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Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest - Warsteiner Brauerei

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BA SCORE
78
okay

381 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Warsteiner Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 09-03-2003)
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Tiburon, Dec 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

ThomasAWilson2, Dec 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mfigueroa713, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

TMoney2591, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

BanrionMAB, Nov 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

ruckus232, Nov 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

allstar255, Nov 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

scootercrabb, Oct 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

AdmiralKirk, Oct 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

docmoran16, Oct 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

JLapadura, Oct 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

leinie13, Oct 26, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41%

siddhartha, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%

LarryMyers, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%

leweascoba, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

SonOfKyuss, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%

baconman91, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

StonedTrippin, Oct 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

djaeon, Oct 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

buckyp, Oct 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

illini4x4, Oct 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

gtermi, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

barczar, Oct 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

brealbg, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of steveh
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%

Another Oktoberfest from the North of Germany -- well, I'll try anything once.
Interesting that this beer isn't listed at either US or German Warsteiner web sites. I wonder when Warsteiner decided to brew an Oktoberfest -- and I wonder what the odds are that this is only exported to the U.S?

12 pack blurb reads, "...rich amber color...slightly malty and mild taste..." Hmm.

Good dating on the 11.2 ounce bottle, best by 04 June, 2013. $14 for the 12.

A -- More deep gold than real amber color, with a white head that holds up well.

S -- Mild bready malt with some light, spicy hops present.

T -- The label was right; mildly malty, but a pretty good breadiness from good malt. Lightly spicy hops in the finish. Aftertaste carries some of the spiciness over, but fades dryly.

M -- Mouthfeel is rather crisp for this style with a very dry finish. Body is light medium.

O -- Overall, this is a pretty lackluster Oktoberfest Märzen, though it's far from offensive in character. Maybe a first step into richer beers for a beginner, but not the best example of style.

steveh, Oct 03, 2012
Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest from Warsteiner Brauerei
78 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.