Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest - Warsteiner Brauerei
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Reviews by barczar:
3.2/5 rDev -5.3%
Pours a brilliant deep golden caramel color with a foamy 2 inch cream head that quickly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.
Aroma is fairly grainy, slightly sweet, with nutty, deeply toasted breadcrust forming the finish. There is a subtle caramel undertone.
Flavor reveals cola notes, slightly spicy, with toasted breadcrust forming the backbone, carrying into a moderately sweet finish. The cola notes really dominate. Soy flavor emerges as it warms.
Body is on the full side of moderate, with moderate carbonation, and slight alcohol warmth.
Overall, a very malt-forward brew, as expected. Lacks complexity, and the cola flavor is a bit offputting.
10-05-2012 02:39:41 | More by barczar
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3.73/5 rDev +10.4%
This came with an inch and half head over a nice golden colored brew. The was a slight smell of malt but not much else. This tastes malty and sweet. It's a very light beer and quite drinkable. However, I expected a little more from Warsteiner in there Oktoberfest.
02-01-2004 01:57:30 | More by babyhobbes
3.78/5 rDev +11.8%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into my Spaten Oktoberfest stange glass. There is a "best before end" date of 09.JUN.10 and it was sampled on 10-23-09.
Appearance: The body has a deep golden color with lots of nice carbonation and great clarity. A small bright white and loosely packed head sits on top but it quickly disappears and leaves no lacing behind.
Smell: The nose has light malt with a touch of toasted biscuit and some nice floral/perfume like hops. Also noticeable is a hard mineral water note in the nose.
Taste/Palate: The flavor has the same toasted biscuity malt and floral hops in the nose with mineral sweetness up front that quickly turns dry by the finish. The palate has a light to medium body with smooth yet active carbonation.
Notes: This was a very basic but very drinkable Oktoberfest beer. I did enjoy it but I would have loved more head retention!!!
10-23-2009 23:05:01 | More by generallee
3.3/5 rDev -2.4%
11.2 oz bottle at about cellar temp poured into a pint glass. pours a rather light color for an ocktoberfest. deep golden, slight brown amber color with some soapy slight off white head that only had a little retention. just a tiny bit of lacing.
the aroma is filled primarily with the smell of grains. sorta like a pilsner or euro type lager. though according to the bottle, this is a ale, not a lager as the style suggests. slight toasted malt aroma going on, maybe a touch of some floral hops, but not much else going on here.
a little better in the taste, still has a grainy finish. toasted caramel malts in there as well. some floral hops.
medium to light bodied. smooth mouthfeel. prolly wouldnt want to drink too many of these in a night, not my favorite style, but thats just my opinion.
10-18-2009 17:07:34 | More by dogfishandi
3.73/5 rDev +10.4%
Light, transparent honey color with a white bubbly head. Low sweet malt aroma. Flavor is a light sweet malt, with doughey highlights, and hints of flowers. Light hoppy finish, and a lingering sweet flowery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is tingly and crisp. Not blown away at first, but I'm warming up to it. The more I sip, the more flavors that rise up out of it. One of the best of the very traditional German Oktoberfest beers.
10-09-2003 02:51:37 | More by far333
2.53/5 rDev -25.1%
Brown pour, some clarity for a light brown beer, mild head, no retention or lace. Aroma was skunky dishsoap.
Taste of raisin, mild sweetness if you look for it. Light caramel, off flavor metallic bitterness rather than the characteristic smoothness you would hop for, not even nutty depth. Thin body. Not even really easy drinking for me, just kept thinking about the relative rip off price for a beer with hardly any substance to it and a few off flavors. Maybe a little bit of old toffee from grandma's candy dish from like 10 years ago.
Not impressed, wouldn't recommend, especially at close to $10 a 6 pack, I don't know what you're paying for.
01-20-2012 23:47:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.5/5 rDev +3.6%
This beer may have the least variation from tap to bottle of any I've had. That said...
As stated a light, golden color, lots of clarity. There's a bit of a yellow-tinted off-white head, somewhat consistent, with lacing that is likewise somewhat consistent.
It's a bit light in the aroma; a light malts backbone adds a touch of caramel sweetness and it does evidence a light dose of hops. Grains linger in the back. There's not much transition from aroma to flavor. True, it can be light and no, it doesn't have to be a bruiser, but to the detractors of American craft who favor the German subtlety I will say this: being more flavorful is an improvement, not something to dismiss.
The same goes for the feel. The improvements brewers are making aren't something to shy away from. It's light and has a bit of a crisp nip under a steady carbonation with some smoothness as well. Making a beer more lush and full (not filling) on the palate isn't a bad thing.
This beer sticks with tradition, and that's good. It's not, however, in the same league as some that have taken the style and built upon it.
09-01-2012 23:20:34 | More by Brenden
3.15/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
10-30-2013 01:48:06 | More by Jeffreysan
3.15/5 rDev -6.8%
A pint from the Oktoberfest line-up at the Old Chicago in Southgate, Michigan, during the twin sensory attack of Tigers and Lions games being played (and rapturously followed) at the same time.
This beer appears a crystal clear medium golden colour, with one finger of soapy, creamy off-white head, which renders a wall of pocked painted lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of bready cracker malt, a bit of yeast, and mild citrusy, earthy hops. The taste is warm bready, grainy malt, mild edgy yeast, leafy, earthy hops, and some metallic alcohol. The carbonation is moderate, the body somehow vibrating, and not quite smooth. It finishes warm and grainy, some weak earthy hops fishing about.
Not crisp enough to engender any desire for more - and too much German lager diesel character to boot...
09-27-2011 22:49:14 | More by biboergosum
3/5 rDev -11.2%
A- Light clear orange with a small soapy filmy head. Light amount of lacing along the top edge of the glass.
S- Light crisp cereal grains, caramel, buttery malt.
T- Light cereal grain; corn, wheat, and oat. A light touch of buttery sweet caramel with a minute' touch of earthy dry hops.
M- Light watery and crisp. Light flavors with a mild sugary sweet finish.
Overall- Non offensive and an easy drinker.
10-18-2009 21:53:22 | More by NJpadreFan
2.9/5 rDev -14.2%
Shadowy dark gold (approximating dilute amber). White froth on top initially, but goes bald after a minute or two.
Grainy, Germanic hopped nose. Though substancially muted for my likings.
Begins quietly toasted. The toasty hues fade quickly and are replaced by raw grain. Goes akwardly vacant for a moment prior to the less-than-emphatic hop closure. Light gassy and grassy bitterness late.
Bland and clumsy are not a good couple.
Light bodied with steady-rising carbonation.
Quaffable, yes. But nevertheless, one of the least inspired German festbiers I've tried.
10-13-2003 05:30:58 | More by cokes
3.58/5 rDev +5.9%
On tap a pint at Pizza Plant. Fresh with abundant lace and white head, apple juice appearance of body. Taste is a bit complex, with fruity toasty nutty malty character. Nothing tremendous. Fizzy carbonation detracted. Ayinger was superior vertical on Octoberfest.
10-20-2006 14:39:03 | More by Sammy
3.55/5 rDev +5%
Had this at the Brewhaus...glad to see that they stock a good variety of O-Fests and Pumpkin ales. I'm all about drinking what's in season!
A - Deep orange... slightly hazy with a nice fat finger of khaki head. Some decent lace sticks to the glass.
S - Malty and thick, like a big 'ole scone for breakfast. This is lightly toasted and pretty aromatic. Reminds me of some autumn candles my wife puts out this time of year.
T - As I could guess from the nose, this is a malt bomb. This is full of biscuity, yeasty, toasted notes that fit this brisk evening perfectly.
M - Full bodied, lightly carbonated, and very smooth. The only thing keeping me from liking this more is the slick sugary feel in my mouth. That could get annoying after two or more of these bad boys.
D - This is a really good O-Fest straight from the region who's inhabitants started that crazy party tradition. I'd drink this again, but it's nothing to get super excited about.
10-01-2008 14:50:19 | More by pmcadamis
Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest from Warsteiner Brauerei
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