Brewed by Löwenbräu Munich (InBev)
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Munich, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2002
Hoppy aroma upon opening, with some other sourish aroma that I can’t put my finger on. giving way to a moderate, bubbly head upon pouring. Though not especially tall, the head had a nice wispy, cloudlike shape. Upon drinking, there was a sour taste with the hops coming through at times. Very sweet, but a bid odd as well. Now I’ve got it--the aroma seems to be similar to urine, though I can’t say I know if the sour taste is of the urine variety as well. I’m not likely to test _that_ one out! There are some things I like about this beer, but the sweetness and the oddness in the smell and taste are too much to overcome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MuddyFox99 (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2002
it might just be my fetish for German lgers, but this beer is up there with the best lagers the world has to offer. Despite its mass-marketing, lowenbrau original has not comprimised on a crisp bitterness, tight hoppyness throughout, and simply a beautiful colour and head in the glass

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachmark34 (39) - central Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2002
Ahhhh.... gemutlichkeit! A nice semi-sweet beer that finishes pretty clean on the palate. Aftertaste is sweet and smooth. This beer has obviously been altered a bit for the american market, but still very german in it’s makeup. A non-expensive way of drinking a decent, well made import. You can spend a lot more and taste a lot worse! Good stuff!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2002
golden straw colour, pours with big head, very hoppy/grassy aroma. clean finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2002
It’s got that green-bottle skunk aroma, so I know it’s been sitting on the shelf here in Jersey City for too long! A fairly strong lager with some malt and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2002
Okay, it probably didn’t help that the sixer my friend bought of this said ’Win a trip to Oktoberfest 2001’ (!!!)on the side. It was pretty bitter, and had a bad aftertaste. Nice look to it though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2002
Soft sweet smell. Pale yellow, fluffy head. Mildly sweet taste. Lacks body. Average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 7, 2002
smooth maltybasic lager. watery body and not much in the way of subtle tastes. sligfhlty sweet malt flavcour wiuth only a trace of hops. disappointing for a european lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2004 (rerate is to replace a rating based on long-ago memory) Sparkling straw body topped by big white head. Aroma is initially skunky, but replaced by light sweet, cereal. Taste is sweet, bread, cookie dough, light floral, grassy. Light body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2002
Not bad. Not a lot of flavour for a lager of this strength. Slightly dissapointing.

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