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Lübzer Pils - Mecklenburgische Brauerei Lübz GmbH

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Lübzer PilsLübzer Pils

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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mecklenburgische Brauerei Lübz GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-02-2003)
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Reviews by NeroFiddled:
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3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lübzer Pils
,5l brown plastic bottle, dated "04.2014 L129730915", on 30.12.2013
€,55 @ ALDI, Teltower Damm 281, Berlin, Germany

Notes: Brown plastic bottle - skunked!? Fairly good pils for the price. Crystal clear straw gold. Bright white head. Firm pils malt. Solid bitterness. Floral/spicy/grassy hops. Bold but well balanced. Lingering malty, bitter, and hoppy finish. Of all of the cheap Euro lagers I've had recently, this is one of the better ones.

NeroFiddled, Jan 28, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Siddhartharora
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Siddhartharora, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.16/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tall 500ml bottle: BBD 09/2013, poured three times into one of my 'Veltins' badged stemmed tulips on 13th April 2013 (at home).

Usual crisp looking golden Pilsner with the typically thin and fading white head.

This is a dry, hoppy Pilsner and although it hasn't got much of an aroma there is a hint of grain and hops if you sniff long and hard.

Medium body depth and fairly bitter throughout.

A summers day Pilsner to quench your thirst rather than a session drink in my eyes.

BlackHaddock, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of beerdrifter
4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a rack of local beers while in Berlin and this was one of them. Typical clear golden pour with quickly fading head and little lacing. Really nice and unusually intense nose for a German pils, almost perfumy. Really unique, snappy taste with a great crisp, dry bite to it. Very well balanced and complex for a pils. A touch of citrus and metal with a great hop bitterness on the finish. And that nose just is amazing throughout. I typically never really notice the smell of a pilsner but this one is amazing. This is a top notch German pils and I will definitely be seeking a full rack of this very soon.

beerdrifter, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

safaricook, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
2.41/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

.5L plastic bottle acquired at a Lidl market in Berlin. It has a cola-esque plastic resealable screwtop and the label is uninteresting. 4.9% per the label. Served cold. Expectations are low given the presentation. This is definitely a budget beer. Reviewed live as a pilsener since the label clearly identifies it as such. Side-poured into a Berliner Kindl Weisse glass.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Thin white head of quarter finger width recedes fully within three seconds, leaving no lacing. Seems weak and pathetic, but not undercarbonated per se.

BODY: Translucent transparent pale copper of average vibrance. It doesn't look watery or weak, unlike many budget pilseners. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

It's a pretty basic looking pilsner, and is far from unique or special. I'm optimistic, and there are no obvious flaws here aside from the piss-poor excuse for a head.

AROMA: Muted pilsner malts and some general sweetness. No floral hop character or yeast character is detectable. Some cheap barley fills it out. That's it.

A painfully simple aroma of light strength, with very little going on. Boring and bland as hell, but inoffensive. I wouldn't call it pleasant, but it's not off-putting. There are no off-notes.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, and sharp from rampant overcarbonation, which really hits drinkability hard. Unrefreshing as its coarsens and dries right on the finish - a terrible choice for a pilsner. Light to medium-bodied, and overly thick, hefty, and weighty on the palate for a pils. Overall presence on the palate is poor.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

TASTE: Generic cheap barley. Pilsner malts. Some malty sweetness. That's all that's going on here.

No hop notes, no yeasty notes (though this is to style, in fairness), no spices, etc. It's not the fresh full evocative pilsner flavour profile you hope for. Painfully simple. Bland and boring. Lacks any intricacy, subtlety, or nuance whatsoever. Why brew this?

Shallow depth of flavour. Average flavour duration and intensity.

OVERALL: A forgettable pilsner, but notably it's pretty decent for the price point. There're no off notes (not even any plastic bleed from the bottle) and it's drinkable. Not a bad budget offering for what it is, but obviously it's far from world class. I won't trifle with it again, but I've had far worse. Worth picking up for the penance it costs.


kojevergas, Jun 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

rredshift, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

jonb5, Nov 20, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

WilstonOreo, Jun 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Beerman1977, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of JCBears
4.47/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Served in the usual half liter German bottle with a serve by date. Nice clear clean, good head and lacing.

Smell: definable hoppiness but not too bitterly overbearing

Taste: Right but you still know you are drinkinbg a bittered pills with a creamy after taste

Mouthfeel: Good crisp mouth feel with a nice stoutness that is traditionally not in a pils.

Overall: Great beer. Deffinately the water helps. I would drink this many times over and as a non-pils fan rate this even more highly

JCBears, May 05, 2008
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

clarknova, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

MylesMac, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Latarnik, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Beric, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

DuncanMcBommer, Apr 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

stevoj, May 10, 2012
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours light golden with a large white kind of airy head. Rather slow dissipation leaves little lacings.

S: Kind of unbalanced sweet malt. Citric notes. Almost like there's corn in it. Bitter hops.

T: Rather full maltyness - sweetness balanced by bitter hops and citric notes. Bready.

M: Creamy medium body with rich carbonation. Aftertaste is medium long and holds decent bitterness.

D: Above average German Pilsener.

Evil_Pidde, Sep 03, 2010
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4.89/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a really good beer. I moved form Germany to L.A. and I miss Lübzer Pils. If you go to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.. you should try this beer.

It is not too strong, it smells like a beer should smell and the taste is just perfect.

Overall a 4.75!

black_crow, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of dasenebler
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into large glass mug. Fast head that dissipates to nothing. Very bubbly, but a nice gold appearance. Nose is very faint, some slight citrusy hops if anything.

Taste is good, standard and solid german Pils here, but nothing to write home about. Medium citrusy hop bite, not a whole lot of breadiness. Mouthfeel is okay, but a little too carbonated for me. Overall there is a nice bitterness and authentic flavor you just don't get with the macro swill in the US. Yet there are other Pils I'd rather have while in Germany.

dasenebler, Sep 13, 2008
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Hydes, Aug 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

TominGermany, Sep 07, 2014
Lübzer Pils from Mecklenburgische Brauerei Lübz GmbH
81 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.