Warsteiner Premium Dunkel

What happens when you tell your other half that she always buys you British beers? She decides to come home with a German beer. I’ve never had any of the beers from the Warsteiner family, so I’m not exactly sure what to expect. I will say that I’m not a huge fan of the style, so I’m not expecting that this will be a new favorite beer, but I’m keeping an open mind.

ABV: 4.9%

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Warsteiner beer is brewed in the Arnsberg Forest Nature Park outside of Warstein, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany. Warsteiner has been a product of the Cramer family since 1753. Warsteiner is Germany’s largest privately owned brewery; its most popular beer is ‘Warsteiner Premium Verum’. Albert Cramer (* 1943) is the owner of Warsteiner, his daughter Catharina is (April 2012) managing director since 2006.”

Random: Warsteiner also sponsors competitive hot air ballooning in Germany. I’m not exactly sure what that entails.

This brew poured with a thick, two finger tan head that dissipated slowly. It didn’t leave any lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, dark mahogany color with light visible carbonation. The nose was a lot of nutty malt and not much else. Ugh. The taste was the nutty malt mixed with some metal and skunk. I didn’t really get much else. Yeah, definitely not liking this one. The body was on the thicker side with the same moderate carbonation that I saw initially. The finish was quick and unremarkable. This was not an impressive brew. I wouldn’t have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0