Löwenbräu Premium Dark | Löwenbräu AG

BA SCORE
82
good
76 Ratings
Löwenbräu Premium DarkLöwenbräu Premium Dark
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Löwenbräu AG
Germany
loewenbraeu.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
12.81%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Corson
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of rastaman
2.58/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Mine was under the the name "Dunkel" not dark. Served ice cold on tap, had to let it warm up a touch before i could taste anything at all. Pretty simple stuff, light caramelly, with a kinda short finish, sweetish, with minimal bitterness. Uncomplex and pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of gilgar
2.6/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Durandal_777
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of beerguy101
2.88/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown color, medium head. Nice malted, slightly roasted malts, some malt sweetness. Good hop balance. Nice flavor, perhaps a little mild? . Mouthfeel is full. The "original Munich formula". A change from the Lowenbrau of a few years ago? Very nice. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty, slightly bitter.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.88/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I would classify this as a Schwarzbier or a Munich Dunkel, although it is definitely not up to par with most of either variety. This is a very unobtrusive brew, but it needs more of a kick to be anything special. Mild malty flavor, very dark with a minimal head and lacing.

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Photo of kinger
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty standard fare here, used to be a dirt cheap sixer back in the day. Seems harder to come across now. Weak aroma very grainy, nice dark pour moderate head. Very quenching and drinkable. Flavor has some bite to it, good maltiness and very little hop presence. Average dunkel but decent for the buck.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of kobeer
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of twkirkby
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Sellen
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of stinkydaddy
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dheldman
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dcmchew
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of flyingpig
3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dark mahogany colour with hint of ruby, bordering on black with a thin cap after the huge, brownish-white head fades away.

Clean smelling. A mix of roasted malts & caramel with not much else that is noticeable. It could have done wilth be a little more complex.

Not the most complex dunkel but it's not a bad beer. Roasted malts & barely account for most of the flavour with a little sweetness in the background with some caramel, then a semi-bitter finish.

Smooth with a light fizz in a beer that is on the light side of medium bodied. It goes down well, but not overly.

A pretty average dunkel here in most respects, it is pleasant enough but it is also pretty straightforward & lacking in complexity.

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Photo of speedvagen
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of WolfAlynn
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Hoochymonk
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Badjojo
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of brbrocc
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of spycow
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerBeing
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz green glass longneck generic bottle, white/gold/blue on black label

Appearance: clear reddish brown color, large tan head, sticky lacing

Smell: caramel, malt, hops, minor herbs

Taste: medium body, crisp mouth feel, roasted malt on sweet side, nicely balanced hoppy bitterness

Notes: very solid brew, refreshing and very drinkable

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Photo of Dentist666
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brewed in Russia by InBev, 4.5% ABV.
Pours dark brown beer with two-finger bubbly beige head. Good caramel aroma and a taste is caramel too, slightly roasted. Well-balanced bitterness, light body, moderate carbonation. A water of the brew seems not very well to me. That's probably a difference between original german beer and local licensed. Anyway, it's a good one.

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Löwenbräu Premium Dark from Löwenbräu AG
3.59 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
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