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Warsteiner Brauerei

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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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of kschiffwaterworm
2.53/5  rDev -26.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
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 -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of AMiz602
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very lightly colored, almost a translucent yellow color. The head is a big, bubbly white head with a good amount of foam. This is a very high carbonated beer.

At first there is a light, organic hoppiness to it with a hint of some light grain. You really taste the German hops when you swallow, and the hint of subtle maltiness is replaced by that German pilsner hop.

As it sits is gets much smoother, and the taste changes too. It becomes creamier, more of a light malt taste with just the slightest hint of those hops again.

A very smooth pilsner, and one of the better mass-produced ones you can find on most import-beer shelves.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pale Gold with a thick white head that seems creamy.

S-sweet malt and some grassy hops

T- A mild sweetness and again grassy hops in a nicely balanced mix.

M-Dry and medium bodied that finishes clean.

O- This a very nice german pilsner , a little less skunky and a bit more flavor and body than Beck's. I think it is exactly what one should expect from a german pilsner. I would recomend this one for sure if your looking to quaff a few lagers.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle (best before 4/29/2012) into a weizen glass.

Pours a pale yellow w/ a bright white head, really vigorous carbonation. Head leaves sticky, sudsy lacing in the glass. A really nice looking beer, typical German carbonation.

Aroma is grainy and bland.

Taste is floral European hops, pilsner malt. Light, sweet, clean.

Mouthfeel is smooth, crisp and refreshing.

Overall a nice, easy-drinking session beer. Nothing extraordinary here, just a standard pilsner.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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

Can, best by 10/03/12

warsteiner pils is a very pale yellow, with a modest amount of fluffy white lacing. Sweet, bready, crackers in the aroma with a bit of spicy and grassy hops. A mouthful reveals sweet base malts, which quickly get caught up with a somewhat strange bitterness. It finishes clean and fairly dry. Overall, it's not as lively tasting as the more expensive german pils, but for the price it's a good beer to have around when you just want to drink a beer. Just make sure it's fresh enough or it will lose much of it's already modest merit.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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