Warsteiner Premium German Pilsener | Warsteiner Brauerei

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78
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2,103 Ratings
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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:
1
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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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Photo of Luckydog91
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wize
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JISurfer
2.97/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hard to believe I've been on here for over a decade and I haven't reviewed this before. While I love German beer, this one was hard for me to get into. The appearance was this the highlight for me. Smell and taste was typical with a pilsner, but had a skunky characteristic.

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Photo of nobledust
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tgf17
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Barleycorn
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adip
2.33/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dromines78
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear, straw yellow, dirty tap water, etc...with a tall, 4 finger head that eventually recedes to a cloudy pillowy layer of 1/2 finger.

Smells of hay, straw, barnyard, musty grains.

Flavor is not particularly impressive, but it is clean and crisp, and grainy. Not much flavor actually, either. Just golden baked grains and some faint hay.

Feel is quite perfect for the style, save for a touch of chalkiness at the end.

Overall, Warsteiner Pils won't win any awards, but earns my vote for a total summer kegger or an easy drinking BBQ beer. Just simple and right on point.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Yellow color with average head and ok lacing. Smells of mild hops, some yeast, citrus, and maybe some biscuit. Taste is pretty good, mild hops, some fruit, mild grain. Overall a clean finish and not a bad beer for the price, would have this again, for its class it was not a bad beer.

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Photo of JonnyCastle
3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trailboss76
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light golden color. Fair amount of carbonation but not much head. Some bitterness without overdoing it. Pretty smooth drinker but left me still wanting something.

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Photo of _Christina_
4.29/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of david_kruggel
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mtnwesdew
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kw_pip
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rex_4539
3.07/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: Clear golden color, 2 finger white head, excellent lacing.

S: Malts, hops.

T: Malty. That's pretty much it.

F: Light, drinkable.

O: A beer that I would never buy but happily enjoyed on the plane.

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Photo of tottel
2.97/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DanGeo
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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