pootzboy (1671) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 I’ve revisited this old favorite after putting it down some years back when it was contract brewed by Miller and Molson. I used to drink it because it tasted better than domestic macro brewed sudz but the Molson version was pretty bad. Löwenbräu realised the quality mistake they made in local contract brewing for the North American market Now all Löwenbräu comes from the Munich brewery and the quality is back in this original helles lager. Poured a medium pale gold colour...smallish white cap. Aroma is delicate subtle malt and herb tones. Softly malty with a nice, smooth sweetness. Demure with a rather soft subdued bitterness. Clean lemony-dry finish punctuated by a cold conditioned softness. Very delicate and soft for a Munich lager but a good enough helles in a pinch.
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
My bottle was green. So, of course, this had to have a skunky aroma. The taste and aroma is both light. A little malt. Has a cheesy aftertaste. I suppose that this would be an ok lager if it was fresh. Nothing here to make me want to come back again.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold body with a cotton head. Light english hop aroma. Sweet, pleasant taste with bubble gum, english hops and citrus. After is light and a little drying. Tasty, average beer.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful golden color. Little aroma. Slight malt flavor. Low bitterness aftertaste. Pretty good beer.
Boutip (5346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Poured a golden colored beer with a standard head. Aroma is quite weak with only some malt coming out of my glass. The same applies for the taste, which is quite weak. I don’t have a lot of experience with helles and this leaves me with the feeling of macro crap lager.
madquacker (1075) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A pale weak appearance. A very simplistic beer which some how leaves you thinking it could/ should somehow be better. Short and sharp without much of an aftertaste other than a bit of saltiness & metal.
flakpanzer (6) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What can I say..I love this brew. Good flavor, great kick. It makes me want to goose step across Munich! I do recommend!
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Oddly enough, the aroma was striking to me. It smelt as if it would compliment sushi well (I had just had some good sushi). The appearance is a lightly dense golden, summery. Allow me to summerise. The flavour was like not-too-much-going-on, the palate somewhat not-happening, though it had more substance to it than your average American standard brew. In conclusion, mir gefaellt dieses Loewenbraeu. Ich wuerde es irgendwann gerne auch mal probieren. Ich freue mich, mein Bier zu trinken...
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
it has a decent taste but it can get a little tiring after a while. not too bad overall though
miko (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2004 Great beer can’t live without it! Tips the scales in all the different ranges, and RIPS IT overall! Extremely refreshing!