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Brewed by Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei
Style: Premium Lager
Donaueschingen, Germany
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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1047) - SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Furstenberg! Another beer that featured a lot during my youth! It seemed to be available in every pub I went into in Glasgow, granted, I’ve not been out in Glasgow for years, so it might still be for all I know! Anyway, it was one of the first genuine German beers I’d tasted, and I thought it was fantastic.This bottle was bought in Asda, and I was expecting a lot from it...still a cracker I think, malty and with good hop balance..a fine lager...takes me back to the time when I.....etc, etc,and so on and so forth!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strappa (55) - Hobart, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2005
i found this german lager whilst touring through scotland found it to be great easy drinking i know import it back to australia

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Had this in Austria. With pizza. Kebab pizza. At least the beer was refreshing. Decent, even in a pizza joint served in a proper glass.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2005
Warning contains hop extract. Pale yellow without a head. A bit of hoppiness in the aroma. Some slight malt in the taste but mostly stale bitterness. Probably the worst German beer I’ve had.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Pale yellow color with a healthy white head. Almost no aroma. Flavor had a hint of good maltiness, but all said and done it might as well been another Chinese lager.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2005
330 ml bottle, now available in Norway. ABV is 5.3%. Clear pale golden colour, decent to moderate head. Flowery aroma of aromatic hops, notes of honey, grass and fresh plums. Flavour is less interesting - moderate grassy hops with a certain fruity sweetness. Easy drinking, but no masterpiece.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2005
Unsure if I have the right beer or not (Brown bottle, white label, 5.3% ABV). Pours a crystal clear pale straw with no head, bar some islands of white bubbles. Very clean malty aroma with underlying fruity esters and grassy hops. The esters in the aroma follow into the mouth, with bananas, lemons and watermelons dominating the malt and light honey flavours of this light bodied Lager. Crisp, clean, and finishes with a short lived malty sweet swallow. Simple, balanced and lightly refreshing, this could easily be a great Summer quaffer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2005
UPDATED: APR 9, 2007 [Keg from Ubiquitous Chip] There is some failsome propoganda up on the wall in the Chip about this which attempts to convince the novice that this is something other than a bucket of cunt, do not be fooled. The alcohol % is a redeeming feature and if you get the pint for free it can be considered to be winsome.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 Bottled is alright stuff, u can drink a reasonable amount on any occasion. 5.3% also. On draft however this is excellent stuff, good body great flavour and had me on my back in no time. Asked the % at the bar and was told 5.5-5.9% as it alters apparently.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival. Pale golden colour. Sweetish nose, with glue notes. Papery mouthfeel, glue-ish flavour. The job had to be done.


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