Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier - Löwenbräu AG
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Reviews by Scoats:
3.43/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
What an interesting beer. The appearance is completely uninspiring. The light gold completely filtered liquid doesn't inspire confidence. The color is wrong and it looks too thin, whimpy. I thought they shipped the wrong barrel.
Just as books shouldn't be judged by the cover, beer shouldn't be judged by it's appearance. It is for drinking not looking at. OK maybe Guinness is more for looking at then drinking.
This is indeed a light O-fest. There definitely is the Marzen taste profile but it is subtle. Overall the beer is very balanced. I found this an interesting, pleasant and somewhat tasty beer. I wouldn't go out of my way for it but I enjoyed the pint I had.
Serving type: on-tap
09-11-2003 13:46:12 | More by Scoats
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2.83/5 rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Clear pale yellow with a head that fades quick. Looks like any other standard european lager.
A touch of spice on the nose with a fair bit of sulfur. I like the slight hop presence, but overall not that appealing.
The taste is a little sweet malt with some not-very-well hidden alcohol. The back end is a bitter for the style but has a harshness.
Strange, harsh mouthfeel.
The alcohol comes through way too much and there's too much sulfur in the nose and a harsh bitterness in the aftertaste.
I was hoping this would grow on me as I got through the half liter, but alas, it got worse.
In the bottom two for me in regards to the Munich O'fests(the other one is Hofbrau.)
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2013 16:50:33 | More by mmmbirra
4.11/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Light yellow colour. Head smallish. Not much lacing (0.4L glass: handle, straight-up-sides).
Smells good. Loads of malt at first; grass, hay; a little sour as it goes further down the glass.
Mouthfeel: carbonation is not at all overpowering, yet bubbles exploding in your mouth, pop, pop; underneath smooth flowing, almost velvety even. Taste is tied up with the popping mini-explosions and the smooth-flow. The "pops" are hoppy and dry, the big undercurrent is a balanced blend of malt and hops.
The finish is hoppy, dry, but maybe a little weak (?) - a wee bit metallic I find - but I think I'll have to get a few more bottles to check this out ;-)
Aftertaste is good, clean, and then quite peppery on the tongue - like after eating Rocket salad.
I'm not that familiar with the Märzen style so cant judge it so well in term of for-the-style, but as said, I'll be getting more...
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2013 21:32:57 | More by Tomais
Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier from Löwenbräu AG
82 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.