Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener | Warsteiner Brauerei

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Warsteiner Premium German PilsenerWarsteiner Premium German Pilsener

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Warsteiner Brauerei

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330ml bottle 4,8% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass
Best Before: 19/06/2013

Appearance: Warsteiner Premium Verum pours a pale yellow colour, while a rough pour generates a large white head. Retention and lacing are average at best.

Smell: Hmmm, this doesn’t smell all that bad. The initial nose offers a light grassy note alongside pale grain and a very light toasted note. Sadly, as the beer begins to warm a slightly unpleasant cooked vegetable character.

Taste: As expected, there is not much to the taste (pale grains and a very light grassy note is about all that is noted), but at least it does steer clear of any offensive notes.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, with a high level of carbonation. Thankfully, unlike most pale lagers, the carbonation is not harsh or unpleasant.

Overall: Warsteiner is not as bad as most other pale lagers, but it is still not something I could see myself buying again in the future.

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Bottle: tall brown 330mL bottle, pretty ordinary German macro label.

Appearance: faint yellow in colour. Plenty of carbonation, with a frothing head that settles to a cap. Sporadic lacing lines the glass.

Aroma: light pilsener aromas - sweet malts and floral and grassy hops. Nothing out of the ordinary, but smells very refreshing.

Taste: there is something a bit odd about this beer - different to most pilseners. There is the usual touch of citrus, sweet malts and grass hops again, but something almost vegetal as an undertone. Not sure whether I like it or not.

Aftertaste: it is the vegetal undertone that dominates the aftertaste. Again not unpleasant, just a bit unusual.

Mouth feel: a bit too much carbonation for my liking - it almost adds carbonated metal to the flavours. Body is about right though, at light-to-medium.

Overall: an okay beer, but not really worth while. It is an interesting pilsener - a bit different to the norm, but not necessarily in a good way. My biggest complaint, however, is this: it is AU$78 a case (2013), and isn't the best of beers. That's absolutely appalling. Not really much more to say about it than that.

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I poured a bottle into a pilsener glass.

Appearance- Clear pale gold color with a finger and a half worth of head. Fair amounts of runny lacing.

Smell- Grass, malt, and hops.

Taste- Grains with some malt sweetness and grassy hop flavor.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and crisp. An average amount of carbonation.

Overall- A tasty, easy drinking pilsener. Not a great beer but still pretty good.

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Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener from Warsteiner Brauerei
3.43 out of 5 based on 2,104 ratings.
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