Löwenbräu Original | Löwenbräu AG

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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:
848
Reviews:
395
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
16.82%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
119
For Trade:
0
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Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fthegiants
1.75/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trottsy
4.07/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bloody beaut beer!

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Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Juiposa
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of migleskun
3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of F_riedrich
3.57/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OlaB
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: pours a gold yellow clear color.not much head to speak of.

S: grains, bread , herbs,hops and some honey notes. Tough the aroma is kind of weak.

T&F: follows the nose in much of the ways. Some light malt notes, with herbal hops in the finish.good bitterness in the finish,and the aftertaste have a decent lenght.medium bodied with a crisp bite on the tongue.all in all refreshing feel on this beer.

O: even if this is not a top shelf beer and it,s a lot of other german helles that is much better, it is a fairly drinkable and refreshing beer. I had no problem enjoy this

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dkgdiablo
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I first started drinking Lowenbrau in 1992, but by the year 2000 it seemed as if the taste was different and that they changed the recipe... anyone else notice a change in the taste??

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle with bottling date of NOV16 into stein glass.

L: Straw gold color, finger width head with solid retention.

S: Grains, herbal and grassy hops, clean.

T: Clean and refreshing flavor, decent amount of malt, hops shine through brilliantly. Lasting flavors are not bad at all.

F: Crisp! Light body and average ABV make this refreshing.

O: Solid beer.

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Photo of janubio
3.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale golden colour, with a big head that lasts forever, leaving a big lace. Aroma of grains, herbs, clove. Fresh creamy palate, medum body and good carbonation. Taste of grains, cloves, herbs, fruits. Great refreshing beer.

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Photo of FLima
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Classic from youth. This blue can was a sure item in all collections.
Bright golden color with a thick four fingers head with great retention and leaving some laces. Good for the style.
Aroma with predominant notes of bread and grassy hops.
Flavor with notes of Pilsen malt sweetness, crackers, grassy hops, something metallic and a bit of paper that later fades away, lager yeast and hints of flowers. Dry aftertaste with a low to medium bitterness.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
Commercial reference for the style. Decent Helles, it could be a bit more attenuated in my opinion, but sure its balance is still tuned up to style.

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Photo of Galijun
1.72/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of machineglen
3.72/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 473 ml can into a pils glass.
moderate fisheye head, no lacing, disappeared in a few minutes. Very clear golden colour, looks like a macro-lager, only slightly darker. Gave it a sniff, got a bit of bread, pale malt, no hop aroma. Tastes good definitely malt forward, pleasing bitterness, just a hint of hop flavour, and what I did get for hop was on the earthy side, no citrus. mouthfeel was light, borderline too thin, but not watery. I bought it with fond memories of Munich,thinking it was imported, I was disappointed to find it was brewed under license by Labatts, however it was still a decent Helles, I would buy it again (if it was on sale).

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Photo of Acforster2
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
1.5/5  rDev -55%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pour is a crisp yellow with semi foamy head and no real lacing to note. Smells of some grain, mild hops and slight malt. Taste is really nice, smooth flavors of mild malty hops and some graininess mixed in with a slight citrus on the finish, very nice beer and has been a favorite of mine since I was old enough to drink, always a good beer when you come across it.
Cheers

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Photo of georgegabriel
4.21/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A real classic. A rich, golden-yellow hue, smooth and hop-forward taste, and generally quite carbonated. Great served ice cold in biergartens here on a hot summer's day.

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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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Photo of sachugala
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPNesker
2.69/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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