Löwenbräu Original | Löwenbräu AG

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77
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853 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:
853
Reviews:
396
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
16.82%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
122
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.12/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Couldn't tell any difference between the lighter yellow and darker yellow (pilsner or helles)on this one. Hit the skunky lager notes for sure.

Taste was a bitter, highly carbonated, yeasty affair, mildly noble hopped. I heard so much about the difference in where this beer is made, but its just average Euro pils stuff to me if done blindly.

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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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3.34/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Ducpaien
3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Electros
2.97/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.73/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Isaac420L
2.77/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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2.44/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nesy
2.92/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GCB68
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabulous
2.31/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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

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3.61/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Löwenbräu Original from Löwenbräu AG
3.33 out of 5 based on 853 ratings.
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