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Ratings: 1,619
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 27
Gots: 123 | 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 arnulfooxblood
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

Appearance-Golden and crystal clear. 1cm head. Looks pretty appetizing.

Taste-Nice, sharp and crisp.

Mouthfeel-good carbonation, a bit of bite.

Drinkability--Very easy to have a few of these.

Notes--very good drinkable pilsner.

4.75/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


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

Pale gold color, with good head and some lacing. Not much in the way of smell, just some random hints of malt and hops. Taste is pretty nondescript. Nothing at all objecitonable. Slightly grassy and citrusy hops on a malt base. Mouthfeel is fairly light, with pretty good carbonation. Drinkability is moderate. I'd take it over an AML any day, but probably not something I would pick up in the store.

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

Apparently this is the official beer of Lufthansa, it was all they were serving on our way to Munich. Served to me in a bottle, it had a strong hoppy smell. It tasted exactly as it smelt. It had a loose, wet mouthfeel. It was quite drinkable, but left a slight film on my tongue. Average, but I had another, and another. It was a long flight.

Photo of Hibernator
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Warsteiner Premium Verum
12 oz brown bottle
Freshness date on the back label - 08 MAR 07 16:05
Served in a pilsner glass

Pours a bubbly golden straw yellow with a mini white head on top. Nice trails of mini carbonation bubbles race to the top of the glass.

Whiffs of sweet grains, spicy hops and apple sauce.

Honey sweetness on the malt side with flavors of rich grains. A grassy herbal quality takes over with an enjoyable baby hop snap on the finish. I like how soft and smooth the mouthfeel is for a German Pilsner.

Nothing spectular, but a rather solid beer overall for the style.

Photo of Noxious26
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml can poured in a pilsner glass.

Clear, golden in colour. White head is one inch on the pour and settles to a solid 1/8 inch cap. Nice lacing.

Grassy, noble, herbal hops with a light bready background makes for an enticing aroma.

Light malt sweetness and the noble hops balance out nicely at the start. In the middle the hops start to out pace the malt leading to a mildly bitter noble hop finish. Aftertaste is mild noble hops, but not bitter, just flavour.

Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Crisp and clean.

Much better in a can than in a bottle. A genuine pleasure on a hot summer day.

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

Man, this is the best-looking pilsner I've seen in forever. Bright new brass color is crystal clear and the head on this beer is huge. It stays for the entire time I drink my massive 22oz serving and leaves a great lacing. I couldn't really smell (smokey bar) but I'll assume it was a nice puchy noble hop smell based on the taste. Speaking of which, very simple but bold and balanced. Rather on the sweet side for a pilsner, but balanced by the drying power of a very forceful hop bitter. Has that Hienekin/ Grolsch kind of crisp, snappy finish. Mouthfeel is a little stingy. Forgot how good this stuff is. I drank quite a bit.

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

Drank this in 'Cochem -on-the -Mosel' at an outside table, people watching, a great hobbie of mine!

Sunny, warm and calm. A half litre handled glass is brought over to me, full of foaming beer, it looks good, no great smell, but it is a lager (sorry, pilsner).

As others have said, it is fairly dry to the taste and has a touch of flavour compared to some German beers. I have drank it many times in the past, draught, bottled and canned, it is a fine example of a better German Pilsner in my opinion.

Photo of cjgator3
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale yellow color with a nice creamy head. Aroma is the typical lager smell with grain, grass, and a slightly spicey hop aroma. Taste is actually pretty flavorful for a lager. This is one of the best hopped lagers I have tried. Overall this is a decent brew that ranks towards the top of my favorite lagers.

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

Someone gave me tis beer for free to see what I thought.
Drank out of the bottle, but was able to see nice head retention and form head.
Sweet malty aroma.
Tastes like a typical german lager. A little more flavor than american beers, but still a sort of thirst quencher, not a lot of flavors that get in the way.
Crisp carbonation, goes down very smooth.
While this beer was alright, I was offered another one and declined.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I actually got the first few pints of a mini-keg.

Emence 3" and bright white foamy head. Pale gold, pretty active.

Smells mostly wheaty and yiesty. Slight maltyness, slight hop.

Taste like an average German Pils to me, Wheaty and bready mild hop but sorta watered-down, so to speak.

Feels very clean and crisp but really light.

Not bad.

Photo of mithrascruor
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale yellow with some bubbles that continue to rise to the surface for a while. Head is fairly frothy and airy, but not very thick.

Smell: This beer smells of light grains with slightly sweet malts. A bit of spicy hops are present as well.

Taste: Light, sweet malts, grains, and fresh grasses. A rather crisp and fresh taste. The spicy hops come out a bit later. Well balanced, though sometimes the aftertaste is a bit skewed with a weird bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied, and fairly smooth (with a slight bit of grainyness). A noticable amount of crisp carbonation as well.

Drinkability: A very drinkable beer with a fairly low abv. Carbonation can sometimes be a bit distracting, however.

Overall, a very good German Pilsner. Nice taste, feel, smell, etc. Widely available and beats all of those other things at the store that claim to be German Pilsners. Give it a try, and don't be surprised if you end up getting it again!

Photo of allengarvin
4.35/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautifully clear and brilliant pale gold, with a good half-inch of light froth atop it. Clean, sweet malt nose with a dusty hop aroma Light, grainy malt flavor with a lots of hop presence, both good bitterness and a flowery, grassy hop flavor. Clean finish with some prolonged bitter flavor. Light bodied, neutral texture.

In my opinion, one of the top German pils available in the US. I find the low reviews a bit inexplicable, as this is a very good example of the style. Perfectly balanced and refreshing.

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

The smell of this good looking straw yellow beer is of faint bread and yeast. A good inch and a half worth of foam lining up in a pint glass. Served very cold (~3 degree celcius). The taste is clean and simple: bread and yeast slight hop bitterness, yet without tasting like water. The clean and refreshing taste makes the beer very drinkable and quaffable.

I have had this beer many times before in the past, and I have remember this beer to be slighly sweet. This beer works very well on a very hot day when one may be tired and thirsty. Great for quaffing.

Photo of supercolter
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a bit above average, not very much head or lacing but a bright golden color that looks nice.
Smell is nice, there is some dry malt and a bit of sour hops.
Taste is about the same but more life comes through as you drink further into the glass.
Mouthfeel is not too carbonated but has some life, and same with the drinkability.

Photo of spaceranger
4.28/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pilsner, Lager, Pilsner, Lager. Who freakin' cares? This is the shit. Germans make the best F-'n beer in the world. EVERYbody knows this. And Warsteiner is one of 'em. At first I thought this was just an average (great) German beer. But, out on the lake today, with time to relax and reflect on the aroma, taste, freshness and refreshing aspects of this brew, I must say it is a wonderful production. I will buy this beer again and again. "Es schmeckt grob" holle ya...hell yes.

Photo of RenoZymurgist
4.05/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours aclear straw color with a foamy white head that sticks around nicely leaving a small amout of lace on the glass.
The aroma is nice and malty with a dry pilsner malt aroma that reminds me of the taste of freshly crushed Weyermann's Pilsner malt.
The taste is a dry pale malt flavor with an herbal hop bitterness that finishes with a slightly lingering bitterness on the tongue. the beer finishes very clean and due to being stored in an amber bottle the beer tastes very fresh.
The mouthfeel is a crisp rush of carbonation tha is balanced just barely by the body of the beer. The crispness of the carbonation dosen't overpower so that this beer isn't too bitter.
This is a classic example of a German Pils and I would recomend anyone to try it as it is a very flavorful and fresh beer.

Photo of edmundfitzoil
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass. Best by date of July 27, 2006.

The beer poured intially with a large, big bubbled head that peaked above the top of the glass but broke apart quickly and dissipated. The beer was pale gold colored with a constant stream of Co2 bubbles rising in the glass. The smell was straight pilsner malt, simple but pleasant and expected. The flavor was a light, clean maltiness with a very clean, dry finish. A light mouthfeel and thirst quenching drinkability.

Notes: This one will win no awards from other BA's because of its readily available nature, but it's one solid and very available beer that is nice on a hot, humid day.

Photo of tugdriver7
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden, sparkling, with decent foamy head that stays long enough to get it on your lip. The hops hit you like a pils in the initial taste, but the flavor mellows over time. Refreshing, good tasting and easily one of the best German "macros" available in the US. Beer lovers I know who have tried it on tap in Germany say it's even better that way. No surprise there. [Side note: Until this year (2006), "Warsteiner" was emblazoned across the chest of McLaren's Formula 1 driver uniforms. The team hasn't done so well since they lost Warsteiner as a sponsor.]

Photo of jpkoch1962
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle at 50 deg F. Pours a deep golden color with a thick head and very nice lacing. I cannot detect any hop aroma, but detect slight toasty maltiness. Up front there is a definite smoothness that is lightly sweet. The middle is dry with a very clean crisp finish that is only mildly bitter

Premium Verum is advertised as a Pilsner (I'm assuming a German Pilsener), but it has the body and taste profile of a Central German Export. There is virtually none of the hop bite that is typical of German Pilseners. Overall, this is a very good lager, but a pilsener it is not.

Photo of rowew
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, best by date marked on the label.

Appearance: Light yellow and completely clear. Thin head, but it leaves a bit of lacing. Light bubbling.

Smell: Clean grain and a light whiff of sulphur.

Taste: Clean grain taste at first, then a bit of floral hops. Finishes very dry.

Overall impression: Very simple, but well done. Nice pilsener for the warm summer days. Nice session beer.

Photo of allergictomacros
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear straw. Huge, rocky head, with some staying power and cling.

S - Crisp with a touch of skunky hops. Some sweetness in the nose.

T - Mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Up front it's grainy malt and some spicy hops. Quite sweet as well.

M - Light bodied and refreshing.

D - Not bad at all. Finishing bitterness isn't nearly as harsh as some other pils'. Not overly flavourful, but reasonable for the style I think.

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

The local store had a huge stack of can suitcases on hand to coincide with Germany hosting the World Cup. Well, never one to pass up a decent good, I grabbed a case and figured it would be a subsitute for the Stroh's in my summer beer 'fridge in the garage. The style suites outside drinking on a hot day after lawn mowing. This one pours out to a nice, golden color with a good size head that gives off aromas of bread dough and light lemon. The taste is solid with some malty, bread-like qualities giving way to a slight, but firm hop taste on the swallow. A nice session beer for outside. I can see putting a few of these down with some BBQ-d steaks or burgers.

Photo of trevorwideman
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml can poured into a pilsner glass. Average looking pour, pale straw colouring, medium head that subsides quickly, very little lacing, and mild carbonation. Aroma is very bready and malty, pretty sweet, a bit flowery. Slight earthy noble hop aroma, pretty average smelling Pilsner.

On first taste the hops shine through much more than I expected. Good bitterness to counteract what I thought might be a extremely malty brew. Bready as well, and a bit of a piney taste I can't quite put my finger on. Mouthfeel is medium in the carbonation department, crisp on the palate, sticky and a bit oily. Goes down dry and easy. An extremely refreshing pilsner.

Photo of IntriqKen
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty nice ice-cold summer brew.
Very pale clear yellow almost to the point of a whit beer except clear. Nice single finger head that melts quickly to decent lacing which seems to laste.
Aroma is nice light sweet malt, maybe a little biscuit, and a whiff of sharp hops
Taste is like the smell...light sweetness followed by sharp clean hops, then a bready yeast hint with an aftertaste of the sharp fresh hops.
Mouthfeel is full with tiny carbonation and very clean and crisp.
Nice beer to session on a summer afternoon. Very light and pale....not distinctive, just very thirst quenching without being obnoxious in any way.

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