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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,554 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,554
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 26
Gots: 95 | FT: 0
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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 JayQue
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer at the Virginia Beach Octoberfest. Served in opaque plastic cups so I didn't get to to appreciate color too much. Looked typical golden color. Small head that hung in there for a while with little or no lacing (once again plastic cup). This is a good tasting Pilsner, light but with much more flavor than a macro lager. Leaning towards hops vice malt but no real strong taste. Mouthfeel was good, carbonation just right and no real aftertaste. I had this after a horrible tasting Koenig Ludwig Hefe Weizen (until I try it again, I am blaming this one on a keg that might have been tapped the day before!!!). The Warsteiner went down nice after this one. I like stronger tasting beers better, but I wouldn't turn down the Premium Verum if offered one. Would be a good session beer on a warm day or good served with food.

JayQue, Oct 18, 2005
Photo of radshoesbro
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a - light yellow straw color with a reasonable head and no lacing.

s - a very typical "beer" smell. don't know how much sense that makes. small amount of hops.

t - very mild hops, semi-watery and smooth. not very impressed with this one. the dunkel is so much better!! this actually tastes a little flat.

m - very light bodied. good if you've been drinking nothing but darker beers and need a change of pace.

d - huge step up compared to what typical americans think of as "beer"!!

notes: wouldn't have this unless someone offered it to me or if someone decided to buy me a six of it.

radshoesbro, Sep 30, 2005
Photo of BeerBeing
2.6/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz brown glass euro-generic bottle, white and gold on yellow label, gold foiled neck

Appearance: pale straw color, medium head, minor lacing

Smell: sweet malt, hops

Taste: light body, crisp mouth feel, grainy maltiness, hoppiness

Notes: not much to say about it

BeerBeing, Sep 25, 2005
Photo of daliandragon
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Warsteiner is a typical German Pilsner, which for me usually means decent taste but fairly unexciting. It pours a clear yellow with an unimpressive crop of head and a bitter hop blast twinged with cereals.
The taste is reasonably good; light and crisp with the satisfction of the same pleasant bitter taste your nose just enjoyed. This beer is very smooth going down the hatch. Overall decent but nothing to write home about. However I can easily see drinking several of these in front of the tube on a fall Sunday afternoon. Very Drinkable.

daliandragon, Sep 14, 2005
Photo of whynot44
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Nice clear gold color and a decent white head that hangs around moderately well, little lacing.

Mild sweet malt aroma dominated by an herbal hops.

Classic medium bodied Pilsner, predominantly hops flavor with medium bitterness and little sweet malt flavor.

Very pleasant, crisp and refreshing.

whynot44, Sep 04, 2005
Photo of alankwak
4.43/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Boy what a smooth Pils.
Appearance: Very golden light and nearly clear. It's a true pilsner!
Smell: Subtle, little hint of the nice hoppy flavor that awaits. Not a strong smell.
Taste: Well, what really matters...darn good. What is so nice about this beer is the finish...low to no after taste..at least in any negative way. Nice Saaz(I think) hop finish indeed.
Mouthfeel. Very light, again, this is a pilsner.
Drinkability. Whew...all day my friend...not very filling and very enjoyable.
A very good if not great beer.
I give it an A-.

alankwak, Aug 28, 2005
Photo of tjthresh
1.83/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

My brother in law thougth he was hooking me up with this one. Just kind of blah. The best I can muster to say about this beer is that I poured with a nice head. I was also very dry, crisp and I imagine it would be refreshing if I wanted to be refreshed. It just doesn’t taste very good.

tjthresh, Aug 22, 2005
Photo of Viggo
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden yellow, white head forms but goes quick, little lacing. Smell is sweet and malty, little tiny bit of hop presence. Tasty is sweet malt, some citrusy hops, nice clean bitter finish. Thin mouthfeel but the carbonation is nice, not bad at all.

Viggo, Aug 21, 2005
Photo of TheDeuce
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Warsteiner Premium Verum....

Appearance-flaky golden color with a decent amount of foamy yet fizzy head, head slowly dissipitas, color ok.

Smell-lots of barley in the smell, a little hop bite and fusel alcohol followup.

Taste-at first bitter with a dry hop taste but lessens and evens out throughout the sip, finishes semi-sweet and smooth.

Mouthfeel-light with a lingering and significant balance of hops and sweetness, rather refreshing.

Drinkability-on par or better with any I've had of the style, low alcohol is an added bonus.

Overall-at first I thought this beer was going to be a big dissapointment but it certaintly has more than meets the eye, refreshing, flavorful, and not too alcoholic, nice combonation.

TheDeuce, Aug 02, 2005
Photo of jettjon
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber clear with a tiny amount of precipitating carbonation. Medium, whitish head that slowly fades. Unremarkable, hopsy, wheat nose with hints of citrus. Pleasantly bitter mouth with a heavy wheat or grass overtone and a touch of citrus. Average mouthfeel, a bit bubbly which is pleasant. Good drinkability. A slightly bitter finish. Overall, above average.

jettjon, Aug 02, 2005
Photo of HardTarget
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Inspection: Dated (27 Oct 05) brown embossed bottle with label that boast “German Purity Law” since Reinheitsgebot would scare people, and stating that life is too short to drink cheap beer. Amen.

Aroma: Hoppy yeast. Slightly sour noble hop aroma, a bit floral, with a bready yeast.

Appearance: Very clear pale straw glass sporting a fairly frothy snow capped head that has already left trails of lace from the good finger and a half pour.

Flavor: Nice combination with the hops coming to full flavor but not harshly bittering. The malt is barely tasted as a thin bread water background. It has a good clean, crisp, refreshing lager taste. Some light citric flavors show up late in the game.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, thin texture, mild but present carbonation and a lingering pucker for a finish.

Overall Impression: Very drinkable and a good hot weather beer. A good reward for some sweaty work. Flavorful enough to hold interest, light enough to session. Top notch pils in my book.

HardTarget, Jul 29, 2005
Photo of mentor
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle obtained as part of a discount 6-pack in July 2005 and consumed a couple days later. Freshness date is 12 May 06 11:13. Pours a one finger nearly white head over a crystal clear pale straw colored liquid. Smells pils malty with really nice noble hop floral (the hops give some hint of melon in the nose) and some saltine crackers. Hallertauer would be my guess. Taste is quite strong hops, but it's supported nicely with a malt sweet. Hops are noble and taste kinda like mushrooms. Hop bitter is minimal, but comes across late and as kinda flat due to an oily hop character that lays on the tongue. Body is light and carbonation is strong. Not bad for a 'discount rack' purchase.

mentor, Jul 29, 2005
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Warsteiner Premium Verum pours a pale straw golden color with a 1/2" white head. The head fell quickly to a ring. Not much lacing to speak of.

The aroma was perfumey and somewhat floral. Soft hops. Good clean pilsner smell although more subdued than some.

Slightly sweet taste with an ever so slight hop bitterness in the finish. Very approachable. Nothing to write home about or complain about.

The mouthfeel is thin and the beer has a light to medium body. Very drinkable and thirst quenching on a hot day sitiing in my daughters' pool!

Photo of Rootdog316
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Warsteiner PV pours to something of a pale golden color with a nice white foamy head. There’s a good evidence of carbonation although less evidently than other pilsners. A phrase often used in describing this beer is crystal clear, and this is true throughout the whole experience, from the visualization to the nose to the whole taste.

Of course there is much more to this beer’s character. There’s a maltiness in the aroma but also a hint of the hops, which will do nothing to deter the interest of your average drinker. A pleasing note about this brew is the evidence of the hops not just in the aftertaste but also from the front to the back of the palate. It’s never particularly dry at any time, except for a hint of bitterness in the finish, thanks to a good balance of sweet maltiness. Overall it drinks very easily, and satisfies without challenging the tastebuds too strongly.

Rootdog316, Jul 23, 2005
Photo of brentk56
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a clear light golden body with a little white head that quickly fades to a ringlet; no lacing

Smell: Very Germanic; grassy, herbacious and biscuity

Taste: Starts out clean with a cracker malt flavor; finishes bitter with a herbacious hops flash

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and well-carbonated

Drinkability: A good quaffer when the mercury tops 90 degrees

brentk56, Jul 18, 2005
Photo of beeroclock
3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has a light color w/ a small frothy head. The smell is very faint, but decent. It has a malty taste, that at first tastes rather tart. After the bottle you crave another. Not a bad beer, I've had alot better, but I would drink it again. Its $12 for a 12 pack at Publix here, not a bad choice for the price.

beeroclock, Jul 16, 2005
Photo of palliko
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is a very pale translucent golden color, some foam and lacing. Aroma is sweet malt with only a hint of hops. This a very dry beer with some metallic notes in the initial taste. Leaves the palate clean and has little aftertaste. A good choice if nothing else is on tap, but a little too ordinary for me. Refreshing and good on a hot day.

palliko, Jul 12, 2005
Photo of Litterbean
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty standard beer. Nothing to note in the appearance, smell, or taste. A basic pilsner. Looks a bit yellow, but fairly clear. Clean smelling, with an earthy smell, and the taste is sweet but with some slight, biting bitterness from the hops at the end.

Litterbean, Jul 12, 2005
Photo of Backer2004
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this froma mini keg that can be found at the local grocery store for $15. Pull and twist tap to it, serves perhaps 30 pints? Anyway, very creamy mouthfeel, clear and crisp appearance. Pours a terrible head but their may be other factors to this as well. Could drink this one all evening, but moved on to try something different.

Backer2004, Jul 10, 2005
Photo of blackthistle
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Warsteiner Pils is straw-colored, lighter than Pilsner Urquell, with a dense rich head of foam. It has a light malt aroma followed by a slightly spicy hops aroma. This German Pilsner has a light, dry, soft malt taste, followed by a stong hop bitterness. Very thirst-quenching.

blackthistle, Jul 08, 2005
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is what I compare other pilsners to when reveiwing.
Looks medium straw in color with generous carbonation. Forms a snow white head that gets chunky as it falls. Smells slightly malty and grainy (in a good way). Slight souring and subtle hopping. Tastes lightly malty and vegetable like. Holds a firm body with creamyness and slight hop flavoring. Bittered only for balance. Finish is of pure grains and slight yeast. Obviously a bohemian beer without the 'skunky' flavors and aromas that usually accompany. A terrifically clean and refreshing beer. Flavors are more prominant than in most lagers, makes this beer a stand out.

BEERchitect, Jun 28, 2005
Photo of NiceGuyMike
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearence: very pale with decent head and no lacing (even though it tries). Some bubbles stream their way to the top which is nice.
Smell: smells like beer. A little hops, very little malts.
Taste: Looks and smells are deceiving. This is a tastey brew. A bit spicy with perfect bitterness, light malts and hops accompanies the rest.
Mouthfeel: light bodied with nice carbonation.
Drinkability: Yet another brew I can and will drink all night.

Notes: I made some wild mushroom rissoto while drinking this, a great match. Good stuff.

NiceGuyMike, Jun 20, 2005
Photo of kmpitz2
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice pale straw color with a 2 finger head that falls to a small oating over the brew. The nose is pretty grainey with a slight honey-touched sweetness, but mostly grainey. The flavor is mostly grainey, with a small blast of noble hop in the middle and a grainey harshness on the finish. Not bad at all. The feel is moderate, with a pretty active carbonation that dances lightly on my tongue. I have to say, this is a nice beer for a warm night. The flavor is a little too much on the grainey side, but its still not bad. Highly drinkable and refreshing.

kmpitz2, May 31, 2005
Photo of Realale
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale gold. A touch sickly, really. Strange bright white head that is a combination of very large and very fine bubbles. Initially impressive, but dissipates quickly.

Nose is a lovely combination of soft, slightly toasty malt with spicy, earthy hops. Bit of mineral freshness to it as well. Very nice.

Light side of medium in the mouth. Less intense than the nose, but still nicely balanced between slightly sweet, lightly toasted malt and good spicy hop flavor and bitterness.

Sweetness wins out on the decently long finish. A nice session pils from the bargain bin. This sample from an impeccably fresh closed 12 pack with a best before date of Feb. 24, 2006.

Realale, May 30, 2005
Photo of Pepeton
4.08/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is, no doubt, a Summer beer. At least for me it is.

Pours a yellow, almost golden --not quite, but almost-- beer. Small head and no almost lacing.

Lager smell, at least not of adjuncts. Malts, no doubt.

Taste is crisp, refreshing, even has some sweetness.

Nice hoppy aftertaste, little dry, though.

Wish I could have this one more often in my steamy hot Mexico Northeastern Summer.


Pepeton, May 29, 2005
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