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Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener - Warsteiner Brauerei

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816 Reviews

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Reviews: 816
Hads: 1,755
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 35
Gots: 199 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews: 816 | Hads: 1,755
Photo of SaunaKing
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice bready smell, clear golden colour. A good tasting pilsner, doesn’t exactly knock your socks off but decent. A bit of a tart aftertaste but really a very clean beer. Not super crisp but an awesome session beer - filling the cooler with these is a pretty sensible idea. (273 characters)

Photo of Jarod
2.58/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Was at a place that had very little of a selection of "good beers" and asked the waitres to bring something good, and not macro. She brought this back and said allot of people get it and enjoy it.
So this beer poured into the glass a light yellow/gold color. Decent carbonation was visible. There was little to no head present except for the 2-3 seconds after pouring, and what was left was a rim around the surface. The color of the slight head and rim were white, and there was no lace present. The aroma was crisp and had hints of malt and hops. The taste was also crisp, slight malt and hops were on the tongue, but I did notice a hint of sour fruit present. To be honest, it reminded me of bud, but not that bad. It was an experience but not one I would get again. (770 characters)

Photo of Admiraldinty
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a decent, foamy head. Clean, malty nose, but not a whole lot going on. Taste was malty, very clean and crisp. Medium bodied. This is definitely a beer you can drink a good amount of. I'd say it's a good alternative to something like Heineken. A good beer to have around just to refresh oneself. (320 characters)

Photo of slitherySOB
4.38/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent beer. Pours a pale blonde colour with a one finger head that quickly dissipates to half. Nice aroma of hops. Tasted sweet at first with a bitter bite afterwards. At first, this could be confused for a cerveza. One could down quite a few of these and be satisfied. (276 characters)

Photo of Sheldon
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice clear golden color with a white head that produces a respectable lace, Warsteiner Verum has a faint malty scent. The taste is crisp and malty with a bit of a hoppy finish. I'm not much of a lager fan and this beer will not change me, however if I had to choose a lager most likely Warsteiner would be the choice. (319 characters)

Photo of IrishRedRock
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A simple German lager, but much better on tap than from the bottle. Yellow with a thin creamy head atop, with a very German malty aroma.

Taste is not at all complex, this is a German lager to have a few of. Malty flavor and not much else. Typical German lagers should be clean, smooth, and easy to drink, and this one does its job. (335 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Palest pale yellow color, fine white head. Aromatic head, i.e. giving off the typical lager-type whiff. Fresh, citrusy, lemon, clean, simple, blah, blah, blah...I'm sorry, no matter how many times I try to come up with something new, fresh, original, unique, etc...there's nothing I can do!! It's a boring beer!!! (313 characters)

Photo of Rifrafboy
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium straw. Decent white head which leaves quickly. Almost no smell. Very smooth taste. A little fruity tasting. Somewhat grainy finish. No distinct flavor, lacking in both the malt and hop dept. Basically, this is a pretty boring brew. Nothing bad here, but nothing special or memorable either. Worth a try, though. (324 characters)

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

I like this beer much better than the dunkel version. Your basic german pilsner, which pours a golden hue and the white head that dissipates pretty quick. I have bought a five liter mini keg of this before, and found it to be a really drinkable beer superior to all macros. It is just a nice beer with no off flavors, a nice sweet finish that is also apparent in the aroma. If I was in Germany wouldn't touch this one, but hey in my hometown in WV there isn't many options. This is a nice beer good for football games, and any time you plan on drinking a few. Nothing I have to think too hard about, and that is what makes it enjoyable to me. (642 characters)

Photo of Stubbie1
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straw colored gold with a thick white head that fades. A hop smell hits you. Kinda fruit/sweet smell. A slight hop tase from start to finish. Very easy to drink. A light tase, more of a beer for food. A good German Pils. There are much better out there. (253 characters)

Photo of Morris729
4.07/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear and pale light straw color with a bubbly white head that dissipates into a nice lace spotted with tiny bubbles. Nose is clean and fresh with notes of sweet malts. The carbonation comes alive in the mouth with flavors of sweet grains and a nice amount of bitter hops. Finish is crisp and dry. This beer goes great with some grilled bratwurst. (355 characters)

Photo of ipogios
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Quite good pils by Brauerei Warsteiner. Warsteiner Premium is one of them. Even though appearance may not be the best it could be its mouthfeel and taste must be rewarded. Also the fact that it is not very strong makes it easier to drink at any time of the day. Last word: Average German Beer (292 characters)

Photo of Shiloh
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not what I expected in a German beer, a very light offering and sweeter than anticipated....and lacking in carbonation.
Appearance is very disappointing but the taste and mouthfeel is rewarding. There is no after taste with this product. (238 characters)

Photo of Reverand
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured to a light yellow with a medium head. Aroma was a crisp clean while the taste was not very impressive. An easy beer to drink that has a nice hoppy finish. Certainly worth a try once but not again. (203 characters)

Photo of inebrius
3.96/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Next to Weihenstephaner, this is my favorite German brewery to pronounce. Ignoring a moderately prickly, back-of-the-throat tickle, this beer glides effortlessly through the pipes. A gluey lace, a nose of sod and powdered sugar, a brilliant blond clarity and, most importantly, a well-balanced flavor that survives on your buds until the next tip of the glass. (360 characters)

Photo of Gusler
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear light gold color on the pour, the head is mountainous, frothy, long lasting, and the lace gauzy. Nose is malt, clean and crisp. Front is malt, the top reedy, the finish is amazingly hopped for a pilsener, modest carbonation, and a very dry long lasting aftertaste. "Lagers/Pils, will never be my beer(s) of choice, but this one is drinkable and a nice session beer. Ranks #914 on my current 1000 beer master list. (421 characters)

Photo of Longstaff
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good for a refreshing drink on a hot day, but not much else. Seems to be lacking in sweet malty flavor - somewhat watery. Its smooth and easy drinking but there are better German lagers to be had. Good conversion beer for Bud drinkers.

Had this on tap in Belgium as a quick nightcap near the hotel I was staying at. And I must say it had that sweet malty flavor that I enjoy in a lager, and served in the appropriate glass just made it that much better. I gave it another full point in the taste catagory. (508 characters)

Photo of faubs
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice thick white foam on the initial pour, slowly dissipates over time but thick enough to leave residue on the glass. Just a half a shade darker than most domestic pilsners. A very bright carbonation followed by a dry/ burnt hop flavor, this gives way to a bitter hop after taste. The texture is quite thin, but in a way makes the beer that much smoother to drink. Not to shabby, who knows it might be better warm. (419 characters)

Photo of putnam
4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled in a single-blind format with bottles of Aass, Bitburger, St. Pauli Girl, Heineken and Grolsch.
Medium gold color and vigorous, fine, streaming bubbles upward to a dusting of whiteness. Smell of alcohol and overripe Meyer lemons somehow strikes a positive impression on me. Very dry on the attack. Even grain flavors throughout and bitter hops arriving in the middle. The aftertaste features a nice echo of burnt sugar bitterness. A simple beer that is nevertheless poised and easy to like. (499 characters)

Photo of jackndan
1.71/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Warsteiner Premium Verum: really awful euro lager, bad skunked aroma, bad skunked taste. Nice clear color though. Not worth the money or the time, and I find the line on the back that life is too short to drink bad beer to be the height of irony. (248 characters)

Photo of bditty187
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The can probably influenced the aroma. It had a metallic undertone in the bouquet with crispy-malt, citrus, and some hops. The taste was very simplistic and balanced, which is quite good, with hops and malt in the foreground. Also some citrus and grassiness can be detected. The crisp dryness of it would really make this a great summertime beer. By the way, it was very pale yellow with an inch of white head that laced well.

I’d drink it again and you should try one.

1 Pint Can (16 oz) with a freshness date on the bottom. (545 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.42/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright, pale gold with a firm, bright white head, Good retention. Very nice noble and somewhat spicy hop aroma backed by malt and a hint of crisp apple. Rich malt & hop flavor along with a good mouthfeel - not creamy, but full. It clearly displays pilsner malt and grassy and herbal hops backed by a solid bitterness. Very well balanced. Big hop finish with a long lasting dry aftertaste. An excellent, crisp and refreshing north German pilsner of the highest quality. (468 characters)

Photo of shirfan
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light golden with an average head, although lacing and retention is good.

Starts rather malty for the style, giving way to a slightly bitter but otherwise rather non-descript hops profile. Very clean finish. Not a bad brew; it's a well balanced and easy drinking pils.

A prime candidate for getting macro-swillers out of adjunct land. (345 characters)

Photo of zerk
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An average pilsner. Pretty drinkable, but no real distinguishing characteritics. Mine was slightly off in taste, a little skunked I would guess. Quite a bit better than US macro, but look for a micro to get a better pils. (225 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Continental hop aroma is present, but the bottles I had seemed a little light struck. Nice, stable white head. Subtle maltiness is balanced. Finishes with a crisp bitterness. I thought that the beer was refreshing, but sort of ordinary. (240 characters)

Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener from Warsteiner Brauerei
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