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Landbier - Bayreuther Bierbrauerei

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BA SCORE
85
very good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayreuther Bierbrauerei visit their website
Germany

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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Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Jason, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in 12oz tulip. Poured a clean, clear, translucent dark brown color, with some reddish coloring, and 1/2 inch of off-white head that had moderate retention and very good lacing.

The aroma was predominately nice grainy malts, with some gentle hops in the background. There was also a noticeable caramel scent, which I didn't really expect, and I don't think goes well with overall olfactory profile. The beer was a bit bland at first across the tongue, then the caramel came on in the middle. The grains took a moment, but finally showed up all across the tongue. There was a nice little hop tang at the back. There was also a bit of a flavor that I'm having a hard time describing, kind of a funk, but more of a general "off" taste.

The body was light, smooth a bit thin, and had just a slightly sticky finish. Drinkability was good, but that off flavor, and the sticky finish kind of put me off a bit. Overall, a nice enough beer, one that I suspect would be better closer to the source. Still, probably worth a shot if you're in the mood for something lighter.

beertunes, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Evil_Pidde, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

dcmchew, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nut brown that goes chestnut in light and steady rimming creamy sandstone head.
Red currant and fig, sour roast, and dark toast on a faint nose.
Banana bread, fresh apples, and kola nut then mild grassy hops. Buttered brown soda toast and bubble gum yeast as it warms.
Coffee hard candy finish (bitter roast, sweet cream) then tingly linger that lasts.
Light, crisp, slight chew. Creamier as it warms.

Labeled at 5.3%

Shows how meaningless the "landbier" tag is - this is just a Munich dunkel.

Lighter than expected, in both body and flavor profile. The right flavors, but only when it was room temp did it get doughy enough to be beyond decent, and by then I'd kinda lost interest.

StJamesGate, May 15, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Ciocanelu, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of rarbring
3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear brown red beer, an off-white head, little lacing, and small curtains.

Smelling of butter, boiled vegetables and syrup.

Tasting of sweet brown bread, brown syrup, oranges.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, soft texture with a medium body.

A plain but nice German dark lager.

rarbring, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

CoryR, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Gregwa, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Sigmund
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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 stevoj
4/5  rDev +5.8%

stevoj, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

grumpygerman, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of herrburgess
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
Photo of czfreeman
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
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 warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

warpedrevolution, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of clarknova
4.5/5  rDev +19%

clarknova, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of RuudJH
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

0.5 l. bottle, bought on a recent short trip to Germany.

Dark red brown, good carbonation. Nice beige fluffy head.
Smell and taste are fresh and roasted malts, bready, with a hint of dark fruits. Grassy hops.
Reviewing this again in august 2012, I find this brew has improved a lot (or mine is a better sample now). It's very crisp mouthfeel, and the taste delivers more of the spicyness it promises on the label.
This beer was a bit bland to me, but now it's well drinkable, especially on a thirsty day.
It has improved from my 3.1 rating earlier.

RuudJH, May 14, 2011
Photo of jonb5
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Half litre flip top bottle, dark red, cloudy, almost looks like coke. Big head that goes quickly. It also smells a bit like coke. Has a dark chocolate like bitterness, smokey aftertaste. Fairly smooth mouthfull. With dark beers you don't tend to want too many, this is no execption, a bit heavy.

jonb5, Mar 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

IRONRakkasan, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

rogerthegill, May 05, 2012
Photo of DerBayer
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
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

D - YES

DerBayer, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of crnipeter
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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 RoyFokker
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

RoyFokker, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of gnaztee
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

gnaztee, Sep 08, 2014
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Landbier from Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
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