Löwenbräu Triumphator | Löwenbräu AG

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Brewed by:
Löwenbräu AG
Germany
loewenbraeu.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-12-2002

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Reviews:
34
Ratings:
64
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
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Photo of Absumaster
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK, so I am the person to kick this beer into the top 10, being the 10th reviewer. I loved this beer, so here goes...

Appearance is dark brown, with a little red and a head which collapses and sticks to the glass. A good amount of carbonation is present.

Smell is very malty, which sets 90% of the character of the beer. A top of that there is the chocolaty and molasses smells. The yeast has produced a fruitiness giving some cherries. I also get some earthy hops and smells of sweetness and a full body.

Taste is sweet malty which mild roasted notes of chocolate malt. These roasted notes are quite mild and not sharp in any way. The beer is spicy with some cinnamon and clove. Body is full and mouthfeel is sticky and sweet. Drinkanility is not great, but it drinks faster than expected.

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Photo of ohmybock
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap in Stuttgart several years ago at the Mathäser pub. It was so good I went back two more times. This is a wonderful doppelbock which I have never seen in the USA. I had tried some of the "Lowenbrau" bottled beers available in the States previously and wasn't impressed whatsoever. However, this doppelbock was fantastic! Give this one a try if you ever see it!

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Photo of InDreams
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought back from Munich in a 500mL glass and cellared about 4 months (so not too long), then poured into a Pilsner.

A: Poured into the glass producing a nice half-inch of tan head, which left a very minimal amount of lacing, but lacing nonetheless. As my experience went on, the head would dissipate to a few millimeters of tan crown. The beer was a very fine dark reddish brown...quite enticing.

S: Try as I might, I had a lot of trouble bringing out the aromas with this particular bottle. Perhaps it was due to my having brought it back from Munich and aged it, as the first one I had, back in Germany, had more of an aroma to it. Regardless, it was somewhat sweet and malty, with a bit of caramel and dried fruits, perhaps raisin...

T: So damn smooth. Very, very pleasantly sweet, with a roasted caramel malt backbone and plenty of dried fruitiness, again like raisins. I'd say it's pretty bready too, with a tad bit of spice on the back end from the hops. Very balanced all around, although admittedly I've aged this awhile, perhaps contributing to the smooth taste and nice balance.

M: Medium-bodied and super smooth, with an almost syrupy quality to it. Not much in the way of carbonation.

D: Superbly drinkable, with the balance and smooth quality. Again, I've aged it, so that contributes, but as I remember it in Munich, fresh, it was just as good.

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Photo of Beertracker
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Löwenbräu Triumphator is best served at traditional cellar temperatures (50-55F). This regal doppelbock pours up with a low, streamlined tannish-white head that royaly rests atop a dark copper-reddish brown body. The head disspates rather quickly due to the alcohol. The aroma is enticingly rich with some melanoidins & toasted grains that's reminiscent of freshly roasted almonds with hints of dark fruitiness (carmelized raisins, chocolate cherries, plum preserves, etc...). The dark rum laced alcohol interplays nicely at the rim of the glass with the other components. The flavor starts surprisingly light with just a touch of spiciness from the Noble hops, then gives way to a solid malt backbone with a hint of molasses. The hop bitterness is just enough to add a near perfect balance to this malted giant. There's just a touch of cheek warming in the slightly nutty-spicy sweet finish. The body is medium-full to lightly full bodied with a touch too much carbonation. All good!

This is a wonderful, classic doppelbock from one of Munich's top breweries. Try pairing this classic doppel with hearty game stew or traditional spit-roasted Schweinshaxn (pork knuckles) and palm frites. Here's to a Triumphator!

PROST! Beertracker

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Photo of Derek
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the Spaten Hof in Munich on March 20, 2006. Strangely, Spaten Optimator wasn't available anywhere?

A: Mohogany, off-white head, some retention, nice lace.

S: Malty bread, raisin, hint of sherry.

T: Malty: Bread, nut, raisin, prune, chocolate. Slightly spicy (like tettnanger hops), alcohol is apparant. Pleasant bitter-sweet balance.

M: Moderate body and carbonation. Smooth.

D: Very drinkable.

I was pleasantly surprised by this offering from the BIG brewer!

I also had this from a bottle, which had more of a burnt caramel flavour, and didn't have as much head retention (appearance would've been a 4.0).

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Photo of mobyfann
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Paid .75EUR + .08EUR glass deposit for a 500mL bottle.

*Reviewed on 21.05.2005

Pours a dark brown base with a huge fluffy white head, average retention and a few laces on the glass. The smell is bold of malts and has a crisp fresh aroma, very impressed.

The taste is a wonderful sweet malt taste, not heavy at all. This is the lightest doppelbock I've had plus it is really smooth on the palette. The alcohol is rich and non-existent, I could drink these for hours and pay for it the next morning.

Final Thought: This might be the best doppel out there with a strong competiton with Schneider-Weisse's Aventinus.

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Photo of rastaman
3.03/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap- well, it didn't exactly inspire. some decent caramelly malt. But then the soy and stickyness kicks in, and the alcohol is pretty evident. I also got a bit of paint thinner in their aswell. OK, but a bit simple and raw. Very simple and sweet doppelbock, some mollasses.

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Photo of bierman2000
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A malty dangerous highly drinkable Dopplebock. This is straight from "vom Fass" at the Lowenbrau brewery. It is a deep brown that is a bit sweet though not as sweet as the Paulaner Salvator's that I have drank here in the U.S. It goes well with pretzels and sausage and is very delicious and refreshing. The alcohol is noticed when one has had 2 Masses and tries to quickly stand. Word of caution: Watch out it hits you swiftly.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Has a dark copper color, with a fine, tan head. Head lasts ok, in a thin layer, and leaves decent lace. Has a malty, sweet, caramel nose. Pretty nice! Medium body, and smoothness is right there on the tongue! Flavors start with sweet malt, some caramel and toffee... a good robust flavor profile. Not nearly in the same class as Salvator, Optimator, Sammy, or Celebrator, but a nice bier nonetheless... Prosit!!

overall: 4.05
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4

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