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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1095   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
miko (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2004
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!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brunowbe (8) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 This is my favorite beer as of right now. The smell was like that of a skunk (which can only mean a good strong taste) and the taste was wonderful and kind of bitter. For the price, this is the best beer there is. No additional flavors, just the barley malt, hops, and water. Goes well with Honey Roasted peanuts, makes the flavor sweet. Snyders Hard Sourdough pretzels really bring out the bitter side of this beer (which I love). Great beer is the Lion’s brew!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
adwright2002 (25) - loganville, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2008
this is a very good beer it’s clean crisp and refreshing to drink when i was in the army stationed in germany this was or companys fav brew to drink on leave it’s just plain old good

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
abianco (1) - Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2011 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 This beer manages to stay light with very subtle undertones which are just incredible.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Lowenbrau Original pours to a beautiful, bright, pale golden color with a thick white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful with lots of good, crisp, pale and pilsner malt aroma. The palate on this beer is crisp and clean with lots of good pale and pilsner malt on a very smooth and polished body. Lowenbrau Orignial finishes with more crisp malt character up front, and then is balanced to perfection with just the right amount of grassy/herbal hop bitterness. A flawless example of helles, balance of malt and hop character truly defines this beer. One might think its straight forward character makes it a simple beer, but any brewer of beer lover will tell you, it is no easy task to brew a flawless lager. There is no where for the aromas and flavors "to hide" so to speak. The aromas and flavors can not be masked in a beer like this, so if there is a flaw, you will be able to smell and taste it. Lowenbrau Original is a fantastic example of the science and art of brewing, and it is a wonderful experience to try this one at the Lowenbraukeller, though you can also enjoy it here in the US, on draught and in bottles.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcmoore99 (1) - - AUG 25, 2001 does not count
Why can’t they sell it in Britain?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dieselmech72 (6) - Michigan, GERMANY - APR 19, 2003 does not count
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! ;)

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TransylBeeria (16) - USA - JUL 18, 2003
Very, VERY! drinkable, getting lost on them is too easy, smooth with a hint of bitters and nice easy finish, super beer at a super price (in Germany) Im not sure how the bottled exports measure up (tap rules)

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
newkai (7) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 5, 2004 does not count
Probably one of my favorite mass-produced beers. It's Munich-style, and it tastes like a Munich-style should. I haven't had it in the US yet, it might taste different here. I know it did when it was bottled by Miller.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
damzz (278) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Import of choice, have chased it down in Puerto Rico when the original could only be found there in the USA; sad it took decades to import it again to the mainland, its small bubles remind me of a fine chanpagne.


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