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:
2,103
Reviews:
885
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
15.16%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
378
For Trade:
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a flute glass. Pours a light golden amber with a light head a bit of lacing. Light malt and hop aroma. Smooth, light malt and wheat , nothing really stands out. Well balanced, but not exciting. Did not have any adjunct flavors I feared from the color. Pretty standard decent German pilsner. Satisfactory dining-out beer in a pinch.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

was surprised to learn this was the beer in the first class cabin on a lufthansa flight from frankfurt to bangalore. after they mixed up my booking and put me in with the elite folks, i started pumping these. the first three were pretty substandard, not quite cold enough, and lacking body and complexity. this beer pours very light and clear, with a floating white lace head that has decent retention. smells like german crystal and pale malts, some faint sweetness and fresh baked dinner rolls form the aromatic palate of this brew. the flavor is a little less sexy, slightly watered down, and less bravado on the malts than the nose indicates. mouthfeel was less than stellar, too light for me, and too quick in the finish to even really taste it. that said though, its a heck of a session beer with a nice low abv and a smooth feel. by beers 4 through 6 i started liking it, and challenged myself to explain why. i started stasting more of the subtleties in the malt, and it opened up nicely for me, they also started coming out colder which i think helped. all up i put 8 of these back in an 8 hour flight, not too shabby, but i never really got drunk or anything. drinkable brew, but i wont purchase it.

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Photo of KuehneBe
4.11/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance
Surprisingly pale, surprisingly little head, and no noticeable lacing. It's not ugly, but looks more like a light adjunct lager than a German pilsner.

Smell
Fantastic! Absolutely fantastic!
A great example of how a pilsner should smell, with strong elements of bread, hay, honey, malt. If I could, I would pour this beer into a Febreze bottle and spray it on everything. Damn! I almost feel as if there is a hint of green tea (Jasime).

Taste
A bit sweeter than most pilsners, but not sticky or overpowering. Well balanced with the floral hoppiness that is reminiscent of fresh honey. Extremely pleasant all-around.

Mouthfeel
Thinner than most pilsners, and the flavors don't last as long. However, it is as crisp and refreshing as a German pilsner should be.

Overall
A delicious beer that, while not a benchmark, stays true to the pilsner style and quality. It may not be perfect, but it is well worth your money.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation.The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy and biscuit malts with lighter notes of floral hops.

T: The taste is very similar to the smell with moderate amounts of biscuit and grainy malts in the body. Light amounts of bitterness from the floral hops but the bitterness does not linger.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Refreshing, easy to drink, and sessionable - this is a very enjoyable beer that pairs well with foods and is very nice in the summer.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of tobelerone
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%

On tap. A good looking, light gold beer with excellent clarity and a fluffy white head that settles slowly. Lacing is patchy. Grainy cereal aroma, sweeter than expected, pils malt, some grassy noble hops underneath.

Simple and somewhat mediocre tasting pils that’s sweeter than most; caramel notes and bready malt vie with the floral and grassy hops and come out a little too dominant. Finish dries up but not enough to elevate the beer from second rate status; just not bitter or clean enough for my tastes.

Body is medium-light and a bit watery; carbonation is brisk. Easy to drink but there are many better examples of the style on the market.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of 57md
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%

Light straw color and quite fizzy.

Crisp, clean and sessionable.

Not a surprise that a mass produced German beer beats out American AALs by a mile but can’t hang with the elite American craft pils.

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Photo of Joefisherman
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of ssjkyle
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of Coastal_Brew
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of volga
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of phamda
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Redsox1539
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of corby112
2.99/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can served on lufthansa airlines, best before 1-30-13.

Pours a very pale golden yellow color with a two finger pillowy white head that very slowly fades into a lasting ring. Glass is left coated with sheets of soapy lacing.

Light crisp hop aroma with a subtle earthy, floral character countered by pale malt and faint bready yeast. Pretty bland really other than the faint hop character with a little bread and biscuit.

Medium bodied with a spicy hop bite up front that lingers over the bready yeast and pale malt notes into a slightly dry finish. Nice grassy, earthy flavor with a decent amount of dry bitterness that doesn't overpower the other flavors. Hints of straw and bready yeast followed by pale biscuity malt. Well balanced, enjoyable session(able) beer.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener from Warsteiner Brauerei
3.43 out of 5 based on 2,103 ratings.
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