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Warsteiner Premium Dunkel - Warsteiner Brauerei

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,217 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,217
Reviews: 573
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 28
Gots: 78 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

ajs4bd, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of enoerew
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours 1" off-white head fading to a resilient 1/8", temporary lacing, brown body, red by light

S: Malt, cherry, peach

T: Hoppy, faintly smoky, dark cherry

M: Medium body, low carbonation, back of throat

O: Interesting and satisfying dark beer from Germany with balance of bitterness and fruitiness.

enoerew, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

SirIPAalot, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

PaperWizard, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of phishsihq
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Warsteiner Premium dunkel pours a clear brown with amber highlights near the edges. A thin, off-white head caps the brew, and it provides spotty lace. Aromas of burnt grain, nuts and caramel are met with lighter notes of coffee, chocolate, and toffee. Strong roasted malt flavors dominate the pallet, and hints of burnt toast, nuts, and coffee all appear before a dry finish. Sweet at times, this brew is medium in body and moderate in carbonation

phishsihq, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

NateMac13, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of TaySuth
2.63/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Best Before: 25 May 2012 (almost 3 months past Best Before date)

Appearance: Better than I expected for some reason. Brown cocoa in color with a solid, one finger head that dissipates down to a thin film after a few minutes.

Smell: Not overpowering but not weak. Sweet dark malt without smelling like molasses. Minimal hops in the aroma.

Taste: The taste is good but a bit on the watery side. Tastes like you would expect an average dunked to taste with the exception of being somewhat watered down.

Mouthfeel: Too light with moderate carbonation. I think Bud Light has a better mouthfeel than this dunkel.

Overall: I liked the appearance but everything dropped from there down to the very disappointing mouthfeel. Not a terrible beer but not something that I would buy again.

TaySuth, Aug 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

bobojuice, Aug 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

krazybartender, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Nutwood
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 poured somewhat aggressively into a stange.

A: Produced a nice tan 2-finger head that receded to a nice cap with lacing present but not great. Color was clear deep brown, slightly red-orange with back-light.

S: Roasted malts, slight hop, not a whole lot there.

T: Roasted malts, a bit of piney hops, touch of toffee.

M: A bit thin, but smooth. Hops linger a bit in the aftertaste.

O: Makes me want to search out a better example of the style, but I would drink it again under the right circumstances. It seems a bit too efficient, as in mass produced. Keep in mind this is a moderately priced beer, especially for an import. it would be a nice choice for a darker beer on a warm day.

Nutwood, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

bgramels, Aug 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Mick91, Aug 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Doyle, Aug 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

TheAdamConners, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

WVSwede, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Ranz, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Old Castle Restaurant in Sun City.

A: Dark, dark brown with dark red highlights. Nice white head that settles to a foam ring. There is some visible carbonation but not much.

S: Lager yeast, roasted malt, just a bit of pine hop aroma.

T: Follows the nose with slight coffee notes to the roasted malt profile, and has a relatively dry finish.

M: Light-ish mouthfeel, decent amount of carbonation on the tongue, alcohol well-hidden.

O: Not bad, seemed the best choice of the beers available. But nothing outstanding.

macrosmatic, Jul 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

iL0VEbeer, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of WoogityBoogity
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Dark brown with slightly chocolate-red hue. Head is slightly off-white with average retention.

Aroma - Smells of Munich malts, hints of toffee, caramel, toasty notes. No hop presence detected.

Taste - Sweetness of malts noticed immediately, carrying through to a nice compliment of slight char, to sugary profile of bread crust and melanoidins reminiscent of toasted caramel. Finish has low, but noticeable, hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body offers firm mouthful. Carbonation is average. No warming from alcohol.

Overall - Not a bad beer for being mass produced. Malt complexion is welcomed. Would prefer this beer even more if it has slightly more carbonation.

WoogityBoogity, Jul 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Ally928, Jul 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Mikel772, Jul 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

shelby415, Jul 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

ExaltedNecrosis, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
Warsteiner Premium Dunkel from Warsteiner Brauerei
79 out of 100 based on 1,217 ratings.