Lausitzer Porter
Bergquell Brauerei Löbau

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Bergquell Brauerei Löbau
Lager - Schwarzbier
2.23 | pDev: 32.74%
Nov 20, 2018
May 31, 2005
Lausitzer PorterLausitzer Porter
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Photo of brewerburgundy
1.25/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
by brewerburgundy from Virginia

0.5l bottle, “17.03.19” on the back label, pint glass.

Light cola color, actual Porter-like head that fades in a couple minutes, but laces well.

Metallic and nothing else. It’s almost sans aroma.

Whoa! Is this cola? Did I accidentally buy a soda? Sweet, cola, maybe nutty or treacly if I’m generous.

Light, quick acting on the tongue, and then a flat, fading, sweet finish.

This is very possibly the worst beer I have ever had and I will not finish it. I’m not sure what they were doing here; a sweet schwarzbier to mimick a porter possibly. It’s terrible if you like actual beer. I don’t think I’ve ever given a beer a 1 before, so forgive me while I go pour this out.

Nov 20, 2018
2 by Baviera from Belarus on Aug 03, 2018
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1.06/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Mike33W from Arizona

L-Dark, but too clear for a porter
S-Sulphury, with a hint of malt, and lots of sweet undertones
T-Not a hint of dark malt, no bitterness at all. Just sweet, with a sour milk flavor. Also, utter disappointment, I could taste the disappointment.
F-Almost watery with minimal carbonation
O- The worst commercial beer I've ever had. It says porter, but it's certainly not a porter. Missed on everything except the basic color.

Dec 28, 2017
Photo of BWED
2.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by BWED from Colorado

.5 L bottle poured into a shaker.

A- Brown with some tan hues shining through. Head is off-white, nearing tan, but fades into a ring quickly.

S- Sweet caramel, light chocolate notes, and a bit of a lacto tang?

T- Sweet, caramel, chocolate.

M- Body is medium, almost creamy, with a sweet finish.

O- Strange. Almost closer to a milk stout. Desserty. Un-porterlike.

Sep 22, 2017
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2.91/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

Interesting beer. From the bottle, it pours a dark brown with a modest tan head. The head vanishes quickly, leaving a thin ring and an island in the middle. Sweetish in the nose and mouth. Not a porter, but if you like your beer a bit on the dark sweet side, not bad.

Aug 20, 2017
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1.4/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
by Helvoslup from Germany

This is not a porter, but something like a malty lemonade drink.
Doesn't even taste like beer.

Feb 07, 2017
2.24 by BlackVeg from Germany on Jul 23, 2016
3.72 by EOC from Mexico on Mar 25, 2016
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2.57/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by SCproUA from Ukraine

Taste sweet, really miss the bitterness, the smell is weak, the color saturation, dark caramel !!! Second time to buy it and drink would not and you do not advise !!!

Feb 14, 2016
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1.41/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
by deteknician from New York

This is the only beer I poured out and did not finish, ever. Not worth the bytes it takes to write more.

Jan 26, 2016
2.87 by BartMcStout from Belgium on Nov 08, 2015
2 by rredshift from Germany on Jun 03, 2015
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1.6/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
by torwart68 from Ohio

I lived in Germany for 5 years and tried around 100 or so beers and I want to go on record saying that I love porters and this is no porter it tastes like a mixture of an average Pilsner coca cola and a twist of lemon with carbonation added very unGerman

May 18, 2015
1.87 by torwart94 from Ohio on May 18, 2015
Photo of altmer
3/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by altmer from Russian Federation

Quite a standard dark beer.

Feb 23, 2015
1 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Feb 19, 2015
2.62 by mta11c from Florida on Jan 04, 2015
1.75 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania on Nov 21, 2014
2 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Sep 27, 2014
3.75 by endless1408 from England on Aug 02, 2014
2.25 by Brabander from Netherlands on Jul 20, 2014
2 by ronin926 from Illinois on Sep 04, 2013
2.75 by ZombiesAteMyDog from Indiana on Jul 09, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by IchLiebeBier from Virginia

Appearance: Dark chestnut; big frothy head, long lasting

Aroma: Malty; sweet; light hops; smells like malt drink

Taste: Creamy; malty; very sweet with little balance; tastes good, but more like a malt drink than a beer

Remarks: A for taste; C for beer flavor

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Jun 15, 2013
2.04 by clarknova from Germany on May 30, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +85.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jesseejames from Montana

This is one of the better porters I have tasted. I really must say that the Lausitzer "cherry" porter is one of my favorite beers but sadly enough said about a beer that you can only get in the Dresden Berlin area. Lausitzer porter is a wonderful beer that is of my taste. Most think it is too sweet but I feel it is just right. Don't drink porter if you don't like a bit of sweetness to your beer. I wonder if this should be under schwartzbier.
This beer has a rich malt taste and is way too drinkable.

May 27, 2013
3 by Liquoric3 from Germany on Aug 15, 2012
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2.63/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by stevoj from Idaho

Interesting for a German dark bier. Notice is not labelled as a dunkel, but does allude tot he darkness with the "Schwarzes" on the label. They call it porter, but it closest to a Dutch Brun/Oud style. Very sweet...Poured a overly frothy head, deep dark black/brown. The initial sweetness hits you right away, letting you know this is not a typical German beer. Different from any German beer I've had, but would be right at home in the Netherlands. Not bad, if you are prepared for it....

Jan 17, 2012
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2.12/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by BlackHaddock from England

Brown 500ml bottle, brought home from Berlin earlier this year: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard a month before it's best before date. Never had a German Porter before, which is why it got bought.

Looked good, lovely ruby red, deep brown body with a huge bubbley head of off white. Good carbonisation, as you could clearly see the bubbles rising through the body.

The smell was of sweet molasses, too sweet in fact, that sweetness carried on into the taste, this is a fizzy malty nasty brew and a big let down.

Behind the sweetness and fizz is a watery body without complexity or strength.

Not at all what I was expecting, a waste of money and luggage space on the flight home!

Aug 09, 2011
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3.2/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

500ml bottle into Guinness pint glass in North Berlin, Germany. Reviewed live.

A: Three finger head of nice cream and thickness, with far above average (four minute) retention. Very dark red amber colour.

Sm: Very light amber hop scent. Difficult to detect individual notes with me broken nose.

T: Generic amber hops mixed with slight cream and maybe some nuts. Complex enough, featuring a biased battle betwixt nutty hops and esters, resulting in nuts as the ultimate victor. That said, most notes are subtle and pleasant. Built nicely, albeit a bit lightly, for a schwarzbier.

Mf: Quite coarse - especially on the curtail - and surprisingly dry on the climax in spite of its wet open. Not at all brewed to match the body, which is assuredly unfortunate.

Dr: Low ABV is concealed; surprise surfuckingprise. Slides down easy enough. The esters are quite pleasant. Give it a go, but don't expect the world.

Jun 04, 2011
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1.44/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
by dasenebler from Maine

.5L, best by 4/4/11.

Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights-- pretty nice aside from the lackluster head.

Aroma is of dull toasted malts and wet wood. Not good.

The flavor is terrible. Artificially sweet and thin. No roast, hops or malt flavor, only fake sugary syrup. Just awful. Mouthfeel is watery and soda-like. Reading the back label reveals that this beer is brewed with sugar, an utter violation of the Reinheitsgebot! Completely false to let this masquerade as a "porter," and I guess it does not technically need to follow the German beer laws since it is not marketed as "bier." It has more in common with the malternatives from Smirnoff or Coca-cola mixed drinks.

So I suppose this is what I get for not researching a beer before I buy it. Definitely the worst German "beer" I've ever had, and the second bottle I've drain poured in two days. So ein Pech!

Jan 24, 2011
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1.79/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

A: Pours dark brown with red hints. Medium large tan head, a bit airy. Dissipates into some lacings.

S: Dark dried fruits, but watery. Some roasted malt and some chocolate. But way too sweet and way too watery.

T: Taste is thin and watery. Sweet malt, a bit roasted. Some dark dried fruit. Very uneven.

M: Body is kind of thin and carbonation is moderate. Almost no aftertaste.

D: This is one of the worst Schwarzbiers ever - Avoid!

Nov 06, 2010
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1.71/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
by stcules from Italy

Black color, ruby edges. Cream colored foam, not too compact.
The smell is definitely sugary, with some dark malts, toasted, and a light burnt note.
But when you taste it, it seems a dark beer with sweet soda (!). Very sweet, with some dark malt notess.
Too sweet.
Sugary-sweet mouthfeel, with some useless toasted point.
Insanely sugary. Avoidable.

May 31, 2010
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1.83/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by lstokes from Illinois

Blech. It pours dark with a quickly-fading head and no carbonation to speak of, smells like rubber and sugar, and goes on to taste like nothing more than flat Coke. Burnt chocolate and sugar syrup. I rarely think "It's unfortunate that the alcohol is unnoticeable," but a burn might have improved it.

Like almost everyone else, I regretted having an entire bottle.

Dec 09, 2009
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1.79/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
by BillyBoysPie from Kentucky

From a bottle into a pint glass at Aufsturtz, Berlin.

Pours a nice heavy chocolate color with tan head - half inch.

Smells sweet and sugary. A bit of chocolate, but mostly a brown sugar smell.

Oops. Not good. Very, very sugary, the malt is over done, imparting a burned sugar taste. Sticking flavors - very hard to drink.

Syrupy and sugary. Maybe it's my imagination, but it tastes like there's sugar particulates.

Skip it. Not worth the money or the taste.

Nov 16, 2009
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2.29/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by DerBayer from Germany

This is not a Porter nor is it a Schwarzbier. Looks fabtastic though dark brown with frothy white head just a tad off
Smells of nothing much really though - some malt. Taste is actually slightly better some malt and caramel but a tad too sweet. Carbonation is medium and body tending on light but leaves a coating and aftertaste which i dont like in beers.

Aug 14, 2009
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1.18/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by TommyW from Massachusetts

A- Slightly transparent brown. About a quarter-inch head that quickly fades to nothing.

S- Not much going on. A hint of burnt malt.

T- Really tastes more like a Coke than beer. Only a hint of burnt malt; followed by an oily and rubbery taste. Then nothing.

M- Very flat and syrupy.

D- It was very hard for me to get through one bottle of this. I really wanted to dump it.

Overall, i would avoid this beer.

Dec 01, 2008
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2.33/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Absumaster from Netherlands

Wow, a German Porter, interesting stuff! It pours a brown red beer with a steady stream of carbonation and a creamy thin head.

Smell is roasted and malty with some molasses and slight oily notes. Almost like a real porter.

Taste is SWEET! sticky and syrupy. This is more like Coke than beer. Slightly burned with liquorice and malty sweetness. The carbonation is prickly and mouthfeel is sticky. Body is full and drinkability is very low. I drained this beer. Yuk!

Jun 24, 2007
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2.26/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by paterlodie from Belgium

BB 14-09-05. Hardly any head and a clear dark brown beer make a not that impressive appearance. Nose is nothing great either being malty but somehow had rubber in it, very papery and hay like. Taste is unfresh and overwelmingly sweetened. What a disaster that this is being sold in Germany. Great thing is that it's still not calling itself beer. Nothing on the etiket saying it is a beer. Brauspezialitat is what they use. Since they are allowed to a couple off weeks ago by german law "bier" will probably soon be sightable on this etiket.
Anyway litle malty, hardly any bitterness and men is this sweet. Not my beer and a poorout after 10% of the brew.

Be warned except if you like it very sweet and hardly any bitterness cause then its probably one of your favorites.

May 31, 2005
Lausitzer Porter from Bergquell Brauerei Löbau
Beer rating: 61 out of 100 with 39 ratings