Warsteiner Premium Dunkel - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,268 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,268
Reviews: 575
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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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a mahogany color with some quite nice red highlights. The off-white head formed upon pouring was quite large and had a moderate level of retention. The fading head in the end gave way to a medium amount of lacing.

Smell – The aromas were sweet and fruity. They were heaviest of a sweet cherry and apple smell, but also contained a light roasted bready and a light hop smell.

Taste – The taste starts out of a bready, cherry and a lighter roasted flavor. The roasted flavors begin growing stronger after the initial taste. These mix with some flavor of a toast flavor and more cherry as the taste advances further. In the end, these flavors, when mixed with the a lighter earthy hop taste, leave a interesting bitter taste on the tongue (I can’t decide if I like it or not).

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is just a tad above average in terms of creaminess and thickness for a brew of only 4.8%. It also has just a slightly lower than level carbonation. These two qualities are quite nice for the roasted flavors of the brew and help accentuate the fruit and roasted flavors.

Overall – A pretty good brew with some nice fruit and roasted flavors. While tasty it maintains a fairly high level of drinkability. Not too shabby.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - brand x cola brown. High clarity. Airy fluffly dark beige head. Slight lacing.

S - burnt caramel. Molassus and just a tiny hint of horse blanket.

T - initial flavors are sharp malty but dry. Aftertaste is sweet with a pinch of roasted malt.

M - a tad thin. But sugar rolls around in your mouth.

D - fine as a dunkel. Good whenever dark beer. Not special.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- pours a chestnut brown, almost cola-like in color, foamy white tan head with decent retention and slightly stick lace.

S- cereal grains, roasted malt, faint whisper of hops

T-cereal grains follow the nose, slightly smoky roasted malt, a bit of skunk, finishes dry with a light hop bitter linger.

M- medium bodied, low carbonation, frothy mouthfeel, good balance.

O- not bad, but not something I'll look for again.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

P:  Translucent body of dark brown color and ruby tints. Looks similar to soda and displays a small off white cap of fast fading head. 

S:  Robust roasted malts, toffee, bitter coffee, ground grains, pet shop wood bedding, the roast has almost a smoked aroma like stale half smoked cigars. 

T/M: Spicy carbonation strikes in a medium body with loads of roasted/burnt malt flavors. Mostly earthy and not much sweetness apparent. Hints of apple peels, metal, and bitter grapes. Taste seems muddled and lost under the overpowering burnt malts. 

O:  Not a huge fan of this one. Too much burnt presence and really no sweetness that stands out. I had to search too hard for the flavors that are expected. Spices are dull and the mix is just blurred. Maybe better on tap. 

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Warsteiner Premium Dunkel from Warsteiner Brauerei
79 out of 100 based on 1,268 ratings.