Löwen Weisse | Löwenbräu AG

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Löwenbräu AG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-13-2003

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by RollTide05:
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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Photo of sebgrossi
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miha
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JohnW
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with good dense head into a dedicated Weissbeer glass which stayed the length of the drink. Pale gold, though nothing like as cloudy as some weiss beers. Aroma typical of the style, though nothing like as heady and complex as the best. Light taste, slightly maltier and sweeter than some weiss beers, but easy to drink and refreshing. The banana and spice flavours not as forward as the best German wheat beers, no great character, but enjoyable non the less. Worth trying.

John W
B'ham UK Feb 2006

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Löwenbräu "Löwen Weisse Hefe-Weissbier"
500 ml can

Typical appearance. Effervescent with an excellent head retention and great lacing. Banana and clove in the aroma... and fully flavored with a richly grainy wheat malt base and all of the expected ripe banana and clove that the nose suggests. Moderate but balancing bitterness. Medium bodied and gently bristling in the mouth. If there's a flaw to this beer it's that it's just a bit too polished and balanced - as if that was possible, but at the same time there's nothing that really stands out to remember other than 'it was an almost perfectly balanced and polished, highly drinkable weissbier'. Anyone who drinks weizens, regardless of whether they're a fan of the style or not, should try it!

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Photo of tone77
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Who would have thought I would have found this one in a Hong Kong supermarket. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of banana and spices. Taste is very refreshing, spices, banana, a touch of sweetness, the glass is empting quickly. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of F_riedrich
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edgarius7777
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of KTien
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of RuudJH
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 0.5 l. can of very traditional Bavarian hefeweissbier.
Since 1383.
Simple and tasty.

Golden hazy colour, big head in my hefe glass, that holds up rather well. Good carbonation, decent lacing.
Smell andl taste: Mellow and soft. Banana, biscuits, some citrus. Light clove and coriander.
Very drinkable as a good hefeweiss bier: refreshing, crisp and powerfull.
With so many hefe's from Germany, and so many great ones, this one does pretty well: good value for money.

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Photo of _drummer_
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall, a grea beer. Poured into a glass - cloudy, golden color with a decent-sized head, slow to disappear. Strong citrus flavors mixed with wheat. Crisp and a rich aftertaste, sweet to the taste, but not too much so. I'll get this again.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brown 50cl bottle, best before 04-2008, drank 08-2007.

Poured into one of my Franziskaner Weissbier glasses, this is the tenth weissbier I have reviewed on this site so far.

Looks great in the glass, loads of carbonisation rising through the body to hit the already huge head that this beer produced when poured. Light, cloudy, dull grapefruit yellow in colour, the head a bright, pure white.

The aroma is all about vanilla and bananas, with a slight citrus tang to it.

Grapefruit flavours, with an unsharp lemon taste is what I got, not the best hefe tasting beer I've had, but not the worst either.

Surprisingly watery for a 5.2% vol beer, the citrusy flavours do stay a while in the mouth, but there is no strong aftertaste.

Overall, a very pleasant drink, I wouldn't choose it over all other hefe weisse, but I would have another, in fact, I will have another!

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TasteFiend
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Douberd
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml can, poured into a wide glass.
Pours a hazy light-orange beer with a one finger head with good retention.
Aroma is fruity with a banana smell.
Taste is great, bitter with a sweet finish.
Medium thickness on the body and average carbonation.
Overall, I great beer and I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of InDreams
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in Munich, but brought back a bottle too to write up a review. Just as a note before reading, I can't tell much of a difference between the beer on tap and the beer in the bottle, it's great in both.

A: Classic cloudy appearance with an almost orange-like dark yellow hue. Huge fluffy white head, maybe two inches, that left a ton of lacing on the glass and even after disipating a bit, stuck around at about a finger's width. Can see some of the carbonated bubbling going wild inside the beer.

S: Rather pungent, smelling of banana and clove, maybe some oranges. Definitely citrus and very appetizing.

T: Nothing short of glorious. With the huge head, it comes in creamy and smooth, mirroring all my observations in the smell. Banana, clove, some orange on the back end. Almost no hop bitterness, kind of bready at times. Citrus aftertaste lingers and is quiet pleasant. I definitely catch a bit of yeastiness to it as well. Overall though, this is the kind of beer I'd crave on a hot summer day. I'm kind of disappointed as the glass starts to empty...

M: With all the head, as I've said, somewhat creamy and medium-bodied. Very, very smooth, with surprisingly little bite from the carbonation. Creaminess is the best observation I have to describe it though. The head is great, lasts throughout the beer, and you can taste it every sip.

D: I wouldn't say no to this beer. Not ever. Oh-so-tasty and with a smooth, creamy body, it's one hell of a pleasure to drink. If I could get my hands on more, it might become one of my favorite beers to drink. A classic German hefe-weizen that puts many of the wheats you know to shame.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is intensly carbonated. The head is quite white, but has a slight yellowish tint to it. The body is of course very hazy and has an orangish golden color to it. This is a slow pouring brew.

Aromas that are produced are the traditional banana and bubble gum fragrances. There are slight hints of orange rinds too.

I detect hints of vanilla, orange, and bubble gum as far as the taste goes.

This is very powdery with all the yeast left behind. A very good specimen of what a heffeweizen should be.

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Photo of SayBoom
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desiderius
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy golden color; I actually see haze clouds of thicker color slowly swirling in the glass - impressive; small pieces of yeast (?) sink slowly after I pour the sediment in - is this good or bad? Very little carbonation evident. Creamy white head with good retention; minimal lacing.

Smell: Soft and creamy; the usual banana and clove; little hops; quite intense.

Taste: I can chew the bread; mild hops; lemony tartness; wouldn't mind some more dryness. Not mind-blowing but nice.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body; a bit lacking in carbonation, but you don't really miss it.

Drinkability: The usual hefeweizen drinkability - get me some more! Great companion to my beef tongue and basmati rice.

Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of mobyfann
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paid .70EUR + .08EUR glass deposit for a 500mL bottle.

*Reviewed on 23.07.2005

The beer pours a ultra-hazy golden base, super fluffed white head, good retention at first then fades away, lacing is noticeable at first and then fades as well. Not too bad. It doesn't have a heavy smell but thel is quite unique for a Weizen, it is a chaos of malts and wheat and a blend of fruits fighting against each other.

The taste isn't as impressive as the unique smell, but it goes down pretty good, a light somewhat fruity aftertaste. The beer is smooth for a Weizen, nice to the palette. For it's uniqueness factor it gets a 4, I wouldn't mind having another, but after the second may be time for something lighter and hoppier.

Final Thought: Well, this and the Lion's doppel are very unique to my taste buds, so I like the differentiation sometimes.

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