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Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Pilsner - Neumarkter Lammsbräu

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Reviews: 63
Hads: 140
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 17.93%
Wants: 62
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Sigmund on 03-06-2006

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Photo of Immortale25
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This might be a great pilsner at the source but the green glass receptacle does this beer no justice since there's a moderate skunkiness in both the aroma and flavor. Drinkable but not especially enjoyable. Probably the last beer I'll ever buy in green glass unless it's a lambic or saison.

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Photo of mynie
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stormin' MA, along with Tannen Zäpfle and some others, as part of a series of ultra expensive premium German imports. Zaple was fantastic, so I didn't think too hard about dropping 11 bucks on a four-pack of Lammsbrau.

Also, labeling really goes overboard stressing the "organic" angle.

Nice pour. Slight haze, heavily effervescent, straw-colored with an excellent, rocky head.

Smells a bit tame, almost more like a municher than a pils. Straw, grass, flowers, and a little bit of dry hops.

Tastes as it smells: nicely brewed, excellent balance, but pretty darn meek for the style. Starts with grass, dandelions, and yeast, gets a bit more bitter and sharp as it goes along but still never reaches the level of complexity I would like to see out of a beer that costs almost three bucks a bottle.

Am I a snob? Kinda. But super-premium price should mean super-premium beer, and while this is very nicely brewed I just don't think it was worth the money.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the green 330 ml. bottle. Poured into a Gilde Pilsener glass on March 22, 2015.

It looks the way it should with its straw yellow color and tremendous, white foamy head. Busy carbonation. It's a beer.

The green bottle sets it off a touch with that skunkiness but I can pick up traditional toasty German malts and a grassy sort of hop character. It's a beer.

Light and refreshing body.

The taste echoes the German malt and clean, crisp grassy hop bitterness of the aroma. This goes with just about nay meal - in my case -it is Shepherd's Pie. It is your typical pilsener beer and there is no denying it.

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Photo of JAFoley
4/5  rDev +1%

A - Clear very pale blonde body with nice dense white head. Very good retention and lacing.

S - Malty and doughy

T - Dry and tangy citrus,Dough malts.

M - Medium/light body with moderate carbonation. Slick and very drinkable.

O - Fantastic pilsner

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Photo of Fergyx825
2.74/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: very light straw color which is what this type of beer is supposed to look like. There was not much head on the pour. Lots of bubbles in the beer, and relatively see through. Just missing a dense head.

Smell: I smell a very dense aroma of malt, more than hops. This type of beer is supposed to be more hops than malt. Reminds me of a domestic beer.

Taste: This tastes a lot like the German beers I've had before, maybe i haven't developed a taste for these beers yet. I don't taste hops, nor do i taste the malt. There isn't much citrus flavor either.

Mouthfeel: light beer, very drinkable with no carbonation. Very refreshing.

Overall: Another recommendation by Sam's Quik Shop, not too impressed with this one. Maybe next time.

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Photo of Mises85
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this in a tulip although maybe I should have served this in a stange or pilsner glass at around 42 degrees.

Appearance: not much head although a nice pale color.

Smell: definitely one of the most interesting pilsner smells. I got a lot of apple, honeydew melon, funk, grass, hay and some herbal notes.

Taste: tastes clean and crisp with dry finish. Not too much hop on this one but definitely refreshing with some fruitiness mid palate. Some more hay and grass come in with some lager funk.

Mouthfeel: great carbonation, medium bodied, easy drinking.

Overall: This is one excellent pilsner. I have yet to see a German beer that has disappointed me and a great summer sipper.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a pilsner style glass. Pray for no skunking here...

Deep brass crystal shimmering clear body, with a booming bleach white frothy growing head. Large shampoo and soapy retention and clumps of soap on the glass sides. The most microscopic carbonation rising just in the middle.

Great dough notes of malt. Just rolled fresh bakery dough on the nose. Slight herbal hop presence. Otherwise pretty solid. Luckily not skunked.

Palate comes with a wonderful classic malt pils flavor. Deep dough and bread all over, mostly in the aftertaste. Some nice herbal bitterness on the finish, slightly peppery and green to match. Mild bakery finish. Good malt backbone with minimal sweetness and balanced bitterness, with a honey like coating.

Overall a real solid German pils. Pretty impressed since I find organic labelled beer often disappointing.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a hazy, light straw amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet, bready and biscuit malt, light grassy hops and skunk; a big burst of skunk from the bottle, but blends with the the other nice pilsner smells in the glass. Flavor is similar to aroma, bready and biscuit malt, toast (actual bread toast, not toasted malt), a hint of lemon, grassy and floral hops; there is something else in here that reminds me of a bakery, like sesame seeds or unusual flour. Nicely melded. Light bodied with peppery carbonation. A very nice pilsner with both an unusual look (hazy and light) and some complex, unidentifiable flavors that seem perfectly balanced in the profile. Nicely done. What an incredible tragedy that the initial aroma and aftertaste are both skunky. If it is true as an earlier reviewer from Germany said that this comes in a brown bottle domestically, these guys need to fire their entire foreign export packaging team. Dang. Nice enough to make me really look for this fresh or properly packaged.

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Photo of tastybeer
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lovely fluffy white head settles to a nice 1/4" layer. The beer itself is ultra clear and light amber in color. Aroma is zesty, peppery, lemon, cracker grains, sweet and clean. Nice dry flavors....grains, spicy floral hops. This beer has a ripe greeness to it. Good slick mouthfeel. Carbonation is good but pretty chill for this style of beer.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. No freshness date, but there is some sort of code on the label . . . Squat, long-necked bottle is unlike any other I've seen. not digging the green glass though.

A: Dull straw color with a little haze. Rocky white head retains well and leaves plenty of sticky lacing behind.

S: Bready pils malt aroma. Soft herbal hopping, faint pulpy lemon. Touch of sulfur and minerality. Yeasty.

T: Very grainy up front. Husky. Touch of sulfur and minerals. Hint of grape leaf. Dough. Mild grassy hop, slight tick of lemon. Bready yeast. Grain and bready yeast on the finish.

M: Light in body. Creamy with a light firmness. Moderately strong, prickling carbonation. Unfortunately some husky astringency shows up as well.

O: This pilsner is a little rough around the edges and needs a some refining. The husky grain flavor/astringency is mostly the culprit.

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Photo of beertunes
2.65/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Uh-oh, green bottle alert! Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very cloudy pale yellow color, nowhere near the bright, clean, clear gold I expect in the style. The beer poured with about 1-1/2 inches of bright white head that had very good retention and moderate lacing.

A slight skunk aroma drifted out as soon as I popped the cap. When I poured it over, the skunk strongly filled the air. Once I dove past that, the grain and hop scents were very subdued and mellow. On the tongue, things were a bit better. The base grains and soft hops were more of a presence, but the skunk was still very noticeable.

The body was fairly typical, maybe a touch fuller than average, with a finish that wasn't as dry as I would have liked. Drinkability was hurt by the skunk factor. Overall, a pretty Meh example of the style. You can pass it over, unless you're looking for the tick.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a faintly chill hazed light golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists well. .From a green bottle smelled a bit of skunk and sulfur when first opened, but really aired out well. Caramelized melanoid bready pilsner malt with a hint of spicy floral hops make for a wonderful lager aroma. The flavor is sweet sugary bready malty goodness with faint balancing hop flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet watery mouthfeel. This is a pretty damn good pilsner. Light clean simple flavorful refreshing, I may buy more of this.

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Photo of BeerZack
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden straw color with a frothy looking head that pours an initial 2 fingers high. Smells of lightly spicy and clean grassy hops with soda-cracker-like pils malt undertone. Taste is more balanced that I would have guessed from the nose. The initial bitterness from the hops is almost immediately supported by a soft biscuity malt that smooths the bitter edge into a dry crispness. Has one of those dry but quenching finishes that makes me want to take another drink immediately after the last drink.

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Photo of seanyfo
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

50cl bottle poured into Spaten seidel

BBE 30 Jan 2013

A- 4 finger tight white creamy head sits atop a straw blonde body with a bit of a hue. Lacing and head retention are very good. Mark off for clarity.

S- Earthy hop, peppery, some lemon in there too.

T- Lemon zestiness up front balanced by the more earthy hops and peppery notes coming through. Finish is lager clean with a subtle hint of earthy hop lingering.

M- Delicate on the palate. Medium carbonation, light body.

D- Looks and smells great. The flavour profile is excellent, i just would have liked the flavours to be slightly bolder, particularly the hop bite. Nevertheless, mouthfeel is faultless for me, so so easy to drink. A refreshing clean lager, if being pick just needs a bolder flavour intensity. Great stuff.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruit, and some grassy and hay aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Tomais
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Four months before best before date - Brown Bottle 1/2 litre

Smell is bready and a little floral, not so strong.

Pours a pale pils yellow, with a nice big frothy head that fades with regular lacing.

Mouthfeel is very light, carbonation seems lowkey till you go to swallow, when you get an explosion with the full flavour of lemon-orange-marmalade hops. Taste goes from fine malt to lemon to bitter-orange-marmalade on the swallow - to malt again in the after-taste.

This is a lovely beer, and very drinkable - and with 4.7% alcohol, it's easy on the brain :p
very nice from the bottle too (I find with drinking pils from the bottle that you do miss out on some aspects of the beer but that it concentrates other aspects - especially the citrusy taste)

[edit] drinking this again, it has something almost perfumed about it. I couldnt put my finger on it, so I read the "Top Reviewers", nothing there, but Todd's review says "pale mint" and "Nice smacking of lime upfront" - both click for me. It's almost shocking if you've been drinking a 'regular' pils beforehand, and then you taste this one :-) [/edit]

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of floral hops in the nose.
T: A moderate amount of hop bitterness is present in the taste, which also has flavors of biscuit and bready malts and floral hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: I really enjoyed this pilsener because the hops are quite assertive for the style and the light body makes it easy to drink.

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Photo of Keginator70
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsner glass. The head is sticky but not too thick. Straw color with faint grassy sweet aroma.

The taste is well balanced and consistant from start to finish. Simple malt, slightly creamy with subtle bitter profile. Germam or Chek by far the best pils I've tried and I've had most of them. Would go well with foods not overly salty.

It's as one of the best beers I've ever had-any style. Worth the price.

Proof sometimes less is more.

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Photo of Brad007
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't drink much organic beer but thought this would be good to check out.

Pours a light gold with a huge head into my glass. Literally. Robust presentation.

Sweet, grainy malt with a touch of hops in the nose. A bit skunked but nothing too bad.

Taste reflects the skunking but still manages to retain the flavor characteristics of a middle-of-the-road pils. Sweet, buttery malt is still there for those wondering.

Lingering sweet, grainy malt at the back of the throat. Simple. Tasty.

Not a bad example of the style!

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Photo of Smells
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really delicious, easy drinking, light yet flavorful pilz!

a new favorite for me.

light grassy noble hops with a soft mouthfeel that made you keep picking up the glass.

and it being organic makes this an easy pick for any day that i feel like being a snob

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Photo of fox227
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice three fingered fluffy white head, great retention and lacing, typical pale yellow.

S: Sour apples, straw, but a whole lot going on here.

T: I'm getting a nice, tart Granny Smith Apple flavor, a hint of lime, with a very light bready backbone on the finish.

M: This is definitely easy drinking, but not "lite" or watery, with nice carbonation, and really the whole body is packed with flavor.

O: A very nice Pilsner. I'm kind of a newbie to this genre, but so far this one is one of the best I've sampled.

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Photo of Hibernator
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Organic Pilsner
12 oz green bottle
Served in a Harpoon Leviathan glass and out of the bottle

I picked up a four pack of this beer earlier today. I'd never seen it before, I think the bottle design and packaging is very well done.

Once I capped this bottle, I got an instant whiff of skunk. A scent i'm familiar with after drinking Beck's and Heineken over the years. After I poured the beer in a glass, all of those off-notes disappeared.

Pours a straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Little carbonation bubbles race to the top of the glass.

Whiffs of cereal and grains.

This is a nicely crafted pilsener, I really like the soft mouthfeel. Flavors of cereal, grains and toasted bread. A touch of fruit sweetness, perhaps apple or pear.

The beer finishes with a nice hop snap that features a peppery bite. A super clean and drinkable brew.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to see 4 packs of this at Whole Foods. Same beer as their regular pils, I guess?

Pretty standard pils appearance here: golden, clear, bubbly. Nice head retention.

Smells good, very aromatic stuff. Crusty French bread and spicy/zesty noble hops dominate the nose, and they've got a lot of character. Breadiness seems to take over as the beer warms up a bit. I tend to prefer my pils with a bigger hop nose, but this smells good nonetheless.

Yep, this is very bready for a pils. Earthy, herbal hop flavors provide a nice balance, but it's more about the malt here, and the malt character is quite nice. Not terribly sweet, just pronounced. Bit of clean, mildly sulfuric lager yeast flavor pops up in the finish before being overtaken by a mild bitterness and a trace of boiled corn.

This was pretty enjoyable stuff, hard to fault much. It's not necessarily top notch, but it's well worth a try.

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Photo of grotonmarketguy
4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the perfect German Pils. It is so clean, so balanced, so light and fresh. I'd like to mention that it is not as crisp as other pilsners, the hops are there but they perfectly blend into the other flavors of the beer. Just mellow. This tastes like what a fresh Pilsener on draft in Germany tastes like. The closest thing I've seen in a bottle. Pound these all summer long.

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Photo of OldIronLungs
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pilsner Urquell tall stem a clean bright yellow with a very puffy white head that slowly deflates with nice lacing.

Nose is a lovely pilsner grain/grass and very slightly sweet.

Crisp, open, medium carbonation throughout the sip with a lemon start, then a more earthy middle. Finishes very refreshing - overall a beautiful balance of the grainy malt and hops. I seriously could drink this long into a warm evening.

I usually am not a pilsner person - this is a whole different level, will buy again.

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