1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Löwenbräu Premium Dark - Löwenbräu AG

Not Rated.
Löwenbräu Premium DarkLöwenbräu Premium Dark

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Löwenbräu Premium Dark Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Corson
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Corson, Aug 25, 2014
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 Durandal_777
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Durandal_777, May 07, 2014
Photo of beerguy101
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown color, medium head. Nice malted, slightly roasted malts, some malt sweetness. Good hop balance. Nice flavor, perhaps a little mild? . Mouthfeel is full. The "original Munich formula". A change from the Lowenbrau of a few years ago? Very nice. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty, slightly bitter.

beerguy101, Aug 31, 2003
Photo of Dogbrick
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I would classify this as a Schwarzbier or a Munich Dunkel, although it is definitely not up to par with most of either variety. This is a very unobtrusive brew, but it needs more of a kick to be anything special. Mild malty flavor, very dark with a minimal head and lacing.

Dogbrick, Sep 23, 2002
Photo of kinger
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty standard fare here, used to be a dirt cheap sixer back in the day. Seems harder to come across now. Weak aroma very grainy, nice dark pour moderate head. Very quenching and drinkable. Flavor has some bite to it, good maltiness and very little hop presence. Average dunkel but decent for the buck.

kinger, Nov 11, 2008
Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Shafaegalo, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of kobeer
3/5  rDev -16.7%

kobeer, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of twkirkby
3/5  rDev -16.7%

twkirkby, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Sellen
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Sellen, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of stinkydaddy
3/5  rDev -16.7%

stinkydaddy, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of speedvagen
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

speedvagen, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of WolfAlynn
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

WolfAlynn, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Hoochymonk
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Hoochymonk, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Badjojo
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Badjojo, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of flyingpig
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dark mahogany colour with hint of ruby, bordering on black with a thin cap after the huge, brownish-white head fades away.

Clean smelling. A mix of roasted malts & caramel with not much else that is noticeable. It could have done wilth be a little more complex.

Not the most complex dunkel but it's not a bad beer. Roasted malts & barely account for most of the flavour with a little sweetness in the background with some caramel, then a semi-bitter finish.

Smooth with a light fizz in a beer that is on the light side of medium bodied. It goes down well, but not overly.

A pretty average dunkel here in most respects, it is pleasant enough but it is also pretty straightforward & lacking in complexity.

See 1001 Beers you must try at:
http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com

flyingpig, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of brbrocc
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

brbrocc, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Dentist666
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brewed in Russia by InBev, 4.5% ABV.
Pours dark brown beer with two-finger bubbly beige head. Good caramel aroma and a taste is caramel too, slightly roasted. Well-balanced bitterness, light body, moderate carbonation. A water of the brew seems not very well to me. That's probably a difference between original german beer and local licensed. Anyway, it's a good one.

Dentist666, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of BeerBeing
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz green glass longneck generic bottle, white/gold/blue on black label

Appearance: clear reddish brown color, large tan head, sticky lacing

Smell: caramel, malt, hops, minor herbs

Taste: medium body, crisp mouth feel, roasted malt on sweet side, nicely balanced hoppy bitterness

Notes: very solid brew, refreshing and very drinkable

BeerBeing, Oct 09, 2005
Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

innominat, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of jjkatter
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jjkatter, Dec 28, 2011
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 johntfox
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
Photo of Rayek
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep mahogany color with a fizzy tan head. OK head retention. Leaves a bit of lace.

S: Mostly dark roasted malt scents. Maybe a touch of grass.

T: Simple and straightforward. Dark malts dominate with a roasted flavor that sits on top of more subdued pale malts. Bitterness is just high enough to balance, but doesn't add a ton of flavor. Finishes with a lingering bready flavor.

M: Medium-light body has a bit too much fizz.

D: not spectacular, but still pretty decent. I wouldn't turn this down if it were offered to me.

Rayek, Nov 21, 2008
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Löwenbräu Premium Dark from Löwenbräu AG
82 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.