Fürstenberg Premium Lager - Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
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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
3.73/5 rDev +15.8%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tumbler. the beer poured a pale, straw colour creating a frothy, white head (because of the aggressive pour) which immediately settled into a thin coaster over the bright, lively body. Here was your typical Helles lager, at least looks wise. The nose didn't present anything spectacular - wet grain, a little sweet malt and no hop presence at all. Smelt a little skunked, if you would imagine that.
The taste followed the smell initially - grainy and a pat dry, but slowly gave off a residual sweetness which was pretty long lasting. As subsequent sips followed, you could also taste a faint, hop bitterness lingering on the palate. This beer definitely tasted better than it smelt.
I found the mouthfeel to be a little abrasive, probably muting the flavours a little bit. This is definitely not an in your face Lager or something that will surprise you, but definitely an easy going sessionable lager. A notch up from the macros definitely.
07-05-2010 09:17:53 | More by BeerSingh
4.2/5 rDev +30.4%
A - light colour, good considering style. little head.
S - noice.
T - moderately strong flavour, noice, not offensive.
M - moderate carbonation, noice, good level.
D - could drink all day epesh at 40 dollars a carton, very nice. will definately be celebrating tomorrow's public holiday with a few to many of these.
04-25-2010 10:00:25 | More by philphilphil
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
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
3.83/5 rDev +18.9%
A: Poured paleish yellow, with decent 2 finger head. Clean, clear & inviting carbonation.
Head did drip to a film of thin soft foam with average lacing.
S: Fruity & a hint of noble (aromatic) floral hops. Also that typical grassy lager hops smell.
T: Grainy earthy malts at first, even a tinge of honey sweetness, with some mid palate fruitiness-quite a bit of fresh fruits/pears/even some sweet apples, & a gently hop bitterness to finish. Not too complex but distinct & refreshing.
M: Light & a little lively without a watery feeling. D: A very sessionable lager
Overall a very enjoyable Helles lager. Reminds me of a typical macro lager with just that bit more ale character.
10-06-2008 07:17:47 | More by WHROO
3.4/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
08-19-2007 09:28:18 | More by aussielars
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
3.2/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
07-01-2007 10:19:01 | More by AlexLMS
3.5/5 rDev +8.7%
I don't mind this one at all. After pouring into a schooner glass, it gave a good half inch head that lasted a few minutes before leaving some lacing on the glass. A pale straw colour and just a light grainy aroma that's barely perceptible. The taste has a light malty flavour with a little bitterness to finish off. There's nothing overwhelming and its not that complex but its well balanced and very drinkable. There's only a light carbonation with little bead so the mouthfeel is not overly sparkly but still pleasant. The reviewer of this lager in our local paper said it was a "sequential" beer in that you get the grain first then the hops. I agree. I like this better than say Heineken but there's more interesting German lagers that are accessible in East Oz. Still, this is cheap and very drinkable. I'll buy it again for sure.
02-25-2007 07:41:57 | More by rjimlad
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
3.43/5 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
3.1/5 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
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