Löwenbräu Original - Löwenbräu AG
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Reviews by nomad:
3.28/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Super clear pale, almost a little too industrial glassy to be honest, and pouring a whimper of a head with no lace.
Scents? Well, some sweet malt but almost corn-like in its sugary tone. Really struggled to get much else. Taste is right and crisp, though, yet with little malt backing. Thus, the herbal toned finish is amplified as is the slight creamy feel and flavor. Pale base malt crunch in the finish is interesting, at least.
I'd like to impugn its freshness but I can't since it was bought at a store that is run-by and caters to recent German immigrants. A delicate style, no doubt, I'd definitely try a fresh half-liter in Munchen for a more fair experience.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2005 18:21:55 | More by nomad
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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.