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Löwen Weisse - Löwenbräu AG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Löwenbräu AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-13-2003)
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BrewMaster

California

2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2005 23:05:53 | More by BrewMaster
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-24-2014 19:22:09 | More by BJSmit
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-11-2014 15:16:59 | More by Poupae
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wc94wc

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-19-2014 15:55:48 | More by wc94wc
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TasteFiend

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

11-06-2013 19:34:25 | More by TasteFiend
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tone77

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: can

06-17-2013 11:02:53 | More by tone77
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Miha

Slovenia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-01-2013 23:32:29 | More by Miha
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Beerman1977

Austria

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

12-28-2012 23:54:30 | More by Beerman1977
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-13-2012 02:19:02 | More by cfalovo97
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-04-2012 17:36:07 | More by JohneHoodlum
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KTien

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-08-2012 21:01:26 | More by KTien
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MustaPekka

Norway

5/5  rDev +32.3%

07-20-2012 11:53:46 | More by MustaPekka
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

03-01-2012 18:59:50 | More by Douberd
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-19-2012 01:53:26 | More by lccrunchy
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-09-2012 19:44:45 | More by Kahlerbock
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RollTide05

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-16-2011 16:56:24 | More by RollTide05
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-01-2011 00:14:10 | More by rekel
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-15-2011 03:30:39 | More by Long813
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atis

Finland

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

10-15-2011 17:04:54 | More by atis
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crusian

Oregon

2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: can

10-09-2011 14:35:50 | More by crusian
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Berecki

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 18:33:33 | More by Berecki
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml can poured in a weizen glass.

A: Pours the traditional Hefeweizen cloudy golden to orange color. Nice medium creamy white head. Good retention and some lacings left

S: Very fruity. Sweet banana/cloves smell is the first impression. Also malts. Quite bready

T: Follows the nose. Once again, traditional Hefeweizen: Fruity taste followed by malts and yeasts. Liquid bread

M: Creamy body. Medium carbonation. Refreshing. Low bitterness (as expected)

O: Nice beer. To be enjoyed mainly during European summertime

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 16:18:29 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy/cloudy yellow, big head.

Smell: Clove, sweetness.

Taste: Mild wheaty sweetness, yeasty. Not spicy, more sweet.

Drinkability: Not a bad hefe, maybe slightly on the heavier side.

The final beer here in Hong Kong. I'd never seen this before as I never knew Lowenbrau to make anything other than their flagship. This is pretty decent but the competition here in China is pretty mediocre.

Serving type: can

06-16-2011 13:49:47 | More by Mdog
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HaplessHero

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

0.5 L can poured into regular glass.

Appearance: Like a good Hefe-Weissbier, cloudy, golden yellow, nice head.

Smell: Smells like a hefe, didn't detect any nuances or anything unique...

Taste: Similarly, tastes not strongly but refreshingly fruity and slightly spicy, but nothing complex or unique here, could use more spice.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, but nice, smooth, lightly carbonated mouthfeel.

Overall: Definitely worth the low price and easy availability for keeping a few around (in Germany and Austria) but not something very special. Still, solid, refreshing, and drinkable.

Serving type: can

05-04-2011 15:05:38 | More by HaplessHero
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desiderius

Greece

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 13:13:03 | More by desiderius
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