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Warsteiner Premium Dunkel - Warsteiner Brauerei

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,149 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,149
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 28
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Warsteiner Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-26-2001)
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

2.38/5  rDev -31.4%

Overall, a dissappointing beer. Starts out looking and smelling great, with a nice head, good lacing, reddish brown color, and an aroma dominated by spicy Saaz hops...then the moment of truth. The taste lacks any character but water! What is going on here? It is a frustrating experience. This stuff is drinkable, but damn, you'd think the flavors would be more assertive!

11-15-2003 18:17:02 | More by EagleTalon
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TAMU99

Guam

2.38/5  rDev -31.4%

Average German dark. It pours to a clear medium brown with a quick dissipating head. It has a roasty, nutty smell that is pleasant. Taste is nutty and sweet with a thin mouthfeel. Enjoyable for something new. Drinkable, but honestly something like Shiner/Yeungling is a better dark. Modest recommendation - it's ok. I've had better

10-31-2002 18:12:57 | More by TAMU99
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

2.4/5  rDev -30.8%

This looks like cola without the rising bubbles. Or bad black tea. Thin. Weak head just tires out. Flat looking

Um, I think the aroma is malt, but very faint. Hints of caramel and burnt corn husks. Rated at 2.5 and the weakness of the aroma keeps it from going lower.

Taste is iffy. Again it's weak in this department. Somewhat roasted malt, but it more tastes like stale malt than roasted. Hay. Corn husks. Like the nose, too weak to give a rating lower than 2.5

Thin mouthfeel. Am I drinking dirty water? Some sweetness towards the end.

Not impressed.

05-07-2010 21:46:15 | More by Mebuzzard
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thekanna

Maryland

2.42/5  rDev -30.3%

A: Dark brown with a decently large tan head and large effervescent bubbles.

S: Somewhat of an earthy nuttiness with a slight roasted malt aroma.

T: Roasted malts and subdued chocolate at first; with more sips this devolves into an unappealing cardboard flavor.

M/D: Somewhat thin body for the style; carbonation is medium. The cardboard-box-straight-from-the-attic quality of the aftertaste really convinces me that I shouldn't have another.

05-30-2010 05:31:09 | More by thekanna
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kimcgolf

Georgia

2.42/5  rDev -30.3%

I was really disappointed by this beer, so much so that I think it may have just been a bad sample. I used to drink this occassionally, before I started rating and trying various beers, and I liked it. But I’ll go with what I had tonite. Poured to a medium brown, with a very thin off-white head, that dissipated almost immediately, and left little lacing. Aroma was almost skunky, with just a hint of malt. Flavor was nothing special, and the finish was very dry. I will most likely try this one again just to give it a fair shot at redemption.

10-22-2006 13:36:46 | More by kimcgolf
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NA1NSXR

California

2.42/5  rDev -30.3%

Appearance - Hits the mark in color, but almost zero head and carbonation....poured fresh it looks like its been poured and left out for an hour or two.

Smell - Stinging smell...I don't know what it is....maybe a kind of wood or smoked malt. Maybe a touch of sweetness in there somewhere. Maybe some alcohol too. Smells different from other dunkels I've had, but is it good? I don't know.

Taste - Whatever that stinging smell is, its in the front of the taste. Ends malty. Its probably a treatment to the malt thats giving this flavor. I don't like it. There is a slightly sour background as well....so its probably some sort of dark fruit in there.

Mouthfeel - Its ok, in line with the standard for this kind of beer.

Drinkability - I'm not buying this again.

04-21-2010 06:20:24 | More by NA1NSXR
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -28%

05-18-2012 02:26:03 | More by avisong
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zimm421

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -28%

02-28-2013 19:26:45 | More by zimm421
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -28%

07-19-2014 06:29:16 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Rod_J

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -28%

04-24-2014 03:07:39 | More by Rod_J
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -28%

03-20-2013 22:50:32 | More by BGsWo22
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lowbrau

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -28%

Ruby hued with a very thin head. Almost no retention. Sweet aroma with hints of brown sugar and plums. Given the very sweet smell, I was surprised by the lack of flavor. Overly sweet maltyness up front with a slightly astringent aftertaste. The sweetness was poorly balanced, with very little hop character.

02-28-2008 03:20:15 | More by lowbrau
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jar2574

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -28%

A subpar brew in every respect. The appearance is watery, dark, and there isn't much head. Nothing much to the smell.

The taste just doesn't cut it. Moderate bitterness, but without the coffee or other flavors of a stout, and without the smoothness and sweet maltiness you expect in a dunkel. It's just an unsatisfying, watery dark beer.

06-18-2008 02:38:04 | More by jar2574
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -28%

01-17-2012 19:12:21 | More by Kahlerbock
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -28%

08-07-2013 01:25:31 | More by OriolesFan1008
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jscondon

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -28%

pours a deep and dark amber brown with red hues and little head at all. the aroma is odd, but not in a bad way. it has no hop character, nor a discernable malt scent... is this the infamous DMS that i am smelling? i can't place the aroma. this beer tastes like cardboard, i am not digging it. the front is smooth, then the cardboard bitter slam hits you followed by a real dry bitterness. mouthfeel is average.

i thought this is one of the better looking beers i have poured. for a proud german beer i have to give this the benefit of the doubt and say that the shipping got the better of this one. i would not get this again unless it comes from closer to the source.

01-24-2008 00:22:36 | More by jscondon
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -28%

11-10-2013 13:27:00 | More by OldSmaug
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bpasquetti

California

2.5/5  rDev -28%

06-19-2012 12:25:28 | More by bpasquetti
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Brew33

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -28%

06-12-2013 16:40:19 | More by Brew33
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BraveGator

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -28%

03-17-2012 22:11:13 | More by BraveGator
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -28%

12-24-2011 19:35:17 | More by jophish17
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djre4orm

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -28%

06-13-2013 18:06:38 | More by djre4orm
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Casp1119

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -28%

07-13-2014 03:22:11 | More by Casp1119
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LacquerHead

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -26.5%

Purchased a 6-pack for $8.49.

A: Clear deep brown. Head quickly dissipated and left little to no lacing.

S: Not the best - sort of a metallic caramel malt smell.

T: A bit of a let down. There was a metallic undertone to this one, specifically copper pennies. It had a roasted malt flavor along with some weak hops in the background that tasted oily. There was also a brown sugar sweetness lingering about.

M: It was highly carbonated and had a metallic malt aftertaste.

D: Not very high. I grew tired of it after awhile - very uneventful.

Conclusion, not worth its premium import price at the grocery store. The flavors tasted fake and too manufactured. Skip it.

08-15-2010 22:32:36 | More by LacquerHead
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jpkoch1962

Indiana

2.55/5  rDev -26.5%

Poured a a dark ruby brown with a moderate head that fast disappeared. Almost neutral aroma with subdued malt/stale cracker aroma in the background. This was a smooth, thin lager with very little character. Body was thin, very little malt presence; however, it wasn't cloying as the middle and finish were dry. The carbonation was perhaps a bit too much, which masked any malt character.

Very forgettable lager from a brewery which used to be known as top notch. Saint Pauli's actually makes a better Dunkles.

If one is looking for a session beer that can easily be forgotten, well this is it.

10-23-2009 19:26:19 | More by jpkoch1962
Warsteiner Premium Dunkel from Warsteiner Brauerei
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