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Fürstenberg Premium Lager | Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG

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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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#42,741
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
57
pDev:
16.46%
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Beerman1977
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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 innominat
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of mungus
3/5  rDev -6.8%

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 thommo_nk
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of morfius85
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of fionn13
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Zimbo
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light goden shiny colour kicks things off well with some reasonably acceptable typically Germanic hops. Head is reasonably fluffy and their is that doughy quality in there at times but the malt makes to body too bloated and is a bit overwelmed by the carbonation. Ends without much fanfare and ultimately it just lacks individuality and dimension. A reasonable choice when surrounded by the usual suspects but this is far far from running with any of the class leaders.

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Photo of killianf
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of supermeniscus
3/5  rDev -6.8%

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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