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Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier - Löwenbräu AG

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BA SCORE
82
good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 16
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Löwenbräu AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 09-24-2002)
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

thommo_nk, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

ceetee26, Oct 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

innominat, Oct 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JohneHoodlum, Oct 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kurgan3, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
2.8/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At the Senator's lounge in Munchen airport and i'm trying the Lowenbrau Oktoberfest beer. It poured a pure golden yellow with thin white head that is not lacing. The scent has grain and a touch of maize. The taste is a bit brutal...the 6% being very prominent and does not make this beer an easy session....in my opinion. THe mouthfeel is light to medium in body with good carbonation. Overall I prefer a standard Euro lager to this.

WoodBrew, Sep 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Jerid, Aug 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

mtrain237, Jul 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Keegan, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

throwback, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

lccrunchy, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Sachsenfreude
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Sachsenfreude, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
1.25/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Very clear, pale, straw yellow colour with a bubbly white head that is about a thumbs width tall and stays pretty well.

Awful smelling, definitely one of the worst smelling German beer I have ever know. It is sour with some grassy hops and a smell that reminds me of urine.

Some light grassy hops and and an sour, citrus like taste. There is a very off-putting skunky bitterness to the beer too, this was is almost undrinkable.

Light bodied and with medium carbonation, the palate is fine but it is a major shame about the taste.

One of the worst beers I have ever tried. At first I thought the beer might be off but there was still a good 8 months left before the best before date; maybe it's just a shit beer.

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flyingpig, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jophish17, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of doktorhops
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's October, and you know what that means? Beer retailers selling a vast range of Marzens... oh yeah and a heap of sweaty Lederhosen wearing Bavarian men celebrating in the best way possible - drinking Masskrug's full to the brim with awesome German beers.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a sweet 500ml Lowenbrau glass which I'll cherish all the more so because my (real) surname means "lion" and Lowenbrau is literally "lion brew", aka "my beer dammit!".

A: Clear golden body with a boisterous white head - that's Marzen country right there!

S: Dry grass hop aromas blend well with a powerful malt grain base. We know exactly what to expect here; a nice dry Helles lager. Also to note: the hops are very fresh in this brew and the aroma balance is perfect for a lager.

T: Alright! This is one damn good Marzen! Straight away you're hit with a strong grain base, sweet grains front to mid and a nice dry grassy hop finish - this is a spot on thirst quencher right here. There is a mild sour yeast tang in the middle. What an excellent representation of the classic Helles style.

M: The body is medium and cloys a little like honey. The carbonation is lower than expected but this isn't necessarily a bad thing in my books.

D: Would easily buy a case of this if I could... damn you Oktoberfest! Why can't you be a year-round event!? As it is Marzen only comes around once a year in these parts [that's why they call it a "Marzen" Dok - Marzen is German for "March"]. If I could find a fault with this beer maybe it's a little on the sweet side, however it is a 6% ABV lager and you've got to hide that alcohol somewhere. A top brew, highly recommended.

Food match: German food and German brews are a match made in heaven (or Nirvana if you're a Buddhist). We already know that. So what other cuisines would this match with? Given the sweetness this beer would make a good pairing with a sweet and mild Thai curry like a Massaman chicken with coconut rice.

doktorhops, Oct 22, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle, clear colour. Fairly pale. Like most Märzens it didn't retain the head very well. Smelled slight saaz but mainly red cabbage. Tasted an initial sweetness that gave way to a spicey aftertaste. Nice on the palate. Not my favourite but a nice oktoberfest beer that I would drink a few of and revisit next year.

jonb5, Sep 26, 2011
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1.8/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier, ABV: 6.1%.
500 ml bottle, 19.90 SEK at Systembolaget.

A: This beer pours a clear, pale, weak, golden liquid, and shows a big white, airy head.

S: A less than pleasing sourness hits the nose immediately, and I get malty aromas, with notes of bread, citrus, hay, yeast and some wet paper.

T: Malty flavours, citric notes, with sour, doughy bread, and a chemical bitterness. All-in-all it's kind of off-putting.

M: Average in most ways, a medium-sized body, but a sticky texture and no fresh crisp.

O: Why? This is pretty bad. Perhaps there was something wrong with my bottle (I have my doubts since I've seen the other ratings) - but if not: For shame! This is not a worthy Oktoberfestbier from a brewery based in Munich. Still I think: What do I know? I'm not a Bavarian ompa ompa enthusiast.

(Notes from yesterday.)

stjaernstoft, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of RuudJH
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oktoberfest beer review, even though it's still summer.
Smell has some sweet fruityness, but mainly it's very like a lager/pilsner.
Taste also, with a whiff of alcohol. Soft funky bitterness in the aftertaste.
Overall, it's mostly like you'll expect: a lot like euro lager. I guess Saaz hops, and either watery or refreshing, depending on the amount of carbonation.

RuudJH, Aug 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank form my Erdinger Weizen glass.

A - Pours a clear Golden colour with large bubbled White head that dies quickly, but does lace.

S - Aromas of citris and a little fresh cut grass

T - A little yeats on the start, with citrus to follow, little sour on the finish.

M - Medium to light body and over medium carbonation

O - Not a bad take on the style.

eric5bellies, Apr 17, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a Paulaner Oktoberfest mug.

A - Delicate golden colour with a mild head.

S - Sweet herbs and wheat.

T - Mild & subtle on the palate but with a malty coating.

M - Slightly bitter at first but low carbonation leaves the mouth feeling fairly relaxed.

D - Interesting enough to want to keep drinking!

xylophonica, Nov 05, 2010
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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5L, Germany, 6.1% ABV.

Bright gold with impeccable clarity. Tight, creamy head. Good lacing.

The nose is lacking, but not off-putting. Grainy, with a bit of minerality and skunky hops.

Sweet and bready with a moderate bitterness that builds up on the palate. Finishes clean with some pretty good spicy hop flavor on the back of the palate. Some alcohol flavor, but not too solvent-like. Soft carbonation is a plus, and the medium-light body was just right.

This is a good Oktoberfest. Quite drinkable, or süffig, as the Germans would say. Nice kick, too.

dasenebler, Oct 03, 2010
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3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

0.5 l bottled from Systembolaget. Pours quite a large, frothy head. Very light colour and a bit of fizz. The aroma is pleasant but not very interesting. It is malty as in bready but there's some floral hops as well. The taste begins sweet and a little sour (yeasty) and ends more bitter. Very pilsner-like. There's is some carbonation in the beer, but most of all it doesn't hide the alcohol very well. I could clearly sense some alcohol in the finishing of the taste. The after-taste is not that long.

VsXsV, Sep 06, 2010
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3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is golden crystal clear, a big white head that recedes rather quickly, but leaves good lacing.

The smell is grassy and citric, a fresh lemon grass feeling, mixed with a hint of nettles.

A sweet bread start, fresh lemon and apple sourness, a nice aroma hop finish. A slight alcohol presence.

Medium carbonation, rather uncomplex but well balanced body.

Not bad, the alcohol felt keeps the drinkability grade down.

rarbring, Sep 02, 2010
Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier from Löwenbräu AG
82 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.