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Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #316
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
68
Ranked #49,148
Avg:
2.91 | pDev: 20.27%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
45
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Brasserie de Luxembourg Mousel -Diekirch SA
 
Luxembourg
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Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  14
SCORE
68
Poor
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Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
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TheLongBeachBum from California

2.36/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Sampled on draft, in one of those small, rather basic, corner street Belgium Cafés.

Appearance: A very pale yellow with an incredibly bleached white head that must be covered in hair spray to retain its longevity. The “dumb blonde” of the beer world.

Smell: Is there one? I couldn’t find it despite many attempts. Deep inhalation revealed a husky aroma of Marlboro - it was a rather smoky bar though.

Taste: Starts with a cold, deeply chilled, thirst quenching introduction. As the beer gets chance to warm in the mouth some flavors are released. A light bitterness tickles the tongue but soon disappears. The one hop that is used in the mash is barely detectable by mass spectrometry. Clean tasting and exceptionally crisp.

Mouthfeel: Skips on the tongue, dances lightly and simply disappears without a trace.

Overall: Mass produced, filtered, pasteurized and probably buggered about with in every other way known to Man and Brewer. Thin, bland, inoffensive & quite simply forgettable. This is Luxembourg’s own grown “Bud”.
THE most inappropriately named Premium Lager I have ever had.
I had to try it though – and take one for BA.

May 13, 2003
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JTuomi from Finland

3/5  rDev +3.1%

Dec 26, 2013
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lhwjanssen from Netherlands

2.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Sep 10, 2017
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Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

2.87/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sep 07, 2016
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HopBelT from Belgium

2.89/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nov 25, 2015
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Donny12

3/5  rDev +3.1%

Jun 21, 2014
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Melocollo from California

3.44/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 25, 2015
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TheMole from Nevada

2.13/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Jul 27, 2018
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misternebbie from Pennsylvania

2.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Jan 05, 2015
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Flashbac from Germany

3.2/5  rDev +10%

Oct 06, 2014
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PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

2.99/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Beer light yellow color, a little darker than lemonade, clear.
The head of a white, medium bubble with a lot of big bubbles and liquid dishwashing detergent.
Malt aroma, slightly reminiscent of honey dissolved in water.
Malty taste with a large dose of metal, honey sweetness on the finish.
Gentian delicate, is associated with tonic short.
Saturation of very high
Alcohol is not intrusive.

Sep 06, 2015
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nigeldazooman from Virginia

3.66/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tried this beer in Luxembourg and thoroughly enjoyed it. Perfect for a day out, especially at lunch.

Feb 04, 2015
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Antyk from Belgium

2.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

May 21, 2016
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Bitburger from Vermont

3.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jan 28, 2018
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Nexcet from Luxembourg

2.51/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Typical Lager, nothing special at all. I think people only drink this beer because it's Luxembourgish (and/or available).

Apr 06, 2017
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Pohr10 from Luxembourg

2.19/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Sep 23, 2017
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dschwartz13 from Tennessee

3.51/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Jun 21, 2018
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jpaulreese from New York

2.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Sep 02, 2018
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RiceOwls27 from Texas

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Jul 22, 2020
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aug 26, 2019
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jdhilt from New Hampshire

1.57/5  rDev -46%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

From my notes 5/29/2007 pours a one-finger white head that fades quickly leaving a trace of lace. Crystal clear amber color. Skunky nose. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Flavor is hoppy, occasional sweetness, hoppy/metallic finish. €2.00 ($2.74) for a 330ml bottle from Euro-bar Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Jun 24, 2007
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Globetrotter from Virginia

2.86/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I sampled this beer at Au Bon Vieux Temps in Brussels by pure accident and out of ignorance. Such is the danger of ordering the one beer on the menu you've never heard of. Came out a clear pale gold under a 1.5 finger white head with nice retention and good lacing. The nose is mild of macro malt. The mouth is light and mildly carbonated - so a flat macro. The taste is standard macro lager - mild bready malt, mild slightly metallic hops bitter. Very boring.

Dec 10, 2006
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mobyfann from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Paid .65EUR for a 500mL can.

*Reviewed on 23.06.2005

This beer pours a lager golden base with a huge white and light fluffy head, excellent retention and nice lacing effects, a real gem. The smell is very floral; one of semi-bold hops and a bit of malt.

The taste is easy going but nothing innovative when it comes to a lager.
This beer cleanses the palette very nicely. This beer may be the smoothest one out there, nothing but impressed. It's very drinkable and would proclaim it a solid session beer, but at only 4.8% can't give it too much kudos given the one dimensional taste.

Final Thought: I'm so glad I bought some beer from Luxembourg during my stay there, because I didn't think this had much promise coming from a can... looks like the little country proved me wrong!

Jul 08, 2005
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Bierschenker from Belgium

4.32/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This little cask had been standing in my room since last summer. Long enough I thought, so time to break the seal. As soon as I filled my glass I noticed it was different then the one I had in Brussels. To start with, it had an odour, and a nice one to. Strangely enough it smelled like a rich dark malt beer. The colour was darker anyway. It was a darkish yellow, almost orange. What a difference with the one on tap. The flavour had a nice bouquet of rich spices and hops. So it was very full and almost creamy. I really enjoyed it this time. Next time I'm driving to Luxemburg, I'm buying myself another one!

Ut vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

Mar 31, 2005
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TurdFurgison from Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at a restaurant just outside of Brussels. The owner, who spoke some English, recommended this as a very tasty beer. It was the only one he had on tap so I gave it a go. I should have tried something from his bottle list instead...

It was served in a Diekirch chalice and looked like a mass-produced pilsner. Very clear, golden yellow color, thin white foam. No real aroma, and the flavor was of Miller or Bud. No hops detected, really hard to taste any maltiness either. Oh well I tried it.

No need to search this out unless you must have Luxembourg's euro-lager for comparison with Heineken, Stella, etc.

Mar 19, 2006
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