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Veldensteiner Landbier - Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

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BA SCORE
86
very good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-26-2003)
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Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 03, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had the Veldensteiner Keller beer a few months back and was inmpressed so I picked up this today.Poured a nice chesnut hued brown with a large rocky off white head that looked great in a 1/2 liter stein.Aromas of chocolate cookie dough and light molasses mixed with toasty malt.Not very sweet on the palate with unsweetened chocolate and toasted grain standing out most,some mild brown sugar-like sweetness comes into play in the finish.A no frills solid dunkel lager.

oberon, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #35 (Dec 2009):

A very beery appearance, with its head held high and a deep chestnut glow in the light. Herbs, sweet grass, grape skin and a spicy backdrop all within a clean lager nose. Big toasted grain flavors; dried grass, animal feed, baked crackers and a bit of freshly kneaded biscuit dough. Hops run spicy with a quick combo of herbal citric flavor in the back. Grape skin and more graininess hold strong even into the finish. Clean for the most part, there is a hint of cooked veggies. Ends on a dry, spicy, bitter and grainy note.

Very country; lager-clean, yet rustic. Drinkable and complex. It tells you to sip, yet we felt we had to quaff it back. Good drinking all around, a slice of Germany in a bottle. Pairing it with a plate of roasted pork with gravy and a potato dumpling would be wonderful.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

SuomiHobbit, May 07, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

generallee, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Billolick
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Mid sized bottle with the swing top closure, no freshness info to be had. Pours medium brown, fairly clear, long lasting loose bubble light tan head. Leaves respectable sheeting/lace. Nutty malt nose, light bodied brew. Malty, light nuttyness but not much else. Thin and watery. Not the most interesting of styles nor one of my favorites. This one does not do much for me. And at over $3 for the bottle, I would not go for this one again.

Billolick, May 02, 2008
Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%

bottle

Clear mahogany body with s decent head
Slight bitter aftrrtaste.
Rich medium and caramel v malts, with s strong nutty aspect.
Lingering nutty aftertaste.

chinchill, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of rastaman
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was nice pleasant, and nice to drink. Nutty, caramelly, with some dry, lightly bitter, lightly herbal hops, subtle, but good. A fairly light and soft dunkel style of beer, not a lanbier as its called. Lightly sweet, with a dry finish. Nice little session beer.

rastaman, Sep 26, 2003
Photo of emsroth
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml flip-top bottle

App: A cross between red and brown based on the light. Small but thick, tan head

Smell: Dark, sweet, and dense. A thick, bready aroma with hints of candied fruits like dates and raisins.

Taste: A rather uni-dimensional but delicious roasted flavor. Equal parts bitterness from the roast and the hops. The light hops rest on the side of the palette and linger after the sip. They have a wonderfully refreshing, indistinguishable earthy flavor.

Light medium body with smooth carbonation.

emsroth, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle from Angotti Beverage. Pours a medium borwn colour, with some off-white head. Pleasant malty aroma, even a little chocolate. Mildly flavourful, light, easy drinking. Middling mouthfeel. Mild hop bite in finish. Well done and a hit with supper.

Sammy, Nov 15, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

whatname, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of socon67
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark amber pour with a high beige foam that retain well. Some patchy lacing on the glass. Bottle conditioned yeast sediment at bottom of bottle.

S - Strong smell of caramel malt, rustic grains, and a bit of cocoa powder. This is a very rough beer, and actually benefits because of it.

T - Very strong malt flavors of caramel and coca hit the tongue. Has a rich finish of wheat bread and pumpernickel.

M - Feels thick and has a heavier feel than its ABV. This is an easy drinking beer however.

O - Not a bad option for the style and feels very rustic. Thus unpolished dunkel is probably more true to the style than the more known products.

socon67, May 11, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle, served in a tapered pub pint.
Freshness dating... "Mindestens haltbar bis: L152C054".

Dark tawny copper color, thick fluffy head of off white foam, about two fingers width. Lasting head retention, a ski9m is present at all times, and there's spindly lacework all around the glass.

Nutty, woody malt aromas, light toasty cookie sweetness.

Flavors are similar, rich and nutty malt complexity. Some toastiness, hazelnut and grain husk notes, light bitterness in the aftertaste. Body is great at first, and seems to lose a little carbonation as it sits. Light bodied and full flavored. A tasty Dunkel, fits nicely into the session-worthy Landbier category.

emerge077, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of bluejacket74
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a new brew at my local beer store that I picked up today, why not try it for $3.49 a bottle. 500 ml swing top bottle. Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours a clear reddish/amber color with an inch off-white head. Aroma is sweet, the brew smells like toasted and bready malt, caramel and a bit of butterscotch. Taste is pretty much like the aroma, but there's the addition of a nutty flavor and a little bit of bitter hops noticable in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a little creamy and has decent carbonation. Drinkability is OK, it's smooth and goes down easy. I think it's a good brew.

bluejacket74, Feb 13, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

tommy5, May 21, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear, dark garnet in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy light beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: The smell is quite malty and has aromas of pumpernickel bread along with some hints of raisins.
T: The taste is slightly sweet and has malty flavors of brown bread. No bitterness is detectable, but the hops prevent any cloying sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite flavorful but isn’t very filling. I would have no problem drinking multiple ones in one sitting.

metter98, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev +5.5%

civicm87, May 09, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brown 500ml flip-top bottle, with two weeks of life left of its best before date.

Poured into a vase shaped 'Old Speckled Hen' badged glass.

Looked impressive, a deep head of a light tan colour sat on top of a dark brown body that was clear and full of very small rising bubbles.

A hint of roasted malts in the aroma, pleasant but only a faint smell really.

The taste was malts all the way, smokey malts, if I didn't know better I'd have thought this a Bamberger style rauch beer. I'll go for mildly smoked, with a fresh hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

The alcohol can be found as the mouth dries and makes the beer very drinkable indeed.

BlackHaddock, Feb 03, 2010
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3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a mug, served chilled.

Murky medium orangish brown with a thick 1 finger latte colored head that leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: rich smell of malt which could be described as fresh baked brown bread, faint soy sauce or even a whiff of cocoa.

Mouthfeel: yep

Taste: like the aroma, deeply toasted caramel malt, not much hops detected. A chewy, tasty winter time beer.

Notes: I was a little wary of this one as I picked up a whole case of these swing top bottles for $ 10 but it tastes pretty good. Next bottle I will let warm just slightly. I had never heard of this brewery before.

fx20736, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

patre_tim, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of bushbeer75
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

1pt .9 fl oz brown bottle with flip top

Kaiser Brau Veldensteiner Landbier poured a cola color and had red highlights when held up to the light. A nice 1-finger off-white/light tan head formed at the top of my pilsner glass. The nose is dominated by roasted malt, and a little nutty. The taste is slightly sweet, malty flavors of burnt toast, a hint of toffee and just enough hops to balance the lager. Mouth feel is light to light-medium with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Veldensteiner Landbier has a good flavor but is not filling making this lager very drinkable. I would even enjoy this dunkel lager on a hot summer day.

bushbeer75, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Absumaster
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A red brownish beer with a thin creamy head.

Smell is nutty and malty with grainy and cereal notes. Light molasses and in general roasted.

Taste is nutty with husky and cereal notes. Light caramel background. There is some hay/straw/wet grass off flavors. A pronounced bottom fermented beer that also has some notes of sulfur. Body is medium and drinkability is good. Aftertaste is roasted and dry lingering.

Absumaster, Jan 13, 2008
Photo of daliandragon
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in the bargain bin at my local beer store as I was curious as to what a "landbier" was. This pours a rusty copper hue with decent but not long lived head and plenty of carbonation visible through the transparant body. The nose is a bit discomforting..lightly hopped, the malt is touched with caramel and a displeasing burnt note that twinges my nose. Yeast is also noticeable.

The taste is yeasty and malty with a bit of a sour flavor that matches the nasty one in the nose. However, with a clean breaking finish and a nice even texture, this is palateable and well drinkable. It has a high refreshing characteristic and is a good summer dark beer. This one definitely grew on me as I drank it as well.

daliandragon, Jul 20, 2007
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

schaffer9252, May 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

ygtbsm94, May 07, 2014
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Veldensteiner Landbier from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
86 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.