Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 17, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can remember when this was being brewed in the USA by Miller, but I'm glad to see it's back overseas, where it began. Anyway, it poured out a golden yellow color, with a slight haziness to it. Had a decent enough head on it, but didn't last too long. Slightly bitter taste to it, with a metallic finish to it as well. It did taste of malts, and a slight fresh hay quality to it also. Had bitterness aplenty. Finished kind of thin, however. A better pilsener than most on the market.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2003
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Light mild adjuncty aroma. Very little hops. Something medicinal or detergent-like. Light yellow straw clear with no head. Light watery body and almost flat. Adjunct flavor - light hops with unpleasant bitter finish. Muted corn sweetness and aspirin-like bitter after. Pretty bad beer.
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I'm comparing this to the Lowenbrau that used to be brewed by Miller. Compared to that this is heaven.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color suprisingly large head. slightly sweet without the big skunky smell.Rather smooth and finishes a little dry.
Frank (2302) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unlike the picture here, my Lowenbrau came in green bottles (boo!). Fortunately, my sixer was fresh so no problems with skunk. Glowing golden color. Large but mostly diminishing head leaves fine lines of lace. Aroma of bready malts and slightly citrusy hops. Crisp front. Slightly sweet middle--mostly malt, a hint of lemon spiciness. Gently bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Brisk carbonation. A clean, refreshing helles. Very underated, in my opintion.
flemdawg (522) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nothing special about this beer. Golden in color, and bland aroma. Pretty bland thoughout come to think of it.
hembryggaren (45) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like a typical lager from bavaria, exept the short foam. It smells like a combiation of cauliflower and vanilla. Taste very commersial of malt and DMS. And the bitterness is very late in the taste.
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A light golden color with a laced white head. Fairly smooth and clean with a light malt body.
dieselmech72 (6) - Michigan, GERMANY - APR 19, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Lager. I was very impressed, went down smooth, no bad aftertaste and overall nice beer, not bad for a long neck. Can't wait to down a draught. Good balance between taste and ABV! ;)
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/4 draught: Poured clear yellow with fine carbonation and huge white head. Great malty aroma with lovely euro hop smell too. Nicely balanced taste with a thin-medium body. Great presentation at the pub (Lowenbrau Keller in Sydney).