Löwenbräu Original - Löwenbräu AG
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Reviews by fsimcox:
3.63/5 rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I've been living in Germany for 2 years now, and must admit I hadn't drunk any Lowenbrau until just the last 6 months.
In the States, I hadn't drunk Lowenbrau for over 5 years because it always seemed to be skunky. I visited the Lowenbrau Keller in Munich last summer, and had a Helles, and it was very tasty. So, I bought a few bottles at the local Getranke, and wow, it tastes very good.
So, since I've been drinking it for the past 6 months, thought I would write a review.
Pours a nice clear straw color from a 50 cl brown bottle (exp Nov08). White foamy head that dissipates quickly. Little lacing.
Smells malty, with a bit of hops and grass. Some of the typical sweetness one would expect in a Helles.
Tastes sweet up front, with just a hint of bitterness in the finish that lingers.
Mouthfeel is very good. A little creamy, with some body, but not too much. Some dry side effects with the hint of bitterness.
Not a bad beer in my opinion. Not the best Helles I've ever had, but I find it smooth and easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2008 15:25:16 | More by fsimcox
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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 613 ratings.