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Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest - Warsteiner Brauerei

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of sweemzander


3.88/5  rDev +14.8%

From notes
On tap at the Barley House

(A)- Pours a clear yellow color that produced a decent white colored head and retention.

(S)- A light crisp profile with a light corn husk and hay character with a subtle sweetness.

(T)- Same as the smell.

(M)- A good crisp carbonation level and balance. Lighter in body/strength for the style, but smoother too.

(D)- A good Oktoberfest with an extremely good drinkability; lighter for the style, but good.

09-28-2010 13:42:01 | More by sweemzander
Photo of StaveHooks


2.4/5  rDev -29%

A - Pours a clear golden straw. Big fluffy 2 finger head. Blots of lacing left behind.

S - Husk and sweet grain. Earthy lager yeast.

T - Spicy hops off the top. Earthy grains flowing heavy. Weird honey kissed malt. The malt slowly starts showing up more as it sets. I poured the beer at 47 degrees F.

This is not a good representation of the style by any means. I think they got the Pilsner tanks mixed up with the Marzen tanks. It's like a macro pilsner with artificial sweetener.

09-21-2010 02:43:02 | More by StaveHooks
Photo of gatornation


3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

had on tap @ old chicago it came a dark amber color with a frash tan ring,,smell was grain malt and peat moss smells..taste was malty.caramel,some toffee with earthy tastes noble hops were in the background but not prominent ..mouth feel was medium with lots of earthy malts and grain tastes.an easy one to drink but not real tasty..its one to try this time of year however

09-05-2010 00:46:43 | More by gatornation
Photo of GallowsThief


3.1/5  rDev -8.3%

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Light golden pour. Nice inch of head that quickly recedes and leaves almost no lacing.

S - Not much to go on here. Light earthy smell.

T - Grainy taste up front. Leaves almost no taste and is fairly clean.

M - It has a fair amount of carbonation. Overall pretty decent.

D - Sure why not but there are better Fests out there. Worth a try but what beer isn't?

08-17-2010 00:30:17 | More by GallowsThief
Photo of illidurit


3/5  rDev -11.2%

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Gold with a tinge of amber in color, with a nice light-tan head that fizzles out quickly. Grainy, sweet aroma, bready German malts. Flavor is malty but a little heavy on the sweetness. I like a more bready earthy lager; it's less tiresome on the palate. A little sticky through the finish. Achieves what it's going for but it's not something to revisit.

04-08-2010 09:32:27 | More by illidurit
Photo of SLeffler27

New York

4/5  rDev +18.3%

The pilsner glass is made for beers like this, with a large fine head over a clear old gold to dark amber beer below, and a coating of fine lace.

The aroma is dominated by honey and fresh hay, nicely done, but lacking any impressiveness.

The light hop bitterness and clean crisp flavors are as expected, with excellent balance. There is some straw and graininess in the finish.

With a light body and slick texture, there is little surprise here. Light carbonation and a drying finish make this a refreshing experience.

While too high for a session beer, one could easily go round after round, while relaxing with friends or watching a game. Not pretentions or hugely over the top, this one is just well done.

03-01-2010 21:01:08 | More by SLeffler27
Photo of boobeer


3.28/5  rDev -3%

Appearance-Amber, quickly disappearing head

Smell- Mild, Grain, and fall smells

Taste- Kind of lacking. Nothing really to stand out from a regular light beer. I was expecting more flavor, but still enjoyed this beer

Mouthfeel- Light, good carbonation, crisp feeling.

Drinkability- Good. I would buy this again.

02-16-2010 02:48:46 | More by boobeer
Photo of Bookseeb


3.1/5  rDev -8.3%

Appearance is a golden amber with a fair crisp head and no lace. Smell is a biscuity sweet malt. Taste of biscuity grain with a light malt sweetness and a light hoppy dry finish. Mouthfeel has a smooth light - medium body and good carbonation. A good easy drink, not bad, but not the best Oktoberfest I've had.

01-31-2010 01:01:43 | More by Bookseeb
Photo of weller1js

West Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +28.1%

A personal favorite. By far my favorite harvest beer.

Appearance: Predominantly golden with a hue of orange. Clean pour yeilds next to no foaming, very little carbonation emanating.

Smell: Clearly an earthy, harvest beer, but not overly intense.

Taste: Smooth and clean, some märzens can be overpowering, this has the appropriate balance of for an enjoyable taste.

Drinkability: very, especially for the season.

01-09-2010 22:48:17 | More by weller1js
Photo of scruffwhor


3/5  rDev -11.2%

Pours a golden sunshine and copper color with ok bubbling and a very quick head. The aroma is pilsner malts with a little extra toast to them. This smells just like the flagship Warsteiner pilsner, but with just a little toastiness. This beer tastes just like the flagship Warsteiner pilsner, just a little toastier. I wouldn't be surprisewd if it was teh exact same recipe, with maybe some caramel malts thrown into the mix. Very drinkable beer, just doesn't have a hell of a lot of character.

12-05-2009 17:29:59 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of almychristopher

New York

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%

this beer pours a very light golden yellow color with a white head that recedes quickly to a thin layer of lace. the aroma presents a very light amount of malt character and of course a touch of the yeast esters. the taste brings a bit of sweet malt and not a lot else. a surpriseing amount of body for the lack of malt in the taste, good carbonation and an easy drink.

11-08-2009 03:21:10 | More by almychristopher
Photo of livingregret


3.43/5  rDev +1.5%

Serving Type: bottle

Appearance: Light gold, 3 finger head that dissolves into nothing. Little to no lacing

Smell: A touch of malt, light biscuity goodness, floral hops as well.

Taste: Biscuits up front with slight sweetness, floral taste that dries quickly. This doesn't revolutionize the Oktoberfest but isn't bad either.

Mouthfeel: Thin and almost no presence of the alcohol. After the drying sensation ends after a sip you get a sweet slickness on the palate. A little odd

Drinkability: Having said that....it's a nice light beer. Not quite crisp but good enough

11-02-2009 23:18:14 | More by livingregret
Photo of Duhast500

Rhode Island

2.68/5  rDev -20.7%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a mug.

The color is a light gold with three fingers of foamy white head. No lacing.

The smell is thin, some mellow caramel flavor with some sugarieness to this beer but a little muted at the same time. It tested me to find the really flavor profile.

The taste has a light cinnamon flavor. Is not really strong in flavor that pushes through to give you much to go on my but does have some things to talk about.

The lightness of this beer is quite refreshing and feels very good when going down. It is a good beer for the fall seasib but is light so could be good for a warmer day then mid to late October.

10-30-2009 01:29:54 | More by Duhast500
Photo of Florida9


3.38/5  rDev 0%

A: Dark straw, light gold in color. Pours with a very active, white head, that fizzes up to about a 1/4 inch then quickly dissipates to nothingness.

S: Strong scent of straw, grains and cereal.

T: Grains and cereal. Toast. With light hop bitterness on the finish.

M: Clean, crisp and dry. Thin, with higher carbonation levels. A refreshing beer.

D: A nice beer, but I'm not exactly sure what makes this one an Oktoberfest as compared to their regular offering as this is one of the lightest Oktoberfest beers I've ever tasted. Virtually no malts for a style which typically is quite malty.

10-28-2009 02:08:18 | More by Florida9
Photo of generallee

New York

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
Photo of bonkers

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

I had this on tap at Capone's. It is a light amber with a moderate white head. The aroma is sweet and bready. The flavor profile is sweet with toasted malts and the finish lingers a bit. The beer went down smooth for a full bodied brew. A solid brew.

10-19-2009 23:22:45 | More by bonkers
Photo of Kadonny


3.45/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured from a tap into a mug.

A: A dark gold color with a two finger white fluffy head. Very light color for an Ofest.

S: Grainy malts, some fruit and some floral hops

T: Bready, grainy malt with flavors of lemon, banana, grassy and floral hops, some malt caramel sweetness and a mild hop bitterness on the finish. Nothing extreme here.

M: Light, a bit thin with no alcohol noticed. Not a lot of flavors lingering.

D: Pretty good, these go down smoothly.

Don't expect an award winner here, but it was a solid drinkable beer. Not bad, I would drink it again.

10-19-2009 20:31:26 | More by Kadonny
Photo of JamesS


3.95/5  rDev +16.9%

Pours a pale orange/deep yellow color (nice German brewed coloring) with some very nice head and a bit of lacing. Nice clean and malty scent, with just a hint of spiciness. Great flavor, a nice and deep maltiness, thick with a nice caramel tone to it. Went down great. Very nice Oktoberfest.

10-19-2009 18:34:17 | More by JamesS
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.2%

Warsteiner- Oktoberfest

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
Photo of dogfishandi

New York

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
Photo of trbergman


3.33/5  rDev -1.5%

330mL bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A - Amber with plenty of fine-bubbled carbonation and not quite a finger of creamy white head.

S - Smells of grain husks, leaves, some floral hops.

T - Better than I was expecting from the eye and nose, with bready and caramel malt taste, and a bit of fruit, balanced with spicy/floral noble hop flavor. Some bitterness cuts through the sweet malt but doesn't outshine it.

M - Light and smooth.

D - Quite nice. It doesn't have quite the richly integrated character of the ideal Marzen, but it's worth a try. I could easily drink a couple of these.

10-11-2009 02:45:33 | More by trbergman
Photo of unclejimbay


3.65/5  rDev +8%

Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest
Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest (sort of a stretch)
ABV: 5.90 %

This brewed surprised me as it's one fo the lightest colored Ofest brew I have seen to date. If I have to sum it up in one statement "A Euro Lager/Pils merged with leftovers of an Oktoberfest brew". I personally liked it better than most Euor Pils/Pale Lagers and many Oktoberfests. It was a unique surprise and nice change of pace from "normal" Ofest brews. Thanks to Tom @ Schintzel Haus for his suggestion.


Appearance was lighter in color than most other Ofest brews, satisfactory with minimal lace.
Smell was Euor Pils meets Oktoberfest.
Tastes as smells.
Mouthfeel is light body with medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability is higher than expected, a unique twist on and Oktoberfest. Good to try during the season if you grow tired of the "normal" Marzen style. NOTE - This is not a typical example of the style though, but I did enjoy it more than any other Warsteiner to date.

10-08-2009 15:00:56 | More by unclejimbay
Photo of Cyberkedi


3.43/5  rDev +1.5%

Comes out of the tap a clear amber with a decent white head. Aroma is strong, crisp, malty and slightly fruity, mainly banana. Flavor is malty and crisp with a firm undertone of banana and just a hint of caramel. Texture is smooth and only slightly fizzy, rather pleasing.

10-02-2009 17:22:05 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of bigdeuce


3.15/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours a soapy, white head and is quite "fizzy". Smell is decent, of a touch of caramel malt, a husky grain and almonds, possibly. Very smooth taste, a bit of a harsh "twang" at the end. I can taste the husky grain, not much on the caramel flavours. Very easy to drink. Highly carbonated. Really refreshing but not a top notch beer.

09-30-2009 21:35:51 | More by bigdeuce
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.45/5  rDev -27.5%

On-tap 9/27/09 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass but it doesn't like much like an O-Fest at all.

S: The aroma is of light caramelized malts, spices, some fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out flavors of spices and berries (not like an O-Fest to have a berry flavor) and there's a thin malt character. The hops presence is mild and does not create much balance. The after-taste is slightly fruity.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not a good representation of style, there aren't a lot of qualities that make this beer anything like a typical O-Fest and overall, it's not a beer that I would want to drink again.

09-27-2009 22:40:27 | More by TheManiacalOne
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