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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,534 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,534
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 25
Gots: 90 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Warsteiner Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 07-19-2001)
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Reviews by JeffreyG:
Photo of JeffreyG
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This German lager pours a clear pale gold with a large white crown of foam that leaves occosional lacing. The smell is slight with a hint of hops. The flavor is pleasantly malty, but not chewy. The hops don't jump out at you, but are present enough to provide a crisp flavor. Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing, slightly dry. Drinkabiltiy factor is high, I could see polishing off several of these.

JeffreyG, Feb 24, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of Popsinc
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Vey pale/light yellow pour with a think head. Mild nose, a little hoppiness to it, but nothing really stands out. Smooth texture, lighty hopped. Crisp towards the end and a dry bitter finish. Not something i would make a point of drinking again. A half decent beer but not a classic.

Popsinc, Jun 04, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This Pils has the classic light, hazy straw color with a moderate, white head.

Smell – The light German hops and delicate grain give this one a beautiful Pils aroma.

Taste – The Premium Verum is expertly blended. The light hops leads things off strongly and carries through, the grain stands tall in the middle, and the subtle sweetness at the end rounds things out.

Mouthfeel – Light-bodied, of course, with a subtle tingly carbonation and a nice, refreshing finish.

Drinkability – This palate-cleansing Pils went down just fine. I would definitely buy again.

RoyalT, Aug 23, 2004
Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -12.8%

cam477, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap, this is one of the best thirst quenching, light beers out their. I just love it. It’s clear, crisp, and dry as ice in the finish making it extremely drinkable. There’s nothing special about any of its traits but together they form a solid and exceptionally balanced and smart beverage. There’s no need for logorrhea with this one. Ii is what it is and it’s good.

DaPeculierDane, Dec 09, 2005
Photo of beerhunter13
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

beerhunter13, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
3.75/5  rDev +9%

MadScientist, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Man, this is the best-looking pilsner I've seen in forever. Bright new brass color is crystal clear and the head on this beer is huge. It stays for the entire time I drink my massive 22oz serving and leaves a great lacing. I couldn't really smell (smokey bar) but I'll assume it was a nice puchy noble hop smell based on the taste. Speaking of which, very simple but bold and balanced. Rather on the sweet side for a pilsner, but balanced by the drying power of a very forceful hop bitter. Has that Hienekin/ Grolsch kind of crisp, snappy finish. Mouthfeel is a little stingy. Forgot how good this stuff is. I drank quite a bit.

JudgeRoughneck, Aug 11, 2006
Photo of Dmann
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good German Pils for a warm summer day. This one poured a medium yellow color with a small white head that did not stick around for long and did note leave much in the way of lace. The dominant smell was malt but just enough hop in there for you to notice. The taste was similar with a good malt flavor but the hops kicked in at the finnish to balance everything out. Mix that with a good mouthfeel and this is a great beer to drink with some brats off the bbq in these warm summer months.

Dmann, Jul 08, 2004
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Prost!, the new beer bar in Portland. It came to me in a pint glass, and was a pale yellow color with a fairly small white head. The aroma was mostly bread, with something that came across as sweet. Taste was more bread, with a little hops. This was a good beer to drink on a hot and humid summer day.

lordofthewiens, Jul 10, 2008
Photo of Todd
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Even better on-tap ... this beer is such a great alternative to our mega-swill beer in the US. Very smooth and creamy on the palate. Just a touch of sweetness and bitterness to flavour. Crisp, and a bit dry towards the finish.

A no frills beer, but something nice and clean to switch to now and then when all you want to do is quench a monster beer thirst.

Todd, Jun 28, 2002
Photo of twi1609372
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not a bad beer in any way. it has the germal feel and taste. a casual or uneducayed beer drinker minght not fully apreciate a beer like this, but i find it to be enjoyable. dark, flavorful, hoppy, with some biterness, not skunky, but quite refreshing for a darker brand of beer.

twi1609372, Sep 14, 2004
Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Jpinoniemi, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of EsoxLucius
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Warsteiner Premium Varum: I'll pick this one up for a change of pace from the regular ales I get.

Though not my personal style I do appreciate this beer's craftsmanship.

Appearance: Light Golden yellow, pours a good head right off the cuff and it settles down after a few minutes to a slick with the remaining lace sticking around until the drink is finished.

Smell: Clean, not skunky at all, just a sweet hops and barley malt smell. Not offensive in any way, shape or form.

Taste: Strong hops are present, drinking whilst smelling really add to the experience of this beer. The drink finishes a bit lighter than it starts, so overall full of flavor throughout.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, a tad dry with some bitterness kicking in after the swallow, but again very nice and almost set apart from other German Pilsners. It's just right for what it is.

Drink: Quite, try it. I'm an Ale-Hound and can easily enjoy a good Warsteiner any time as well! It's not a chugging beer, but rather one to appreciate its build.

This is my favorite German Pilsner style tried thus far because on every level it lets you know what it is you're drinking.

EsoxLucius, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +9%

petewheeler, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours out a big bubbled sudsy head that drops to a thin ring of lace. You'll see head retention build big and drop like this from hop extracts. Perfectly clear and bright golden yellow color. Light biscuity malt with a hint of grassiness, other than that the nose is very clean. Clean and crisp palate with a moderate body and solid stream of carbonation. Grassy malt flavor middle to end with a touch of sweetness up front but very dry in the back. A ghost-like DMS or cooked corn pops up in the middle. Hop bitterness is sharp to start then lays down a very faint cooked herbal note in the finish.

Pretty good coming from one of the big boys in Germany, the most I'd throw at it which I have many times is the classic cheese burger and fries.

Jason, Nov 14, 2007
Photo of Rifrafboy
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium straw. Decent white head which leaves quickly. Almost no smell. Very smooth taste. A little fruity tasting. Somewhat grainy finish. No distinct flavor, lacking in both the malt and hop dept. Basically, this is a pretty boring brew. Nothing bad here, but nothing special or memorable either. Worth a try, though.

Rifrafboy, Jan 13, 2003
Photo of tjthresh
1.83/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

My brother in law thougth he was hooking me up with this one. Just kind of blah. The best I can muster to say about this beer is that I poured with a nice head. I was also very dry, crisp and I imagine it would be refreshing if I wanted to be refreshed. It just doesn’t taste very good.

tjthresh, Aug 22, 2005
Photo of merlin48
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, pale, yellow color, with a frothy, white head that has medium retention. Chains of island lace are left down the sides of the pilsener glass.
Aroma has tart, lemonrind and mildewed grass. This hop aroma never becomes skunky and sweetish malt keeps it all in balance.
Mouthfeel reveals a light body and well carbonated beverage, with a slight twinge of hops bitterness.
Taste is lemon-like tart, dry, and crisp. Hints of sweet, pale malt remain in the background. Finish is an assertive, dry, lemonrind, with a white pepper aftertaste.
One of the better European pilseners, in my humble opinion.

merlin48, Mar 13, 2004
Photo of badbeer
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Half liter bottle sampled one day before the end of the best before date.

Had a nice appearance with a golden color and had a white head that dissipated slowly with slight lacing. Smell was slightly skunky but still had a slight floral hoppiness to it. Has a nice clean flavor to it, again with only subtle maltiness and hoppiness as expected. Mouthfeel was decent with a good amount of carbonation and light body. Drinkability is insane on this, it goes down incredibly smooth, if only the rest of it was on this level. Definitely worth a try, and it's one that when fresh, I will be coming back to.

badbeer, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Limpid dull urine in color. Initally frothy head gone in an instant. Thin ring at the edge but, alas, no lacing. Aroms are sweet. Not much else...perhaps some earthen hops? Flavor is average. Not too bad, but nothing stellar. Crisp and dry, with a dash of sweetness up front, followed closely by a husk-like grain flavor, and ended with a bitter hop aftertaste that was short-lived. Decent body and mouthfeel for a pilsener. Drinkable? Sure. Would taste much better on a hot and humid Richmond day.

OldFrothingSlosh, Feb 08, 2005
Photo of PsychoJedi
4.68/5  rDev +36%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The looks are a pale golden with a nice head. A little too pale though. The smell is classically German. Absolutely a delight to smell the distinct smell that is German beer and this one is no exception. The taste is also classically German with the hole Purity Law bit. Not too week either. This is no watered down beer by any imagination. Goes down smooth with a very delayed, but very slight too aftertaste. You would have to be looking for it and even then, would have to be looking long. Verdict: must try.

PsychoJedi, Jun 16, 2009
Photo of ChrisHartz
4/5  rDev +16.3%

ChrisHartz, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of bsp77
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into clear cup.

Appearance: Pale yellow with stark white head that mostly dissipates.

Smell: Very grassy with a spicy noble hop kick. Not too much aroma.

Taste: Same as the smell - very grassy, with a nice spicy and bitter hop finish. Very light apple and citrus, but this is a very simple Pilsner.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, light body, dry finish.

Drinkability: Quite good for a mass produced German Pilsner, but the smaller German brewers and US craft brewers make better.

bsp77, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of JHarris1717
4/5  rDev +16.3%

JHarris1717, Jun 17, 2012
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