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Veldensteiner Landbier - Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: rastaman on 09-26-2003

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Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 40
Reviews by yemenmocha:
Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cola brown with generous head that nicely developed with a vigorous pour. Nose has some pleasant bread dough aromas, light brown baking spice, and dark but not burnt toast. Palate is on the lighter side for body, but good flavors of brown bread and a slight mineral quality. Very easy drinking and has an attractive bottle.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of Billolick
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

Photo of rastaman
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Photo of emsroth
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of socon67
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of fx20736
3.77/5  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.

Photo of bushbeer75
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of Absumaster
3.59/5  rDev -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.

Photo of daliandragon
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours clear garnet red with light amounts of visible carbonation. Finger tall frothy off white head with excellent retention. Excellent amounts of lacing present as well.

S: Aromas are malty and bready with just a hint of spicy hops. The malts seem to be toasted and overall the smell is not unlike pumpernickel bread.

T: Flavors are slightly sweet and malty - bready & toasted malts - with slight hints of raisin, toffee, and char.

M: Light to medium bodied and just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy.

O: A style that I rather enjoy, I found this to be a good example. Quite enjoyable and easy to drink - I could and will enjoy more of this beer at some point in the not too distant future. Good balance and complexity.

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml flip top bottle. Pours brown with a short lived, off-white head and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of toasted malt, sweet caramel malt, bread crust, hints of chocolate. Body is medium and smooth. Caramel, toasted malt, plums, hints of chocolate and earthy hops combine on the palate. Long semi-dry finish. Delicious brew.

Photo of crossovert
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

500ml flip top bottle.

Pours a nice reddish brown with a thick, large off white head that holds for awhile before receding to some nice lacing.

It has a nice light malt profile, with hints of dark and light, and a pinch of rustic noble hops.

The flavor is really nice on this one, it has a lot of flavor but it supremely light and drinkable. The malts range form slightly roasty with the slightest hint of coffee to nice rich caramel. Ends with some medicinal hoppiness and some sweetness. It is perhaps a bit sweet for the style but a good one nonetheless.

This brew is superbly drinkable, it is good now in the winter, but it would also be fantastic in the hot summer. The Munich Dunkels are some good beers and this is no exception.

Photo of WunderLlama
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml swing top Bottle poured into tulip glass

Pours a deep chocolate brown with a thin foam cap with no lacings. No visible carbonation.

Sweet maltiness aroma almost like molasses or sorghum and raisins.Earthy. Chocolate hints.

Carbonation on the tongue. Malty. Medium mouthfeel.

Good malty taste which I like. Clean with no bitter aftertaste. Slight sweetness lingers on the tongue. Nice beer that I would enjoy again.

Photo of Bierfreund
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Found this beer in "Jo Jo's" Beerstore in West Hazleton on Airport Road. Since that store carries mostly the usual american macros, it does not qualify to be listed as a beer store on this site. I did check that, just wanted to mention where you can buy it.

They offer a mixed case of 4 variations of Veldensteiner brews: Weissbier, Pils, Premium Lager and this Landbier. All have swing tops, and this Landbier even has a little pattern on it (others are white).

The full case with 20 bottles (500 ml each) was on sale for only 19.95 $

Now to the beer:

Swing Top opens with SOFT (not loud) pop.

Pours dark reddish-brown into dimpled mug (glass). Pale tan head, three fingers high, but that didn't stay for long. Some lacing.

Smells a bit sour, but that's not negative. Fruity nose.

Creamy half-thick mouthfeel, low carbonation, smooth.

Tastes quite malty - no! - VERY malty actually, a bit sweet, not bitter.

Flat aftertaste.

Not bad as a session beer.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance; light, clear, brown with an off white head. Dissipates at a moderate speed with not much lacing. Froathy film remains on the surface throughout the drink. Retention of head could be better.

smell; Really pleasant roasted barley malts, cradled by only the sightest grassy hops. An odd harvest-like farm smell as well, rustic without being dirty and with class. Reminds me of being on farms in Germany, surrounded by sunny fields in late summer. Not often that the smell of beer alone gives me such lovely flashbacks, from my carefree younger days.

taste; Perfect, one of the masters of the style. The rich and toasty malts dominate in a gentle way, leaving a warm mildly sweet malty finish. Imagine low sugar pudding, made with dark chocolate. Also some simple cereal flavors hang in the backround and massage the hops into a soft purr. So complex and so balanced....this is some world class flavor!

mouthfeel; medium bodied and creamy, slightly chewy, in a dusty sort of way. Goes down smooth and inspiring.

drinkability; not much room for improvement here, so refreshing and I want more.

One of the better beers I have had, highly reccomended!

Photo of HappyHourHero
3.02/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a huge dense-foamy pale brown colored head. Glowing dark chestnut colored beer holds a swarm of carbonation. Aroma of dark malts with a bit of sour sulfur. Earthy, bready, roasted and caramel malt in the flavor. The earthyness almost tastes like it comes from smoked malt, but I don't think that is the case. Finish is dry and woody. Moderately light, slightly fluffy mouthfeel. I didn't see anything about smoked malt in the description on the back of the bottle. Assuming I didn't miss anything this beer is quite funky. The brewery is the favorite of some of the locals (Erlangen) that I know, but maybe they don't drink much of this one. It's good for another 10 months so that isn't the probably. It's not too bad, and if you just go with the flow you might enjoy it, but I have a hard time recommending this beer.

Photo of paterlodie
2.44/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

BB 02-08-05. Nice yellowish head and darkbrown beercolor, clear.
Nose is less god giving me lots of cardboard and musty flavor. Catty in there also surrounded bij maltarome but hardly any darkmaltnotes. Taste is empty and oxidised, dry taste cause high fermentation level. No this is not my brew, maybe when its fresh and drunk where it's from it would be something different. Poorout after 10% of the brew.

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Veldensteiner Landbier from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
85 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.