Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei
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Reviews by ghetto90007:
3.78/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bomber into a tall Goose Island 312 weizen glass.
Pours golden straw yellow with a fluffy pure white head. Head drops down to a thin but resilient film across the beer's surface but sticks around. Lacing is impressive at first but not very resilient.
Nose is biscuity malt aromas with a hint of grassiness and a fleeting note of acerbic citrus.
Taste is very clean and straightforward. Much like the nose - biscuity malt, some grassiness. Very slight hints of sour lemon. Usually with a beer with this flavor profile I'm expecting off-flavors and the typical low-quality adjunct grain funk, but this is crisp and clean. Finish starts off with a surge of satisfying hop bitterness, followed by a palate clearing dryness and giving slight rise to a bitter herbal, hoppy aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, fairly light bodied, but not a pushover. Carbonation is active and what you would expect from the style - part of why it is so drinkable and refreshing.
It's not a fancy, innovative beer nor is it a big brooding complex beer. It's simple, straightforward, but well-executed. Not the best pilsner out there, but it does it's job. I've been drinking a lot of sweet and fancy beers and winter seasonals lately. This is a nice, crisp and refreshing change of pace at the moment.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2011 05:31:35 | More by ghetto90007
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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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