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Landbier - Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH

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LandbierLandbier

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BA SCORE
86
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 07-03-2006

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 37
Photo of clevelandhops
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orange-yellow, nothing out of the ordinary.

S: Little bit of hops in the smell that is lost in the sweetness of the taste.

T: Tastes darker than it appears. Malty and syrupy, Bavarian bock-like, but lighter. Little bit sour like a blood orange.

M: Smooth, appropriate carbonation, consistency throughout taste and aftertaste.

O: Interesting enough. Not really worth hunting down, but definitely solid.

Photo of falloutsnow
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Glen Ellyn, IL
Date: "02110104" stamped on bottle, no idea what this means
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Kapsreiter is a new brewery to me (apparently part of the same parent company that produces Grieskirchner), but the success of their Landbier would have me looking for other beers they brew, if there were any. The Kapsreiter Landbier is a malty, bready, and surprisingly hoppy German-style lager, with robust flavor that's pleasant any time of the year, though I could more easily see myself drinking this again in any season but winter.

Pours a very tall (>3cm) head of fairly clean, white foam, composed of small to medium-sized bubbles, creating a clean, dense froth. Retention is above average, lasting over two minutes until it has fully declined to a thin cap atop the body. The head leaves substantial lacing in its wake in a variety of waves and dots, which is renewed with each sip. The body is a semi-hazy (20-30% opaque) golden orange color, with light bringing out pale orange-yellow tones. Carbonation is visible, though it is sparse and somewhat sluggish.

Aroma is malty and bread-dough like, with more modest yeast, grassy/vegetative European hops, and slight grape ester. Pleasing, but slightly bland, this would probably be quite good when fresh and at its most aromatically expressive.

Front of the palate detects modest malt sweetness with strong bread and bread dough/yeast components and slight grape ester character. Mid-palate is deeply bready and doughy with modest sweetness, but well-balanced by mildly bitter and grassy European hops and a slightly grape ester undertone. Back of palate increases the European hop bitterness, pushing it to the forefront while the malty, bready, and grape-like esters move to the back. Aftertaste is mildly bitter and spicy from European-style hops, with bread dough and grassy/vegetative undertones.

Beer is medium-light in body with carbonation of medium intensity, leading to a mouthfeel that softly foams up as it moves across the palate, never feeling fizzy or harsh. Closes fairly dry, with little residual stickiness lingering on the palate or lips.

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle, production number 02 11 0104, poured into a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours a pale straw yellow, topped with an inch of creamy white head, good retention, leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Sweet grain aroma, floral hops, smells nice and refreshing.

T- More sweet, bready grain, has some earthy, floral, mildly spicy hop bitterness in the finish, flavors are well-rounded.

M- Light-bodied, smooth feel, slightly dry finish.

O- A nice, very drinkable lager. Just know that landbier means "country beer" and they're just light, easy-drinking beers, this beer is not really meant to fit into any style, and isn't really a pilsner either so don't expect one, it's a really enjoyable beer though.

Photo of ckollias
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 1 pint 0.9oz flip top bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Sweet, musty, malt aroma. Hints of bread and grassy hops.

T: Slightly sweet and bitter flavor with a musty malty background. Very smooth and slightly alcoholic.

M: Medium body and light carbonation.

O: Decent brew – very smooth and easily drinkable.

Photo of woodychandler
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was trolling one of our local bottle shops this afternoon and spotted this beer which first caught my attention thanks to its reusable flip-top bottle, reinforced by its low price point and sealed in the deal by the fact that it is of Austrian origin and I could not remember my last Austrian beer.

I got a finger of bone-white head with moderate retention from my pour. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the characteristic honey-like lager sweetness. What a welcome change from those bastardized AALs that make the bulk of The CANQuest (TM). Mouthfeel was kind of thin and the taste was a bit more astringent than the nose had led me to expect. It sharpness put me in mind of an AML, actually, and that is not a pleasant comparison. Finish was semi-dry and even kind of metallic. It was not totally awful, but I suddenly understood the low price point. I paid about as much for it as I would without being really angry. Oh well, at least my uncle gets a nice bottle.

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a pale golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is grainy, a mild sweetness to it. Taste is malts and grains, a mild hop bitterness at the finish, not bad but pretty basic. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Photo of Domingo
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Never seen this one on the shelf before. Brewed in Austria, typically landbiers are kind of like "table beer" in central Europe.
Pours a standard yellow gold with a head that springs to life and leaves a white lacy trail.
Bready on the nose with a whiff of lager yeast and noble hops. Could be any number of pale lager styles so far, but no issues at all.
Slightly sweet pale malts up front with a kiss of honey. That sweetness gives way to bitter noble hops in the middle and in the finish. An edgy astringency in that finish, too. As I work my way in, I'd say it's definitely pretty bitter for a beer brewed that far south.
Tasty initially, but that finish is kind of rough. If that weren't there, it would be a pretty solid beer. The malts are nice, and almost helles-like, but that harsh finish from the hops isn't doing it for me. It's not every sip either, maybe every 2nd or 3rd one.
Not terrible, but I'm not a fan. Some sips are good...maybe even great, while others are rough at best.
I like a good central European lager as much as anyone, but this one is pretty flawed in my eyes. There are worse, but there are FAR better.

Photo of GilGarp
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL swing-top bottle. A completely useless 'production number' of 36 0000.

"8 days slowly fermented, 66 days matured in a stone cellar."

Served cold, Landbier has a slightly hazy straw yellow color with thick head that settles quickly. No lacing is left behind.

Aroma is sweet and slightly fruity with some nice spicy hops.

Flavor is not what I would expect from the style. It's surprisingly sweet, hops are very mild (almost non-existent), and it has a cereal grain quality that reminds me of Euro Lager.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, low carbonation, and overly sweet.

Overall not very impressive. It might be mis-classified on BA, however. I would never think to put it in that style and nowhere on the label does it mention being a pilsner of any kind.

Photo of crossovert
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

500ml flip top bottle.

Pours a pale gold that is crystal clear and almost pineapple colored. The head is big fluffy and white and leaves nice lacing as it recedes.

The smell is grainy with a touch of hops. It is a pleasant smell.

It is sweet with a bitter hop end. The hops are grassy and herbal while the malts are slightly fruity. It is a well balanced pils.

It is an easy drinking Austrian pils.

Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass a slight hazed lemon yellow with frothy egg shell colored head atop that held well.Big toasty malt notes in the nose, with a tinge of honey and lemon as well.Pretty hefty for a pilsner in my opinion,Iam not sure what category I would put this in really,but I like it.Big sturdy, bready malt flavors with a little toasted note,light honey sweetness with a slight anise-like flavor in the finish.This beer has some substance and subtle complexity,this is a damn fine lager beer.

Photo of cdizinno
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 1 Pint + 0.9 fl.oz., ceramic capped brown bottle. No freshness date but lot # 160000.

A: Golden orange yellow with a very faint haze. Minimal white head and lacing. After emptying the bottle and stirring up the sediment, the color was much more cloudy amber.

S: Sweet malty smell. Honey and very slight citrus hop scent.

T&M: Medium bodied. Smooth with dry aftertaste. Fairly bitter hop taste that overpowers the flowery sweetness.

It is not an annoying bitterness and the flavor is fairly good. I can't really compare it to anything I've had before. I got it on clearance for only a $1 at a local brew store. Definitely worth it at that price.

Photo of garymuchow
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweet sugary water aroma that surrounds a doughy malt quality. Slight fresh hops, but largely in the background.
Clear golden color with some bubble action apparent. Very limited head, however.
A remarkably water flavor. Soft malt that closely matches the aroma. Mild dryness. Nicely balanced hop flavors and bitterness. Thirst quenching finish with extended mild bitterness that leaves me wanting more...but I want more flavor and less aquas. Nice sweetness, that's honey like. And balanced nicely as warms.
Not as thin as I might believe, considering the watery flavor. Rather flat for style.
Drinks fine, but lacking the qualities that make it distinctive for style hurts it overall.
In the end I get a bottle with a flip top.

Photo of cagocubs
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold with nice foamy white head with very little active carbonation, which I was surprised by. Smells very earthy with hints of grainy hops. Sweet aromas rolling in from citrus and caramel. Taste is dominated by the earthy tones that you can smell. A nice earthy flavor of hops and some caramely sweetness in aftertaste. Has a nice mouthfeel with nice mouth coating and smooth body. This is a very drinkable pilsener. I was looking for something easy to drink and prepare me for some warmer weather, this was perfect.

Photo of atis
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Vienna.

Pours pale golden with soft and large white head that slowly recedes and keeps in one finger thickness for quite a long time and leaves dense and slowly downsliding lacing. Lots of small carbonation bubbles rising.

Aroma is mostly earthy malty with some faint grassy hops. Taste is rather bittery, lemony and grassy with bit sourish malt finish and long lasting and pleasant bittery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is around medium with good carbonation.

I liked it a lot - I picked this beer at random (maybe not, as I chose the most expensive beer) during a very short visit to Vienna and I am very satisfied with my choice.

Photo of colts9016
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light yellow color, carbonation, little to no head.
Nose: Yeast, malt Caramel malt, hops, orange, and a hint of sweetness.
Taste: A nice roasted caramelized malt with oranges, spice, and hop on the end.
Body: Med to thin
Finish: Acidic
Overall: This a descent pilsner to drink. I enjoyed it.

Photo of Zorro
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Flip Top 1/2 liter bottle from Binny's in Chicago.

Clear gold colored beer with not much head formation.

Smell is lots of barley and a little sweet with a strong grassy scent. Good herbal hop aroma this one is distinctly flowery.

The taste starts out neutral with a good strong hop bite. Not much grain or malt flavor just herbal hop.

Mouthfeel is thin.

Not that great an example of the style, in my opinion it tastes flat to me.

Photo of baos
4.97/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinking whilst typing.

1 pint 9 fluid ounces into Atlas Mason jar.

A: Pale golden straw with a 3 finger head that goes down to a nice collar and an ultra thin sheen. Lacing is very nice. Very nice to watch it lace on the tip of the glass.

S: Fresh mown hay and clover. Bit of clover-honey aroma as well.

T: I would have to say this is probably the most refreshing beer I've had to date. Clover blossom and clover leaf flavor. Nice green flavor with the slightest hint of lemon grass. Hint of hops that bring a bitter finish that leaves the mouth pleasantly dry but not too dry. I can't wait to give this to my friends in the hot summer sun.

M: For a bit this refreshing the mouthfeel is awesome. Medium feel with a nicely balanced carbonation.

D: Wow. I drank this one before I even got down to the taste section. This beer is very nice. I'm not sure how they achieved this one but its one of my favorites of all time. I hope that the next time I help shock wheat or in the summer sun pitch bundles of wheat into the wagon that I can buy this beer for everyone.

Update: Had this one again the other day when I grilled out. I'd have to say this is one of the best beers I have ever had. This beer is nearly perfect for my tastes you should absolutely pick one of these up or several and share with those around... Yum

Photo of beerthulhu
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

8 days slowly fermented, 66 days matured in a stone cellar.

A: Pours a light golden-orange color with a fluffy white head with a light visible carbonation.

S: faint hay/malt aroma, with some yeasty sour muskiness.

T: light pale grains. The palate overall was dry with a touch of yeasty muskiness with a decent dry hop bitterness of citrus and flowers. There was a light breadiness as well. Overall the beer was crisp but with a rather monotone, non-layered flavoring.

M: creamy with a medium carbonation.

D: Drinkability was average per style with a nice yeasty character that makes it stand out amongst others.

Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale golden color with a nice rocky head that sticks well and leaves all kinds of lace along the walls of the glass

Smell: Overwhelming bready aroma with just a hint of grassy hops underneath

Taste: Opens with a bready Munich malt base that betrays a hidden layer of grassy hops by mid-palate; after the swallow, the hops become a little more apparent, but this is much more like a Munich Helles than a German Pilsener

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: If you like a Helles, this is a fine beer; if you were expecting a Pils, you will be disappointed

Photo of Greggy
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a nice two finger head that recedes slowly into a pilsner glass. A touch of lace clings to the walls of the glass after the first few sips. My bottle had a large amount of yeast sediement so the clarity had a little sediment that escaped from the bottom of the bottle. No big deal, in my opinion.

Smell- Some honey, straw, or very simply, gram crackers.

Taste- A smooth, nice light honey, gramcracker, graininess comes through. Very nicely done.

Mouthfeel- Carbonation is right on being not highly carbonated but instead smooth and crisp.

Drinkability- 5.3% + crisp gram cracker taste = great drinkability.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .5L swing top bottle to a big glass mug. The liquid is a hazey yellow with ok carbonation. The Head is big white and leaves little lace. Look more like a hellas the a pilsner.

The smell is thick and bready with a touch of lemon.

The taste follows, this is one thick malt bomb, I would guess a cross between a hellas and a maibock, certainly not a pilsner. But ok and Austrian example of a German pils, not to far off from a Danish example of and American IPA. LOL Even still a great tasting beer. Distinctive yet mild hops finishing of a great malt, Indeed.

The mouthfeel is better then medium body and the carbonation is ok.

The drinkability is quite good, I do like this beer a lot and will try it again.

Prosit, und Zum Wohl, MK

Photo of JBogan
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy light golden color with a scant white head. Medium lacing in my glass.

Malty aroma with some grassy and floral overtones.

Slight citrus taste hits the mouth first, with a small hint of butter.

Good mouthfeel, medium body with a fair amount of carbonation to tickle the tongue.

Overall a pretty drinkable and refreshing beer. Not a bad choice on a warm day.

Photo of pmcadamis
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - A fluffy two finger head eventually reduces to a collar and haze but gets really rocky on it's way down and it leaves behind a crapload of dry white lace on the glass. The brew is light yellow and perfectly translucent. Lots of white lace is left on the sides of the glass, and the head is built up a bit by swirling. A pretty pilsener.

S - Honeydew melon and sweet green grapes ride a wave of saltine cracker malt notes. I smell crisp and hard breads...saltine cracker and baguette. Some hops are detectable, but they aren't the forcefully spicy saaz notes that many pilseners have...they are more gently floral. This is very lively and fresh with lots of salt sea air aromas. I would like my laundry to smell this fresh!

T - This smells pretty damn good, but the flavor is amazing. I taste honeydew melon, green grapes, cantaloupe, orange juice, and some buttery diacetyl notes. All of these fresh sweet and light summer fruits are supported by a fresh Amish bread malt flavor with a big saltine cracker component too. This is salty, fresh, bready, floral, and fruity.

M - A lively carbonation tingles the tongue before dancing away and leaving a buttery coating feeling in my mouth. Medium bodied for the style, but still pretty light. The oily and butter texture makes this feel heavier than it is, but it's very summery and airy.

D - The perfect summer brew. Fruity, fresh, and complex, but light and refreshing with some nice salty and buttery flavors. This might also be a beer to introduce to the BMC crowd...I'll bet a Bud drinker would think the bottle is snazzy!

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazed light golden color, stable, if slim layer of white foam, soon gone.

Soft and creamy aroma, modest hops, lemon meringue pie. Nice.

Again in the taste. Light, with significant bite. medium carbonation. Yeast is tasted more than hops or malt, oddly enough. weirdly, it's more lemon than anything else in the taste. Mild grassy hops.

Tasty malt, lush and creamy in the mouth, easy drinking.

soft and smooth, but not substantial enough to matter, not enough flavor.
Light, refreshing, but kind of blase'. Nothing wrong with it, good for everyday drinking, but doesn't really impress me at all.

Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice old-timey label on a half-liter "flippy" bottle.

Pours a pale cloudy yellow, with streams of tiny bubbles. Four fingers of luxurious foam slowly coats the pilsner glass.

Smells of grain and slight grassy hops.

Taste is full-bodied, unfiltered, crackery malt with a mild herbal hop prescence. This is what macros strive to be in their wildest dreams. Dry finish with a lingering honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel contributes greatly to the taste, the unfiltered body lends itself to a full and flavorful experience. Extremely drinkable, especially cold. Cost may be prohibitive in some areas, but if you can get it for $3 or less, buy several. Try this fresh for best results.

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Landbier from Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH
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