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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,540 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,540
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 26
Gots: 92 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 07-19-2001)
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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

t0rin0, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -12.8%

djrn2, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Thorpe429, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

zestar, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

nmann08, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

metter98, Jun 22, 2010
Photo of brentk56
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
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

brentk56, Jul 18, 2005
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

BuckeyeNation, May 13, 2004
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

BEERchitect, Jun 28, 2005
Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -41.9%
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…

Phyl21ca, Jul 05, 2004
Photo of mikesgroove
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

mikesgroove, May 27, 2007
Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

kjkinsey, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

GRG1313, May 06, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

womencantsail, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

ygtbsm94, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

kylehay2004, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
2.05/5  rDev -40.4%
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.

Knapp85, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -12.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

largadeer, Sep 30, 2010
Photo of zeff80
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

zeff80, Mar 27, 2008
Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

biboergosum, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

SocalKicks, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.43/5  rDev +28.8%
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.

NeroFiddled, Sep 19, 2002
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Warsteiner Premium Verum from Warsteiner Brauerei
78 out of 100 based on 1,540 ratings.