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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,553 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,553
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 26
Gots: 95 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 RenoZymurgist
4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours aclear straw color with a foamy white head that sticks around nicely leaving a small amout of lace on the glass.
The aroma is nice and malty with a dry pilsner malt aroma that reminds me of the taste of freshly crushed Weyermann's Pilsner malt.
The taste is a dry pale malt flavor with an herbal hop bitterness that finishes with a slightly lingering bitterness on the tongue. the beer finishes very clean and due to being stored in an amber bottle the beer tastes very fresh.
The mouthfeel is a crisp rush of carbonation tha is balanced just barely by the body of the beer. The crispness of the carbonation dosen't overpower so that this beer isn't too bitter.
This is a classic example of a German Pils and I would recomend anyone to try it as it is a very flavorful and fresh beer.

RenoZymurgist, Jun 29, 2006
Photo of edmundfitzoil
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass. Best by date of July 27, 2006.

The beer poured intially with a large, big bubbled head that peaked above the top of the glass but broke apart quickly and dissipated. The beer was pale gold colored with a constant stream of Co2 bubbles rising in the glass. The smell was straight pilsner malt, simple but pleasant and expected. The flavor was a light, clean maltiness with a very clean, dry finish. A light mouthfeel and thirst quenching drinkability.

Notes: This one will win no awards from other BA's because of its readily available nature, but it's one solid and very available beer that is nice on a hot, humid day.

edmundfitzoil, Jun 28, 2006
Photo of tugdriver7
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden, sparkling, with decent foamy head that stays long enough to get it on your lip. The hops hit you like a pils in the initial taste, but the flavor mellows over time. Refreshing, good tasting and easily one of the best German "macros" available in the US. Beer lovers I know who have tried it on tap in Germany say it's even better that way. No surprise there. [Side note: Until this year (2006), "Warsteiner" was emblazoned across the chest of McLaren's Formula 1 driver uniforms. The team hasn't done so well since they lost Warsteiner as a sponsor.]

tugdriver7, Jun 28, 2006
Photo of jpkoch1962
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle at 50 deg F. Pours a deep golden color with a thick head and very nice lacing. I cannot detect any hop aroma, but detect slight toasty maltiness. Up front there is a definite smoothness that is lightly sweet. The middle is dry with a very clean crisp finish that is only mildly bitter

Premium Verum is advertised as a Pilsner (I'm assuming a German Pilsener), but it has the body and taste profile of a Central German Export. There is virtually none of the hop bite that is typical of German Pilseners. Overall, this is a very good lager, but a pilsener it is not.

jpkoch1962, Jun 21, 2006
Photo of rowew
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, best by date marked on the label.

Appearance: Light yellow and completely clear. Thin head, but it leaves a bit of lacing. Light bubbling.

Smell: Clean grain and a light whiff of sulphur.

Taste: Clean grain taste at first, then a bit of floral hops. Finishes very dry.

Overall impression: Very simple, but well done. Nice pilsener for the warm summer days. Nice session beer.

rowew, Jun 20, 2006
Photo of allergictomacros
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear straw. Huge, rocky head, with some staying power and cling.

S - Crisp with a touch of skunky hops. Some sweetness in the nose.

T - Mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Up front it's grainy malt and some spicy hops. Quite sweet as well.

M - Light bodied and refreshing.

D - Not bad at all. Finishing bitterness isn't nearly as harsh as some other pils'. Not overly flavourful, but reasonable for the style I think.

allergictomacros, Jun 19, 2006
Photo of proc
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The local store had a huge stack of can suitcases on hand to coincide with Germany hosting the World Cup. Well, never one to pass up a decent good, I grabbed a case and figured it would be a subsitute for the Stroh's in my summer beer 'fridge in the garage. The style suites outside drinking on a hot day after lawn mowing. This one pours out to a nice, golden color with a good size head that gives off aromas of bread dough and light lemon. The taste is solid with some malty, bread-like qualities giving way to a slight, but firm hop taste on the swallow. A nice session beer for outside. I can see putting a few of these down with some BBQ-d steaks or burgers.

proc, Jun 16, 2006
Photo of trevorwideman
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml can poured into a pilsner glass. Average looking pour, pale straw colouring, medium head that subsides quickly, very little lacing, and mild carbonation. Aroma is very bready and malty, pretty sweet, a bit flowery. Slight earthy noble hop aroma, pretty average smelling Pilsner.

On first taste the hops shine through much more than I expected. Good bitterness to counteract what I thought might be a extremely malty brew. Bready as well, and a bit of a piney taste I can't quite put my finger on. Mouthfeel is medium in the carbonation department, crisp on the palate, sticky and a bit oily. Goes down dry and easy. An extremely refreshing pilsner.

trevorwideman, Jun 03, 2006
Photo of IntriqKen
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty nice ice-cold summer brew.
Very pale clear yellow almost to the point of a whit beer except clear. Nice single finger head that melts quickly to decent lacing which seems to laste.
Aroma is nice light sweet malt, maybe a little biscuit, and a whiff of sharp hops
Taste is like the smell...light sweetness followed by sharp clean hops, then a bready yeast hint with an aftertaste of the sharp fresh hops.
Mouthfeel is full with tiny carbonation and very clean and crisp.
Nice beer to session on a summer afternoon. Very light and pale....not distinctive, just very thirst quenching without being obnoxious in any way.

IntriqKen, May 21, 2006
Photo of scoobybrew
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this into a crystal pilsner flute. It has a very clear golden color. The head is small and dissipates to a thin lace rather quickly. In the aroma is a very fine balance of hops and malt, both of which are just traces, but okay for the style. Upon tasting, the flavor is a very delicate malt and hop balance with a smooth hop finish, very clean overall. It has a medium-light body with low carbonation and is very pleasant.

Overall, I think this is a fine example of the style. It has a very nice flavor, very smooth and clean.

scoobybrew, May 19, 2006
Photo of utahbeerdude
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Visual: light, clear gold. Not much of a head.
Aroma: Hoppy aromatic, but not as aromatic as Tsingtao, e.g.
Flavor: Hops dominate, mostly via bitterness, not much hop flavor. Bitterness rather uniform in beginning, middle, finish, and aftertaste, where it is rather persistent. .
Mouthfeel: OK for style, Finish is rather dry
Overall: Overall, while not unbalanced, the beer tends to be rather one dimensional, mainly due to the even persistence of the hop bitterness.

utahbeerdude, May 17, 2006
Photo of kbnooshay
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This surprised me. I expected a disgusting skunk beer. This poured a beautiful blonde color. The aroma was sweet with a light hop aroma. No skunk.The taste is simple and sweet. Most impresive was the overall mouthfeel exerpeience. This was SO smooth to the tounge. Due to that and the lack of too much skunk this was incredibly easy to drink. Almost a pleasure. There was a small level of euroskunk taste but not too much. And for 2 bucks a pop at the Keg(basement of the german house) this is a bargain.

kbnooshay, Apr 28, 2006
Photo of Metalmonk
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great quote on the back label: "Because life is too short to drink cheap beer". Maybe they created that for the American market when Warsteiner was more unknown, but now it's not only easy to find but very affordable. Maybe it's time to change to "Because life is too short to drink bad beer." Why not?

Poured into a mug. Light straw color, looks like urine but fortunately doesn't smell like it. 1/2-inch head died down quickly to almost nothing. Fairly vigorous bubbles. No real lace to speak of.

A grassy/floral aroma prevails, with a sweet maltiness following.

Nothing unusual in the flavors but this is certainly a very drinkable pils. A wheaty malt backbone allows the hops to bite a little, and there's a grain/cereal earthiness all around. I'm even detecting a faint peppery spice on the way down.

Mouth feels smooth, even creamy, unusual for the style but it also carries that trademark pils tingle. Dry finish.

Easy summer drinking. Glad to see this one becoming nearly ubiquitous in small-town, bad-beer America.

Metalmonk, Apr 13, 2006
Photo of LordChesterfield
4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Warsteiner has an attractive pale golden yellow color. It smells sweet and fresh. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Taste is Fresh, sweet, exciting, crisp. Has a slight citris flavor from the hops and is very refreshing. I'll remember this beer. As far as I'm concerned, this beer makes up for the Germans being the most annoying pricks on earth.

LordChesterfield, Apr 12, 2006
Photo of biergeniesser
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This 12oz bottle of Warsteiner poured an amazingly crystal clear straw color. Its thin white head dissipated quickly but its remnants laced their way down the sides of my pokal. Fine bubbles evolved contiously from the sides and bottom of the glass.

The aroma was simple, but immensely enjoyable: Bready malt with a slight degree of noble hop spice.

Warsteiner has a crisp clean flavor, which is dominated by bready malt but has a slight malt sweetness as well. The hop bitterness is crisp and satisfying and there is a pleasant kette hop flavor, which is evident as well.

Warsteiner has a light body and a dry crisp finish. A nice, clean carbon dioxide bite accents the light body and dry finish nicely.

Another fine, readily available example of the German Pilsener style, Warsteiner is a good beer for all seasons. Highly recommended.

biergeniesser, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of ReebShorts
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from brown 12 oz bottle, there's a stamp on bottle that says naturally brewed according to the German purity law.

Typical golden lager color, not much head though and the thin layer that was there, dis-appeared pretty quickly. No date on bottle.

not much aroma here, light grains, maybe a hop or 2.

Ahh, plenty of carbonation (i was a bit concerned due to lack of head), pretty smooth mouth feel and clean finish. This is definately sessionable, and far better than the obvious comparison to me (Bud). If I could get this locally by the case, for around same price as Bud I'd be all over it.

ReebShorts, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of Drew966
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Warsteiner Premium Verum pours a golden yellow colow with a fluffy white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle into a Warsteiner pils glass. Smell is mild, malt and hops are both present. Taste is quite good, definitely better than the typical euro lager, well balanced with a bit of hop bite. Definitely worth a try.

Drew966, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of joecast
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

very regal looking label on a brown bottle. best before 07/06.

very faint yellow but not quite straw colored. head forms white, though it disippates quickly to a bit of lace. lightly carbonated with small bubbles.

nose is light hay hoppiness. hmm, some drying acetone sharpness as well. its all pretty low level so nothing off about it.

an even hoppiness about the taste. flows easily from bitter to flavor with malt accompanying it the whole way through. still though, i would expect, and was hoping, for something a bit sharper from a german brewer making a renowned german style.

much more average than i hoped. an ok german pils, but certainly not outstanding or exceptional.

joecast, Mar 25, 2006
Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this was from a mini-keg


this beers a yellow that seems reserved for Budweiser, with a typical white frothy head, however this head doesnt whimper away like Buds, very resilient.

not high on aromas, but smells much more classy than the macros

wow, this tastes really good, goes down so smooth with no bitterness, there are no complex levels of taste or aroma, but what a quality tasty beer.

sinstaineddemon, Mar 20, 2006
Photo of jabocu
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into glass. Maybe it's the bottle, but I've had this before on tap and the cap was much nicer. From a bottle, the cap was dismal at best and was gone before I had time to write down the smell category. But the coloring was attractive for the style. A nice pale golden and very clear. The smell was a little sweet but with light citrus and floral hops. Has the familiar macro-cereal grain nose. Taste is has a mild malty sweetness that finishes with a nice mellow hop bite to bring it down. Carbonation is high on this one, and comes a live real fast. Does leave a nice aftertaste. Great burger and "been cutting grass" beer!

jabocu, Mar 13, 2006
Photo of badbeer
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Half liter bottle sampled one day before the end of the best before date.

Had a nice appearance with a golden color and had a white head that dissipated slowly with slight lacing. Smell was slightly skunky but still had a slight floral hoppiness to it. Has a nice clean flavor to it, again with only subtle maltiness and hoppiness as expected. Mouthfeel was decent with a good amount of carbonation and light body. Drinkability is insane on this, it goes down incredibly smooth, if only the rest of it was on this level. Definitely worth a try, and it's one that when fresh, I will be coming back to.

badbeer, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of TeamSeinfeld
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Warsteiner's standard is a very decent beer, with its moderate price (under $20 a case) it is well worth the purchase. The taste is very much like a standard German larger i.e. Paulaner, Biturger. One of my favorites, recomended try out of a can, just as good if not better than a bottle

TeamSeinfeld, Mar 10, 2006
Photo of DogFood11
3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Filtered clarity, golden, ultra light appearance. Rolling carbonation lends a helping hand to a well put together frothy coat. speckled lacing.

A touch of the Heineken skunk, not enough to make an impact as the spicey hop profile makes it bow out. Light and crisp, although there is a drying grit to the hop profile that is welcomed as it finishes with a fresh crisp snap. This is an easy drinker that is interesting enough to keep a session going no prob.

DogFood11, Feb 28, 2006
Photo of tozerm
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hey, it's no micro beer but it is a step above the domestic macros in terms of quality. This keg seemed pretty fresh, plenty of co2, nice golden (clear) color, good head (1 inch), very crisp with just a hint of hops in the finish. A bit pricier than the usual lawnmower beer, I'd say this was more a "backyard bbq burger on the grill" beer. I second the thought that it would be pretty easy to down quite a few of these on a hot day.

tozerm, Feb 16, 2006
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on draft at CW's Tap Room. Golden color with a very nice head to it. Generous lacing left on the glass as the beverage is consumed.

Light malt aroma with very little hop aroma to it as well. Smells like a tradtional lager or pils.

Taste is above any macro beer. I just wanted a nice crisp clean beer to go with my turkey club during lunch and this certainly fit the bill. Nice and light and a great flavor. Crisp mouthfeel with a light body. Quite enjoyable.

SaCkErZ9, Feb 13, 2006
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