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Reviews: 818
Hads: 1,773
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 22.16%
Wants: 36
Gots: 219 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed as something to drink on what will likely be the last blue skied fishing day of the year. Not expecting a whole lot, but then again not looking for a whole lot. Let's see how it goes.

Look - Drank from the bottle. Crystal clear golden with what looks like a small white cap of froth sitting on the top of the swill. Carbonation appears to be at about medium. Lacing cannot be commented on as I did not pour it.

Smell - Clean light white breadyness with a smidge of grass and a faint lemon zest. Zero skunk is always a plus.

Taste - Grassy though not dirty, lemon zestyness all around the mouth. Stale white bread qualities in the finish. Again, zero skunk so no complains here.

Feel - Light easy going body with moderate levels of carbonation as expected. Sits nicely and swallows easily.

Overall - Pretty much what I had expected when I bought it. Typical German Pils with no frills to pay the bills, but inoffensive and perfect for fishing or sitting outside. Shorter review than I usually do, but there isn't much to say.

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Photo of Ant777uk
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lots of head, colour is very yellow and watery and personifies to be drunk in the sun.

Aroma is very hoppy, and quite organic.

Taste is very light, this is an easy drinking beer. Could have lots of this on a hot day in the sun.

Feel is very airy and foamy and light.

Overall, nothing too complex, though works very well for what it is. I actually really like it, it is not always that you want a complex deep flavour from a beer, sometimes something light and crisp is perfect, like this.

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Photo of chinchill
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap.
Surprised to find that this German pils from a fairly large, commercial brewery, is well above average. Adding to the surprise factor, it has a very pale and light body. Excellent clarity.

Nicely balanced and clean yet relatively bold for style.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.37/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

it has a light skunky taste but it's not overwhelming like say heineken is, and because of that it is also smoother which was probably the best thing about this beer.

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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a huge head that settles to a thin lace. Smell and taste are of some biscuity malts, corn pops, and a slight sweetness and bitterness from hops to balance. There's a definite hint of tortilla I'm getting as well.

Nothing fancy here. Just a well done German pils so if that's you're thing, check it out.

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Photo of LennyOvies
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Very carbonated and fresh clear yellow body.
S- Light malts and grains.
T- Light malts and grains.
F- Spicy and bubbly, watery.
O- Too bubbly, but a nice refreshing beer.

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Photo of SmashAdams
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very pale and clear. Smell is light and what you'd expect from a lager. Taste is pretty decent and smooth. Not a pilsner fan but this one is not bad. nb

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale straw with a giant white head. Stringy lacing. Nose is malty, faint grassy hops, grain. Ultra-light body. Crisp. Slightly sour, grainy malt, noble hops, unripe green apple nice it's ok.

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Photo of thebeers
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale yellow with a finger of white head. Beer smell. Moderately creamy mouthfeel with some fresh cut grass and biscuit-like malts in the taste. Easy drinking.

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Photo of Dikfour
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Great white fluffy head sticks around much longer than I was expecting. Light yellowish. Good Carbonation.

Smell: Biscuity. Light hops come off a little tin-y (probably because this was poured from a 11.2 ounce can). Smells very much as a Pilsner should, just a little off.

Taste: Very bready. Weird bitter finish. Tin is still there. meh.

Feel: I actually really like the body on this one. A little bigger than other Pils I've had. pretty creamy.

Overall: Pretty Okay. Nearly good. The metallic undertones are unpleasant. No thumbs up or down, only shoulders shrugged in indifference.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served cold from 660ml bottle into Veltins pilsner mug.

L) Pale golden, clear, lots of bubbles. Thin bubbly white head.

S) Slightly sour bready pilsner malt.

T) Kinda flat, with hints of bready pilsner malt. Subtle hop bitterness. Doesn't have either of the notable classic pilsner characteristics to any large degree. Has a watery / metallic edge. Just drunk a Pilsner Urquell, so maybe this seems a bit flavourless in comparison.

F) Light and refreshing, at least there is no long bitter aftertaste to detract from the refreshment.

O) Subtly flavoured pilsner. Mid range on quality, but a decent price for a 660ml bottle, so overall I am satisfied.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a fluffy white 2-finger head of foam with sticky lace left over; yellow and translucent color; a lot of carbonation. Smelled like metallic malt and a bit of funk; going in was sweet malt, followed by a malty-dry, yet slightly flowery and peppery aftertaste; some bitterness lingered. My senses picked up a lighter bodied carbonated and quaffable brew with a crispness that was satisfying. If offered, I'd imbibe. It is a standard international German beer with not a lot to say about it, but better than BMC in my opinion.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
2.88/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I found this Okay and was expecting great things
Standard stuff looks wise clear amber body big foaming white head that goes almost instantly
that subtle tea flavour I find in German beers, not offensive just dull IMHO

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Photo of TOMHONE
4.45/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good tasting and very smooth going down. Very mild beer with no after taste. For your average "middle of the road" brew in my opinion a very formidable beer.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampling right now on 5/12/15 but had this before, though it has been several years. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce bottle). Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "WARSTEINER" 0.2l flute glass.

Brew pours a straw-yellow in color with a thin white foamy head that sticks around for a good while. Some spotty sheet lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of some yeast and grass for the most part. The taste is pretty much the same with a touch of sweetness that has a slightly dry bitter finish but doesn't last long. Lighter bodied with lots of carbonation as seen by the amount of bubbles rising from the sides and bottom of the glass. Overall, it was OK but nothing really special.

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Photo of DiUr
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had it before and was not expecting much but this is actually a decent macro Pils. The metallic touch feels a bit artificial though, like it happens with the Pilsner Urquell and other beers (i guess the hop extracts has something to do with it).

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Photo of ARoman
2.35/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

*transferred from previous notes 1/22/2014*
12 oz bottle poured into a 6oz english tulip. Yeast is the primary aroma emanating from this one. Some minor floral and grassy notes appear faintly along with (maybe) some black pepper traces - but the yeast dominates. It pours a straw bubbly yellow with a soft whipped-egg-white foamy head. The taste is mellow sweet with some very light, light souring. Not much bitterness, although what’s there does come through at the finish. It’s a light bodied, dry, thin beer with active carbonation. On the tongue, some lemon citrus comes through initially which slips into a weak floral hoppy finish which then disappears quickly - mostly a clean finish.

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Photo of dar482
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer up front offers grassy hops, with some honey sweetness and breadiness. There's a touch of metallic flavor with some bitterness that lingers throughout.

A decent traditional German pilsner.

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Photo of priwen
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straw appearance with a bubbly, white head. Grassy hops are prominent in the aroma with some malt in the background. Flavor has a good balance of malt and hops. It has a slight hint of bitterness on the finish. Very appealing. Medium mouthfeel. Smooth, semi-dry finish. Overall, This is a wonderful beer! Easy going. I'll definitely drink this one again.

11.2 oz bottle
Best Before: 17.JUL.15
Served in a Mug

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear yellow with a thick white head and heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of light hops with a sweet upfront taste and mild bitter throughout.

Overall: Not bad at all. Good German brew.

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Photo of RoastedRareByte
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Looks great! Has a great foam and body.

Smell: Nothing very odd here. Smells like any other beer with nothing particularly complex.

Taste: The taste comes off initially sweet... But then it hits you with sour. Not bitter. Sour.

Feel: Once again, I can't really detect anything particularly special about this. It feels like a Pilsner should

Overall, I'd say this is a run-of-the-pilsner, but the taste is just not good. I'm not fond of it.

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Photo of loubar
4.22/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle from Cost Plus. Amber in color with a small white head. Floral noble hop bitterness up front with a sweet finish of bread malt and a bit of lemon. Good amount of flavor. Not watery. Bitterness blends perfectly to offset the sweetness. Finish is crisp and refreshing. A very drinkable and satisfying pilsener.

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Photo of sloggettstrength
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

Look: Pours a light clear yellow with a nice white head that reduces to lacing. Plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell: Smells equally balanced between malt and hops, with slight undertones of fruity aroma.

Taste:Pretty much the same as the smell. Although slightly disappointing. There is not much flavor going on at all.

Feel: Very crisp from the nice amount of carbonation. Somewhat dry and thin.

Overall: Refreshing, and very smooth. Slightly watered down tasting, but hey, still one I'd pick up to try again months from now. Average.

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Photo of SoulFroosh
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in a clearance/discount/weird section of my local craft beer/wine store.

I didn't know what to expect. I wasnt sure if it was a Euro adjunct or a genuine German Pilsner. It smells like an adjunct lager. Turns out it's a real Pilsner and it pretty darn refreshing.

It is kind of like a classic adjunct lager but with real hop flavors and a good malt backbone. Very nice. I would happily have this in my fridge all the time.
Not sure if I'll ever find this again, though.

It was nice knowing you, Warsteiner. I'll meet up with you again if I ever get the Deutchland.

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Photo of dodge408
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I've had this several times, and like it each time. It's a mild malt and undertone of hops fused well with light roast flavor. There's many up and down opinions of this brew. My advice is to get a 6 pack and try it. Also try it with some good pretzels...Or my favorite pairing for this, pork n kruat.

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