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Löwenbräu Original - Löwenbräu AG

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730 Ratings

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 27
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001)
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5/5  rDev +52.4%

R_Kole, Nov 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +52.4%

vondutch, Apr 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +52.4%

Great smooth tasting beer. Cannot get any more in the US

Rdovale1, Oct 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +52.4%

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, Mar 27, 2012
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4.97/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This isn't your father's Lowenbrau. It's the real thing.

Now that we're getting the REAL Löwenbräu here in the States, this has become one of my favorite standard beers. I try to always have this stocked while occasionally branching out into my other favorite styles, good ole German Löwenbräu from Munich will always have a place here. It pours like a real lager should golden. It's as it should be. Tasty, yet clean. Great with spicy food. I enjoy the hell out of it.

You should too.

mrfootball, Apr 12, 2006
Photo of bunbury
4.88/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this beer after 4 years just gives good memories.
it has a unique taste, it feels like overcooked with somebitterness but sweetness somewhere down the middle, is just perfect.

Back in the years this beer was made locally here in Panama, and in a way Löwenbräu represents germany, but this is not the case.... perfect head, perfect color, a darker yellow.

the after taste i can say lives you with the feeling for more, like a dry mouth.

bunbury, Aug 04, 2006
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4.78/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly, the best pilsner I've ever tasted. With its light feel, I could drink this all night, yet it still packs a punch. This is the kind of beer that I would like to permanently stock my fridge with, because it tastes great and there's no time that I would be "not in the mood" for it as I could be with exceptionally rich beers like, say, Storm King.

KingSpank, Apr 14, 2003
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4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

iBodhisattva, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a great german lager. way better than the self proclaimed king of beers which is also a lager. this beer has a great taste, pleasing to the palette lol. i can down a six pack of this no problem. its not terribly strong either so it doesn't intrude. good with a nice steak

BoSox5902, Jul 24, 2008
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4.63/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer poured out crystal clear, bright and golden. The head was white and frothy. Nice balance between the grain and the hops. Perfect bitterness. The finish was dry. I'm getting a slight pleasant sourness from this beer. In my opinion, this is a very good session beer and an almost flawless German lager. The price was well worth it @ $18.00 a case.

pezoids, Mar 05, 2003
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

j_hollings13, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

javlin624, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

squezey, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

esajz24, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

vpaul879, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Tomedi01, Oct 20, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A- Wonderful straw yellow with a big fluffy white head, tons of carbination and lots of lacing after every sip.

S- some nice clean german hops, not overpowering

T- what a taste, nice and clean upfront with some nice hops in the finish.

D- clean crisp and refreshing with some complexity. oh so refeshing

Notes- munich helles is my favorite style and this is a spot on example
M- balanced mouthfeel, with lots of carbination very nice

mcarroll10177, Aug 09, 2006
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4.44/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers. On the cheap side for a quality brew, and is incredibly smooth.

A - Pours light-golden brown, with a thin head.

S - Like a typical German Lager. Nothing really different.

T - Outstanding. Smooth and full of a bold, intense flavor. An almost perfect bitterness for my taste. Outstanding aftertaste, none of the skunky-ness that some Euro lagers have.

M - Like I said, very smooth and goes down easy. A slightly higher level of carbonation I'd say.

Overall, an excellent beer for any lager or German beer fans. Highly recommended.

stella77artois, May 24, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Löwenbräu “Original” pours a clear golden blond from a 12oz dark green bottle.

Head goes to about two fingers, then dissipates rather quickly to just a ring of foam, a bit of lace, and a few islands of froth in the center of it all.

Nose is of toasted malted barley, hops and a damp alcohol, just as it should be.

Taste is the same as the nose “toasted malted barley, hops and a damp alcohol”, again, “just as it should be”, plus the most welcome bite of carbonation.

Löwenbräu “Original” is a classic example of style... Long live Löwenbräu “Original”

BeerBob, Jun 05, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden, perfectly clear, bordering on a nitro head in appearance. 2 finger head, little rising carbonation.
S: Farily sweet malt/hop blend, though hoppier than most German lagers. Soft, refreshing.
T: Very controlled bitterness, perfect amount. Moderately sweet. Coming off the tap, not skunked at all. It really shocked me how well balanced and nice it is.
M: Soft carbonation, almost medium body, slightly astringent.
O: Very impressive for a German beer.

sfprint, May 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

nynata, Mar 10, 2013
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Hoagie, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

danmc50, Sep 01, 2012
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iGi, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Lukass, Jan 03, 2013
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Löwenbräu Original from Löwenbräu AG
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