Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei
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3.63/5 rDev +5.8%
Appearance: Perfectly clear straw color with a fluffy white half-finger of head. Looks like any other beer of the style.
Aroma: Touch of skunk even though it was in a brown bottle, possibly just a yeast ester that I'm interpreting as a skunky smell. Some dry breadyness and a little bit of sweet corn.
Taste: There is actually a decent amount of flavor in this thing, especially considering the somewhat low 4.8% ABV. It's not the usual bland adjunct flavor because Premium Verum is, as far as I can tell, not made with any adjuncts. Pilsen and Munich malts give a rounded grainy flavor that is akin to wheat bread. There is just the right amount of hop bitterness to create a great balance. Some grassy/hay hop flavor comes through in the finish and lingers with the malt in the aftertaste. In true pilsener fashion the finish is crisp and refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Thin in body with average carbonation for the style (meaning tons of effervescent bubbles attacking your palate). Great drinkability and easily sessionable.
Final Thoughts: Everyone's had at least one so-called pilsener in their life. Most of the mass produced beer on the market calls itself a pilsener but is in fact made with adjuncts. Hats off to Warsteiner for keeping things authentic with Premium Verum. Would I drink it again? Sure, there is a time and a place for this particular brew and it just so happens to be summertime now.
07-31-2014 23:51:28 | More by JamesMN
3.99/5 rDev +16.3%
Very clear, pale yellow beer with large white foam. Head retention is very good.
Taste is light, with slight malt sweetness and a light bitterness.
Mouthfeel is moderately light and well carbonated. Clean finish.
At 4.8% it is a smooth, light lager. A great German summer beer.
07-25-2014 19:49:43 | More by Oliver_Twist
Warsteiner Premium Verum from Warsteiner Brauerei
78 out of 100 based on 1,496 ratings.