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

Best before 9/6/12.

Pours a clear light orange with a 1/2 inch foamy white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains and some grape juice fruity aromas. Taste is pretty much the same along with a medium herbal bitterness that lingers on the palate with each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink but nothing too exciting really.

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Beermazter310
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow color, lots of microbubbles with a thin white foam head. smell has a skunky aroma. Taste is good with a nice bitter herbal hop finish that stays on well After swallowing. mouthfeel is dry, watery with high carbonation, crisp and clean overall this is a high quality beer and above average for the style. high drinkability, well worth a try and very sessionable.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Maxwell
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a crystalline yellow, almost like a dehydrated man’s piss. Super clear ambering yellow in color. A thick fat white head with good retention and lots of carbonation racing through the glass.

Smell - It smells tart and slightly buttery, an almost tang of citrus. Hops are light and tangy slightly and very clean.

Taste - Tart and citrusy. Cool and crisp. The malts are tangy and stinging. Fits the pils style well.

Mouthfeel - Very bubbly and crisp on the tongue and well carbonated. Light and coarse on the tongue. After taste is fresh and light on the edges of the tongue, but slightly more thick on the tongue’s back.

Overall – Not a bad pils, nice malty flavoring with a cool crisp tang to the mouth.

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Keegan
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of rangerred
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml can into a footed pilsener glass.

Appearance is a clear medium yellow with a one finger kind of fizzy white head. Good retention, though.

Smell is quite malty with light bready grain along with some noble flowery hops thrown in.

The taste has a light breadiness at first quickly followed by some sweet caramel that is not really present in the nose. There is a quick hop bite in the middle lasting through the finish. Some flowery hop flavor is there but not a lot.

Overall, a decent pils but far from the best out there. It is pretty refreshing, though.

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of phishsihq
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Warsteiner Premium Verum is a classic example of the German Pilsner. Poured into the proper Pilsner glass, Warsteiner appears a brilliant light gold, with half an inch of creamy, white foam that dissipates slowly. Malt aromas dominate the nose, with cracker-like and grainy notes present, as well as some floral hop aromas. Pils malt sweetness blends well into a somewhat hoppy backbone, with some hints of grassiness detectable on the pallet as well. A lively level of carbonation and medium body make this crisp, clean, and dry German Pils a classic!


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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of aceparadis
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of WN795
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of kschiffwaterworm
2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not completely my style of beer but excellent quality for being in a bottle so far from the brewery. The aroma was a little depressing but may be because I would prefer the aroma of a heavily dry-hopped pilsner. I recommend this beer be served warmer than 40 degrees Farenheit in order for the brew's full potential to be prevalent.
The style of beer lets me know that it should be paired with food and I unfortunately took mine without food.
The head on this beer was expected considering how prestige this brewery demands its ales but I was somewhat disappointed. Again, probably because I am an advocate of darker beers.
This German-Style pilsner was much better than a home-brew replica I tried to make though. I was unable to produce a pilsner with such a frothy head like the Warsteiner.
All in all, I am in favor of choosing this beer over another country's take on pilsner. It is a more full flavor and should be consumed with a nice German-Style meal. (Perhaps weinerschnitzel)
Cheers everyone don't let my comments prevent you from enjoying this fine beverage with friends, family, or loved ones.

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

Drank my weight in this stuff when I was in Europe....

A: Pale straw yellow with thick eggshell head that quickly recedes. Carbonation is fairly prevalent in the beer. Decent lacing.

S: Clean,crisp and bitter smell reminiscent of husked grains, cracker like aromas and a hint of lemon oil.

T: Malted sweetness of malt syrup and husked grain gives way to a mild soap like essence with a touch of hop presence on the end. Fairly crisp and dry, but the sweetness is definitely noticeable on the finish.

M: Light, and I mean light mouthfeel. Goes down smooth and easy with enough carbonation to make things feel a bit on the thin side.

O: I've had much worse beers. I've had much better beers. This is decidedly mediocre in pretty much every sense of the word. Nothing is really offensive, but nothing is memorable, either. A truly forgettable beer.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener from Warsteiner Brauerei
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