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Landsknecht Bier - Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus

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86
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 03-02-2005)
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Reviews by Stonepot:
Photo of Stonepot
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Superb color and smooth ride down to the stomach. This went down very quickly and had a nutty aftertaste. I had it in swing top bottle, with kept the head fresh for the second pour. Lastly, the guy on the bottle looks like a badass German Robin Hood.

Stonepot, Aug 03, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a half liter stein achenut brown with a tinge of ruby a large bloomin off white head atop,the head was just overwhelming and went over the sides even with a light pour.Aromas of toasted bread and mild unsweetened chocolate,a tinge anise in there as well.A full creamy feel was the best part of the beer,on the fuller side and very creamy.Flavors were delicate but right where they needed to be,toasted and bready with light sweet caramel and unsweetened choclate,a firm dry almost earthy finish.A well made dunkel lager,the mouthfeel is just great.

oberon, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of aleslover
4/5  rDev +3.6%

aleslover, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Bung
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml fliptop. It's pretty dark brown with some reddish hues. Half finger of finely bubbled head. Retained really well.

Aroma, Toasted malt, nutty, toffee and bread dough.

Taste, Bread, some pumpernikel. Nutty, leather, a small amount of unsweetened chocolate. Kind of a toasted peanut brittle finish.

Fairly light bodied, almost a bit watery. Carbonation is nearly creamy but the body is quite there to support it. Drinks super easy for me. I think you just need to get this one not overly old, which can be hard for these German imports.
I liked it, but would probably only reach for it again if I were in Germany.

Bung, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, dark breads. Taste is dark breads, malts, rye, some nuts, a bit of dark fruits, complex and tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

tone77, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Segelstrom
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Segelstrom, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Thick and foamy uniform head. Almost a reddish tan color to it, real neat! Creamed whipped top standing easily three fingers or more tall off the pour. Body color is a deep mahogany brown with chestnut lighter edges. Even at this dark you can still see right through it. Very nice looking brew.

Real nice aroma. Light toasty grains, seems like lighter white bread. Hints of ash, almost smokey. Mild caramel. and faint nutmeg like sweetness. Very nice.

Palate comes wonderfully. A solid simple malt backbone, but real nice flavors that compliment. Hints of milk chocolate, powdered ovaltine, some creamy milk and vanilla mix it in as well. Very clean finish. Vanilla sensing and cream like flavors amplified on the swallow, with a bit of lighter milky touch. Light dough white bread rounds out as well in the mid palate.

Overall this drinks real well for a dunkel really enjoying it.

smakawhat, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Raven3464
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It pours an attractive dark brown body with a fluffy two-finger head, almost like a stout.

Smell: A heavy malt content is noticeable right away. There are hints of freshly baked bread, caramel, and licorice.

Taste: It mainly follows the nose. Sweet malts are followed shortly by light touches of caramel and dark fruits, mainly raisins. Bitter hops are not noticeable at all.

Mouth feel: It is medium bodied with slightly creamy feel. The lack of hops ensures there is little dryness but this balanced by the fact that the beer is not heavily carbonated.

Overall: This is a very refreshing beer. No single aspect of this beer is amazing but it gives what is necessary to make for a decent Dunkel Lager.

Raven3464, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

patre_tim, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Absumaster
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear, nut brown beer with a thock, creamy head that slowly collapses.

Smell is malty with a little spent grains and a nutty and somewhat roasted smell. A true bottom fermented smell. The yeast adds a scent of ripe apples that have gone a little musty. Also some whiffs of hoppiness.

Taste is malty with light caramalt notes that are a bit like bread crust. A light roast that adds a malt bitter and again the overripe apples come around the corner. Body is sticky and a little sticky. Aftertaste is dry and short. A remarkable beer that tastes like a Landbier to me.

Absumaster, Sep 25, 2008
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Dave_Treat, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of mdagnew
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml swingtop bottle bought online from The Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam...

Poured a deep mahogany red colour. Creamy head poured tight, thick and foamy with a good meringue like top which then faded to thin covering with thicker edging... barely any carbonation... some decent lacing...

Aroma - Toasted fruit loaf, strong and sweet caramel malts, some toffee, spicy dried fruits (raisins, figs and dates), quite yeasty, some leatheriness, nut brittle, some stewed plums, very light smokiness...

Taste- Again some toasted fruit loaf, spicy dark fruits (prunes, blackcurrents, figs,), brown sugar and toffee sweetness, decent grassy hop bitterness, toasted nuts, cola notes, some saltiness, bready malts, nutmeg, treacle...

M&D - Sharp initially then smooths out... light / medium bodied... A good sessionable brew at only 5.2%...

Overall - A good straightforward example of a Dunkel... very quaffable and definitely worth a try...

mdagnew, Feb 02, 2009
Photo of crossovert
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bügelflasche. Mindestens haltbar bis: 11.12.11. I get wet thinking of unfiltered dunkels, you wonder why there aren’t more out there.

It pours a nice brownish color with a foamy ta head that recedes with some nice lacing.

The smell is very nice, with some dark malts, bread, and a nice hop touch.

The flavor is pretty good. It is a raostier example. Reminds me of a porter. It is sweet but roasty with some subtle malt and fruit flavors.

crossovert, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of Nolegirlmitch
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Nolegirlmitch, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Luiz0930
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
Photo of HappyHourHero
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a huge whipped cocoa-colored head that held strong. Deep brown beer has an amber hue around the edges. Solid aroma full of dark malt with bits of brown sugar, cola, and raisins. Fairly sweet flavor is a mix of sugar, toasted malt, and cola and red wine. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. There is a pervading sweetness to this beer that is a bit much for me. If it was toned down it would be a solid drinkable beer.

HappyHourHero, Jul 27, 2007
Photo of paterlodie
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best before 29-06-05. Pours in with a great, huge and creamy head. Beerdolor is one of the darkest ever seen and almost black with brownrewd shine. Its a naturtueb beer but I cant see any particles in it but its hard too say with a beer of this darkness. Nose is sweet and very malty being mostly caramel. Taste is malts and more malts ranging from sweet maltaromes to roasty/nutty. Aftertaste is dry and bitter with hops but also burnt coffeearome. Good example of a fine beerstyle to bad is hardly anywhere being sold. One I most certainly meet again soon!

paterlodie, Mar 02, 2005
Photo of Thedrizzle
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Thedrizzle, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of MiamiBeerFan
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

MiamiBeerFan, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good weather for a dunkel, isn't it? From a 500 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Close to amber with orange and red hues. A half inch thick head sits on top after the pour, retaining itself in acceptable form and decorating the glass with webbed lace. A big surprise was the nose, not that it was "OMG GOOD", but it's a curveball to the usual dark lager. Sure, there's some raisin and squaw bread noted, however there's a big grassy bite upfront which I wasn't expecting.

Much different from traditioinal dunkels, as this one brings a noticable helping of hops. Grassy upfront, much like the nose, is the same with the taste. The malt base arrives and brings figs, squaw bread, bread crust, lightly sweet overall. A wash of grapey hops linger in the aftertaste. It's medium bodied, with a crisp carbonation which works well with the moderately hoppy aspect of this beer.

A bittersweet dunkel? If it works (it's not overbearing is either aspect), why not? A little adjusting of expectations is all you need to do to enjoy this German brew.

DoubleJ, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of foghornleghorn22
5/5  rDev +29.5%

foghornleghorn22, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of boddhitree
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On the back, it says, "Bayern in year 1598. The Fürstbrauhaus [Prince's brew house] Oettingen-Wallerstein exercises for the first time his rights of brewing. That was the birth hour of a princely beer-enjoyment."

The color is dark amber, brown with hints of red but still a very bright beer. The aroma is pure malt, heady Müchner and Melanoiden, bready malt aromas as if it the malts were being boiled in the glass! No hints of hops at all in the aroma. I could stop now and the strength of this aroma might be enough to satisfy, but my mouth is beginning to anticipate it's time for enjoyment, and let's go.

mmmm... kinda disappointment all over the tongue. It's a flat, thin taste, though don't get me wrong, the beer is well carbonated and still has a mini white head after 5 minutes after the pour. The taste doesn't deliver on the same malt flavor that was promised in the aroma. No München malt taste, though it's still malty, it's got a slight acidic flavor. Now, I've had a homebrew that was skunked with a lactobacillus (lactic acid) infection, and this is not at all similar, but still, it's like a roasted bitterness, as if they used black malts that were not de-bittered. There's some noble hops bitterness involved, too, but overall, it's not in a good way.

The aftertaste has light licorice to it, and I can't really decide if it's a beer that works better with sweet or salty food. Hold on, while I rummage through the kitchen to figure this conundrum out. With Leberkäs: yuck. With leftover Christmas cookies that looked similar to this, yum!

I still can't decide if I like this beer or not. The aroma is out-of-this-world wonderful, but the flavor neither matches nor has other things going for it. Overall, it's a thin, slightly sour and bitter flavor with highly roasted malts in the forefront of the taste. Maybe it would taste better on a warm day, sweat pouring and the beer colder than I drink it, which is about 60 - 65F. I would also not label this beer süffig (quaffable/easy-drinker).

boddhitree, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

mmilyko, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of fishguyac
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

fishguyac, Jun 22, 2014
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Landsknecht Bier from Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus
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