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Lausitzer Porter - Bergquell Brauerei Löbau

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Lausitzer PorterLausitzer Porter

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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 32.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bergquell Brauerei Löbau visit their website

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 05-31-2005)
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Photo of TommyW


1.15/5  rDev -50.2%

A- Slightly transparent brown. About a quarter-inch head that quickly fades to nothing.

S- Not much going on. A hint of burnt malt.

T- Really tastes more like a Coke than beer. Only a hint of burnt malt; followed by an oily and rubbery taste. Then nothing.

M- Very flat and syrupy.

D- It was very hard for me to get through one bottle of this. I really wanted to dump it.

Overall, i would avoid this beer.

12-01-2008 11:31:29 | More by TommyW
Photo of dasenebler


1.38/5  rDev -40.3%

.5L, best by 4/4/11.

Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights-- pretty nice aside from the lackluster head.

Aroma is of dull toasted malts and wet wood. Not good.

The flavor is terrible. Artificially sweet and thin. No roast, hops or malt flavor, only fake sugary syrup. Just awful. Mouthfeel is watery and soda-like. Reading the back label reveals that this beer is brewed with sugar, an utter violation of the Reinheitsgebot! Completely false to let this masquerade as a "porter," and I guess it does not technically need to follow the German beer laws since it is not marketed as "bier." It has more in common with the malternatives from Smirnoff or Coca-cola mixed drinks.

So I suppose this is what I get for not researching a beer before I buy it. Definitely the worst German "beer" I've ever had, and the second bottle I've drain poured in two days. So ein Pech!

01-24-2011 18:29:05 | More by dasenebler
Photo of clarknova


1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

05-30-2013 16:06:02 | More by clarknova
Photo of stcules


1.68/5  rDev -27.3%

Black color, ruby edges. Cream colored foam, not too compact.
The smell is definitely sugary, with some dark malts, toasted, and a light burnt note.
But when you taste it, it seems a dark beer with sweet soda (!). Very sweet, with some dark malt notess.
Too sweet.
Sugary-sweet mouthfeel, with some useless toasted point.
Insanely sugary. Avoidable.

05-31-2010 19:16:54 | More by stcules
Photo of BillyBoysPie


1.7/5  rDev -26.4%

From a bottle into a pint glass at Aufsturtz, Berlin.

Pours a nice heavy chocolate color with tan head - half inch.

Smells sweet and sugary. A bit of chocolate, but mostly a brown sugar smell.

Oops. Not good. Very, very sugary, the malt is over done, imparting a burned sugar taste. Sticking flavors - very hard to drink.

Syrupy and sugary. Maybe it's my imagination, but it tastes like there's sugar particulates.

Skip it. Not worth the money or the taste.

11-16-2009 17:05:46 | More by BillyBoysPie
Photo of Evil_Pidde


1.75/5  rDev -24.2%

A: Pours dark brown with red hints. Medium large tan head, a bit airy. Dissipates into some lacings.

S: Dark dried fruits, but watery. Some roasted malt and some chocolate. But way too sweet and way too watery.

T: Taste is thin and watery. Sweet malt, a bit roasted. Some dark dried fruit. Very uneven.

M: Body is kind of thin and carbonation is moderate. Almost no aftertaste.

D: This is one of the worst Schwarzbiers ever - Avoid!

11-06-2010 13:05:14 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of lstokes


1.8/5  rDev -22.1%

Blech. It pours dark with a quickly-fading head and no carbonation to speak of, smells like rubber and sugar, and goes on to taste like nothing more than flat Coke. Burnt chocolate and sugar syrup. I rarely think "It's unfortunate that the alcohol is unnoticeable," but a burn might have improved it.

Like almost everyone else, I regretted having an entire bottle.

12-09-2009 19:27:21 | More by lstokes
Photo of ronin926


2/5  rDev -13.4%

09-04-2013 16:18:48 | More by ronin926
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.1/5  rDev -9.1%

Brown 500ml bottle, brought home from Berlin earlier this year: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard a month before it's best before date. Never had a German Porter before, which is why it got bought.

Looked good, lovely ruby red, deep brown body with a huge bubbley head of off white. Good carbonisation, as you could clearly see the bubbles rising through the body.

The smell was of sweet molasses, too sweet in fact, that sweetness carried on into the taste, this is a fizzy malty nasty brew and a big let down.

Behind the sweetness and fizz is a watery body without complexity or strength.

Not at all what I was expecting, a waste of money and luggage space on the flight home!

08-09-2011 12:26:46 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of paterlodie


2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

BB 14-09-05. Hardly any head and a clear dark brown beer make a not that impressive appearance. Nose is nothing great either being malty but somehow had rubber in it, very papery and hay like. Taste is unfresh and overwelmingly sweetened. What a disaster that this is being sold in Germany. Great thing is that it's still not calling itself beer. Nothing on the etiket saying it is a beer. Brauspezialitat is what they use. Since they are allowed to a couple off weeks ago by german law "bier" will probably soon be sightable on this etiket.
Anyway litle malty, hardly any bitterness and men is this sweet. Not my beer and a poorout after 10% of the brew.

Be warned except if you like it very sweet and hardly any bitterness cause then its probably one of your favorites.

05-31-2005 21:09:37 | More by paterlodie
Photo of Brabander


2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

07-20-2014 20:22:53 | More by Brabander
Photo of Absumaster


2.28/5  rDev -1.3%

Wow, a German Porter, interesting stuff! It pours a brown red beer with a steady stream of carbonation and a creamy thin head.

Smell is roasted and malty with some molasses and slight oily notes. Almost like a real porter.

Taste is SWEET! sticky and syrupy. This is more like Coke than beer. Slightly burned with liquorice and malty sweetness. The carbonation is prickly and mouthfeel is sticky. Body is full and drinkability is very low. I drained this beer. Yuk!

06-24-2007 09:31:31 | More by Absumaster
Photo of DerBayer


2.3/5  rDev -0.4%

This is not a Porter nor is it a Schwarzbier. Looks fabtastic though dark brown with frothy white head just a tad off
Smells of nothing much really though - some malt. Taste is actually slightly better some malt and caramel but a tad too sweet. Carbonation is medium and body tending on light but leaves a coating and aftertaste which i dont like in beers.

08-14-2009 21:39:21 | More by DerBayer
Photo of IchLiebeBier


2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Appearance: Dark chestnut; big frothy head, long lasting

Aroma: Malty; sweet; light hops; smells like malt drink

Taste: Creamy; malty; very sweet with little balance; tastes good, but more like a malt drink than a beer

Remarks: A for taste; C for beer flavor

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

06-15-2013 15:23:25 | More by IchLiebeBier
Photo of stevoj


2.63/5  rDev +13.9%

Interesting for a German dark bier. Notice is not labelled as a dunkel, but does allude tot he darkness with the "Schwarzes" on the label. They call it porter, but it closest to a Dutch Brun/Oud style. Very sweet...Poured a overly frothy head, deep dark black/brown. The initial sweetness hits you right away, letting you know this is not a typical German beer. Different from any German beer I've had, but would be right at home in the Netherlands. Not bad, if you are prepared for it....

01-17-2012 21:24:30 | More by stevoj
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog


2.75/5  rDev +19%

07-09-2013 21:51:32 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
Photo of Liquoric3


3/5  rDev +29.9%

08-15-2012 08:18:13 | More by Liquoric3
Photo of kojevergas


3.23/5  rDev +39.8%

500ml bottle into Guinness pint glass in North Berlin, Germany. Reviewed live.

A: Three finger head of nice cream and thickness, with far above average (four minute) retention. Very dark red amber colour.

Sm: Very light amber hop scent. Difficult to detect individual notes with me broken nose.

T: Generic amber hops mixed with slight cream and maybe some nuts. Complex enough, featuring a biased battle betwixt nutty hops and esters, resulting in nuts as the ultimate victor. That said, most notes are subtle and pleasant. Built nicely, albeit a bit lightly, for a schwarzbier.

Mf: Quite coarse - especially on the curtail - and surprisingly dry on the climax in spite of its wet open. Not at all brewed to match the body, which is assuredly unfortunate.

Dr: Low ABV is concealed; surprise surfuckingprise. Slides down easy enough. The esters are quite pleasant. Give it a go, but don't expect the world.

06-03-2011 23:32:40 | More by kojevergas
Photo of endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +62.3%

08-02-2014 07:51:05 | More by endless1408
Photo of jesseejames


4.13/5  rDev +78.8%

This is one of the better porters I have tasted. I really must say that the Lausitzer "cherry" porter is one of my favorite beers but sadly enough said about a beer that you can only get in the Dresden Berlin area. Lausitzer porter is a wonderful beer that is of my taste. Most think it is too sweet but I feel it is just right. Don't drink porter if you don't like a bit of sweetness to your beer. I wonder if this should be under schwartzbier.
This beer has a rich malt taste and is way too drinkable.

05-27-2013 20:17:55 | More by jesseejames
Lausitzer Porter from Bergquell Brauerei Löbau
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