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Moosbacher Kellerbier - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HardTarget on 08-14-2005

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Photo of brez8791
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of HomeBrewJunkie
2/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Moosbacher established 1887 “Brewing beer is not our job, it’s our passion!”

A - Dark golden hue. Very transparent. A white head that disappears quickly. Moderate to little lacing.

S - Hints of apples. (apple juice) Spicy hop aroma. Sweet malt character. Very weak in the aroma department. Very bland and not very complex. Much like a traditional commercial lager, noting much going on here.

T - Trying to be optimistic here, but taste is very simple as well. Again the spicy hops are very weak. Slightly sweet toasted malt flavor, which finishes dry. Not a very complex flavor, very ordinary and plain.

M - Medium body at best. Feels watery. Not a very impressive moutfeel either.

D - As far as drinkability, it just wasn’t for me. It’s not that it is necessarily a bad beer, just not great, or what I expected. I can easily finish the bottle but would not make an effort to try again. However I always encourage everyone to try a brew regardless of others reviews, as everyone has their own preferences. Who knows YOU might like it.

Photo of Alejandro1983
2.01/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

Photo of PorterLambic
2.17/5  rDev -39%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear. A rich, reddish-brown color with a light tan head which dissipates to a thickish film that lingers quite a long time.
Smell is malt with a slight wheat and hops note.
Taste is malty with a slight hops note and some alcohol presence.
A watery brew with a light body and light effervescence. Generously call this a decent beer with no oomph and little for either the nose or palate.

Photo of BeaBeerWife
2.46/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Wanted the fliptop bottle for homebrewing, got this instead of Grolsch... and was disappointed. Was nice to try something new, but wasn't all that.
Looks nice, smell was amazingly malty sweet. Goes down average, finishes with a really unnatural aftertaste. I couldn't quite put my finger on the aftertaste, but it was almost metallic or medicinal. I suspect it wasn't a bad batch, that it was intended as so, but I could be wrong.

Photo of smcolw
2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

Photo of MONKandTUCK
2.74/5  rDev -23%
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.

Photo of Sammy
2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

yellow, with a moderate quickly dissipitating head. Some spiciness but a bit metallic-macro-like lager. Sweetish finish, Really nothing special. Not very drinkable, maybe as it was not very fresh. Light, a touch of toastiness, all didn't work too well for me.

Photo of salvo
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From half-liter flip-ceramic capped bottle, pours the color of diluted coke; you know, when the ice melts on a hot day and starts to go flat. Carbonation is similarly limp -- almost spent. Off-white head dissipates quickly leaving faint lacing.

Smell is sweet biscuity malt with a lingering smell like humid air before a rainstorm. Not right after the rain: that's fresh and clean. This is before the storm: probably yeasty but it smells more "stuffy."

Taste is simultaneously too sweet and diluted: if it were as strong in the malt as I want, it would be sickly sweet. It is too sweet as it stands. There are hints of chocolate in the malt, but then the bitterness comes on and disappointment follows.

It's too sweet and too thin and the mouthfeel is underwhelming.

It's drinkable beer hall beer, I guess. I won't buy another anytime soon, until I forget how disappointed I was. So which keller beer do I remember so fondly?

Photo of jophish17
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

.5L swing-top bottle that looks almost identical to the other Moobacher Kellerbier listed here, but the bottle indicates a 5.2% abv so I'm reviewing this one

Aroma: grassy hops and some grapefruit, but not necessarily a good smell. Almost a bit funky/musty. Past its date? Maybe, no date to be found.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful amber body with a thick finger of head that dissipates rather quickly.

Taste: Moderate bitterness with a decent malt presence. Much more bitter than sweet though, and this beer really dries out on the palate. Not exactly the most dynamic beer but it has some ok flavor.

Feel: Pretty weak carbonation, a bit grainy, and again very dry

Drinkability: moderately drinkable, its just a pretty ordinary lager without a whole lot of character. Alcohol content is not a problem at 5.2%

Try the beer if you can - its worth a shot at $3 a bottle, but don't expect to be amazed

Photo of Jimmys
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Photo of samie85
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.

Photo of BEERchitect
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Like the other beers from the brewery, this Keller has a lighter, more cautious tone per its style. Ultimately, It's a weak Dunkel.

The beer opens with a cola-like brown hue, vibrant carbonation and a thin white head that struggles as it fades rather quickly. Much clearer than I expect.

The toasty pilsner malts rest against a mild wet-grain profile and give the aroma light caramel scent. No hops, light on vegital notes, and no sulfur compounds to mention.

Flavors of the caramel quickly turn to bread crust and light toast. Along side of a mild bready maltiness, this beer offers little. Maybe a mild grain taste, light buttery note, and subtle yeast taste, but I'm streatching here.

Body is very light and almost watery. Maybe not even the weight of an Amberbock. Regardless, the beer finishes dry and is easy to put down.

I am not that impressed by the beer. Its timid nature doesn't lead to much depth or complexity. It's simplicity isn't refreshing or crisp enough. It's a very weak Dunkel.

Photo of mikesgroove
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

the last of my note reviews, i grabbed this bottle on a whim for something light and different, poured cold into a pint glass.

pour is a light, clean, and clear amber color, looks like hay color with a small cap of white that seriously stayed for about a few seconds with no visible carbonation. aroma is earthy, musky grain, touches of light grass, but really rather bland and without much in the way of any depth, light feel, watery at times without any really big flavors or huge noticeable chnage from the smell. clean finish with little aftertaste left not much on the palate.

overall average session beer without much interesting going on, could be passed over.

Photo of Pegasus
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear amber color, with a modest head, which quickly collapsed, and scattered lacing.

Aroma: Toasty, malty aroma, with an underlying caramel note.

Taste: Toasty, bread-like malt flavor throughout, with a hint of caramel sweetness late in the taste, finishes with a dry and lingering mild bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, with a hint of stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Quite pleasant and very drinkable example, though it really does not stand out.

Photo of BPMeyer27
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of mmilyko
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of HardTarget
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle Inspection: Another brown German bottle, only thing on the label I could read was 12/05. That I understand.

Aroma: Mild, almost absent. Hints of brown malt and mild spice, maybe nutmeg.

Appearance: Very clear light brown glass topped by an off white head that collared quickly.

Flavor: Mildly toasty, some light hops and a slightly smoky note. I worked hard to come up with even that: this is a seriously mild beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation.

Overall Impression: I don’t want to give the impression this is a bad or watery beer, but the taste was just very neutral. A pleasant little beer, one I could session without complaint, but there just no “wow” about it.

Photo of mwa423
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a bottle the color is a very clear amber with little head.

Very little smell, just some malt and not that impressive.

The taste is sweet malt and german spice. Not particularly impressive, just average.

M/D - The mouthfeel and drinkability were just average for style. Goes down easily and smoothly.

Overall this would be a good example of the style to introduce somebody to the style, but there are better.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Got this on sale for $2.99 at WineSource in Baltimore.

2.5 A: New motor oil in color. Pathetic head, even with aggressive pour, no retention, and no lacing. Suprisingly clear for the style.

3.0 S: Really sweet smelling. Grain and caramel. There is also a funky ass smell to the tune of old warehouse.

3.0 T: Lackluster on all fronts. Some caramel and orange peel, but not much anything else as the malts are barely present. Hop character is a tiny bit more present, though weak as well. Grassy, herbal.

2.0 M: Unlike their dark wheat beer, this beer had no carbonation at all. Strange and pathetic.

4.0 D: Easy, smooth drink. Would be fine to get drunk off of (if you could find it ultra cheap), but not the type of beer you want to enjoy a homecooked supper.

Photo of DaveHS
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a watery chestnut brown with a thin, brilliant white head. No lacing.

S-Malty, some light, earthy hops.

T/M-Nutty, mildly sweet malts. Thin with low carbonation.

D-I understand this is a good representation of the style, but it's not for me.

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
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.

Photo of steveh
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow, great to see a "Use Before" chart on the label of an imported beer... too bad no months or years were marked. :-/

Ingredients: Wate, barley & hops. No one told Moosbach about the whole yeast thing yet? ;-)

A -- Clear (Keller?) copper-amber color with a thick off-white head that settles slowly. The color reminds me of Spaten Oktoberfest of old.

S -- Vague toasty malts and some spicy hops, mild DMS. Not a big nose at all.

T -- Sweet bready and toasted bread character. Very Amber Märzen in style. I have to imagine that if it were a true Kellerbier, unfiltered from yeast, it might even be better tasting. Maybe the lack of yeast on the ingredient listing is a red flag?

M -- Soft mouthfeel with light body, sort of thin from what I was expecting.

D -- Drinkability is fine, could have a bottle or 2 in a sitting -- but I was expecting the richness of a Kellerbier, so I'm just a little disappointed. Honestly, this could probably pass for Smithwick's! Or vice-versa.

Photo of illidurit
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cool swingtop bottle poured into a pint glass. Bronze-colored and clear, completely non-keller-esque. Small beige head fizzles out pretty quickly. Aroma and flavor are both basically Munich maltiness. There is a tiny aspirin note in the finish along with some substantial astringency on the palate. Not what I'm looking for in a kellerbier, closer to an oktoberfest or dunkel.

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Moosbacher Kellerbier from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
81 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.