Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener | Warsteiner Brauerei

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Warsteiner Premium German PilsenerWarsteiner Premium German Pilsener
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Warsteiner Brauerei
Germany
warsteiner.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by canadianbarman on 07-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,104
Reviews:
885
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
15.16%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
378
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Walleybeer
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This has that import.... kind of skunky taste. Of the German ones that come to mind.....Beck's and Saint Pauly's.... I would say this is not as good.

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Photo of vainosuomi
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Light, clear straw color, white head
Smell: Minimal creamy malts with grassy/spicy hop notes
Taste: Sweet pale malt up front backed by aforementioned hops work out to a dry, slightly bitter profile
Feel: Crisp, dry, and a bit astringent. Good carbonation and light body.

A decent representative of the style but nothing too special.

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Photo of karlk1990
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very crisp and delicious beer. My go to if I don't have any becks. I can almost always find this fresh around here and it's only 20 bucks for a case.

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Photo of Rufus1
2.56/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

No date. Pours a pale straw yellow into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. One finger white head that dissipates rapidly. Very little lacing.

Nose is sulfur. Quite skunky.

Tastes of sulfur. Some sweet malts. No hops

Thin and watery mouthfeel.

No even close to the better Pilsners I've had. Maybe its old and stale?

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Photo of Ssippisam
3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mamaraza
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rating from notes taken on a can from Germany in SoCal while waiting in line for Churchill's pub's anniversary party:

Low B (3.53) / GOOD

***
Review from notes taken on-draught at a bar in Amsterdam in Summer 2011:

HEAD: One finger worth of head. Pleasantly creamy and soft, with fair thickness. Average (~2-3 minute) retention.

BODY: Clear yellow. Obviously filtered.

AROMA: Cream. 2-row barley.

Mild aromatic intensity.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Creamy, emphasizing helles malts and 2-row barley. A bit stale; I think this keg may have been sitting about for a time.

Build is simple. It's balanced at least, but tastes pretty off. Again, I suspect a bad keg or dirty lines.

Smooth for the most part, but it does become coarse at different points in its structure, oddly, preventing it from feeling refreshing. Wet. Doesn't complement the taste particularly well.

OVERALL: Not a quality brew, expensive by Dutch standards, and not a beer I'd recommend - but then again the keg may be bad. As-is, it drinks like a "student beer" at best, which is to say it's a passable budget lager.

D+ / NOT RECOMMENDED

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Photo of pcbnumber1
2.91/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of chicagoish
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of apartin
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hunter
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look: Pale, clear golden ale with a pillowy head of white foam. Surprisingly good lacing and retention.

Smell: Grassy, wheat, yeast

Taste: Lives up to the nose. Grassy and yeasty, undertones of something sharp.

Mouthfeel: Light and bracing; scouring

Overall: Not a bad representation of the style. There's better out there, and there's certainly worse.

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Photo of lawlmartz
2.83/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FBarber
3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a bright, clear, very effervescent gold color. Thick tight sudsy head dissipates slowly down to a layer of white foam.

Smell is surprisingly yeasty, some bready malts, and some grassy almost vegetal hops. There is also a slightly metallic yeast note that I get in the aroma that is kind of off-putting.

Taste is not unexpected from the nose - bready malts, grassy hops, and almost bark like wood flavor from the hops also comes through. Strong yeast flavor with an almost astringent bitter aftertaste. I should add that for an import this is a very fresh can - its less than 3 months old.

Feel is light and drinkable. Bit on the sweeter side. Medium carbonation.

Overall, this is an okay German pilsner - there are just much better options readily available. The critique of this as a "big industry beer" seems unfair though since its a private - family owned brewery.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stanale
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of haoquanlin
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

honey, malts and yeast. Taste: honey, malts and a tiny bit of tropical fruits. Finish is sour and yeasty. This beer aims for a modern Kellerbier to get the cool kids back to buying big industry beer but it is just a mess.

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Photo of Atg1095
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sephyrott
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Karl1990
4.74/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Very good example of my favorite style of beer . Was quite tasty but still refreshing and easy to drink . Doesn't top radeberger in my opinion but is still good and would not complain about only having this in my fridge

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Photo of changhe1
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark Brown
Taste - Sweet, Coffee
Smell - Coffee note
Overall - Good beer, but the coffee note is a little too strong for me

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Photo of MikeMcCl
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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