Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener - Warsteiner Brauerei

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Reviews: 811
Hads: 1,740
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 35
Gots: 197 | 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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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
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 -21.5%
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 -11%
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 +1.7%
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 +7.3%
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 +18.3%
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 -4.9%
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 -12.8%
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 -12.8%
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 +15.1%
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 -9.9%
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 +4.7%
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 +5.2%
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 +17.2%
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 -50.3%
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 -3.8%
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 +28.5%
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%
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 -9.9%
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 -1.7%
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)

Photo of brakspear
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Extremely pale pils with moderate head that laces well; aroma is mildly spicy, perhaps spalt hops?
Light body and somewhat dry with traces of malt in background, hop bitterness also mild. A refreshing and satisfying warm-weather German pils. (242 characters)

Photo of aracauna
3.07/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Really pale color and by the time the beer got to me there wasn't much in the way of a head. Not sure if the beer is naturally small headed, quick dissipating or if they just took too long getting it to me. Very pale and thin color. Flavor isn't so pale or thin. Strong, peppery hops dominate the flavor with a bitter finish. Something about it reminded me of body odor or a kid I knew in middle school who had funky breath. Didn't really taste too skunky though. (463 characters)

Photo of ElGuapo
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

golden crisp clean and delicious. i was surprised to find a quality german lager priced evenly with mediocre heineken. it is smooth and lacks that overpowering carbonation of heine. fantastic right out of the bottle and even better refreshingly smooth out of a mini keg (269 characters)

Photo of goindownsouth
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic. This one is right up there with Weihenstephaner. The color is light and looks crisp with a moderate head. The aroma is consistent of a real good German brew - hints of wheat and hops. This is one great German bier! Prost! (237 characters)

Photo of psugrad98
3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden in color with nice thick head. Moderate lace. Aroma is light with slight grass-like bouquet. Very crisp and clean. Semi sweet with crisp mouthfeel and high level of carbonation. Somewhat dry, finishes with a slight hop bitterness. (245 characters)

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