Lübzer Pils | Mecklenburgische Brauerei Lübz GmbH

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Lübzer PilsLübzer Pils

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Mecklenburgische Brauerei Lübz GmbH

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-02-2003

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 33
Reviews by beerdrifter:
Photo of beerdrifter
4.24/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a rack of local beers while in Berlin and this was one of them. Typical clear golden pour with quickly fading head and little lacing. Really nice and unusually intense nose for a German pils, almost perfumy. Really unique, snappy taste with a great crisp, dry bite to it. Very well balanced and complex for a pils. A touch of citrus and metal with a great hop bitterness on the finish. And that nose just is amazing throughout. I typically never really notice the smell of a pilsner but this one is amazing. This is a top notch German pils and I will definitely be seeking a full rack of this very soon.

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Photo of vinivini
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Siddhartharora
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lübzer Pils
,5l brown plastic bottle, dated "04.2014 L129730915", on 30.12.2013
€,55 @ ALDI, Teltower Damm 281, Berlin, Germany

Notes: Brown plastic bottle - skunked!? Fairly good pils for the price. Crystal clear straw gold. Bright white head. Firm pils malt. Solid bitterness. Floral/spicy/grassy hops. Bold but well balanced. Lingering malty, bitter, and hoppy finish. Of all of the cheap Euro lagers I've had recently, this is one of the better ones.

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Photo of jaydenmeier
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tall 500ml bottle: BBD 09/2013, poured three times into one of my 'Veltins' badged stemmed tulips on 13th April 2013 (at home).

Usual crisp looking golden Pilsner with the typically thin and fading white head.

This is a dry, hoppy Pilsner and although it hasn't got much of an aroma there is a hint of grain and hops if you sniff long and hard.

Medium body depth and fairly bitter throughout.

A summers day Pilsner to quench your thirst rather than a session drink in my eyes.

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Photo of drmeto
2.69/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

-pours a clear golden with a small to medium,quickly dissipating,foamy,grey-ish head
-high carbonation visible
-lemon,grassy,doughy,spicy,fruitcake,cheap candy
-finishes dry
-low bitterniss for the style
-medium carbonation
-light body
Not hoppy enough for a Pilsener and underwhelming taste.

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Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Tomais
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Half-litre brown *glass* bottle (many other reviews are from plastic).
Ten-and-a-half months before sell by date (unusually fresh I think -- even for here in Germany).
Poured in a half-litre narrow pils stein.

Looks okay, average pils, head holds reasonably, a little lacing.

This is a quite satisfying pils, easy to drink, mouthfeel is good, there is lots of carbonation there, but if poured fairly aggressively in the right glass it works well. It's got a nice balance, smooth bitterness coming through ever stronger with a dry bitter finish. There's something niggling in the taste (and smell), I'm having trouble pinning it down, but it's minor enough to allow me to enjoy.

Would drink it again if I came across it.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.43/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

.5L plastic bottle acquired at a Lidl market in Berlin. It has a cola-esque plastic resealable screwtop and the label is uninteresting. 4.9% per the label. Served cold. Expectations are low given the presentation. This is definitely a budget beer. Reviewed live as a pilsener since the label clearly identifies it as such. Side-poured into a Berliner Kindl Weisse glass.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Thin white head of quarter finger width recedes fully within three seconds, leaving no lacing. Seems weak and pathetic, but not undercarbonated per se.

BODY: Translucent transparent pale copper of average vibrance. It doesn't look watery or weak, unlike many budget pilseners. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

It's a pretty basic looking pilsner, and is far from unique or special. I'm optimistic, and there are no obvious flaws here aside from the piss-poor excuse for a head.

AROMA: Muted pilsner malts and some general sweetness. No floral hop character or yeast character is detectable. Some cheap barley fills it out. That's it.

A painfully simple aroma of light strength, with very little going on. Boring and bland as hell, but inoffensive. I wouldn't call it pleasant, but it's not off-putting. There are no off-notes.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, and sharp from rampant overcarbonation, which really hits drinkability hard. Unrefreshing as its coarsens and dries right on the finish - a terrible choice for a pilsner. Light to medium-bodied, and overly thick, hefty, and weighty on the palate for a pils. Overall presence on the palate is poor.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

TASTE: Generic cheap barley. Pilsner malts. Some malty sweetness. That's all that's going on here.

No hop notes, no yeasty notes (though this is to style, in fairness), no spices, etc. It's not the fresh full evocative pilsner flavour profile you hope for. Painfully simple. Bland and boring. Lacks any intricacy, subtlety, or nuance whatsoever. Why brew this?

Shallow depth of flavour. Average flavour duration and intensity.

OVERALL: A forgettable pilsner, but notably it's pretty decent for the price point. There're no off notes (not even any plastic bleed from the bottle) and it's drinkable. Not a bad budget offering for what it is, but obviously it's far from world class. I won't trifle with it again, but I've had far worse. Worth picking up for the penance it costs.


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Photo of windowside
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rredshift
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.18/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

0,5 PET bottle, Germany have much better beers.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Beerman1977
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of JCBears
4.45/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Served in the usual half liter German bottle with a serve by date. Nice clear clean, good head and lacing.

Smell: definable hoppiness but not too bitterly overbearing

Taste: Right but you still know you are drinkinbg a bittered pills with a creamy after taste

Mouthfeel: Good crisp mouth feel with a nice stoutness that is traditionally not in a pils.

Overall: Great beer. Deffinately the water helps. I would drink this many times over and as a non-pils fan rate this even more highly

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Photo of clarknova
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MylesMac
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of stevoj
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Maruhn. Nice pils with some snap. Hop bitterness shines through, malty aroma, pale golden color with short foamy head. Hops linger on the palate also.

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