Warsteiner Premium Dunkel | Warsteiner Brauerei

Warsteiner Premium DunkelWarsteiner Premium Dunkel
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32.9%
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3.5 w/ 1,560 ratings
Warsteiner Premium DunkelWarsteiner Premium Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Warsteiner Brauerei
Germany
warsteiner.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,170
Reviews:
635
Ratings:
1,560
Liked:
514
Avg:
3.5/5
pDev:
14.29%
Alströms:
3.4
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
261
Trade:
0
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Reviews by neilgavigan:
Photo of neilgavigan
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A Clear dark red brown with light tan head which dissappeared quickly.

S. burnt bread and fruity yeast with some sight sour and floral

T. Nice even maltiness with fruit , some sweet nuttiness and quite bitter for the style. Sour and bitter finish. Overall it's complex and gets sweeter and more mellow as the tempuratue goes up.

M. Medium light body with low carb

O. Decent dark lager with clear European roots with the yeast and malt choices. Dark, complex and fun yet not filling. Average dunkel.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of abarquerov
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Very nice color, deep dark brown, clear but you can't see through the glass. Almost no head.

S: The aroma jumps right out of the glass into your nose. Some caramel/toffee notes, dark chocolate, malts.

T: Great taste, similar to the taste. Dark chocolate-caramel, coffee, roasted malts. I'd describe it as a deep flavor.

F: Slightly creamy with due carbonation.

Overall, it's one of my favorite beers. Affordable, great taste, great dark lager.

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Photo of Ferb
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

So this is what Munich malts taste like? From other reviews this sounds like a kinder, gentler Munich dunkel, but I enjoyed it. It has the bread crust taste that come from the Munich malts, and a bit of cocoa, light noble hops, and some roasted character, but nothing like a porter. I lean towards the malt and away from the heavily hopped, so this is one I will buy again.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one poured a beautiful dark brown in color with hints of orange around the edges and an even, lasting head.

Smell – The soft, darkish malts were complimented with some good caramel and molasses.

Taste – The unsulphored molasses was brilliant at the taste. The malts were light but formed a nice backbone.

Mouthfeel – This was a tad bigger than light-bodied and flat with a terrific bittersweet finish.

Drinkability – They've been doing it since 1753. This is a good, simple, uncomplicated offering from Warsteiner.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of tectactoe
3.14/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Warsteiner Premium Dunkel pours a dark brown color; kind of old and woody looking with the smallest possible red tint you could imaging. It exhibits good clarity and is topped off with a voluptuous beige can that grows huge and sticks generously to the inside of the glass. It leaves behind sheets of lacing at it slowly descends towards the top of the brew.

Huge Munich malt aroma; large boasts of heavily-toasted bread and a decent helping of slightly metallic-tinted caramel. Very doughy and bready with a little bit of cocoa powder hidden in the background, combining to form a slight cookie dough aroma. Fresh, crisp lager yeast crowds the end and smells great; very solid aroma overall, and it's much more powerful and robust than you might expect for a lighter beer.

Sadly, the taste is slightly less intriguing; it's kind of watered down a bit underwhelming considering that fact that my nostrils are still more than pleased. The water is very "mineral" tasting and rough with a thick and heavy yeast taste from start to finish. The yeast is pretty nice, but the chalky mineral essence, I could do without. Middle-to-end, it's pretty grainy with a much, much lighter caramel presence than the aroma would signify.

Toasted breads are still evident, but again, much more subdued and muted. Diacetyl is unfortunately more noticeable than I believe it should be, as I'm picking up quite a large buttery popcorn kernel flavor, especially in the aftertaste. Carbonation is pretty spot on, and I really have no complains about the thin-medium mouth feel. Crisp, somewhat dry finish with a nice snap.

Well, the aroma was awesome. And that's pretty much all I have to say about that. Quite a let down on the palate, with some strange off-flavors that hindered an already unimpressive flavor profile - minerals, chalk, heavy butter. Without those, this beer would have been okay. As is, it's floating right around "medicore". Not so bad I wouldn't drink it again, but I'd definitely never order one again on my own. Unless it was a candle.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of woodchipper
2.86/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SkiBum22
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of markallmon
2/5  rDev -42.9%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TheAdamConners
1/5  rDev -71.4%

Photo of BK2084
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Todd
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Jacob Wirth's in Boston ...

Dark, rich chestnut-stain brown colour with a thin, sticky white head. Medicore retention. Aroma ranges from burnt raisin, veggies and a touch of diacetly. Smooth, light-bodied, dry with a crisp bite of carbonation and citric bitterness. Touch of apple. Hint of caramel. Dry finish with a mouthfull of grain and husk.

I know this beer to be better, but still ... I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTripp725
1/5  rDev -71.4%

Photo of Zhenghao
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a dull dark color with a strong coffee smell. It tastes smooth with dark coffee aroma, it does't taste too bitter with a slight sweetness, which is what I like the best. There is no or low hop in it, which makes it no bad.

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3.64/5  rDev +4%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of JakerLou
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rifrafboy
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a premium German dark beer. Smell is of chocolate with alcohol. It pours medium dark with a big head. Impressive lacing. The taste is quite pronounced with a very strong roasted malt taste, almost chocolate in character. Impressive. Hoppiness is there, but hard to detect over the malt. Sweet, heavy finish. I liked this. This almost approaches the Porter category, like a watered down Guiness. I will buy this again for a strong, full bodied German dark lager. Forget Beck's or St. Pauly dark. This is a distinct and bold beer. I get this for $9.99 for 12 bottles.

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Photo of Billolick
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, with best before dating of July '06. Pours clear, dark rum colored with a tan hea dthat leaves respectable lacing. Nose is lightly of malt and some honey. Quite dirnkable lager, minor notes of honey and vanilla with clean and smooth malty underpinnings. Middle of the road dark lager, decent if unspectacular sessioner.

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