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Veldensteiner Landbier - Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | 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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paterlodie

Belgium

2.45/5  rDev -35%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2005 14:36:41 | More by paterlodie
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schaffer9252

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

05-04-2013 13:47:11 | More by schaffer9252
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goalie33

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

02-12-2012 05:01:56 | More by goalie33
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

05-07-2014 20:33:46 | More by ygtbsm94
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours out similar to some brown ales in color. The head was thin and white. The aroma had some malts on the nose and not too much else. The taste of the beer was a lot like most German lagers it seemed. There was a slight grassy flavor, and some sweet malts to balance it all out. The mouthfeel was pretty light despite the color of the beer. Overall it was an ok beer. Nothing too fancy here.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 23:46:03 | More by Knapp85
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Billolick

New York

2.98/5  rDev -21%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2008 00:25:37 | More by Billolick
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2006 20:31:55 | More by HappyHourHero
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml swingtop bottle wtih a freshness date of 9/16 poured into a pint glass. This brew appears an amber orange color that is fairly clear displaying rising bubbles of carbonation that support a finger's worth of creamy tan head. Lace clings along the glassware in leggy patches.

The aroma comes across as a perplexing mixture of dark carmelized sugars smelling of a sugar sweetness mixed with lightly smoked grains. Some light buttery notes are included in the smell as well.

The taste of this brew is like a mild rauchbier upfront. Flavors of pete smoked malt combine with a caramel sugary sweetness give way to the light buttery tones suggested in the aroma. Slight bit of bittering hops are detected to balance out the malty sweetness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light moderate amount of carbonation that is quite smooth. It leaves a lingering flavor of smoked malt and buttery sweetness in the mouth which degrades the drinkability a bit but overall it isn't that bad, just a bit off for what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 21:58:54 | More by stakem
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BestOfBatonRouge

Louisiana

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'd been looking at this bottle for a while at the local grocery and today it was time. Poured in to a pint glass it displays decent carbonation and an attractive reddish color. Roasty taste that's very heavy on the front end and goes away on the back. It goes down smooth and isn't very thick on the mouth feel. Sweet taste that lingers on the tongue. The bitter is pleasent and barely lets you know it's there. I enjoyed this beer and will likely pick it up again on a whim.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 03:56:39 | More by BestOfBatonRouge
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2003 02:16:34 | More by rastaman
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1/2 liter bottle into a pilsner glass... might not be the most appropriate, but I had one out.

Pours a deep red - almost brown - color, with a large off-white head. Great retention and lacing. All these Veldensteiner beers that I've picked up look great.

The smell is rich and malty, almost boozy even, with warm notes of caramel and roasted malts. Smells like it's on the verge of being a doppelbock really.

The taste is less complex... the roasted malts dominate big time. Roasted on the front of the sip and roasted on the aftertaste. Not boozy at all on the taste, and thinner than I expected. A little disappointing after the look and smell of it. Oh well, still a decent beer and one I'm glad I picked up.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 04:12:44 | More by theboozecruise
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ThirstyBird

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - 3 finger head that is light tan in color falls slowly with lacing. The beer is clear deep amber.
S - Sweet roasted malt, bitter hops, little grassiness.
T - Sweet dark malt, mild dark fruit, a little nutty. Bitter on the aftertaste. A touch of licorice lingers.
M/F - Medium body. Light carbonation - smooth.
D - Decent beer though I doubt that I will seek out.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2009 12:59:20 | More by ThirstyBird
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-26-2013 01:52:49 | More by petermethot
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-03-2014 02:46:59 | More by BeerForMuscle
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2007 05:06:43 | More by daliandragon
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.58/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 11:26:21 | More by Absumaster
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Coming in a 500ml slim swing-top bottle, BB 16/02/09, served chilled in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: pours a dark copper hue with abundant micro fizz supporting a long-lasting creamy dark beige froth
S: sour-sweet dates and plum-skins, nuttiness, caramlised-sugary malts and a light whiff of roast malts, laced with a decent level of sourness true to a well-lagered bier. Very well integrated on the aroma, slightly fruity on top of very soothing dark maltiness.
T: mildly sour dark fruits sit on top of an underlying layer of roast malts and ground leafy herbs, turning mildly chewy and bitter at the back, reminiscent of dark tea leaves, dried hops, as well as mildly roasted malts... a touch of yeastiness does reveal itself, but serving maybe just the faintest hint of what defines a Landbier that this beer is also named after?! Lingering sour-bitter in the finish.
M&D: very refreshing and healthily carbonated, the overall body is light but retains a decent body throughout the drink. Despite the name, this Dunkel Landbier tastes very different from all other Pale Landbier that I've come across, totally new to my drinking experience in a sense. This is indeed like a standard Dunkel but comes less roasty and slightly more fruity overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 22:19:52 | More by wl0307
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oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 22:54:03 | More by oberon
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 00:31:50 | More by Sammy
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ShinerStArnoldTX

Louisiana

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Got this at my local grocery store, my dad is getting into homebrewing and needed some re-sealable bottles - just doing my part. Note: I smoked a lot of tobacco today so my chemo receptors may be a little numb.

Appearance: clear ruby-brown, 2 finger soda-y head, nice retention and excellent lacing.

Aroma: caramel, grass, alcohol

Taste: just like the smell. Caramel malt and generally grainy up front, pretty mellow taste, as to be expected from a lager. Surprisingly watery given the great retention but nevertheless damn good. Slight bitter hop finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: smoothe, medium-heavy carbonation with a fairly dry finish.

Drinkability: substantial

(not sure what the ABV is but I am FEELING it, don't eat this on an empty stomach)

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 02:00:25 | More by ShinerStArnoldTX
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A great looker, with a massive head that sits atop the chestnut colored liquid; wonderful retention and lacing

Smell: Brown bread with toffee undertones

Taste: Brown bread with a sweet toffee aspect through the finish; a bit unbalanced toward the sweet side

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Would like to see a bit more balance; just a tad too sweet for me

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 23:45:21 | More by brentk56
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generallee

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-10-2013 01:32:54 | More by generallee
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-18-2013 02:19:19 | More by whatname
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-21-2014 06:38:34 | More by tommy5
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Bierfreund

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 19:53:43 | More by Bierfreund
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Veldensteiner Landbier from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
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