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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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Ratings: 1,667
Reviews: 816
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 32
Gots: 157 | FT: 1
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Germany

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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Ratings: 1,667 | Reviews: 816
Photo of berserker256
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Photo of John1985
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of livingregret
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of plaid75
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of treehugger02010
3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

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.

Photo of AlexLMS
2.77/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of TheSarge
1.48/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

Photo of Ricochet
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of goschool
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of kevman527
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First found this beer while on vacation, then found it again back home. A nice golden color, no cloudiness. There were no noticeable scents, a clean smelling beer. The taste was nothing too special but, it was very crisp and refreshing after a long day. Very easy to drink down, with virtually no bitterness or aftertaste. I would recommend it to someone who is looking for a clean easy drinking beer.

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

This was from a 500ml (25oz.) bottle from the cold beer section of a local market. Paid $1.69 US.
Pours pale gold with a quickly receeding white fluffy head. Some modest lacing near the top. Aroma is grassy and a touch of the skunk which quickly disappears. Taste is mostly bitter. The hop component is slightly thin. The malts are there but with no real character. Overall a very ordinary Pils. Mouthfeel is a bit watery and it has a dry bitter somewhat metallic finish. Best before date is two months from now.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle, purchased at the Cost Plus World Market, best before 12/13/07

A: Average pale yellow lager color, with white head which dies quickly.

S: First sniff is Saaz hops, also malts become more upfront as the beer warms.

T: Dry malt taste, with some noble hops holding it together.

M: Mouthfeel is quite good, light on the palate, but not thin or watery.

D: Quite quaffable, quenches a summer thirst, and the aftertaste is of pleasant hops, but there are other German lagers I like more.

Photo of giblet
3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

my daddy gave me my first. we had it in Copper Harbor Michigan along with planked fish. yum!

we have given this back and forth as presents for christmas and birthdays.

it is easy to drink and you can have a few or more without getting too filled up. it is a light german brew. i recomend it to people who like the lighter styles.

suckem up and movem out!

giblet

Photo of gmfessen
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a perfectly clear light gold with a two-finger, bubbly head. Smell is nothing noteworthy, slightly sweet and fruity. The taste also has a slight fruitiness to it, but there is also graininess about it that seems a little off. The mouthfeel is light and crisp. This beer is decently drinkable but I just don't see myself buying any more of it.

Photo of gotweid
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Want to get your buddies away from the American Macro's? Then have them try this. From 12oz bottle with best before date of 12/4/07. Small, maybe 1" head and very pale golden in color. Decent carbonation..I like the little bubbles that come to the top. Slight lacing. Faint, sweet smell detecting a little bitterness to come. Very smooth tasting. Somewhat sweet, somewhat bitter with a nice balance of carbonation and some grains. Not too complex at all. Leaves a hint of bitterness when she goes down and stays with you a while. Very drinkable, a not so complex beer that's fun to drink. Great chilled summer beer.

Photo of ghostmech007
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Pale golden straw in color. Good head with lots of froath and left rings of lace everywhere.

Very clean malt with a slight sweetness.

Moderate body coupled with a nice crisp carbonation that really lets loose on the taste buds. Nice maltiness but very dry on the tongue. Hops are almost not there but leaves a small tinge. Dry finish with a big herbal note.

A good pils. Better than some of the other ones you see on the rack. Nice summer day pilsner.

Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap in a bar in NYC -

Pours golden. Carbonated bubbles quickly rise to the top. A thin head recedes to a thin cover that eventually fades away. Some lacing sticks to glass.

The smell is grassy/earthy.

The taste is oily hops, grassy, nutty. Sweet graininess with oily hops. Nice nutty, crisp finish. Very smooth.

This one is better on-tap than in a bottle. The oily hops and nutty character emerge more. Works wonders - refreshing with a good amount of residual taste - in hot, humid weather. Light and refreshing while remaining tasty.

Photo of Kendo
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale yellow with a 1/2-finger white head and lots of bubbles rising to refortify. No lacing on the way down.

S: A faint grainy scent to it, along with some florally hops. But pretty faint all around.

T: Grain husks and a slightly earthy funkiness, followed by florally hops with a spicy bite and a hint of lemon. A tad bit sweeter than expected however, instead of crisp.

M: Light in body, with a spritzy/fizzy feel to it.

D: Pretty good. Low in alcohol, light in body and flavor means this one goes down pretty easily when it's good and cold.

Photo of jar2574
2.23/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear light yellow color, poured out of a bottle and into a pint glass. Average head retention and carbonation.

No smell to speak of, except for a vague skunky odor.

Bitter flavored water. Not enough depth. Thin and inconsequential.

This could be passable if I was really thirsty and wanted a beer, but I usually love pilsners and expect better.

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

Pours a very pale straw with a thinnish head that leaves a little cling to the sides of my pint glass. Hops come out most int he nose with lots of jasmine and tea. Malt smells crisp but has a bit of graininess to it. Has a bit of a "brothiness" in the nose which is odd. The flavor leaves a lot to be desired as the hops come up flat and poorly mix with the overall sweet malty body. Carbonation needs to be more lively in the mouthfeel. I'm sure this would be refreshing on a hot day, but the flavors don't do it for me.

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

Pale yellow/golden beer, head doesn't stay long but leaves a little lacing.

Aroma on this bottle is a bit tainted due to skunkification. Beneath that lies a simple, balanced, light beer. Honey and straw.

Taste is lightly sweet grainy malt with straw dust and ends with a soft bitterness combined with faint earthy note.

Overall: Light and refreshing, would have been better without the skunkiness, but it is a simple beer, and the hops are not in such high doses that it was ruined by the skunkiness.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very bright golden yellow out of the bottle into a tall pilsner glass. Lots of carbonation and a big white head. Light grainey like smell with a hint of some fruit in the back. Very crisp, clean and refreshing, very nice pilsner and a fine german brew. I really liked this and it was a nice classic german pilsner. Not too complicated but perfect for the spot. A good call for sure.

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