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Landbier - Bayreuther Bierbrauerei

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very good

37 Ratings

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayreuther Bierbrauerei visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DerBayer on 08-06-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

clarknova, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of czfreeman
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am a huge fan of the Original and the Zwic'l from this great brewery, so when I saw this today, I grabbed it.
Served from a flip-top bottle, pours a medium mahagony tone, nice medium thick, slightly tan head. Carbonation looks good, head is really a standout, great looking Dunkel.
Smells of bread, caramelized malts, bitter cocoa note, light coffee, hint of orange, nice background of mineral-high water tipical of the Bavarian beers, lightly sour-tart mustiness of wood, a bit rustic, yet well defined as I found in the Zwickel.
Flavor is above expectation. Bitter cocoa, coffee, dark bread, plum, orange, and brown sugar, all balanced by a a hint of mineral bitterness, and a unexpected amount of cleansing carbonation that lightens and refreshes the flavor with each sip. As the beer warms, a hint of molasses, bitter grain and sour cherry come through in a wonderfully tart sour cherry-cocoa (not sweet at all) brew that is great, with slight hint of smokiness perfect, as the weather is moving into fall temperatures.
Mouthfeel is light-medium, carbonated, lively and much better than expected. This beer is balanced, tart, medium bodied, smoky, refreshing and great here in Germany for the fall season.
I can't praise this brewery enough. I have finally found what I wanted from all 3 beers they produce. A light Pils, a sour, intruguing Zwickel, and now this Dunkel that redefines what I thought a Dunkel could be. Normally a bit too sweet for me, and not my style by far, this beer is an exception, I will buy this again. Cheers to a great new discovery.

czfreeman, Aug 30, 2010
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Jason, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

EvasBear, May 05, 2013
Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC.. A fine brew. Cool & refreshing. Slight caramel on the hoppiness. Malty fragrance. Everything in it's place & at a manageable 5.3 ABV, this fits right in with those long football 'n beer sessions. Can handle defense vs the hot wings or offense vs the less than guac. GO WHOMEVER!

seedyone, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of herrburgess
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
Photo of DerBayer
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one very recently and had high hopes. I wasnt disappointed! This is very good

A - Pours a cloudy almost black tar colour

S - Complex caramel, malt and some fruit

T - see above but also some faint chocolate

M - Full body and medium carbonation


DerBayer, Aug 06, 2009
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

shamrok, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rogerthegill, May 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rredshift, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

stevoj, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Evil_Pidde, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

IRONRakkasan, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

fortheunheard, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Sigmund
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml swingtop bottle, as "Bayreuther Aktien Landbier Fränkisch Dunkel", bought at Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 5.3%. Dark brown colour, big to moderate off-white to beige head. Nice aroma of malts, fresh bread and fruity and floral hops. The flavour is quite fruity and refreshing for a dunkel, the malts are there, but the beer is not too sweet. Low bitterness, but scores high on drinkability.

Sigmund, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of crnipeter
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml into tulip. The beer is roughly a week past its prime (BBE date 2nd August 2010) but its quality characteristics should still be within the frame.

Pours murky dark brown body with reddish/garnet tints, topped by slowly subsiding creamy beige head that leaves stable cloth of lace. Nice and firm laces are weaved on the walls as I swirl the glass.
A doppelbock reminiscent aroma of Munich malt sweetness, chocolate, caramel and melanoidins expressed as bread crust.
Moderately but not overly sweet Munich malt flavor, chocolate and bready notes from melanoidins. Slightly acidic (not in an unpleasant way) from roasted malts yet without any burnt or bitter sensation. Occasionally slightly astringent. Lightly bitter finish from hops although the overall balance is on malty side, as it should be with the style. Soft to moderate carbonation and almost medium body of this obviously unfiltered Munich dunkel that has surpassed my expectations.

crnipeter, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of Tomais
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeasty caramel malty smell. A beautiful copper chesnut red-brown colour against the light, with a nice creamy off-white head. Head faded fairly quickly, with some lacing on the way. Mouthfeel is nice: velvety and smoothly sparkling, warm almost. Warming from the alcohol. Taste is rich, malty, lightly burnt caramel, fruity, yet somehow 'savoury'; some hops and bubblegum yeast in the finish. It's a very satisfying beer - like a meal in a drink in terms of taste and satisfaction.

B.B. "27.05.14 0:10" (I like the attention to detail)

Tomais, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

gnaztee, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

RoyFokker, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

simonmoyse, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BrianScottK, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Gregwa, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

grumpygerman, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

CoryR, Nov 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

dcmchew, Oct 25, 2013
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Landbier from Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
85 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.