Veldensteiner Landbier - Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
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3.78/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
01-15-2013 23:04:07 | More by flagmantho
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
3.78/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
02-12-2012 14:03:44 | More by dbrauneis
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
02-12-2012 02:05:05 | More by metter98
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
Dark brown and slightly hazy, average lacing.
Rich malty aroma with notes of brown sugar, cookie dough, and nuts.
Taste is just slightly sweet while maintaining a dark bread and biscuit flavor. More brown sugar/molasses, a little yeast, and a kiss of hops in the finish to balance things out.
There's a very mild sour/tangy/umami thing going on in the background that I can't really describe, but it adds a moreish component. Open fermentation? I thought "kellerbier, but different".
Tasty, drinkable, and not run-of-the-mill.
02-11-2012 01:18:40 | More by shirfan
3.78/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
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.
02-04-2012 17:53:42 | More by fx20736
3.6/5 rDev -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.
01-20-2012 22:54:03 | More by oberon
3.98/5 rDev +5%
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.
11-28-2011 01:46:16 | More by emerge077
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
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
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
08-30-2011 23:45:21 | More by brentk56
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
2.95/5 rDev -22.2%
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.
06-01-2011 23:46:03 | More by Knapp85
3.23/5 rDev -14.8%
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.
05-27-2011 03:56:39 | More by BestOfBatonRouge
3.95/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
02-13-2011 00:14:59 | More by bluejacket74
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
4.63/5 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
3.48/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
01-04-2011 04:12:44 | More by theboozecruise
Veldensteiner Landbier from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
85 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.