Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei
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Reviews by mmmbirra:
3.21/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
half liter can in a Kloster Andechs ceramic mug.
After the foam dies down, which it does quickly, you can see it's a transparent yellow. A few bubbles rise to the surface.
A little cracker-like maltiness in the nose with some nice hoppy spice. Not too powerful, but a pleasant combination of aromas.
There's again a cracker-like maltiness on the palate with a kind of spicy, though mostly non-descript, hoppiness running through the beer. A slight hop bite in the back leaves a touch of bitterness on the tongue.
It's rather light-bodied, and perhaps a bit watery. Very refreshing for a hot summer afternoon.
Not very complex; straightforward and enjoyable. I'll be drinking quite a few of these in the park this summer, I'm sure, though I can't see myself turning to this when the weather cools down.
Serving type: can
06-22-2013 17:07:29 | More by mmmbirra
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3.63/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Perfectly clear straw color with a fluffy white half-finger of head. Looks like any other beer of the style.
Aroma: Touch of skunk even though it was in a brown bottle, possibly just a yeast ester that I'm interpreting as a skunky smell. Some dry breadyness and a little bit of sweet corn.
Taste: There is actually a decent amount of flavor in this thing, especially considering the somewhat low 4.8% ABV. It's not the usual bland adjunct flavor because Premium Verum is, as far as I can tell, not made with any adjuncts. Pilsen and Munich malts give a rounded grainy flavor that is akin to wheat bread. There is just the right amount of hop bitterness to create a great balance. Some grassy/hay hop flavor comes through in the finish and lingers with the malt in the aftertaste. In true pilsener fashion the finish is crisp and refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Thin in body with average carbonation for the style (meaning tons of effervescent bubbles attacking your palate). Great drinkability and easily sessionable.
Final Thoughts: Everyone's had at least one so-called pilsener in their life. Most of the mass produced beer on the market calls itself a pilsener but is in fact made with adjuncts. Hats off to Warsteiner for keeping things authentic with Premium Verum. Would I drink it again? Sure, there is a time and a place for this particular brew and it just so happens to be summertime now.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 23:51:28 | More by JamesMN
3.99/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very clear, pale yellow beer with large white foam. Head retention is very good.
Taste is light, with slight malt sweetness and a light bitterness.
Mouthfeel is moderately light and well carbonated. Clean finish.
At 4.8% it is a smooth, light lager. A great German summer beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 19:49:43 | More by Oliver_Twist
Warsteiner Premium Verum from Warsteiner Brauerei
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