Veldensteiner Landbier - Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

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BA SCORE
84
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42 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 42
Hads: 73
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
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

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Beer added by: rastaman on 09-26-2003

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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (250 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (714 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
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 (406 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
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. (403 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (674 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (470 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%

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. (163 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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. (749 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
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. (1,026 characters)

Photo of Billolick
2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
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. (438 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (645 characters)

Photo of wl0307
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (1,249 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500mL swing-top bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep, dark amber hue with a haze-free body and a good effervescence. Head pours two thick fingers of frothy tan foam which subside pretty quickly. Not bad!

Smell: rich caramel malt aroma with a hint of chocolate and a hint of a dark fruitiness. I quite like it.

Taste: mild malty flavor; a bit more subdued than the aroma but a similar flavor profile. Chocolate is a little bit more pronounced than in the smell. There's a little bit of a dustiness toward the end; not off-putting, but not as clean as it could be. Overall, not too bad.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent level of carbonation and a somewhat thin creaminess. Not bad for the style, but not terrible fulfilling.

Overall: I think this is a pretty tasty example of the style. Not perfect, but definitely worth a try. (851 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
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. (619 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +7%
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. (853 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +7%
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. (331 characters)

Photo of rastaman
3.48/5  rDev -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. (265 characters)

Photo of socon67
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (647 characters)

Photo of Absumaster
3.59/5  rDev -4%
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. (410 characters)

Photo of crossovert
4.15/5  rDev +11%
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. (739 characters)

Photo of daliandragon
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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. (720 characters)

Photo of paterlodie
2.44/5  rDev -34.8%
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. (408 characters)

Photo of rtepiak
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (514 characters)

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +7%
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. (325 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

0.5 L bottle marked L028E054 at 40 degrees into a 0.5L dimpled stein
Aroma of roasted malt, lasts throughout the beer
Head large (7 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy, diminishing to 4 mm ring and creamy layer
Lacing fair – few partial rings of tiny to small bubbles
Body dark brown, clear
Flavor very intense maltiness with a finish slightly bitter, more of malt bitterness than hops; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4 (515 characters)

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Veldensteiner Landbier from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.