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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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BA SCORE
78
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1,466 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,466
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 23
Gots: 60 | 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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mobyfann

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Paid only $15.99 for a case (of cans) from the Jungle...

The appearence is real nice when poured from a can. Clear golden bright base with a little carbonation, nice medium-large white head, nice retention and a touch of lacing starts halfway through the beer. The smell is average pils from Germany.

The taste is also average, not as sweet or floral as it's bottle byproudct. The mouthfeel and drinkability receive above average... mainly because this stuff gets the job done and it's a wonderful session beer, especially at tis bargain price...

Final Thought: Cincinnati imports Warsteiner... and granted it's a little overrated as to the liking of other German greats like Weihenstephaner, Spaten and Franizkaner; this stuff is a little mellower and still pretty damn good...

Serving type: can

09-06-2004 23:21:40 | More by mobyfann
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ken3c

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Light Yellow, half inch head reduces to an interesting layer of foam that laces the glass very slightly.

Smells of noble hops and a sense of banana.

Tastes very little sweetness up front and distint noble hops. Very dry. Finishes with a buttery banana sense.

Mouthfeel is tingly and very light.

I'm not in the mood for another but I will be again.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2004 02:30:18 | More by ken3c
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abcsofbeer

Virginia

2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

An ordinary, nothing special German beer. The back of the label says "Because life is too short to drink cheap beer". Pours a pale straw color with a minimal thin white head. There is ample carbonation. The aroma is faintly banana like. The taste is somewhat bland at first, but follows up with a grassy aftertaste. I have noticed that this beer has gained some popularity in the major grocery stores, but I think it's only because it's made in Germany. So So.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2004 00:03:26 | More by abcsofbeer
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This Pils has the classic light, hazy straw color with a moderate, white head.

Smell – The light German hops and delicate grain give this one a beautiful Pils aroma.

Taste – The Premium Verum is expertly blended. The light hops leads things off strongly and carries through, the grain stands tall in the middle, and the subtle sweetness at the end rounds things out.

Mouthfeel – Light-bodied, of course, with a subtle tingly carbonation and a nice, refreshing finish.

Drinkability – This palate-cleansing Pils went down just fine. I would definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2004 17:06:15 | More by RoyalT
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zjungleist

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I used to like this beer a lot, before I knew anything about beer. I made the mistake of pouring it into a glass one day. This beer is one shade darker than water. I remember being so shocked at the color. I expected a much darker beer. No lasting head to speak of. I have to say it is smooth, pretty drinkable. Medium carbonation. Smell is fairly non-descript. Grain, malt... hops?. Taste is the same way. The word "basic" comes to mind. Even slightly watery. Not a bad beer though.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2004 08:29:55 | More by zjungleist
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usualpulp

Texas

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

Pours a golden color with a fluffy white head that leaves a lacing down the glass.

The smell is pretty normal for a pilsner, grain and hops

The big taste here is nice bittering hops, crisp clean flavor, goes down easy. This beer seems to be like most pilsners I've had, they are best when cold, definately a good bbq beer.

Overall it is a nice crisp german pilsner that is a good alternative to the typical american lager, its easy to find, and not all that pricey.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2004 00:38:39 | More by usualpulp
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Dmann

California

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

A good German Pils for a warm summer day. This one poured a medium yellow color with a small white head that did not stick around for long and did note leave much in the way of lace. The dominant smell was malt but just enough hop in there for you to notice. The taste was similar with a good malt flavor but the hops kicked in at the finnish to balance everything out. Mix that with a good mouthfeel and this is a great beer to drink with some brats off the bbq in these warm summer months.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2004 10:53:12 | More by Dmann
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a golden beer with a small head with almost no retention. Aroma is very weak with small touch of malt and sweet coming out of my glass. Taste is also very weak, almost watery with no hops detectable. Very bland and boring pilsner. I guess this could be an OK session beer on a beach down south…

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2004 15:15:36 | More by Phyl21ca
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coasterfreak75

North Carolina

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

The pour was light yellow with a good one inch head that slowly dissapated to a light white foam on top of the beer.

The smell was a standard pilsner, how should I say, pungent skunk with a slight malt overtone.

The drink started with an almost watery tone, somewhere in the middle the malt showed up, then late in the middle the hops came around and held on until the end.

Still, all and all a clean, smooth drinking beer. In my opinion a great beer with German style food.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2004 05:02:52 | More by coasterfreak75
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beertaster13

Washington

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

This is a pilsner done right. Pours the typical pale straw yellow but the frothy head is what stands out from the get go, lacing is minimal but still decent. A very sweet smell from the malt and you can barely tell of hops involved. The taste is smooth, creamy and very refreshing. Grainy and earthy yet very crisp and the hop bitterness leaves that nice puckering with every sip. This is a great pilsner, very cheap as well, you can get a 16oz plus .9 for 1.59. Great deal for a great beer. Perfect for a meal and on those hot BBQ days.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2004 02:33:37 | More by beertaster13
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hobbes2112

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle.

Light copper in color, a little darker than the other pilseners I have had recently.

Floral/grassy aroma, smoothed around the edges.

Taste is quite different than my pilsener experience, in a good way. Bright flavors of a sweetness, malt and for the first time I can honestly taste biscuits. I have seen that written many times before about beers but this is the first time I have found it myself.

I would like a little more carbonation, as this one seems a little flat. With a bit more spark the tastes would come together well.

Even without the extra bite, this goes down well and for the $0.97 that I paid for it this is a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2004 21:40:05 | More by hobbes2112
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very cear and clean light yellow color with a big white foamy head. About half the way through the bottle I could detect a light sweet biscuit aroma, but not much else.There was a grassy/grainy flavor with a smooth bitterness in the finish. I could definitely recomend this to any of my Lager-head friends.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2004 18:30:17 | More by ybnorml
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jimdkc

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale, clear straw color with a modest head. Nicely malty aroma with a bit of hops. Initial taste is slightly sweet followed by malt and some grassy hop spiciness. Thin, fizzy mouthfeel. Clean, smooth finish A pleasant, easy to drink beer, but there are other pilseners that I like better.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2004 01:02:30 | More by jimdkc
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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

Perfectly clear light straw yellow; one of the palest beers that I've ever seen. The off-white head is large after an aggressive pour, is frothystiff and leaves a better than average amount of lace. Typical pilsener nose: pungeant, spicy-floral hops. Hallertauer perhaps?

The flavor is interesting and is a little different from the few other pilseners that I've had. That's not to say better however. The beer is pale malty semi-sweet with plenty of lightly lemony, spicy noble hops. I can't say that I care for the hop bill all that much; which, of course, limits my enjoyment of the beer. The finish isn't really crisp, it's more soft than anything else. Good pils body that is nowhere near thin.

Warsteiner Premium Verum is decent beer, but is only a fraction better than average in the grand scheme of things. Even though it doesn't overly appeal to me, I do appreciate its adding to my growing, but still limited, knowledge of the pilsener style.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2004 22:59:39 | More by BuckeyeNation
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle

Pours with a thin yellow body, fuzzy head, little retention

Smell is malty, sharp with a hint of hoppy aroma

Taste, dry and malty, not much sign of a great pilsner here, overly filtered and pasturized, nothing special

A pretty standard pils, very dull

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2004 20:55:16 | More by cypressbob
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Bierguy5

Ohio

2.42/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a light golden color with a thin white foamy head. The head disappeared quickly with no lace left. The smell was sweet, and slightly skunky. The taste was unnaturally sweet up front, like rice, with a hint of bitterness at the end, with a good amount of skunkyness. Very thin body, and highly carbonated. Not very drinkable to me. I will pass on another one.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2004 04:48:22 | More by Bierguy5
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theozag

Louisiana

3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

this beer really does claim to be "the queen on beers." seriously, i'm not kidding... it's printed right there in german and gold on the label. a somewhat accurate billing, i think. anyway, it pours creamy amber and tumbles heavily into a bold off-white head and a golden body. smells sweet, nutty, and a little like citrus. head fades to whisps of lace after only a minute or two. starts clean, noticably bitter, and sporting a minute citrus taste. this brew is medium bodied and offers a very even, bitter, and practically undefinable taste as it sits on the tongue. once the brew washes away, its finish drags a smooth, malty taste over top of the pervasive hop bitterness. unfortunately, the bitter note remains in teh aftertaste after the malts fade away. the result is a metallic aftertaste that not only lasts, but is also unpleasant. overall, though, a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2004 15:28:40 | More by theozag
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soper2000

Texas

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was actually the first beer I purchased after turning 21, so it is a sentimental favorite for me. It is actually a decent session session beer and i love the mini-kegs for cookouts with my buddies (as they can actually drink this beer). Appearance is a nice clear golden color with a white foam head that lingers for awhile. Smell has a faint note of some hops but is mainly malt as far as i'm concerned. Taste is more of the same, this beer is extremely balanced and nothing really jumps out at me. Mouthfeel is smooth but nothing special. Drinkabilty is good... I can drink this all night

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2004 23:56:35 | More by soper2000
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DPMomutant

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head comes up nice, but fades quickly. Average-sized. Very light golden body, even for a pilsener. Maybe slightly darker than Bud.

Smell is nicely malty. Sure doesn't *smell* like a Bud ;-)

Not as malty in the taste. Taste as a lot more character than the color of the beer would indicate. Dry going down, a little sugar aftertaste comes out.

You can tell from the pour that this is well carbonated and it doesn't disappoint in the mouth. While feeling a bit dry for my taste it is quite lively.

I usually prefer American and British beers but this one is a bit better than some of the other Germans I've tried, although admittedly the Germans I've had are of the "larger brewer" variety so I haven't even come close to exploring them. I could find this a dependable beer I could get a 6er of from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2004 06:20:14 | More by DPMomutant
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BeerBuilder

Minnesota

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

This one was out of a mini-keg.

Pours to a clear golden color with a thick white head. The aroma has a light maltiness with a bit of German hop spiciness. The flavor is clean and crisp with a light hop spiciness. It is light-bodied and easy drinking. Nothing really note worthy with this one.

Sampled 12/13/03

Serving type: can

03-31-2004 15:51:41 | More by BeerBuilder
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brewQ

Missouri

2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep yellow head with white head- good retention, but lace doesn't hold up. Just a hint of grain and sweetness in the nose. This beer is balanced, crafted, timid ... maybe just not my favorite style.It is certainly drinkable.

Note- I gotta admit that their old elitist ad pitch about life is too short to drink cheap beer still sticks with me- I find it too short to drink blah beer. Won't go out of my way for this.

Serving type: can

03-27-2004 05:23:28 | More by brewQ
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, pale, yellow color, with a frothy, white head that has medium retention. Chains of island lace are left down the sides of the pilsener glass.
Aroma has tart, lemonrind and mildewed grass. This hop aroma never becomes skunky and sweetish malt keeps it all in balance.
Mouthfeel reveals a light body and well carbonated beverage, with a slight twinge of hops bitterness.
Taste is lemon-like tart, dry, and crisp. Hints of sweet, pale malt remain in the background. Finish is an assertive, dry, lemonrind, with a white pepper aftertaste.
One of the better European pilseners, in my humble opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2004 20:43:44 | More by merlin48
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WesWes

New York

3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that eventually fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It is a light beer with pale malt and skunky yeast scent. The taste is above average. It has a nice refeshing taste, but is limited to basic pale malt flavor and a bitter, dry finish. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low/medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine German pilsner, but not a favorite of this American drinker.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2004 01:14:12 | More by WesWes
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale straw in colour, slight head with some lacing. Metallic grain aroma, not much else to it. Light grainy flavour, with a metallic aftertaste, could not discern any hops to speak of. Watery mouthfeel, not much body to it, not very pleasant at all to be honest. This was far better from a can, which utterly boggles my mind. Perhaps it may be a freshness issue.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2004 01:50:43 | More by IronDjinn
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

2.58/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wow, I would have sworn this was better, but the bottle I had while in Germany just wasn't as good as the other beers I had been enjoying. Pour wasn't bad looking: pale golden with a thick frothy white head. Unfortunately, the aroma was reminiscent of...cooked vegetables. I found the taste grainy, and the finish was sweeter that I am normally used to. I will try this again if the opportunity arises, but next time I will stick to smaller breweries. It's a shame, as this is considered a permium beer in Germany. Brewed with hop extracts.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2004 12:56:01 | More by PatandDavid
Warsteiner Premium Verum from Warsteiner Brauerei
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