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Landbier - Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH

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BA SCORE
86
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 07-03-2006)
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
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Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

oberon, Nov 10, 2009
Photo of clevelandhops
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

clevelandhops, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

GilGarp, May 04, 2010
Photo of Magpie14
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Apperance: by far one of the nicer looking pilseners I have seen in a while. Faint yellow and slight cloudiness, just hazy. Foamy head that left minimal lacing. A few active bubbles out and about.

Smell: smell of sweet fruits/citrus and hops that kind of reminded me of grape juice or like a sweet purfume, as other have said. But you can smell sutle spices from the hops as well. Maybe just a touch of grain or corn smell.

Taste: tasty beer that is fresh and very drinkable. Sweetness lingers, followed by hops and makes sipping wonderful. Nothing is overpowering in this brew. Slight dryness in the finish paired with small bitterness. Kind of makes me think of a good summer beer, mostly due to the light pilsener characteristics and sweet aroma. Very smooth and soft on the tounge.

Dang! this was better than I thought it would be!

Magpie14, Feb 23, 2007
Photo of pmcadamis
4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
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!

pmcadamis, Sep 13, 2007
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Kapsreiter's Landbier (pronounced lunt-bier, and literally meaning "country beer") pours a hazy yellow-gold body beneath a creamy head of bright white froth. The head retention is fairly good, and it leaves some nice spots and splashes of lace about the glass.

The nose is brightly floral, even perfumey, over a sweet and grainy malt base. In the mouth it's medium-full bodied and dextrinous with a swirling zest of delicate carbonation across the tongue - obviously due to its natural, bottle-conditioning.

The flavor displays floral, grassy, and mildly spicy hops floating atop a soft ocean of sweetish, grainy and bready malt. It's honeyish and herbal, with undertones of butterscotch and melon, and at times it can even be candyish, which leads to the perfumey character noted in the aroma. Despite it's bold malt, it never becomes cloying as it's smeared with grassy, spicy and herbal hop flavors, and anchored by a solid bitterness that eventually comes 'round to dry it.

As an everyday drinking beer, it's actually quite interesting and complex with a variety of flavors to pique your interest. It's satisfying and refreshing, and surprisingly quaffable. Certainly worth trying.

NeroFiddled, Nov 08, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

SopwithCamel18, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of shbobdb
4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ironically, when I was first introduced to Landbier, I was living in Cologne. My friend, Jingler (Yingler? Not sure, since the nickname was from a pair of jeans), told me that it was the polar opposite of Koelsch. Ha! As though Landbier was the furthest possible thing from Koelsch. I saw this beer on the shelf, and couldn't help but buy it out of that memory.


What a wonderful discovery! Or, rather, rediscovery.


When the Pope asked Michelangelo for proof of his artistic merit, rather than pulling out some complex statue, or some grandiose drawing, he simply drew a circle.

This beer is that circle.

It pours a striking gold. Raw gold. This is the sort of thing that inspired the Spanish to conquer the Mezoamerican civilizations!
But, hold it up to the light and it reveals that it is not merely a yellow gold, but the light filtering through this beer shows the faintest touch of red. A drop of blood in this perfect beer. The head. Oh man, it is frothy. It is the sea-foam from which Aphrodite arose. Like the frothy sea-foam, it holds for many seconds longer than one could believe possible, and then slowly begins to fade. Its magnificence made only the more impressive by its ephemeral nature.

The smell is quite faint and subtle. A whiff of grains, a hint of earthy noble hops (Hallertauer? I think so!), but it is quite neutral.

The taste is likewise . . . simple. This beer is all in the aftertaste. The first taste of this beer is rather like seltzer-water, incredibly neutral with a strong bite from carbonic acid. But then there is a wash of delightfully nutty munich. Not in Doppelbocks, not in Helles, not in Maerzens . . . never have I seen munich so well showcased for that single ephemeral moment. Glorious! Glorious! Then there is a delightful mix of those earthy German hops. Like eating the fresh-cut grass and sod of a lawn on a spring's day.

The mouthfeel is fulfilling. The full carbonation (boy is this guy carbonated) fills the mouth and makes the beer easy to drink.

I could drink this beer by the decaliter. If I had regular access to this beer, I would never be sober.

shbobdb, Jan 30, 2007
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
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

MuenchenerKindl, Jan 27, 2008
Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

tone77, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

beerthulhu, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

emerge077, Mar 04, 2007
Photo of Erdinger2003
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pillowy white head with a clear yellow color. Lacing isn't very strong. Smell is very bready with some slight hoppiness in the backround. Taste is bready, spicy, slightly hoppy and enjoyable. Smooth and nice on the palate, very enjoyable. Overall it's very nice and I would have another.

Erdinger2003, Aug 25, 2006
Photo of Rudgers73
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Very fizzy, just a touch cloudy light yellow liquid. Sort of a thin green tea look. Big bubbled head that settles into a thin frothy foam. The carbonation also settles down after a minute or so. The smell is a little thin with fruity notes. The taste is thin, but still rich with grapey notes and citrus notes. The mouth is dry at the end but fizzy like champagne at the beginning. Not too strong making it very drinkable as long as it doesn't get boring.

Rudgers73, Jan 29, 2007
Photo of Zorro
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Zorro, Dec 02, 2008
Photo of cdizinno
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

cdizinno, Sep 03, 2009
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2.65/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

woodychandler, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of TastyTaste
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Streams of carbonation rise to the top of the beer, a gigantic stark white head, slow fades, with big bubbles.

Smell: Very bready and malty, has a nice mix of grass and yeast.

Taste: Malty and rich, nice bitterness from hops, a little metallic twang. Sets itself apart from from many in the style, no off flavors or single flavor domination, very good.

Drinkability: Very good for the style, makes me want to revisit more pilseners.

TastyTaste, Dec 28, 2006
Photo of crossovert
4.05/5  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.

crossovert, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

WillCarrera, May 12, 2012
Photo of ckollias
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

ckollias, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of kohoutek
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice straw yellow with golden hues that become richer as the glass widens. A persistent whisp of white lace clings, albeit reluctantly, to the glass. Continuous rising bubbles liven the view. Nothing too out of the ordinary.

The aroma is more vinous and aged than most pils beer. I have used White Labs Zurich lager yeast before and this has much of the same character. Perhaps the Austrians and the Swiss are in cahoots? The aromas experienced here are shared among lighter bocks Helles, Mai and the like. The aroma is malt centered with touches of herbal hops. Freshly drawn, light, worty first runnings and a touch of sun kissed grass pour from the glass.

A fresh malty, wheaty flavor passes over the tongue, followed by well-balanced noble hop bitterness. Grass, hay, dried elm and burdock leaves mixed with a sprinkle of raw honey.

The mouthfeel is a bit biting. The water used is higher in mineral content than some of the other representatives of this style. The carbonation is a bit gassy and carbonic. The balance of the recipe helps hide these attributes.

This beer drinks well as do most of its bredren. Enjoyable any time of the year, especially in the warmer months. Balanced, refreshing and quite drinkable. A nice balanced recipe.

When considering this style of robust pils, I will put my money on other producers. Weihenstephaner's Festbier comes to mind.

kohoutek, Mar 03, 2007
Photo of Greggy
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Greggy, Mar 08, 2008
Photo of atis
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

atis, Dec 17, 2008
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Landbier from Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.