Warsteiner Herb
Warsteiner Brauerei

Warsteiner HerbWarsteiner Herb
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Pilsner - German
Ranked #575
Ranked #43,937
3.45 | pDev: 12.75%
Warsteiner Brauerei
Warsteiner HerbWarsteiner Herb
Notes: Also known as Warsteiner Double Hopped
View: Beers
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 41 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of aleigator
aleigator from Germany

2.62/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a bright golden color with a big, fluffy white head.

Smells of toffee, straw, a coppery note which adds to the sweetness, and a subdued note of herbal and ice bonbon sweet hops.

Has a higher carbonation, overly light body, borderline watery, one dimensional as for its malty flavor foundation.

Tastes of straw with a metallic note from the lively carbonation, soothed by toffee malts. Turns a tad dry then, while straw and malts take over soon, reestablishing the beer's easy drinkable sweetness.

Boring, not dry as the name indicates, just your average Fernsehbier.

Dec 26, 2016
Photo of matuto
matuto from Brazil

3.96/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml can, exp. 09/2016, label says "double hopped". Pouring in a pilsner glass a very clear straw-colored beer, with large amount of foam, the kind that sticks to the glass leaving semicircles for each sip. I felt the extra hops more on its bitterness and aftertaste than on aromas. I guess the can might not taste as good as the bottled version. Carbonation is just where it needs to be and contributes to an exciting freshness and drinkability without getting nearly unbalanced. Light bodied and refreshing, this beer still has lots of character.

Sep 24, 2016
Photo of FLima
FLima from Brazil

3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light golden color with a very thick head with great retention and leaving a wall of laces.
Clean aroma with predominant notes of herbal hops and malt sweetness.
Flavor with notes of herbal hops, bread malt, apple juice, grains and lager yeast after warming up. Dry aftertaste with a persistent bitterness that leads to another sip.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Crisp and balanced German Pilsner. This is much better than the other versions from this brewery sold locally. Maybe the can preserved better its freshness.

Aug 13, 2016
Photo of peensteen
peensteen from Canada

3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden blonde, 1.5 fingers white head and some lace. Smells is clean and grainy, grassy hops, light lemon citrus with some biscuity malt. Taste is of earthy hops and cereal grain, malty with a mild bitterness, light sweetness mid palate into the finish. Medium carbonation, light medium body. Decent, certainly much more interesting than the original Warsteiner, would do in a pinch but nothing to write home about.

Apr 05, 2016
Photo of Dentist666
Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

0.5l can.
Poured into lager glass.
Clear yellow, nice white head and retention, some laces.
Weak aroma - grains, faint hops.
Clean malty with pleasant herbal hop finish.
Light body, medium carbonation.
Good pilsener.

Mar 30, 2016
Photo of drmeto
drmeto from Germany

3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

-pours a clear straw golden with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-big whiff of skunkiness,sweet grains,lemon,soapy,grassy,nettle
-grassy,zesty,spicy,grainy,corn sweetness
-medium to high,lingering bitterniss
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
Its what it promises to be, a Warsteiner with a more pronounced hoppiness.
I don't know what geniuses decided to put the Breweries most hoppy Beer in a green bottle,while all their other offerings are in brown Bottles though

Jan 20, 2016
Photo of Hodgson
Hodgson from Canada

3/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Just picked this up at the Beer Store in Toronto. Appears to be about 6-7 months from packaging judging by can data.

The extra hops show but not dramatically compared to regular Warsteiner. Like the latter, there seems something (in my humble view) not quite right with these export cans, malt is there, hops is there, but it doesn't pull together.

I suspect processing for export and the journey over must do something to this beer. Same is true for most (not quite all) German imports we get here. I'm sure on draft locally it is superb.

Getting some off vegetal notes here too, I think again the age.

Dec 23, 2015
Photo of biboergosum
biboergosum from Canada

3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, with a label proclaiming 'Double Hopped'. It seems to be the same brew as this.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, broadly foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some splendid descending armada, Space Invaders-style lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of leafy, herbal, and somewhat grassy hop bitters, grainy pale malt, a twinge of petrol, faint sulfur notes, and more indistinct, but weirdly fresh green vegetal astringencies. The taste is bready, doughy pale malt, strange, hard to define tart fruit (could be the overdose of Hallertau here), rather prominent herbal and leafy bitters, and a fading gasohol/unstruck match edginess.

The carbonation is fairly low and non-participatory, for the most part, the body a solid middleweight for the style, and actually pretty smooth, with a burgeoning airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the base malt tootin' right along, still wondering where the hell all this extra noble hoppiness is coming from, and how to contend with it.

An interesting, if inevitable conceit, taking the hops in an old-world offering such as this, and just turning up the dial until it seems, um, 'zehr gut'. Anyways, tasty enough, in that mildly harsh German Pils way (no light-struck skunkiness, I can attest to that), with a lower ABV than this kind of bitterness usually entails.

Jun 12, 2015
Photo of jonb5
jonb5 from England

3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip.

A: Golden colour, medium head, poor retention, minimal lacing.

S: Pronounced Hallertau.

T: Fruity notes, slightly doughy, more bitterness than regular Warsteiner.

M: Smooth, fading carbonation, thicker texture.

O: Not really different to the usual version, not too interesting.

Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pour is pale golden and the white head is medium-tall, but rather light and airy. Lacings are quite nice.

S: Clean malt, (white) bready and light sweet. Bitter hops are very rich and brings both nettles and hay.

T: Follows the smell, and is quite rich and full-tasting. Nice.

M: Long bitter aftertaste, carbonation is rich and a bit offensive, while body is on the lighter side for this style.

O: Not bad at all, perhaps a little more malt had added to the body and the ABV, but I don't know...

Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Citadel82
Citadel82 from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Saw this at the Senator Lounge at Frankfurt terminal 1. Had to try. Not bad. Pours a clear light sunshine yellow. Decent head with scant lacing. Aroma is lightly herbal. Label says its Double Hopped but mostly light vegetal in the nose. Some sweetness as well there. Taste is slightly bready then dry an crisp fading to a pleasant bitterness. Light in the mouth overall a decent German Pils. Glad I tried it.

Apr 19, 2013
Warsteiner Herb from Warsteiner Brauerei
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 41 ratings