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Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,684 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,684
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 34
Gots: 169 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canadianbarman on 07-19-2001

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Ratings: 1,684 | Reviews: 821
Photo of woutervaneijk
3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Strong and bitter taste for a pilsener but overall quite likable.

Photo of ARoman
2.35/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

*transferred from previous notes 1/22/2014*
12 oz bottle poured into a 6oz english tulip. Yeast is the primary aroma emanating from this one. Some minor floral and grassy notes appear faintly along with (maybe) some black pepper traces - but the yeast dominates. It pours a straw bubbly yellow with a soft whipped-egg-white foamy head. The taste is mellow sweet with some very light, light souring. Not much bitterness, although what’s there does come through at the finish. It’s a light bodied, dry, thin beer with active carbonation. On the tongue, some lemon citrus comes through initially which slips into a weak floral hoppy finish which then disappears quickly - mostly a clean finish.

Photo of TopherBreski
2.21/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bad bitter beer taste.

Photo of dar482
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer up front offers grassy hops, with some honey sweetness and breadiness. There's a touch of metallic flavor with some bitterness that lingers throughout.

A decent traditional German pilsner.

Photo of priwen
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straw appearance with a bubbly, white head. Grassy hops are prominent in the aroma with some malt in the background. Flavor has a good balance of malt and hops. It has a slight hint of bitterness on the finish. Very appealing. Medium mouthfeel. Smooth, semi-dry finish. Overall, This is a wonderful beer! Easy going. I'll definitely drink this one again.

11.2 oz bottle
Best Before: 17.JUL.15
Served in a Mug

Photo of Kale99
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

good everyday beer. mild tasting and smooth

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear yellow with a thick white head and heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of light hops with a sweet upfront taste and mild bitter throughout.

Overall: Not bad at all. Good German brew.

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Classic German pilsener which does the job as a thirst quencher pretty well.

Photo of RoastedRareByte
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Looks great! Has a great foam and body.

Smell: Nothing very odd here. Smells like any other beer with nothing particularly complex.

Taste: The taste comes off initially sweet... But then it hits you with sour. Not bitter. Sour.

Feel: Once again, I can't really detect anything particularly special about this. It feels like a Pilsner should

Overall, I'd say this is a run-of-the-pilsner, but the taste is just not good. I'm not fond of it.

Photo of ChiefsPaleAle
2/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The skunkyness of this beer overrides and good qualities

Photo of Vestlake
2.73/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Everything was fine with this beer until I took a drink. The malty taste just didn't work with the underlying pilsner taste. A disappointing beer.

Photo of loubar
4.22/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle from Cost Plus. Amber in color with a small white head. Floral noble hop bitterness up front with a sweet finish of bread malt and a bit of lemon. Good amount of flavor. Not watery. Bitterness blends perfectly to offset the sweetness. Finish is crisp and refreshing. A very drinkable and satisfying pilsener.

Photo of TheGrayMan
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I enjoyed this beer. It is light and crisp.

Photo of Rodrigols
1.92/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Normal beer. There isn't Nothing special.

Photo of KVNBGRY
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had his on draught, not out of a can, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not quite sure why this has such a low rating.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Probably my favorite Pilsner. Easy drinking, clean & so agreeable with me. A very "Happy" beer.

Photo of sloggettstrength
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

Look: Pours a light clear yellow with a nice white head that reduces to lacing. Plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell: Smells equally balanced between malt and hops, with slight undertones of fruity aroma.

Taste:Pretty much the same as the smell. Although slightly disappointing. There is not much flavor going on at all.

Feel: Very crisp from the nice amount of carbonation. Somewhat dry and thin.

Overall: Refreshing, and very smooth. Slightly watered down tasting, but hey, still one I'd pick up to try again months from now. Average.

Photo of SoulFroosh
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in a clearance/discount/weird section of my local craft beer/wine store.

I didn't know what to expect. I wasnt sure if it was a Euro adjunct or a genuine German Pilsner. It smells like an adjunct lager. Turns out it's a real Pilsner and it pretty darn refreshing.

It is kind of like a classic adjunct lager but with real hop flavors and a good malt backbone. Very nice. I would happily have this in my fridge all the time.
Not sure if I'll ever find this again, though.

It was nice knowing you, Warsteiner. I'll meet up with you again if I ever get the Deutchland.

Photo of dodge408
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I've had this several times, and like it each time. It's a mild malt and undertone of hops fused well with light roast flavor. There's many up and down opinions of this brew. My advice is to get a 6 pack and try it. Also try it with some good pretzels...Or my favorite pairing for this, pork n kruat.

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saigon

I am neutral on this beer.

Photo of WillWillows
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow with a nice head that reduces to lacing. Not very pungent, decent light smell of well blended hops and malt. Very European in taste, smell, and in look. Imported. Good beer. I will session with this beer. I had it with pretzels and they went well together.

Photo of njrjammr
2.72/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Watered down tasting pilsner. Not the best

Photo of nikhilshetty007
4.14/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste very good. The look is awesome.

Photo of DaveBar
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO as a single. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a high head that is gone in 30sec. Clear light gold

S- Has that Heineken scent.

T- There's that Heineken again. Similar recipe. A bit lighter though. Has the hops it needs and a decent malt back bone. Good overall blend.

M- A touch creamier then Heineken. which is a refreshing twist.

O- A good beer. Very similar style to Heineken but expected from European beers of this style.

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer is a Heineken clone so it pairs well with..... anything a Heineken goes well with which is a lot

Enjoy

Photo of Porter_Hoarder
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Easily drinkable. Slightly wheatish taste. very crisp

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Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener from Warsteiner Brauerei
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