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Neumarkter Lammsbräu

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 04-30-2003

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by clarknova:
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of F_riedrich
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mason_Savoy
4.62/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It smells, tastes, and feels like what I believe a drinkable lager should be. One of my absolute favorites. I've never found a source in the US, unfortunately.

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Photo of gushov
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Absumaster
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A golden beer with a big frothy head.

The smell is hoppy with a smooth noble hop smell. The malt adds an extra maltiness, which reminds of honey and flowers.

The taste is nice, a balance between the smooth, flowery hops and the light dextrinous, somewhat sweet malts. The yeast provides a clean bottom fermented base. The beer seems to be more crisp and fresh than the average pilsner.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, now available in Norway in MENY stores. Clear golden colour, decent white head. Filtered without any use of adjuncts. Like all N.L. beers, it is organic. Nice grainy / malty / bready aroma with tolerable aromatic hops. Notes of alcohol, despite only 4.7% ABV. Grainy flavour with a certain malty sweetness, very moderate and "dusty" hops. A drinkable helles, but the style rarely makes me ecstatic.

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Photo of btracz
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Neumarkter Lammsbräu Urstoff is a treat. It is described as an “Untergäriges Bio Bier mit purem würzigen Geshmack” (“Bottom-feeding organic beer with a pure, aromatic flavour”). “Urstoff” translates to something like “prime matter” or “primary stuff” (Aristotle, anyone?).

Look: At first glance, a richer gold coloration than most helles beers. Slightly effervescent.

Smell: This is where things start getting good. The strangely gold coloration leads right into an abnormally nutty and full aroma.

Taste: And I’m not disappointed. The hopping is not particularly bitter but is full of different nutty, earthy aromas. Other self-described “untergärige Biere” (spiffed-up helles beers) have a somewhat haphazardly bold flavour (e.g. Hofmühl’s untergäriges Bier). The beer finishes completely clean. My favorite helles among Augustiner, Hofbrau, Hofmühl, and Gutmann, and I find it more interesting than Klosterbrauerei Scheyern’s helles, though the latter is a more “classic” helles. The hopping--though very subtle--gives this beer an edge.

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Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tomais
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Strong amber colour. Good head fades slowly to edge, with lacing.

Smell quite srong for a moment, then settles to malty.

Mouthfeel is nice - medium-fine carbonation, velvety. What with the fine carbonation and the malty flavour, it 'dances on the tongue' a bit - nicely.

Taste is mild but good - more malty than hoppy. Immediate aftertaste is good, then it turns a little metallic, then a moment or two later, the feeling that something is missing - (more hops maybe?).

(very drinkable but is a bit weak beside Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell (Helles) - I drank one of them beforehand.)

BB date: 23-02-2013

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Photo of HappyHourHero
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a tall, dense, off-white head that faded slowly. Golden beer with a slight hazy and a few dozen bubbles rising within. Mildly sweet aroma is dominated by toasted malt. The toasted malt follows through into the flavor. There is a bit of tea flavored hops underneath, but it doesn't come close to rivaling the malt. Mouthfeel is moderately full and there is just a bit of fizz in the finish from the carbonation. It's a totally 1 dimensional beer. Not noteworthy.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.92/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3


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Photo of windowside
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WilstonOreo
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a nice light amber with a moderate head - a bit of lacing as you enjoy it. Some hops and malt in the nose. The mouth gets the malt in particular. Yum!

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Photo of ssgunbond
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of czfreeman
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Alright German "craft" beer!! I have become a big fan of Helles now after the easy avaliabity of Augustiner.
Upon pouring, I immedialty notice this brew is a few shades darker than the standard Helles Light brown-ruby tone. The head is really nice, medium thick, creamy good retention. The beer underneath has a relatively high amount of carbonation. reminds me of an English Brown.
Aromatics immediately take this brew into the upper echelons of this style. Hopefully flavor will match. Raw sugar, malt, toated grain, a hint of smokiness, light fruitiness akin to a white grape, tart mineral note, a mustiness in there akin to oak, light peppery sharpness on the finish. Smells a bit more full-bodied and rounded out than the typical Helles, surprisingly given the low ABV.
On to the first sip. The hope I had from the aromatics is met and perhaps surpassed. Sweet maltiness gives way to a light fruity character again recalling white grape, oak, a light smoke note, mineral note in there again adding sharpness, finishes on a long pepper note with mouth-tingling carbonation accented by fresh fruitiness. The body is ever-so-slightly sweeter than normal, adding a touch of weightiness to the brew that is very enjoyable. The slighter heavier body is cut by the peppery finish that really adds to the drinkablity.
Really solid brew, first I've had from this Brewery, as I was a bit skeptical that the Organic label was a bit of a marketing gimmick, I now will return to try as many of there other brews as I can. Good find!

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Photo of FLima
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden practically amber color with a one finger thick head with medium retention and leaving some laces.
Nice aroma especially considering it to be a Helles. Notes of real honey bread, mild floral hops, orange marmalade and lots of nuts.
Flavor with notes of spicy and floral hops, a bit of toffee, malt sweetness, some pleasant earthiness, mild grains and just a bit of orange-lemon citrusy. It finishes smooth and clean.
Light bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Perfect Helles, nothing to suggest to improve it. Its floral and spicy hops give a very refreshing sensation and it perfectly balances its malt sweetness. Huge drinkability, I could drink this every day. Good option if Augustiner is not available.
Thanks Daniel, I wish I had more friends that would bring this stuff fresh directly from its Fatherland.

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Photo of Kremlock
2.56/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Nice white head with lively carbonation. Light straw colour, clear and no particles

S: Clean malt smell with no bitterness

T: No taste. Seriously, this just taste like any other macro. I could not pick up on any malt, hops or yeast to describe

M: Carb is very strong, crips feel and clean finish

O: very disapointed. This is like many other macro, low on everything. Did not finish the bottle.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Served cool from 500ml bottle into straight mug.

L) Unlike every other Helles I have had, this is amber to light copper, as opposed to pale straw / golden coloured. Other aspects are familiar: clear and bubbly, although the head is thin in comparison to others of the style.

S) Nothing big; light toffee-ish malts only. Sub-par to be honest.

T) Hmm. Doesn't really have any of the characteristic Helles flavours - bready malt and subtle peppery hops. However, it tastes... nice. Very light flavours, light malts only and very slight hint of bitterness. There is a picture of some green hops on the front of the bottle. Not sure why! Overall, this just gives the impression of a quality beer that has been scientifically calculated to give no distinct flavours.

F) Light, refreshing and quite fizzy. Faultless.

O) There are dozens of other tastier Helles available, but I just can't dismiss this one. Goes down very easy, maybe I keep drinking it down to try and figure it out. Good. Not excellent, but good.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light amber in colour. Overly sweet, with a very "green" taste and smell. Not a classic Munich Helles at all. More of a new age organic lager, of which there are better ones out there.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Best before date is 25-04-11, so you can consider this one aged...

Appears a cloudy light orange colour, high carbonation with big bubbles, and a creamy head, leaving a really nice lace down the inside of the glass.

Faint smell of malts, hops and alcohol... big surprise!

Tastes at first very lager-ish, with a more hoppy taste, but it also has a sour tang, reminiscent of a sour sweet like Haribo Tangfastics which comes in on the swallow. This seems to mellow out after it naturally warms up.

Overall very much like a good lager, with a more wholesome mouthfeel and taste.

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Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of herrburgess
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of stcules
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold appearance. White head, not too much. Average compactness.
Malty smell, clean, delicate, with notes of hop.
The taste is quite clean, too. Maltiness, again, well balanced by a good hop.
Pleasant aftertaste, malty, well balanced, a bit short hop.
Average body.
More than honest beer.

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