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Löwenbräu Premium Dark - Löwenbräu AG

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BA SCORE
82
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Löwenbräu AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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Reviews by Scoats:
Photo of Scoats
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A prime example of the Munich Dunkel style of beer. This is probably the best dunkel in Munich. This style sadly isn't too easily gotten anymore, even in Munich. Very flavorful in a extremely balanced way. This is the very essence of beer, no extremes - no crazy ABV, no mega-hopping, just a wonderful, drinkable brew.

Scoats, Oct 04, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of Dmann
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Yet another Oktoberfest offering, I had this one with a bratwurst and it went great. The beer was a dark amber color with a small off white head. The smell was very light and was mostly of malt. The taste was smoothe with a definantly dominate malt character and not much hop at all. No aftertaste to speak of. This is a very clean tasing beer that you could drink alot of if you wanted to, but it is not very exciting in the end.

Dmann, Oct 05, 2003
Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz green twist ... "Original Munich Formula" is stated on the label. No freshness date seen.

Appearance: Deep rich brown colour with a frothy tan lace ... looks appetizing.

Smell: Clean ... faded caramel, light creamed coffee and a hint of herbal hop.

Taste: Medium bodied with a little chewiness in the beginning. Crisp mouth feel ... dark malt characteristics kick in a little giving a light twang to the palate. Small kiss of hop help to balance the sweetness and go hand and hand with a carob roasted malt flavour. The finish gets even better with a dark bready taste that lingers with a mild residual sweetness.

Notes: Yummy! Great when paired up with a ruben on dark rye ... nice mellow dark malt character, a decent drink for sure.

Jason, May 23, 2002
Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

innominat, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of ADR
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer from a sample pack of "beers of the world"...

Dark brown chestnut color with a pale tan head of about a 1/4 of an inch. Head is fairly much gone in 25 seconds. Slight bits of milk chocolate to the aroma. Flavors are toasty and bread-like, some caramel, and leavened by considerable medium-bodied carbonation. Hops are a little difficult to pick out. While this beer seemed a little too much on the malty side for my tastes, the mouthfeel makes a decent and creamy drinkable counter argument. Pretty good brew.

ADR, Jan 02, 2003
Photo of Miha
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Miha, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of j_hollings13
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

j_hollings13, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of johndonor3
5/5  rDev +38.9%

johndonor3, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of rastaman
2.58/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Mine was under the the name "Dunkel" not dark. Served ice cold on tap, had to let it warm up a touch before i could taste anything at all. Pretty simple stuff, light caramelly, with a kinda short finish, sweetish, with minimal bitterness. Uncomplex and pretty easy to drink.

rastaman, Oct 16, 2003
Photo of Damian74Shensky
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of fr0wn3r
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%

fr0wn3r, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of DOCRW
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

DOCRW, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a very good beer for a mass-produced dark lager. This is one that I will buy again and again. Low tight off-white head that faded to a thin foamy ring that stuck around for good. Sweetish fresh malt aroma with hints of caramel/chocolate/toffee--nice! The flavor makes good on the aroma's promise. It's taste is on the sweet side with low hoppiness and prominent malty flavors that suggest caramel malt and maybe Munich malts. Nice toasty finish that lingers on the tongue--good. Mouthfeel not exceptional but not bad either. Very quaffable if you don't mind the sweetness.

EagleTalon, Apr 19, 2003
Photo of Gottesverachter
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

MarkJBurch, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Shafaegalo, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jjkatter, Dec 28, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

speedvagen, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of jdhilt
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks good - nice and dark, tastes good - some maltiness with some hops, not overpowering, but hardly any nose. This one was brewed by Löwenbräu in Toronto and is much better than when Miller had the license to brew it in Milwaukee.

jdhilt, Jul 19, 2002
Photo of mtrain237
4/5  rDev +11.1%

mtrain237, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of hurdjg
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

hurdjg, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

animal69, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of tatoodkelt
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/09/2010- from notes.

Green 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Dark chestnut brown with ruby highlights topped off with a one finger khaki colored head. Pretty good retention and decent lacing.

S- Muted caramel malt.

T- Malts are much more evident as well as a caramelish sweetness and a little something else that I cant put my finger on.

M- Medium bodied, not much carbination. A little sticky but not in a bad way.

D- One of the best Dunkel's I've had, definitely wish I'd picked up more than one.

tatoodkelt, Jan 13, 2010
Photo of Knoxrb12
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Knoxrb12, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of kobeer
3/5  rDev -16.7%

kobeer, Jul 24, 2012
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Löwenbräu Premium Dark from Löwenbräu AG
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