Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener | Warsteiner Brauerei

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Warsteiner Brauerei
Germany
warsteiner.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by canadianbarman on 07-19-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
872
Ratings:
2,058
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
15.16%
 
 
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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a huge head that settles to a thin lace. Smell and taste are of some biscuity malts, corn pops, and a slight sweetness and bitterness from hops to balance. There's a definite hint of tortilla I'm getting as well.

Nothing fancy here. Just a well done German pils so if that's you're thing, check it out.

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

Aroma is mild, propper of the style, pislen malt notes and some noble hops. Taste is balanced with a herbal bitterness in the aftertaste that grows with every drink. Refreshng and crispy german pilsner. I would like a little bit more carbonation for head retention.

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Photo of LennyOvies
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Very carbonated and fresh clear yellow body.
S- Light malts and grains.
T- Light malts and grains.
F- Spicy and bubbly, watery.
O- Too bubbly, but a nice refreshing beer.

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Photo of hopphead31415
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I tried this one many years ago before I knew what a good beer is. I saw this in the store and picked it up partly out of curiosity of how my palate and perception has changed over the years and partly out of pure nostalgia. At a cool 4.8% ABV this beer is sure to go down smooth and effortless, but let’s see what it has to offer.

Look-Pours a crystal clear light golden yellow with a foamy silky white head. The lacing is delicate and moist. Carbonation is light.

Smell-It has a standard wheat and yeast aroma with a sort of metallic aroma that is characteristic of Premium German beers.

Taste-The taste is similar to what you smell, go figure. It has a simple flavor of fruity wheats, yeast, fresh cut hay, and then that characteristic metallic taste. Bread and caramel are apparent. This is definitely a malt-forward beer, which is to be expected, but it has an above average fruity sweetness, but not noticeably so.

Mouthfeel-The feel is moist, smooth, and with light carbonation.

Overall-I’d say that it was a good experience to have and I am glad that I tried this beer, but I won’t be running to the store to get more of it anytime soon. If I see it at a party and it was up against crappy beers like Coors, High Life, Bud Light, etc, then I would definitely hands down chose this German beauty.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best before" date 10-29-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a crystal clear, light yellow color with less than one-finger white head that dissipated quickly until just a thin, broken layer of bubbles remained, there is some lacing on the glass, lighter than average carbonation.

SMELL: sweet caramel, some european skunk and bread, there is an off-putting metallic smell.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel then a skunky hop profile, bread and a metallic taste.

PALATE: medium body and lighter carbonation.

OVERALL: this is not a bad beer but there are much better options available, I'm not a fan of the euro skunk flavor so will not seek this one out again.

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Photo of SmashAdams
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very pale and clear. Smell is light and what you'd expect from a lager. Taste is pretty decent and smooth. Not a pilsner fan but this one is not bad. nb

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale straw with a giant white head. Stringy lacing. Nose is malty, faint grassy hops, grain. Ultra-light body. Crisp. Slightly sour, grainy malt, noble hops, unripe green apple nice it's ok.

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Photo of thebeers
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale yellow with a finger of white head. Beer smell. Moderately creamy mouthfeel with some fresh cut grass and biscuit-like malts in the taste. Easy drinking.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow body with a nice pearly white head that lingers for a fair bit of time and provides some lacing. The smell is fairly crisp, with subtle noble hop scents and a slightly malty character coming through. The hops are actually oddly cologne-like in a way. The taste is initially quite bitter from the hops on both the front and back of the palate though this gives way to a very nice crisp flavour around the middle. The feel is a little harsh, but it gives way to a nice aftertaste. Overall I think it's pretty good.

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Photo of Dikfour
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Great white fluffy head sticks around much longer than I was expecting. Light yellowish. Good Carbonation.

Smell: Biscuity. Light hops come off a little tin-y (probably because this was poured from a 11.2 ounce can). Smells very much as a Pilsner should, just a little off.

Taste: Very bready. Weird bitter finish. Tin is still there. meh.

Feel: I actually really like the body on this one. A little bigger than other Pils I've had. pretty creamy.

Overall: Pretty Okay. Nearly good. The metallic undertones are unpleasant. No thumbs up or down, only shoulders shrugged in indifference.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served cold from 660ml bottle into Veltins pilsner mug.

L) Pale golden, clear, lots of bubbles. Thin bubbly white head.

S) Slightly sour bready pilsner malt.

T) Kinda flat, with hints of bready pilsner malt. Subtle hop bitterness. Doesn't have either of the notable classic pilsner characteristics to any large degree. Has a watery / metallic edge. Just drunk a Pilsner Urquell, so maybe this seems a bit flavourless in comparison.

F) Light and refreshing, at least there is no long bitter aftertaste to detract from the refreshment.

O) Subtly flavoured pilsner. Mid range on quality, but a decent price for a 660ml bottle, so overall I am satisfied.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a fluffy white 2-finger head of foam with sticky lace left over; yellow and translucent color; a lot of carbonation. Smelled like metallic malt and a bit of funk; going in was sweet malt, followed by a malty-dry, yet slightly flowery and peppery aftertaste; some bitterness lingered. My senses picked up a lighter bodied carbonated and quaffable brew with a crispness that was satisfying. If offered, I'd imbibe. It is a standard international German beer with not a lot to say about it, but better than BMC in my opinion.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
2.88/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottled
I found this Okay and was expecting great things
Standard stuff looks wise clear amber body big foaming white head that goes almost instantly
that subtle tea flavour I find in German beers, not offensive just dull IMHO

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Photo of TOMHONE
4.45/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good tasting and very smooth going down. Very mild beer with no after taste. For your average "middle of the road" brew in my opinion a very formidable beer.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampling right now on 5/12/15 but had this before, though it has been several years. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce bottle). Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "WARSTEINER" 0.2l flute glass.

Brew pours a straw-yellow in color with a thin white foamy head that sticks around for a good while. Some spotty sheet lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of some yeast and grass for the most part. The taste is pretty much the same with a touch of sweetness that has a slightly dry bitter finish but doesn't last long. Lighter bodied with lots of carbonation as seen by the amount of bubbles rising from the sides and bottom of the glass. Overall, it was OK but nothing really special.

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Photo of DiUr
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had it before and was not expecting much but this is actually a decent macro Pils. The metallic touch feels a bit artificial though, like it happens with the Pilsner Urquell and other beers (i guess the hop extracts has something to do with it).

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Photo of ARoman
2.35/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

*transferred from previous notes 1/22/2014*
12 oz bottle poured into a 6oz english tulip. Yeast is the primary aroma emanating from this one. Some minor floral and grassy notes appear faintly along with (maybe) some black pepper traces - but the yeast dominates. It pours a straw bubbly yellow with a soft whipped-egg-white foamy head. The taste is mellow sweet with some very light, light souring. Not much bitterness, although what’s there does come through at the finish. It’s a light bodied, dry, thin beer with active carbonation. On the tongue, some lemon citrus comes through initially which slips into a weak floral hoppy finish which then disappears quickly - mostly a clean finish.

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Photo of dar482
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer up front offers grassy hops, with some honey sweetness and breadiness. There's a touch of metallic flavor with some bitterness that lingers throughout.

A decent traditional German pilsner.

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Photo of Whiterain
4.56/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I may be being generous in saying das pilsner is exquisite. While the Brew Master could add a little more hops to my taste the beer is exceptionally good for social sessions. It pours gold and you can watch the carbonation sift to the surface, a nice sweet frothy head, head where all the malts are, if poured correctly, exquisite.

Some say God owns this company. For Pilsner I'm in a toss up between Warsteiner Premium Pilsner Beer and Carlsberg Pilsner, Wartsrteiner with a touch to little hops and Calsberg with a delicious touch to much. If Carlsberg and Warsteiner could have a child, that would be the best pilsner ever made, besides Heineken.

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Photo of priwen
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straw appearance with a bubbly, white head. Grassy hops are prominent in the aroma with some malt in the background. Flavor has a good balance of malt and hops. It has a slight hint of bitterness on the finish. Very appealing. Medium mouthfeel. Smooth, semi-dry finish. Overall, This is a wonderful beer! Easy going. I'll definitely drink this one again.

11.2 oz bottle
Best Before: 17.JUL.15
Served in a Mug

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear yellow with a thick white head and heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of light hops with a sweet upfront taste and mild bitter throughout.

Overall: Not bad at all. Good German brew.

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Photo of RoastedRareByte
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Looks great! Has a great foam and body.

Smell: Nothing very odd here. Smells like any other beer with nothing particularly complex.

Taste: The taste comes off initially sweet... But then it hits you with sour. Not bitter. Sour.

Feel: Once again, I can't really detect anything particularly special about this. It feels like a Pilsner should

Overall, I'd say this is a run-of-the-pilsner, but the taste is just not good. I'm not fond of it.

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Photo of Vestlake
2.73/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Everything was fine with this beer until I took a drink. The malty taste just didn't work with the underlying pilsner taste. A disappointing beer. Pass.

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Photo of loubar
4.22/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle from Cost Plus. Amber in color with a small white head. Floral noble hop bitterness up front with a sweet finish of bread malt and a bit of lemon. Good amount of flavor. Not watery. Bitterness blends perfectly to offset the sweetness. Finish is crisp and refreshing. A very drinkable and satisfying pilsener.

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Photo of sloggettstrength
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

Look: Pours a light clear yellow with a nice white head that reduces to lacing. Plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell: Smells equally balanced between malt and hops, with slight undertones of fruity aroma.

Taste:Pretty much the same as the smell. Although slightly disappointing. There is not much flavor going on at all.

Feel: Very crisp from the nice amount of carbonation. Somewhat dry and thin.

Overall: Refreshing, and very smooth. Slightly watered down tasting, but hey, still one I'd pick up to try again months from now. Average.

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Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener from Warsteiner Brauerei
3.43 out of 5 based on 2,058 ratings.
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