Warsteiner Winter Special Edition
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Style:
Winter Warmer
Ranked #217
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #39,072
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 14.29%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
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Gots
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SCORE
83
Good
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kojevergas from Louisiana

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

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle.

5.60% ABV. "Festive beer." Brewed with hop extract.

Amber malt and Munich malt are present, with some herbal and floral hops balancing out the sweetness. Not cloying, nor spicy (as many winter beers are). I suspect lager yeast was used given how clean and ester-free this tastes.

Drinkable but dreadfully simplistic and shallow, lacking any complexity or subtlety to its build whatsoever.

C+ (3.18) / ABOVE AVERAGE

***
03/14/17 2nd impression from another bottle:

Filtered pale amber coloured body;. Off-white head of standard frothiness and thickness. Head lasts ~4 minutes.

Aroma is herbal and bready, with clean lager yeast attenuation. Mild residual sweetness. Amber malt, hints of toasted malt. Herbal hop notes. Below average aromatic intensity.

Has an almost syrupy amber malt backbone with herbal hops and a clean yeast profile free of any esters or phenols. Slightly toasty, but not so much it falls into amber lager territory. Mediocre balance.

Drinkable, smooth, wet, clean, and medium-bodied. There isn't much depth of flavour or intricacy here, but I suppose as a more wintry brew than standard Warsteiner it's not a complete failure. Not a brew I'd buy again, but I've enjoyed polishing off the six pack I got. Pleasant and inoffensive, but far from dialed in or impressive.

C / AVERAGE

Mar 12, 2017
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NastyNorseman from New York

3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy brownish copper with a slight head that quickly disapates. Pretty simple, light and caramelly. This is malty but a little slight. I'm new to this style.

Jan 30, 2017
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garymuchow from Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It starts with the nothingness, watery slightly yeasty aroma of many Euro lagers. Nice looking color and very clear, but the head is small and doesn't last very long.
Lager malt character - (Untapped lists it as a marzen and that really seems closer than a winter warmer). Slightly rich but not too sweet. Smooth lager feel. Slight drying. The taste moves more to a dunkel with strong toast almost pushing to burnt. Slightly bigger feel than typical lager and with the slightly increased abv. As it warms pick up a little unsweetened caramelized taste.
Nothing great. A slightly bigger lager for the winter.

Jan 21, 2017
Warsteiner Winter Special Edition from Warsteiner Brauerei
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 15 ratings