Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest
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From:
Warsteiner Brauerei
 
Germany
Style:
Festbier / Wiesnbier
Ranked #62
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,440
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 14.94%
Reviews:
325
Ratings:
504
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 03, 2022
Added:
Sep 03, 2003
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  134
SCORE
79
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Notes: Golden in color, described by the brewery as "Munich Type" and having "a uniquely soft, hoppy aftertaste" more characteristic of the Festbier style. 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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Ratings by tigg924:
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +25.3%
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.
Oct 27, 2019
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Rated: 3.04 by bplabernie from Michigan

Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by jgido759 from New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Draft beer poured into a pilsner glass.

Color is a clear golden yellow with a 1 finger head that laces nicely. Aroma is slightly bready and mild, not as spicy or malty as most of the darker Märzens I've had. Taste follows the nose with little carbonation.

Overall, a good but not great. But, I would drink it again.
Oct 08, 2022
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep brassy gold tone, compact yet fluffy head of foam, drippy lacing. Doughy aroma, malt and yeast both present. Light and flavorful, mild bread crust toastiness, vague earthy noble hop aftertaste. Slight malt sweetness initially, becoming dry on the finish. Light creamy feel, good structure and body. Overall i’m glad I got a six of this, and that it’s fresh. More aligned with Festbier on style than Märzen.
Oct 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.76 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Oct 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by biteme398 from Virginia

Oct 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Sep 26, 2022
 
Rated: 2.6 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Sep 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma

Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by DangFoo

4.55/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is my favorite, and I've tried everything that I can get my hands on here in Texas. Not too heavy, and no aftertaste. BJs Oktoberfest was my favorite. The only negative for this beer is of course the 11.2 ounce bottles, but that's really not a big deal.
Sep 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.61 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Aug 27, 2022
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Rated by SmoothOverEverything from Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A little better than the thirsty dog barktoberfest but not as good as the great lakes Oktoberfest
Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

May 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.6 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
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Rated by NickyMac from California

4.42/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Carmely Oktoberfest. I sampled a lot of Oktoberfest beers, this is one of my very favorite.
Jan 07, 2022
 
Rated: 2.97 by Slyde180 from Texas

Dec 01, 2021
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Rated by Chezwick from New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
My favorite Oktoberfest I've tired. Heavily malted and thick in the right ways.
Nov 17, 2021
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Reviewed by scootny from New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A solid fest brew. Good clear color. Toasty on the nose with mild hoppy florals. Taste presents more toasty malt. Just a bit to mild for me. Hops are standard-ish. A bit sharp. They give a dry finish with low-ish bitterness but a touch too present. Crisp feel with easy drinkability. Nice brew.
Nov 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.69 by Hazey92 from New York

Oct 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.14 by JMN44 from Minnesota

Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.64 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Oct 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.63 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Oct 13, 2021
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Reviewed by deleted_user_995920

3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a translucent honey/orange color with a medium receding off white bubbly head. Smell is muted caramel malts,faint grains.Taste is spicy caramel, slight apple. Feels thin, well carbonated. Definitely get some hop bite at the end. This is a different approach to this style more nuanced and subtle, but very delicious. I revised this because I think it may have been too warm.
Oct 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.4 by Gukkor from Texas

Oct 04, 2021
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330 ml bottle in a willie becher glass.

Pours a clean see-through golden copper color, 1-plus f dirty white cap with some sudsy lacing.

Strong malt aroma with some earthy herbal hops and a leather-like take.

Sweet honey bread and butter. Lacks the Marzen floral hop flavor kick.

Light and sweet. A bit astringent.

Best when cold. I was hoping for better.
Oct 01, 2021
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had Oktoberfest, Special Edition, poured from 11.2-oz. bottle, label stamped Best before: "06.MAY.22," into Seidel.

Pours deep gold, verging on amber, with clarity and 1/2- to 1-finger off-white, almost light-tan head, which dissipates to a persistent ring, and leaves little lace. Big malt aroma off the pour, suggesting if not confirming light toast and/or caramel malt, then some floral and clean grassy hops, before sweet, almost corn-like malt and biscuit take over and continue. Begins crisply carbonated and clean, then big but mild caramel malt arrives on a creamy body, which carries into solid biscuit malt and a very drying but not bitter finish.

Strange beer, this German Oktoberfest "special edition" for U.S. export. Until a couple of years ago, the neck label said "Maerzen-type." Now it says "Munich Type" in the same location, but I can find no indication the brewer has changed the recipe. On drinking, the beer seems to nod toward both Oktoberfest traditions, the old märzen and the new festbier, to satisfy the most Americans. Anyway, it's an enjoyable, sessionable malty lager.
Sep 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I grabbed this out of the fridge as I thought it was another “fest” type, but apparently it’s a marzen. At least that’s what it tastes like.
Poured a more golden than straw color which should have been my first clue, the nearly white head leaves bright shiny lacing, kind of cool actually.
The aroma is mild and all about malts. Not unpleasant at all, just not outstanding.
The taste was biscuits and caramel with the slightest hop bite at the end. Yup, marzen. Not bad but not outstanding either, especially when you’re not expecting it.
The feel is quite pleasant, very easy drinking which I am sure is the intention.
OA, tasty enough, but there are tastier marzens out there.
Sep 21, 2021
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Reviewed by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
You would think Warsteiner would make an Oktoberfest beer that would be good, but sadly this is not the case. When I first drank this, I was so disappointed I gave the rest of the beer to my Dad. There are better Oktoberfest beers out there, and Truth be told Germans do not drink this beer during Oktoberfest either. Using Vienna Malt and making the beer a Marzen then slapping an Oktoberfest label is not the way to make good beer.
Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
11.20z. European short change bottle of beer. I poured this into a Paulaner glass. This is a very clear, light amber, with light carbonation. I had about two fingers of white foam that took several minutes to settle to a thin cap leaving thick lacing behind.
The aroma is malty, bread yeast, sweet and fresh!
The sip starts with lightly sweet caramel, fresh bread, with light bitter hops at the end, slightly peppered.
The feel is medium, this is very easy to drink, not as thick as some of the other Marzens. I think I could make a day of these, This may be a little less sweet and there may be more of a hop presence than some of the others.
Sep 18, 2021
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Reviewed by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle, poured into a nucleated teku at ~40 degrees F.

L: Pours an incredibly clear honey amber, and forms a thick, fluffy head of white foam with great retention.

S: Bready, honeyed biscuit, and something that if I didn't know better I'd say was reminiscent of corn mash.

T: Bread and honeyed biscuit dominate the opening, as indicated by the nose. Faint caramel and toffee appear briefly in the middle of the sip, followed by a dry, earthy, soil finish sprinkled with a dash of pepper and allspice.

F: Medium and clean.

O: Not at all a bad beer. Not my favorite in the style, but definitely German brewed.
Sep 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Mortal_Wombat from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Classic festbier, yellow with a slight copper tin. Fluffy white head that quickly dissipates with small amounts of lacing.

Smell: Toasted malt, grain and noble hops readily apparent. Very cleanly put together aroma.

Taste: Pronounced grain and some associated doughy breads up front and a very small amount of toffee followed very quickly by earthy hop spice. Malt is a lot less sweet than even some of the Bavarian brews which works in this case.

Feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy finish and lingers with the hops at the very end on the tongue.

Overall: A solid example of a festbier although maybe just a notch below the Bavarians.
Sep 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Aug 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by chris826 from Mississippi

Aug 25, 2021
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Reviewed by k1001001 from Tennessee

3.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is part of a 2021 series of reviewing Oktoberfest marzens and festbiers.

This is a classic German marzen. The malts are a bit forward. This is not as sweet as the others. Carbonation was good in the bottle. I would get this again easily. Prost!
Aug 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a lighter version of the Octoberfest style. With that in mind, I like the color, smell, & taste. It is well-balanced, mild & smooth tasting with a nutty aftertaste at 5.9% alcohol. Overall, I will drink it again.
Aug 08, 2021
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