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Moosbacher Kellerbier - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Reviews: 119
Hads: 156
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: HardTarget on 08-14-2005

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Photo of drmeto
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear amber with visible floaties and a medium ,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-Way darker than most Kellerbier i've had yet.
S:
-apple,pear,caramel,nutty,bready,spicy
T:
-bready,malt beer-esque,nutty,slight roasty,very spicy
F:
-medium body,medium carbonation
O:
Overall a pretty good Beer (316 characters)

Photo of Alejandro1983
2.01/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

I hope I had a bad bottle, but something seems to have been off. Upon opening, the plum aroma was very pleasant. The pour was nice, light head. The appearance was crystal-clear with no sediment in bottle, which immediately conflicted with what I'd read about the beer. The color seemed a little off too, with a grey overtone muting the color. The taste was initially pleasant, sweet and fruity with mild carbonation, but the aftertaste was very unpleasant. I struggle to describe it, but dirty-chemical comes to mind. I couldn't finish it, and poured it down the drain. I wouldn't even let my dogs drink it because I was worried that it might have been a contaminated bottle.

I don't think this bottle was expired since the complete lack of sediment or turbidity tells me that what was filled into this bottle was not representative of their normal product. I wonder if a really old keg was used to fill it or if something went awry in the filling lines. Regardless, it points to questionable quality control and I will not be buying again. (1,053 characters)

Photo of WesMantooth
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is appears to be my first authentic Kellerbier. I looked up the style to get some frame of reference. This one seems to fit the description for the most part. Pours a fairly cloudy, deep dark amber with a white foamy head. Aroma is mainly sweet with some yeast. Taste is very sweet. Like carmel and honey, with some toasted malt similar to a sweet, fresh baked dark bread. Also crisp like a pilsner, and a very faint hop bite. Finishes with a lingering candy sweetness, almost like some sort of sugar coated cereal. Nice lager. (532 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a stein from a half-liter bottle. I'm not sure if this was the proper glassware but fack it.

I haven't seen too many beers with a color like this brew. It's got a pale brown body with blonde hues and a quite cloudy appearance. The head doesn't stick around long, but it does leave a frothy lace behind.

Molasses is big on the nose, as is what I would have to call butterscotch. I also get an oatmeal like aroma. It smells like a sweet breakfast.

Molasses continues its crusade to the tongue, but here there's some caramel joining, a light touch of hops that have a slight vegetable quality, and a strong dose of minerality.

Despite the heavy malt flavors, this beer is light and feels thin-bodied, but in a good, drinkable way. It's refreshing and has a stiff bitter finish that undoes all the preceding sweetness.

I'm still learning about these kellerbiers, but I enjoy this one. I think I need to delve into this style much more to learn just how well this beer represents it. (999 characters)

Photo of keithmurray
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - this is dark for the style, copper brown body with off white head

Smell - honey, baked bread, whole wheat

taste - similar to the aroma - slight honey sweetness, baked bread, whole wheat

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, slight sweetness upfront, bready finish, clean and refreshing, keeps you wanting to come back for another sip

Overall - this was dark for the style, but a good beer. give it a try if you see it

Price Point - $5.29/16.9 oz swingtop bottle (496 characters)

Photo of sommersb
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 10-10-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, swing-top
Glassware: Seidel
Purchased: Single from Pour Vous, Hendersonville, TN

A: Clear, dark amber beer with 3 fingers of off-white head. Retention is good but there is not much lacing. I was expecting a cloudier beer than this based on the style notes.

S: Bready malts, plus spicy yeast and some earthy hop character. Nice

T: Caramel malts have some toasted flavor. Other tastes are woody and earthy hops.

M: The finish is fairly dry with a little vegetable unpleasantness in the aftertaste. Carbonation is average with a medium body.

O: All in all a good brew, but not very noteworthy. Would be better as a beer to have with a meal than all on it's own like I had. (752 characters)

Photo of lsummers
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich amber with a nice two finger fluffy cream colored head. Nice, dark, somewhat see through. Looks appetizing!

Smells of nice nutty, creamy, honey, and cereal malts. Hard to pick up any hop notes, but the yeast is coming through.

Taste is first noticeable with that distinct cereal and toast note. Slight caramel malts with a touch of yeast. Again, it's hard to pick up any hop bitterness and is very subtle. Feels light and round on the tongue. Medium amount of carbonation in the appearance but feels like more. It has a nice amount of thickness for the abv of this beer. The drink-ability is pretty nice, something I could have with a meal or on it's own.

Overall, it's a great example of the style. This is one I would love to have on tap and something I could drink a lot of. Makes me want to explore the style even further.

Food pairings: Soft Pretzel, sausage, mashed potatoes, slow roasted beef (919 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a stange glass.

A very dark Keller, and quite clear actually. Dark brown chestnut like amber, with a light coffee tan like head of about a finger. Settles to a nice puck very slowly. This looks more like an Altbier to me though. Maybe something new variety wise here!

A nice aromatic caramel, but very light and clean. Light sweetness of clove sense and nutmeg, very light brown spices and brown toasted bread. Interesting.

Very light palate, with a clean clove and sweet caramel flavor. Lightly carbonated with a the mid palate forming with some good toasty aromas and sweetness. A solid palate fills with a little bit of raisin character and dark dried fruits. Kind of a nutty brown ale sense to this also, with dark fruit estery tastes.

This sort of reminds me of Dampfbier a bit but a lighter sweetness which is more noticeable and a good fruity character to it also. However, this is not what I normally want out of a Keller. (962 characters)

Photo of Thads324
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle at das bierhaus, Burlington vt

Pours a deep amber with red hues. Little bits of light brown dissipate immediately. Great color. No bubbles

Very mild aroma. Light fruit and toasted nut with whole wheat bread.

Taste starts watery, then hits with flavors of whole wheat bread, slight toffee and a hint of raisin. Finishes with a lovely caramel/mild stone fruit flavor.

Light bodied, low carbonation, one of the cleanest finishes on a beer I've ever had.

Very nice, easy drinking beer that I'd gladly indulge in again. (542 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Not much of a head (though it left several shards behind) and the liquid is clear but what is most notable is the color - the best comparison is the color of Scotch

Smell: Yeasty, with a strong caramel character

Taste: Malt heavy, with toast and caramel flavors dominating the front end; a smidge of grassy hop influence arrives in the middle, but the finish is a return to the form anticipated up front

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: I can't get very excited by this beer - way too malty for my palate and the mouthfeel was flabby (569 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dull copper with a scant head, but good lace.

Honeyed malt and some grassy notes , as well as some caramel in the nose.

Malt forward, a bit thin and watery, but sweetness of malt helps. Mild bitterness, some sweet bread, a little fruit. Mild soft malt and light bitter in the finish.

Medium body, but seems thin.

Overall, ok. Highly drinkable as there are no harsh edges. Would tire of these after two, but still worth trying. (436 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Appearance: medium brown hue with a haze-free body and a moderately strong effervescence. Head pours a finger of frothy ivory foam but dissipates pretty quickly. Not too bad.

Smell: sweet caramel malt aroma with a light dose of noble hops. Mild, but actually pretty well-composed.

Taste: caramel malt flavor with a lagery character. There's a hint of something plasticy right at the beginning; it's kind of off-putting.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation and an active, refreshing texture, if not exactly creamy. Not bad.

Overall: an interesting beer, worth a try if you're into the style. That weird flavor right up front, though, is a bit of a turn-off for me. There are better examples of the style. (790 characters)

Photo of smcolw
2.65/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a poptop covered brown bottle. Large bubbled head that settles to a single layer of tight foam. Some spots of lace on the glass. The broth is light brown and crystal clear.

Strong iron smell. There's a mildly sweet caramel malt aroma as well.

Lots of malt sugars in this beer--like dissolving a malt ball in the beer. Very little hop. The body is thin, the carbonation high. The iron is also in the taste. Think watered down Scotch Ale, even though this is a lager. (479 characters)

Photo of MONKandTUCK
2.74/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - light brown and clear. I was expecting yellow and hazy.

A - Bread crust and yeast... It's like a loaf of bread before it hits the oven. The yeast throws no fruit or spice.

T - Yeasty, kinda soapy in the finish. Nondescript. Reminds me more of a poorly executed English Bitter than a more flavorful Pilsner.

M - Kinda lean, there's some substance there. Lack of carbonation makes this feel thinner than it has to feel. I know that's lack of carbonation is feature of the style, but in this offering it conveys weakness in the brewing.

O - Kinda fun to try, but leaves me unimpressed. I'll try it again it warmer months, when I'm sure it'll be reprieve from the lawn-mower beers. But there's not much good I can say about it now. (735 characters)

Photo of TheStig
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a bubbly head more appropriate for soft drinks than beer, with a color approximate to weak, gas station coffee. This is not impressing me.

Scents of cereal, vanilla and yeast.

Taste is a nice combination of rye and oats, with a soft finish close to grapefruit. Quite drinkable, without any aggressive carbonation. Pleasant! (336 characters)

Photo of Lemke10
4.06/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got a 500mL bottle of this from Woodman's in Rockford, IL for $3.29 in Early 2012.

Pours a dark amber color with a fluffy head that leaves lacing clinging to the glass. Scents of barley and yeast are the most noticeable. You can really find the barley as it is very grainy tasting. Quite earthy and mellow flavor that gives this beer great drinkability. Some attributes that I can see people pointing out is I do find the volume to be a little too thin and the after taste is not as good as it could be as it is sort of chalky. (531 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

982nd Review on BA
Bottle to Mug
500 ML swing top

Thanks to Jazzpatel for the freebie

App- A mixed color of deep orange and light brown. A small 1/2 finger of head formed and was gone in an instant. No cling or lace.

Smell- A bit like a bowl of cereal with some oats and some grain. A bit sweet caramel and some doughy malts. A bit damp.

Taste- Its a bit like a cross between a brown/amber ale. A little creamy with some damp bready malts and a bit sweet. Not really what I thought it would be. TThe last flavors come as a bit of lemon.

Mouth- A light medium body with a soft carbonation level. I feel its fell off a bit. Lemon, malts, bread, cereal.

Drink- For a style I've never had it was a bit of a let down as the bottle I feel has fallen off a little bit. I'd like to trade for a Surly hell to compare (814 characters)

Photo of Jimmys
2.94/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle into short stemmed pilsner glass.

A: this is such a deep gold it looks more like an amber. a very light amber. crystal clear. head is white and bubbly but with O.K. retention and lacing.

S: bready and and pilsner malt. gentle yeast components. not finding anything hoppy here which is unfortunate.

T: yeasty. hints of sulfur. the malt is fulfilling, however, similar to the nose the hops are a bit too absent for me. otherwise, pretty clean lager flavors.

M: mellow carbonation on a light body. a little too mellow.

D: i thought these werent supposed to be clear? regardless, drinkable and tasty. clean. not a wow-er, but still an easy drinking lager. (672 characters)

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours amber with some orange and yellow highlights. A tiny wisp of a white head that hardly exists.

S. Some light caramel malt, and some honey/ oat - a bit like honey nut cheerios.

T. Honey nut cheerios, but some banana comes out as it warms.

M. Light body with high biting carbonation.

D. A very light beer with high carbonation level. An easy drinker that would go down well over the summer. (400 characters)

Photo of damndirtyape
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a Rastel Hefeweizen glass. Date is best by October...something. Year doesn't appear to be marked - hope it's 2011.

Appearance: Translucent coppery-orange-brown on the table, clearer coppery-orange when held up to the light. Very little head upon pouring - died back quickly to a thin white ring at the edge with the occasional island of lacing that wasn't very persistent.

Smell: Hint of yeast, with malt and some metallic notes. With a swirl, a bit musty and some herbal hops.

Taste: Quite bready, but not sweet. Like a good homebaked white bread. The yeast definitely comes through in that bready flavor. There is a faint hint of hops at the end, but it's hard to tease out.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, slick and doesn't cling to the teeth. Just a bit thicker than water but not by much.

Overall: Interesting style - and it grew on me as I finished it off. I do wonder though if this was fresh. I'll have to revisit this style again when I know for sure the beer is fresh and see if my review changes any. Not an outstanding beer - definitely above average but nothing special, but again, the bready flavor grew on me after awhile hence my slightly higher rating on the overall category. (1,223 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear orange with a 1 inch bone colored head that fades to a small cap. Small rings of lacing drip back down into the remaining beer. Smells of caramel/toffee and biscuit-like malt. Taste is the same as the smell with a hint of hops coming in on the finish. Very slight bitterness on the palate after each sip quickly fades. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good German beer and my first of both the style and from this brewery. I had been searching everywhere for a beer of this style so I am glad I finally got to try one. (602 characters)

Photo of samie85
2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Best before 7/11.

A-Pours a clear light cola color with a few fingers of white that leaves some lacing behind.

S-Toffee with some light, crackery malt notes and a bit of herbal notes.

T-Light caramel malt notes with an herbal, earthy bitter note.

M-Rather lightly carbonated, which I wasn't expecting, with a pretty slick yet watery feel and light body.

D-Very easy drinking beer, but the mouthfeel and flavor profile hurt the drinkability in that it isn't a super complex or interesting beer. I'd like to give this one a try again if I could find a fresher example. (571 characters)

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL swing-top bottle at 45 degrees into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: It pours dark brown with red highlights and features large chunks of sediment at the bottom. It has a finger of off-white head that holds and laces okay.

S: Mashed bananas, corn syrup, caramel, and bread malts.

T: More features of a malt-heavy brew; Sweet caramel, red apples, bananas, rye bread, and berries.

M: It has average thickness with stronger carbonation than expected.

O: I didn't really appreciate my first Kellerbier but this is much better. (531 characters)

Photo of tempest
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found a .5L at Bottles n Bins in Monterey CA. First off, there was no sediment in the bottom of the bottle, so I don't know where the keller label is coming from on this one.

Basically I'm getting a plain amber malt taste with a touch of a caramel. Either this beer has been on the shelf too long or it's just kind of plain. However, the dates aren't notched on the label. There's a touch of hops, but this tastes more like a pale Euro lager than a pilsner. (459 characters)

Photo of atlason
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First Kellerbier I've tried. I like the style.

Pours a pale amber with no cloudiness. Rather small head but good lacing.

Plain toasted malt on the nose. Taste is a bit watery compared to the thick moutfeel, dominated by malt.

Mouthfeel is creamy and heavy, quite pleasant.

Overall a nice slightly complex and unusual beer, perhaps overly malty for many. (357 characters)

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Moosbacher Kellerbier from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
81 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.