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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:
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(Beer added by: paterlodie on 03-02-2005)
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

kylehay2004, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a chestnut brown body with some amberish tones present.

Smell: A smell of toasted hearty dark bread, incredibly faint roast flecks, apple skin, and old, dried herbs.

Taste: Soundly toasty malts, a little hint of dark caramel, though not particularly sweet hiding what seems to be some grainy pils underneath. Even a touch of roast in there. Faint, faint touch of apple skin. Dried herbal tone from the hops with enough bitterness to balance things out.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Reasonably smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: A decent dark lager.

ChainGangGuy, Dec 08, 2012
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 Halcyondays
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50 cL swing-top bottle,

A: Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy off-white head, which leaves spotty lace.

S: Dark bread, some hints of dark fruit and toasted malt.

T: Toasted grain with some caramel and a hint of raisin. Dominated by the malt, never really a full flavour.

M: Drier than I thought'd be, light-bodied with a frothy creamy carbonation character.

O: A solid dunkel lager. This is a style I don't see too often so it was nice to try a new one. Middle of the road, but an enjoyable bottle.

Halcyondays, Nov 23, 2012
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 BillRoth
4/5  rDev +3.6%

BillRoth, May 06, 2014
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 dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dmorgan310, Saturday at 07:58 PM
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 stcules
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown reddish color, with mahogany edges. A lot of a beige foam, compact. Some hazyness in the end.
Caraeml in the smell, with a delicate roast. Plesant.
In the taste a good roast/liquorice. Full, without being too heavy. Some caramel.
A good liquorice and roast bitterness in the aftertaste, quite full.
After the liquorice, light notes of hop.
Good drinkability, good beer.

stcules, May 12, 2008
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 Offa
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great dunkel kellerbier.

Deep reddish brown, it has a big tan head steadily shrinking to thin lasting top.

Aroma is rich caramelised toast, brown bread, hints of nut & wine, cocoa, wet earth.

Taste is nutty brown bread, sweeter up front, drier minerally finish, long aftertaste of caramelised brown bread, toast, excellent zesty bitterness - woody & herbal; very well-rounded, engaging, complex, subtle.

Offa, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

CoryR, Jun 09, 2012
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 shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

shigg85, Aug 24, 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 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 patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

patre_tim, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Dave_Treat, Apr 04, 2013
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 pkalix
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

dark brown pour with big time foaming head. love that in the german brews.
in the smell and the taste, i got a distinct "licking an ashtray" kind of flavor and aroma. i dont mean it in a bad way, and as an ex-smoker it is very appealing. does anybody else understand this description? it has still got the typical sweet, caramel-ly malt, dry finish, and is a very good brew. with a medium body, it is filling. i like this, but it really is, as another put it, middle of the road for its style. however(!), after thanksgiving leftovers and the resulting bloated feeling, an UNDERBERG was recommended (and acted upon) which gave this beer a a punchy new flavor. love those germans; they know how to do life right!

pkalix, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Thedrizzle
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Thedrizzle, Feb 06, 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 fishguyac
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

fishguyac, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Segelstrom
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Segelstrom, Nov 15, 2013
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Landsknecht Bier from Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus
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