Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei
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5/5 rDev +45.8%
Had this in bottles, cans, and on tap. I love this beer and consider it a good example of a german pilsner (I love pilsners tho some beer snobs automatically sneer at them).
A - beautiful crystal clear golden with a thick, rich cloud white head that subsides rather quickly.
S - I love the aroma because its so rich and elegant yet fleeting. You get noble hop impression with an ever so slight lemony note, then a pilsner malt sweetness with a crackery aspect. Clean and precise.
T - This really is high quality and precise german engineering at work. Zero off flavors. Very pure and sharp pilsner malt subdued sweetness followed by a piney/grassy dryness from the noble hops. Finishes very nicely dry with a totally awesome lingering pilsner malt flavor mixed with a tad of grass. I find this beer to be wonderful for what it is - its obviously not a huge beer but not meant to be - meant to be simple and extraterrestially pure. You can also tell the water used in this brew is great and super soft.
M - awesome grainy texture with amazing dryness that pulls you back in.
D - No problems here - I can drink these no problem thanks to its dryness and purity. Gives almost no hangover whatsoever if you happen to indulge a bit too much.
Some reviewers seemed to hate this brew - but I can't see how a true beer aficionado could rate this beer low simply due to purity of style and the quality expressed as a result of the ultra precise brewing process.
03-12-2011 19:08:07 | More by RichScherle
4.9/5 rDev +42.9%
Poured into glass it has the look of a Budweiser. It has smell off malts and some citrus hop notes. Left a nice lace on glass all the way throughout the beer. I was expecting it to be more skunky but it was a very balanced beer that I would recommend trying!
07-16-2011 18:13:45 | More by kdawg105
4.88/5 rDev +42.3%
A - A light sparkling gold with a thin lace.
S - Earthy armoa with a subtle undertone of maltiness
T - Earthy hop character with a hint of lemon.
M - Light, Crisp, and refreshing.
D - Could drink this all day and all night.
This is one of my favorites. A great session beer that I come back to quite often.
10-11-2010 16:36:18 | More by yankiac
4.75/5 rDev +38.5%
A VERY GOOD BEER WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL DRINKABILITY; THE MOUTHFEEL IS ALSO EXCEPTIONAL. THE SMELL IS GOOD. A BEER FOR ALL SEASON BUT GREAT IN SUMMER.
THE BEST GERMAN PILS I HAVE DRANK. I ADVISE TO TASTE IT AT LEAST A TIME IN YOUR LIFE. VERY GOOD IN BOTTLE BUT EXCEPTIONAL IN GROWLER
08-22-2006 09:16:29 | More by JEFFRIBEGGIN
4.73/5 rDev +37.9%
Warsteiner is a rare German beer in that it tastes pretty much the same in the USA, as it does in Germany. How this brewery is able to import it here, keep it fresh, AND keep it inexpensive (less than a Euro per .33L bottle, ye Germans) is a real testimony to remarkable German manufacturing expertise.
Yes, it has a VERY light color--proving that skilled brewing can make a light colored beer with lots of flavor.
Yes it has wonderful lacing--which lasts the whole glass through (take that American mass-brewers!)
Yes, it has a wonderful fresh, but not overwhelming quality hop aroma. Warsteiner is unique amidst German pilsners--in that it has a certain, indescribable to me...."Warsteiner" taste, unlike any other brand. Other pilsners are as good or better...but none has the special taste I discern.
Yes, it has a perfect, gentle...balance between hops and malt...and balance is THE mark of quality beer of any style. Pilsner is, of course, meant to be gentle--and subtle.
Camembert cheese from France is considered by aficionados about the finest that cheese gets. Yet, it doesn't knock your socks off like a blue cheese, or a cheddar. Like most French food, the flavor is subtle and gentle...or dare I say "genteel."
So too is a great Pilsner. Pilsners--be they German style (drier and sharp) or Czech (sweeter and easy) are subtle creatures....and the IPA crowd in America just doesn't get them. These are meant to be an adjunct to pleasant conversation for hours....with friends, in a Stammtisch. Not something to brag about in how many IBUs you can handle....or how dark it is…..or how high the alcohol you can get.
There's something supremely European about the subtlety of a solid Pilsner, in that it really isn't trying to be extreme--only excellent.
Warsteiner is definitely an excellent pilsner. If you don't like it, you should question your own taste and sophistication--not that of this excellent beer.
07-22-2013 20:31:30 | More by AnalogReigns
4.68/5 rDev +36.4%
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.
06-16-2009 00:35:54 | More by PsychoJedi
4.65/5 rDev +35.6%
Look, I'm probably the wrong person the write a review for bottled Warsteiner becuase, along with Alpirsbacher and Kloster Scheyern, it is my absolute fave German bottled pilsner.
It kicks ar$e.
It will make you happy.
It is a unique and wonderful beer experience.
11-24-2013 21:03:04 | More by SimonBailey
4.5/5 rDev +31.2%
Drinking straight out of bottle:
T=nice, malty flavor with hint of hops.
Body=Very well-crafted medium body, with good carbonation.
Very drinkable, I can drink these 24/7.
It's not supposed to be anything special. It is what it is. A pilsener/lager. A nice refreshing, easy to drink and pleasant enough beer to consume all night and get drunk off of.
And thanks to the German Beer Purity Law(unfortunately long since repealed but many German brewers still abide by this at least for pilseners and lagers.) So, at least there are no cheap adjuncts made in this and tastes a lot better than others of the lager styles.
Outstanding!! Totally underrated. Will buy again.
01-08-2010 22:42:54 | More by happy4hoppybeer
Warsteiner Premium Verum from Warsteiner Brauerei
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