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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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Ratings: 1,656
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 32
Gots: 150 | 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 mattcrill
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
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
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
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
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
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
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
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
2.87/5  rDev -16.3%
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
1.87/5  rDev -45.5%
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
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
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
3.5/5  rDev +2%
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
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
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
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
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
3.98/5  rDev +16%
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
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
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
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
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
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
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
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of surcorx
2.6/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was properly chilled. It was placed in the proper glass and was consumed during a bizarre Bears whooping of the Giants. Both were almost a waste of time. But as time progressed the Bears and the beer came into their own.

The appearance of this beer is typical--light straw. Also, it contained almost no foam whatsoever. The beer is visually boring on all accounts.

The smell was truly unfortunate as it carried the dreaded skunk spoiled smell. It definitely reminded me of a Heineken or Becks. However, the smell did dissipate as time progressed.

The taste was typical of a pills but sub par. It starts somewhat sweet and quickly finishes bitterly and sour. Honestly, I do not understand why people rate this higher. There are so many better beers in this category. To its credit, as time progressed it did improve, but barely.

Its mouthfeel is fine with a pure tightly carbonated bite that is enjoyable. Someone here said that it would be good to enjoy while mowing the law. That just about says it all.

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

Presentation was a brown 12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
Appearance is a bright golden yellow color with a thin bright white head. A average looking beer right here.

Smell is very clean with a light malt crispyness, with a very small wiff of hops inbeded within.

Taste is like the smell, very clean crisp taste which is very refreshing after a long day of work. This is def. a session beer with a very high drinkability.

Mouthfeel is pretty light and the beer goes down very smooth, a lot nicer then a lot of the American swill that is around here.

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

This beer pours a clear golden yellow color that is lighter than you'd expect. There is a foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is hoppy, a tad bitter, with slight nodes of malt. Grass/leaves in there as well.

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It is not your run-of-the-mill pilsner, as it is much less bitter and has more of a malt overtone to it than one would expected. The big noble hops are still there, but much more reserved. There is a nice balance here. Mouthfeel is crisp and the beer finishes ok.

This is a drinkable beer for all intent and purposes, and I would reccommend if you're looking for something on the light side that's not overly bitter. A solid beer.

Photo of torchedpunk
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a 12 pack of this from the local store, still on the look out for the dunkel lager but I wanted to see what Warsteiner has to offer.

Appearance- Thin head the dissolves quickly, has a very light color, almost like a white wine. has a steady flow of carbonation.

Smell- Very subtle smell, what you would expect from a pilsner.

Taste- Smooth taste, very light and a good example of a tried and true pilsner. I'd say this is the way to go if your buddy wants a light beer and you don't want to see him settle for a macro.

mouthfeel- nicely carbonated, smooth and thin consistency. Right where it should be.

Drinkability- I probably won't pick this guy up again only cause I'm a Lager kinda guy. this is a great choice for a hot day when your not up for a wheat beer.

Notes- Give this one a try when the weather is warmer. Really showed me that Warsteiner is a good company that has alot to offer. I wasn't disappointed, but I'll keep on the look out for some dunkel lager.

Photo of afinepilsner
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle

Warsteiner Premium Verum was pale golden in color with a white head. The head was meduim in size to start with, but was soon reduced to a thin spotty layer. The aroma was noble hops and light malt. The taste was about the same as the aroma, crisp with a dry finish. The body was medium-light with plenty of carbonation. Drinkability was very good. This was my first "good beer" and opened my eyes to a bigger world of beer. It is still something I purchace a couple times a year.

Warsteiner Premium Verum from Warsteiner Brauerei
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