Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener | 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: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Warsteiner Premium Verum

A refreshing, pale golden pilsener with a clean taste perfectly balanced with hints of barley malt, subtle bottom fermenting yeast tones and mild hoppy bitterness.

Added by canadianbarman on 07-19-2001

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#42,837
Reviews:
896
Ratings:
2,150
pDev:
15.12%
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3.72
 
 
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Photo of Whats_On_Tap95
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stonesean
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is what it is. A nice German lager.

I’m all for bourbon barrel aged, 13% abv, stouts with mocha and peppers, but sometimes I just want a “beer”.

That’s when I head back to the old reliable German styles. Easy drinking, nicely balanced with that crackery, bready, quality that Germans seem to do better than Americans. With a nice mild hop finish that reminds you they’re there.

A nice version of the style.

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Photo of brewnme
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The look is gold with a small rim hugging head.

The aroma consists of spice (ginger), sweet malts, corn and biscuit.

The taste is pretty decent. Sweet spice and sweet malts combine for an overall original yet, to the book flavor.

The mouthfeel is crisp with slight carbonation.

Overall, a very good lager. It isn't anything exceptional, but it is very good.

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Photo of Medarius
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick pils with a bitterness on back end. Typical of good german beers, this one taste better when poured and allowed to "rest' for a couple mins before drinking.

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Photo of BenjaGrif
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rindir
4.12/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kind of just ok for German Pilsner. I expected more.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
2.94/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kubishark
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickapvikes
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GannicusKiller
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarkCoon
2.31/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

6 pack of bottles purchased from Wegmans.
Best before date says 06.Apr.18. Drank it on 08.Nov.17 from pint glass.
I really like pilsners and would love to find a go-to German import.
Ended up very disappointed due to the slightly skunky smell and at-times slightly detectable skunk taste. Is it supposed to taste like that? Or is it light exposure as some say? Hmmmm....
Look was OK - almost looks like yellow easter egg dye but had an sturdy 1" soap sudsy head after the pour that gradually broke into larger bubbles and maintained a consistent 1/4" head throughout most of the glass.
Mouthfeel was a nice gentle fiz feel but went flat one me by the end.
Bummed out by this beer. I'd like to try it again on tap and maybe the skunkiness of the bottle was due to light exposure one the journey from Germany.

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Photo of 94rocker1
4.78/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear, straw-yellow pour from a 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. Fairly large white head with below average carbonation. Smell is grain and metal. Taste is pretty watered down with faint hops. There are much better pilseners out there.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, sudsy white head which leaves some lacing. Color is golden with moderate streaming bubbles. Aroma of toasted malt and herbal hops. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Flavors of cracker, toasted bread, with a noticeable, lingering hop bite. Overall a very solid pilsner.

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Photo of leantom
4.26/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very good Pilsener. Here goes:

A: Perfectly clear yellow body. Has a large head that leaves plenty of lacing. Body carbonation is light, but this is OK.

S: Wheat, straw, grass, and traditional pilsner hops. A little mild, but it's still detectable.

T: More robust than indicated by the nose. Grass, straw, hay, and wheat. Also a fair amount of lemon. Of note, the water quality it very soft. Great.

F: Perfect.

O: A great Pilsener. Would have again.

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Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener from Warsteiner Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 2,150 ratings
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