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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - dark brown, almost opaque, reddish hue; thick quarter of an inch of fizzy brownish, off white head that quickly fades to a thin lacing

S - toffee, caramel, sweet

T - toffee, caramel, faint roastiness, faint coffee, sweet, mildly bitter

M - light to medium bodied, crisp

This is a pretty flavorful beer. It's refreshing and quaffable. I think a little more body and a little carbonation would help this out, but otherwise it's an overall decent beer.

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Appearance: Pours a chocolate amber with a thin head that doesn't provide any appreciable lacing.
Aroma: Faint smell of wet hay, malt and dried fruit.
Taste: Mild taste with notes of toasted malt and mild citrus hops notes.
Texture: Crisp and dry with decent carbonation.
Drinkabilty: Too mild with little character. I would like to see more coffee and hops.
Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle in to a Pilsener glass.

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Notes from 5/27/12

Bought this on accident (see notes after review):

Near black appearance with mahogany shades toward the bottom of the chalice. A milky, off-white head slims down, but an attractive rim remains and clings gently to the glass. 4

Coffee, timber smoked and grape juice in the nose. A touch of milk chocolate, and a slightly floral aroma. 3.5

Dark, wet malts up front with a grape-like yeast flavor sitting in the middle. A dry lingering in the back end, reminiscent of a red wine with a woody character. Notwithstanding everything I just mentioned, the taste comes off as one dimensional. 3

Hops cut into the wet malts character. The wet body, however, is broad and pronounced. Carbonation might be matching the hops. Feels a little like soda. 3

Overall: 3

Notes: went into my favorite bottle shop for Warsteiner Premium Verum (German pilsner), found it, and checked a bottle for a freshness date. Turned out the brew should have been drank by Sept 2011 (apparently nobody drinks the stuff around here). Then I saw another row of the brew right next to the bottle I picked up, and checked the dates; Warsteiner Premium Verum good til August 2012...or so I thought. Got home, poured a bottle into my chalice glass, and was very surprised by the dark color. The moral of the story is: double check labels, and don't "pull a mom" (late 90s-early 2000s reference to loving mothers and their attempts to buy regular potato chips and other junk food, but due to the constantly rushed nature of the housewife lifestyle, bring home "reduced fat" or "low sodium" bastardizations of name brands).

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Warsteiner Premium Dunkel from Warsteiner Brauerei
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