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Ratings: 1,633
Reviews: 805
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 32
Gots: 135 | 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 jbphoto88
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super clear beer except for large solid grayish chunks floating in there. They eventually settle out but it is almost impossible to not drink some and equally impossible not to pour them into the glass (despite leaving the bottom 1 1/2 inches of brew still in the bottle.) Golden straw blonde in color with a white head dissipating to only a white collar.

Moderately hop spicy scent with a weak water downed malt nose.

Tastes like sweetened malts but they are very washed out. A mild spicy bitterness bites through those mediocre malts and leaves you with a slight bite.

This is a decent beer but the particles suspended in it bother me. I am used to the signs of yeast at the bottom of bottles but these look like the flakes you feed your goldfish. Despite the less then average appearance it is a smooth clean beer with nice carbonation and an interesting hop spice.

Photo of QuentinCompson
4.01/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 Pt 9 oz bottle into Pilaarbijter glass

A - Beautful, snowy, frothy head, malty; slow pour; two fingers that just sit there; yummy looking; murky gold brew, looks inviting...

S - A bit grassy, bready, yeast, slight hops...

T-M - Malty nose moving into a refreshing pils taste, slightly sweet, slight hops, buttery middle, dry finish; good carbonation; taste even gets better as it warms

D - Extremely drinkable pilsner; probably my favorite of the style; great session brew; low alcohol; isnt too light or boring

Photo of cyrenaica
2.64/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can
4.8% ABV

I tried this beer on November 3, 2007 after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. The beer poured beautiful translucent gold colour with very little head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was weak with hops and grains. The mouthfeel was thin and crisp with mild carbonation. The flavour was a combination of malt, and hops and grass.

Photo of akogrady
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a nice clear golden color, maybe a hint of brown to the golden. Short head.

S - Slightly skunky, crisp hops up front with a malt background. Nothing hidden here.

T - Nice and crisp, very upfront. Hops balanced well. Slightly unattractive lingering dryness.

M - Medium/high carbonation, adding to the crispness of the beer.

D - Goes down easily and quickly. Sessionable.

Good beer for a hot summer day when flavor is less of a concern than overall refreshing feel, or if you aren't concerned too much with what you're drinking, but can't lower yourself to drink an American macrolager.

Photo of daledeee
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been investigating some pilsners lately. Purchased a 12 pk of this.

Pours a clear brown with bubbles and a decent head that goes away rather quickly. LIttle lace to speak of.

Nose is a hint of skunk with grain and malt.

Taste is rather American macro grainy but more hops. Definitely not a top shelf pilsner. Carbonation is OK.

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This can came from Germany. I've had the imported to USA version in bottles before. Poured into a sampler. A nice crystal clear gold in color, and a thin pure white head.

Aroma of sweet pilsner malts, some noble hops and a light skunkiness. Interesting from a can. Taste is a bit bigger on the skunk. Weird, I can't describe it as anything else but it is not unpleasant to me. There is some solid malt backbone to it, which steps it up from the Euro-skunk-lagers that I am used to. Finishes crispy and clean.

Light body, decent feel. Obviously drinkable. A good pils IMO/

Photo of dmamiano
2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16 oz. can poured as a split with fellow BA aherberger.
Light golden color...almost lighter than beer should be. Small white head with plenty of carbonation.
Taste is almost immediately noted as skunky.
I will wait a bit to sample again.
Ok..back for more .Cant get anything from the nose.
Taste is skunked a bit and a slight bitterness noted. Thin in the mouth with a bitterness thats hangs on a bit.
Not good. Wouldnt buy again

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

pours crystal clear and golden. streaming lines of carbonation, and a one finger head which dissipates quickly.

aroma are of mineral, and sweet malt, a touch of diacetyl and light notes of herbal hops.

taste is balanced and light. theres nice malt tones and slight hopping, a touch of cracker and a dry hoppy finish, pleasantly bitter.

very nicely balanced with lacy carbonation. palate is surprisingly full and finish is surprisingly bitter. very refreshing, but slightly more than that.

overall, great pils. love the dry minerally character.

Photo of Absumaster
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A bright old, golden beer with thin head and easy going carbonation.

Smell of German maltiness with hints of sulfur and decoction. Good hoppiness that is a bit resinous and adds a slight raw edge.

Taste is less malty than the smell, there are nice sulfur notes and some caramellized or Maillard products. Mouthfeel is medium to thin and contributes to the drinkability. Although this is a big brewer, it is still a good beer, but could have more personality.

Photo of clayrock81
2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Have had this numerous times, but I decided to buy one bottle (although I don't like it) for a review. Poured into my pils glass and received a light, seethru gold body with decent head retention. A weak smell of grassy hops and maybe something like bread malt(?). Once again I didn't care for the taste, as I thought it was too bland and dry to make up for the little touch of sweetness on the backend. Goes down smooth though. Something about this beer...it doesn't help matters that I get a headache after drinking one of these, literally. I get a headache - no joking here. Now that I've done my review no need to have another one.

Photo of SchmoTerp
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer appears like a macro-brew light beer but tastes and feels much better. I paired this with a light fish and veggies dinner and was delighted by the outcome. The beer pours with a crisp yellow color with medium head that disapates quickly. The taste is clean, refreshing, and of slight sweetness. The hops are distinguishable but mild.

Overall, this is a fairly decent beer if you are looking for something light. Think right after working on the yard....

I'll buy this one again for just that reason.

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

I am not a huge fan of Pilsners and can beers, but this wasn't the worst thing I have ever had out of a can.

A- Light yellow, very clear, big white head with good retention.

S- Notes of wheat and a touch of light hops.

T- Malted barley and a slight touch of hops. There was also a slight metallic taste, maybe because I had it out of a can.

M- Really light bodied and light carbonation and little bit of a biter after taste.

D- I could enjoy a few these during a BBQ.

Photo of jkrich
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz brown bottle with freshness date on back label; why only 11.2 oz? Well, at least this one did come packaged in a dated brown bottle. The pilsner poured a crystal clear, light gold with a quickly dissipating white head; some fancy lacing remained on the glass.

I could detect very little hop aroma normally associated with pilsners. This lack of hop aroma may be because of the use of "hop extract" which is stated on the label. After opening the bottle, I did detect some slight metallic aroma.

What this one lacks in aromatics, it more than recovers in the flavor department. There is a slight slightness initially which is followed by a mild hop bitterness; not very complex but very flavorful.

Moderate carbonation and thin-bodied which is typical for a refreshing warm weather pilsner.

I remember enjoying this one for a much lower price years ago while serving in the military. While the price for a six pack has increased, this german pilsner has maintained a quality flavor. This brewery produces only a few products on a large scale, but they are consistent. Good quaffer for the spring and summer.

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Light yellow. Appears like a light beer.

S. Some hops and wheat.

T. Very light on flavors, bitter hop twang. Finishes mineral like. Slightly metallic tasting.

M. Once again, not unlike a light beer. Washes off the palate like water.

D. Fairly drinkable but not impressive.

Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a bright yellow-golden straw with one-finger white head that fades into a thin cap, and gradually just a swirl.
S-Just simple light malt and some noble and grassy hops.
T-Slightly sour and grassy hops, a smooth, light malt palate, and some slight bite at the end. The finish is clean, pure, and pleasant, and there's a slight citrus taste (lemon) that lingers.
M-Thin, but the carbonation gives it a little extra oomph, and the overall experience is crisp and refreshing.
D-A good session. It's light, simple, and good.

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

Poured from an Xmas variety pack bottle into a glass. Nice golden color with a two finger head. Sustained bubble action in the glass. Sort of a skunky smell to the beer in the glass. Crisp taste, on the bitter side but good nonetheless. This is was the first I had heard of or drank this beer. I enjoyed it and would order it

Photo of MOShepp
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very clear pale yellow. Small head with no lacing.

Grassy aroma with hint of honey and lemons.

Tastes of pears and wheat with some hops on the back end. Not much going on here, tastes a little watered down.

Not as crisp as I thought it would be. Slight bitter in the finish.

Easy to drink, but so is water. I will pass on this again, unless someone else is buying.

Photo of dhd1491
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Easy-drinking Euro pilsener with a Heineken-like taste, but less sour. Crystal clear light golden yellow with weak head. Sour hops with some slight sweet maltiness. Clean and refreshing taste, no alcohol burn or off-tastes. Better than Heiney or any macro American beers for the masses.

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

Picked up a twelver, haven't had Warsteiner since I got into beer, and could appreciate it. Time to give 'er hell.

A: Poured a brilliant golden color with a white head about 1/4" thick. Very bubbly and crystal clear. Very delicious looking pils.

S: Various malty flavors, wet straw, floral hops, mustyish, sugary smells. Pretty good smelling beer.

T: Malty sweetness at the front, nice balanced hops on the end, just a hint of bite. Pretty sweet in all. Very, very balanced though, nothing seems out of place. Nice hop bitterness that lingers.

M: Nicely carbonated, pretty slick in the mouth, goes down very easily. Hangs in the mouth a while, begs for another drink.

D: Very drinkable, I have drank many of these in the same night, and can do it with little protest. This is one of my favorite beers, if not my favorite pils. Delicious beer.

Photo of orangemoustache
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had this on tap at the Barellhead(Springfield,Il)

Pours a pale straw yellow with thick bleach white head that leaves behind some nice lacing as it dissapates.The smell and taste are pretty average for an above average Pils,good hop presence along with a semi sweet maltieness,like others I also detect some hints of lemon.The finish is light and crisp,good drinkability,a nice German Pils.

Photo of zeff80
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a crystal clear yellow color with a good deal of carbonation. A bubbly, white head left small trails of lace.

S - It smelled of grains, light caramel malt and clove.

T - It had a nice sweet flavor with a smooth light maltiness. It has a subtle bitter bite from some hops.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good pils. Makes a great session brew.

Photo of ibashmuck
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a very lager yellow, medium head. Smell was completely unobtrusive, faintly sweet, perhaps a bit of the skunk others have mentioned, but barely there. Slight bitter at the start, but a delicious sweet aftertaste. A fine daily brew, not spectacular, but certainly good.

Photo of hops4me
4.13/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - straw-golden, bright, clear. CO2 bubbles race to the top of the glass. Small head quickly falls leaving no lace.

S - bready malt sweetness. Noble hop spicy aroma also shines through.

T - initially a bready malt sweetness. This is followed in the middle with a lemony bitterness. The sweetness comes back in the aftertaste.

M - Light and crisp. All the CO2 and noble hops make it prickle on the tongue.

D - Very drinkable and refreshing. A good example of a German Pils. Great for warm summer days.

Photo of Antilochus
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Purchased at a Kingston, ON LCBO in a single. Ingredients: brewing water, barley malt, hop extract. Best before September 17 2008. 4.80% abv, 500mL can. Poured into a Stella Artois gold-rimmed glass.

Light straw body, huge white sudsy head. Really YELLOW. Lots of bubbles.

Big floral hop notes on pour. Classic noble hop spice after that. Some lighter buttery malt notes.

Palate is spicy, subtle malt backbone. Big carbonation, feel is a bit creamy. Finish is super boozy with more spice. Dry too, just a hint of maltiness. Weird.

Not my favourite German lager. Tastes like it was cut with vodka. I hate how the LCBO has 5-10 German/Czech pilseners and just a handful of real Belgians...

Photo of LumpyGuitar
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Ah, Warsteiner.

Appearance was an average golden yellow, not alot of head and what little there was went fast.

Smell was nice, a bit malty and buttery.

Taste was smooth, crisp, alot of carbonation and again with a buttery flavor. Smooth finish.

Mouthfeel was good, very light, only issue here was that there was alot of carbonation.

Drinkability is high, good session beer, great at cookouts, barbecue, anything meat.

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