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Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest | Warsteiner Brauerei

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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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Photo of mschrei
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKG
4.53/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of delta490
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium-light gold with a short-lived fizzy head. The aroma is milder but has some nice malt sweetness and a little earthy hops, as well. The taste isn't bad, but it's not quite as good as the aroma and just has a slightly..."off" character to it. Not off as in skunked or poorly made. I can't place it but just it's just not quite there. The body is lighter with just a little carbonation on the finish.

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Photo of claspada
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coastiebob
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CPAles
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Warsteiner Oktoberfest has a medium, off-white head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, gold appearance, with low-to-moderate lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of yeasty bread, and the flavor is of the same, with bread crust, grassy hops, and even some cream ale (cream cheese cake icing) aspects. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly prickly. Warsteiner Oktoberfest finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing.


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Photo of Greatheil
4.77/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MaximalC
3.07/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a transparent, pale, straw color with a moderate head of coarse, white bubbles. Mild aroma smells of the typical grassy, spicy, noble hops and traces of caramel and bread.

The taste is more full-flavored than the nose would suggest, with a healthy dose of biscuity malt and zesty hops, along with some caramel, apple skin and grain husk. There’s also a slight cardboard character in the aftertaste. Medium-light body and high carbonation make for crisp, lively mouthfeel.

Overall, this is an average representation of a very average style. It’s fine for sessioning, but it doesn’t exactly wow the tastebuds.

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Photo of 10Crumra
2.4/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of BigMike
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spikester
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with two fingers of white head and moderate lace.
Smell is bread malt yeast grain bin some herbal hops.
Taste is sweet bread malt and a balancing amount of herbal grassy hops.
Mouthfeel is light to medium and ample carbonation.
Overall an interesting beer that is easy drinking and refreshing. Really not one I will rush out to buy more of.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled earlier this evening on 10/3/15. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle with a 'BEST BEFORE: 21,May.16" printed on the back label. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage .3L "WARSTEINER" flute glass.

Brew pours a clear golden-amber in color with lots of streaming bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The cap is a good 1+-finger creamy/foamy white head and a decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of caramel malts with a hint of floral hops. Bit more going on with some light spice also. Very smooth and goes down easy. Really surprised actually as I haven't a idea on this one as Oktoberfest brews are all over the board. Lighter-bodied with higher carbonation but is works for this brew. Overall, really injoyed this one! PROST!

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

appearance- Golden amber in color with a foamy one finger head.

aroma- Caramel and toasted malts along with a hint of herbal/spice hops.

taste- Nutty malt flavors and some caramel sweetness are present at first. There's a tiny bit of herbal/spice hops in the middle and finish that balances the malt sweetness. After taste isn't great as it warms, it gets a grainy cardboard taste.

feel- Medium bodied, medium carbonation,and chewy in the middle and crisp in the finish.

overall- Solid oktoberfest that finds itself in between the dark and light versions of the style. The downside to this one is that the aftertatse is poor after it gets into the 50 degree range. Probably not worth getting again considering quantity of stronger versions of the style out there.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appear : This beer has one of the most gloriously awesome heads I've ever seen. It's not just huge, it's stable, sticky, gelatinous, and moves with the beer. It's stable at 2 fingers tall (starts at 3), fluffy like car wash foam, and leaves rings of lace on the glass as it recedes. The body is 90% transparent, straw colored, and has tons of effervescent bubbles spiraling up to the top from the bottom.

Smell : VERY German/Bavarian in its smell. Dead-ringer Pilsner aromas, with a near perfect balance of baked malt and Opal hops, with some allspice and black peppercorn. At deeper smells, clove finishes out the aroma.

Taste : It starts out like a typical Euro lager (light bodied, high grain bill, straw), and then the spices roll in mid-palate - clove, allspice, old cinnamon powder. It finishes out with a very distinct dusty flavor...a mix between gourd (flesh, rind, stem), potato skin, fresh sawdust, and grain hull. Unique and bright with minimal off-flavors.

Feel : Light bodied, morphing into an appreciable creaminess (the quasi-creaminess only a cold-fermented lager can emulate), and a rather drying finish. Carbonation is kept mild.

Overall : As a rule, I'm not really a big fan of Oktoberfest LAGERS, but this one isn't bad at all. The potato skin/gourd lays on the palate relentlessly after the swallow, with a dusty grain flavor that seems to be ever present and yet still interesting. I've never had a Marzen like this, and I like unique things. I'd probably try this again.

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Photo of ranger7
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A pretty good Oktoberfest. The golden color threw me off a little, and it's lighter than other popular examples of the style, but it's still not a bad choice. Good flavor, but nothing too complex or interesting. Would have again, but wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass. Best before May 21st 2016, that's a heck of a time there Dave.

Clear, but with a muddy brown like reflection for the body color. Good rising lines of carbonation but also some cola ones sticking to the bottom of the glass. Off white head color, minimal retention some good staying power as it settles to a finger from two.

Grainy malts and hints of powder on the nose. A little bit dough sensations with light faint caramel hiding in the back. Kind of small but not too bad. Not much else really going on here for a marzen though, with little malt depth and hardly any noble character.

Palate doesn't really bring much love. Wet and watery mouthfeel. Minimal caramel notes and a bark like woody bitterness that dissolves quickly. Finish gets a little more warm and spicy just a touch to save it. Some more caramel sweetness comes out with some repeated sips, but doesn't really last with this thin body. Borderline going for seltzer territory.

Overall drinkable but also not really memorable with far better options out there.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this is my least favorite ''octoberfest'' beer that i've tried so far. it has a skunky taste which i'm not a fan of but much worse it has a salty aftertaste.

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Photo of PhillyNole
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest from Warsteiner Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 679 ratings
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