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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,553 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,553
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 3Vandoo
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice golden beer with great carbonisation! The head dissapeard quite quicky actually I put my glass on my desk went 20 seconds to the bathroom and came back, no more head I've looked under the desk, behind the keyboard and I just gave it and said to myself" it's gone!"

Smell: At first I've noticed some fruity ester but very very very shy notes.
I also noticed a smell of donuts, mind me I am crazy but my beer does smell like pastries! No joke, there some notes of pastries like donuts, maybe some kind of ceral flavours I can't say.

Taste of cereals, some reminds of hop, a shy bitterness, some note of fruity ester that are shy of banana.

3Vandoo, Apr 29, 2005
Photo of cncbofh
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden straw color... rather pale. Nice carbonated fizzy head that popped under my nose like vernors.

The smell of the Pilsener malt is very noticeable here with a small tang of hoppy bitterness and a strange salty earth scent that I could not place.

Again, the taste was filled with Pilsener malt. There was a lot of carbonation that danced in my mouth and it played well with the maltiness and light earthy hops. There was a strange sour metallic taste and a slight astringency that just didn't seem right. The finish was crisp and somewhat lip-smacking dry.

Overall it was an average beer. The maltiness was nice, but the hops and the strange astringent flavors detracted from what would have been a great session beer.

cncbofh, Apr 11, 2005
Photo of optikon44
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

As stated before, my beer poured a straw yellow. A bit of carbonation bubbled up, but barely noticeable. The head was a decent size, but laden with lots of big bubbles. Thus it was gone before I sat down. All that remained was a thin ring (1 cm thin) hugging the sides of the glass.

To me this beer has a really good smell. Lots of sweet but delicate malt, with a pinch of pungent hop.

The taste compares well with the smell, mainly offering additional graininess to the malts, and the afforementioned sour effect. The sour effect is mild and in the finish, but is the reason the taste only gets a 4. I'm assuming it's the kind of yeast they use.

Overall, it's an easy drinking beer perfect for enjoying during the spring and summer. I will keep some on hand throughout.

optikon44, Apr 07, 2005
Photo of jasonpeckins32
2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a very clear straw yellow color. An okay airy looking small-sized head at first, but it disappears almost before I even have a chance to take my first drink. I'm really having trouble detecting any smell at all from this beer, possibly a faint malt scent guided with a grainy approach. The taste is simple at first, followed by a souring affect. Not quite bitter, more sour. Interesting. The mouthfeel is average for the style, maybe a little too watery. Overall this is not a bad beer, not incredible either, but good enough to help myself to another once this one is gone.

jasonpeckins32, Apr 07, 2005
Photo of Riggo
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is clear and golden with an airy, bone-white head. Head retention is low, as is lacing. Smell, minerally, clean, and limey/lemony. Taste is suprisingly sweet, balanced with a prickly dryness on the tongue. Despite this dryness however, very little sign of hops in flavor. And the sweetness really stays up front, not really being toned down enough by bitterness for my tastes. Mouthfeel is spritzy on the tongue though overall not highly-carbonated, which is nice. Quaffability would increase with less sweetness and more balance from the dry side of things. Needs more hops. Still, a clean, fresh-tasting lager. Refreshing, but ultimately too middle of the road and too sweet.

Riggo, Mar 31, 2005
Photo of Boilermaker88
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one of those "buck-a-beer" selections I sometimes make at my local Trader Joe's. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pils glass.
Appearance: clear straight-up yellow color, modest carbonation, and a one-finger bubbly white head that lingered for a couple minutes before receding to a small cap. Swirling the glass brought the head back momentarily. No lace.
Smell: grainy malt aroma resembling a hayfield in a drought. Very minor herbal hops note somewhat suppressed by a faint sourness.
Taste: clean malt taste, moderately grassy, out of the gate. A touch of fruity sweetness ran neck-and-neck with the grain flavor through the middle. Herbal hops bittering surged to the lead in the finish and stamped a bitter signature on the back of the tongue long after each taste was gone.
Feel: crisp, clean and refreshing.
Drinkability: quite good, actually. I kind of have to be in the mood for this style but Warsteiner Premium Verum proved to be a good session beer to accompany a weekend of college basketball.

Boilermaker88, Mar 28, 2005
Photo of shertzogovina
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12-oz bottle into a 0.2L Warsteiner glass.
Freshness date on the back label (July 2005).
Pours amazingly clean pale yellow straw. Very pale. special glass gives
a generous white head that disappears pretty quickly leaving almost no lace. some made-for-order bubbles floating around.
Smell of light malts and nothing much other than that.
Tastes very clean light-coloured malt flavors with low bitterness and a touch of sweetness.
Very smooth, low-medium body with dry finish.
Not one of my favorite types of beer but still drinkable and much better that the average American macro lagers.

shertzogovina, Mar 22, 2005
Photo of swid
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Warsteiner Premium Verum pours a light gold color. A large white head forms with large individual bubbles and dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation and lacing. The aroma is quite malty and grainy, with a bit of hop aroma; there's nothing to add or detract from the smell.

The taste is very standard for a pilsener - malty and somewhat grainy. The hop bitterness appears after a little bit, but it does little to impact the flavor. The mouthfull is very thin, and a bit more watered-down than one would expect from a relatively traditional German pilsener. The aftertaste isn't quite as crisp and clean as one would expect, either. If it wasn't for the German purity law emblazoned on the bottle, I'd almost begin to wonder if there were adjuncts in this beer somewhere.

Overall, this is a run-of-the-mill German lager. It's a step above the German macrolager, but it's nothing special, either. It's worth a try.

swid, Mar 07, 2005
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Premium Verum pours golden wheat a color with an average head. Highly carbonated. The smell is strong of grainy aroma, maybe just a little too strong for the style. Taste is fresh and grainy. Light sweet taste is also noted in the mix. Drinkability is very good. This isn't the best from Germany, but for the price is definently a good deal.

Gagnonsux, Mar 02, 2005
Photo of pootz
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1/2 liter can. Pours a pale straw with a 1 finger fizzy head not great retention moderate lacing. Little aroma...some detectable sweetness over slight herbal tones. Wet mouth feel, some bready malt, some herbal hops, finishes fast and clean...seems like an average German Pilsner to me...slightly better than domestic mega suds and almost as indistinct.

pootz, Feb 27, 2005
Photo of tgbljb
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

enjoyed at local restaurant with BA mtanji

served in warsteiner glass (I was impressed)

nice head and nose, complimented appetizer of toasted ravioli and crab dip well, clean crisp taste, good example of this type of beer, but nothing exceptional

Would drink again

tgbljb, Feb 27, 2005
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks like this is your best choice when they serve beer on a Lufthansa flight, unless you prefer Becks. This turned out to be just a notch above most beers of its kind. Its character actually lets the mild hop profile come through. Still hard to get past the fact that it looks and pours just like a Miller.

DrunkMcDermott, Feb 25, 2005
Photo of Maestro
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was an okay pilsner...but nothing spectacular. White, bubbly head atop a golden brew. There is little to no lacing on the glass. There is a grassy smell to this beer and it seems to take control. The malts are light and crisp with a bit of sweetness. Prepare yourself for an average beer.

Maestro, Feb 13, 2005
Photo of Barraclou
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Brown 330ml bottle.

Appearance: Pale golden and half a finger of foam. It can be improved.

Smell: A very nice hops smell. Quite exceptionnal for a pilsner.

Taste: A tasty pilsner. Sweetness and some bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Interesting, but it misses something between the first taste and the final aftertaste, if you see what I mean.

Drinkability: A good pilsner. Much better than Labatt Blue and co.

Barraclou, Feb 13, 2005
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Limpid dull urine in color. Initally frothy head gone in an instant. Thin ring at the edge but, alas, no lacing. Aroms are sweet. Not much else...perhaps some earthen hops? Flavor is average. Not too bad, but nothing stellar. Crisp and dry, with a dash of sweetness up front, followed closely by a husk-like grain flavor, and ended with a bitter hop aftertaste that was short-lived. Decent body and mouthfeel for a pilsener. Drinkable? Sure. Would taste much better on a hot and humid Richmond day.

OldFrothingSlosh, Feb 08, 2005
Photo of watermelonman
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured to a very light shade of gold with a typical medium and quickly fading head. There's only a line or two of lace.

The smell brings nothing but light malts. Hops accent the taste but do not dominate. Meanwhile, the mouthfeel is pretty thin.

This is a fairly plain beer, but there isn't anything too bad about it.

watermelonman, Jan 30, 2005
Photo of Ahhdball
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Except for the one in front of me I haven't had one of these in a long time.
Malt aroma with a hint of floral hops.
A nice crisp clean hop flavor, the sweet malt molds excellently with the hop bite.
Smooth clean mouthfeel, very refreshing, very drinkable. Great session or after a hard day outside (or in my case behind the computer).

Ahhdball, Jan 03, 2005
Photo of TastyTaste
1.9/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Clear gold/straw color, medium head fades to tiny bubbles. Smmells like just another middle of the road boring euro lager (grass and cereal). Taste is extremely grassy, though, setting itself apart from other euros, but not necessarily in a good way. Grassy sweetness gets cloyying towards the bottom of the glass, one of the only beers that I have had that is spicy because of malt.

TastyTaste, Dec 29, 2004
Photo of SheepNutz
3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into a pint glass. It pours a light gold color with one finger of head that dies off slowly. There is just a little lacing. The smell is barely there. A little bit of light toasted malt and some grassiness, but that's about it. The taste is also very light, but there's a good malty base and a touch of hops on the finish. The mouthfeel is light and watery. The drinkability is good though. Just your average german helles lager.

SheepNutz, Dec 28, 2004
Photo of GClarkage
4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/20/04- Purchased at Trader Joes in San Mateo, CA

Presentation- 12 oz bottle with no born on or expiration date. Poured into by 16 oz pils glass.

Appearance- Nice large foamy head that evaporates over time. Light staw yellow color and average lacing.

Smell- Mostly malt and some sweetness on the side.

Taste- Very crisp and malty backbone. A tad of a sweet tinge to it.
Maybe a few hops in the mix also.

Mouthfeel- Nicely carbonated and a decent amount of flavor make this a medium mouthfeel.

Drinkability- One of my top two pils probably. Ranks right up there with Radeberger IMO.

GClarkage, Dec 20, 2004
Photo of Opethsprite
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale and golden, but not washed out in color. Nice head that thins but doesn't completely disappear is nearly pure white.

Smell: Hops are the first thing that I can notice, followed by a metallic lemon-lime scent. Slightly skunky, but not offensive.

Taste: There is a strange taste of parsley and woody finish, but overall, the taste is too processed. Also, it seems that the carbonation overshadows any more subtle tastes involved.

Mouthfeel: Relatively thin with a dry finish Again, the carbonation plays a huge role here.

Drinkability: This one suits me just fine. Not something I could drink all the time, but it's a decent beer overall!

Opethsprite, Dec 16, 2004
Photo of ffboooboo
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours out very pale yellow almost clear. A nice fluffy head that fades thin. Smells clean and crisp. The taste was not what I was expecting. It has a nice balance of malt and hops, with good carbonation. I was worried by the looks at first, but was impressed with the taste. I could drink this stuff by the buckets Fun

ffboooboo, Dec 14, 2004
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an extremely pale yellow color (too pale) with a wispy head and some moderate lace. The aroma is very delicate with a soft grainyness and some light herbal hops. The taste is the same, with very soft malts and light hop flavors. Theres a crisp yeast flavor in the finish. This beer is ok though it could definitely be more assertive. Its just too soft tasting. Though thankfully, its far better than macros in Canada.

CAMRAhardliner, Dec 11, 2004
Photo of ColoradoBobs
2.53/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really should just give up on German pilsners. I'm not a hop fan.
Noble-type hop aroma and flavor are quite obvious. Despite the malty back flavor, this beer is just too one-dimensional: way too hoppy, almost skunky.
It's pretty, to be sure, but one can have a good beer with eyes closed, and still tell it's good.
Yep, it's pretty -- pretty average.
Better than Budweiser, but not worth the price.

ColoradoBobs, Dec 09, 2004
Photo of RushLimbmalt
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty plain, but very drinkable pils. It is the standard light golden color and has a white head that dissipates quickly. It has a light sweet/grassy aroma that is nothing remarkable, but works just fine for a pilsener. The taste is sweet and ends with a bitter finish. Just perfect for a summer day or any time that a clean pilsener is desired. All in all it is a decent German macro pils that is easy to drink.

RushLimbmalt, Nov 27, 2004
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