Löwenbräu Original | Löwenbräu AG

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Löwenbräu OriginalLöwenbräu Original
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Löwenbräu AG
Germany
loewenbraeu.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
853
Reviews:
396
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
16.82%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
122
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +50.2%

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5/5  rDev +50.2%

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5/5  rDev +50.2%

Great smooth tasting beer. Cannot get any more in the US

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5/5  rDev +50.2%

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Photo of mrfootball
4.97/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This isn't your father's Lowenbrau. It's the real thing.

Now that we're getting the REAL Löwenbräu here in the States, this has become one of my favorite standard beers. I try to always have this stocked while occasionally branching out into my other favorite styles, good ole German Löwenbräu from Munich will always have a place here. It pours like a real lager should golden. It's as it should be. Tasty, yet clean. Great with spicy food. I enjoy the hell out of it.

You should too.

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Photo of Anderbrau_IPA
4.85/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this beer after 4 years just gives good memories.
it has a unique taste, it feels like overcooked with somebitterness but sweetness somewhere down the middle, is just perfect.

Back in the years this beer was made locally here in Panama, and in a way Löwenbräu represents germany, but this is not the case.... perfect head, perfect color, a darker yellow.

the after taste i can say lives you with the feeling for more, like a dry mouth.

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Photo of Mark66
4.77/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is the real deal, German genius!!!

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4.75/5  rDev +42.6%

Photo of KingSpank
4.73/5  rDev +42%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly, the best pilsner I've ever tasted. With its light feel, I could drink this all night, yet it still packs a punch. This is the kind of beer that I would like to permanently stock my fridge with, because it tastes great and there's no time that I would be "not in the mood" for it as I could be with exceptionally rich beers like, say, Storm King.

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Photo of BoSox5902
4.7/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a great german lager. way better than the self proclaimed king of beers which is also a lager. this beer has a great taste, pleasing to the palette lol. i can down a six pack of this no problem. its not terribly strong either so it doesn't intrude. good with a nice steak

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Photo of stirgy
4.63/5  rDev +39%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer poured out crystal clear, bright and golden. The head was white and frothy. Nice balance between the grain and the hops. Perfect bitterness. The finish was dry. I'm getting a slight pleasant sourness from this beer. In my opinion, this is a very good session beer and an almost flawless German lager. The price was well worth it @ $18.00 a case.

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of mcarroll10177
4.46/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A- Wonderful straw yellow with a big fluffy white head, tons of carbination and lots of lacing after every sip.

S- some nice clean german hops, not overpowering

T- what a taste, nice and clean upfront with some nice hops in the finish.

D- clean crisp and refreshing with some complexity. oh so refeshing

Notes- munich helles is my favorite style and this is a spot on example
M- balanced mouthfeel, with lots of carbination very nice

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Photo of BeerLad98
4.4/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

First tackled one of these enigmatic brews in the winter of '92 with BeerLad96 and BeerLad 97, and since, all three of us have sunk many a golden pint. Full bodied, smooth mouth-feel and a prevelant bitter taste. Best served icy cool.

Beer.

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Photo of stella77artois
4.4/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers. On the cheap side for a quality brew, and is incredibly smooth.

A - Pours light-golden brown, with a thin head.

S - Like a typical German Lager. Nothing really different.

T - Outstanding. Smooth and full of a bold, intense flavor. An almost perfect bitterness for my taste. Outstanding aftertaste, none of the skunky-ness that some Euro lagers have.

M - Like I said, very smooth and goes down easy. A slightly higher level of carbonation I'd say.

Overall, an excellent beer for any lager or German beer fans. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Mitch84
4.39/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lewinbrau
4.36/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just had this beer out of mini-keg (5 liters I think) that I had bought in the airport in Munich. I was completely surprised at how damn good it was and I want MORE of it right now! Is there a comparable lager (German or other) out there that is available to purchase in the US? My wife wouldn't like it if I had to make another trans-Atlantic beer run. :)

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4.35/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Löwenbräu “Original” pours a clear golden blond from a 12oz dark green bottle.

Head goes to about two fingers, then dissipates rather quickly to just a ring of foam, a bit of lace, and a few islands of froth in the center of it all.

Nose is of toasted malted barley, hops and a damp alcohol, just as it should be.

Taste is the same as the nose “toasted malted barley, hops and a damp alcohol”, again, “just as it should be”, plus the most welcome bite of carbonation.

Löwenbräu “Original” is a classic example of style... Long live Löwenbräu “Original”

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.34/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale and clear with a very nice and wide white foam head, excellent retention. Aroma is malty and hoppy, sutil. Taste is refreshing, sutil, with some sweet notes and noble hops. Very nice german lager.

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Photo of nynata
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

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