Lowenbrau Special was a 5.2% ABV Helles style lager produced in 40s by Miller Brewing in the late 1990s. It's also known as Lowenbrau Original and is now owned by Anheuser-Busch. "Lowenbrau" means lion's brew in German. This 40 was presumably old by the time I drank it, as it was covered in dust upon purchasing. When I opened it, it immediately began to foam up and overflow everywhere. It had a unique flavor for me at the time, as back then my expertise lied solely with cheap beer and malt liquor. Spicy, wheaty, imported, and dirty are all adjectives that came to mind while drinking it, and I likened it to a cross between Samuel Adams and Private Stock. The swill tasted like rot yet I still give this 6/10 swills because I'm not that hard to please.
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