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Neumarkter Lammsbräu Pilsner - Neumarkter Lammsbräu

Neumarkter Lammsbräu PilsnerNeumarkter Lammsbräu Pilsner

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

48 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%


Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sigmund on 03-06-2006)
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asabreed

New York

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2008 22:48:35 | More by asabreed
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dedrinker

Kansas

4.13/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 04:19:43 | More by dedrinker
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Todd

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 23:11:29 | More by Todd
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Sigmund

Norway

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml green bottle, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet). Crystal clear pale golden colour, large and lasting head, leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has surprisingly much (for a pilsener, that is) malty sweetness, some aromatic hops too. Notes of grass, hay and honey. Flavour has distinct and very good hops, balanced by a mellow maltiness in the background. Bitter aftertaste. A very good pils in my book, as far as pilseners go. The multinational brewers of cheap pale lager swill have something to learn here! Like all beers from Neumarkter Lammsbräu, it is organic.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2006 21:10:00 | More by Sigmund
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