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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,468 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,468
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 23
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 07-19-2001)
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Photo of t0rin0


3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-07-2013 02:04:00 | More by t0rin0
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 9/6/12.

Pours a clear light orange with a 1/2 inch foamy white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains and some grape juice fruity aromas. Taste is pretty much the same along with a medium herbal bitterness that lingers on the palate with each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink but nothing too exciting really.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 02:05:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-28-2013 21:32:54 | More by djrn2
Photo of Thorpe429


2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a mild straw color with plenty of visible carbonation and a nice-forming white head without too much retention. The nose brings some Noble hops as well as a bit of grain. The taste is slightly earthy and floral, with a good deal of grass and grain. Feel is slightly bitter and somewhat dry, with fairly large amounts of carbonation. Drinks okay and is certainly preferable to Heineken and the like, although I think I prefer Pilsner Urquell.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 10:39:05 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of BuckeyeNation


3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Perfectly clear light straw yellow; one of the palest beers that I've ever seen. The off-white head is large after an aggressive pour, is frothystiff and leaves a better than average amount of lace. Typical pilsener nose: pungeant, spicy-floral hops. Hallertauer perhaps?

The flavor is interesting and is a little different from the few other pilseners that I've had. That's not to say better however. The beer is pale malty semi-sweet with plenty of lightly lemony, spicy noble hops. I can't say that I care for the hop bill all that much; which, of course, limits my enjoyment of the beer. The finish isn't really crisp, it's more soft than anything else. Good pils body that is nowhere near thin.

Warsteiner Premium Verum is decent beer, but is only a fraction better than average in the grand scheme of things. Even though it doesn't overly appeal to me, I do appreciate its adding to my growing, but still limited, knowledge of the pilsener style.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2004 22:59:39 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of metter98

New York

3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured straw yellow in color with a thin white head that quickly faded. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There is a moderate aroma of grainy and biscuity malts in the nose along with some hints of floral hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is rather malty. There is a slight amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate.
D: The beer is very refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 00:41:14 | More by metter98
Photo of nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-30-2013 01:57:43 | More by nmann08
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a clear light golden body with a little white head that quickly fades to a ringlet; no lacing

Smell: Very Germanic; grassy, herbacious and biscuity

Taste: Starts out clean with a cracker malt flavor; finishes bitter with a herbacious hops flash

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and well-carbonated

Drinkability: A good quaffer when the mercury tops 90 degrees

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2005 21:58:03 | More by brentk56
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very bright golden yellow out of the bottle into a tall pilsner glass. Lots of carbonation and a big white head. Light grainey like smell with a hint of some fruit in the back. Very crisp, clean and refreshing, very nice pilsner and a fine german brew. I really liked this and it was a nice classic german pilsner. Not too complicated but perfect for the spot. A good call for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2007 03:29:26 | More by mikesgroove
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Quebec (Canada)

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…

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2004 15:15:36 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of BEERchitect


4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is what I compare other pilsners to when reveiwing.
Looks medium straw in color with generous carbonation. Forms a snow white head that gets chunky as it falls. Smells slightly malty and grainy (in a good way). Slight souring and subtle hopping. Tastes lightly malty and vegetable like. Holds a firm body with creamyness and slight hop flavoring. Bittered only for balance. Finish is of pure grains and slight yeast. Obviously a bohemian beer without the 'skunky' flavors and aromas that usually accompany. A terrifically clean and refreshing beer. Flavors are more prominant than in most lagers, makes this beer a stand out.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2005 00:55:01 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of womencantsail


3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at T. Phillip's (La Verne)

A: The pour is a clear straw color with a finger of white head.

S: Sort of an aggressive nose for a pilsner. Grassy hops are very prominent, and there's a surprisingly spicy and peppery aroma to the beer. Pale malts with a touch of bread and some lager yeast.

T: The flavor is very much the same as the aroma. Grassy and spicy hop flavors with a pepper finish and quite a bit of yeast. Pale and cracker type malts with a touch of bread and a dry, bitter finish.

M: Medium in body with a lively carbonation.

O: Could easily be that this wasn't terribly fresh, but I wasn't a big fan. The spiciness of it was kind of harsh and became overwhelming at times.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2011 22:24:54 | More by womencantsail
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

12-26-2013 04:11:14 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of kjkinsey


3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-20-2013 17:51:37 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of jaydoc


3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-02-2014 21:39:37 | More by jaydoc
Photo of kylehay2004


3.5/5  rDev +2%

10-26-2013 21:46:01 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of GRG1313


3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

05-06-2014 05:33:26 | More by GRG1313
Photo of Knapp85


2.05/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is another one of those German pilsners. Grassy, light, and fresh. Not a lot of hops in this beer. Has the traditional flavors that most of these beers have. Had it for the first time at Dunerbaks German Restaurant. I felt that it'd be a fitting to have this with some brats. The beer wasn't my favorite mainly because I just don't care for this style too much. But I will agree that it went well with the food I was having.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 01:06:27 | More by Knapp85
Photo of zeff80


3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a crystal clear yellow color with a good deal of carbonation. A bubbly, white head left small trails of lace.

S - It smelled of grains, light caramel malt and clove.

T - It had a nice sweet flavor with a smooth light maltiness. It has a subtle bitter bite from some hops.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good pils. Makes a great session brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2008 01:50:47 | More by zeff80
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr


3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-09-2013 22:09:19 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml can. 'Hop extract?' WTF?

This beer pours a clear, very pale golden yellow colour, with a few fingers of puffy, fuzzy, and bubbly bone-white head, which leaves a bit of patchy mesa formation lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of warm biscuity pale grainy malt, a bit of cat piss and sulfurous gasohol, and grassy, straw-like hops. The taste is more or less a continuation of the same - semi-sweet pale grain, a warm, booze-infused lemony fruitiness, more mildly acrid sulfur, and grassy, herbal noble Euro-hops.

The carbonation is moderate, just a tame frothiness throughout, the body medium-light in weight and generally smooth, a minor airy creaminess sort of materializing out of nowhere. It finishes well off-dry, the plain grainy malt starting to shed some of the accompanying industrial park bullshit.

So this is what big beer means in Germany, as far as their venerable styles are concerned - close, but no cigar. The framework is there, but the plastic nature of it all kind of drags me down. Everything is just too rounded, too pithy, to remind me more than tangentially of a real German Pils.

Serving type: can

10-05-2009 23:41:02 | More by biboergosum
Photo of largadeer


3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Extremely pale and clear gold with a small white head that recedes quickly. Doesn't smell like much, faint pils malt and lager yeast, a hint of grassy hops. Tastes clean and light, mildly malty, suggests some hoppiness. Finish might taste bitter if you've never had beer before. This is like the Bud of Germany, completely bland and boring but not outright terrible, I guess.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2010 22:54:24 | More by largadeer
Photo of NeroFiddled


4.43/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright, pale gold with a firm, bright white head, Good retention. Very nice noble and somewhat spicy hop aroma backed by malt and a hint of crisp apple. Rich malt & hop flavor along with a good mouthfeel - not creamy, but full. It clearly displays pilsner malt and grassy and herbal hops backed by a solid bitterness. Very well balanced. Big hop finish with a long lasting dry aftertaste. An excellent, crisp and refreshing north German pilsner of the highest quality.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2002 20:52:50 | More by NeroFiddled
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Rhode Island

3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 8/28/07 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA, served in an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very bready with light malts and a little hops but not much else.

T: The taste is likewise quite bready with a little malt sweetness, a mild presence comes in and provides a quick bite if bitterness, but very little hops flavor. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish is clean and dry but a little watery.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not very filling, good representation of style, it’s ok if you want something light and I would drink it if BMC were my only other tap choices, but most places where I’ve seen this beer have something better.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2007 20:15:25 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of Jason


3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours out a big bubbled sudsy head that drops to a thin ring of lace. You'll see head retention build big and drop like this from hop extracts. Perfectly clear and bright golden yellow color. Light biscuity malt with a hint of grassiness, other than that the nose is very clean. Clean and crisp palate with a moderate body and solid stream of carbonation. Grassy malt flavor middle to end with a touch of sweetness up front but very dry in the back. A ghost-like DMS or cooked corn pops up in the middle. Hop bitterness is sharp to start then lays down a very faint cooked herbal note in the finish.

Pretty good coming from one of the big boys in Germany, the most I'd throw at it which I have many times is the classic cheese burger and fries.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2007 02:13:44 | More by Jason
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