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Löwenbräu Original - Löwenbräu AG

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665 Ratings

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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 19
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Löwenbräu AG visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001)
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Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +52.4%

04-23-2012 05:29:26 | More by vondutch
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5/5  rDev +52.4%

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03-27-2012 22:50:51 | More by
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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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2006 03:51:01 | More by mrfootball
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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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2006 20:20:30 | More by bunbury
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New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2003 21:50:54 | More by KingSpank
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Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

03-18-2012 23:03:39 | More by iBodhisattva
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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

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 01:22:32 | More by BoSox5902
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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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2003 17:28:11 | More by pezoids
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

06-19-2014 15:40:41 | More by j_hollings13
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

07-05-2014 01:50:05 | More by squezey
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

12-29-2011 02:08:06 | More by esajz24
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

09-28-2013 19:44:14 | More by vpaul879
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Dominican Republic

4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

10-20-2013 16:00:50 | More by Tomedi01
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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

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 22:41:17 | More by mcarroll10177
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New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 14:26:08 | More by stella77artois
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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”

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2004 01:30:11 | More by BeerBob
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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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2011 01:20:38 | More by sfprint
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

03-10-2013 04:44:54 | More by nynata
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

12-30-2013 13:42:21 | More by Hoagie
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

09-01-2012 00:56:57 | More by danmc50
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

01-03-2013 01:17:22 | More by Lukass
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New York

4.22/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance remenicent of golden fields of grain. Smell crisp malt clean with a hint of nobel hop. Taste sweet grainy maltiness with just enough hop to balance. Mouthfeel Mediem body mediem carbonation. Drinkability an everyday beer that combines a respectible amount of flavor with great drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 00:09:04 | More by BeerTaster
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4.22/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was definitely a good beer. Had a slightly better flavor than other beers of the same style, though not quite as drinkable in my opinion. This brew has a good overall balance to it. Nice sweet malt flavor up front and enough hops to finish it off.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2009 23:33:24 | More by yankiac
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Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Hefeweizen glass
Pale gold in colour, medium head that dissipates slowly, leaving plenty of lace. 4/5

Smell : Slightly acrid, hints of grain and hop flavour 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: a bit thin, not too biting in terms of carbonation

Taste: A lightly roasted grain flavour, with subsumed but present hops, definitely my favourite style of beer. 4.5

Overall Drinkability: 4.5 Very refreshing, tastes great, not too carbonated or thick to reduce drinkability, I could drink this all day. I can see why the Germans refer to beer as "the runny bread".

Other Comments:
This beer comes from the same city that made me fall in love with beer in the first place, it will always have a special place in my heart.

Serving type: can

11-26-2009 03:52:52 | More by Moontang
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Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I'm sure that nobody knows in US, but Lowenbrau is also brewed in Russia in St.Petersburg by Bravo International Co.
There are bottle (50 cl euro-bottle) and 50 cl can variants, and also draught.
Blue label with a freshness date and a notice of Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law).
But in fact the name of the beer in Russia (and in Germany too) is Lowenbrau Original (not Premium Lager). Take a look:
ABV = 5,2%, gravity may be 11,5% or 12%.
In Germany original gravity is 11,8%.
Color of the body is light yellow, beer has a good head and very high carbonation. Smell and taste are very clean and round: vivid malt and light hop bitterness. There is some sweet aftertaste, but it goes well.
Very good impression...

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2002 03:57:43 | More by ORM1
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Löwenbräu Original from Löwenbräu AG
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