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Brewed by Warsteiner Brauerei
Style: Pilsener
Warstein, Germany

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2217   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Classic German Pilsener

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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cazort (560) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: APR 29, 2007 Ive had this one both on tap and bottled, both in Germany and in the U.S. It tasted pretty much the same each time. It doesnt have much aroma; there is a nice crisp bitterness to it though. It is pretty smooth, but a bit thin. There is less complexity to the malt than I like out of a Pilsener. In spite of not being the best, it is widely available and is noticeably better than Becks, although noticeably worse than Bitburger or a number of other slightly harder-to-obtain German brews.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Bottle poured golden yellow with a decent head, no carbonation. Grassy aroma like a malt liquer. Flavor was like colt 45 just not as bad. Watery body.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2005
From Germany via Argentina! Great looking beer - amazing clarity with pretty decent head retention. Doesnt smell as good as it tastes, but theres some nice decocted malt and a very mild dried oregano hop character but its spoilt a bit by a fair bit of pineapple and a tiny bit of yeastiness. Very nice, tight malt character, with a LONG hop flavour (I always struggle to describe the flavour of German hops, but it tastes very German - bordering on minty but not quite) and a tiny bit of prawn shell saltiness. Simple but really good. Considering the number of shortcuts this brewery takes, the fact that this beer is so good is really an indictment on every other big brewer (and a few small ones too).

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 This was appropriately described to me as the German equivalent to Budweiser. Rocky white head that dissappeared like my dog when she heard the word "bath":...Had an icky rotten veggie aroma....thankfully it tasted much better than it smelled. I dont think Id buy it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dewolfpack (59) - Petit De Grat, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
Looking forward to trying the rest of the family.Cool soothing flavor . Light hoops and I think a hint of wheat .Good to great aftertaste fine burb and a good aroma.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
AAO (102) - Nstved, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2005
Tap. Golden coler little head, ugly... Smell and taste really bad... the beer must be to old or something, its discusting!!!!!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Not the favorite pils kinda guy, but when comparred with other mass produced German pils it is very good. A good balance of hop dryness and maltyness that goes down pretty easy. Good beer in general.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2006 This beer has chemical and skunky undertones and is weak on flavor. And the flavor that it has is sour. Probably the worst German beer I have ever had. Its the Coors Light of Germany. Leave this one on the shelf or use it as a paper weight.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2004
In a bottle from a "Lagers of Europe" Christmas Present. Pale golden yellow colour. Quite a "fresh" taste, slight bitterness. Not bad as Lagers go.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Light gold with nothing even vaguely resembling a head. Nose hoppy, grassy, and somewhat skunked. Flavor is very citric, marginally sweet, and a bit hoppy, but the unpleasant skunkiness pops up again.


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