Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei
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3.63/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2007 02:13:44 | More by Jason
3.88/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-28-2002 05:08:30 | More by Todd
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3.53/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
0.5L can brought in from Germany in a suitcase. Poured into some kind of pilsner. I actually have a glass from a bottle bought in the US, too, just as a curiosity if the imported versus local versions taste perceptibly different. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the same packaging.
Pours crystal clear, golden, with a fizzy head and light carbonation. This is essentially what I expect pilsners to look like. Smell is sweet, straw, lagery yeast, surprisingly mild.
Taste is sweet and crisp. Something a little corny about it, but it's German, so there shouldn't be. Straw again, less of the lagery yeast. Again, quite mild. I'd like something with more bitterness a little more.
Mouthfeel is actually kind of thick. Certainly not a light and dry as I think of with other pilsners. Overall, I'd take this over a BMC AAL any day.
The American bottle looks identical. Maybe slightly, slightly more carbonated. Smell is a little skunkier, but that could be can versus bottle. Taste is noticeably different. Again, more skunkiness in the American bottle; the German can is much sweeter. American bottle has the advantage of seeming crisper due to the extra bitterness.
Serving type: can
03-02-2014 20:37:37 | More by snaotheus
3/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
330 ml. bottle. Pours a clear yellow colour, with a nosrmal head that does not hold for too long, leaving some lace. Smell of grass, malt and citrus. Medium body and good carbonation, crispy palate. Taste is bitter, with citrus, grass, grains and some malt. OK.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 14:38:09 | More by janubio
Warsteiner Premium Verum from Warsteiner Brauerei
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