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Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener - Warsteiner Brauerei

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Warsteiner Premium German PilsenerWarsteiner Premium German Pilsener

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829 Reviews

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Reviews: 829
Hads: 1,880
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 22.45%
Wants: 40
Gots: 240 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews: 829 | Hads: 1,880
Reviews by Pegasus:
Photo of Pegasus
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold color with a touch of cloudiness, very nice off white head, good lace. Toasty biscuit malt aromas along with modest hops. Flavor begins with a light stinging carbonation, then toasty malts and a slight sweetness, rises towards a crisp, slightly dry hop finish with herbal and medicinal flavors. This beer's pale color is deceptive, it looks rather watery, but is in fact quite substantial. Distictive among Pilsner-style brews and very good.

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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.

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Photo of The_Mad_Capper
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is grainy with faintly spicy, herbal hops; the overall effect is reminiscent of crayons and apple. The pale golden body is very clear with a smooth, white head with notable retention. Fairly flavorful and bitter, the taste is actually somewhat pleasant with some grainy malt and light fruitiness akin to bland pear. A hint of butter comes through over time. The body is of course light and crisp and suitably carbonated.

Not bad at all for the style. While far from unique, it is at least flavorful and refreshing with a good balance between the malt, hop flavor, and bitterness.

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Photo of hopphead31415
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I tried this one many years ago before I knew what a good beer is. I saw this in the store and picked it up partly out of curiosity of how my palate and perception has changed over the years and partly out of pure nostalgia. At a cool 4.8% ABV this beer is sure to go down smooth and effortless, but let’s see what it has to offer.

Look-Pours a crystal clear light golden yellow with a foamy silky white head. The lacing is delicate and moist. Carbonation is light.

Smell-It has a standard wheat and yeast aroma with a sort of metallic aroma that is characteristic of Premium German beers.

Taste-The taste is similar to what you smell, go figure. It has a simple flavor of fruity wheats, yeast, fresh cut hay, and then that characteristic metallic taste. Bread and caramel are apparent. This is definitely a malt-forward beer, which is to be expected, but it has an above average fruity sweetness, but not noticeably so.

Mouthfeel-The feel is moist, smooth, and with light carbonation.

Overall-I’d say that it was a good experience to have and I am glad that I tried this beer, but I won’t be running to the store to get more of it anytime soon. If I see it at a party and it was up against crappy beers like Coors, High Life, Bud Light, etc, then I would definitely hands down chose this German beauty.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served cold from 660ml bottle into Veltins pilsner mug.

L) Pale golden, clear, lots of bubbles. Thin bubbly white head.

S) Slightly sour bready pilsner malt.

T) Kinda flat, with hints of bready pilsner malt. Subtle hop bitterness. Doesn't have either of the notable classic pilsner characteristics to any large degree. Has a watery / metallic edge. Just drunk a Pilsner Urquell, so maybe this seems a bit flavourless in comparison.

F) Light and refreshing, at least there is no long bitter aftertaste to detract from the refreshment.

O) Subtly flavoured pilsner. Mid range on quality, but a decent price for a 660ml bottle, so overall I am satisfied.

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Photo of Popsinc
2.88/5  rDev -16%
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.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MadScientist
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.01/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

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

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SkiBum22
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dmann
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of DeanBB
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiterain
4.56/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I may be being generous in saying das pilsner is exquisite. While the Brew Master could add a little more hops to my taste the beer is exceptionally good for social sessions. It pours gold and you can watch the carbonation sift to the surface, a nice sweet frothy head, head where all the malts are, if poured correctly, exquisite.

Some say God owns this company. For Pilsner I'm in a toss up between Warsteiner Premium Pilsner Beer and Carlsberg Pilsner, Wartsrteiner with a touch to little hops and Calsberg with a delicious touch to much. If Carlsberg and Warsteiner could have a child, that would be the best pilsner ever made, besides Heineken.

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Photo of Todd
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of twi1609372
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of EsoxLucius
3.97/5  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.

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Photo of Guden
2.76/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener from Warsteiner Brauerei
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