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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,541
Reviews:
630
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
252
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Roguer
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Attractive dark brew, crystal clear, brown with garnet highlights. Head production and retention is OK but not impressive.

Aroma carries bready notes of dark fruit: raisins, red grapes, dark wheat bread, peppery rye. Slightly cleaner on the nose than bigger cousin Bocks, but reminiscent nonetheless.

Very clean drinking; slightly sweet; quite fruity, with plenty of raisin notes, a touch of toffee, and light grape juice.

Slick oily finish; very easy drinking.

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Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lunchbox1015
4.2/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Has a nice caramel and smokey smell. Taste is smokey and a suttle sweetness. Feel is carbinated. I enjoyed drinking this and was able to have a couple very easily. Great beer.

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Photo of thebeers
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber with finger plus of dense tan head that leaves moderate lacing. Nice bready lager aroma and taste. Quite mild. No bitterness to speak of. A bit of carmel malt, right on the edge of being burnt, but still not too sweet either. Heavy carbonation in the mouthfeel; a tad too much for my taste. Otherwise very "drinkable."

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Can
Best before: Jul-7-2017 (Consumed Jan-29-2017)


A:
Pours a clear ruby red with three fingers of tight khaki head that sticks around for a while. Great retention; beautiful lacing. (4.25)

S:
Toasty malts, light caramel sweetness, hard water and not tons else. (3.25)

T:
Toasted malts, cereal thickness, faint nutri-sweet-esque clean sugar taste, a touch of lightly spicy hops. (3.25)

M:
Light+ body with soda-like carbonation, pretty drinkable. (3.5)

O:
Decent beer that is neither great nor terrible.
Pours absolutely gorgeous. Not much could make it look more like a textbook beer. From there in the rest isn't too flashy. Loads of Munich malt toastiness, grainy/malty not much hop presence, kind of hollow as it gives glimpses of what it could be. Good mindless beer as far as that goes. (3.5)

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

The beer is a copper color with a good amount of carbonation and had a thick foamy white head. The beer smells a slight caramel aroma mixed with a wet wheat type of smell. The taste is simple some sweet caramel flavors mixed with a lot of a bread/yeast type of flavor. The beer is smooth and has a great carbonation.

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Photo of PMarcy78
2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OompaMentor
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sublime89
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngryDutchman
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a 7 oz sampler glass.

Appearance - deep copper, slightly red, two finger head. A little lacing as we go, but not pronounced.

Aroma - malt, mostly.

Taste - malty, the roasted grains seem mostly to contribute to color. Hops present as balance to sweetness of the caramel malt but does not result in a bitter aftertaste. Reminiscent of the Vienna and Munich style beers I've brewed at home although they've done a better job of adding hops as my own tend not to get this high of a utilization of the IBUs. I would say it's typical of style but that's obvious since it's one of the beers the defines a German Dunkel.

Feel - pleasant carbonation, not fizzy and overdone like American Standard/Premium beers. It accentuates the flavors instead of masking them.

Overall - one of my favorite styles of beer (and what I brew myself most often) and actually kind of sad that I'd never even tried it until now at age 56. I like this beer, and the scores here probably are indicative of this being a lesser-attempted style in the American craft brewing world, which is a shame.

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Photo of -chii-
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acforster2
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nat1975
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KGBlikesBEER
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjwisenheimer
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edie
4.55/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of corywalston
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MechanicDoug
4.3/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 330 ml. bottle with an expiration date of 25 Feb 2017. Sampled on September 30, 2016.

The pour is a highly attractive deep amber-red tone with a long-lasting fluffy tan head.

Big roasted malt aroma on the nose along with maybe molasses, dark bread, and a low to no hop profile.

Light body.

I thought that it might taste sweeter. It certainly was malt forward in the taste but not as much as the aroma suggested it would be. Clean finish.

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Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Warsteiner Premium Dunkel from Warsteiner Brauerei
3.45 out of 5 based on 1,541 ratings.
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