Löwenbräu Original | Löwenbräu AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Löwenbräu AG
Germany
loewenbraeu.de

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001

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Ranking:
#42,994
Reviews:
404
Ratings:
880
pDev:
17.07%
 
 
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Photo of KMcGrath
3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RichardLeahy
3.62/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From 330 ml bottle. L. Appears appropriate. S. A definite fruit tinge for mine, within a light grainy waft. T. Taste is similar, but not sweet particularly. Starts with grain, then fruit/herby middle and a dry finish. F. Light carbonation and light mouth feel. O. I am a big fan of this beer and have been since I first tried it many years ago. I don't drink it often though, but bought a 6 pack the other day and am enjoying it as much as usual. Something about the fruit tinge, not sweet or powerful, that I like.

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Photo of Mclusal
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

M13

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.61/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank in a 1L mass at Lowenbrau Keller in Munich.

Warm gold served with 2 inches of head that slowly settled

Smells of graham cracker and grain.

Taste has above average bitterness / hop presence for the style. Very clean and crisp.

Slightly under carbonated, but that makes large quantities very drinkable. Lighter body.

Overall, clean, solid, refreshing

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Photo of vgahunia
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevin101
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FriedichVonostrowo
2.45/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Brewed by Labatt here in Canada! Overall it is better than macro Canadian lagers but way below Hacker Pschorr Münchner Gold Hell or Spaten Münchner Hell. Too light tasting compared to the real thing!
The real thing in Germany is actually a decent lager, brewing it in Canada hasn't done it any favours but it is well priced!

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Photo of Baviera
3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopBelT
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buschbeer
3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can
Served in a pokal glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden color and is topped with three inches of off white head that leaves spotty lacing.

It smells like milled grain.

The taste has that grain flavor but enough bitterness to make me forget about it after a couple of sips. The finish is clean.

Medium to light bodied.

It is not too bad. It is refreshing after a long, long day of work. It goes down easy.

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Photo of monkist
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oh man, we are making history change now! We are finally rewriting those dark pages of our sad past when we had to drink these beers made in Hungary. Some of the German or Austrian beers for some reason were made in Hungary, only for the Hungarian market. It meant that we were left with crappy, corny beer and I never liked beer back home because of this. Of course I hated Löwenbrau too, for being that bad of a beer.
And then, decades later, only recently I learned that those beers were only made in Hungary "after the original licence" - so I was eager to try the real ones! It wasn't rwally a quest but every time I came across the originals I gave them a shot. And found that they were much better than the p*ss that we used to be drinking.
This original Löwenbrau is just the same. It has no corn, no sickening yeast, no low quality ingredients, no sharp overcarbonation. It is actually quite okay! Here you can imagine that this is actually a real beer and you start feeling the ingredients in there as well.
At the same time however, halfway through you start recognizing the hints of the hops and malts that we in Hungary tried to reproduce and which lead to this terrible taste. I slightly feel that in here too, although not to a sickening extent.
So what I can say: it was great to finally try the original of this and it's much better than what I've known. But as a boring german lager, sorry but it will never be my favorite.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MKV
3.61/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very solid beer, with good flavor and mouthfeel. Well balanced on its own, but I found that it was a bit too bitter when eating with food. Could enjoy a glass by itself but won't order with a meal again.

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3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

served via keg at the bar upstairs of the Piccadilly railway station in the city centre of Manchester
Löwenbräu Original
Bevis Maun
Spaten-Franziskaner-Löwenbräu-Gruppe by Löwenbräu Original
Bevis Maun is drinking a Löwenbräu Original by Spaten-Franziskaner-Löwenbräu-Gruppe

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Photo of Gabrieleb_85
3.86/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TaunusKnudsen
3.89/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mamaraza
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 1/13/2018. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. A bit fruity/yeasty, but not overwhelming. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/grassy/spicy hop bitterness on the finish. An odd touch of metal that went away through the glass. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Nicely clean on lager flavors, minimal fruity/yeasty notes. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a good Helles. All around good robustness of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV, but a little weird on mouthfeel. Nothing but clean pils malts and solid noble hop balance. A nicely enjoyable offering, and great style example.

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4.77/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marco-L
3.19/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good beer

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Photo of joharitaylor79
3.08/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There are better German beers are out there.

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Photo of MJ64
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dandy14
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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