Warsteiner Premium Dunkel | Warsteiner Brauerei

Warsteiner Premium DunkelWarsteiner Premium Dunkel
BA SCORE
3.5/5
1,568 Ratings
Warsteiner Premium DunkelWarsteiner Premium Dunkel
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
Ranking:
#40,590
Reviews:
635
Ratings:
1,568
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
269
Trade:
0
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Photo of poisoneddwarf
2.66/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

330 ml bottle. Not much aroma to speak of. Dark brown with a nice head, which dissipates half way through the glass. Flavor is boring. Very unimpressed.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.01/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clearish deep amber brown color with a huge, frothy off white head. Retention is excellent, but there is barely any lacing to speak of.

Smell is very plain and one dimensional. There is a nuttiness and toasted grain and that's about it. You really have to agitate the beer to get anything more than a hint of aroma.

Taste is the same. Nutty, a touch of sweetness and toasted malts. Really unspectacular.

Feel is the worst part of this beer. It is so under carbonated that it feels like I'm drinking flavored water.

Overall this beer is not good. At first I thought it was old or expired, but the best by date is December 2017 and right now it's only June. Unenjoyable to say the least.

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Photo of SwissTac0
2.05/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

As a coffee nut I still find this overly bitter....it's like roasterie coffee...you can taste many good flavors but they are coated by a burnt feel and taste.

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Photo of cwkash
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lawlmartz
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of neenerzig
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served to me in a pint glass on-tap, this beer draws a clear, light to medium Amber/brown color with a slightly off-white head that settles to just about nothing a few minutes after being poured. No trace of foam or lacing. Aromas of toasted, bready, caramel malt sweetness and not much else and that's just fine. Taste is pretty much the same, with toasted, bready caramel malt sweetness with just a slight touch of hops. Pretty spot on for this style. Has a crisp, yet smooth, also frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a very clean finish. Easy to drink in a good way.

Eric

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Photo of andrewh995
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear light brown with a small off white head. Smells of malt, some chocolate, and fruit. Tastes of malt, caramel, light fruit, and nuttiness. Light mouthfeel with med-low carbonation. Overall its good just nothing worth buying again.

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Photo of Austin_Madagame
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Never had a Dunkel before. I enjoyed it, wouldnt mind trying it again.

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Photo of Zhenghao
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a dull dark color with a strong coffee smell. It tastes smooth with dark coffee aroma, it does't taste too bitter with a slight sweetness, which is what I like the best. There is no or low hop in it, which makes it no bad.

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Photo of rsuarez1982
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rszopko17
2.59/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Look: brown, flat

Smell: coffee, cocoa, nutty

Taste: thin, bitter, similar to black coffee

I am not a huge fan of dark beers (or coffee). this beer was too bitter for me.

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Photo of JohnnyForeign
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magsmyth24
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer reminds me of Guinness. It has a dark color, coffee and sweet smell, and light coffee taste.

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Photo of BigGold
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had at Middendorf's, Manchac, La., poured from 11.2-oz. bottle, label stamped best before "06.OCT.17," into (unfortunately) frosted mug. A decent dark lager, which stands up well to turtle soup.

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Photo of digitalflood
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lorenzai_Konstantinov
4.47/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Let me start by saying that I LOVE this beer! Poured @ 38F into pint glass, hard pour yielded a small but persistent head that left a nice little bit of lacing. Appearance is very appealing, think Newcastle nut brown except 3 shades darker. The smell is of caramel roasted/toasted barley malt with a little bit of chocolate and the 'all german' hops that I think may be Saaz or related. The taste is rich, with a dark cocoa like flavor, bittersweet like dark chocolate and an amazing roasted barley malt flavor that is balanced with the slightly skunky hop profile. Even the aftertaste is nice and the hops linger on the palette without being offensive. The medium carbonation compliments the delivery of the hop flavor and adds to the balance of the brew. The feel is a bit thin but it works well here. Overall I recommend this beer. It might be my favorite beer, or in my top 3 of all time. Everyone who enjoys German beer I encourage to try this.

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Photo of Eag1e92
4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dubayale
4.37/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great german beer. Taste great and gives you that satisfaction feeling.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark. I like the coffee flavor that is behind the curtain. Pours light brown with off-white head that dissipates like a good dunkel but does have residuals that stick around. Smells of well roasted malt and barley. Burnt caramel in the pallette after the swallow. Lightish bodied. Slick finish.

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Photo of Reddanm1
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Warsteiner Dunkel was a light brown and a deep amber color. It has the aroma of coffee with a hint of sweetness. The beer was very pleasing to my palette. I felt like it taste like coffee and chocolate and has mild acuity. The aftertaste taste like I drank a cup of black coffee. The overall taste of the beer was very good and pleasing.

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Photo of Mae1118
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Warsteiner Dunkel smells and tastes like coffee with a hit of honey. As I'm not a coffee drinker it is not as terrible. Not sure if i would get it again.

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Photo of txmilligan
4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a six pack in bottles, poured it up into an imperial pint glass. Beautiful, clear chocolate brown hue with a nice, clean white head, that left behind decent lacing. Smelled of barley, malt and hints of chocolate and cinnamon (maybe?). Nice, crisp flavor, heavy malt tones, with a hint of chocolate and coffee underneath. Smooth in the mouth, goes down very easy. Overall, a great dark beer.

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
4.04/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Warsteiner Premium Dunkel from Warsteiner Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 1,568 ratings
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