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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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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
Photo of colts9016
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.

colts9016, Dec 11, 2008
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 baos
4.97/5  rDev +28.8%
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

baos, Apr 20, 2008
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 brentk56
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

brentk56, Mar 27, 2008
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 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 JBogan
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

JBogan, Nov 07, 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 feloniousmonk
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.

feloniousmonk, Mar 25, 2007
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 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 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 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 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 86sportster883
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Kapsreiter Landbier pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a minimal head that quickly shrinks to thin white cover. It has a pleasant, mildly lemony scent that is superimposed on some grassy and grainy malt notes. This is a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation that has a satiating mouthfeel. The taste is a clean, crisp malt with hints of lemon that is nicely balanced. The finish is dry and refreshing with a mild bitterness. This is an easy beer to drink and it grows on you as it warms up.

86sportster883, Jan 22, 2007
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 tavernjef
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!!

tavernjef, Dec 05, 2006
Photo of xav33
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Kapsreiter Austrian Premium Beer
Pint bottle
Production number 150000, landed 11/06
Medium pour in a Pilsener glass.

Poured a clear gold with a large frothy mostly lasting white head with fair lacing.

Smelt of moderate DMS, corn, light floweriness.

Taste was upfront moderate bitter grassy hops and sweet grain followed by a moderate bitter pungent sharp cheese and light perfumey hops. Palate was light bodied, slightly dry, lively carbonated and lightly astringent.

Overall, an good panoply of flavors for a good looking pilsener. The rest is oh-hum.

xav33, Nov 13, 2006
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
Photo of Drew966
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.

Drew966, Oct 23, 2006
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 dnrobert24
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay, I'll admit it. I was drawn to this beer simply because it is a tad over the size limit for what is legal to sell in Alabama... I also wanted the swing top for bottling mead. That being said, I really had no expectations for this. I actually had no idea what color it would be before pouring it (nice use of dark bottle for light colored beer) or even what style it was exactly. German lager, apparently.

The lager filled my pilsner glass with clear light gold and a frothy eggwhite head. The head slowly dissipated as I drank, first becoming rocky, then just a thin rim of bubbles. Very nice.

I was thoroughly impressed with the clarity in both color and taste. Aroma was mildly hoppy, fresh, and inviting. The first taste surprised me. Wow! Sweet, soft, fuzzy, grainy corn and freshly baked wheat bread. I really liked this, I thought I tasted a little pepper and clove in there at the beginning too--perhaps from the hops. This just begged to be slurped. The malts seems artfully layered and the water tasted clean. The hops did seem a bit absent--but for the slight spices at the beginning, I thought they were AWOL.

As the beer warmed it did not get better. I started with the beer just cool and it perhaps it got too warm, but as I got to the midway point, the beer lost its lustre. It was more difficult to drink, subtleties dissipated, and the spice mellowed. A slight cooked corn flavor remained (DMS, right?) as is common with this style.

My recommendations--start cold and end cool. It will be easy to do. I would probably have rated this a notch higher on taste and drinkability if it finished as good as it started.

dnrobert24, Aug 02, 2006
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Landbier from Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.