Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier - Löwenbräu AG
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2.83/5 rDev -22%
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.)
09-27-2013 16:50:33 | More by mmmbirra
4.11/5 rDev +13.2%
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...
09-26-2013 21:32:57 | More by Tomais
Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier from Löwenbräu AG
82 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.