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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

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pDev:
16.46%
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Photo of metter98
3.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Faint aromas of bready malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of bready malts along with notes of floral and grassy hops and some bits of grainy malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to have a little muted aromas and flavors compared to some of the other beers, but it is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of kojevergas
1.9/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle into a Hoegaarden pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on November 14th, 2010.

A: Pours a clear yellow. Three finger head has some cream and is thick. More appealing than most lagers, but nothing special.

Smell: Hops, clean barley, some malt. Standard fare.

Taste: Unflattering, poorly balanced body with notes of malted barley and weak hops. I expected better. Finish is awkward and unguided. Doesn't match the tone of the rest of the beer - in fact it clashes with it.

Mouthfeel: Actually a bit flat. Too smooth, too wet.

Dr: Got this at reduced price and it's still not worth it. I wouldn't have it again, especially with that nasty finish.

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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 FLima
3.02/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bright golden color with a thick two finger head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Pleasant sweet aroma of malt, floral hops, vanilla and herbs.
Flavor is more intense than expected. Strong malt base followed by a bitter hop taste.
Dry and bitter aftertaste, and some sort of detergent like note that did not come right.
Light to medium body with low carbonation.
Not spicy and refreshing as Helles usually are. It would not be my beer of choice.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.01/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours bright gold with a small, fading head.
Grainy malt and cardboard are prominent on the nose with some spicy hops hiding in the background.
Flavours are pretty bad, with Ajax, cardboard, loads of grainyness and cleaning chemicals.
Very watery, high carbonation.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of flyingpig
2.52/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not much better than most of the mass-produced pale lagers you can get at a fraction of the cost. It was drinkable but not that enjoyable. A disappointment really, & one that I drank twice coming to the same conclusion on both occasions. Never again!

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of innominat
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Poupae
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Globetrotter
3.05/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33 cl pale brown bottle with a long thin neck and a quite non-descript white and gold label. Purity law applies. Best before 3/05, I opened it on 10/1/04.

Pours a clear light yellow gold under a half finger white head that fades immediately, without body or lace. The nose is corney grain - rather off-putting. The mouth is light and very prickly. The opening is nice sweet malt, followed by mild flowery hops. A good mild bite emerges in the aftertaste. Nice and tasty, it's too bad this beer looks and smells so weak.

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Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of soju6
3.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a light golden color with a nice head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of malt sweetness, some grain and has a bit of citrus in the background.

T: tatse of a mild malt sweetness, with some fresh grain. Has a mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly light body, crisp and refreshing. has a decent balance.

O: Nothing fancy but a nice relaxing beer that goes down easy. Better that most of the macro lagers.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.11/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear yellow lager, next to no head or lacing, furious carbonation

S - sweet grains, barley, grassy hops

T - nicely balanced malts with a long bitter aftertaste

M - crisp and fizzy, light body

O - Not the most interesting beer on offer but very refreshing and drinkable nonetheless. I picked up a carton because it was very cheap and German. No regrets here.

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Photo of doktorhops
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another Helles for the taking! Munchen Helles Lagers are a personal favourite way to escape the summer heat. Nice, cold, malty, bread-like and dry - what more could you want in the shade of a patio waiting for sizzling meat to cook on a BBQ? All that's left is a bikini-clad maiden by my side and I'm set. Fürstenberg in particular is one that screams out cheap macro at $10 a six-pack, hopefully it has more to offer.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Stein.

A: With a hard pour presents a large 1 inch soap-bubble foamy white head that dissipates down to about a quarter of an inch. The body is clear straw coloured, borders on pale-straw.

S: Bread yeast characters with vegetable odours hit the nose strong, with a note of cut grass and light malt grain base. The only thing that differentiates from other Helles Lagers is a hint of dextrose in the aroma, however it isn't actually brewed with dextrose; Reinheitsgebot wouldn't allow it.

T: Gladly the vegetable and any possible adjuncts aren't noticeable in the flavour. A very mild-mannered Helles in many respects taste is; upfront dextrose sweetness, followed by mellow (for a German brew) bread yeast mid, light hop bitterness and a long dry finish. A cool, inoffensive beverage. Perhaps a little too inoffensive depending on how you like a Helles.

M: Mid to light body with minimal carbonation, almost flat actually.

D: I could only think of one thing that sums up this brew: getting to the end of the glass I noticed this beer started smelling like an old rubber shoe. Like that old rubber shoe this Fürstenberg Premium Lager is a placid, mellow, and almost forgotten soon after it is noticed. If you're goal is to find a beer to fill an empty fridge on a budget the this brew isn't the worst idea you ever had (the worst idea you had was getting a credit card), however it isn't going to bowl your taste buds over, remember that.

Food match: I would be inclined to suggest a salad or something else light that doesn't compete too much with the flavour Fürstenberg has on offer.

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Photo of eric5bellies
2.55/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a clear Golden colour with a three fingered head that retains ok.

S - Usual hop, malt and malt.

T - Some malts up front followed by some faint hops, the finish is a little bitter.

M - A little undercarbonated, light body.

O - Not the best.

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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 Silke_Neryn
3.37/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Everydayoff
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured 330ml bottle into a pils glass with best before end on back label.

A:
The pour produce clear golden straw color, dense and thick velvety white head with good retention and left with lacing patches along its downwards way, high carbonation.

S:
The smell is sweet barley malt with subdued floral hop spiciness.

T:
Trademark taste of German's lager which is husk and malt flavors, hop also lends a touch of modest bitterness to support.

M:
The body is medium, sharp and fizzy mouthfeel, clean finish.

O:
It is one of the decent lagers from Germany, easy to drink but a bit boring to have several in role.

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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 ThinkAgain
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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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Photo of Beric
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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

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