Warsteiner Herb | Warsteiner Brauerei

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Warsteiner Brauerei
Germany
warsteiner.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Warsteiner Double Hopped

Added by Citadel82 on 04-19-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
36
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
13.78%
 
 
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 36
Reviews by Citadel82:
Photo of Citadel82
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of FLima
3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of Tomislav
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kozsa
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GentleKnight1
4.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Juiposa
3.86/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a clear straw golden with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-big whiff of skunkiness,sweet grains,lemon,soapy,grassy,nettle
T:
-grassy,zesty,spicy,grainy,corn sweetness
-medium to high,lingering bitterniss
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
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

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrevorWGrover
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Hodgson
3/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rredshift
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jonb5
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of SlickestWilly
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of clarknova
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Chris_Beer
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of GlendonTT
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of staubot
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of canucklehead
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice clean pilsner that finishes dry with more hops than the regular version. Will buy again at $2 a tall can

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Photo of Omnell
4.12/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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