty good beer, good lagers always sit well with me. (359 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
4.17/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice look, Sweet smelling, smooth drinking. Good "sweet bread" flavor, not overly complex. Gets that stale Apple juice flavor if you don't drink it fast enough (159 characters)

Photo of AppalachianGyration
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Maltiness with just enough hops to let you know you've got an honest to god german beer here. Decent beer at a good price. Bonus points for weighting in at a none too shabby 5.9 ABV. (182 characters)

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.19/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a pint glass:

Appearance: A fiery bronze, clear body, that takes in the light well, with a creamy, two finger head that slowly dissipates into a thin froth with moderate lacing.

Aroma: Some bitterness mixed with grainy presence and malts.

Taste: Moderately malty, with a pleasant bitterness that doesn't overpower. There's a toastiness to it that lingers at the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: A little thinner than I originally expected, but still fairly solid, The bitterness tingles on the tongue and stays there. There is a good bit of carbonation, obviously, and it finishes dry.

Overall: This is definitely one of the tastier Oktoberfests I've had. I bought the last case of this stuff at my local distributor, and I have no regrets. I can drink several of these puppies in a row, to a nice comfortable effect. Not overpowering, but not weak either. It strikes a pretty good balance overall. (930 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange with white head. Nose is heavy with grainy malts, lager yeast, some sweet grape like character, and a touch of green apple. The taste is sweet up front with some candied grape flavor followed by grain and bread. Finish is sweet with mild dryness to finish. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, this Oktoberfest leans towards the sweet end of the spectrum. (389 characters)

Photo of uvachief
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Not bad. Light and clean. Good grass cutting bear. You can drink multiples. Not a ton of flavor. Like my beers bigger and bolder. Decent though. Tailgate crowd pleaser. (175 characters)

Photo of utopiajane
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Pours light color golden with a fat creamy head of off white foam that lasts an leaves lovely lace. Nose is caramel and nothing toasted or breaddy or grainy. Some hop herbal that is faint but promises to be on the palate. The beer is clear. Taste is nondescript. Fairly sweet with caramel being the major flavor here and nothing to indicate bread, or bread crust, nothing toasty. One dimensional. There is a hop herbal on the palate and it's a strong grassiness. Not the best. Thin mouthfeel with a bit of slickness to it. (531 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

(served in a shaker)

A: pretty much a straight-up blond bock... pale gold, and darn near crystal clear

S: light, lemony mist wafting atop the white bread goodness below

T: bit of a raw grain then, later, residual doughy and lightly spicy aftertaste

M: pretty darn dry... mellow carbonation... semi-round body

O: altogether nice, mild, and clean... hardly explosive on flavor, nor is there much depth to its malt character (426 characters)

Photo of seedyone
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

09/29/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Lighter mouth feel than I expected but a very smooth taste & feel just the same. Full rounded flavor. A touch of caramel sweetness. (170 characters)

Photo of Offa
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on tap at Bierstube in Anaheim. It is a good, very enjoyable oktoberfest.

It looksgood,a nice light brownish copper with a creamyoff-white head, some lace.

Aroma is a nice, simple but full-bodied oktoberfest with lightly caramelized barley and bread crust, light herb.

Taste is a very good,solid oktoberfest with the same basic elements as the aroma, nicely balanced, light sweetness, light zesty bitterness. It's great alone or with German food. Feel is nice, not watery, slightly lively. It's a great easy-drinking but tasty beer. (546 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a pils glass. The brew appears a clear light color of yellowish coper with 2 fingers white head. The cap fades leaving a wall of patchy lace.

The aroma is fruity/floral with caramel and some buttery diacetyl. Some mineral aspect but overall a decent smelling brew with perhaps a touch too much focus on diacetyl.

The taste has some caramel/toffee malt sweetness with buttery diacetyl and herbal hops. Some mineral/carbonic quality with sulfur. Fruity to floral aspects emerge as it warms.

This is a light bodied brew with modest carbonation. Fairly crisp and balanaced for the style. It carries with it a bit of straw/grassy bitterness found in some other warsteiner offerings. I found this to be the best of the 3 offerings I had from this brewery but still, probably would not purchase again. (823 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into dimpled mug, best before 5/28/2014. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of honey, bread, cracker, pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with decent strength. A bit too much yeast fruitiness in the nose. Taste of honey, bread, cracker, light caramel, floral, grass, pear, apple, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, bread, cracker, light caramel, floral, grass, pear, apple, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish. Nice balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good Oktoberfest style. Good balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. (1,270 characters)

Photo of britemidnght777
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

what? minimum of 250 characters. i'm not hoity-toity. this is a great beer for Americans. the buzz is excellant. f*** the S-A-S-T-M-O. the regular guy that is used to the 3 big American breweries will like this beer. Stop with the bourgeuois b*** s***. f*** the craft and micro brews. they are overkill. (303 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts and floral hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of toasted malts along with some hints of grain and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable and isn't a bad representation of the style. (623 characters)

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a golden color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass, and formed a few wispy clouds that covered the top of the beer. Actually, it looks like a MBC beer. Not attractive in my opinion.

Aroma: Malty and hoppy at the same time. Salty too.

Taste: Malty, hoppy, floral, salty. Actually quite good. Malty up front, followed by some salty caramel flavor, followed by some hoppy bitterness. The balance is tipped more in the hops favor, but not unpleasantly.

Mouthfeel: A little on the thin side, but with some really good carbonation to slap the taste buds awake. With an ABV of 5.9%, there is just a touch of alcohol on the palate, but just a touch.

Overall: It’s interesting to see a Northern German brewery brew an Oktoberfest beer, as that style of beer is traditionally only brewed by Bavarian breweries. Maybe because of the popularity of the style here in the U.S.? This one is pretty good, but nowhere near as good as those from the Bavarian breweries. (1,104 characters)

Photo of tkelley
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 Mp bottle poured into my Hogwarts glass Stein. Accio beer!

A - pale copper color. Inch of white head with fine pillowy bubbles and decent retention.

N - toasty and grassy. Little bit of hops. Smells like a lager beer from my childhood.

T - good. Not as malty as other marzens but still good and toadty with an earthy or forestry quality. Sweet aftertaste.

M - fair. Good normal carbonation.

O - a good solid fest beer. Dig it. Prost! (442 characters)

Photo of godlessape
3.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich clear golden sunshine body with a thin creamy head that dissipates to a mere skim.
With the nose, that sweet German malt comes on strong along with a yeasty moist doughy aroma.
The flavor is big with earthy Teutonic malt notes and just the right amount of a hop slap on the tail end to balance it off perfectly.
The mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation lively. Very refreshing.
Overall a great brew. I'm shocked at the less then stellar rating it receives here. (477 characters)

Photo of DrewsBrews450
2.99/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear gold yellow pour with white head that stays around but doesn't lace.. smells like a euro pilsner with bread crust or cracker sweetness.. taste is pale bread crust with a toffee finish in the end.. strange bitterness in the end.. alcohol is present as it warms.. not enough taste to cover its almost 6% abv.. mouthfeel is smooth for a lager but enough bite to keep it crisp.. this beer is good for the warmer months of september.. but later fall I'd want a darker richer oktoberfest for sure. (497 characters)

Photo of jkrich
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first Oktoberfest of the season. Poured from a 11.2 oz. freshness dated bottle: bright and clear, deep golden with a foamy sustained head.

Upon opening the bottle, the aroma was strikingly familiar to a classic German pilsner. After a few moments in the glass, a sweeter malt aroma was evident. Even the more complex, malt accented Oktoberfest lagers have a restrained aroma.

This is an appropriate fest bier for a warm mid September day. This flavorful lager begins with a solid malt profile with nice European hops slightly evident in the background. The lager is immensely refreshing and quaffable from start to finish with faint yeasty notes in the aftertaste. It is certainly not complex and the mouth feel is rather short-lived but isn't the Oktoberfest for quaffing and celebrating? With this lager, you could easily drink several; beware of the well-hidden 5.9 % ABV.

An interesting fact about this beer: it apparently is available only in the American market. When I clicked on the Warsteiner website for Germany, there was no mention of this beer; however, the American version of the website advertises it.

Well worth trying. (1,144 characters)

Photo of kgotcher
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours fizzy, high carbonation with a fluffy white head.
Looks very light. Slight amber hue but not as dark and most Oktoberfests.
Aroma is crackers and typical german lager crispness. Reminds of a pils with a hint more malt. The taste has that familiar Oktoberfest (munich malt) sweetness but with a lighter more bubbly mouthfeel. Based on the color, mouthfeel and taste I would classify this as a Oktoberfest-lite. Still quite good but not as complex and rich as a traditional OF. I love OF but they can get a bit heavy after a few. I think this would be a good beer for people who prefer lighter beers or if you are really planning to trow down. I like it, not as an OF but if I wanted something a bit heavier than a pils. (724 characters)

Photo of Murrhey
2.82/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a mason jar in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger clear-white head with rapid erosion. Golden body, slightly hazy with minimal carbonation.

S- Grassy, caramel malts and slightly spicy. German hops and brewing spices.

T- Grassy, noble hops and caramel malts. Warm and grassy. Not super good. Sweet.

M- Lighter bodied with subtle carbonation. Weird sort of sugary feel.

O- Mediocre beer. Meh. (454 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

My Oktoberfest season hasn't ended just yet... This stuff pours a clear sunset brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, toffee, grass, a touch of butter, and a few sprinklings of mild greens. The taste brings in more of the same, but ups the grass and greens and adds a touch of orange peel. Still, the dry, buttery biscuit steals the show. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a decent O-Fest, but I'd put it in the lower echelon of those from the Fatherland. (600 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a proper octoberfest i think. darker, like an amber in appearance. with a small and fading off white head. however, the smell is malty but not sweet, which is perfect in this style. the flavor imports a much more dark malt profile into one of these oktobers. roasty and rich, less sugary and filling than some can be. i would drink several liters of this no worries. there is also a sort of essence of fall to this, which is not necessarily explained easily, but it works for me. the feel is good, heavier in body than most, but well carbonated and plenty drinkable. im really into it. great with a smoked ham hock, and one of those seasonals ill go back to again and again. lovely and underrated. (697 characters)

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