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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,611 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,611
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 27
Gots: 117 | 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 jdubjacket
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a can of this yesterday after finishing building a fence. Pale yellow color with some fizz. Smell is slightly sweet and earthy. Taste is sweeter than I thought it would be. I suppose that would be the malts. Earthy as well... The German malts are pretty prevalent in this beer. Couldn't pick out much else though. Overall, this is a decent beer for a hot day. Very drinkable as well.

Photo of BarrelO
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Typical German lager paleness. Head starts out vigorous but quickly fades to nothing.

S: Typical pilsner aroma.

T: Typical pilsner taste. Somewhere between a helles and Prima Pils in terms of the hop-malt balance.

M: On the heavier side of light, if that makes any sense.

D: As my comments have indicated, this is pretty much a typical pils. It's nothing earth-shattering, just a solid lager. But sometimes, that's enough.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. Best by date of 17 Jul 09.

A - Yellow straw color - clear - with a fluffy light head and pretty good retention. Not as effervescent as I would have guessed it would be. Some lacing.

S - Skunky straw and grains aroma. Can't really smell much else. The skunk is covering it up. A bit of sweet malts later on.

T - Sweet malts with dry straw flavors and a light, clean, crisp hop flavor that's very timid. Overall, not bad but very plain.

M - It's a light-bodied pilsner that's soft yet sharp, sweet but dry, and finishes crisp and clean.

D - Nice and refreshing with a clean, crisp finish that makes it one easy drinking beer.

Photo of lespaul88
4.18/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had quite a few of these in my time so I thought the time had come for me to review this beer. Purchased a crate of 24 330ml bottles from my local beer store for 15 euro.

A- The beer pours a fairly light straw colour, with a quickly dissipating head. Nothing groundbreaking but still looks pretty good.

S- Quite a lot of hops and a slight bready smell

T- The hops smell before are immediately evident, however not overpowering and they go on well into the aftertaste along with a fairly constant malty background. Carbonation is spot on.

Final Verdict- Very pleasant, albeit not groundbreaking. Considering the price range (here in italy its roughly the same price as heineken and birra moretti, which are in my opinion greatly inferior) it is fantastic value, I would definitely recommend it for a barbeque or just to get an idea of what a good, solid german pilsener should be like. Cheers!

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

A - Pours a light gold almost a bit too light not bad but nothing special

S - Lightly of hops but not much really

T - Hops and malts little complexity BUT the aftertaste is relly great of malted bread and slightly bitter

M - High carbonation nice and refreshing for the summer

D - Overall quite good

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

A very solid German pilsner. Especially overseas.

appearance: yellow golden lager like. nice and bubbly

smell: light hops

taste: clear refresher and easy to drink

mouthfeel: thin and heavy carbonated

drinkability: A great choice with limited selection. Not the best pilsner but definitly solid...

Photo of endovelico
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into wine glass. Low artificial light. Best before date: 09/10.

Appearance: Two thinger foamy head that immediately dissipates. Leaves a few thin coaty patches of lacing. Dull golden brew.

Aroma: Condition is OK. Swirl and: Citrucy, Pear, resiny, currant. Grainy. Very fruity. High intensity. Wasn't expecting that to be honest.

Taste: Malty and dominating hop taste reminiscent of vegetables, resin, floral. Probably a good mix of different hops went into this.

Palate: Medium bitterness, medium body, medium low carbonation. Lasting resiny hop taste, astringency and bitterness.

Drinkability: The carbonation seems a bit too low for a summer session brew. Also the one i had, had disappointing bitterness; A little higher bitterness could help cut through the "heavy" taste. Lacks "crispness". Great price/quality ratio though.

Photo of Anthony1
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It was served in the Perfect Pint

It was a straw color with a nice head that stuck around but a minimal amount of lacing.
Smelled crisp slightly of hops, but not at all like a Pilsener.
Tasted mild with hints of hops and malt. Nice crisp refreshing flavor that was enjoyable to drink. Don't know if I would buy it again.

Photo of PsychoJedi
4.68/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of Norsebrew
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-clear yellow, moderately carbonated with a nice sustainable head.

S-pils malt aroma with a sulfur smell

T-Dry, bitter and malty. crisp and light.

crisp, clean refreshing pils. Very enjoyable. Classic example of a German Pils. I would buy this again.

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

Served in a standard shaker/pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer is a clear pale light yellow with a ½" thick off-white head that remains for a while and leaves a small ring around the liquid. There is some nice, light lacing with sipping.

Smell: The aroma is grassy and fresh with some lemon notes and traces of malt, but it is not at all complex.

Taste: The flavor is clean and fresh and begins with some light malt sweetness and then out come the lemon and spicy/herbal hops.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation that leaves a soft creamy feel. The finish is medium long and ends softly on dry and bitter notes.

Drinkability: This was reasonably decent refreshing beer and would be a good thirst quencher, but I'd sooner have any of 3 or 4 locally brewed Pils beers so I'll probably not choose it again if I have a choice.

Photo of CityBoy1986
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass from a 330 ml (11.2 oz.) bottle. The freshness date is 7 January 2010.

The pour is a pale golden with about two fingers' white head. Retention and lacing are a little less than average.

The nose is a bit skunky with some grassy notes with a hint of some spices. It tastes exactly as it smells, but the skunkiness grows less pronounced as it warms.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, just as I was expecting. Drinkability is good; I could probably drink several of these.

This was made for several to be drank in a sitting, and it shows. That said, it's just not for me, and I won't be buying it again.

Photo of webmanspidey
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden lager with small amount of head. Slight skunkiness in the smell along with sweet white grapes.

Taste is sweet white grape with slight crisp hoppiness. Not overly complex but very drinkable. I thought this was an excellent session beer and this is a style I'm starting to steadily appreciate more and more.

Photo of pradipta
2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Very very average. Supposedly a German Pilsener, but feels more like a well behaved American adjunct lager. Nothing foul, but nothing fair either. Unremarkable pour with the requisite amount and subsistence of head, lacks cloying sweetness but not pleasantly bitter either. Faintest of skunk in the nose and mouth. No complexity. No aftertaste.

Photo of Monsteruss
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The foam was almost white, a little creamy and lacey. color was a nice golden yellow and bubbly. The smell was crisp hoppy, a balance of wheat. The taste was the same characteristics as the smell. Mouthfeel - Med. to light-bodied and dry. Drinkability - goes down smooth, a good session.

Photo of HalfFull
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a moderate golden straw into a pilsner glass from a 12 oz. bottle. A half inch of whitish head settles in a few minutes to a surface cap and throws off a fair amount of lacing. Looks good but relatively light for the style.

Noble hops were quite evident on the pour and couple with some balanced malts. Flavor is similar yet offers a richer than expected flavor, given the nose anyway, and a lingering light corn syrup close. That aside, and though it may seem a negative, the beer does offer a decent feel and is quite drinkable. Decent drink though nothing special and in fact a bit sweet for the style.

Photo of mcampanella
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Warsteiner Premium Verum Review

Bottle into Clear Glass

Appearance - Beautiful golden color, classic pilsener beer look. Good head, more bubbly than foamy, but good for a bottled beer. Very clear, almost transparent... evidently too filtered, like my beers a little more opaque. Still looks great and inviting! I'm thirsty!

Smell - strong smell, pungent. Notable smell of hop extract.

Taste - Dry and bitter...I really like it.

Mouthfeel - good carbonation, goes down smooth.

Drinkability - I really enjoyed this beer. I like the appearance and the dry, bitter taste most. If you are a pilsener fan, like I am, this is DEFINITELY worth buying. One factor I didn't like was the price, a bit high for me. Still I could drink bottle after bottle of these. Good stuff!!!

Photo of katan
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint

A - Pours a very light golden color - almost the color of the sun. Very very clear - highly filtered. Head formation is fairly vigorous, and well retained with a film.

S - Potent nose - hit me about as quick as the appearance if you get the idea. The adjunct of whatever they have put in this thing is way up there, its an astringent grainy smell. Some light hops and sweetness compliment. Does have an almost skunky air to it however.

T - Starts off with a bit of sweetness, not strong. The two row malt transitions to a very clean bitter compliment. No hops flavor on the tongue. After taste is that biting astringency that was present in the smell.

M - A fairly thin and biting beer. Probably to style however. I find the carbonation is the only thing supporting it on the tongue. Little to no clinging on the tongue.

D - Easily drinkable beer. Moderate ABV, no fillingness, and light flavor profile. One could also call that boring.

Was this what red stripe copied? Sure seems like they are cut from the same cloth.

Photo of BierFan
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce brown bottle into a pint glass.

Clear body has a small white head, but the head does manage to stick around for at least a few minutes. The taste is dominated by the earthy, herbal, and floral hops. Bitterness is lower than I was expecting. Overall, pretty decent.

Photo of goblet
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured it out into a grolsch pint glass. i find this glass ware more suitable for this style of beer .

A,it`s a golden yellow very clear and clean, a white foamy head that goes away in a few minute yet it has alot of carbonation and a persistent ring of froth that sticks to the wall and even leave spoty lacing.

A,not a whole lot going on with the aroma but here goes nothing ,some strong hops and hay little to no malt perhaps some fresh cut grass .

T,well there is some malt although its very lite this has nice hops i`ll give it that .the grass/ hay taste is too, standard .

M,the feel to this beer is crisp,with yeast and hops it`s mild.better cold or the grass after taste starts to kick in to much.

D, this is over all an average beer it`s light and clean easy to drink .

Photo of SykDoc
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours a straw yellow. An almost white head forms and leaves a fairly full coverage lacing. The carbonation is readily visible.

The aroma includes a significant level of hops with some moss and grass components. The aroma is quite raw.

The taste is also similar to the aroma. The mossy and grass components are also present and the hoppiness leaves a small level of bitterness. A unique sweetness hits the upper palate towards the end.

The mouthfeel is quite light. It is clean and crisp and leaves a smooth feeling. The carbonation is a bit high, but good given the flavor. There is minimal lingering in the mouth beyond a minimal level of bitterness.

This beer is very average. There are many beers that seem better to me. I think it can be drank easily, particularly in warm weather but there are definitely better alternatives.

Photo of superdedooperboy
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear, straw-like hue, with a relatively small white foamy head that settles quickly to a thin cap that holds out through the remainder of the draught, displaying nice concentric rings of lace down the walls of the glass as it is emptied.

Aroma is mild and clean with light notes of grain and grassy noble hops.

Quite light in body with a lively carbonation and crisp mouthfeel. A bit of toast opens up with the faintest sweet touch, middling with snappy, bitter hop notes, and finally finishing very clean and dry, with very little aftertaste to be noted.

Extremely drinkable and balanced. While nothing stands out to make this beer stand above any other German pils in regard to flavor, its drinkability and clean crispness make it a great session beer and should please most beer drinkers.

Photo of smibroncos
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Poured a light yellow color with an average white one finger head that did not last. The lacing was almost non exsistent.

S. Had an average grain smell, with some apple, and caskwood.

T. Hoppy flavor, slighly bitter. had a little skunky aftertaste, the ceareal taste was most evident. The duration I thought was a little short.

M. Full bodied beer with a slightly thin texture. Carbonation was moderate.

D. I had this beer on a flight out of Germany. The Pilsner beer had plenty of German hops but no after taste. As far as Pilsner style beer I would consider this a classic.

Photo of thekanna
2.95/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken at the Brickskeller in Washington, D.C.

A: Pale, clear yellow with an appreciable amount of white head.

S: Mainly malt smell with a high hint of sweetness.

T: Barley malt with a slight citrusy zest and some yeast funk; rounded out with an artificial-tasting hop bitterness.

M: Active carbonation gives it a slight kick. Otherwise, somewhat typical lager-y.

D: Very typical German lager. Drinkable, but nothing special.

Photo of JPA5768
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I've been on a German beer kick lately, so I picked up a six-pack the other night, and decided to go for it.

Appearance - straw colored German Pils. Very standard, nothing out of the ordinary.

Smell - The smell wasn't bad. Sort of like what Beck's would be if it weren't kept in green bottles.

Taste - Very good, clean flavor. I could detect some decent hints of the malts. A slightly hoppy finish, but not overpoweringly so.

Mouthfeel - A little harshly carbonated for my taste, but nothing too bad. It's not like Bud Light or anything, obviously.

Drinkability - This is where this beer wins. It was extremely easy to drink, and for a decent imported German beer for not so much out of the pocket, I could see myself buying some again. I feel like the water used to brew this beer one of its strong points, because (at least I) can detect quality there and it shows through in this category.

Overall, definitely worth trying. Go for it if you don't feel like paying as much as you would for Hofbräu but are looking for a decent German Pils to get the job done.

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