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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,611 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,611
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 27
Gots: 117 | 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 Winter
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden in color with a foamy white head. Grainy, malty aroma. Some light hop bitterness. Uninspiring aroma reminds me of a common mass produced American Pilsner, despite its German roots. Medium to light-bodied mouthfeel. Welcomed crispness feels good on the palate. Taste is grainy with a moderate malt backbone. Slightly buttery in flavor with a mild hop bitterness toward the back.

Average "run of the mill" pilsner. Decent enough, but nothing spectacular. I can't even say I'd recommend this over other mass produced American versions.

Photo of BeerSox
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Golden straw hue with a thick white head that slowly settles to a thin cap. The lacing is ringed down the glass.

Sweet malty aroma with a very light hop aroma.

Mostly grainy and flavorful malts with not much else. Medium bodied with good carbonation. The finish is dry and grainy without any real hop presence.

This one would make a great session beer. There isn't much hop flavor, but the grain is very plentiful. Recommended.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At $1.79 a 500 ml bottle, I had to give it a try. On to the beer:

Poured into a stange glass, it pours a pale light straw color with a good head. It's a little flowery and grassy in the smell, just as a good German Pilsner should be. A bit herbal in the taste, but it's dominated by a pleasant hop bitterness. A smooth beer that's not too hard to drink. Accompanied homemade hamburgers with corn nicely.

Photo of witster18
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

much better on tap.
poured a solid 1 " head with great stickiness in it's appearance. Head lasted about 1 minute....but left great lacing. Smell is very earthy ....taste is sweeter and hoppier than out of the bottle....and less of the metallic astringency here....this went from being above average out of the can/bottle to being very solid on tap. I'll remember to do the tapped version as often as possible...taste is rosie with alot of that earthiness and bland sweetness....nice carbonation and good drinkability....impressed...now off to search out a mini...to see if it has the same benefits compared to the regular can and bottle. out of bottle/can...marginally recommend...on tap I can easily recommend.

Photo of drinkininthewood
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

served from 500ml can

A- Clear light golden, nice head which turns into a thin layer of foam.

S- sweet/metallic, a little bit of grain.

T- Malty sweetness, mineral flavours, floral hops but not too potent.

M- crisp and clean, not much carbonation at all, light to medium body.

D- Very good. A good stand alone drink. Could have a few of these with family or friends.

Photo of mattcrill
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Light sweet graininess up front. Slight mineral profile as it warms. A slight skunkiness that clears up quickly.

Appearance: Crystal clear golden pour with vibrant carbonation. A sudsy white head develops.

Flavor: A slightly sweet grainy flavor that reminds me of buttered bread. A crisp mineral profile that provides a bright flavor profile of balanced malt and spicy hop flavors.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied with strong carbonation. Very crisp and clean.

Overall impression: A clean, light, refreshing beer. The skunkiness detracts up front but overall it's a pretty good Pils.

Photo of theopholis
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours a very clear, light straw with a decent very white head. No lacing. Almost looks like some kind of cider.

Aroma- Nice blend of graininess and continental bittering hops. Smells just a bit skunky, but it's so low, it may just be my imaginiantion.

Taste- Pretty much your typical German Pils. Not as malty tho. Just a tad astringent. Nice balance of bittering hops. You can really taste the saaz on the back of your toungue.

Mouthfeel- Medium body. Good carbantion level. Nice CO2 bite on the tounge.

Drinkability- Just the tiniest skunky, like Steinlager. The weird thing is, this isn't in a green body, so it shouldn't be light-struck. Overall, pretty good.

Photo of SetarconeX
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks pretty generic, if perhaps just a tad more gold in color than the average. Likewise, it doesn't smell like a whole lot.

As far as taste goes, however, this one's got quite a bit more backbone than your average run of the mill Pilsener. A bit more earthy and grainy than you'd expect. Some decent hoppage to boot.

Usually not a Pilsener guy, but if I go that way, this is definitely one I consider.

Photo of mrasskicktastic
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Huge bubbly head that takes several minutes to dissipate sits atop this clear golden brew. A tiny bit of carbonation is visible bubbling in the beer. A decent bit of lacing gathers on the glass.

S - Smells a lot like hay. A lot of light malt and a bit of grass. Very pronounced and pilsner like.

T - A very spicy foreground which then shifts to a mesh of hay and light malt. There is a bland, earthy, biscuity character underneath. The finish is a dry grass bitterness.

M - Flat, thin, a tiny bit drying.

D - Alright. It is very heavy on the hay flavor. Even though it is pretty good, I would sooner try one of the other hundreds of german pilseners out there than have this again. Would go well with a typical geman meal of something stuffed in its own intestine.

Photo of awester462
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I normally stick with dark beer, but this is a very good beer. Wasn't impressed initially, but after i tasted the first beer I sure didn't mind going for more. It has a thick head with good taste and good finish. Probally not going to be one of my standbys but sure wouldn't mind drinking one again.

Photo of Kudashov
1.83/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

After pushing puddles of slush throughout the morning hours here in wonderful Dorchester . I thought I would treat myself with a few brews and reviews . Blackburn Rovers / Bayer Leverkusen is on the dish right now . Sweet . It is not my beloved Glasgow Celtic but it will do . This is a single I bought yesterday and it is being poured in a pint glass . Very little head and the color is clear & yellowish . Very bubbly too . The smell is like the bread from Greenhills Bakery . Nothing else comes to mind . Taste on the other hand plenty comes to mind . Watery , and not pleasing to my pallete - granted it is an apprentice pallete - but blah . There is a thinsized head on the brew as I drink it but this reminds me of beer that we once pounded all day at UMass - Amherst . Yellow water fiz . It is dry and crisp but there is no mouthfeel . The Rovers match will do but this brew will not .

Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this with my pizza tonight

Poured honey yellow with 1" of white bubbly head. A modicum of lacing & zero head retention

S:A little folral hops & malt sweetness

T: Floral hops & some malt sweetness up front. Some grainyness surfaces as this warms. Finishes sweet with a little herbal hops & crispness

MF: Light/medium bodied with moderate carbonation & pretty good balance

A fair session beer if you're not looking for anythig too challenging for the style, best choice availible tonight & certainally wouldn't turn one down

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

This lager poured a light yellow with a little foam that dissapated with in half a minute. The smell of hops was all that I could pick up with this lager. The taste was of a bitter nature with just the taste of bitter hop. Averall, this German Lager was just to bitter. Not much flavor either!

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

Part of a "mystery beer" bag at Trader Joe's- $4.99 for an 8 pack in a brown paper bag- not telling what one might get! Because of this, I suspect this isn't the freshest of samples.

Light, clean refreshing, a very clear yellow with almost no head and a modicum of carbonation. Aroma of mild lemons and a touch of sour vegetal hops. Flavor contains those profiles over a decent maltiness that brings it together reasonably enough.

Kind of plain, but that's the intent with this style (I think!). A nice drinker with a sandwich on a Saturday afternoon.

Photo of neenerzig
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle of this for free recently. Has a best by date of April 28, 2006. Poured into a pilsener glass. This beer pours a clear, medium golden color with a nice, fluffy white head about an inch thick upon pouring that settled to a shite ring lining the inside of the glass and a failry thin film layer covering the beer's surface. Nice lacing though. Aromas of some corn or other vegetables are present, along with some grain and some nice hops as well. I do wish the smell was a bit stronger.A touch of malt or barely too I suppose. Nothing great or terrible aroma wise. Flavors of mildly sweet malt along with a hint of floral hops is present and even a touch of grassy lemon. Has a crisp mouthfeel with moderate to heavy carbonation. Easy to drink and becomes a bit more drinkable as it starts to warm. A good, solid beer here. Worth a try for sure, but nothing special either. Maybe I'd have liked it better if I had drank it before the "best by" date printedon the bottle. I'd try it again to find out.


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

This review is based on a bottle from local Bierhalle on New Years Eve.

A- Poured into Warsteiner tulip, golden colour, with 2 finger head that dissapates but still holds good lace.

S- Fresh hops no skunk at all, very fresh.

T- A fresh hop profile with a nice subdued sweet malt producing a great finish, that doesnt suck all the moisture from your mouth cus its so dry but leaves you refreshed and wanting more.

M - Crisp, lively carbanation, clean finish,

D - Will and could and have drunk this session by session, i love the clean, fresh hop taste when its on tap in Germany, not as good from the bottle in this example. i think i get disappointed by the head dissapating so fast from a bottle, nevertheless, for me, a great pils

Photo of 86sportster883
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was at a party at a friend's house and I came across this bottle of this Warsteiner. Quite honestly, I thought I was fishing through the cooler of misfit beers, when I reached in a pulled out this German Pilsener. I drank it out of the bottle. I know, I know, but I didn’t want to come off as a beer snob. So, no glass and the appearance rating above is based on the bottle, not the beer. This is a very tasty beer, warms up well and remains drinkable throughout. But you're not going to pound this when it warms up. An interesting beer, but I missed the clean, crisp finish I'm accustomed to in this style.

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought this beer was a pretty decent European-style lager.

Poured a fairly handsome golden color with abundant white head with limited staying power.

Aroma smelled a bit like corn, but I believe this beer is in accordance with Reinheitsgabot (sic?), so I don't think that's what I was getting.

Flavor was slght malt flavor, but still tasted like a German-style pilsner and was fairly crisp, refreshing, and drinkable.

Photo of Melchizedek
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly goldish straw color with a dense foamy head two inches thick. Carbonation streams up evenly and constantly.

Grassy, floral and slightly earthy notes in the nose, along with a touch of grain. Pleasant bite in the mouth, with grassy aromas moving quickly into lemony zest. Carbonation provides a nice mouthfeel with a little bit of a mineral-water zing. Maybe a little more malt sweetness than I'd like in the finish; it interacts a little strangely with that lemon-zest hoppiness. Some yeast shows through as well, though it's pretty subdued. A little fruit-skin crispness and some puckering dryness in the very end.

This is nice stuff. Fairly middle-of-the-road as a German pilsner, but never a bad idea for a grab off the supermarket beer shelf.

Photo of Phatz
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a traditional German Pilsener. It is everything I expect a German Pilsener to be but it is a style that simply does not WOW me. Still I find this one good and a great example of the style, IMO.

Appearance: Pours a Clear pale yellow with big bubbles slowly rising through the body and vividly displaying in my Pilsner Glass. The big white head has a decent retention. Spotty lacing at a few places.
Smell: Dry Saaz hops & malts. Crisp clean. It is the smell of a Pils.
Taste Mouthfeel Drinkability: This beer is exceptionally easy to drink and quite quenching. I found that the flavor is straightforward pilsner malts and hops in a crisp nicely carbonation body, but something about each sip simply lends right into the next. And though there is nothing extreme or outstanding about this beer it is a perfect session beer.

Hope this is helpful.

Photo of Gmann
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a straw color with a nice foamy white head that dissipated fairly quick and left no lacing, very similar to Bud. Not much on the nose, a bit of hop smell. The lager has a bit of malty sweetness to it and a light hop taste. Its has a light and almost watery mouthfeel. This is the beer that the American macro lagers should be striving for. It is very easy to drink but doesn't use any adjuncts to fudge up the flavor. This is the ultimate beer to get people off of the American macro brew.

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

This beer was a nice clear yellow with a one and a half finger head that subsided quickly to almost nothing.

Aroma was slightly sweet and grassy, with light malts and some grain thrown in.

Taste was clean malt, lightly bitter, a little grainy but not bad.

Mouthfeel was crisp and OK overall.

Drinkability was all right. I wouldn't go crazy for this one, but it is middle of the road.

Photo of d07c0m
4.22/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Quite possibly my favourite German beer.
My first choice beer when I'm back home. I still get a lot of this in the states but it's mostly in a can over here. The tin does not do it justice at all and makes you cringe after the first sip. It also leaves a tinny after-taste.
When it comes to the bottle however it can't be beat. There's not much about this beer I don't like, it's no-frills, good pils which you can drink at any time of the year. It has a nice golden colour, not too pale, and when poured into a "Tulpe" glass it has a medium-sized head which doesn't last too long. It smells comforting and warm. Doesn't go down as smoothly at first but that gives it more character. Tastes great warm as well as cold and is good on tap (but I prefer the bottle).

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

16.9 oz brown bottle.

Pours a nice pils gold with a solid head and excellent lacing.

Smells a little skunked, oddly enough, along with some fresh pils weeds and a very nice, solid background of dry hops.

Tastes exactly like it smells, only with the skunk relegated to the background, where it lingers at the end as a pleasant little whisp. Nice.

A solid and highly quaffable German pils.

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

Poured pale gold with a tall thin white head that disappered after a little while, leaving slight lacing. Aroma was pilsner: crisp hops and malt. Taste was smooth at first, then a sharp bitter hop finish. A clean-tasting German pilsner with a little twang at the end. Nothing earth-shattering, but a nice, drinkable beer.

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