Löwenbräu Original | Löwenbräu AG

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77
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847 Ratings
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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:
847
Reviews:
395
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
16.82%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
119
For Trade:
0
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Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Alcampo. In Teku glass. After dinner. Very refreshing, with a noticeable grassy bitterness and just the adequate amount of sweet notes to provide it some taste without tiring

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KitoUY
3.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rihup
4.08/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.09/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of torwart94
3.46/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattCampbell
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PsenicnoCRO
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Mack
2.25/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vonSchulze
3.22/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Lagerlivesmatter
3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Haven't had this since I was living in Toronto a year ago. Would get it in 473 ml cans at a very competitive price. (For fellow Americans , beer there is quite expensive due to government control of sales). For example I could get this for cheaper than a Bud, Molson, or even PBR.. go figure.

It's a fairly decent representation of the style. Very easy drinking, malt forward, but with a hop presence. Generally this was my fall back.. when I didn't really know what to get or had no particular mood for anything I would grab this and it was always a good choice.

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Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noelan
3.57/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured froma 473ml can into a european stein. The can is an attractive light blue with gold trim.

Look: Clear, golden yellow. Significant head that has excellent retention. Great lacing. 3.5

Smell: hops and malt, some sweetness and citrus. 2.75

Taste: Bready malt flavour, hints of hops. slightly bitter, sweet finish. 4.0

Feel: Well carbonated, great finish.

Overall: 3.75

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Photo of Boo-urns
3.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.33/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bright straw color with dense pearly activity. Slightly frothy white 3 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint lacing. Flavors of sweet roasted grains, faint skunk and metal, a bit floral, and weak noble hops. Lots of sweetness, low bitterness. Slick medium body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Light finish, lingering syrupy sweet roasted malts, and very faint grassy hops. Very fresh but watery, not very flavorful. Overall the quality is mediocre.

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Photo of MasterRigger
2/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Dzu
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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 headlessparrot
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Löwenbräu Original: but a copy of the Original because this can was produced at the Edmonton AB-InBev/Labatt facility.

Pours from the can a lovely pale gold, absolutely perfectly crystal-car. Two fingers of loose foam that recedes fairly quickly, but there are a few spiders of lacing. Smell is light: cracker, gentle bitter greens, slightly spicy hopping, a touch of biscuit. But well-balanced, not tremendously hop-forward (not even as hop forward as a German pils). Taste echoes: absolutely super crisp, clean, and mild. Crackery/pale malt, light vegetal/bitter greens, faint herbal, that skunkiness-without-skunking some German beers have (and I remind you: a canned beer). Light-ish body without being watery, lively carbonation.

As a (say) accompaniment to pizza or wings, I quite like Löwenbräu Original. It's crisp, clean, refreshing. It shares a lot of characteristics of American Adjunct Lagers without weird aftertaste or hyper-sweetness. The real crime, however, (and I'm hardly the first person to say this--there have been lawsuits, if I recall correctly), is the way AB-InBev is trying to pass this off as an import at import prices when I could drive four hours down the road and get it direct from the brewery. Drop the premium schtick, and maybe I might put this into semi-regular rotation.

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Photo of Mousel
3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Löwenbräu Original from Löwenbräu AG
3.33 out of 5 based on 847 ratings.
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