Warsteiner Premium Dunkel | Warsteiner Brauerei

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,559
Reviews:
636
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
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259
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Ratings: 1,559 |  Reviews: 636
Photo of Sammy
1.57/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Watery brown colour, with odd old smell. Tastes like sucking on a piece of cloth. If you really need to drink. Very grainy, too much carbonation. Like a club soda with some cheap gin or scotch drop poured in. Some malts, perhaps a hint of roast, acidic.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 5/25/12.

Pours a clear brown with a 1 inch puffy tan head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Thin rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and some metallic and fruity aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, caramel, and some slight nutty flavors. A mild roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a crisp carbonation with a bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that I got in a sampler pack but not something I would seek out on my own.

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Photo of spycow
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a schwarzbier through and through. pours a foamy dark brown thin color with a nice white head an inch or two high. smells malty and a bit roasty with some notes of caramel and black licorice, but only gently. mouthfeel is average too, a bit of carbonation and some nice complexity in the finish. i wasnt wowed here. a sessionable darker munchen style brew, malty and boring in many ways. eh

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Knapp85
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out as a cola colored liquid with a fizzy tan looking head. The lacing is very minimal. The smell of the beer had some traditional pilsner aromas in it along with a light roasted aroma. The taste of the beer is malty with a dry bitterness to it. The mouthfeel of this one is light bodied and well carbonated. Overall it's a decent dark brew from Germany.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a single of this for $1.79

My first crack at a new style and I must say, it's pretty good. Pours a beautiful deep red color with some nice malty aroma and taste. Goes down easy and smooth, with supreme drinkability. Seems like the Euro version of a brown ale to me, but I liked this beer.. would try again.

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Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer is dark amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly dissipated and left lacy patterns of bubbles in the center and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are slightly sweet aromas of caramel malt in the nose.
T: The taste has a mild amount of sweetness and flavors of caramel malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and its low alcohol content makes it quite sessionable.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Munich Dunkel done the Warsteiner way.

Smells lightly malty, toasty, and caramelly. Almost buttery and bready. Mildly sour with fruity notes of dates or nuts.

Looks solid brown with amber highlights. Quite clear for darkness. Light tan head laces well. Light to medium carbonation.

Tastes sweet but not overly malty. Breads, toasty, and caramels persist in the flavor. Detects brown sugar and butter popcorn in the body. Feels efforvescent and numbing to the toung. A bit grainy. Hop flavor and bitter only for balancing sweet. Creamy and slightly alcoholic to the palate.

Finishes sweet but not malty. Toasted flavor and bitter remains.

Impression: Nicely balanced, clean and crisp. Creamy dark lager.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Had the regular lager on a few occasions, time to try the darker version.

This beer pours a clear dark rusty chestnut brown hue, with three fingers of puffy, bubbly, and duly frothy pale beige head, which leaves some crinkly cloudy lace around the glass as it slowly subsides.

It smells of lightly roasted caramel malt, oily nuts, bittersweet cocoa, faint brown sugar, a suggestion of wheat chaff, and earthy, weedy noble hops. The taste is bready caramel malt, pithy wheat grain, powdery milk chocolate, a bit of indistinct sour and yeasty wine grapes, and more earthy, grassy hops.

The carbonation is moderate, and generally just a frothy background tic, the body an agreeable medium weight, and nicely rounded, with a softly lilting smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the roasted malt lingering and loitering in a rather skeezy manner.

A more or less balanced, tasty dark German lager, the roasted character making up for the lack of overt hop bitterness. Simple, and drinkable with the more robust sorts of charred or baked comestibles, it would seem.

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Photo of emerge077
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BBD: 27 MAR 09

Nice ruby glint in direct light, thin head with decent retention. Otherwise typical dark brown body with some visible carbonation streams. Distinct aroma of roasted barley, probably it's most redeeming quality. Dull papery malt flavor, like many other euro lagers, but with some mild hop presence. Not especially roasty in the taste, dry and quick in the finish. Fairly light and dry feel, yet still substantial enough to sip instead of chug. Decent enough to have a couple, but doesn't really hold interest very long.

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Photo of brentk56
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany color with a small head; decent retention and considerable lacing

Smell: A whiff of toasted malt

Taste: Toasted malt flavors dominate, with a hint of caramel and a subtle nutty flavor; the finish is dry and slightly bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Very clean and drinkable; well-made

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark brown/mohogany color with a foamy, tan, one-finger head. Left nice trails of lace.

S - It smelled of wheat and roasted caramel malts.

T - Great roasted malt taste. Sweet with a little spicy kick.

M - It was soft and smooth. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is another very good beer from Warsteiner. It reminds me of a good porter.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.23/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color dunkel with a medium foamy head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma of light sweet caramel malt is pretty neutral. Taste is very bland with light caramel malt with not much character. Very bland and boring version of the style and not something I am about to buy again anytime soon.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into pilsener glass, best before 9/4/2012. Pours crystal clear reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, biscuit, nuttiness, toast, toffee, herbal, pepper, and earth. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, chocolate, nuttiness, herbal, earth, and light pepper. Lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, nuttiness, and herbal on the finish for a short bit. Fairly dry and a touch thin on the finish. Fair amount of flavor and robustness; no cloying at all after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. No alcohol presence in the taste or finish. Overall this is a very solid dunkel. A touch thin and watery; but has some nice flavors, balance, and is extremely easy to drink. Enjoyable stuff.

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