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:
2,096
Reviews:
880
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
14.87%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
374
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of dukeandduke
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

4/11/07 - Pale straw coloured beer, medium thick white puffy head. Hops and grain and grassy aroma, Taste consistent with aroma, nice light body, strong carbonation. Mouth feel pleasant. Overall good offering.

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Photo of DDrugg
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gairo
2.19/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of crimsonfloyd
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with small white head. Smells of yeast and salt. Taste pretty much follows. Clean with a slight sourdough flavor. A little on the watery side. It is crisp and highly drinkable, but not that exciting of a beer.

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Photo of lucat
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

It's pleasant, even if I am not a big fan of this style. This beer has a mildly bitter taste, with presence of hop and grain. The smell is not strong, as you can expect from a pilsener, with reminiscences of herbs, spice and, again, grain. Color is very pale and the foam, that is dense and almost white, vanishes in less then a minute

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Photo of cwkash
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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