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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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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canadianbarman on 07-19-2001

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Photo of lkdrinker
4.35/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A full natural aroma with a strong hopsy aftertaste. I can taste the barley and the hops, a great sensory experience. Nice amber body, with the right amount of froth. Not too sweet nor too bitter. I would recommend to my friends. My favorite German beer to date.

Photo of projectflam86
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours clean crisp yellow color with lots of bubbles and a thin white foamy head.

S- Hops and grain mostly.

T- Lots of hops and a fair amount of hops.

M- Decent amount of carbonation but a little bitter. Light bodied.

D- Overall a decent brew thats ok but not special.

Photo of krukster
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - Some lacing, nice yellow hue with the pour.

S - Strong malty smell. Smells like a beer.

T - Slight malty, but very smooth finish.

M - Sorta malty, sligtly hoppy, decent

D - Very drinkable beer. Average to above average. One of my favorite session beers.

Photo of GodOfBeer
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw yellow with a thin white head that leaves some lacing.

Smells a bit malty/grainy and sort of grassy.

Tastes like a nice average pilsener, nothing special, some nice grassy and malty notes.

This is a good beer for a hot day, but not much else.

Photo of mashedpotatoes
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance is a nearly straw yellow, golden sparkle. Head is huge at first and quickly dissipates leaving a fair amount of lacing. Smell is mostly non-existant. Taste is absolutely pure pilsener. This could quite possibly be the cleanest tasting beer I've ever had. Mouthfeel is close to water. Drinkability is rather high due to the light body and clean finish. All American domestic beer drinkers should be forced to try this.

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

Appearance: This one pours a very clear, light yellow color. A little straw-like. Sitting atop is a very foamy white head that's about two fingers tall. It was very quick to vacate the scent and left minimal lacing on the glass. Not bad, but not exactly good either.

Smell: The nose keeps its average-ness going. It's got a sweet, malty smell to it that really is the focal point. Smells earthy and grassy with a touch of grain. Very light hops come through, obviously floral in nature. There's a very faint citrus aroma that emerges late. Smells like lemon mostly. All in all, pretty average.

Taste: If nothing else, this a very consistent beer. A decent earthy, grassy flavor kicks it off. It's a little grainy. Sweet malts follow and really have the strongest overall flavor. Hops are a little more prevalent here. They're floral and give it a spicy bite. It's not bitter, just spicy. Light citrus lemon comes through late and adds a little more sweetness on the tail. Finishes sweet and spicy.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied and has an okay feel. Carbonation is light and it fails to give the crisp bite that it needs. That hurts it quite a bit. Drinkability is average. There's not a lot of flavor and nothing about it really draws you back for more. It goes down pretty easy, but it's not something I'd pick up frequently.

Premium Verum is a consistently average beer across the board. I can't say that it's overtly bad, but it's not quite good either. It's worth a try, but nothing more than that. Definitely not worth picking up an entire six pack in my opinion. Go for the single bottle if it presents itself.

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

A yellow color with a white head that quickly disburses. It smells of malt and faint grain. The taste is nothing special. I didn't think it was watery, but the flavor doesn't reach out and grab you either. It's refreshing, but nothing special. You could drink a few of these.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden yellow. A good amount of white head that dies down to nice layer on top of the beer. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass as well.

Smell is very faint, but I pick up some grain and a little floral hops.

Taste of sweet malt followed by a flowery hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is a little too weak for my liking. A good amount of carbonation though.

This is very drinkable.

This is not a great pilsner, but it is better than Becks or St Pauli Girl.

Photo of Nascartailgatefa
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. Pours a clear pale blonde color, head of about an inch with good lacing.

Definitely a floral type of smell. Taste is on the bitter side with a strong presence of malt and hops. Strong tasting at first but surprisingly good drinkability.

Photo of cdkrenz
4.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Nice action in the pour raising a half inch of bright white head. The body is clear with a slight tint of yellow, and... possibly green?

S - Strong malt aroma beckoning a taste.

T - Malt to start and middle of slight hops with a round finish of both.

M - Very interesting texture to start. Its abrasive texture is subtle enough to make me believe the brew is silky. The texture is like none other.

~ This is a good brew. One I will recommend to friends.

Photo of CMW
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Warsteiner pours a very clear, golden yellow color. It is a very light yellow color which I would expect from a Pilsner. There is definitely a high level of carbonation as the bubbles dance throughout the glass. There is a good size head maybe 1 ½ inches which makes the brew look even more appetizing. The head is a bright white color and after it settles still leaves a nice white lacing around the glass.

The aroma has a grainy malt smell to it. To me this is not a very complicated aroma. I wouldn't expect something complex from a pilsner, but this is very straightforward. I catch the malt and a little of hops.

When I take a drink, the first thing I notice is the crispness of the beer. The carbonation almost has a bite to it. It has a light/medium body with a maltiness that resembles bread or wheat. I can also taste the quick hint of the hops in the finish. It is a very dry beer that finishes very clean with little aftertaste.

Photo of Vengeance526
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Well I guess I owe my friend Ryan for sparing me one since he always seems to have a case of this on hand...

Pours a light golden color with a thin white head that left a fair amount of lacing.

Very floral aroma of hops and a touch of citrus. Not much to it but very much like smelling flowers I suppose.

Taste is fairly bitter with the hops very evident. Earthy and grainy with a slight citrus twist in the finish.

A mostly light bodied beer. Not overpowering in any way so it is pretty drinkable but nothing particularly stands out. Overall a very average beer that I wouldn't feel the need to buy, but I could have been offered something much worse so I won't complain.

Photo of droomyster
4.04/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A classic. Pours a clear yellow with a medium white head. Smells of light, leafy and floral hops. Taste is pleasantly sweet: flower nectar-like sweetness with a grassy hop finish. Well carbonated body. Drinkable to the max as either a beer to start the evening or as a session beer to have during the game.

Photo of TMB0424
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into pilsener.

Pours a pale golden body with a slightly off-white head that's pretty large after a strong pour. Good amount of lacing and carbonation.

Smells of a straight floral bouquet with some spiciness. Some lemon and citrus is in there as well. Pretty bland.

Tastes of nutty, floral hops backed with the lemon/citrus from the aroma. A nice element of toasted biscuits as well, providing a little bit of complexity. Semisweet up front, but finishes very dry.

Mouthfeel is decent, it's pretty smooth and crisp. Carbonation is good, pretty light-bodied. A great upside to this beer is it's drinkability - knocking back a few of these would not be a problem. The dry/bitter finish might wear you out after a couple but it's an enjoyable straight up Pilsener, despite it being somewhat "boring." Good session brew, however.

Photo of diabecktic
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Head formation is very quick, but it doesn't retain incredibly well (< 1 finger); it's more "bubbly" than "thick." There is a TON of rising carbonation, though. The beer itself is translucent and has very little color - a diluted, pale yellow is all I can call it.

Smell:
The aroma is mainly floral with spice and a hint of hops. It's not pungent, but it's quite sharp. There's not too much to say - it seems kinda simple to me.

Taste:
I'd say that the flavor matches the nose fairly well. It's definately more on the bitter side, but it doesn't lack too much malt. Spiciness helps make the transition from the quick bite to the malty aftertaste (which seems a little on the dry side).

Mouthfeel:
This is a very light beer, but it's not crisp due to the bitterness. I'd say that the bitterness also masks the carbonation's "feel" on the tongue.

Drinkability:
I think it's a little bitter to consume quickly. It's light enough to go down smoothly, but it's too bitter to slam.

Summary:
I've never had the regular Warsteiner, but I should definately give it a shot. This brew is pretty clean, but definately bitter - a bit too bitter for what I was expecting. However, it's definately not bad; I wouldn't turn it down if offered to me, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it either. Definately try it to experience something that's (perceived to be, at least) "hardcore German."

Photo of nighthawk
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500mL can with best before stamped on bottom poured into pokal.

Pours a crystal-clear, and I mean utterly clear, yellow, with a small white head that quickly dissipates to a thin haze. No lacing.

Aroma is mild hops, earthy and floral, with some sweetness in the background.

Taste is a grainy, slightly gritty hop earthiness mellowing to a bready malt middle, before heading off to a honey sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is remarkably light, airy even, with a good zing from the carbonation. Incredibly clean and srisp.

Drinkability is modest, if only because this beer is surprisingly mild. Nothing sticks out, nothing offends, nothing lingers. Fair, but not even really all that good, let alone excelling.

Photo of Derek
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear yellow with a white head.

S: Floral, spice & a little sweetness.

T: Very floral, slightly spicy with a light breadyness. There's also some sulfury mineral, presumably from the yeast.

M: Light to moderate body is very smooth, almost creamy.

D: A decent drinker.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a super clear light yellow color with a large bubbled bone-white head. Retention is slightly above average, some lacing.

Nose is mostly sweet maltiness and faint grassy hops. A bit of sulfur and biscuit in there as well. Almost smells a bit light-struck, at least it was in a brown bottle.

Taste is more of the same. A bit metallic with a faint finish of hoppy dryness and toastiness. A bit boring and very much what I expected this beer to taste like. Drinkable? Yes. Flavorful? Somewhat. Memorable? No. It's a slightly below average German lager for me.

Photo of DmanGTR
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured golden yellow with a bubbly white 1" head in a pint glass. Left some lacing.

S - light breadish grains and hops. Hints of floral tones.

T - excellent sweetness but not too malty and finishes with a light hoppy bitterness. Very clean.

M - light bodied beer that leaves the palate refreshed for another taste.

D - highly drinkable.

Overall - Review from notes. One of the first beers I've ever had and it is a solid pils indeed. Goes well with many dishes, especially burgers, bbq, or even pizza. If this isn't a classic pilsener standard, then I don't know what is. Will buy again.

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Warsteiner- Premium Verum

A- Clear light yellow with a thcik frothy white head. Big lacing rings around the glass.
S- Honey, lemon, dried grass, corn.
T- Light sweet touch of honey precedes a fresh grainy malt with a light earthy grassy hoppiness in the end.
M- Light and sweet up front with a dry grassy hop finish. Slight corn vegetable aroma comes through.

Overall- Light, airy, and crisp. Simple and easy Pils.

Photo of steeler
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one was left over in my fridge at new years. pours out a nice golden yellow color, with a thin line of lace, that sticks the whole way down the glass. Smells very fresh, floral hops, and malts. Very good. Taste is great, nice and smooth, with malts up front, and a bitter dry finish, nice. Mouthfeel is nice and full, with the perfect carbonation level. Drinkability his high on this one, but i docked it .5 because when warm its just a chore to drink, but otherwise very high. I really enjoy these german pilsners, they are very tasty, but not as good as czech pilsners :P. Anyway, i highly recommend this!

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours clear pale yellow with a foamy white head and some fair lacing.

Smells of sweet malt and a little hop.

Sweet grain, almost wheat like, some mild malt, a little corn, and mild hop bitterness. Not bad -- but nothing terrific. Intensity of flavor is on the thin side.

Which leads to mouthfeel, which is thin. But the carbonation makes this one a thirst quencher. Which leads to drinkability. Finish is dry and clean. Has all of the elements which would lead me to hate this, yet there is something very drinkable about it. Real summer brew here -- light, refreshing, and clean. Not too bad at all.

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

On tap, enjoyed at the Waldhaus Pub at the Banff Springs Hotel.
Pours a clear golden color. Lots of carbonation bubbles form a bright white head, some nice looking lacing sticks to glass. The smell is grassy / grainy. The taste has a good clean flavour of sweet grains, balanced by some floral hoppy bitterness. Crisp finish, smooth, easy to drink. No metallic or adjunct flavors. A beer always seems to taste better fresh from the tap rather than from a bottle (Proper glassware, a nice looking pour & correct coaster all add to the experience too).

Photo of Clydesdale
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: A clear, pale gold color with a sizable sudsy white head with decent retention and some stick.

S: Grassy and haylike, with some vinous and grainlike whiffs.

T: Fairly crisp, grainy malts with some noticeable sweetness. Grassy hops are not too aggressive, but are most definitely present with a touch of fading bitterness. I also taste some white grape notes, a touch of metal, and actually a bit of alcohol as well. Some vague cooked vegetable flavors also.

M: Medium bodied and fairly creamy. A bit dry at the finish.

D: This is nice. Definitely one of the better mainstream Euro imports.

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decent german pils

A- Clear golden color with a nice fluffly head that leaves great lacing

S- Floral, medicinal, and metallic smells coming from this. Also some wheaty pils malt

T- Good pils wheat flavor dominates the off flavors and mixes well with the floral hops

M- Light-moderate body with some great carbonation

D- Easy to drink and pairs well with food

Warsteiner Premium Verum from Warsteiner Brauerei
78 out of 100 based on 1,657 ratings.