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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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Warsteiner Premium Verum
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1,670 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,670
Reviews: 817
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 32
Gots: 159 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: canadianbarman on 07-19-2001

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

Photo of TheSarge
1.48/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This brew is normally a decent exported German brew, but not usually as good as ole Bitburger. It poured with a decent amount of bright white head and retained for about a minute and thinned out into a quarter inch of lacing. The body is ultra clear and is quite golden in color.

The aroma was a little skunkier than I'd expect, since I'm drinking this brew in its homeland; however, there were pronounced hints of husk and freshly mown hay.

I believe this sample I have has to have fell victim to oxidization. Truly skunky, eliminating my desire to taste another drop.

This makes me want to gag, I'm throwing it away. I've had this beer before and I don't remember this being so trashy.

Photo of alleykatking
1.49/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured from 12oz bottle. Actually SuperNova777 (Josh) and I ordered these and I think they might have been bad. You'll see what I mean.

A- We drank these from the bottle but I poured a little into my wifes glass when she wasn't looking. It was a straw yellow color. There wasn't a head on the beer of course and no lacing when I drank it quickly. Because I didn't pour the whole thing in the glass I'm going to rate it a little above average.

S- This is where I think the beer might have been bad. Light malts in the background. Not bad right?? Well the dominate aroma was grape...yea grape. Interesting cause it was like a deep artifical grape..almost like Kool-Aid.

T- Grape, grape, and more grape. This really is like drinking a grape drink. I don't know how old this is but it went south fast...real fast. I asked Josh if he thought the same thing and we both agreed it was grape that we in fact were tasting.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little on the flat side. Grape left on the palte and long into the aftertaste. The flavors were actually one sided and that was grape. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

D- This tasted like I was drinking a Boones Farm. I didn't tell Josh I didn't finish mine. I will review this again once I get another bottle but for now this is where it stands.

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1.5/5  rDev -56.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.3%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.55/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer was disappointing. It poured an extremely pale yellow with 1/8 inch head that quickly faded. The aroma had hints of resin and lemon. It's flavor began with some bitterness and led to lemon and hoppy notes, followed by a bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is very thin, almost watery. Warsteiner Premium Verum, while a German pilsner, was more along the lines of an American adjunct lager. Not recommended.

Photo of taigor
1.62/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from bottle into regular glass.

A - Poured clear orange color with small head that quickly dissipated leaving almost no lacing at all.

S - Skunk grains with no other scents present.

T - Very bitter. Tastes like copper pennies mixed with cough medicine. Really bad aftertaste.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation.

D - Awful, really not impressed with it overall. It could have been very possible that it was tainted.

Photo of jackndan
1.71/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Warsteiner Premium Verum: really awful euro lager, bad skunked aroma, bad skunked taste. Nice clear color though. Not worth the money or the time, and I find the line on the back that life is too short to drink bad beer to be the height of irony.

Photo of CBlack85
1.73/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 22.3 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

Beer pours a crystal clear golden yellow color with about two fingers worth of bright white head that recedes quickly and leaves virtually no lacing.

The nose is dominated by a skunky aroma. Really there seems to be nothing else there, my initial reaction was to make sure that I hadn't opened a Heineken by accident.

Unfortunately the taste is no better than the smell; skunky and unimpressive. Slightly bitter, and grainy with an odd aftertaste. Seems kinda thin and is overly carbonated. This beer really does nothing to distinguish itself from many of the other Euro lagers that I generally try to avoid. I found myself struggling just to finish the bottle

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1.75/5  rDev -49%

Photo of tjthresh
1.84/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

My brother in law thougth he was hooking me up with this one. Just kind of blah. The best I can muster to say about this beer is that I poured with a nice head. I was also very dry, crisp and I imagine it would be refreshing if I wanted to be refreshed. It just doesn’t taste very good.

Photo of soupyman10
1.86/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I did not like this beer. Got it on top at Joe Kool's in Troy, MI, to try something new. I think I ended up chugging it to get something better. Appearance was straw colored with a head that disappeared in a few seconds. Nose is nearly non-existent - very light malt character, some apples maybe. Taste was likewise. Extremely mild, graininess, some mediocre malt. Feel was thin bodied and too carbonated. I wouldn't get this one again.

Photo of Kudashov
1.87/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

After pushing puddles of slush throughout the morning hours here in wonderful Dorchester . I thought I would treat myself with a few brews and reviews . Blackburn Rovers / Bayer Leverkusen is on the dish right now . Sweet . It is not my beloved Glasgow Celtic but it will do . This is a single I bought yesterday and it is being poured in a pint glass . Very little head and the color is clear & yellowish . Very bubbly too . The smell is like the bread from Greenhills Bakery . Nothing else comes to mind . Taste on the other hand plenty comes to mind . Watery , and not pleasing to my pallete - granted it is an apprentice pallete - but blah . There is a thinsized head on the brew as I drink it but this reminds me of beer that we once pounded all day at UMass - Amherst . Yellow water fiz . It is dry and crisp but there is no mouthfeel . The Rovers match will do but this brew will not .

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1.88/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very grassy hoppy notes, similar to Peroni with a little bit of a malty smell. Taste is at first very crisp and clean, a bit tart, not much going on flavour-wise. A mild skunky smell comes through as it begins to warm. Overall an absolutely average pilsener with a hint of funk.

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1.88/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a very good beer in my opinion. Pours a golden color with a white head and a little lacing. Smells of malts! And more malts! Tastes of malts! And more malts! And not much else. Mouthfeel is thin and weak. Drinkability is poor. I do not like the beer. It is a classic but it is not as great as people make it out to be.

Photo of Rodrigols
1.92/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Normal beer. There isn't Nothing special.

Photo of TastyTaste
1.97/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Clear gold/straw color, medium head fades to tiny bubbles. Smmells like just another middle of the road boring euro lager (grass and cereal). Taste is extremely grassy, though, setting itself apart from other euros, but not necessarily in a good way. Grassy sweetness gets cloyying towards the bottom of the glass, one of the only beers that I have had that is spicy because of malt.

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2/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The skunkyness of this beer overrides and good qualities

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a golden beer with a small head with almost no retention. Aroma is very weak with small touch of malt and sweet coming out of my glass. Taste is also very weak, almost watery with no hops detectable. Very bland and boring pilsner. I guess this could be an OK session beer on a beach down south…

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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