Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest | Warsteiner Brauerei

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Warsteiner Brauerei

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Celebrate German heritage with this authentic, German Specialty Beer.

A truly German import brewed according to the German Purity Law, as are all Warsteiner beers, in limited quantities especially for Oktoberfest celebrations. This special edition has a well-balanced, mild and smooth taste with a uniquely soft, hoppy aftertaste and 5.9% alcohol. So bring a bit of Germany with you to your next Oktoberfest celebration and bring a Warsteiner Oktoberfest Special Edition.

Added by marburg on 09-03-2003

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Super clear, golden and bright, short white head, extensive lacing.

S - Quiet, honey and floral notes, a touch of tea.

T - Bright honey notes, light bready malts, slight lemon overtones, tea in the finish.

M - Brisk feel and light on the tongue, clean close.

O - A satisfying version of the style, bright and tasty. Nothing too sophisticated, but rewarding nevertheless.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass at CJ’s Grill in Mattituck, NY; best by June 11, 2019.
A: Pours a crystal clear, very light amber with a less than one finger, off white head, low retention and limited lacing.
S: Aromas mostly grassy and grainy.
T: Flavors initially favor caramel, apple, and raspberry, but looses its fruitiness pretty quickly becoming increasingly bitter, even a bit overly so as warms.
M: Light bodied with low persistence of effervescence.
O: I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. German made, yes, but basically the equivalent of an Anheiser-Busch or Miller-Coors made märzen. Drinkable, but really just okay.

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Photo of Daveshek28
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Paler gold color, frothy head. A little lighter than most Marzens, but not bad - you do get a little adjunct malt flavor, but there are some nice german hops to help cover that up. Okay

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Photo of O-Meg
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeenTired
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of antonyliu
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a .5L stein


Golden-bronze color, frothy 2 finger head, very clear

malt, grains

sweet caramel and honey, malty, roasty, “breadiness”, hop and phenolic alcohol bitter finish

light bodied, crisp and lightly carbonated


I may have to try more German Marzen/Oktoberfest styles to compare. This was drinkable, but I don’t think I’d get it again if there are better choices. I didn't like the balance of flavor—too malty and grainy.

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Photo of cardfan212
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a shaker pint.

Look - Clear golden bronze body with strong streams of bubbles, capped off with a short-lived, short-heighted rough white head. I expected it to be darker than this for an Oktoberfest beer.

Smell - Light grains, tiny bits of inviting spices fruits, wisps of grassy earthy hops. A very gentle and fragile smell, but it's a good one.

Taste - The light complexities from the nose translate almost one-to-one on the tongue, but amped up at least 10 times. Reminds me more of something fit for spring rather than fall.

Feel - Medium-light body with a decently perky carbonation to back it up. Fits well with the rest of the beer, I've got no complaints.

Overall - A very balanced and decently enjoyable beer, but it's just missing that little something. Especially compared to other Oktoberfest beers I've had in the past, this one seems a bit lighter. I could easily drink liters of this in a beer tent though.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.56/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330ml brown bottle into glass. Label has best by date stamped as '16.MAY.19'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. Aggressive pour results in one finger white head which settles to thicker cap. Some strings of lacing are left behind on drinking side of the glass.
Aroma is bready malts and floral hops. Elicits a little whiff of hydrogen sulfide; a slight skunkiness.
Taste is less than smooth with bready malts. A little sweetness also. Slightly bittering hops.
Medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
This beer is not as crisp and refreshing as many other fest beers. Has a rough edge. For festival drinking this beer would be down the list of choices (not my first choice).

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Photo of Suds
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I usually love a German Oktoberfest. This one comes from a 33 cl bottle, is completely clear and a dark straw color. The head is white and slim. Lots of sulfur in the aroma....more than expected. Behind that, though, is a little malt. Balanced sweetness and some bead in the taste. Medium body. In spite of my love of the style, this one is disappointing.

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Photo of ScottP
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best before 6/14/19. 11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice transparency; small white head that fades leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Some caramel and toffee. Lots of toast and fresh bread. Some corn. The flavors basically follow the nose. More caramel and toffee. More toast. Lots of grains. Subtle bitterness. Malts do their thing without completely dominating. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice Oktoberfest. I'm not sure why people seem so down on this one. It's not bad at all. The craftsmanship is on point. I really like it.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bret717
2.86/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Best before 6/14/19; Reviewed 9/12/18

Look- Clear light golden; off white soapy looking head that settles to about 1/2 finger; spotty lacing

Aroma- grainy, lightly toasted bread; grassy and floral hops; a little wet cardboard

Taste- kind of a mess of unbalanced flavors- toasty, grainy bread, wet cardboard, sweet caramel malt, a hodge podge of lemony, floral and grassy hops with just a bit of bitterness; nothing really works together

Feel- medium bodied with higher than normal carbonation, with a lingering caramel/cardboard taste in the finish

Overall- this was drinkable, but the disjointed, out of balance flavors, along with the wet cardboard thing make this one an oktoberfestbier to avoid in my opinion

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Photo of psycHOPathy
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear light brown
Sour wheat, nutmeg, acorn
Toasted grains, nutmeg, wheat, oak, brown sugar
Medium feel
Woody, nutty, decent for the season but probably would not get again

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Photo of daliandragon
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I love Oktoberfest season. Someday I will go back to the beer tents in Munich. This pours golden with a medium beige head. Nose is bread notes and crystal malt.

A lot of sweetness and grainy malts. Overcarbonated for my taste but reasonably crisp. Toasted quality in the aftertaste. Not my favorite marzen but servicable.

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Photo of thebeers
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden straw color with almost three fingers of off-white head.

Faint aroma of burnt cooking oil. It almost reminds me of fried fish.

The taste follows the nose. Tempura maybe? Somewhat syrupy malt in there, too. It's not what I'm looking for in an Oktoberfest or any other beer.

Light to medium bodied with modest carbonation.

This one looks real pretty, but the taste isn't there at all.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of digitalflood
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mehak
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber color. Smells of malt and bread. Has a nice caramal, bread, and slight coffee taste. Has a medium body with light carbonation. Overall it is a very good Oktoberfest offering and very refreshing.

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Photo of NHBeerSnob
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rojohns22
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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