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:
1,559
Reviews:
636
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
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41
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259
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0
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2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.02/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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Warsteiner Premium Dunkel from Warsteiner Brauerei
3.45 out of 5 based on 1,559 ratings.
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