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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,510 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,510
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 25
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
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Germany

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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Dmann

California

3.35/5  rDev -2.3%

A good German Pils for a warm summer day. This one poured a medium yellow color with a small white head that did not stick around for long and did note leave much in the way of lace. The dominant smell was malt but just enough hop in there for you to notice. The taste was similar with a good malt flavor but the hops kicked in at the finnish to balance everything out. Mix that with a good mouthfeel and this is a great beer to drink with some brats off the bbq in these warm summer months.

07-08-2004 10:53:12 | More by Dmann
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -41.7%

Bottle: Poured a golden beer with a small head with almost no retention. Aroma is very weak with small touch of malt and sweet coming out of my glass. Taste is also very weak, almost watery with no hops detectable. Very bland and boring pilsner. I guess this could be an OK session beer on a beach down south…

07-05-2004 15:15:36 | More by Phyl21ca
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coasterfreak75

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%

The pour was light yellow with a good one inch head that slowly dissapated to a light white foam on top of the beer.

The smell was a standard pilsner, how should I say, pungent skunk with a slight malt overtone.

The drink started with an almost watery tone, somewhere in the middle the malt showed up, then late in the middle the hops came around and held on until the end.

Still, all and all a clean, smooth drinking beer. In my opinion a great beer with German style food.

06-13-2004 05:02:52 | More by coasterfreak75
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beertaster13

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +13.7%

This is a pilsner done right. Pours the typical pale straw yellow but the frothy head is what stands out from the get go, lacing is minimal but still decent. A very sweet smell from the malt and you can barely tell of hops involved. The taste is smooth, creamy and very refreshing. Grainy and earthy yet very crisp and the hop bitterness leaves that nice puckering with every sip. This is a great pilsner, very cheap as well, you can get a 16oz plus .9 for 1.59. Great deal for a great beer. Perfect for a meal and on those hot BBQ days.

06-11-2004 02:33:37 | More by beertaster13
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hobbes2112

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -1.5%

500mL bottle.

Light copper in color, a little darker than the other pilseners I have had recently.

Floral/grassy aroma, smoothed around the edges.

Taste is quite different than my pilsener experience, in a good way. Bright flavors of a sweetness, malt and for the first time I can honestly taste biscuits. I have seen that written many times before about beers but this is the first time I have found it myself.

I would like a little more carbonation, as this one seems a little flat. With a bit more spark the tastes would come together well.

Even without the extra bite, this goes down well and for the $0.97 that I paid for it this is a very drinkable beer.

06-05-2004 21:40:05 | More by hobbes2112
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.48/5  rDev +1.5%

A very cear and clean light yellow color with a big white foamy head. About half the way through the bottle I could detect a light sweet biscuit aroma, but not much else.There was a grassy/grainy flavor with a smooth bitterness in the finish. I could definitely recomend this to any of my Lager-head friends.

06-04-2004 18:30:17 | More by ybnorml
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jimdkc

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev 0%

Pale, clear straw color with a modest head. Nicely malty aroma with a bit of hops. Initial taste is slightly sweet followed by malt and some grassy hop spiciness. Thin, fizzy mouthfeel. Clean, smooth finish A pleasant, easy to drink beer, but there are other pilseners that I like better.

05-18-2004 01:02:30 | More by jimdkc
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.18/5  rDev -7.3%

Perfectly clear light straw yellow; one of the palest beers that I've ever seen. The off-white head is large after an aggressive pour, is frothystiff and leaves a better than average amount of lace. Typical pilsener nose: pungeant, spicy-floral hops. Hallertauer perhaps?

The flavor is interesting and is a little different from the few other pilseners that I've had. That's not to say better however. The beer is pale malty semi-sweet with plenty of lightly lemony, spicy noble hops. I can't say that I care for the hop bill all that much; which, of course, limits my enjoyment of the beer. The finish isn't really crisp, it's more soft than anything else. Good pils body that is nowhere near thin.

Warsteiner Premium Verum is decent beer, but is only a fraction better than average in the grand scheme of things. Even though it doesn't overly appeal to me, I do appreciate its adding to my growing, but still limited, knowledge of the pilsener style.

05-13-2004 22:59:39 | More by BuckeyeNation
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

2.98/5  rDev -13.1%

330ml bottle

Pours with a thin yellow body, fuzzy head, little retention

Smell is malty, sharp with a hint of hoppy aroma

Taste, dry and malty, not much sign of a great pilsner here, overly filtered and pasturized, nothing special

A pretty standard pils, very dull

05-02-2004 20:55:16 | More by cypressbob
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Bierguy5

Ohio

2.42/5  rDev -29.4%

Pours a light golden color with a thin white foamy head. The head disappeared quickly with no lace left. The smell was sweet, and slightly skunky. The taste was unnaturally sweet up front, like rice, with a hint of bitterness at the end, with a good amount of skunkyness. Very thin body, and highly carbonated. Not very drinkable to me. I will pass on another one.

04-24-2004 04:48:22 | More by Bierguy5
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theozag

Louisiana

3.33/5  rDev -2.9%

this beer really does claim to be "the queen on beers." seriously, i'm not kidding... it's printed right there in german and gold on the label. a somewhat accurate billing, i think. anyway, it pours creamy amber and tumbles heavily into a bold off-white head and a golden body. smells sweet, nutty, and a little like citrus. head fades to whisps of lace after only a minute or two. starts clean, noticably bitter, and sporting a minute citrus taste. this brew is medium bodied and offers a very even, bitter, and practically undefinable taste as it sits on the tongue. once the brew washes away, its finish drags a smooth, malty taste over top of the pervasive hop bitterness. unfortunately, the bitter note remains in teh aftertaste after the malts fade away. the result is a metallic aftertaste that not only lasts, but is also unpleasant. overall, though, a very drinkable beer.

04-15-2004 15:28:40 | More by theozag
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soper2000

Texas

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%

This was actually the first beer I purchased after turning 21, so it is a sentimental favorite for me. It is actually a decent session session beer and i love the mini-kegs for cookouts with my buddies (as they can actually drink this beer). Appearance is a nice clear golden color with a white foam head that lingers for awhile. Smell has a faint note of some hops but is mainly malt as far as i'm concerned. Taste is more of the same, this beer is extremely balanced and nothing really jumps out at me. Mouthfeel is smooth but nothing special. Drinkabilty is good... I can drink this all night

04-06-2004 23:56:35 | More by soper2000
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DPMomutant

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%

Head comes up nice, but fades quickly. Average-sized. Very light golden body, even for a pilsener. Maybe slightly darker than Bud.

Smell is nicely malty. Sure doesn't *smell* like a Bud ;-)

Not as malty in the taste. Taste as a lot more character than the color of the beer would indicate. Dry going down, a little sugar aftertaste comes out.

You can tell from the pour that this is well carbonated and it doesn't disappoint in the mouth. While feeling a bit dry for my taste it is quite lively.

I usually prefer American and British beers but this one is a bit better than some of the other Germans I've tried, although admittedly the Germans I've had are of the "larger brewer" variety so I haven't even come close to exploring them. I could find this a dependable beer I could get a 6er of from time to time.

04-05-2004 06:20:14 | More by DPMomutant
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BeerBuilder

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -8.7%

This one was out of a mini-keg.

Pours to a clear golden color with a thick white head. The aroma has a light maltiness with a bit of German hop spiciness. The flavor is clean and crisp with a light hop spiciness. It is light-bodied and easy drinking. Nothing really note worthy with this one.

Sampled 12/13/03

03-31-2004 15:51:41 | More by BeerBuilder
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brewQ

Missouri

2.85/5  rDev -16.9%

Pours a deep yellow head with white head- good retention, but lace doesn't hold up. Just a hint of grain and sweetness in the nose. This beer is balanced, crafted, timid ... maybe just not my favorite style.It is certainly drinkable.

Note- I gotta admit that their old elitist ad pitch about life is too short to drink cheap beer still sticks with me- I find it too short to drink blah beer. Won't go out of my way for this.

03-27-2004 05:23:28 | More by brewQ
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +15.2%

Pours a clear, pale, yellow color, with a frothy, white head that has medium retention. Chains of island lace are left down the sides of the pilsener glass.
Aroma has tart, lemonrind and mildewed grass. This hop aroma never becomes skunky and sweetish malt keeps it all in balance.
Mouthfeel reveals a light body and well carbonated beverage, with a slight twinge of hops bitterness.
Taste is lemon-like tart, dry, and crisp. Hints of sweet, pale malt remain in the background. Finish is an assertive, dry, lemonrind, with a white pepper aftertaste.
One of the better European pilseners, in my humble opinion.

03-13-2004 20:43:44 | More by merlin48
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WesWes

New York

3.1/5  rDev -9.6%

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that eventually fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It is a light beer with pale malt and skunky yeast scent. The taste is above average. It has a nice refeshing taste, but is limited to basic pale malt flavor and a bitter, dry finish. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low/medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine German pilsner, but not a favorite of this American drinker.

03-09-2004 01:14:12 | More by WesWes
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -21.9%

Pale straw in colour, slight head with some lacing. Metallic grain aroma, not much else to it. Light grainy flavour, with a metallic aftertaste, could not discern any hops to speak of. Watery mouthfeel, not much body to it, not very pleasant at all to be honest. This was far better from a can, which utterly boggles my mind. Perhaps it may be a freshness issue.

03-08-2004 01:50:43 | More by IronDjinn
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

2.58/5  rDev -24.8%

Wow, I would have sworn this was better, but the bottle I had while in Germany just wasn't as good as the other beers I had been enjoying. Pour wasn't bad looking: pale golden with a thick frothy white head. Unfortunately, the aroma was reminiscent of...cooked vegetables. I found the taste grainy, and the finish was sweeter that I am normally used to. I will try this again if the opportunity arises, but next time I will stick to smaller breweries. It's a shame, as this is considered a permium beer in Germany. Brewed with hop extracts.

02-28-2004 12:56:01 | More by PatandDavid
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JeffreyG

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%

This German lager pours a clear pale gold with a large white crown of foam that leaves occosional lacing. The smell is slight with a hint of hops. The flavor is pleasantly malty, but not chewy. The hops don't jump out at you, but are present enough to provide a crisp flavor. Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing, slightly dry. Drinkabiltiy factor is high, I could see polishing off several of these.

02-24-2004 15:05:39 | More by JeffreyG
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Zorro

California

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours a clear yellow/gold brew.

Smell is mostly malt and grain with a mild lemon scent.

Tastes clean with malt and grain predominant. A bit sweet and has a mild hop presence.
This needs a more assertive flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Drinkable, but Bitburger is better.

02-23-2004 01:37:00 | More by Zorro
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Redrover

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +16%

I had this one on tap at Champions in downtown Atlanta. Beer was poured into an Imperial Pint glass. Delicate yellow with a fair head and some lacing.

The nose was of delicate hops, some flowery notes and a bit of fresh cut straw.

Taste on tap is much better than the bottled version and I was surprised how much I liked it. Nice delicate hop bite on the first sip. Well-moderated sweetness adds balance. Very refreshing and easy to have with food. As I worked through the beer, the hop flavor remained steady and some grassy notes added to the enjoyment of the beer.

Great carbonation and smooth mouthfeel makes this an easy drinking beer.

02-09-2004 17:53:18 | More by Redrover
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +4.4%

"Because life is too short to drink cheap beer" says the label of this German Pilsener. This beer also claims to be "Die Königin unter den Bieren" which I think roughly translates to "the queen under all beer." I'm sure I am using the wrong context of that translation, but it doesn't really matter. What does matter is that this is one of the more enjoyable macros from Deutschland, even if it generally is a rather simple beer all together.

Warsteiner pours a rather pale yellow color with a rush of bubbles racing for the top. A decent foamy white head forms and retains for about 1 minute, leaving nice lace. The smell is a rather simple aroma of light malts and nothing else. The mouthfeel feels about right for a German pils; it is crisp and has a decent level of carbonation, although one can view it as slightly thin. The taste is quite simple but enjoyable. A basic flavor of light, pale malts is the focus here, with some grassy, floral, and citric notes coming through. It starts off a bit sweet, but ends in a decent grassy/citric bitterness. The aftertaste is a bit drying and some of the malt flavors linger. This beer finishes out with no alcoholic warmth.

My my, just a very crisp, clean pilsener from the "Land of Chocolate" (credit: Homer Simpson). It doesn't want to make me pack up my bags and head to Germany to try it on tap, but I wouldn't mind having this around the house as an everyday beer. A good beer to sit in front of the TV with and watch football.

01-09-2004 03:33:06 | More by Beastdog75
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

3.45/5  rDev +0.6%

Clear, bright golden hue. A decent clear white, foamy head, that will maintain it's life throughout. Ugly aroma - some grassy and wheat notes? Decent carbonation. Light to medium bodied, but not a bit weak. A pleasant malt-based body, very crisp and clean. Wheat biscuit, cracker-like flavoring. Minimal hop detection, yet noticeable throughout. Clean and malty palate. Does not offend, in fact, a quaffable pilsner.

01-04-2004 02:20:59 | More by GeoffRizzo
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BigRedN

Nebraska

4.05/5  rDev +18.1%

Appearance: Golden, with a white head about 1/2 inch thick.
Smell: Faint hops and a "freshness" to it.
Taste: Hoppier than most American lagers, with some good bite to it, rather than just unoffensive blandness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, light, and lively with good carbonation.
Drinkability: Easy to drink. Easy to impress people by drinking an imported German beer when in all actuality this is simply what the American macros should be.

Final Thoughts: IMO an excellent lager. Would like to have on tap. The top selling German beer at the liquor store I work at. Easily better than expected, and I like the packaging. Going to have to get one of our "mini-kegs".

01-02-2004 22:04:40 | More by BigRedN
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