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Brewed by Warsteiner Brauerei
Style: Pilsener
Warstein, Germany

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RATINGS: 2037   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Classic German Pilsener


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Billowy white froth; clear straw hue. Sharp fennel and grass hop bouquet over a simple honey and grain malt base. A cutting bitterness throughout is accentuated by the overall dryness. Suitably thin and briskly carbonated with a firm texture.

Pleasantly bittered, accented by the malt structure that may lend some unfortunate astringency.

50 cl bottle, best before 14 May 2009.

Sparkling yellow body with a diminishing white head. Light malt (light bread), moderate hops (grass), light yeast (dough). Moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Very big for a pils. Creamy mouthfeel. This is one of the better pils I’ve had (stella, urquell). The sweet start and dry finish are interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2003
This beer just seemed to appear everywhere. Nice clear everyday beer. I would rank this as 1 of my staple beers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2003
Clear pale yellow/gold w/ bright white head. Sweet malt (grain, biscuit) & light hop (grass) aroma. Light, creamy feel. Clean, sweet malt flavour. Moderately bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Slight malt nose. Light colored (2 SRM?). Slight malt flavor with a very lager clean finish. Not a bad beer to have with friends when you all want to get tanked.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
May be a 250 year old German Pilsener recipe but not a classic. Just a fairly average Pilsener. Clean, crisp and shallow.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
Not much of an aroma. What was there wasn't appealing. Pours a very light yellow, head weak. Not much in the body, plastic tasting finish. Avoid...

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Every country has to make a straw colored light, 'innofensive' beer. This is one of Germany's. But in the general category this one is good for a couple reasons... The finish is complex, and the hops linger in a dry happiness, and the aroma is amazing. The beer has a very flowery smell.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2003
Yummy hay-juice hoppiness, deliccious, also quite malty. A bit thinner than necessary. Of course clear light golden with a huge fluffy protypical head. Not so bad!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 Aroma is very nice and reminds me of good nights in Austria drinking large glasses of Warsteiner. As I look at this glass, it cries out, "Drink me! Oh, Drink ME!" So you know I have to. Mmmm the flavour is very pleasant and enjoyable and brings back terrific memories. The flavour is very wheaty. I should mention that this is a 5 liter keg we are drinking from, so this really helps. I don't understand why other raters don't give this a higher rating. This is GREAT fresh and from a keg! Listen to me. This is great stuff. Try it! The more you drink it the more you get a taste for it and you get a chance to sort out its complex flavours. 30.5% really does not give this beer justice. It is wonderful from a keg, trust me on this, and in a large Pilsener glass it looks so attractive. I give this quite a high rating.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KFatDog (1) - newport news, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2003 does not count
i love this beer.this should be the standard by which other beers are rated


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