Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest
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Style:
German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #510
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
79
Ranked #46,089
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 14.99%
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
748
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Notes: 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.
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Photo of tigg924
4.36/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is dark bread , grain and light honey. Light bodied, high carbonation, sweet. Super clean, a delight to drink. Will get this again.

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Photo of Crusherone
4.17/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Nice copper color, crystal clear clarity. Half of a pinkie finger of white head that slowly dissipates.
Smell: Bready light malts, caramel, and a slight hop aroma.
Taste: Follows the nose with a lightly toasted bread malts, caramel, and a hint of hop character.
Feel: Aqueous, light to medium mouthfeel, easy to drink.
Overall: Great Oktoberfest that is easy to finish a 6 pack. Smooth and flavorful beer. Would buy again.

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Photo of MattBeer
4.63/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I think this is my favorite Oktoberfest style beer. It's not super-Marzen sweet like you'll get from American versions of Oktoberfests. Those are good, too. But this is just such a clean, crisp, clear, drinkable Oktoberfest. It's very difficult not to knock half a glass back per sip.

I'm really averse to buying six packs. I like a ton of variety. This is a contender for six-pack purchase, especially because of its season-limited availability.

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Photo of DrBeergood
4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My personal favorite. Flavor wise, it is excellent. The only brews you can compare it against are $11/6pk, while Warsteiner is $16/12pk here. I buy about 5 cases a year, which is enough to last me through winter.

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Photo of Nass
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The pour is brown. The aroma is quite muted, if I concentrate I can get some toffee, roasted malts, & caramel. The taste follows suit with the nose along with some grains. In addition to, I do agree with the beer being thin & watery, they ought to beef up the body for this style of beer. Cheers! B-

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear true gold body. Minimal head that dies down to a soapy ring.
The aroma is malty, sweet and a bit musty. Faint floral hops.
Bready malts and a honey sweetness in the taste. Spicy, floral hops that struggle to balance it out. Dry finish with a peppery bite.
Light body and easy to drink. Medium- carbonation.
All and all this beer is pleasant enough. Nothing exciting. I could see drinking it over the course of a day.

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Photo of sjdevel
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not much carbo. Thin and light. Not much aroma. Taste was really weak. Thin body. Overall not happy with this one. It is almost like a Miller version of a Marzen. Won't buy again.

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Photo of gvickery
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very light amber, clear, thin white head. Smell was very subdued, faint mineral water, sulphur, and toasted bread. Taste was bland, lightly toasted, very light toasted malt, minimal hops. Taste was similar, slightly toasted, watery, very light mouthfeel. Overall, it’s ok I guess. Not something I would want more than once. There are much better examples out there of the style. Disappointing, since this is an import from the motherland of Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden beer under a finger or two of bright white head in a dimpled mug,,, Presents mild toasted grains with a hint of chew, floral and grassy/herbal aromas underscored by a moderately bitter, lightly sweet and light-bodied beer... I really liked it and it seems to hit most of the marks...

Best by date of May 16th, 2020...

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Photo of defunksta
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a completely clear copper color with a heavy white head.
Aroma: Strong aromas of roasted caramel and toffee. Good Munich malts. A little cinnamon and roasted barley bitterness.
Flavor: Taste follows the nose with strong toasted rye bread, caramel, toffee, roasted barley. There is a deliciously sweet dark fruit and cherry. Little hops. Finishes sweet. No bitterness, but it has a grassy and slightly earthy noble hop profile to give the Oktoberfest twang. A little corn and grass. Really the toffee, caramel, and cherry balance define the Munich malt flavors.
Feel: Thick body, Slightly heavy, but not oily. Low to moderate carbonation.

Overall: A classic Oktoberfest brew that takes me back a few seasons. Corn, dank grass, swallowed up by toasted caramel and rye. Nails the Oktoberfest profile without being too heavy, bitter, or sweet. Will need to try it side by side with other German representations of the style...

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Photo of Foyle
4.2/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from 330ml bottle into pint glass. Pours a thin white head that drops quickly with a smidge of lacing. Color is deep gold with a bit of sediment in suspension. Moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma of cracker, bready malts, grassy hops. Mouthfeel is light to medium with a prickly carbonation. Flavors of cracker, biscuit, hint of citrus, grassy hops. Overall: a very good example of the style.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
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 -1.4%
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 ajm5108
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
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 antonyliu
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a .5L stein

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

Smell
malt, grains

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

Mouthfeel
light bodied, crisp and lightly carbonated

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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 -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
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well at least this one is good, over the Americanized versions again this one gives way to tradition. Not as good as some of the others, with a bit more bitterness to it. Still kind of sweet, reminds me of a low key IPA.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
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 -12.1%
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 BB1313
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
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 bret717
2.86/5  rDev -17.6%
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 +3.2%
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%
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 -20.7%
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 mehak
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
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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