Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Pilsner | Neumarkter Lammsbräu

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Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) PilsnerNeumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Pilsner

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Neumarkter Lammsbräu

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Sigmund on 03-06-2006

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Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 142
Photo of beertunes
2.65/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Uh-oh, green bottle alert! Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very cloudy pale yellow color, nowhere near the bright, clean, clear gold I expect in the style. The beer poured with about 1-1/2 inches of bright white head that had very good retention and moderate lacing.

A slight skunk aroma drifted out as soon as I popped the cap. When I poured it over, the skunk strongly filled the air. Once I dove past that, the grain and hop scents were very subdued and mellow. On the tongue, things were a bit better. The base grains and soft hops were more of a presence, but the skunk was still very noticeable.

The body was fairly typical, maybe a touch fuller than average, with a finish that wasn't as dry as I would have liked. Drinkability was hurt by the skunk factor. Overall, a pretty Meh example of the style. You can pass it over, unless you're looking for the tick.

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Photo of Fergyx825
2.74/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: very light straw color which is what this type of beer is supposed to look like. There was not much head on the pour. Lots of bubbles in the beer, and relatively see through. Just missing a dense head.

Smell: I smell a very dense aroma of malt, more than hops. This type of beer is supposed to be more hops than malt. Reminds me of a domestic beer.

Taste: This tastes a lot like the German beers I've had before, maybe i haven't developed a taste for these beers yet. I don't taste hops, nor do i taste the malt. There isn't much citrus flavor either.

Mouthfeel: light beer, very drinkable with no carbonation. Very refreshing.

Overall: Another recommendation by Sam's Quik Shop, not too impressed with this one. Maybe next time.

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Photo of drpimento
3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This came from a green glass bottle, but without skunk. Poured with a small, fine head that slowly faded and a little lace. Color is a very slightly hazy yellow and has some small bubble trails. Aroma is grain, malt, a little hop. Flavor shallow, with noticable bite on the tongue from the carbonation, a little underlying malt sweetness and only a hint of hop. Smells better than tastes. Body is ok, carbonation a bit sharp. Finish is like flavor and has some length. Also, surprisingly, a bit of alcohol warmth. Nothing special; better than macro and nice that it's organic.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This might be a great pilsner at the source but the green glass receptacle does this beer no justice since there's a moderate skunkiness in both the aroma and flavor. Drinkable but not especially enjoyable. Probably the last beer I'll ever buy in green glass unless it's a lambic or saison.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. No freshness date, but there is some sort of code on the label . . . Squat, long-necked bottle is unlike any other I've seen. not digging the green glass though.

A: Dull straw color with a little haze. Rocky white head retains well and leaves plenty of sticky lacing behind.

S: Bready pils malt aroma. Soft herbal hopping, faint pulpy lemon. Touch of sulfur and minerality. Yeasty.

T: Very grainy up front. Husky. Touch of sulfur and minerals. Hint of grape leaf. Dough. Mild grassy hop, slight tick of lemon. Bready yeast. Grain and bready yeast on the finish.

M: Light in body. Creamy with a light firmness. Moderately strong, prickling carbonation. Unfortunately some husky astringency shows up as well.

O: This pilsner is a little rough around the edges and needs a some refining. The husky grain flavor/astringency is mostly the culprit.

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Photo of chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle served in wide mouth glass

A- Golden yellow; slightly darker than many pilsners. Ample white head with good retention.

S- Strong aroma for style. A lot of pilsner malt with grassy and earthy notes, and adequate hop presence.

T- An amplified pilsner with somewhat stronger flavor than average. Clean finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light with a good amount of carbonation.

D- The drinkability is good for a pilsner, but I definitely prefer a good Czech pils.

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Photo of corby112
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden yellow color with a one finger frothy with head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic chunks of lacing are left behind.

Pilsner malt aroma with hints of earthy hops, citrus fruit, straw and grass.

Nicely balance with a decent amount of earthy, piney hops balancing out the pilsner malt. There's also some sweet citrus flavor, possibly lemon peel, along with a slightly earthy grass and straw character. The earthy hops counter the sweet malts notes very well making this a clean, crisp beer with a slightly dry finish.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.5L brown bottle, best before 4/24/11.

Pours a nice, lightly hazy yellow-gold with a good two-finger head. Retains at a thin layer with some lacing.

The aroma is very woody and earthy for a Pils, not so much of that typical sulfuric-Noble thing going on.

The flavor is nice and clean. Again the woody leafiness is present, along with other signs of hops: grassiness and a subtle tangy citrus character. The malts are restrained and lightly bready. The mouthfeel is smooth and softly carbonated, though it still falls a bit flat on the palate.

This admittedly wasn't the freshest of bottles as I'm drinking this just over a month before expiration, but it's still a solid Pils with a mellow, natural hop character.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma kind of faint but contains lager yeast, grain, light malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and lager yeast, then some light malt sweetness comes in. The hops presence is good for the style and provides a nice balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent poundable beer worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this nice beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was very blond and had a giant head that was really thich and stiff. The beer smelled really bready like fresh made bread. Very nice taste with a little of that green taste german lagers taste like.
I will buy again.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2009.

Appearance : pale golden color, with white foamy head (some lacing).
Smell : grain and hoppy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty and grassy flavours, with dry bitter finish.
Drinkability : an good organic beer in the style German pilsener.

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Photo of Brad007
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't drink much organic beer but thought this would be good to check out.

Pours a light gold with a huge head into my glass. Literally. Robust presentation.

Sweet, grainy malt with a touch of hops in the nose. A bit skunked but nothing too bad.

Taste reflects the skunking but still manages to retain the flavor characteristics of a middle-of-the-road pils. Sweet, buttery malt is still there for those wondering.

Lingering sweet, grainy malt at the back of the throat. Simple. Tasty.

Not a bad example of the style!

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Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight haze, decanted off the yeast at the bottom, supposedly why the bottle has that odd design. Glowing goldenrod orange. Sticky drips of lacing form an attractive crown, and the white foam remains for the duration of the glass.

Soft malty bread dough aroma, slight lager skunk that fades after a minute, herbal and grassy. Unmistakably German and very clean.

Flavor is similarly malty with a lemony, herbal hop character. Much like a tea with honey and herbs. Clean and soft feel, biscuity malt flavor. Pleasant with a dry aftertaste. Very simple and balanced, subtle with ever so slight nuances.

The packaging was pretty wordy, and detailed their environmentally friendly practices, which I applaud. They use ColdTrack™, which is a fully refrigerated line of transport & distribution. Hopefully Whole Foods picks them up, this seems tailor made for them.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow with a thin wispy head. Nice lacing.
Smells like fresh cut grass.
Lot's of pale malts and grassy hops. This one packs a lot of flavor into a light bodied session beer. I like this one quite a bit. Easy to drink. Good pool, sports, bbq beer.

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Photo of Spikester
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy pale gold with a good two inch white head which susides rapidly. Some lacings at the top.
Aroma is mild skunk.
Taste is lemon, grassy, some bread, minerals, and bitter hops.
Mouthfeel is just fine for the style.
Very sessionable Pils at 4.8%.
Pretty good Pils but at $1.99 per 11.2 ounce bottle it might not be that often.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to emerge077 for this one. Served in a pilsner glass. No obvious freshness date. This is poured from the oddly shaped green bottles that feature the USDA organic logo.

A - Pours with three fingers of off-white foam that quickly settles to a thick, chunky, cap, leaving behind attractive lace patterns. Body is a lightly hazed white peach-flesh color that features some suspended sediment.

S - There's a faint bit of skunk, thanks to the green bottle, but once it warms it dissipates and reveals a honey, bread, and pilsner malt aroma that is lightly accompanied by freshly cut grass.

T - Taste is a mostly bread and biscuit, with a hint of lemon and herbs.

M - Texture is quite nice. Very refreshing, with crisp, soft carbonation, medium-light body, and a lightly sticky finish.

D - This is a nice, easy-drinking pilsner. Ditch the green bottles though - I don't appreciate skunk, even if it only lingers for a minute or two. I put down my 33cl in less than 10 minutes.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - this beer is a little more cloudy than most pilsners. Hints towards the appearance of a witbeir but still has the yellow pils color. Small 1 finger head with nice texture.

Smell - Mine was skunky and some straw hints. Probably slightly skunked from trassport and the green bottle.

Taste - very nice balance of the noble hops and straw/grassy flavorings. Nice German offering and much lighter on the hop crispness than some other Pilsners I've had of late.

Mouthfeel - Good.

Overall - this a well made German Pilsner with nice flavorings and very well balanced. Not as hoppy and crisp as others but very good and easy to drink none-the-less.

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Photo of colforbin73
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i am not a big pilsner drinker... but this one drinks just like you would think a pilsner should. good and crisp and light... you might even say, refreshing!

pours a very pale clear light yellow. there is a wisp of foam for a second but i blinked, now it's gone. the smell is grassy, spring wheat and barley. and this leads you right into the dry grassy taste,

but not too dry, not too grassy. there is a good play of light malty sweetness and the notion of hops in the freshness and zing. this beer is very well balanced, slightly tart sweet and dry at the same time. it's carbonated just right, little bubbles fizz up on the tongue. there is no stale aftertaste. the drink is extremely clean and refined.

oh pilsner -- where have you been? great summer beer... i would have this again gladly.

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Photo of crossovert
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz oddly-shaped green bottle, organic.

Pours a hazy gold, appears to be unfiltered. It has a fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacing.

The smell is earthy baked bread all the way. Im not smelling much variance form the hops besides straight up earth and a bit of cat urine. It isn't a skunky urine smell either. It is reminiscent of American pilseners.

The taste is decent. The hops are super earthy and floral and they dominate the taste with an underlying bread tone. There is not much bitterness, only a subtle kiss.

It is interesting, the hops seem very american and they caught me off guard. They aren't super bitter but very key to the flavor, usually a German pilsener is a perfect combo of malt and hops, this one is a bit more skewed, and not in the best way but an acceptable way. It is like a better version of Prima Pils.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the green 330 ml. bottle. Poured into a Gilde Pilsener glass on March 22, 2015.

It looks the way it should with its straw yellow color and tremendous, white foamy head. Busy carbonation. It's a beer.

The green bottle sets it off a touch with that skunkiness but I can pick up traditional toasty German malts and a grassy sort of hop character. It's a beer.

Light and refreshing body.

The taste echoes the German malt and clean, crisp grassy hop bitterness of the aroma. This goes with just about nay meal - in my case -it is Shepherd's Pie. It is your typical pilsener beer and there is no denying it.

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Photo of mynie
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stormin' MA, along with Tannen Zäpfle and some others, as part of a series of ultra expensive premium German imports. Zaple was fantastic, so I didn't think too hard about dropping 11 bucks on a four-pack of Lammsbrau.

Also, labeling really goes overboard stressing the "organic" angle.

Nice pour. Slight haze, heavily effervescent, straw-colored with an excellent, rocky head.

Smells a bit tame, almost more like a municher than a pils. Straw, grass, flowers, and a little bit of dry hops.

Tastes as it smells: nicely brewed, excellent balance, but pretty darn meek for the style. Starts with grass, dandelions, and yeast, gets a bit more bitter and sharp as it goes along but still never reaches the level of complexity I would like to see out of a beer that costs almost three bucks a bottle.

Am I a snob? Kinda. But super-premium price should mean super-premium beer, and while this is very nicely brewed I just don't think it was worth the money.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a hazy, light straw amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet, bready and biscuit malt, light grassy hops and skunk; a big burst of skunk from the bottle, but blends with the the other nice pilsner smells in the glass. Flavor is similar to aroma, bready and biscuit malt, toast (actual bread toast, not toasted malt), a hint of lemon, grassy and floral hops; there is something else in here that reminds me of a bakery, like sesame seeds or unusual flour. Nicely melded. Light bodied with peppery carbonation. A very nice pilsner with both an unusual look (hazy and light) and some complex, unidentifiable flavors that seem perfectly balanced in the profile. Nicely done. What an incredible tragedy that the initial aroma and aftertaste are both skunky. If it is true as an earlier reviewer from Germany said that this comes in a brown bottle domestically, these guys need to fire their entire foreign export packaging team. Dang. Nice enough to make me really look for this fresh or properly packaged.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Tustin, CA,

A: Pours a hazy golden, doesn't have the great clarity of the typical pils, but good head retention is there, looks more like a wit.

S: Strong noble hop scent, with sourdough bread, a bit of soap.

T: Definitely a rustic country pils taste to it. Sweet, fruity malt with a lot of subtle characteristic. Hop attack is bright with strong grass tones, a bit of earth in the aftertaste.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, biting carbonation with a soft finish.

D: A good German Pils. The first time I have seen this brewer in the US, they've given me two solid brews.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruit, and some grassy and hay aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Gamemako
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consuming as we speak. ,5L bottle poured into a weizen glass. Sorry; maybe I'll re-review some other time with a proper pils glass. Better than a mug, anyway.

So, appearance. Pours a lovely golden colour with a decent white head. Head shows mediocre retention, however. Minimal lacing on the way down (it's a pils in a friggin' weizen glass, after all).

Nose: Hmm. Floral hops, but not incredibly impressive. Some pastoral maltiness to it. Not quite the fresh-baked bread of the Dunkel.

The flavour is something unusual for a pils (but something I experienced quite thoroughly with the Dunkel yesterday). It is fairly bready and wheat-like (not too much like a typical pils, really). The bread-and-malt is pretty much what you get up front. Hops are mildly floral and the finish is mildly bitter (not bad but not great). Lots of pastoral notes here and there. Good balance, but not great. Commendable, but not excellent.

Feels wonderful going down. Good creaminess and low carbonation. Tiny bubbles and whatnot. Not quite like a traditional pils, but it's quite lovely. In that regard, it's pretty drinkable. Not too much bitterness, not too strong in pretty much any way. It's not quite a super-versatile drinker like Diebels Alt, but it's pretty good.

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