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Wernesgruner - Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG

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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SaunaKing on 02-19-2003)
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1.45/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle bought at aldi for 5.99 a six pack

a- light gold w/ good retaining head

s- smell very very light, cant really smell anuything

t- light very light

m- carbonated water

d- high i guess

ok so I do not understand why a beer like this could have a worthy. I would drink any major marketing beer over something like this. When I bought it I was not expecting it to be good. But this is the beer that people who drink coors would turn away from. Just because it is german and has a hard to pronounce name does not deem this beer worthy. Arguably the worst beer I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 14:33:26 | More by leakyfaucet12
Photo of Sebas

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -55%

04-16-2014 01:45:49 | More by Sebas
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2/5  rDev -39.9%

04-09-2012 00:13:06 | More by beerbrains
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -39.9%

01-17-2012 16:09:45 | More by irishkyle21
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2/5  rDev -39.9%

02-13-2013 01:44:35 | More by tjsmith910
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New Brunswick (Canada)

2/5  rDev -39.9%

10-05-2012 00:57:25 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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2.17/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A- this brew pours so clear its almost like water but with the slightest yellow tint to it. has a white foamy head. leaves little to no lacing.

S- alittle like p@ss. has some fruitiness to it but not too good.

T- this brew tastes like a bud but with a lighter body and slightly fruitier.

M- light bodied. alil crabonated for my liking.

D- my uncle left one and i would never buy this brew.

Overall- if you want a generic crap watered down pilsner like a bud but slightly different this is your brew. i can't get over how clear this brew is. without the slightest hint of yellow it would look like water.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 06:49:21 | More by claminat420
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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

10-25-2013 09:31:51 | More by clarknova
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2.3/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle into Guinness pint glass in North Berlin, Germany. Bottle acquired in REWE stores, Berlin. Reviewed live.

A: Half finger thin embarrassingly bad head. No cream. Abysmal retention - maybe six seconds? Transparent clear yellow head. Bleh. Very unappealing.

Sm: Cream and some pleasant barley. A pretty light scent. It's difficult to detect individual notes with me broken nose.

T: Cream and barley. That's it. Even the finish is uninspired and pretty crap. I wanted a better beer. It's quite simple and brewed without care for anything besides profit margins. A sadly disappointing beer. Unbalanced and garbage.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but there is a sharp coarseness to tame the smoothness that feels artificial, unwelcome, and contradictory to the style. Very poorly executed.

Dr: Why did I buy this? The ABV isn't high enough for the beer to even be considered a crap beer. It's just downright not worth it. The price is especially low, but still doesn't justify the poor quality. This is one for ye lads to avoid like the fecking hiv. (Too far?)

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 23:50:38 | More by kojevergas
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Ontario (Canada)

2.4/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can
4.9% ABV

I tried this beer on February 11, 2008 after purchasing from the local LCBO outlet. The beer pours a clear yellow-gold with a thin white head. The aroma is very grainy and not appealing at all. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. The flavour is a combination of malt and grain.

Serving type: can

05-13-2008 05:42:28 | More by cyrenaica
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2.41/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Purchased from Aldi's for 5.99 for a six pack of 11.2 oz brown bottles. After tax the price comes out to a total of $6.41, or $1.07 per bottle. Best-by-date on back of bottle. Imported from Germany.

Appearance is pale yellow, almost clear, with a foamy head 1 finger thick when poured into a weizen-shaped McDonald's glass. Head disappears rather quickly. The color is an extremely light gold, as if somebody spilled a few ounces of beer into a full glass of water.

Smell is practically nonexistent at first, but after some intense huffing, I could detect notes of grass and grains, not much else.

Taste is okay. Slight bread and apple notes, not much else I can detect. No skunk flavor, though, that's always a plus.

Mouthfeel is light, with little carbonation.

Overall, a tolerable and drinkable beer, mediocre in every imaginable category. However, just because it's imported from Germany, and just because it's got a cool German name, and just because it's relatively cheap, doesn't mean it's an excellent beer. This is a beer that you should always accept if offered one, but not a beer you should actively seek out, there's better beers to be found.

For the price, much better brews can be bought from any grocery store.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 21:14:35 | More by JoeyBrewster
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Quebec (Canada)

2.45/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Can: Poured a light golden color pils with a small bubbly white head with minimal retention. Aroma of faint grassy malt is a bit deceiving. Taste is weaker then expected with some grassy/floral malt which were enjoyable but totally lack crispy hops which could have made this beer interesting. A bit deceiving since I made sure to pick up a can in order to ensure freshness which totally seem to be lacking here.

Serving type: can

04-03-2006 14:14:04 | More by Phyl21ca
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

04-01-2013 18:20:02 | More by makersmarkers
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

01-25-2012 01:12:24 | More by wgoodej1
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

09-06-2013 22:21:38 | More by Beerman1977
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

03-06-2012 21:26:34 | More by carrollmel7
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2.55/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured little foam. Pale yellow color.
Aroma of grassy hops, though very faint, with some malt sweetness. Medium carbonation.
In its flavor predominated the malt and its sweetness, followed by grassy hops again and a bitter and mildly dry aftertaste.
Although it had over 7 months to expiration date, there was some metallic hint present, a little oxidized off flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 18:15:54 | More by FLima
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2.58/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a typical light yellow/gold with big 2 inch frothy head. The head lasted a bit longer than a typical pilsner, which was nice. No evidence of lacing

Smell was bad, very bad. This bottle may have been sitting around too long or something, but this beer was seriously skunked. From what I could tell (beyond the skunkiness), this beer would have a nice mild hop aroma too it.

Taste was not bad but definately nothing to write home about. Light and crisp. Not my preferred style, but drinkable.

A touch too much carbonation made it difficult to do anything but sip this beer, which is not how I prefer to drink a pilsner.

Overall, I would like to try it on tap to see if it gets any better, but I'm not going to spend my hard earned money on any more bottles.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2004 14:16:44 | More by oracle
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Ontario (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A very strange colour, unlike I have ever seen. Lemony yellow but slightly cloudy, not clear at all. Not sure how this is possible for a Pilsner. Smell was ok, like bread. Very hard to get over the colour. Taste is nothing special. Kind of tasteless, like a light beer or something. Doesn’t feel right but goes down ok.

Really, they should use the colour as some marketing trick because beer (pilsner anyway) should not look like this.

Serving type: can

02-19-2003 18:53:30 | More by SaunaKing
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Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden yellow, big fluffy white head, decent lacing. Smell is sweet, kind of a grainy malt smell, honey, little bit of discernible hops. Taste is very sweet, not very pleasant, it tastes almost skunked except its in a can. Honey sweetness, almost cloying, no hops to be found. Smooth carbonation, light mouthfeel, and not pleasant.

Serving type: can

08-21-2005 02:42:43 | More by Viggo
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Alberta (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 500-ml can into a draught glass.

Appearance - poured a light yellow straw colour. Not much head retention, quickly down to surface bubbles.

Smell - corn, veggies and plenty of hops.

Taste - more veggies and a herbal-hop flavour that places the emphasis on bitterness - not well balanced.

Mouthfeel - nothing offensive, average carbonation that balances the bitters.

Drinkability - lots of better options, I'm not put off by this but won't seek it out.

Serving type: can

02-16-2009 23:20:34 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this beer after mowing the lawn on a hot day. Pours a pale straw colour with a thin film of head. Smells primarily of grass and barley, with a bit of sour notes as well. Tastes sweet at first with the malts, and finishes with some grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel was thin and dry. It's drinkable after a hot day of mowing the lawn, but I won't be seeking this out again.

Serving type: can

06-15-2012 20:41:25 | More by slitherySOB
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

02-21-2014 21:00:02 | More by ArtZan
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Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The apperance right away left me confused. Is this really a German Pilsner, or some mass produced light beer instead? Light yellow. Smell of very weak hops.

Taste is an improvement, malty but very overcarbonated and with a light body. Hops are definatly bland. Kind of refreshing but a bit dull.

Very much a lame duck when it comes to German Pilseners. It's cheap yes, but so are better beers.

Serving type: can

07-02-2006 18:43:24 | More by CrazyMike
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

08-21-2012 23:48:18 | More by M_Burkey
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Wernesgruner from Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG
76 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.