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:
2,097
Reviews:
880
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
14.87%
 
 
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53
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374
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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

Photo of Iski100
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of VILJ
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RAFH
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satorn
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squeezyq
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.12/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of paresis
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 6/15/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden/straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Slight fruitiness in the nose, but pretty minimal. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Very clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is good. A little thin, but not watery feeling. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a good German pilsener style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of MikeyTomorrow
3.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decided to bite the bullet and finally give Warsteiner a try. I picked up a bottle and got it good and cold. Smell was the most eye-opening to me-- skunky and hops, but mostly skunky smell coming straight from the full bottle. Actually, a slight skunk note is normal for Pilsener beers, but this was quite strong.

Taste was much better than I expected, the skunkiness was at the beginning, but blended well with the hops and other flavors like grass and biscuit. Beer was smooth, finished clean and was not overly dry or carbonated. Refreshing with minimal aftertaste.

I have to admit, (thanks to some incorrect advice from others) I did not have very high expectations for this beer, but actually I enjoyed Warsteiner German Pilsener, and will probably buy again in the near future. More good points about this beer is the availability in 12-packs for about $15, and that it is virtually sold in every store.

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Photo of smi69
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crissxhou_96
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ER527
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ThePold
4.52/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not sure why the rating of this is so low, except that people are so used to the bitterness of IPAs that they they have forgotten what a pilsner is supposed to taste like. This is an excellent German Pilsner.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 01/08/17:

A darker shade of so-called straw gold. Quite clear, but plenty of fine flecks. Off-white foamy head, moderate retention. Nose of honey and grain, smallest amount of floral hops. Good balance of the aforementioned qualities to taste, even hops, and with half-biscuity and half-bitter finish, faint but distinct peppery to rindy retro-olfaction. Light-bodied, incredibly abundant loose, sloshy suds, at times tingly, at times creamy. Very refreshing.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and so bright you can read through it with a fat creamy head of white foam that is loathe to fall. it's even a little funny if you wanted to start to drinking too fast. Falls mousse like, rocky and clinging. Here is an old wives tale I would like to share with you. If the beer is both bright and clear you should be able to read through it. Perfect.

Nose is breaddy but adorned with sweet herbal hops. Faint dms. A bit of spice to mingle with the bread and that is how you see the crust on the bread. No fruity esters. Only a whisper of diacetyl and that shows me the spice and the bread crust. In fact it smells a bit minerally and a lot like water. "??? What do you mean it smells like water?" - people ask me this a lot) Take a good whiff. Clean smelling it's like you are smelling water.

Drinks mild. This pils has plenty of mild sweet herbs . Breaddy and the palate follows the nose. Spice is mild but prominent and not at all citrusy. Light crisp bubbles that do not bite hard. Finishes gracefully and with one of the most mild bitters for a German pils that I have sampled. It also has that tiny bit of diacetyl that smooths the middle, and lets you see the hops at their fullest and another glimpse of the crust on the bread. There is just enough bitterness to not notice it . . . unless it wasn't there. That's kind of cheeky. In fact it resounds only a little on the tongue as you keep reaching for another sip. That is balanced bitterness.

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Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener from Warsteiner Brauerei
3.43 out of 5 based on 2,097 ratings.
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