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Landbier - Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH

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LandbierLandbier

Educational use only; do not reuse.
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

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Beer added by: BeerBeing on 07-03-2006

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Landbier from Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH
86 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.