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BrewScout 04-01-2012 03:13 AM

Warsteiner verum? Really?
So I decided to try one of these today. I was at first reluctant due to the fact that they were located in the same section of the cooler as old English and colt 45. I got home and was very disappointed. To me it tasted like a glorified corona only a little sweeter. Is this just the style or is this the Coors of Germany? What style is this?

DoubleAught 04-01-2012 03:18 AM

Hmmm, I've always liked Warsteiner.

processhead 04-01-2012 03:27 AM

Warsteiner is a European pilsner lager.

Stylisticly, it's not exactly Coors.

rjwhite41 04-01-2012 03:52 AM


Originally Posted by processhead
Warsteiner is a European pilsner lager.

Stylisticly, it's not exactly Coors.

And it's considered a pretty good version of one.

brants77 04-01-2012 07:46 AM

Dang, Warsteiner is our default summer BBQ beer. Always enjoyed it.

processhead 04-01-2012 10:42 PM

IMHO, your comparison of Warsteiner and Corona is actually not far off the mark.

Those tenacious Germans helped establish many a brewery around the globe that brew beers patterned after their native style, but have come to be a familiar world standard.

takeodog 04-02-2012 07:45 PM

Warsteiner is a very well-balanced pilsner-style beer that is generally well-respected around the world. The beer is brewed according to the German Purity Law so that it only allows the beer to be brewed with 4 natural ingredients. I personally love it. I think in today's world where craft beers are all the rage, people have lost sight that sometimes a better beer just means that it is better balanced. Some of the craft brands are good but many of them are just trying to be "extreme" which does not exactly correlate to a better quality. Just MHO.

Airborneguy 04-02-2012 09:26 PM

^thumbs up. Great first post. Welcome to the site.

BrewScout 04-02-2012 11:18 PM

I'm not trying to dog on the beer but I've had plenty if German beer and this is the only one that tasted cheap. Just because it is brewed in accordance with reinheitsgebot does not by default make it a good beer. It just means that it is brewed with barley, water and hops. Until yeast was discovered by Louis Pasteur in the 1800's. Or maybe I got a bottle that was mishandled during transport. Who knows! :mug:

DoctorDuvel 10-05-2012 02:29 AM

I'm drinking one at the moment...

I became somewhat fanatical about pilsners over the last year (after years of IPAs/PAs etc), and the Warsteiner is a great example of a German Pilsner in my book. Konig Pilsner is very nice, and Bitburger is probably my favorite...all fairly subtle differences, but that's what this style is all about. If you're used to drinking only strong ales, there's a good chance you won't appreciate a well-crafted pilsner at first.

And yes, sometimes by the time you open the bottle, the beer has been mishandled and is no longer the same. Give it another shot!

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