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Fürstenberg Premium Lager - Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 10-01-2004)
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Photo of kojevergas
1.9/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle into a Hoegaarden pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on November 14th, 2010.

A: Pours a clear yellow. Three finger head has some cream and is thick. More appealing than most lagers, but nothing special.

Smell: Hops, clean barley, some malt. Standard fare.

Taste: Unflattering, poorly balanced body with notes of malted barley and weak hops. I expected better. Finish is awkward and unguided. Doesn't match the tone of the rest of the beer - in fact it clashes with it.

Mouthfeel: Actually a bit flat. Too smooth, too wet.

Dr: Got this at reduced price and it's still not worth it. I wouldn't have it again, especially with that nasty finish.

kojevergas, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of CrazyDavros
1.98/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours bright gold with a small, fading head.
Grainy malt and cardboard are prominent on the nose with some spicy hops hiding in the background.
Flavours are pretty bad, with Ajax, cardboard, loads of grainyness and cleaning chemicals.
Very watery, high carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of innominat
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

innominat, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of ThinkAgain
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

ThinkAgain, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
2.53/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not much better than most of the mass-produced pale lagers you can get at a fraction of the cost. It was drinkable but not that enjoyable. A disappointment really, & one that I drank twice coming to the same conclusion on both occasions. Never again!

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flyingpig, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of eric5bellies
2.55/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a clear Golden colour with a three fingered head that retains ok.

S - Usual hop, malt and malt.

T - Some malts up front followed by some faint hops, the finish is a little bitter.

M - A little undercarbonated, light body.

O - Not the best.

eric5bellies, Jul 08, 2011
Photo of jarmby1711
2.58/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slight cloudiness in a mid golden coloured beer. Minimal bead and a head that gradually disapeared
he smell to me is a typical European lager, being malty , but this one had no sweetness to it.
Given th malt aroma it was surprisingly sharp , with hints of green apple skins
This doesnt stound out from the pack at all , just another boring but drinkable European Lager

jarmby1711, Nov 19, 2005
Photo of Beerman1977
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Beerman1977, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of felipeprates
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

felipeprates, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of fionn13
3/5  rDev -6.5%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of mungus
3/5  rDev -6.5%

mungus, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of knot
3/5  rDev -6.5%

knot, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of supermeniscus
3/5  rDev -6.5%

supermeniscus, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of FLima
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bright golden color with a thick two finger head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Pleasant sweet aroma of malt, floral hops, vanilla and herbs.
Flavor is more intense than expected. Strong malt base followed by a bitter hop taste.
Dry and bitter aftertaste, and some sort of detergent like note that did not come right.
Light to medium body with low carbonation.
Not spicy and refreshing as Helles usually are. It would not be my beer of choice.

FLima, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of killianf
3/5  rDev -6.5%

killianf, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Everydayoff
3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured 330ml bottle into a pils glass with best before end on back label.

A:
The pour produce clear golden straw color, dense and thick velvety white head with good retention and left with lacing patches along its downwards way, high carbonation.

S:
The smell is sweet barley malt with subdued floral hop spiciness.

T:
Trademark taste of German's lager which is husk and malt flavors, hop also lends a touch of modest bitterness to support.

M:
The body is medium, sharp and fizzy mouthfeel, clean finish.

O:
It is one of the decent lagers from Germany, easy to drink but a bit boring to have several in role.

Everydayoff, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of doktorhops
3.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another Helles for the taking! Munchen Helles Lagers are a personal favourite way to escape the summer heat. Nice, cold, malty, bread-like and dry - what more could you want in the shade of a patio waiting for sizzling meat to cook on a BBQ? All that's left is a bikini-clad maiden by my side and I'm set. Fürstenberg in particular is one that screams out cheap macro at $10 a six-pack, hopefully it has more to offer.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Stein.

A: With a hard pour presents a large 1 inch soap-bubble foamy white head that dissipates down to about a quarter of an inch. The body is clear straw coloured, borders on pale-straw.

S: Bread yeast characters with vegetable odours hit the nose strong, with a note of cut grass and light malt grain base. The only thing that differentiates from other Helles Lagers is a hint of dextrose in the aroma, however it isn't actually brewed with dextrose; Reinheitsgebot wouldn't allow it.

T: Gladly the vegetable and any possible adjuncts aren't noticeable in the flavour. A very mild-mannered Helles in many respects taste is; upfront dextrose sweetness, followed by mellow (for a German brew) bread yeast mid, light hop bitterness and a long dry finish. A cool, inoffensive beverage. Perhaps a little too inoffensive depending on how you like a Helles.

M: Mid to light body with minimal carbonation, almost flat actually.

D: I could only think of one thing that sums up this brew: getting to the end of the glass I noticed this beer started smelling like an old rubber shoe. Like that old rubber shoe this Fürstenberg Premium Lager is a placid, mellow, and almost forgotten soon after it is noticed. If you're goal is to find a beer to fill an empty fridge on a budget the this brew isn't the worst idea you ever had (the worst idea you had was getting a credit card), however it isn't going to bowl your taste buds over, remember that.

Food match: I would be inclined to suggest a salad or something else light that doesn't compete too much with the flavour Fürstenberg has on offer.

doktorhops, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Globetrotter
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33 cl pale brown bottle with a long thin neck and a quite non-descript white and gold label. Purity law applies. Best before 3/05, I opened it on 10/1/04.

Pours a clear light yellow gold under a half finger white head that fades immediately, without body or lace. The nose is corney grain - rather off-putting. The mouth is light and very prickly. The opening is nice sweet malt, followed by mild flowery hops. A good mild bite emerges in the aftertaste. Nice and tasty, it's too bad this beer looks and smells so weak.

Globetrotter, Oct 01, 2004
Photo of dansmcd
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear yellow lager, next to no head or lacing, furious carbonation

S - sweet grains, barley, grassy hops

T - nicely balanced malts with a long bitter aftertaste

M - crisp and fizzy, light body

O - Not the most interesting beer on offer but very refreshing and drinkable nonetheless. I picked up a carton because it was very cheap and German. No regrets here.

dansmcd, May 07, 2011
Photo of soju6
3.13/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a light golden color with a nice head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of malt sweetness, some grain and has a bit of citrus in the background.

T: tatse of a mild malt sweetness, with some fresh grain. Has a mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly light body, crisp and refreshing. has a decent balance.

O: Nothing fancy but a nice relaxing beer that goes down easy. Better that most of the macro lagers.

soju6, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of AlexLMS
3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my first Munich Helles.

Pours with a brilliant golden yellow color. The head is white, moderately low with an impaired retention.
Nice aroma of dry malts with notes of earthly hops. The flavor is not very complex, focusing on the malt without neglecting the hops.
A smooth beer with a reasonable level of carbonation and low alcoholic strength (5.3% ABV). Light body. The aftertaste is nicely bitter and fairly long.

Overall it is a refreshing and agreeable lager. I was a bit disappointed by the poor retention though.

AlexLMS, Jul 01, 2007
Photo of Zimbo
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light goden shiny colour kicks things off well with some reasonably acceptable typically Germanic hops. Head is reasonably fluffy and their is that doughy quality in there at times but the malt makes to body too bloated and is a bit overwelmed by the carbonation. Ends without much fanfare and ultimately it just lacks individuality and dimension. A reasonable choice when surrounded by the usual suspects but this is far far from running with any of the class leaders.

Zimbo, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Beric
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Beric, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of aussielars
3.4/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a decent slow - disappearing head. Pale gold in colour with a steady stream of slow-rising bubbles.
Pleasant grassy aroma with a hint of malt.
Slightly sweet with good hop balance. Bittering hops leaves a very nice aftertaste.
Light mouthfeel, and very lively on palate.
It's a beer that is very nice in summer. Would buy again if price is right.

aussielars, Aug 19, 2007
Photo of vancurly
3.4/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colour. White rocky head that sinks, light bubbling.
Subdued aroma. Grainy.
Mostly a grain & malt flavour profile. Touch of a light cara malt. None of the typical "skunky" euro lager profile in this beer, which is a nice change.
Some subtle herbal notes, with a light bitterness.
A little cloying.... could have more crisp bitterness for my liking.

vancurly, Feb 04, 2007
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Fürstenberg Premium Lager from Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
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