Warsteiner Premium Pils

Rating:

“Enjoy this world-class international premium pilsener. Unique: the slightly tart taste experience. Exceptional: the top quality of the ingredients. Inimitable: the exquisite premium character. Pleasantly light: thanks to especially soft brewing water.”

Glassware: Flute.

Appearance: Strikingly clear golden pour with a three finger crown forming on top. Excellent retention and lace work as it ebbs.

Aroma: About as perfect as a German Pils can be. It’s actually got quite a complex malt profile; the most dominant scent being the sweet honey and biscuits but there’s also subtle layers of savoury grains, doughy bread, light toasty notes and crackers. Like any conventional German Pils it also has an earthy, spicy and almost floral hop character to balance it all out. Very very nice.

Flavour: There’s certainly a bit of a switcheroo here. On the nose the malts dominated but here it’s much more crisp and the hops display their best qualities – spicy, floral, earthy and grassy/herbal in their delivery. As it progresses the toasty cereal grains fuse back with the hops and create a wonderfully clean and balanced finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing AF! Light-moderate body, Co2 is spot on. The 4.8% ABV is right where it needs to be.

Overall: We remember drinking this way back in the late 90’s. They were somewhat of a go-to due to its sheer session ability. It’s great to see nothing has changed coz it’s still an exceptional German Pils.