Warsteiner Premium Dunkel | Warsteiner Brauerei

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Warsteiner Premium DunkelWarsteiner Premium Dunkel

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Warsteiner Brauerei

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-26-2001

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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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Small bar poured head. It does leave plenty of spotty lace. Light shines through the solidly brown color. Clear.

Lots of toast, bordering on the burnt side.

Smooth, rich body with an above average level of carbonation. Spritzy. Darkened caramel is the predominant flavor. Good light hop in the swallow. Short aftertaste.

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minor trace of head, completely disappears, then leaves a nice colored brown beer. kind of caramel-ly smell, with the basic, commercial brown flavored taste. but it was very welcome and very tasty. miss these german beers; they've always been my favorite. miss Old World too; always has been a kind of second home for me. but the wife and kids were in tow so i couldnt satisfy all my desires. great place to have a beer, great atmosphere. very nice beer, even if it is one of germany's "commercial" brews. budweiser vs warsteiner= take the german commercial brew any (and every) day . . . .

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Warsteiner Premium Dunkel from Warsteiner Brauerei
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