Warsteiner Premium Fresh | Warsteiner Brauerei

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Warsteiner Brauerei

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 08-11-2002

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Photo of headlessparrot
2.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Beer pours a pale, translucent gold, capped by two fingers of loose foam that persists for longer than expected but does ultimately recede to a thin layer and then some islands. A bit of lacing, and a lot of visible carbonation.

Smell is bready, biscuity malt, light cracker. Faint sourness, slightly grassy hops, bitter greens. A touch metallic.

Taste is slightly sour malt, biscuit. Faint hop bitterness, more bitter salad greens, slight metallic twang. Carbonation is high, and the body is quite watery. But at least there is some hop presence here?

I've had worse. It doesn't compete with Krombacher--which I would consider the standard-bearer of NA beers--but it's recognizably beery and not outright offensive. Drink it *ice*-cold from the bottle, and you might even be able to fool your taste-buds into thinking you're drinking an American light lager.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
1/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I wish I could rate this lower.

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Photo of wilsonbaron
2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of oldsailor
2.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JTuomi
2.8/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spycow
2.39/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of olradetbalder
1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of denisconrado
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

For the record...

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Photo of JBlankenheim
3.92/5  rDev +63.3%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of purpletentacle
1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CameronCheung
2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Alex5
1/5  rDev -58.3%

Photo of dcmchew
2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of djrn2
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of jibjib513
3.25/5  rDev +35.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, a single found at my local Superstore, of all places - who knew? Apparently they have broken cases too.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden straw hue, with two fingers of puffy, moderately foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a decent array of layered deciduous tree lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of warm grainy, somewhat pungently cereal-heavy malt (weirdly common for the 'style', it seems), a slight flinty mineral character, and tame earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more of the same - cereal-prominent malt, a certain hard-water essence, and leafy, earthy hops. Simple, but quite beer-like, surprisingly, as if I hadn't played this game before.

The carbonation is average - supportive and a tad peppy - the body an adequate medium weight, and smooth in the most general of senses. It finishes off-dry, the breakfast cereal essence still rather undeniable, the noble hops not altogether interested in the affair by now, leaving us with another version of this foreign dominance unchecked and unheeded at my grocery chain border.

I'd like to opine that this is so obviously an NA beer, but I just can't. The maltiness is just so superior to many of the pale lagers out there - noticeable, enjoyable, and well, not boozy. So why can't a whole lot of the normals get that part right? No offense to Warsteiner - they've no doubt got their shit together, like many of their German kin.

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Photo of Johnq1964
3/5  rDev +25%

Photo of matjack85
1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of KillaB
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of B14
2/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Slight bitter taste with a strong after taste. Not particularly impressed with a beer that considers itself as the kind you want to drink 'cause life is too short. I didn't find anything that stood out on this brew, maybe if I had tried it out of a bottle it would have been a different experience.

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Photo of kevrob802
1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of SirIPAalot
3/5  rDev +25%

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Beer rating: 3.3% out of 100 with 60 ratings
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