Fürstenberg Premium Lager | Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG
Germany
fuerstenberg.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 10-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,894
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
57
pDev:
16.46%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.43/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of philphilphil
4.15/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - light colour, good considering style. little head.
S - noice.
T - moderately strong flavour, noice, not offensive.
M - moderate carbonation, noice, good level.
D - could drink all day epesh at 40 dollars a carton, very nice. will definately be celebrating tomorrow's public holiday with a few to many of these.

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Photo of nayan
4.07/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage. Poured from a bottle into mug, the beer is jet black, and pours heavy, with no head and only the slightest dark brown ring of film around the surface. It literally poured like motor oil, and it looks delicious. Aromas of wood and earth, with a backbone of rich chocolate and touches of smoke, highlighted by booze. Flavors are robust, with a smoky, woody forward flavor followed quickly by dark, bitter baker's chocolate and rich, full, roasted coffee. Wow, this one is layered, and it is unbelievably smooth. Smoke and roast fills the senses, as well as the palate, throughout each drink. Creamy vanilla highlights, with a warming sensation from the heightened ABV. This is tremendous. Smooth, full, and creamy in mouth, with an almost velvet feel. Roast and coffee on the aftertaste, with hints of booze. Dry, roasted finish, with a smoked and woody linger. This is a fantastic brew, and I can only imagine it would age very, very well.

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Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of beerinabottle
3.92/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kulrak
3.81/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color with a decent amount of creamy/chunky head that seems to stick around for a while, and clings to the glass. Smells of noble hops and that's really about it, pretty much standard for a german lager, I guess. Tastes more bitter than I expected, and a little sweeter than I expected. You can taste the munich lager malt and the noble hops. Finishes fairly clean. The mouthfeel is tingly on the front of the tongue, and creamy on the back, very nice. Overall, it's a very drinkable beer, and a nice lager. I'm not really a fan of german lagers, but I like this one.

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Photo of WHROO
3.8/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured paleish yellow, with decent 2 finger head. Clean, clear & inviting carbonation.
Head did drip to a film of thin soft foam with average lacing.
S: Fruity & a hint of noble (aromatic) floral hops. Also that typical grassy lager hops smell.
T: Grainy earthy malts at first, even a tinge of honey sweetness, with some mid palate fruitiness-quite a bit of fresh fruits/pears/even some sweet apples, & a gently hop bitterness to finish. Not too complex but distinct & refreshing.
M: Light & a little lively without a watery feeling. D: A very sessionable lager
Overall a very enjoyable Helles lager. Reminds me of a typical macro lager with just that bit more ale character.

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Photo of thommo_nk
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of seanyfo
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at guildford arms in edinburgh.

I dont know if i would describe this as a munich helles as i am not sure if they use a munich malt, all the website says is 100% barley malt.

A- Rich golden with lively beading throughout. 2 finger head that dissapates quickly to a crown. This was a piss poor pour. Poured as if a pint of stella. Not a nice german lager which should have a thicker creamier head.

S- Lots of sweet malt, faint hoppiness, very refreshing. Somehow i even get marrowfat peas! Wouldnt describe as skunky

T- Similar to bitburger to me. Very light, but not watery. A well balanced hoppy finish with a hint of sweet malt throughout.

M- Lively carbonation, smooth balanced.

D- Very refreshing lager, but still wouldnt describe it as munich. A nice beer for the stella drinker, who wants a lager with more character.

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Photo of Foley67
3.69/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSingh
3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tumbler. the beer poured a pale, straw colour creating a frothy, white head (because of the aggressive pour) which immediately settled into a thin coaster over the bright, lively body. Here was your typical Helles lager, at least looks wise. The nose didn't present anything spectacular - wet grain, a little sweet malt and no hop presence at all. Smelt a little skunked, if you would imagine that.
The taste followed the smell initially - grainy and a pat dry, but slowly gave off a residual sweetness which was pretty long lasting. As subsequent sips followed, you could also taste a faint, hop bitterness lingering on the palate. This beer definitely tasted better than it smelt.
I found the mouthfeel to be a little abrasive, probably muting the flavours a little bit. This is definitely not an in your face Lager or something that will surprise you, but definitely an easy going sessionable lager. A notch up from the macros definitely.

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Photo of DanLowery
3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 50cl bottle, well in date. The first of my German Beer Reviewing Evening.

Poured into my Budweiser Budvar 0.2 litre stemmed tulip tasting glass (3 times).

Clear golden yellow, fairly pale and bright looking. A large white head sat on top of each pour, sadly the heads all fell away as I drank down each beer, leaving a small collar and some good lacing.

A very slight floral aroma, but not enough to get excited about, otherwise there was no smell, just like most lagers/helles/pilsners.

Dry and refreshing, sharp and crisp. No huge flavours to talk about, but a good example of a German light lager/pilsner.

No great body or depth, just a pleasant lager, easy to drink. The 5.3% is just about detectable. My third glass was taken with some vintage Stilton and dry biscuits, they complimented each other very well.

Now to have some water to clean out the mouth before my next German review.

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Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of vhmf1978
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of morfius85
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Darthmaul
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Poupae
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rjimlad
3.48/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I don't mind this one at all. After pouring into a schooner glass, it gave a good half inch head that lasted a few minutes before leaving some lacing on the glass. A pale straw colour and just a light grainy aroma that's barely perceptible. The taste has a light malty flavour with a little bitterness to finish off. There's nothing overwhelming and its not that complex but its well balanced and very drinkable. There's only a light carbonation with little bead so the mouthfeel is not overly sparkly but still pleasant. The reviewer of this lager in our local paper said it was a "sequential" beer in that you get the grain first then the hops. I agree. I like this better than say Heineken but there's more interesting German lagers that are accessible in East Oz. Still, this is cheap and very drinkable. I'll buy it again for sure.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.47/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, now available in Norway. ABV is 5.3%. Clear pale golden colour, decent to moderate head. Flowery aroma of aromatic hops, notes of honey, grass and fresh plums. Flavour is less interesting - moderate grassy hops with a certain fruity sweetness. Easy drinking, but no masterpiece.

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Photo of aussielars
3.42/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a decent slow - disappearing head. Pale gold in colour with a steady stream of slow-rising bubbles.
Pleasant grassy aroma with a hint of malt.
Slightly sweet with good hop balance. Bittering hops leaves a very nice aftertaste.
Light mouthfeel, and very lively on palate.
It's a beer that is very nice in summer. Would buy again if price is right.

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Photo of der_meister
3.4/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vancurly
3.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colour. White rocky head that sinks, light bubbling.
Subdued aroma. Grainy.
Mostly a grain & malt flavour profile. Touch of a light cara malt. None of the typical "skunky" euro lager profile in this beer, which is a nice change.
Some subtle herbal notes, with a light bitterness.
A little cloying.... could have more crisp bitterness for my liking.

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