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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,616 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,616
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 27
Gots: 119 | 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 Rootdog316
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Photo of brentk56
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
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

Photo of beeroclock
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of palliko
3/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Photo of Litterbean
3.5/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of Backer2004
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of blackthistle
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Photo of NiceGuyMike
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

Photo of kmpitz2
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of Realale
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of Pepeton
4.08/5  rDev +19%
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.


Photo of Vancer
2.88/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

JUST not a big fan of the Euro skunk hops! The opening pop top, releasing the cabbage and the sulfur skunk, just depresses me. The pour was OK; the crystal clear lemon yellow topped by a nice white head was enticing. The taste reveled a hoppy, lightly carbonated pilsner. Unfortunately, in the end, a rather bland and boring brew.

Photo of 3Vandoo
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Photo of cncbofh
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of optikon44
4/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Photo of jasonpeckins32
2.83/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Photo of Riggo
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Photo of shertzogovina
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Photo of swid
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of pootz
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of tgbljb
3.6/5  rDev +5%
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

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

Warsteiner Premium Verum from Warsteiner Brauerei
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