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Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Pilsner - Neumarkter Lammsbräu

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BA SCORE
89
very good

63 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 63
Hads: 140
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 61
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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Germany

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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Reviews: 63 | Hads: 140
Photo of AnalogReigns
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've spent a good deal of time in Germany, and the best beers there...the true German "microbreweries" are "bio" (organic) beers. ALL German beer is exceptional...(compared to American pils) so that a typical American craft brewer, if they try really hard...can approximate a typical German pilsner. However, German organic beers are their take on craft brewing...which means they are a cut above, especially in what Germans specialize in, that is outstanding pilsner. Lammsbrau is the best German pils I've had. I had it in Germany, and thought so...and, I've had it here, at an Oktoberfest in Charlotte, NC, and thought so too.

If you want to know what Germans miss--when in the USA, try Lammsbrau. This really is an ultimate German pilsener. (745 characters)

Photo of grotonmarketguy
4.76/5  rDev +19.3%
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. (379 characters)

Photo of markartis
4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

In a pilsner glass, poured a slightly cloudy golden color with 1 inch full head. Slightly hopped and floral nose. Great mouthfeel with a little bit of breadniness and pilsner bitterness. LOVED this beer. Very drinkable. Will seek out all Lammsbrau brews for further research /enjoyment. (286 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Hmm ... organic and naturally carbonated, no use of hop oils either. One could say this is a retro German Pils, as most of the mainstream Pilsners have resorted to more industrial-style techniques. We held back the last ounce or so of beer to ensure a clear pour, seeing the thin layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Very clear, pale golden-yellow color, masterful work with the lacing as there are rings on the glass after each sip. Sweet grain smell, a light honey-like and grassy character, hops come off a little herbal and spicy, but stay soft in the aroma. The carbonation runs very deep and does not skip a sip with the sublime crispness. Right from the get-go, the malt and hops battle it out for dominance, and they end up calling a truce as both seem to meld middle to end. Extremely clean malt palate with a long-running graininess. Hops supply an even amount of bitterness, flavor goes from lemon oil to herbal to spicy. Clean and dry finish.

This is an amazing beer, and we hope will help teach the masses in the US what German beer is all about, or even to narrow it down a bit ... what Bavarian beer is all about. Pen this one in on your must-try list. (1,230 characters)

Photo of joemacpherson
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: clear golden yellow. lots of carbonation and a thin creamy head lingering just on top of the surface.

S: lightly toasted malted grains, and a fresh hint of grass and lime from the hops.

T: whoa that's good! a sophisticated balance is achieved between the malts and hops. Coming through is layer of honey-hay malt intertwined with a light but crispy-floral hop presence. a delicate balance all the way through. Sweet malt profile up front but nothing too dominating. A bit of a sourdough flavor toward the end that has a spicy tinge on the tale.

M: smooth and full, crisp and quite dry.

D: I could drink this beer all the time.
I will seek their ways. (657 characters)

Photo of BeerZack
4.47/5  rDev +12%
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. (505 characters)

Photo of Offa
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a tasty pilsner that is rather full-bodied, with stronger maltiness and a character that to me seems a bit more like a Czech pilsner than the more thinly malty and more hop-oriented German style.

Anyway, it is golden with a big white head that shrinks slowly to a wispy top. It leaves a tiny bit of lace.

The aroma is great, flowery grain, bread crust, honey, herbs and a hint of citrus.

The taste is a bit light but nice, flavourful, and well-rounded. It has with hay, herbs, bread crust, flowers, a hint of citrus, and it's just hoppy enough to dominate the maltiness with hop character adn light, zesty bitterness. (630 characters)

Photo of Tomais
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
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] (1,110 characters)

Photo of Todd
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

0.5L bottle from the source in Germany.

Crystal clear, pale, golden colored beer with a ton of carbonation activity, creating a creamy foam head w/ trailing lace.

Aroma is soft and pleasant with herbal hop characters, faint mint, lime pith, metallic, and edge of bready malt. Clean.

Light-bodied, crisp with a seltzer soda-like tingle on the palate, and refreshing. Creamy mouthfeel.

Nice smacking of lime upfront, touch of hop oil in the feel, herbal notes follow. Malts are subdued, offering a touch of sweetness and crackery grain to balance things out. Finish is dry with a residual hop presence, cereal grains, and hay.

Pure lager bliss. A most outstanding German Pils. And it's an organic / bio beer. Damn shame that this level of quality Pils is not widely available in the US. (789 characters)

Photo of Walken
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Neumarkter Lammsbräu: Organic Pilsner (No Date) (Tasted 05/11/10)
11.2 oz. bottle, poured into a dimple mug.

Appearance: Lightly hazed golden color with a few chunks of foam on the top, which fades down into a solid cap, leaving rings of lace as it fades.
Odor: Whiff of floral, somewhat grassy hops. Sweet steeped pilsner malt aroma with hints of raw grain and honey in the background.
Consistency: Light bodied with a full malt palate adding a hefty feel to the beer. Carbonation is nice and firm, lending the requisite creaminess to balance the beer.
Taste: Paradise. Perfect game of give and take between malt and hop. Malt, as hinted by the aroma is a mix of fresh cracked grains, raw and somewhat nutty with a lightly candy-sweet dimension. Hop flavors are herbal and lemony, bitterness rises to meet the malt and stays firm. Finish is crisp with a pleasant, light hoppy flavor lingering in the mouth.

Mmmhmmm. This is great, seems relatively fresh for a German import. This is a great beer overall and for style, it more than justifies the stiff markup for an import four pack, try it! (1,095 characters)

Photo of merlin48
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce green bottle. This organic pilsner pours a hazy yellow gold body with a tall vanilla white head. Retention is excellent and blotches of clingy lace sticks to the pils glass.

Aroma opens with grassy and herbal hops, followed by notes of lime peel and black pepper. As it warms, bready sourdough hints emerge.

Mouthfeel has a lively carbonation and light medium body. Very smooth, even velvety on the palate.

Taste has a spicy and herbal hop bitterness. A lemon zest twang segues into fresh lime juice notes as it warms. A hint of honey sweetness from the mostly dry and crackery malt adds a nice touch as it warms. Mineral notes are present and add a complexity I've not encountered in a pilsner. Finishes clean.

Wow! This is one of the better beers of any type that I've recently sampled. Definitely one of the best pilsners I've ever had. Excellent! (865 characters)

Photo of OldIronLungs
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
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. (516 characters)

Photo of Smells
4.35/5  rDev +9%
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 (258 characters)

Photo of asabreed
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle into a Pilsner glass. I love the shape of this bottle, and it's different from many I've seen. Thin neck and bulbous bottom, almost weapon-like, as if anticipation as set in for some kind of defense at a bar. There's a lamb on the top of a barrel and it says Organic Pilsner, so I hope this is the right brew and I shouldn't start a new one.

Appearance: Golden with mild haze, tons of bubbles shooting to the top (even after a few minutes), and almost a 3/4" head that seems fairly tireless.

Smell: Herbal hops, breadiness, earthiness, hints of citrus, but all of it's at least seemingly very freshly heady and nice.

Taste: Fresh herbal hops, pilsner malts, earthiness, doughiness, breadiness, and all that good stuff comes through amazingly well. The legitimate freshness of this pils is hard to deny. I'm not sure I've had a better version in a long time, if ever.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy, but feels the slightest bit undercarbonated.

Drinkability: I bought a 4-pack for $8.99 on the word from a trusted fellow friend at a store, and it was a good purchase, especially since I'm not the biggest pilsner fan on the planet. The weather's calling for it, and he talked about the freshness, and I can see how and why. Light and complex and balanced and fresh and an awesome beer for this kind of weather. Plus the complexity comes from the ingredients -- at 4.8% ABV -- and not from the alcohol, which is true of every solid German brew I've ever had -- the real thing, not the domestics. (1,515 characters)

Photo of Mises85
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
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. (683 characters)

Photo of bcm119
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is the organic pils. Hazy light straw color, bright white head. Fresh, grassy eastern European hop aroma with a bit of honey sweetness. Bright, upfront flavors of pilsner malts and grassy hops. A touch of grain, with a fleeting, light honey sweetness in the middle. Smooth undertones of doughy bread. Crisp, clean, real German flavors. Very nice, one of the best Pils I've had. (382 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

UPDATE: I bought a fresh bottle of this at the Vorwerk Podemus BioBahnhof in Dresden for my train ride to Wien for € 1,19 with just a ,08 deposit. I damned near missed my train doing it, but it was worth it. It was in a brown bottle (not green as before), and not skunked. This was 30.12.13 and the bottle was dated "best by" 03.04.14". My score for the aroma has been upgraded from a 3.5 to a 4.0, and flavor has gone from a 4.0 to a 4.25.

Appearance: Deep golden body beneath a creamy cap of white froth. Head retention is very good. Lacing is better-than-average.

Smell: Unfortunately, this sample is light-struck and expresses the typical "skunkiness" of many European lagers in green bottles. Beyond that it has a rich, grainy maltiness to it. Some grassy and herbal hop notes are also detected once the nose becomes accustomed to the skunkiness.

Taste: The malt is rich, bready, and grain-like. Very straight-forward. The hops are grassy and just slightly herbal. Bitterness is kept in check, and it's maltiness dominates at the start, but is quickly coat-tailed by zesty hop flavors. Nicely balanced! Full of flavor but not over-done, and certainly very drinkable!

Mouthfeel: The decidedly medium body is anchored by a fine bubbled, moderate carbonation that gives just enough tingle to the tongue while leaving it creamy and smooth. That helps to soften the bitterness a bit as well, leaving the malt in the spotlight.

Drinkability: Really nicely done. Great malt flavor, great hop flavors, great balance and finish. The skunkiness was the only problem. Well worth trying! (1,597 characters)

Photo of seanyfo
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
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. (784 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +4%
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. (871 characters)

Photo of lstokes
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an attractive pilsner, hazy gold with a substantial frothy head and minimal lacing. The smell is very bready and sweet, and so is the taste. In my opinion this beer errs towards the malts and the grassy flavors, which are of higher quality than a lot of german pilsners, but there's a sort of hop infusion, subtle but delicious. Herbal, mint, a bit of citrus. The finish is bitter but soft.

The mouthfeel is very creamy, with a fine carbonation, and it's overall highly drinkable. (489 characters)

Photo of BexterK
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Forgive me if I'm not 100% accurate with my descriptions - my first official beer review.

A. Pours pale straw yellow with a 1/2 inch head that retains.

S. Herby (marijuana/skunk) essence on the nose. Not much else.

T. Sweet malty biscuit flavor. Faint aftertaste of lime.

M. Lively carbonation with a smooth finish.

Overall a very pleasant session beer. Skunkiness (from the green bottle, perhaps? Or maybe from the hops?) is not overwhelming, almost pleasant when you associate it with the hops. Light and clean but not underwhelmingly so. For one of my first pilsners that I've TASTED instead of just drank, it's got a very pleasant character! (650 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
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. (567 characters)

Photo of dedrinker
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straw golden with a touch of haze and a white, tightly packed rocky three finger head. Aromas of fresh baked bread, a whiff of minty hops and the slightest mineral/metallic tang. Right off the bat I can taste whole leaf hops in here. Most German pils use hop extract that merely leaves balancing bitterness, but this is the first (ok second) German lager I've ever had where I could taste hop flavor rather than just sensing the bitterness on the finish. These hops have a fresh floral quality that still retains some minty notes from the aroma. The light cracker malt flavor plays a supporting role for the breezy hops. Not hop-head-style hops mind you, but a hoppy presence that actually requires an informed pallet (your mouth goes searching for the hops - the hops don't punch you in the mouth). Now this beer is truly worthy of a "kiss of the hops" slogan. Finishes with dry malt and another dash of mild and delicate hops. I would call the subtle-yet-overt whole leaf hopping of this German Pilsner...sublime. (1,015 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very foggy yellow with a nice white head. Nose is sweet like honey. Floral sweet tones as well. Flavor carries the same and an earthy tone to it as well. Sweet character reigns on this one. Minimal earthy tone rounds it out. Feel is smooth on liquid. Vibrant and fairly biting carbonation. Quite easy to drink. I like this one. (335 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle

A- Pours a golden yellow color with a nice white head that leaves a ton of lacing around the glass and features very good retention qualities as well.

S- The aroma is very nice I must say. I could smell it as I was pouring it in the glass. A lot of pilsner malt and grassy hops.

T- The taste like the aroma is light bodied with a lot of pale pilsner malts and a good dose of spicy grassy hops in the finish. Much more of a bite in the finish than I was expecting, I'm liking it so far.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- The drinkability with this one is very high for me. This is a perfect session beer. Under 5% ABV and full of flavor. Highly Recommended! (713 characters)

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