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Landbier - Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH

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BA SCORE
86
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
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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brentk56

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2008 22:50:33 | More by brentk56
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oberon

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2009 21:21:24 | More by oberon
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emerge077

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 04:40:26 | More by emerge077
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 00:55:31 | More by NeroFiddled
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2007 09:42:29 | More by feloniousmonk
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 22:43:20 | More by woodychandler
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Zorro

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 02:39:53 | More by Zorro
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2008 22:54:10 | More by beerthulhu
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bold yellow, clear, with a huge cap of frothy white foam. Whispy, ghostly lacing in webby patterns sticking all over the glass.

Great pils nose. Huge pils malt breadyness, pretzelish, with a dash of sweet salt, grasses, and moderate dry floral spices. Strongly present and wonderful to wiff in.

Taste is a whole bunch of tasty yummyness thats indicative of the wonderful aroma. Huge pils malt flavor with a bold and straight up breadyness. Pretzel-like sweetness in the Bavarian frame of doughyness and dashing salts. Nice additions of herbal/grassy hops make for a great tasty balanced treat. Wow! The flavors really pop and stay. Finish is easy to the touch on a fluffed dryness of pretzeled bread and dried herbs.

Feel is well-rounded and pretty darn full for a Pils. The malts really do their thing here by filling the in girth of the body as its palate of flavors fulfill the richness from which it creates.

A very solid and damn tasty Pils. Drinkable by many pints!!

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2006 01:23:36 | More by tavernjef
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 14:43:12 | More by tone77
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-06-2013 23:22:12 | More by Haybeerman
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-13-2014 20:26:12 | More by KAF
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 01:25:54 | More by garymuchow
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matjack85

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

01-28-2013 10:21:25 | More by matjack85
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2006 06:18:24 | More by TastyTaste
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crossovert

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 19:21:31 | More by crossovert
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Drew966

Florida

3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Landbier pours a light golden color with a thick white head from a 500 ml brown swingtop bottle. The aroma is a little fruity, not much else is noticeable. Very light body, spicy hops are most noticeable. This beer is just kind of average. Worth a try I guess.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2006 23:38:39 | More by Drew966
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GilGarp

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 23:15:52 | More by GilGarp
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pmcadamis

Illinois

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2007 04:55:23 | More by pmcadamis
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 03:02:20 | More by falloutsnow
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WillCarrera

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 04:12:06 | More by WillCarrera
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ckollias

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 00:40:26 | More by ckollias
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

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

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2008 22:03:55 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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Domingo

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 23:48:47 | More by Domingo
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colts9016

Idaho

4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 22:08:53 | More by colts9016
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Landbier from Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH
86 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.