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Landbier Hell - Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH

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BA SCORE
84
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Redrover on 06-13-2003)
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Reviews by PirateUlf73:
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PirateUlf73

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a cylinder glass.

A: Clear, pale-golden color with a decent white head.

S: Faint aromas of pale malt and slightly herbal hops, perhaps noble varieties.

T: Nice, refreshing blend of the aforementioned pale malts and earthy hops. Each complements the other very well.

M: Lighter mouthfeel, but not thin. Very good carbonation and a nice, clean finish.

D: Once could easily throw several of these back, especially on a hot day at a cook-out.

Overall, a nicely-blended, no-frills kind of beer from Austria. It plays to its strengths very well, and thus makes it a terrific choice for a session or hanging-out-with-friends beer. A good gateway brew as well. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 23:00:19 | More by PirateUlf73
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-04-2013 16:12:22 | More by ronin926
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-15-2013 07:56:52 | More by safaricook
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

04-16-2013 20:03:13 | More by jiffymon
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

11-13-2012 02:02:38 | More by cfalovo97
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-02-2012 23:28:08 | More by ZachH
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garcia2a

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw color with a thin lacey head and light carbonation.

The nose has some grassy notes, but I seemed to be hit with quite a bit of honey and then a whispy malt/grain smell.

The taste had noce and balanced grain and honey notes. The finish was crisp and clean with no cloying.

Mouthfeel was nice and left me rather refreshed. A decent beet to have on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 19:19:46 | More by garcia2a
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colts9016

Idaho

3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From my notes in 2008. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A thin white had that has no retention. A light yellow colored beer. There is some carbonation.

Nose: Yeast, malt caramel, floral, orange, and a hint of sweetness.

Taste: A nice toasty caramelized malt with oranges, spice, and floral and some wood.

The mouth feel of the beer is carbonated astringent.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium light to a medium finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 23:21:10 | More by colts9016
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sunrisesolara

Austria

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

.5L swing-top emptied into a Pilsener.

A: Pours a pale gold with a fluffy 3-finger head (after a vigorous pour) which slowly receeds to a thick ring. Good lacing throughout.

S: Sweet malt and faint hops, citrus, earthy.

M: Light to medium body with nice, lively carbonation.

T: Sweet barley malt followed by mild, grassy Saaz hops. Citrusy at the back. A bit of extract in the astringent aftertaste.

D: Light and refreshing. Really encapsulates the style. Good solid brew from a brewery that specializes in this style. Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 16:12:14 | More by sunrisesolara
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opens with a soft pfftt

Pours golden/honey with a finger of pearl colored head. Average head retention & good lacing

S: Bready & grassy

T: Floral hops, slight breadyness, & a hint of diacetyl, this is a touch old perhaps, can't verify due to the indiscernible date coding... More of the same as this warms along with a slight fruittyness & some lemony & grassy hops. finishes with jammy sweetness, plus grassy hops

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation

Drinks fairly easy, will try this again if I can get assurances of freshness ( or get in another state besides here with it's moronic beer laws )

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 05:03:05 | More by russpowell
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wahhmaster

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into a 0.5l branded Pilsner Urquell pilsner glass.

Appearance: Translucent and yellow. Thin, foamy head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Flowery scents with grassy and hoppy notes at the end.

Taste: Hoppy and grassy; tastes pretty much like it smells. A bit of bitterness towards the end in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with almost no detectable carbonation; very pleasant.

Drinkability: A great helles. One of the best that I've had so far.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 21:41:16 | More by wahhmaster
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this at a good cool, but not cold temperature. Had a nice, big, fluffy, textured head with some lace. Smell is malty sweet, mildly hoppy, and grassy. Flavor is the same but with a little butter flavor. Nice deep golden brass amber color. Good carbonation. Could be a session beer. Pleasant finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2007 20:16:15 | More by drpimento
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Globetrotter

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found in a Vienna supermarket, the brown 1/2 liter swing-top bottle features a dark green and gold label featuring an etching of a farmer enjoying the view from his wheatfield. Above the name is the silhoutte of someone riding a bull. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 3/28/07, I opened it on 12/10/06.

Pours a clear pale gold under a 1/2 finger white head that manages to linger a bit, then enters a new life as collar and clumps of film that stick around a long time. No lace, however. The nose is full of sweet bready malt and a hint of floral spices. The mouth is light and very prickly. A sweet, almost sugary malt opening leads off, with plenty of barley. The hops emerge slowly but surely, starting fresh and spicey, then developing into espresso bitter in the finish. The bitter blends nicely with the grain in the aftertaste, inviting further sips. Nicely done!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2006 05:53:46 | More by Globetrotter
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nickss

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank a few of these in Bermuda Brau in Wien, Austria

Pale straw colour with what looks to be moderate carbonation. 2" rocky head with disipates rather quickly.

Moderately strong malty aroma, and slightly sweet. Ultimately one dimensional.

Malty flavour. Decent, but also a bit boring and one dimensional. Not to say that I expected to be blown away by a pale lager.

Decently light and smooth mouthfeel, but overly carbonated.

Nothing offensive about this one. Just very similar to many of the beers I've had in this trip.... it certainly does not stand out.

By the way, I wholeheartedly agree with Buckeye Nation that this should be classified as a Helles.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2006 11:40:36 | More by nickss
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ProfessorHops

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- light gold. Very beautiful. Mouth began to water at the appearance of this brew. And this my friends believe in it or not, half the battle a brewer strives to achieve.

Smell- buttery smooth hops.

Taste- sweet and rusty. Also lightly sour and bitter. A very pretty innocently intricate flavor

Mouthfeel- light and watery.

Drinkability- very easy to drink. Ran it to no discomfort at all.


A very good fragile quencher.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2006 08:47:42 | More by ProfessorHops
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold that contains a few fine particulates in suspended animation and a small number of tiny bubbles that can be seen wandering up to a fabulous looking head. The cap is brightest white, four fingers to start and is loaded with character. Glassine bubbles pop... pop... pop softly, creating shallow craters in the uneven surface, while meandering strands of pocked lace appear on the glass.

Are we sure this is a Euro pale lager and not a Munich helles lager? (other than the fact that it isn't brewed in Munich, or even in Germany). I know there isn't much difference between the two styles, it's just that 'wonderful smelling beer' and 'Euro pale lager' don't go together in my mind. This one is loaded with fresh grain and bright, zesty, musky, grassy noble hops.

Great beer. Great beer. I had to type it twice because I'm so flabbergasted at just how good. The bottle and label look like they've been through a war, so my expectations weren't overly high. In addition, I had no idea of the beer's freshness since there's no date on the label, just a production code that makes no sense to anyone but the brewery. Take it from me, though, this bottle is as fresh as humanly possible given the distance it had to travel to reach my glass.

It's decently malted, with a lightly buttered, softly sweet, sun-ripened cereal grain flavor that holds down the fort while the hops go absolutely batshit crazy. The hophead in me loves the fact that the brewers jammed such a prodigious quantity of Saaz (or something Saaz-like) into this unassuming swing-top bottle. Each mouthful brings a pungent mini-blast of noble hoppy goodness that lasts and lasts and lasts.

All of the (complimentary) adjectives associated with noble hops are present: brightly lemon citric, grassy, floral, musky, et al. This is beer that brings the European hop varieties back up to a position of respectability in my eyes. The pattern looks something like this: I drink dozens upon dozens of lousy noble-hopped beers that eat away at my enthusiasm, only to have it restored by a beer as delicious as Landbier Hell.

The mouthfeel is light-medium in general, medium for the style, and is nicely firm in the mouth. This is a beer that doesn't need soft edges and laid back carbonation, but instead, requires a firm mouthfeel and a generous amount of bubbles to match the smackdown provided by the hops. Thankfully, that's exactly what Brauerei Kapsreiter has delivered.

This beer is, without a doubt, the finest Euro pale lager that has ever entered my pint glass. Even if we assign it the more appropriate Munich helles lager appellation, it's still Best of Show. Landbier Hell is heaven in a bottle. Especially if you love hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2006 14:39:14 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Landbier Hell from Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH
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