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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,530 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,530
Reviews: 795
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 25
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
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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 Jason
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%

It pours out a big bubbled sudsy head that drops to a thin ring of lace. You'll see head retention build big and drop like this from hop extracts. Perfectly clear and bright golden yellow color. Light biscuity malt with a hint of grassiness, other than that the nose is very clean. Clean and crisp palate with a moderate body and solid stream of carbonation. Grassy malt flavor middle to end with a touch of sweetness up front but very dry in the back. A ghost-like DMS or cooked corn pops up in the middle. Hop bitterness is sharp to start then lays down a very faint cooked herbal note in the finish.

Pretty good coming from one of the big boys in Germany, the most I'd throw at it which I have many times is the classic cheese burger and fries.

Jason, Nov 14, 2007
Photo of Graham5161986
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

A: clear, pale yellow with 2 finger bubbly head that dissipates to a thin film leaving almost no lace.

S: grassy nose with a subtle brown sugar malty sweetness

T: the sweet flavour of butterscotch hits me first with a grassy hop finish. Nicely balanced.

M: much smoother than I expected, medium bodied, with good carbonation

D: I was pleasantly surprised with this lager. It’s sweetness offers an interesting change from most other euro lagers, but its not too sweet. Quite smooth and very easy to drink. I will buy this one again.

Graham5161986, Nov 05, 2007
Photo of harpo111
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

A - Yellow Color with a bubbly white head that didn't last too long...

S - Faint hops...some malt....

T- Not bad, but i like a fuller taste..this was better than macro..but still not up to what would be considered full bodied

M - very smooth...

D - very light to me....not heavy...would go well at a bbq with beef..not bad for the price...

harpo111, Oct 24, 2007
Photo of tronester
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%

Pours a golden yellow, quite clear. Big white head that sticks to the cup. Smells of a typical pils, very little aroma. Taste is pretty light, malty, with a cracker like taste, and a good amount of bittering from the hops to even things out. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but on the spot for the style. Very drinkable, an excellent session beer.

tronester, Oct 21, 2007
Photo of thierrynantes
3.13/5  rDev -9%

Appearence : Pilsener style, straw colour and good effevescense
Smell : tobacco and wood aroma
Taste : bitter taste with tobacco and malt
Mouthfeel : very bitter finish with wood
Drinkability : A pils with required bitterness, but I prefer the dunkel version

Thierry (16/10/2007)

thierrynantes, Oct 16, 2007
Photo of armock
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%

A - Straw Color with a bubbly white head that goes down rather quickly

S - Grassy and very faint hops

T - Not really much to report here if you think about it, it tastes like it smells

M - Good carbonation and pretty smooth

D - I think this is better than say a Macro and its priced to compete with them so I would go with this beer.

armock, Oct 15, 2007
Photo of HugoGrim
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

Poured from 500 ml bottle into a pilsener glass.

Transparent gold, lots of carbonation, with a thin and short lived head.

Aroma of bread, light hops, and some sweet malt.

Flavor is quite crisp and clean. Subtle hops, as well as a slightly metallic element.

HugoGrim, Oct 13, 2007
Photo of PhageLab
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

12oz bottle purchased in a twelve pack.

A - Sickly pale yellow, not too impressive.

S - Intriguing metallic smell, little malt.

T - The metallic aroma comes through in the taste as well but that's not a bad thing, this is actually a fairly good beer.

M - Lightly bodied and clean, better than most macros.

D - I could drink this all night and be okay, it definitely would be a shoe in over a macro lager. For $9.99 a 12 pack, it's a pretty good deal.

PhageLab, Oct 07, 2007
Photo of CanuckRover
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%

Poured into a pint glass. Very pale with a snow white head that faded quickly. Very visible carbonation with a tonne of bubbles.

Grass and lemon on the nose, not unpleasant. The malt actually comes through fairly nicely, tastes like a brewery smells. The hops are there to balance it out well giving a little bit of citrus and maybe some dryness as well. It drinks like a pale beer, smooth and unoffending.

Finish is unspectacular, hops stick to the roof of your mouth but not much taste. A decent session beer, refreshing and better than NA macro brews, a decent pilsner lacking the fragrance of a better one.

CanuckRover, Oct 02, 2007
Photo of ThatWineGuy
2.58/5  rDev -25%

Exp May 31, 2008. Very pale in the glass, large bubbles and a sparse wispy white head. Smells of wet grass, hay. More malt than hops, but both abundant. Taste was not bad initially but I found it went a bit downhill as it warmed with increasing sourness and a detergent-like, brutally sharp aftertaste. Mouthfeel was very hoppy but with dry astringency. At least the carbonation held up, although it slowed; again, I found the taste really slipped towards the end of the glass and it was not very pleasant at all.

ThatWineGuy, Sep 25, 2007
Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

this was the best option at a rooftop cubs game, and it was doable. no surprise in the clear straw/gold appearance. grassy hops were dominant in the nose. lightly sweet bready malt going down with enough hop bitterness to balance. smooth, crisp, and relatively light overall. sessionable at this abv. i could have done worse and drank bud lite like all the dumbass cub fans.

MrMcGibblets, Sep 23, 2007
Photo of chilidog
3.13/5  rDev -9%

Had thisone on-tap at the German Haritage fest, Fort Loramie, Ohio. In a plastic Warsteiner cup.

Got the beer, golden color, fair carbonation that made a soft half inch white head that did fade to a thin film.

The aroma was German lager,yeast, grain like.

The taste was grainny,cream like, some corn, sweet up front with a carbon like metallic mouthfeel. As the beer warmed, it seemed more of the metallic came thru.

Overall, it was good, had real German music played live. In this setting id order this over the other Miller offerings at this fest. We came to the fest for the Dunkel, I enjoyed the Dunk over thisone.

chilidog, Sep 22, 2007
Photo of soupyman10
1.88/5  rDev -45.3%

I did not like this beer. Got it on top at Joe Kool's in Troy, MI, to try something new. I think I ended up chugging it to get something better. Appearance was straw colored with a head that disappeared in a few seconds. Nose is nearly non-existent - very light malt character, some apples maybe. Taste was likewise. Extremely mild, graininess, some mediocre malt. Feel was thin bodied and too carbonated. I wouldn't get this one again.

soupyman10, Sep 19, 2007
Photo of berserker256
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

A frothy white head developed as I poured it into my pint glass. It disappeared quickly. The beer's a pale gold color. No particular aromas jump out at you. It just smells like beer should. No dominance of any one ingredient. Nice blend of malt, hops, water, and yeast. Tastes good. Not too light or heavy. Just a good pilsner. I like it.

berserker256, Sep 03, 2007
Photo of kwakwhore
3.13/5  rDev -9%

Yellow pour with a whiter than white head. Some hops in the aroma. Mild malt accents in the flavor along with a bit of hop bitterness, but not a lot. This beer tastes more like an imported macrobrew or typical Euro lager than it does a true Pilsener in my opinion. I have enjoyed this beer in the past, but I wonder if it is being dumbed down for the American market. Another variable that perhaps affects the flavor or lack thereof is the serving type, in this case a can. Mildly tolerable and not unpleasant, just not much to really make me want to try it again.

kwakwhore, Aug 29, 2007
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%

On-tap 8/28/07 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA, served in an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very bready with light malts and a little hops but not much else.

T: The taste is likewise quite bready with a little malt sweetness, a mild presence comes in and provides a quick bite if bitterness, but very little hops flavor. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish is clean and dry but a little watery.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not very filling, good representation of style, it’s ok if you want something light and I would drink it if BMC were my only other tap choices, but most places where I’ve seen this beer have something better.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 29, 2007
Photo of John1985
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Beer poured a light gold with very thin head that disappeared quickly. Light malty aroma but flavor had strong malt presence with a balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel was rich and thick and overall this is a decent beer. I would have this beer in a pinch but after a 22 ouncer I was ready to move on.

John1985, Aug 18, 2007
Photo of livingregret
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%

1 Pint 9 fl oz serving size

Appearance: Off yellow pour w/ little to no head

Smell: Pale malty aroma, no getting much else from it

Taste: Hops start off the drink and there is a touch of malt mixed in. A little bit metallic toward the end....a touch bitter but in a good way

Mouthfeel: Medium feel w/ slight carbonation, goes down pretty smooth

Drinkability: A very great beer, I am a fan of Warsteiner and was not let down by this drink

livingregret, Aug 16, 2007
Photo of plaid75
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was poor retention and no lacing.

The smell featured a faint noble hop spice and a decent grain.

The taste consisted of a noticable hop spice with a solid doughy grain. Some lemon element as well.

The mouthfeel was on the thin side with an astringent finish.

Overall a mid level German Pils. Many better choices available.

plaid75, Aug 12, 2007
Photo of treehugger02010
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

I stole this 12 ounce brown bottle, dated best before 2.15.08 from my roommate and poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: I poured a clear pale yellow color, with a big white head. The head didn't have much retention that leaves a little lacing, but it slides down the glass. Much carbonation, producing tons of tiny bubbles.
Smell: A pale malt aroma that was very nice, but not too deep.
Taste: Rather malty, but with a bit of a bite that is missing from the aroma.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth that wasn't expected or welcome.
Drinkability: Good, but not my faviorate pilsner.
Don't drink and review.

treehugger02010, Aug 07, 2007
Photo of biggmike
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

Pale yellow pour with light head. Not the best German pilsner I have tasted, but still pretty good. I’m actually impressed that its not at all skunky and in an amber bottle. Mouth feel was good and beer is definitely high on the drinkability scale. Decent lacing.

biggmike, Aug 07, 2007
Photo of AlexLMS
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Appearance: very clear with a light golden colour. The head is white, low, well formed and it seldom persists.
Aroma: more malty than hoppy.
Taste: dominance of sweet malts and some hops.
Mouthfeel: smooth, good carbonation, low alcoholic strength and very light body.
Finish: short and slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall: nice and unpretentious beer. Refreshing for a hot day, but too sweet for me. Nothing spectacular about it but a decent pilsener.

AlexLMS, Jul 29, 2007
Photo of TheSarge
1.4/5  rDev -59.3%

This brew is normally a decent exported German brew, but not usually as good as ole Bitburger. It poured with a decent amount of bright white head and retained for about a minute and thinned out into a quarter inch of lacing. The body is ultra clear and is quite golden in color.

The aroma was a little skunkier than I'd expect, since I'm drinking this brew in its homeland; however, there were pronounced hints of husk and freshly mown hay.

I believe this sample I have has to have fell victim to oxidization. Truly skunky, eliminating my desire to taste another drop.

This makes me want to gag, I'm throwing it away. I've had this beer before and I don't remember this being so trashy.

TheSarge, Jul 29, 2007
Photo of Ricochet
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%

Good pilseners, made with only the ingredients beer should be made with, is a refresing change when you've been swilling cheapies for so long.

I had bought a pils glass with the Warsteiner name on it but never had the beer. I remember putting Genesse Red in it back in 1994 and other cheapies, so it took until 2007 to finally put some of the namesake in the chalice it was intended for.

S: Initial skunk gave way to a rich malt/hops aroma like other pils. Average.

A: Yellow, bubbly , steady lace. Average pils.

M: Creamy, with a warm finish and a hops nip aftertaste. Still average pils.

T: Well, tasted like a pils. Very dry finish, pronounced hops did thier thing, malt was subdued but mixed well with the other tastes but what made this better than average was the sweetness of the brew combined with the hops, yet maintaining a pils dryness made this pleasing.

D: Actually, for the price, this is one of the better import buy. 500ml bottle for $1.29 and for the above average taste, this easily beats all the "macro" imports. I'd buy again. Don't want to keep my glass lonely.

Ricochet, Jul 29, 2007
Photo of goschool
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Appearance: The pour is gold with a large foamy head that quickly fades.

Smell: When I drank the first bottle of the six-pack, I was really impressed with the nose. I got a nice banana aroma, which make much of a showing in any of the other bottles including this one. I mainly got grains, pale malts, less grassy hops, and a wee bit of the banana.

Taste: This doesn't taste as interesting as the first bottle either. Maybe I was in an abnormally good mood, but this tastes like a macro lager, if the brewers tried harder to make them taste like pilsners. The flavor profile is pretty much what you would expect from the aroma with a little more emphasis on hops in the finish and they take on an herbal character at that point.

Mouthfeel: It's light-bodied with strong carbonation.

Drinkability: It's a shame I can't get the experience I got the first bottle, but this is still a solid, clean pilsner.

goschool, Jul 28, 2007
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