Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest | Warsteiner Brauerei

Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Premium Oktoberfest
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Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Premium Oktoberfest

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Warsteiner Brauerei

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by marburg on 09-03-2003

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Photo of matcris
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A clear, dark golden/light amber, with a small amount of bubbles rising, and a finger of white foamy head that settles to a thin layer, and leaves some decent lacing. The aroma is skunky. First thing I smelled as soon as I cracked the 'brown' bottle. After a couple of minutes, that subsides, a bit, and I get a lot of grain/grassy notes, still some skunk, and it's really hard to pick up any other qualities. The flavor, is, grassy/grainy, some toasted white bread, and a smidge of caramel malt. Less of the skunk vibe in the flavor, which is good. The feel is full carbonation, medium-ish body, and dry. The flavor kind of makes up for the aroma, a bit, so not a total loss.

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Photo of petrusek23
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

See through straw colored beer with a receeding white head. On the nose I get a euro pale type of scent, and although not necessarily bad, I'm not detecting any "Oktoberfest " yet. You do get some spiciness to the flavor. With a lasting bready malt finish. This is a very crisp, thin and carbonated beer , the hops/malt mix give it a slight metallic flavor in the profile(to me at least). Overall I think that if you didn't really like craft Oktoberfest brews, this might be the one for you with very gentle spices, it's almost a euro pale lager. Not bad.

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Photo of jkblr
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330 mL bottled 5/22/17 poured into a.5L krug at fridge temp 5.9% ABV. The beer pours bright light amber with off white to cream colored head. The head recedes to a ring and skim coating with a bit of lacing. The aroma is bready, toasty malt with a little yeast character. The taste is malty, bready at first with a little hop character coming in to finish. There is a barely noticeable nutty flavor in the taste as well. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, well carbonated and semi dry. Overall, good. This beer is a 50/50 mix of Marzen & fest beer, in my opinion. More malt character than a fest beer but more hop bitterness than a Marzen.

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Photo of TooGood
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riff
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, light amber color with about a finger of white head that fades into a little lacing fairly quickly. Smells of caramel with a little grassy hops. Taste is caramel, bread, biscuit, light honey, and a hint of bitterness towards the end. Medium light body. Not too shabby, a touch on the sweet side to me, but a pretty decent beer otherwise.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest brewed by Warsteiner Brauerei, with an ABV of 5.90% This Oktoberfest pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice white head. This brew has the look of most Oktoberfest brews on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is Rich with grains and malts. You also pick up on some nice mild hops bitterness and there is also a nice sweetness in the smell of this brew. Between the look and smell this is one inviting Oktoberfest. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You pick up on a nice bold Rich smooth sweet grains and malts. The body of Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest is a solid medium, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. This Oktoberfest has a real nice balance to it. It is really hard to pick up on the 5.90% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The mouth feel of Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest is Bold, Sweet, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this Oktoberfest a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the chance to. Warsteiner Brauerei, did a real nice job with this one.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the epitome of the style. Perfect balance of hops and malt that makes up what real beer should be. Almost wish I was drinking this out of a boot or massive mug. Bring on Oktober!

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Photo of Winterborn
3.26/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a golden yellow transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. A cap of a white head sustains and dissipates at a nice pace. Thin mild lace. The aroma takes in sweet biscuity/bready thick maltiness flowing into semi-sweet to underscored grassy bitter hops. Light honey and floral. The flavor revels in the balance of it all. Nice sweet smooth malty biscuit aftertaste. Sly semi-sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it . Low carbonation helps bring about smooth sweetness. Overall, spectacular Oktoberfest, of course this is going to be great for it's style, not like it was brewed in Antarctica.

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Photo of Raime
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LennyBound
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nick_perry
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very clear appearance. Golden color with a lot of rising bubbles. Foamy white head which quickly subsides. Aroma is malty and woody. Very clean, pure malt flavor. A bit of a sweet, alcoholic note and warming feeling, despite only being 5.9% ABV. Light in body but not on flavor.

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Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Douglasville, GA. The appearance is a clear golden orange color with a medium sized off- white head. The aroma is caramel malt with some yeast in the backdrop. The taste is sweet caramel malt and grains. A solid beer.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is weak some straw and caramel malt some biscuit malt as well. Flavor is watery and grainy giving it a touch of sour. Body is medium light and finish is weak.

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Photo of pkalix
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach_Fehrman
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Looks great, a nice orange color with a white head that maintained itself for a short while before dissipating. Smelled alright, kind of reminded me of a pumpkin just about to go bad. Taste was not good at all. So devoid of anything enjoyable except maybe a slight taste of...bread? Extremely grainy.

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Photo of nmattis13
1.25/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

This beer tastes like a Rottweilers penis, don't drink it.

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Photo of mkh895
3.99/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pianoguy
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Best before May 13th 2017

Pours a clear golden body with a bone white head. Poor retention, little lacing lacing

The classic Marzen "applesauce" smell of malt and yeast with little to no discernible hops

Taste follows but in a very non prominent way. It just tastes weak.

Feel is a little watery

Overall. ; A slightly below average Marzen.

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Photo of jw4free
2.77/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of woemad
2.85/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

11.2oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane for $1.59. According to the rear label it's best before May 13, 2017. My first beer from this brewery.

Poured into a Widmer shaker pint glass, this was a dark, golden shade of amber. Very thin off-white head, with almost no lace at all.

Malty and vaguely fruity aroma.

This doesn't taste like a "Marzen type " beer (per the label; my phone can't figure out how to do umlauts), it tastes like a generic Euro lager, with a sweet, fruity flavor like a mixture of apple and corn. There's a very mild herbal bitterness in the background, but things are mostly a bland malty sweetness.

Medium bodied, with an undercarbonated, semi-lifeless mouthfeel.

Cheap and worth the price, I guess. I'm assuming this is something dumbed down for the American market. I've always steered clear of Warsteiner in the past because I generally assumed it was a kind of German Heineken. This does nothing to change that view. Won't be having this again.

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