Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,731 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,731
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 35
Gots: 187 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: canadianbarman on 07-19-2001

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Photo of Vestlake
2.73/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Everything was fine with this beer until I took a drink. The malty taste just didn't work with the underlying pilsner taste. A disappointing beer.

Photo of loubar
4.22/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle from Cost Plus. Amber in color with a small white head. Floral noble hop bitterness up front with a sweet finish of bread malt and a bit of lemon. Good amount of flavor. Not watery. Bitterness blends perfectly to offset the sweetness. Finish is crisp and refreshing. A very drinkable and satisfying pilsener.

Photo of TheGrayMan
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I enjoyed this beer. It is light and crisp.

Photo of Rodrigols
1.92/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Normal beer. There isn't Nothing special.

Photo of KVNBGRY
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had his on draught, not out of a can, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not quite sure why this has such a low rating.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Probably my favorite Pilsner. Easy drinking, clean & so agreeable with me. A very "Happy" beer.

Photo of sloggettstrength
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

Look: Pours a light clear yellow with a nice white head that reduces to lacing. Plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell: Smells equally balanced between malt and hops, with slight undertones of fruity aroma.

Taste:Pretty much the same as the smell. Although slightly disappointing. There is not much flavor going on at all.

Feel: Very crisp from the nice amount of carbonation. Somewhat dry and thin.

Overall: Refreshing, and very smooth. Slightly watered down tasting, but hey, still one I'd pick up to try again months from now. Average.

Photo of SoulFroosh
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in a clearance/discount/weird section of my local craft beer/wine store.

I didn't know what to expect. I wasnt sure if it was a Euro adjunct or a genuine German Pilsner. It smells like an adjunct lager. Turns out it's a real Pilsner and it pretty darn refreshing.

It is kind of like a classic adjunct lager but with real hop flavors and a good malt backbone. Very nice. I would happily have this in my fridge all the time.
Not sure if I'll ever find this again, though.

It was nice knowing you, Warsteiner. I'll meet up with you again if I ever get the Deutchland.

Photo of dodge408
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I've had this several times, and like it each time. It's a mild malt and undertone of hops fused well with light roast flavor. There's many up and down opinions of this brew. My advice is to get a 6 pack and try it. Also try it with some good pretzels...Or my favorite pairing for this, pork n kruat.

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

Saigon

I am neutral on this beer.

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

Pale yellow with a nice head that reduces to lacing. Not very pungent, decent light smell of well blended hops and malt. Very European in taste, smell, and in look. Imported. Good beer. I will session with this beer. I had it with pretzels and they went well together.

Photo of njrjammr
2.72/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Watered down tasting pilsner. Not the best

Photo of nikhilshetty007
4.14/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste very good. The look is awesome.

Photo of DaveBar
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO as a single. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a high head that is gone in 30sec. Clear light gold

S- Has that Heineken scent.

T- There's that Heineken again. Similar recipe. A bit lighter though. Has the hops it needs and a decent malt back bone. Good overall blend.

M- A touch creamier then Heineken. which is a refreshing twist.

O- A good beer. Very similar style to Heineken but expected from European beers of this style.

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer is a Heineken clone so it pairs well with..... anything a Heineken goes well with which is a lot

Enjoy

Photo of Porter_Hoarder
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Easily drinkable. Slightly wheatish taste. very crisp

Photo of dacrza1
2.54/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

DATE TASTED: October 25, 2014... GLASSWARE: Warsteiner pokal... OCCASION: PSU/OSU white out again... APPEARANCE: champagne-like effervescence; crystal clear and golden yellow; vast, foamy white three-finger head; lacing represents confidently throughout ... AROMA: bread/dough malts mix with a metallic sharpness; some funky yeasts as well--not really appealing... PALATE: reasonably smooth; a flat finish; aftertaste is plausible; drinkable but not very memorable....TASTE: a liquid English muffin whose malts end in a woody, almost lagerish base; some corny residual, though thank God that's not a likely German adjunct... OVERALL: a pilsener that occupies the mouth for a few moments--crisp yet nondescript, Warsteiner is a year-rounder that probably needs a pairing (holiday party, dinner, snack?) to succeed...otherwise, a beer that's a bit more fun to say or see than it is to sip or savor...

Photo of ordybill
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass
Aroma- caught a whiff of hops and maybe a floral backdrop
Appearance- A nice golden yellow color, clear with a lot of carbonation bubbles, nice white head
Taste- A nice robust bitter bite that was not overwhelming. A good flavor
Palate- Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation
Overall- not a bad beer, better than beck's and St. Pauli Girl

Photo of Premo88
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

11.2 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: classic everything -- pale yellow, crystal clear, hundreds and hundreds of bubbles flying up the column, sticky 1-inch-plus head of white that laces a bit on the way down, full skin of foam across the top with a thick white collar

S: more classic everything with a nice bread malt dominance, sour grain, pinch of earth/black pepper hops bitterness

T: bitter bite up front, nice sweet finish of bread malt, lemon in there, too -- it's more bitter than the nose, but that lemon note is leaving it with an almost fruity finish

F: perfect ... light, full

O: love it ... no surprises here, though, for I love the true pilseners. it's got that perfect earthy/black-pepper hop bite and some great sour grain/lemon taste on a nice little bed of sweet barley malt. a brew I'll grab again and again.

Photo of kfawku123
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%

This is a solid beer offering from Warsteiner. Crisp and light with a slightly off - skunk? - aroma. The taste is very pleasing if you like American domestics. Would highly recommend you try this beer if you enjoy slightly sweet, less hoppy, yet still malty tastes.

Photo of DuaneL
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Echoing Todd, who said it's "a no frills beer, but something nice and clean to switch to now and then" - a great non-wheat summer beer!

Photo of SaltofOH
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Appearance: Mild smoke on the pop. Pours a crystal clear light pale gold with copious effervescence and a 2-finger eggshell foamy head. Nice retention.

Aroma: Skunky? (but this is a brown bottle and is within date?) Noble hops & skunk. Floral; sweet; lavender.

Taste: Floral, dry clean arrival. Bitter, clean mid palate. Flash of sweetness and big floral hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Quite light, bordering on medium.

Overall: Crisp, slightly sweet, nice strong bitterness. Floral noble hop finish. Would buy this a thousand times over.

Photo of wavygravy74
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Smooth clean beer. No aftertaste/ending. Almost like an American domestic, but still very good.

Photo of Reegze79
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clean, crisp, perfectly balanced German Pils. The taste lingers on despite the rather light body. The color is a gorgeous golden hue with perfect carbonation levels although the head retention was just about non existent. There is very little aroma. I certainly sensed that I was indulging in a mix of Pilsner and Munich malts balanced with noble hops. A very difficult style to nail but this beer is more than solid. Hop heads need not apply...I had this with a spicy Cajun shrimp dish and it was perfect.

Photo of Mojo
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.5 ounce bottle -> hefe glass

A - pours up the color of straw. It is crystal clear and has an initial foamy white head. Retention is good and so is lacing.

S - All I could really get out of the nose was some cereal grain.

T - crisp taste containing some banana flavors along with a dry yeasty finish. Fairly mild in flavor.

M - average carbonation, no aftertaste

O - very drinkable, but fairly uncomplicated.

Photo of JamesMN
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dated 11/21/14.

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.

Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener from Warsteiner Brauerei
78 out of 100 based on 1,731 ratings.