Löwenbräu Original - Löwenbräu AG
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Reviews by Derranged:
3.13/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I used to drink this often 10 years ago. Last year I tried it again, and it was horribly skunked. Note that I am skeptical about beer in green bottles. It's hit or miss.
Got reintroduced to this beer. Poured from an 330ml (11.2oz) bottle into a stemmed pokal.
A- Dark golden color, thin white head that dissipates quickly, not much retention on the glass.
S- Sweet malts, floral notes, some hops and skunk.
T- Sweet malts dominate. Some mild hops in there.
M- Very thin and flat.
O- If this is not skunked, which is a big if, it's pretty enjoyable. Nothing spectacular. It's a simple and decent beer that is reasonably priced.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2011 08:24:58 | More by Derranged
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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
76 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.