Lausitzer Porter | Bergquell Brauerei Löbau

Lausitzer PorterLausitzer Porter
BA SCORE
2.29/5
36 Ratings
Lausitzer PorterLausitzer Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bergquell Brauerei Löbau
Germany
bergquell-loebau.de

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by paterlodie on 05-31-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,723
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
36
pDev:
31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Fettpopps
1/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of TommyW
1.18/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

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Photo of Helvoslup
1.4/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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

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Photo of deteknician
1.41/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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

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Photo of dasenebler
1.44/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

.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!

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Photo of torwart68
1.6/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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

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Photo of stcules
1.71/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
1.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
1.79/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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!

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Photo of BillyBoysPie
1.79/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of lstokes
1.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of torwart94
1.87/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rredshift
2/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ronin926
2/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of wvsabbath
2/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of clarknova
2.04/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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!

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Photo of BlackVeg
2.24/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brabander
2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of paterlodie
2.26/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of DerBayer
2.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Absumaster
2.33/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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!

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of BWED
2.55/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

.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.

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Photo of SCproUA
2.57/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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 !!!

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Lausitzer Porter from Bergquell Brauerei Löbau
Beer rating: 2.29 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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