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

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Added by marburg on 09-03-2003

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Ratings: 671 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of Grupatre
2.38/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Burt
4.38/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into snifter, thanks to Rob.
A: pours a crystal clear golden copper body, +1 finger high white tight foam head, bits of stringy lacing, carbonation
S: sweet caramel malt, sweet fermented organic material, hints of plum and pear, allspice
M: medium body
T: wonderful crisp malty caramel, semi sweet, biscuit, toasted hazelnut, bready rich, light bitterness in the finish
O: great fall brew and malt build

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Photo of joe12pk
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skabiski
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Profundobaso
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out of a standard 330ml bottle.

Look - fairly carbonated with a solid one finger head.
Smell - mainly biscuits and toasted malts, with a slight fruity fragrance.
Taste - just as much bread in the taste as the smell, with a bit of bitterness to round out the finish.
Feel - light to medium bodied. Very refreshing at 5.9%.
Overall - nothing amazing, but not bad at all. good representation of the style, and very good value for the price.

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Photo of Olesjm
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: nice color and off white head that sticks around for a decent time.
S: clean malty aroma. Little hop smell and not overtly toasty, caramelly, or bready. Sweet.
T: malty and sweet. Bitter enough to not be cloying. Little noticeable hop character. Crisp and clean.
F: medium bodied, lightly carbonated, no alcohol warmth.
O: a good example of the style, although certainly not the best. Clean easy drinking. It's an all day drinking beer.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: brilliant gold to light amber under a 1/2" white cap with fair retention

S: light bread crust and light toast aromas

T: the flavors lead with oyster cracker, bread crumb, light toast and a trace of fruit and finish with an assertive bitter

F: medium to medium light body and medium high to high carbonation

O: A little on the light side and somewhat uneventful

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Photo of gundybears
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RJLarse
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a gold/pale copper color, clean with a small white head.

Smell is a sweet grain aroma.

Taste is a bread and mild caramel flavor with a mild bitter finish.

Feel is a clean, maybe a little thin and watery for the style.

Overall a nice Oktoberfest. There are better and this one came in 11 oz bottles. But OK.

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Photo of Zorro
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colored lager with a medium sized white colored head. This is on the pale end of the spectrum for the style.

Smells malty and strongly of scorched sugars. Caramel and some fruitiness. Scent of roasted grain and hay. Lesser scents of wheat bran and saffron.

Starts out semi-dry. Taste of caramel and other scorched sugars and toasted grain. Mild bitterness is present that just about equals the sweetness. Taste of wheat bran. Very tame lager foe mass consumption.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall what an Oktoberfest beer should be. Light on the taste buds a not that heavy for mass consumption and the celebration of harvest time and the autumnal equinox.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brolo75
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a light, copper orange with a white head, no retention, slight lacing, looks very light.

A: Light notes of caramel, toffee, toasted wheat bread, honey, spice, very light and subtle aromas.

T: Follows the nose with caramel, toffee, honey, spice, finish is slightly dry with toast and caramel malts lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with very little carbonation, crisp, clean, smooth finish.

O: Not much flavor, aroma or body on this beer, it's like an Oktoberfest light.

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Photo of EMH73
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear Amber color with a fairly well retained two inch white head that left decent lacing. Smells and tastes of toasted white bread, caramel malts and a very light hop presence. Light bodied, well carbonated, crisp.

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Photo of matcris
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
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 -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
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 +7.3%
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 +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riff
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
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 +29.2%
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 -13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.18/5  rDev +21.9%
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!

Edit: This one apparently doesnt age well in the bottle so drink early. I bought it as a case and the latter half seemed to have lost both their taste and carbonation despite the "enjoy by May 2018" date.

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