October 26, 2009

Warsteiner Premium Verum

warsteiner.jpgWarsteiner Beer and Brewery is Germany's largest privately-owned brewery, located just outside the town of (believe it or not) Warstein, Germany. Their best-selling brew, Premium Verum, is a pilsener-style beer which boasts impressive sounding ingredients (forest spring water, two-row malted summer barley and all German hops). It's also brewed in accordance with the strict German Purity Law of 1516, which states that only these three ingredients may be used for making beer. The big question that the big speil about the ingredients and purity raises is "is the beer good?"

Yes, it is. The brew is a deep golden color with a medium-bodied texture. The entry is robust and the finish is very hopsy. It has just the right balance of strength, smoothness and taste. It is a slight bit bitter, but not excessively. Overall, if you like a pils that is both powerful and drinkable, this isn't a bad choice. While certainly not the best pilsener I've ever had (that title would go to Huari, which is sadly only available in the South American country of Bolivia), it's quite good. It's easy to see why this beer is Warsteiner's best seller. If you don't get overpowered by the bitterness of it, it's a fine brew.

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Posted by Edgar on October 26, 2009

Trying to cash in on Miller Chill, they made a Warsteiner lime and orange. It failed miserably. The Premium and Dunkel are definitely their flagship brew, although I hear a lot of folks say they make one of the best Octoberfests they have ever had.

Posted by: Red Icculus at October 28, 2009 1:40 PM

if you want to drink really good german beer you have to buy jever... jever is the best beer here in germany and tastes so much better than warsteiner

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