I’ll keep this post rather short I don’t have much to say about this beer. Simply put, Warsteiner Dunkel is one the worst beers I’ve ever tasted. That’s not to say it’s a bad beer; I’m sure it appeals to some. I, however, found it to be rather awful.
I have to give credit where credit is due; Warsteiner Dunkel looks great. It has a rich, dark brown color and at least three fingers of head. The head doesn’t last long, but does leave a decent amount of lacing on the glass. This is where the fun stops, though, unfortunately.
This beer smells bad. I really hope I just had a bad bottle, but I suspect that’s not the case. To me, this beer smells like what you smell on highway when a skunk has been ran over. That may be a harsh critique, but accurate.
I was really hoping Warsteiner Dunkel would taste better than it smells, but it doesn’t. It is thick and creamy, which isn’t a bad thing, but it tastes just as skunky as it smells. I even let it sit for 15-20 minutes because darker beers typically taste better at warmer temperatures, but this made only a marginal difference. I couldn’t finish it and I dumped more than half of it down the drain. Therefore, I have to rate Warsteiner Dunkel as “undrinkable.”