Warsteiner Premium Dunkel - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,267 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,267
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 30
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-26-2001)
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Photo of maddamish
2.33/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this at the Winking Lizard in Fairlawn.

Tasteless, Watery no head and minimal lacing are my notes on this beer. I was very disappointed in this offering although I was able to score the glass of the month because I ordered this. (A flute)

There was a faint sort of spice that presented itself after the beer warmed up a little but that was about it. When it was all said and done, the glass was the best part of the experience.

Photo of Brent
2.35/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Probably the lightest and mildest dunkel I've run across. Mildly sweet with very light caramel notes and a rather odd grape finish. Not particularly impressive.

Photo of bsubrew
2.35/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen Glass

Appearance: Chestnut brown with a one finger soapy head. Quick dissipated with almost no lacing.

Smell: Surprisingly mild aroma, caramel malts, woody earthy smell with chocolate hint

Taste: Less than what I expected from past dunkels, nice malty flavor , cola flavor in the middle, nice bitter after taste
Feel: Very low carbonation, watery, unplesant

Drinkability: Easy to drink but unpleasant, expected a bolder flavor. Easy session beer, goes down smooth but too watery for my tastes. Nothing special

Serving type: bottle

Photo of EagleTalon
2.38/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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!

Photo of TAMU99
2.38/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.4/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of thekanna
2.42/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of kimcgolf
2.42/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of NA1NSXR
2.42/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of zimm421
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Rod_J
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of lowbrau
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of jar2574
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Kahlerbock
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of jscondon
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of OldSmaug
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of TubaDan
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of bpasquetti
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Brew33
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of BraveGator
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Warsteiner Premium Dunkel from Warsteiner Brauerei
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