Löwenbräu Premium Dark - Löwenbräu AG
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3.45/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
07-17-2012 18:51:38 | More by Dentist666
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.25/5 rDev -9.7%
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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06-05-2011 13:31:24 | More by flyingpig
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
01-13-2010 18:56:48 | More by tatoodkelt
4.4/5 rDev +22.2%
When I was in Munich this was one of a few bottles that I stashed in my back pack when I was heading out on the train. As the dunkel style was the hardest to come by (even in Munich), I figured I'd get a few "darker" beers on my way out.
This beer pours a light amber brown that nearly looks like perfection in a beer. It is darker, but not excessively. It doesn't have much in the aroma, but what is there is dominated by sweet and grainy malts.
The body is nice with a light carbonation, and the flavor is dominated by sweetness. It is malty and sweet with a good light hop balance. It is quite typical of any Munich beer to be light on the hops, but have just enough to balance the malts.
This is one of the better Dunkels that I have had, and if I am to see this again, I will definitely pick more up!
07-27-2009 17:03:49 | More by engisch
3.75/5 rDev +4.2%
Had this beer in the resturant at the top of the Zugspitze (highest mountain in Germany). I did not even know this beer had a dunkel version, but I was suprised how good it was. I am partial to darker beers so this will make a nice addition. Rich smooth taste, nice laceing and foamy head. If you can find a beer dist. who can get it for you, I would definately recommend trying it.
05-19-2009 22:57:26 | More by germanbeerluvr
3.5/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
11-21-2008 17:30:48 | More by Rayek
2.95/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
11-11-2008 03:10:06 | More by kinger
4.2/5 rDev +16.7%
I miss this beer so, can't find it anywhere and had to stretch the case I had until the brink of it going bad. 12oz bottle poured into a stein.
A: Dark Amber, but clear. Had nice off white head that built and remained, giving great lacing.
A: Malt and hops, your basic needs, if you are looking you might find some caramel and chocolate.
T: Malt, nuts, light chocolate, and light bitter hops.
M: Has good carbonation that keeps this beer from being too heavy. Crisp and refreshing.
D: It very easy to loose six of these at a time. Very tasty but still light. I miss the hell out of this brew.
05-13-2008 00:32:11 | More by everetends
3.48/5 rDev -3.3%
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
10-09-2005 02:26:57 | More by BeerBeing
4.33/5 rDev +20.3%
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.
10-04-2004 11:18:01 | More by Scoats
United Kingdom (England)
2.58/5 rDev -28.3%
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.
10-16-2003 13:49:22 | More by rastaman
4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
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.
10-05-2003 09:27:58 | More by Dmann
2.9/5 rDev -19.4%
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.
08-31-2003 02:49:49 | More by beerguy101
3.85/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
04-19-2003 16:44:22 | More by EagleTalon
3.68/5 rDev +2.2%
pours out a deep and dark auburn colour, reddish highlights appear when held up to a light. thin fizzy head. little head and little lace. smells of fruity malts; choco/toffee notes undeniable. taste pretty much the same....medium to light body produces flavors of roasted malts....fuit cake hints...floral hoppiness. it all makes for an enjoyable dark munich-style lager. finishes a bit dry, but yet thirst quenching. easily drinkable and rather satisfying.
03-22-2003 18:50:30 | More by budgood1
Löwenbräu Premium Dark from Löwenbräu AG
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