Löwenbräu Original - Löwenbräu AG
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Reviews by 1whiskey:
3.85/5 rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. This is somewhere in the netherland between "straw" and "golden". Crystal clarity, with active carbonation.
Nose is mostly herbal and a tad skunky unfortunately. Maybe some DMS in there as well. Not real promising, to be blunt.
Taste is mellow and malty...a faint whisp of spicy hops in the finish. Not real complex but it sure tastes good on a 103 degree day. Simple and pleasurable.
Mouthfeel is fairly slick, carbonation is high but appropriate for the beer. This is really easy to drink...only the skunk factor detracts. On tap it would be deadly.
Overall I really enjoyed this and could see myself knocking back a few on such a warm day as this. The price is very reasonable for an import and is makes this a high quality alternative when you just want a simple, easy lager but want better quality than BMC. I'll likely be working this in to the rotation in the future. Now if only the bottles weren't green...
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2008 06:30:31 | More by 1whiskey
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3.5/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had a tall can of this well-known commercial example of a Munich helles lager in the classic blue and gold colors. This brew pours a lemon drop yellow with a massive amount of white head (unless you choose to mitigate this with your pouring technique, but this way you will get more of the aroma). Releases an aroma of pale green malt and bread yeast, smells sweet with a lot of fruity green grape character and a bit of a skunky sour tang. Palate is sweet white bread, bicarbonate of soda, apple, sour vines candy, grass, hay, and some white pepper spice. Maybe a subtle undercurrent of cherry pit which could very well be something I am inferring for an unknown reason. Fairly thin body and quite dry as per the style, but in all honesty I get a fair amount of sweetness here too that was detectable even by the non-beer geeks who accompanied me. Despite the massive billowing head, the beer was only moderately fizzy and perhaps I let much of the gas escape during the pour. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering green noble hop spicy bitterness that evokes melon rind. All in all, a pretty complex and tasty yet delicate brew that hits the right stylistic notes, even if it is a bit on the sweet side. I could detect no obvious flaws.
Serving type: can
11-24-2013 23:40:43 | More by CalgaryFMC
Löwenbräu Original from Löwenbräu AG
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