Neumarkter Lammsbräu Urstoff - Neumarkter Lammsbräu
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4.28/5 rDev +16%
Alright German "craft" beer!! I have become a big fan of Helles now after the easy avaliabity of Augustiner.
Upon pouring, I immedialty notice this brew is a few shades darker than the standard Helles Light brown-ruby tone. The head is really nice, medium thick, creamy good retention. The beer underneath has a relatively high amount of carbonation. reminds me of an English Brown.
Aromatics immediately take this brew into the upper echelons of this style. Hopefully flavor will match. Raw sugar, malt, toated grain, a hint of smokiness, light fruitiness akin to a white grape, tart mineral note, a mustiness in there akin to oak, light peppery sharpness on the finish. Smells a bit more full-bodied and rounded out than the typical Helles, surprisingly given the low ABV.
On to the first sip. The hope I had from the aromatics is met and perhaps surpassed. Sweet maltiness gives way to a light fruity character again recalling white grape, oak, a light smoke note, mineral note in there again adding sharpness, finishes on a long pepper note with mouth-tingling carbonation accented by fresh fruitiness. The body is ever-so-slightly sweeter than normal, adding a touch of weightiness to the brew that is very enjoyable. The slighter heavier body is cut by the peppery finish that really adds to the drinkablity.
Really solid brew, first I've had from this Brewery, as I was a bit skeptical that the Organic label was a bit of a marketing gimmick, I now will return to try as many of there other brews as I can. Good find!
02-26-2010 20:20:13 | More by czfreeman
4.15/5 rDev +12.5%
The Neumarkter Lammsbräu Urstoff is a treat. It is described as an “Untergäriges Bio Bier mit purem würzigen Geshmack” (“Bottom-feeding organic beer with a pure, aromatic flavour”). “Urstoff” translates to something like “prime matter” or “primary stuff” (Aristotle, anyone?).
Look: At first glance, a richer gold coloration than most helles beers. Slightly effervescent.
Smell: This is where things start getting good. The strangely gold coloration leads right into an abnormally nutty and full aroma.
Taste: And I’m not disappointed. The hopping is not particularly bitter but is full of different nutty, earthy aromas. Other self-described “untergärige Biere” (spiffed-up helles beers) have a somewhat haphazardly bold flavour (e.g. Hofmühl’s untergäriges Bier). The beer finishes completely clean. My favorite helles among Augustiner, Hofbrau, Hofmühl, and Gutmann, and I find it more interesting than Klosterbrauerei Scheyern’s helles, though the latter is a more “classic” helles. The hopping--though very subtle--gives this beer an edge.
11-25-2012 19:02:40 | More by btracz
4.15/5 rDev +12.5%
.5L, best before 6/22/11. Organic Helles Lager.
Now this is what »ein Bier« should look like. Rich, crystal-clear gold with tons of effervescence. Epic head for a Helles: three-fingers, creaminess, great retention, thick lacing. Flawless.
Aromatic noble hops fill the nose with spicy, woody notes and that sulfuric thing characteristic of many a Lager.
The flavor is nice. Lots of leafy hops and some lemony tang. Woody bitterness is emphasized on the finish, but still within the Helles realm (i.e. not Pils territory). Grainy, lightly bready flavors become apparent as it warms. Perhaps not as well-balanced or subtle as some of the classic pale Bavarian lagers, but still quite good. The mouthfeel is spritzy and soft, with medium carb.
Excellent beer here. Neumarkter Lammsbräu is an organic brewery that backs up its »BIO« marketing (and higher prices) with some solid beer. Prost!
03-30-2011 16:50:49 | More by dasenebler
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.03/5 rDev +9.2%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Best before date is 25-04-11, so you can consider this one aged...
Appears a cloudy light orange colour, high carbonation with big bubbles, and a creamy head, leaving a really nice lace down the inside of the glass.
Faint smell of malts, hops and alcohol... big surprise!
Tastes at first very lager-ish, with a more hoppy taste, but it also has a sour tang, reminiscent of a sour sweet like Haribo Tangfastics which comes in on the swallow. This seems to mellow out after it naturally warms up.
Overall very much like a good lager, with a more wholesome mouthfeel and taste.
07-08-2011 10:58:33 | More by CwrwAmByth
3.61/5 rDev -2.2%
A golden beer with a big frothy head.
The smell is hoppy with a smooth noble hop smell. The malt adds an extra maltiness, which reminds of honey and flowers.
The taste is nice, a balance between the smooth, flowery hops and the light dextrinous, somewhat sweet malts. The yeast provides a clean bottom fermented base. The beer seems to be more crisp and fresh than the average pilsner.
08-26-2013 20:29:02 | More by Absumaster
3.6/5 rDev -2.4%
Strong amber colour. Good head fades slowly to edge, with lacing.
Smell quite srong for a moment, then settles to malty.
Mouthfeel is nice - medium-fine carbonation, velvety. What with the fine carbonation and the malty flavour, it 'dances on the tongue' a bit - nicely.
Taste is mild but good - more malty than hoppy. Immediate aftertaste is good, then it turns a little metallic, then a moment or two later, the feeling that something is missing - (more hops maybe?).
(very drinkable but is a bit weak beside Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell (Helles) - I drank one of them beforehand.)
BB date: 23-02-2013
10-25-2012 20:06:59 | More by Tomais
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
500 ml bottle, now available in Norway in MENY stores. Clear golden colour, decent white head. Filtered without any use of adjuncts. Like all N.L. beers, it is organic. Nice grainy / malty / bready aroma with tolerable aromatic hops. Notes of alcohol, despite only 4.7% ABV. Grainy flavour with a certain malty sweetness, very moderate and "dusty" hops. A drinkable helles, but the style rarely makes me ecstatic.
02-25-2006 18:47:43 | More by Sigmund
3.03/5 rDev -17.9%
Poured a tall, dense, off-white head that faded slowly. Golden beer with a slight hazy and a few dozen bubbles rising within. Mildly sweet aroma is dominated by toasted malt. The toasted malt follows through into the flavor. There is a bit of tea flavored hops underneath, but it doesn't come close to rivaling the malt. Mouthfeel is moderately full and there is just a bit of fizz in the finish from the carbonation. It's a totally 1 dimensional beer. Not noteworthy.
02-23-2008 22:00:12 | More by HappyHourHero
2.93/5 rDev -20.6%
Hazy gold appearance. White head, not too much. Average compactness.
Malty smell, clean, delicate, with notes of hop.
The taste is quite clean, too. Maltiness, again, well balanced by a good hop.
Pleasant aftertaste, malty, well balanced, a bit short hop.
More than honest beer.
01-29-2008 20:53:28 | More by stcules
2.55/5 rDev -30.9%
A: Nice white head with lively carbonation. Light straw colour, clear and no particles
S: Clean malt smell with no bitterness
T: No taste. Seriously, this just taste like any other macro. I could not pick up on any malt, hops or yeast to describe
M: Carb is very strong, crips feel and clean finish
O: very disapointed. This is like many other macro, low on everything. Did not finish the bottle.
09-17-2012 23:37:17 | More by Kremlock
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