Veldensteiner Landbier - Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
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4.63/5 rDev +22.2%
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!
01-07-2011 18:00:13 | More by Sachsenfreude
4.47/5 rDev +17.9%
A: A frothy head erupts upon pouring, concealing a copper and clear brew. Retention is great, leaving rings around the glass.
S: aroma is presented well, with plenty of honey, toasted grains, and a touch of hops.
T: malty sweet, with plenty of toasted malt, honey, and just a touch of aromatic hops.
M: medium body with a dose of carbonation to keep it refreshing.
D: a great brew. Recommended to any fan of oktoberfest/märzens and bocks. Very well balanced, and worth a try.
01-24-2010 22:55:04 | More by Avagadro
4.45/5 rDev +17.4%
Got a little pop from the swing top cork/lid as I opened it. Made an aggressive pour and was rewarded with a 3" head that was a tan color that laced and ringed well. The color was a medium Mahogony, that was sparklingly clear.
Aroma was of toasted malts and a peek of sweetness.
Tasted wonderful, maltly, slightly sweet, complex with just a hint of hops to finish clean and crisp.
The mouthfeel was creamy and smooth, WOW!
Overall this could easily become a session beer, that leaves a warm feeling in the mouth, almost like a Belgian Quad, but not quite, hence the complex remark earlier. I will return to this one again very soon.
07-12-2011 01:16:22 | More by Mario61Aler
4.31/5 rDev +13.7%
Appearance - chestnut brown liquid with beige head
Smell - toasted nuts, toffee, honey, tea
Taste - toasted nuts, honey, tea, toffee, wheat bread
Mouthfeel - lighter end of medium bodied, low carbonation, slightly sweet, flavors linger properly
Overall - great representation of one of my favorite styles. Recommended
Price Point - $3.99/500ML swingtop bottle
12-19-2013 01:43:48 | More by keithmurray
4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
02-10-2010 23:41:18 | More by crossovert
4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
a very nougat nose of toasty looks like the picture dunkel. nice two fingers of head and a mild murky brown amber. the nose is toasty in the absolute sense. some hints of roast seasame and other grains. palate is a subtle sweet that has a well back malt that isn't thick but a reinforcing creamy. creamy but still lager quick on the aftertaste. the finish doesn't sit. not syrupy. although i hear that a landbeir is a veinna lager but that seems like a qustionable coin. great very german lager. and i'm into that.
01-23-2011 03:03:57 | More by rtepiak
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
Pours with a high tan head alots of lacing and a nice copper color.
Smells of taffy,sweet baked bread and sweet malts.
Taste is very malty with hints of sweet breads and baked crackers, with a touch of spicey Hop. Very clean and a touch sweet!
If feels sweet and malty and refreshing in your mouth.
Overal I give it a 4.5 it is very tasty and is the real deal, very much a real Beer!
Thanks to Epps Beverage Limerick for the gift of a bottle of this. Give this one a try it is awesome!
11-14-2011 22:48:46 | More by Schmidts
4/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
01-03-2011 15:38:25 | More by BeerAdvocate
United Kingdom (England)
4/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
02-03-2010 18:16:30 | More by BlackHaddock
4/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
07-29-2012 20:44:40 | More by mikeg67
4/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
10-12-2013 00:02:33 | More by yemenmocha
Veldensteiner Landbier from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
85 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.