Löwen Weisse - Löwenbräu AG
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Reviews by BrewMaster:
2.98/5 rDev -21%
Served at Al Pacino restaurant in Munich.
Appearance: It arrived ina tall pilsner glass as is typical in Germany. Bright orange with a fluffy white head of about 2 inches.
Smell: Dry wheat scent some fruity undertones. Not terrible fragrant.
Taste: Notes of banana, sweet maltiness, apple, orange, and some spiciness. It's got some nice complex flavors to offer to the palate but it comes with some odd astringency and sourness.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied , thin, overcarbonated in my opinion.
Drinkability: A decent beer to unwind after a long day. It's mildly refreshing which I can appreciate.
06-28-2005 23:05:53 | More by BrewMaster
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United Kingdom (England)
3.65/5 rDev -3.2%
Poured with good dense head into a dedicated Weissbeer glass which stayed the length of the drink. Pale gold, though nothing like as cloudy as some weiss beers. Aroma typical of the style, though nothing like as heady and complex as the best. Light taste, slightly maltier and sweeter than some weiss beers, but easy to drink and refreshing. The banana and spice flavours not as forward as the best German wheat beers, no great character, but enjoyable non the less. Worth trying.
B'ham UK Feb 2006
02-15-2006 22:10:12 | More by JohnW
4.01/5 rDev +6.4%
Who would have thought I would have found this one in a Hong Kong supermarket. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of banana and spices. Taste is very refreshing, spices, banana, a touch of sweetness, the glass is empting quickly. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
06-17-2013 11:02:53 | More by tone77
4/5 rDev +6.1%
A 0.5 l. can of very traditional Bavarian hefeweissbier.
Simple and tasty.
Golden hazy colour, big head in my hefe glass, that holds up rather well. Good carbonation, decent lacing.
Smell andl taste: Mellow and soft. Banana, biscuits, some citrus. Light clove and coriander.
Very drinkable as a good hefeweiss bier: refreshing, crisp and powerfull.
With so many hefe's from Germany, and so many great ones, this one does pretty well: good value for money.
07-07-2010 09:47:27 | More by RuudJH
United Kingdom (England)
3.38/5 rDev -10.3%
Brown 50cl bottle, best before 04-2008, drank 08-2007.
Poured into one of my Franziskaner Weissbier glasses, this is the tenth weissbier I have reviewed on this site so far.
Looks great in the glass, loads of carbonisation rising through the body to hit the already huge head that this beer produced when poured. Light, cloudy, dull grapefruit yellow in colour, the head a bright, pure white.
The aroma is all about vanilla and bananas, with a slight citrus tang to it.
Grapefruit flavours, with an unsharp lemon taste is what I got, not the best hefe tasting beer I've had, but not the worst either.
Surprisingly watery for a 5.2% vol beer, the citrusy flavours do stay a while in the mouth, but there is no strong aftertaste.
Overall, a very pleasant drink, I wouldn't choose it over all other hefe weisse, but I would have another, in fact, I will have another!
08-30-2007 11:23:40 | More by BlackHaddock
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
500 ml can, poured into a wide glass.
Pours a hazy light-orange beer with a one finger head with good retention.
Aroma is fruity with a banana smell.
Taste is great, bitter with a sweet finish.
Medium thickness on the body and average carbonation.
Overall, I great beer and I really enjoyed it.
03-01-2012 18:59:50 | More by Douberd
4.4/5 rDev +16.7%
Had this in Munich, but brought back a bottle too to write up a review. Just as a note before reading, I can't tell much of a difference between the beer on tap and the beer in the bottle, it's great in both.
A: Classic cloudy appearance with an almost orange-like dark yellow hue. Huge fluffy white head, maybe two inches, that left a ton of lacing on the glass and even after disipating a bit, stuck around at about a finger's width. Can see some of the carbonated bubbling going wild inside the beer.
S: Rather pungent, smelling of banana and clove, maybe some oranges. Definitely citrus and very appetizing.
T: Nothing short of glorious. With the huge head, it comes in creamy and smooth, mirroring all my observations in the smell. Banana, clove, some orange on the back end. Almost no hop bitterness, kind of bready at times. Citrus aftertaste lingers and is quiet pleasant. I definitely catch a bit of yeastiness to it as well. Overall though, this is the kind of beer I'd crave on a hot summer day. I'm kind of disappointed as the glass starts to empty...
M: With all the head, as I've said, somewhat creamy and medium-bodied. Very, very smooth, with surprisingly little bite from the carbonation. Creaminess is the best observation I have to describe it though. The head is great, lasts throughout the beer, and you can taste it every sip.
D: I wouldn't say no to this beer. Not ever. Oh-so-tasty and with a smooth, creamy body, it's one hell of a pleasure to drink. If I could get my hands on more, it might become one of my favorite beers to drink. A classic German hefe-weizen that puts many of the wheats you know to shame.
10-12-2006 20:09:20 | More by InDreams
3.83/5 rDev +1.6%
This brew is intensly carbonated. The head is quite white, but has a slight yellowish tint to it. The body is of course very hazy and has an orangish golden color to it. This is a slow pouring brew.
Aromas that are produced are the traditional banana and bubble gum fragrances. There are slight hints of orange rinds too.
I detect hints of vanilla, orange, and bubble gum as far as the taste goes.
This is very powdery with all the yeast left behind. A very good specimen of what a heffeweizen should be.
09-03-2007 17:50:47 | More by TheSarge
4.2/5 rDev +11.4%
Appearance: Hazy golden color; I actually see haze clouds of thicker color slowly swirling in the glass - impressive; small pieces of yeast (?) sink slowly after I pour the sediment in - is this good or bad? Very little carbonation evident. Creamy white head with good retention; minimal lacing.
Smell: Soft and creamy; the usual banana and clove; little hops; quite intense.
Taste: I can chew the bread; mild hops; lemony tartness; wouldn't mind some more dryness. Not mind-blowing but nice.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body; a bit lacking in carbonation, but you don't really miss it.
Drinkability: The usual hefeweizen drinkability - get me some more! Great companion to my beef tongue and basmati rice.
Would definitely drink again.
03-12-2011 13:13:03 | More by desiderius
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
Paid .70EUR + .08EUR glass deposit for a 500mL bottle.
*Reviewed on 23.07.2005
The beer pours a ultra-hazy golden base, super fluffed white head, good retention at first then fades away, lacing is noticeable at first and then fades as well. Not too bad. It doesn't have a heavy smell but thel is quite unique for a Weizen, it is a chaos of malts and wheat and a blend of fruits fighting against each other.
The taste isn't as impressive as the unique smell, but it goes down pretty good, a light somewhat fruity aftertaste. The beer is smooth for a Weizen, nice to the palette. For it's uniqueness factor it gets a 4, I wouldn't mind having another, but after the second may be time for something lighter and hoppier.
Final Thought: Well, this and the Lion's doppel are very unique to my taste buds, so I like the differentiation sometimes.
07-26-2005 18:02:41 | More by mobyfann
2.93/5 rDev -22.3%
Can from a 7-11 in hong kong, there is one on every corner... cost a little under a buck fity. Reviewed on my phone, so shortened.
Nothing to pour it into, but appears to be a light yellow cloudy colors, decent carbonation, so would produce a nice head.
Nose is a bit of wheat, a tiny bit of booze, and not much else.
Taste is a little sweet, and wheat, but sweet is a bit odd.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but not too bad, but wouldn't call it quite medium yet. I saw the other reviews and thought I found my saving grace here in hk... but, not so much. Just noticed a sticker with ingredients... has hop extract in it, odd.
10-09-2011 14:35:50 | More by crusian
3.6/5 rDev -4.5%
Despite my great esteem for the weizens, Lowenbrau proves here their stronghold is in their lagers which i find extremely better than this. An uneventful and veeery moderate weissbier with the basic properties of the style, only cut slightly to make it a refreshing drink rather than a tasteful brew. The wheat is its main factor here and, although pleasant at taste and smell, it is at first barely perceivable and one must persist to find the ranges within, otherwise resulting in a disappointing taste. perhaps a strategy to makeyou buy more, intrigued.
06-09-2004 09:52:02 | More by Andreji
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
Soft doughy aroma with a bit of fresh wheat. Fluffy white head fades slowly leaving a few thick strands of lace. Hazy apricot colored beer. Mildly sweet wheat and a faint citrus twang make up the flavor. Soft mouthfeel is a bit on the fizzy side. Better then average, but not the best.
02-03-2008 21:31:44 | More by HappyHourHero
4/5 rDev +6.1%
Pours slightly hazy golden/orange with large and dense white head, slowly downsliding lacing. Aroma is yeast, cloves and lots of bananas.
Taste is slightly spicy what malt, banana and yeast, hints of citrus, rather dryish finish. Mouthfeel is smooth medium with abundant carbonation.
A solid and very drinkable Hefeweizen and an excellent value for money. It is the cheapest Hefeweizen I have been able to find in Switzerland (except supermarket brands) and it leaves many more beers costing double and triple its price, behind.
10-15-2011 17:04:54 | More by atis
4/5 rDev +6.1%
Poured from 0.5 L bottle into a weizen glass.
Heavy, foamy head over the haze pale-gold body, with very fine fruity and wheaty yeast smell that precedes bringing the glass closer to nose: a cloud of fine weizen scent!
It tastes just as the weissbeer should taste: refreshing, fruity, wheaty and rich. Taking one long sip and swallow brings more of pleasure: that is one good wheat beer, I say.
Maybe not the top of its class, but surely a very pleasant surprise.
08-27-2011 18:33:33 | More by Berecki
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
Brought this beer home from Germany. Poured into a pint glass this brew has a nice hazy orange color with a 2in white head settling into a 1/2 white cap. This beer has the typical banana smell with some tones of doughy bread yeast. The taste was actually a little better than most of the hefe-weisse beers I had in Germany. There was a banana taste with a great hop balance to it. This was a good brew and I am glad I brought one home (I was off the wheat beers by the time I was leaving, but I took one for the road).
05-09-2008 00:07:51 | More by WJVII
Löwen Weisse from Löwenbräu AG
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