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Warsteiner Premium Verum - Warsteiner Brauerei

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1,532 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,532
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 25
Gots: 89 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3/5  rDev -12.8%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Reegze79
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Reegze79, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3/5  rDev -12.8%

DuncanMcBommer, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

BeerAndBoSox, Aug 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

goalie35, Aug 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Aechavar, Aug 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Jburnsm, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

thufflife, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Mojo
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Mojo, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +45.3%

413Ellio, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

innominat, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

dingusrev, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

ThirstyDutchman, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Jugdish, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

LuckyLemans, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of JamesMN
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

JamesMN, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

lugieman, Jul 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Kochiss, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Pens1967, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Icemann383, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Jjhiles, Jul 27, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

callieokc, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

BigRedDog, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

heerboth, Jul 26, 2014
Warsteiner Premium Verum from Warsteiner Brauerei
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