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Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest - Warsteiner Brauerei

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344 Ratings
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: marburg on 09-03-2003)
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Kind of light for a marzen (in general). Deep straw color with literally no head after an aggressive pour. The smell was initially a bit skunky, but it faded. Lots of sweet grain with a very light hint of toffee and caramel. Not enough of anything. The taste, is just too bitter and light. Medicinal/earthy hop flavors stand out too much for style. Hint of sweet grains and caramel. Finishes super clean and sweet.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 22:43:32 | More by VncentLIFE
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HopHeadInOhio

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

09-09-2012 13:55:25 | More by HopHeadInOhio
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murraymj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-08-2012 00:37:09 | More by murraymj
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-03-2012 00:45:10 | More by enelson
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a light copper/gold with a dense two finger, off-white head that slowly dissipates. There is a slight amount of lacing, but barely enough to even mention.

S-Noble hops, bready malt, hint of spice. It lacks that traditional Oktoberfest nose.

T-Much like the nose as there are some nice bready malts, a touch of hops, and a little spice. Just as with the nose it doesn't quite have the full malty flavor of other versions of the style. It tastes like a combination of an Oktoberfest mixed with a Dotmunder and a Helles lager. However, it still tastes pretty good and is easy drinking.

M-Kind of thin, but not overly carbonated.

D-Through the roof. I could drink these all day.

Overall, I am glad I tried this beer but it doesn't seem to match up with other versions of the style, be it German or American.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 14:38:21 | More by thegodfather2701
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Brenden

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 23:20:34 | More by Brenden
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Riverared

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

08-31-2012 22:38:35 | More by Riverared
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bronze color. Lipped head holds as a frothy film. Wish I had a real glass versus this plastic cup.

Crisp grain aroma with a good smack of heavy toast. Hops are enjoyably earthy-smelling. Smells otherworldly.

Grains are still heavily toasted, but carry some mild caramel sweetness. Hops aren't quite bold, but they pare back the sugars with a mint tea brightness. Pretty big booze note all over this one making it quite the bold brew.

A little hot. Thick in the body for the style. Lower carb.

Not too shabby. I'm enjoying my first Warsteiner Oktoberfest.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 14:42:20 | More by thecheapies
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AnalogReigns

North Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Definitely an outstanding example of true German-style Oktoberfest beer--NOT the heavy, dark, American micro-brewer copies. Ironic, as Warsteiner cannot sell this style in Germany...since "Oktoberfest" beers there MUST be Munich brewers (kind of an appellation).

According to the Brewers Association, a German-style Oktoberfest/Wiesen beer should be:

"... characterized by a medium body and light, golden color. Sweet maltiness is mild with an equalizing balance of clean, hop bitterness. Hop aroma and flavor should be low but notable."

"Ale-like fruity esters should not be perceived. Diacetyl and chill haze should not be perceived. Similar or equal to Dortmunder/European-Style Export"

This describes Warsteiner's Oktoberfest beer to a TEE!

No, it's not the heavy sweet "O-fest" beer American craft-brewers brew every year--of which you can drink a couple (at most) at a sitting. This is a CLASSIC German session beer, meant to pound down glass after glass in Stammtisch.... talking with friends as long as you can stand being around each other!

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 20:17:22 | More by AnalogReigns
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FanofHefe

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's the time of the year to get some fresh Octoberfest brews. Cant recall how long it has been since I last had this so grabbed one for a refresh. Bottle poured into a pint glass, best before date of 6 June 2013. Light yellow/golden body with a nearly two finger head. The head dissipates fairly quickly leaving very little lacing.

Light, grainy aroma, with a hint of lemon. Not much else.

The flavor is fairly typical fare for the style. Bready malt, light caramel, light citrus. Not too exciting, but very drinkable.

Light mouthfeel that is enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 21:58:50 | More by FanofHefe
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +18.3%

08-04-2012 02:45:09 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +18.3%

08-04-2012 00:49:09 | More by nickfl
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Joefisherman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.3%

06-24-2012 14:56:09 | More by Joefisherman
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly, PA

A lesser alternative to a Spaten, Warsteiner's marzen pours a clear copper color with a small head that displays moderate retention and a bit of lacing. Aroma of toasted grains, sweet malts, pretty standard for the style. More of the same in the taste, toasted grains, caramel malts, cardboard, light hops give a mildly bitter finish. Light-medium body, a bit thin and bland overall, but easily drinkable at least.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2012 18:56:06 | More by Rifugium
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

05-15-2012 23:21:41 | More by pearljam118
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear gold with yellow highlights under the light with a 1 finger head and no lace. It's aroma is of caramel with a hint of lemon. The flavor is mainly sweet malt and caramel with notes of bread crust and brown sugar in the background. The mouthfeel is light-medium and the beer is very drinkable. Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest is a good beer, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 02:56:24 | More by B967ierhunter177
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OldTime

Georgia

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-30-2012 06:07:33 | More by OldTime
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Powerstroker90

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

02-28-2012 04:26:15 | More by Powerstroker90
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SHCC

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11.2%

02-25-2012 19:46:22 | More by SHCC
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -11.2%

02-07-2012 15:38:28 | More by sgttibbs
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-06-2012 14:18:26 | More by meanmutt
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.53/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 23:47:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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chuckj76

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-18-2012 01:18:58 | More by chuckj76
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

2/5  rDev -40.8%

01-17-2012 19:11:47 | More by Kahlerbock
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Sachsenfreude

Germany

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-14-2012 03:47:55 | More by Sachsenfreude
Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest from Warsteiner Brauerei
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