Fürstenberg Premium Lager - Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
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United Kingdom (England)
3.63/5 rDev +12.7%
Brown 50cl bottle, well in date. The first of my German Beer Reviewing Evening.
Poured into my Budweiser Budvar 0.2 litre stemmed tulip tasting glass (3 times).
Clear golden yellow, fairly pale and bright looking. A large white head sat on top of each pour, sadly the heads all fell away as I drank down each beer, leaving a small collar and some good lacing.
A very slight floral aroma, but not enough to get excited about, otherwise there was no smell, just like most lagers/helles/pilsners.
Dry and refreshing, sharp and crisp. No huge flavours to talk about, but a good example of a German light lager/pilsner.
No great body or depth, just a pleasant lager, easy to drink. The 5.3% is just about detectable. My third glass was taken with some vintage Stilton and dry biscuits, they complimented each other very well.
Now to have some water to clean out the mouth before my next German review.
02-20-2009 18:11:06 | More by BlackHaddock
1.9/5 rDev -41%
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.
11-14-2010 19:23:50 | More by kojevergas
1.98/5 rDev -38.5%
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.
12-07-2009 08:02:51 | More by CrazyDavros
3/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
04-19-2013 23:54:40 | More by FLima
3.1/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
10-01-2004 19:26:18 | More by Globetrotter
3.13/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
08-19-2012 03:07:58 | More by soju6
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.53/5 rDev -21.4%
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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02-25-2011 02:07:46 | More by flyingpig
2.55/5 rDev -20.8%
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.
07-08-2011 12:32:40 | More by eric5bellies
3.1/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
05-07-2011 10:09:25 | More by dansmcd
3.43/5 rDev +6.5%
330 ml bottle, now available in Norway. ABV is 5.3%. Clear pale golden colour, decent to moderate head. Flowery aroma of aromatic hops, notes of honey, grass and fresh plums. Flavour is less interesting - moderate grassy hops with a certain fruity sweetness. Easy drinking, but no masterpiece.
05-13-2005 18:56:26 | More by Sigmund
3.4/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
02-04-2007 02:59:39 | More by vancurly
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.75/5 rDev +16.5%
On tap at guildford arms in edinburgh.
I dont know if i would describe this as a munich helles as i am not sure if they use a munich malt, all the website says is 100% barley malt.
A- Rich golden with lively beading throughout. 2 finger head that dissapates quickly to a crown. This was a piss poor pour. Poured as if a pint of stella. Not a nice german lager which should have a thicker creamier head.
S- Lots of sweet malt, faint hoppiness, very refreshing. Somehow i even get marrowfat peas! Wouldnt describe as skunky
T- Similar to bitburger to me. Very light, but not watery. A well balanced hoppy finish with a hint of sweet malt throughout.
M- Lively carbonation, smooth balanced.
D- Very refreshing lager, but still wouldnt describe it as munich. A nice beer for the stella drinker, who wants a lager with more character.
12-25-2006 19:28:40 | More by seanyfo
2.58/5 rDev -19.9%
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
11-19-2005 23:16:31 | More by jarmby1711
3.08/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
11-13-2012 08:05:31 | More by doktorhops
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.25/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
04-01-2012 23:37:53 | More by Zimbo
3.85/5 rDev +19.6%
Pours a light straw color with a decent amount of creamy/chunky head that seems to stick around for a while, and clings to the glass. Smells of noble hops and that's really about it, pretty much standard for a german lager, I guess. Tastes more bitter than I expected, and a little sweeter than I expected. You can taste the munich lager malt and the noble hops. Finishes fairly clean. The mouthfeel is tingly on the front of the tongue, and creamy on the back, very nice. Overall, it's a very drinkable beer, and a nice lager. I'm not really a fan of german lagers, but I like this one.
08-19-2007 07:42:59 | More by Kulrak
Fürstenberg Premium Lager from Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
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