Löwenbräu Premium Läger (Albania)


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Brewed by A&B Grup (Norga)
Style: Pale Lager
Vlorë, Albania

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Italian design"
Per concessione del marchio da: Löwenbräu - Batehman Germany.

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1.7
Travlr (26075) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Can in Shkodra. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma of peppery hay, actually not bad. taste is watery wet grass.

1.5
TBone (18223) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle from Sarande
Golden color, small white head. Skunky nose with some bready maltyness. Light-bodied. Sweet malty, a bit skunky. Lacks hop profile of "real Löwenbräu". I don’t know if clear bottles are good deal in hot country like Albania.

1.9
heavy (2904) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 9, 2012
12/11 A 0.33 l bottle thanks to Kreso and Marko! It poured golden body with smaller head. Malty aroma, popcorns, quite dusty. Flavor was something between sour and sweet, best described as corny, also herbal hoppy. Thinner in body with shorter, a bit sour finish. Not really offensive, just plain and boringly bad. Also, they could make up their own names instead of copying designs and in this case also name from other (low quality) beers.

1.8
ogivlado (8108) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 29, 2012
Canned 500ml. -Courtesy of Marko, shared with him and heavy. Cloudy pale golden coloured, medium sized white head, dusty nose. Sweet malty, light caramel and moderate bitter herbal notes in the finish. Not so watery but still quite weak. Never mind, just another Albanian beer.

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Marko (6088) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2012
Yeah, this beer doesn’t really know what it is... Italian-style everything, yet brewed under a seemingly fake German "license" (unless Batehman really exists) in Albania. Courtesy of Krešo, of course. After a string of immensely bad lagers from the country broken only by Norga Rossa, we didn’t have high hopes for this one, and indeed, the golden body with a small white head didn’t promise much. The nose, however, showed that this isn’t your tipical Albanian fare. Nicely herbal, slightly ashy, with some light maltiness. Now, this is supposed to be typical, but it’s a rare privilege there I guess. The taste takes us, however, back to the dark reality. Feels diluted. Bitterish and tasteless. Light salty (what the hell is wrong with them?) herbal notes. Eh, at least it’s an improvement overall from the other pale lagers we’ve had that day.

2.1
visionthing (5532) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2012
33cl bottle from a small shop in Sarandë, Albania. Enjoyed straight from the bottle at our balcony at Kaonia Hotel. Strange beer bottle with an intriguing text on it: Löwenbräu - Premium Läger - Italian design brewed and bottled in Albania by concession of Löwenbräu - Batehman Germany. Strange! Italian design German lager brewed in Albania!? Just had to try it! The text on the back label was only written in Italian. Looked like it was meant for export. I didn’t notice the huge difference from the regular pale lagers of the are. Golden with a white head. Lightly malty and a bit sweet, not much hops. Pretty standard lager without any offensive aromas and fairly well balanced. Quite refreshing in the heat , but slightly on the sweet side. (Sarandë, Albania - 2011-05-23)

2.9
Quack-Duck (9533) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2011
bottle, kindly donated by Kölschtrinker - vielen Dank! Inteersting bottle with mouldy labels, the ring-pull-crown cap broke, so it took quite some effort to crack the bottle open. Hazy golden colour, smal white head. Good hop aroma. Medium-bodied with a rather nice malty base and some resiny-grassy hops. Quite nice!

3
Koelschtrinker (21489) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 2, 2011
Herber, leicht würziger und frischer Antrunk. Die Herbe ist im Mittelteil intensiver, wenig bitter. Im Verlauf erfrischend, die Herbe ist voll, das Bier nicht besonders aber durchaus gut trinkbar. /10/9/9/8/9

2.6
omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2010
Bottled in Vlorë, Albania. Clear bright golden, rich head. Spicy grassy nose. Dryish with light body. Grainy malt with some fruity orange and grassy spicy bitterness. There seems to be no correlation between this Löwenbräu and any other known Löwenbräu...


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