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Löwenbräu Premium Dark - Löwenbräu AG

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.58/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2003 13:49:22 | More by rastaman
Photo of Durandal_777


2.75/5  rDev -24%

05-07-2014 22:51:42 | More by Durandal_777
Photo of beerguy101


2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2003 02:49:49 | More by beerguy101
Photo of Dogbrick


2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2002 08:22:21 | More by Dogbrick
Photo of kinger


2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 03:10:06 | More by kinger
Photo of Shafaegalo


3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-13-2014 02:56:18 | More by Shafaegalo
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-24-2012 19:33:32 | More by kobeer
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

12-22-2011 01:55:20 | More by twkirkby
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-05-2013 04:27:39 | More by stinkydaddy
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-06-2014 14:12:22 | More by speedvagen
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

10-16-2013 02:11:11 | More by WolfAlynn
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-05-2013 19:56:30 | More by Hoochymonk
Photo of Badjojo

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

03-25-2014 11:23:07 | More by Badjojo
Photo of flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 13:31:24 | More by flyingpig
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-20-2013 17:25:09 | More by brbrocc
Photo of Dentist666

Russian Federation

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 18:51:38 | More by Dentist666
Photo of BeerBeing


3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2005 02:26:57 | More by BeerBeing
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-13-2014 16:06:41 | More by innominat
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-28-2011 12:52:41 | More by jjkatter
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-21-2013 14:18:11 | More by hurdjg
Photo of animal69


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-16-2012 03:48:33 | More by animal69
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-21-2013 01:45:44 | More by johntfox
Photo of Rayek


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 17:30:48 | More by Rayek
Photo of ershov

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-05-2012 22:03:53 | More by ershov
Photo of tatoodkelt


3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 18:56:48 | More by tatoodkelt
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Löwenbräu Premium Dark from Löwenbräu AG
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