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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,615 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,615
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 27
Gots: 119 | 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 avalon07
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsener glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head and some OK lacing.

S: Aroma of malt, some hops and a little bit of citrus.

T: A slightly average taste. Malty, with bitter hops and a tinge of lemon. Not exceptionally complex or interesting.

M: A decent amount of carbonation and a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: Despite some good attributes, this is a kind of average beer. There simply wasn't much about it that was exciting.

Photo of etherashe
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer builds like a Beethoven symphony: slow start, great finish.

A pale-yellow color, exceedingly thin head which dissipates quickly, and thin carbonation portend mediocrity. The smell is nearly absent. Nothing to distinguish.

But the taste is very smooth, and the aftertaste lovely: grains show at first, then the hops fall off slowly, diminishing into a faint shadow of bitterness. The sturdy bite from carbonation is followed by a smooth, level-headed balance.

Good drinkability, which I will definitely visit again.

Photo of kgotcher
4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours nice clear pale yellow color. Nice head, retention and lacings are pretty good for pils style.

Aroma is a bit subtle, lacking high hop notes of a czech pils but detectable light cracker and spice of noble hops in there.

Taste is very smooth and balanced, good crisp grainy malt flavors balances with spicy noble hops. Mouthfeel is pretty solid for a pils, and finish is slightly bitter and dry.

Of course it goes down great and the taste is really nice. Comparing to other, typical german imports like Becks or St Pauly Girl, etc, this is much better with a smoother and more balanced taste. I say spend the extra buck or 2 for a 12 pack of this over those.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had a mini keg of this the other weekend and was quite impressed. A nice floral aroma and a very smooth light taste to it. The mini keg worked very well (much better than others I tried) and me and my friends were all very impressed. A good pilsener at a pretty good price and I would like to try it again.

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

Had this one courtesy of my brother in law, even though he doesn't know it! This is a good pilsner than pours very clean with a nice white head of about two fingers. Nice balance between hops and malts in both nose and mouth - very clean and fresh and slightly sweet, something my mother would like. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is good which lends this to a really high drinkability. Overall this is fine pilsener which I'm going to consume again!


Photo of Patrick999
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Very pale straw and short head that to me doesn't seem too attractive for a pils.

S - Not a lot of anything. Not even a little of anything. There's nothing off, but I don't really note anything "on," either.

T - This beer redeems itself with the taste. It's got a crisp little hop, and a shifty malt base that seems to help this pair really well with a variety of different foods. Had this tonight out with various appetizers, and it was pretty enjoyable.

F - A little watery, doesn't seem to hold its carbonation too well.

D - A pretty easy drinker that, while aesthetically rather dull, does the job reasonably well.

Photo of JBogan
2.63/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light golden hue, with a very small white head and almost no lacing.

Smelled of grains and not much else I could pick up.

Tasted much as it smelled, not a lot going on here really. Kind of on the weak side.

Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but with enough carbonation to make it palatable.

An average beer really. Better than the usual BMC offerings and easy to find, along with a cheap price make this drinkable bot only for those reasons. Not a beer worth seeking out but there are far worse when you're looking for a cheap buzz.

Photo of brewmudgeon
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

2 A short fizzy head, big bubbles, clear golden, slight ruddiness from deep view
3.5 S maltyness reaches a foot away
3.5 T moderate hop bitterness, burping is essential to enhance aftertaste and afteraroma. doesn't taste as malty as it smells. distinctive pilsener noble hop flavor.
2.5 M a bit too fizzy
3.5 D lingering bitterness but a bit one-dimensional near the end. good thirst quenching. relatively bargain priced

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

Wanted this one to be better, but it just doesn't hold a candle to the other pils in Germany. Maybe it's good for a German pils that you can get in America, but there're better options while in Germany, in my opinion. So I guess this review is tainted with subjectivity.

Poured a shade lighter than rich gold beer. No real head to speak of. Smell is of some funky euro hops, a little grain and malt; faint.

Taste is not impressive. I guess it's an okay beer, but for me there was no bitterness to balance the sweetness. With this pils, it's simply not refreshing for me because it doesn't have that hop kick. And the after taste borders on the undesirable. My beer was fresh; I checked the date. There's better beer to be had while in Germany, but maybe for an imported German Pils in America it's above average. I'm not sure, but it tasted average to me.

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

A - Clear with practically no head
S - grains and malts and that's about it
T - tastes as the nose suggests...dominated by malts, grains, and corn
MF - full with a nice bit of carbonation
D - this is nice and refreshing. Easy to drink and very enjoyable...

Photo of yelterdow
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Muchas gracias to Rich for sharing this with me today. 11.2 oz. bottle with a best by 26.FEB.09 date. Served at just over fridge temperature in the brewery's tall, slender pilsener glass.

Appearance- Crystal clear pale gold, with streams of tiny bubbles shooting from the bottom of the glass. Super tight, absolutely snow white head with remarkable structure and perseverence... a clean, classic example of what a nice German pils should look like.

Smell- The spicy Hallertau nose is first, followed immediately by a grainy, husky malt aroma that becomes the only real spectacle.

Taste- Dry and crisp, the husky character I mentioned before dominates and it stays disappointingly simple. The swallow carries the same flavor, and it leaves a hay-like grassiness in the mouth.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Thin and transparent going into the mouth, becoming mildly effervescent before relaxing again for the swallow. A mediocre beer, and one to enjoy with simple food in the summer months. Average at best.

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

sampled from a 5 liter mini keg served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear, golden yellow color with a fluffy white head that fell to a layer leaving lots of sticky lacing.

S - sweet malt and German hop aroma.

T - sweet malty flavor with a light hoppy bite on the dry finish.

F - light and crisp.

D - easy drinking, tasty brew.

Photo of MisterClean
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried at brew club's lager tasting

A - Light piss yellow, no head, and moderate carbonation.

S - Malts with slight honey.

T - Honey and malts.

M - Carbonated, slightly sweet, yet dry. Like a brut.

D - Something missed, but the beer is still complete.

Photo of kinger
2.48/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yeah this is decent but extremely common. Grassy/grainy aroma, light yellow with a sizeable white head and moderate lacing. Sort of sticky and funky on the finish. Flavor is sweet and grainy with that typical euro lager flavor. Cheap import, standard fare.

Photo of Wetpaperbag
2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Very very clear pale yellow, there is no head what so ever despite the busy bubble action in the glass.

S- The grainy bready smell smells almost skunky.

T- There is a slight very subtle fruit taste. The skunky smell didn't transfer to the taste. There is no hop taste as the beer style claims.

M- Feels like beer in the mouth. Mostly like a Macro Lager.

D- Not too bad, is good in the heat.

Photo of wl0307
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 02/06/09, served chilled in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: in a pint glass it pours a pale-yellow straw hue, coming with a very thick and frothy white head with decent retention and a semi-lively fizzy body.
S: very soothing powdery-grainy malts come with a focused lemony, doughy, and floral note of hops on top of soft, remotely apple-like, fruity aroma. Overall, understated and quite clean on the nose - not particularly hoppy, though.
T: upfront comes a lightly-sweet toasted lager-maltiness with a lightly-burned plastic edge and sparse sourness; the aftertaste gradually goes dryer, more chewy, and leaves a deepening impact of herbal bitterness going down the sides of the tongue. The finish shows a moderate but well-sustaining bitterness of a light Pilsener, albeit without the kick of more pronounced aromatic hops. Overall, the flavour is simplistic, but well-executed.
M&D: very refreshing on the palate with abundant fizziness to offer, medium-minus bodied, this is an easy-drinking Pilsener with an extra touch of hop bitterness to enjoy.

Photo of flipshevanel
2.03/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

This beer did not grab me hard in any way. Overall just a very bland pilsner that is poorly balanced. What I was impressed with in this beer was the appearance and palate. It looked good to drink and felt good to drink. The only thing is it was vicously bland with a light bread/grape aroma, and moderately sweet flavor. Not a beer I am all that eager to drink ever again.

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

Tall 33 cl bottle poured into a dimpled seidel glass yields a pale golden straw-colored body capped with a finger of white foam that diminishes rather quickly to a ring that leaves only the barest scraps of lacing on the glass.

The smell of the drink is malty and dry with a note of earthy, spicy hops.

The drink is crisp and somewhat bitter with a lightly-sweet malty backbone and a touch of herbal, spicy hops in a moderately sticky finish.

The drink is easy on the palate, light-bodied and refreshing.

Photo of illidurit
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pale gold color with 2 fingers of white head. The foam is a little fizzy and leaves just a few wisps of wet lacing. Nose is malty and grainy with some Hallertau influence. Flavor is simple but effective. Clean and grainy with some pale malt. Hops lend a grassy crispness but very little bitterness. Infinitely drinkable, smooth and refreshing.

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a nice head , very bubbly and dense, it was about a finger thick and quickly thinned out into thins white layer of bubbles covering a bright blonde beer with some mild carbonation; this looks like a very refreshing beer to drink on days. It has some good lacing as well. It has a floral aroma and a mild wheat scent, but that's all I smell from it. Its very light and is semi-crisp; there are some mild hops flavors... it is sweet; its got a good balance of hops and malts; there is a very slight bitter taste in the back of your tongue just before you swallow.

Photo of jokelahoma
4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one poured a bright golden yellow with a surprisingly smallish head that didn't last that long. Crystal clear.

There's a wonderful aroma of pilsener grain combined with a noble hop aroma here. Very, very appealing. Makes you want to dive in and take that first drink.

The flavor is clean and "bright", very continental with its distinctive sweetness of the pilsener malt.That said, though, the balance is a bit toward the hops, as a German pils should be. The grainy sweetness is offset nicely by the acidic spice of the hops. When combined together, you get the sweet bready grain supporting the earthy spicy hops, and they balance together to give you a very easy to drink, smooth beer.

Mouthfeel is quite light and crisp, just as you'd want in a pils.

This may not be the very best German pils out there, but it's a worthy example of the style. Worth seeking out and recommending to friends, if only to watch their face when they compare this to macros that use the word "pils" on their label.

Photo of jdoncbus
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

POured into glass mug (limited glassware access). Large, fluffy head that reduces lazily and created decent lacing. Straw colored brew that has a decent amount of carbonation.

Lemon, grass, faint biscuit and yeast aromas. Add a little clove and peppermint to the smell as well.

Lemons, grass, a little orange zest & clove. A sweet brew that also presents a light bodied malt. Slick mouthfeel that leaves the palate mildy tart and dry; great beer down here in low country of the Carolinas.

An easy drinking beer that compliments my smoked turkey, cheddar, and mustard sandwich. A darn good pils.

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

Had this on tap at Prost!, the new beer bar in Portland. It came to me in a pint glass, and was a pale yellow color with a fairly small white head. The aroma was mostly bread, with something that came across as sweet. Taste was more bread, with a little hops. This was a good beer to drink on a hot and humid summer day.

Photo of dsa7783
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single, 11.2 oz bottle purchased from Sparrow Wine and Liquors in Hoboken...
Overall, a very good depiction of a classic German style...
Pours a clear, lucid, light-golden hue with a decent-sized head that quickly evaporated and deposited a thin film of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Thick, bread and butter aroma with hints of bittersweet honey...
Taste strongly complemented the flavor, along with a spicy, pepperish bite, grapefruit in the mix, bread and butter, caramel, and vanilla essences...
Medium-bodied, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel along with a very good level of drinkability to match...

Photo of Atlas1
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

German beer on the 4th of July. I should be ashamed of myself.

Pours a golden straw color with a light and fluffy white head. The foam eventually fades a bit and leaves a light, clingy film over the beer. Nice looking but unspectacular. The nose is a bit bland, with hints of sweet malt and lemon. A bit acerbic though too, with a soapy alcohol scent to it. Taste is a bitter malt flavor. Some sweetness. Noticeable alcohol aftertaste. Not great, although not terrible either. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, and clean.

An acceptable German pils, although certainly not my favorite. It's a crisp, refreshing brew for summer afternoons, but I wouldn't want this around all the time.

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