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Moosbacher Kellerbier - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

Moosbacher KellerbierMoosbacher Kellerbier

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BA SCORE
81
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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%


Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HardTarget on 08-14-2005)
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 02:43:14 | More by sommersb
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lsummers

California

3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 04:26:42 | More by lsummers
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 22:35:11 | More by smakawhat
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 02:59:23 | More by Thads324
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 01:30:38 | More by brentk56
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 21:43:59 | More by OtherShoe2
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flagmantho

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 18:17:15 | More by flagmantho
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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 22:50:10 | More by smcolw
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MONKandTUCK

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 04:05:22 | More by MONKandTUCK
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TheStig

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 03:41:38 | More by TheStig
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 04:33:45 | More by Lemke10
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FosterJM

California

3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 19:36:58 | More by FosterJM
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 00:26:51 | More by Jimmys
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 00:44:30 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 22:24:57 | More by damndirtyape
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.73/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 04:49:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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samie85

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 02:29:16 | More by samie85
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bucklemyshoe

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 16:20:33 | More by bucklemyshoe
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 06:58:13 | More by tempest
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atlason

New York

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 01:56:06 | More by atlason
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Vdubb86

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 3Floyds pint glass

This beer counts as my first Kellerbier, it was the cheapest one I could find on the shelves. I hope that doesn't come back to haunt me

This beer appears a nice copper color with a decent white froth of foam on the surface. The aromas are a bready yeast nose mixed with light apple juice and a touch of banana. The flavor is mostly comprised of the apple juice and what may even be a touch of corn syrup, though I hope that's not true. It's decent on the palate, seems to go down rather smooth though it may be because of the watery nature. This beer is highly underwhelming, but still decent.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 22:27:23 | More by Vdubb86
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jyuhas

California

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a - very clear, golden copper, really nice color, thin white head dying pretty quickly
s - carmel, toffee, munich malt, light earthy hops
t - nice sweetness that is hard to explain, a bit like maple syrup, but something else I can't quite put my finger on, sweet corn?
m - thin body, nice bubbly carbonation
o - aroma and flavor very enticing, make me want more

I'm a little confused. I thought this style should have a cloudy appearance from the yeast in suspension, but this beer was quite clear.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 07:32:25 | More by jyuhas
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claytong

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A really lovely beer. I've had many zwickl and keller beers in Austria and this one is pretty tops. Granted a lot of the ones I had were mass-produced crap that my father in law drank. However I managed to have a few decent ones, but this one's malty sweetness fits right in with my liking. The wheat still stands out and combines well with the sweetness. Has a nice crisp finish that has you finishing the beer quickly.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 22:30:23 | More by claytong
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear mahogany color with a faint head that dissinates rather quickly. Light carbonation.

Smell: Wow! Delicious smelling toasted malts. Hints of coffee and toffee. Pale malts. Not much from the hops.

Taste: Sweet. Roasted flavor. The Malts dominate with a decent hop backing. The balance is good. Suprising light and refreshing. Not heavy like some heavy malt brews. Caramel malts. Somewhat bready.

Mouthfeel: Medium. Good balance. A little light. Somewhat watery.

Drinkability: very easy to drink. Refreshing and satisfying. I will definitely revisit this kellerbier.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 05:34:14 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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Brunite

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into glass mug.

A - Crystal clear and a dark amber color. Head is a dull white and pours 3 fingers. Fading is rather quickly and no lace is evident.

S - Nice aroma of German malt, like Munich. Very, very faint hops in the background.

T - All malt...but beautifully balanced. Not overtly sweet....just right. No hops noticeable at all during most of the drink until warming near the end when some faint hop bitterness peeks out.

M - Light to medium body. Carbonation is low.

D - Ubber-drinkable. This is light, sweet, and creamy and goes down easy.Very nice for such a unique style. Worth checking out again for an easy drinker. Their website has some nice info on the old family brewery that makes this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 03:27:50 | More by Brunite
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Moosbacher Kellerbier from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
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