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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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Ratings: 1,657
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 32
Gots: 150 | 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 Brad007
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light blonde color with a one-finger head into my glass. Simple presentation.

Aroma is full of grainy malt and little hop presence. Also smells sweet as well.

Taste is pretty much the same with grainy malt being one of the characteristics. A bit watery but there is a bit more hop presence here. Not bad. Not as sweet as I thought.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering grainy malt and hops. Seems highly carbonated for the style, which can be a make or break type of thing.

Decent example straight from the Fatherland. Check it out if the style is one of your favorites.

Photo of budgood1
3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours out a very pale straw colour with an impressive pure white rocky head. respectable lace for looks. this has quite the bright pale malty nose with a huge flowery bouquet no doubt due to the noble hops used. love the smell. the taste shows off the biscuity, crackery pale maltiness, a hint of sulphur with only a smattering of lemon grass and herbal hoppiness. unique flavour for a euro lager. finishes pretty dry with light spicy hop bitterness. typical lager/pils body with a rather supple and soft mouthfeel. nice drinkability. would be a nice session beer for relaxing or pairing with some barbeque on a lazy weekend summer day.

Photo of JerseyPaul
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, straw yellow color with slight carbonation; white head dissipates quickly, leaving very little lacing

Smell: Fresh & slightly sweet; notes of grain & biscuits, with a light hop aroma as well

Taste: Wheat & grain up front with light sweetness; finishes smooth & crisp with light hoppiness; refreshing

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body; slightly chewy/creamy but smooth; good carbonation

Drinkability: Low ABV, smooth & refreshing and goes down easily; nice beer for the summer

Overall, Warsteiner Premium Verum is a good alternative to the mass produced light beers. It's crisp & refreshing while having a nicer taste & aroma than the light beers. Although it's not the best example of a German Pilsener, it's still easily drinkable and goes down smooth.

Photo of kenito799
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pint pour at Donovan's, Bayside.

Light gold, very small head. Fresh mild beer-y aroma, average.

Very crisp and refershing, great wehn thirsty. Otherwise flavor is quite average, nothing really to distinguish this from many mass-produced lagers, Brooklyn or Victory do the pilsener style better IMO.

Photo of RTrain12
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle poured in to a pint glasses. The bottle date was Sept. 26 2008

Appearance: Looked very light yellow in color almost like a Miller Light or Bud product. The bottle had lots of floaties in it. Could of been from sitting in a fridge for two years.

Smell: Nothing to strong but I did pick up some hops.

Taste: Slight tatse of bitterness with some hops to follow.

Mouthfeel: It was smooth with light carbonation.

Drinkability: Not to bad. This beer was given to me. I would never buy it or order it if I was out.

Photo of scottyshades
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear straw color, produces a fluffy billowy white cap that retains very well and leaves lots of lacing along the glass...I really do not understand why people can rate the appearance low for the style, probably following the ratings

S: Wheaty, grainy, and slightly hopped. Definitely not the typical GP, but still has a good nose.

T: Nice and easy. A true session beer for sure. Similar to the nose, and I know that this brew isn't as hoppy as it could be, but hey its still good. Wheats, grains, and a light citrus zest atop a delicate malt backing.

MF/D: Medium in body, long lingering grain finish. Zesty as well.

Definitely not the best for the style, or in general, but underrated nonetheless

Photo of franktheman
2.43/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer has a nice blond beige color, 2 finger head. Had this one in a can. The beer is not great. What can i say it is average, personnally, i would not buy it again. This is my first German beer, so it is hard to compare with other German beers. Would not recommend this beer to a friend.

Photo of VTaler
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A - looks like pee. Head goes away quickly. Very white head.
S - Spicy hops and barely
T - First taste is of fizz which is quickly followed by the malty backbone. Very few hops present. Not very sweet. Overall not much flavor. Kinda reminded me of natty ice, OK maybe its not that bad, but it really did not have much flavor
M - thin, very fizzy
D - oh ya.

Photo of therica
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really liked this stuff in the bottled version as a sort of standard on-hand beer. I'm less impressed with the canned version, for some reason.

A= pale yellow, rather foamy white head, little or no lacing. Profuse small carbonation bubbles.

S= nice fresh hops florals.

T= a bit more watery than I remembered from the bottled version. A quick first impression of dusty dryness on the tongue. Modest sweet malt, modest hops bite.

M= dusty dry, slight hops bitterness, slight malt, rather light but with some mild metallic astringency.

D= probably just about anyone who drinks beer could session on this if nothing else was available. A nice standard beer to have on-hand. The price however is much higher than when I used to say, "... especially for the price." Nothing exciting but a better alternative to any US Macro and still cheaper than most Craft/Micro's.

Photo of sunrisesolara
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.5L emptied into a pokal.

A: Pours a straw gold with a white 2-finger head with somewhat large bubbles which quickly receeds to a trace. No lacing whatsoever.

S: The initial smell is pungent, slightly sour malts with earthy hops, typical German pilsener.

M: The mouthfeel has a nice fizzle, but quite watery overall.

T: Taste is right in line with the smell, as the barley malts and mixed hops dominate. The hops were just a tad overbalanced for my tastes. The aftertaste is crisp and dry, slightly tannic.

D: Quite a drinkable beer, not my favorite pilsener, but never a bad choice. I'd never turn one down.

Photo of MOB210SA
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My uncle bought me 4 6-packs of this for my B-day. Pretty randomly but it was a nice suprise, as I had never had it but always kinda wanted to try it.

Best before Aug. 6, 2010

Poured moderatly slow a light fizzely head that reminded me too much of the light beers I had the other day. Quickly vanished within around 10 seconds. White head, wasnt around long enough to even get into more detail. Only a small ring, and a few whisps keep in the middle. Practically crystal clear, and a very light yellow.

A sweet cornyness and light fruit to it. Some kind of other dominant scent but cant really tell Im guessing its just the malt. Its pretty decent smelling Pils.

The taste is along the lines of the taste. Actually but I taste a slight alcohol finish.

Light body and mouthfeel. Has a good carbonation, with just enough body to make it a good enjoyable beer. Not too light.

Too bad they dont serve anything light with some flavor to it, like this, at sports events.

Photo of GeezLynn
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

First time pouring this beer into a glass reveals a light golden color with a decent white head. The smell is very grainy with German hops and a light, lemon scent. Smells a little old.
Very light barley flavor with a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Finish features dry, almost astringent hops with a little of the unpleasant metallic flavor you seem to get with many of the huge imports. Probably a result of the lighter bottle in this case. Mouthfeel is thin and well-carbonated, but not watery.

Has some of the qualities you look for in a pilsener, but that slight metallic flavor really detracts from the beer as a whole. I'd imagine this is good for washing down spicy foods.

Photo of mikeborglum
3.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle: poured tall sudsy white head with thin ring of lace. Very clear and bright golden yellow color. Light biscuity malt with a hint of grassiness. Clean and crisp taste with a moderate body and medium carbonation. Grassy malt flavor middle to end with a touch of sweetness up front but very dry in the back. Sharp hop bitterness then fades to a herbal note in the finish.

Photo of mpyle
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App - Very pale gold color, brilliant clarity. Pours a reasonable sized white head, somewhat creamy with good retention.

Smell - Good noble hop aroma after an initial "beer" smell (DMS?)

Flavor - A nice mix of malt and hop flavors initially. Turns bitter and dry toward the finish. Nothing out of the ordinary or special - tastes like a German Pils.

MF - Light to medium body, distinct carbonation that enhances the hop bitterness. On target for a German Pils.

D'ability - Flavorful but not overpowering, and each sip invites another one for me. sub-5% ABV also aids the drinkability. Only the high price would scare me away.

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

Appearance: Semi-transparent golden color. Head is big and frothy and lacing is rampant.

Smell: Light herbal hop aroma.

Taste: Slightly sweet with a mild biscuit character. Grassy hops give this a bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean, with a lighter body.

Drinkability: This screams for a session. Seems like it would be palette-cleansing.

Notes: One of the better German pilseners that is widely available. It's not that exciting; it's just a decent, low ABV German lager. Sometimes that's all a beer advocate needs!

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinking straight out of bottle:

T=nice, malty flavor with hint of hops.

Body=Very well-crafted medium body, with good carbonation.
Very drinkable, I can drink these 24/7.

It's not supposed to be anything special. It is what it is. A pilsener/lager. A nice refreshing, easy to drink and pleasant enough beer to consume all night and get drunk off of.

And thanks to the German Beer Purity Law(unfortunately long since repealed but many German brewers still abide by this at least for pilseners and lagers.) So, at least there are no cheap adjuncts made in this and tastes a lot better than others of the lager styles.

Outstanding!! Totally underrated. Will buy again.

Photo of ShogoKawada
2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1L (3 12oz bottles) poured into my 1L lowenbrau seidel. Hell yeah!

A- Golden beer, fizzy head, settles quickly. Nothing special, but nothing off-putting.. middle of the road.

S- Mild hops, a faint sweetness.. nothing much.

T- Crisp, mild bittering hops, eh. This beer is pretty underwhelming. And it's not the style... I love me a good pilsner.

M- Crisp, a bit beer-y as it warms. Not too pleasing.

D- Easy enough, but I'd not pay for this one. Thanks to whoever left some in my fridge. Drinkable, that's about it.

Photo of theboozecruise
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Porued from a brown bottle into a pint glass... clear golden color, thin white head... not so much on the appearance but I really should have broken out a pilsner glass.

Smells of faint malts and straws... middle of the road.

The taste is mostly earthy malts, a little bit sweeter at the end. Again, average on the tongue.

I was expecting better from this one... but it's not blowing me away at all. A little on the disappointing side.

Photo of Ueberales
4.13/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Classic German Pils. Pale yellow, bright and clear. Nice head, with persistent lace as long as you are using a clean glass.

S: Mild fruity noble hops character.

T: Crisp, well-balanced hops to malt.

M: A little thin, but appropriate for style. Mild carbonation.

D: This is my fallback house beer. It is readily available in my neck of the woods, and is certainly above the level of an American megabrew.

Of note: I have had this same beer in Frankfurt, Germany, and it was much more crisp and malty. The export version seems to be "dumbed-down" for the American consumer.

Photo of bristol2120
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a pale golden with only a moderate head that quickly dissipates. Subdued aroma has notes of graininess and some toastiness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but this beer does leave a decent aftertaste. Overall, a drinkable beer, but probably not the cream of the crop for the style.

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

From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle dated 10 Jun 09-17:45. Sampled on November 25, 2009. I have always kind of liked this one but never think to buy it. The pour is golden-yellow with about a half an inch of fizzy white head and slow moving carbonation. There is a nice note of malts in the aroma, which are not overpowering but are easy to distinguish. There is also a lightly hopped sensation to it. Not skunked up like some German pilseners, probably thanks to the brown bottle. The maltiness is also found in the flavor along with a kind of bitter-tartiness in the mix which I expect is derived from the hops. On the whole this is a decent, largely available German brew.

Photo of Dubbercody
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Single random bottle in the '25% off clearance cart' at my local Grocery. Yeah for trying a beer for 75 cents.

Pale lager, straw color you can read through. Nicely bread-like in the nose, has a bit of hops but not much more than a crisping off end. Drinks down easily and doesn't offend the palate.

I liked it, but then again the price was right. I don't know if I'd intentionally go out to buy it at it's normal (probably a bit more than a buck) price, but a win is a win.

Photo of cnozzy
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale gold color with creamy white head, vanished quickly to a thin layer of bubbles.

Smell: Strong hops and a slight yeast smell.

Taste: Hops, malts and yeast. Bitter enough.

Mouthfeel/Drink: High carbonation. Taste good, I like the bitterness. Solid feelings.

Photo of Brabander
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer was served right on temperature in the small long glass. The head wasn't very impressive and the cabonation either. It's a typical German 'succes' beer which is sold in many Dutch bars and pubs. I was not impressed by it, generally i am impressed by German beers for their taste and performance overall. This one missed the train where all the good beers were on. We call this in Holland a flat beer.

Photo of tmusch
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

So far has been my staple beer freshman year of college. Costs $14.49 at the nearest supermarket for a 12 pack.

Poured into a 1 liter mug. 2 finger head. Head retention was decent. After several minutes, all that remained was a thin foam on top of the beer. Rich golden color which turns more yellow when held up to the light. Not a creamy head, but one that appears less dense and frothy. Overall this beer looks quite appetizing.

The smell is mild, but a slight essence of barley is detectable. It is quite crisp.

Not a very distinctive initial taste, but lingers on the tongue. The after taste is a crisp bitter grain flavor. It is a refreshing beer and definitely more enjoyable to drink than the standard college brew.

A significant amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth with the feeling of small bubbles massaging the tongue.

Very good drinkability. Most definitely a session beer if you don't have the money to drop on a good wheat and can't down Natty/Bud/Coors. This beer goes down smooth and stays down. If you want to impress your friends, drink Warsteiner: I had little trouble drinking six in under five minutes. A good beer to drink while watching a game or eating pizza. It has become a staple in my fridge (at least until I get my hand on some Weihenstephaner).

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