Löwenbräu Original - Löwenbräu AG
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Reviews by GCBrewingCo:
3.85/5 rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The beer poured into the glass crystal clear pale golden straw with a white medium head which fell slowly to lace the glass.
The aroma was mostly Saaz (or other noble) hops when first poured coupled with a malty character which had a bit of caramel. The aroma was clean with some spicy hop notes.
The flavor was malty with a clean character. The malt had a light impression of caramel but mostly seemed to be barley. Some lightly spicy hop flavors were notable and the bittering was enough to keep the malt character in it's place.
The finish was even into dry with very light lasting impressions of malt and spicy hops which faded in the aftertaste. The body was medium with a carbonation level that was just a bit lower than expected. The beer was a nice Helles lager, very clean and drinkable. It was not very complex, but was certainly a good example of the style.
12 ounce bottle.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2006 23:14:01 | More by GCBrewingCo
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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 616 ratings.