Warsteiner Premium Dunkel - Warsteiner Brauerei

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,337 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 1,337
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 34
Gots: 150 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-26-2001

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Photo of Emceewiggles
1.56/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Too much coffee taste and not full enough.

Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My husband is a fan of Hefeweizen beers. His mind was recently blown after drinking a "Dunkel" Hefeweizen. Not being the most knowledgeable about the German language, he assumed all Dunkel beers were also Hefeweizen. He bought a 6 pack of this beer and was sadly disappointed, as he hates most porters and stouts. It's the coffee flavors that off put him. But at least it means I get a 6 pack of beer all to myself!

As for the beer itself, I'm rather enjoying this Dunkel Lager. I don't think I have had one before. It's all of the nuttiness or a Stout or Porter, without the heaviness.

Photo of griffinsimpson
4.41/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very pleasant malty beer with nice yeast overtones and enough hops to give balance. Very true to the style from BA's description:

"smooth, rich and complex, but without being heady or heavy. They boast brilliant ruby hues from the large amounts of Munich malts used, and these malts also lend a fuller-bodied beer. Bitterness is often moderate, with just enough to balance out any sweetness."

Exactly and at $12 for a 12 pack it is great value. More than just OK, drinkers who are into malt will find this a solidly "very good" beer.

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can, poured into a mug at ~40 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a clear hickory brown, and forms a thick, fluffy head of pale off-white foam with good retention. Lacing is decent.

Smell: Bread, mild toffee, and something vaguely floral waft out of the glass.

Taste: See "Smell". The taste opens with bread and mild toffee, with hints of faint light caramel. That is joined by some floral and spicy notes as the beer moves along, and the aftertaste is a lingering mix of all of the above.

Mouthfeel: Thin and light-bodied, without ever quite getting all the way to watery.

Overall: A decent Munich dunkel, especially for the price point I paid for this batch of $1 per half-liter!

Photo of tomsimons
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstandingly refreshing...only recently exposed to this beer however it has quickly become a top 5 favorite

Photo of Dikfour
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Deep dark brown. Not much light passes through. about 2 fingers creamy white head dissipates quickly. Light lacing and no carbonation visible.

Smell: Deep roasty, almost smokey, malts. Kinda reminds me of percolating coffee by camp fire at hunting camp.

Taste: Its a little roasty, a little chocolaty. Also a weird bitterness at the end.

Feel: Like the camp coffee. Thin but numbs my mouth.

Overall: Not bad not great. Slightly more complex than the Pils. Kinda meh.

Photo of TheRock7755
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, but not on my top Dunkel list.

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite good for the style. Got it draft and nice auburn brown with fun off white head. Smelled of biscuit, roast malts, grains. Tasted sweet
Malt forward, bit of dark fruit and clean refreshing finish. A solid lager with a bit more complexity than most lagers and good light to medium mouthfeel with fair amount of carbonation to make it refreshing. A good warm weather beer - mowing the lawn or working in the garden

Photo of hardysf
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent beer. Tastes of caramel, toffee, and sweet malt. Pretty average to slightly above average.

Photo of mlockman
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Ah yes, the only German Dunkel available at Wal-Mart; nothing particularly disagreeable, but nothing fantastic either.

Photo of timontheroad
3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark amber, almost brown color, nice thick fluffy tan head with good retention and lacing. The smell was dark malt, biscuit and some grassy aromas. The taste was of dark roast malt, pretty sweet, and some nice bitter noble hop flavors. The mouthfeel was fairly light bodied, but very crisp on the palate. Overall, this was an OK beer, pretty refreshing.

Photo of ale1
1.88/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

where's the beef? 1st time offered in local grocer
roasted barley it proclaims on thr box
no ..no and nada
some kinda flavored animal food trough watet

Photo of BallsDeep
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's an awesome dunkel lager, ok?

Photo of moonboogie_n8
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

decent dunkel to have with dinner, a burger maybe.
clean tasting dark roasted german beer. nothing to write home about.
average all-around.

Photo of flgimp
4.24/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good in a frosted pilsner glass

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a stein. A rather rough pour produces a nice-looking beverage with 4 fingers of solid foam sitting atop a clear amber-brown body. Sadly, the head isn't as long-lasting as I'd like. Nice toffee, coffee, and nutty toasted malt notes on the nose.

Disappointing flavor. I'm looking for a nice, round feel and rich clean malty flavors and I'm not getting it. The feel isn't too bad, but the flavor is far too bitter and lemony (skunky?). Everything starts out well. There is a brief toffee note up front, but lemony notes take over and really destroy the flavor. Not sure how this beer has such a nice nose, but such a sub-par taste. Perhaps my palate isn't clear or something. I might have to try this one again sometime just to make sure I'm being fair.

Photo of Rabi
4.61/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, malty goodness that's a great anytime beer.

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.09/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan. Always up for a good dunkel and this one is pretty tasty

Photo of jefegrande
4.44/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy this beer, I just wish it was a bit higher %APV. Goes down easy. I could drink about a million of these.

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent, session lager. A bit thin but still enjoyable.

Photo of HOLOGRAPHICpizza
4.8/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Soooo tasty, smooth, and malty! One of my favorite beers of all time. It doesn't have the strongest flavor, but the flavor that is there is great. Just super smooth, easy drinking, dark malty goodness! I could chug these all day long, I can't find a single thing wrong with the taste.

It's not gonna blow you away with intense flavor, but it one sip will put a smile on your face and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I'm pretty sure the first thing I said the first time I took a sip of one of these was "Mmmmm... malty!" That pretty much sums up the entire experience. xD

Warstiner's pilsner has a very similar flavor, but of course lighter and more pilsner-y. I far prefer the dunkel.

Photo of JavieX
4.43/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

At the Top of my list for Dunkels

Photo of Svendozen
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I guess even the Germans can make shitty beer

Photo of ewelvaert
4.77/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great taste and smooth dark beer!

Photo of N8invacationland
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Underated, good beer. Not easy to get here.

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Warsteiner Premium Dunkel from Warsteiner Brauerei
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