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Moosbacher Kellerbier - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer visit their website

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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2/5  rDev -44%

09-28-2013 21:27:07 | More by brez8791
Photo of HomeBrewJunkie


2/5  rDev -44%

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.

12-11-2007 02:28:42 | More by HomeBrewJunkie
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2.15/5  rDev -39.8%

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.

08-03-2010 01:01:56 | More by PorterLambic
Photo of BeaBeerWife


2.4/5  rDev -32.8%

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.

12-29-2007 16:23:56 | More by BeaBeerWife
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2.63/5  rDev -26.3%

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.

09-29-2012 22:50:10 | More by smcolw
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2.7/5  rDev -24.4%

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.

04-05-2012 04:05:22 | More by MONKandTUCK
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Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -23.5%

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.

10-14-2007 01:29:24 | More by Sammy
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2.8/5  rDev -21.6%

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?

07-02-2010 21:41:34 | More by salvo
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2.95/5  rDev -17.4%

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.

06-06-2011 02:29:16 | More by samie85
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2.95/5  rDev -17.4%

.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

06-23-2008 19:40:25 | More by jophish17
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2.98/5  rDev -16.5%

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.

08-07-2009 03:27:41 | More by BEERchitect
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2.98/5  rDev -16.5%

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.

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

3/5  rDev -16%

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.

12-12-2010 03:32:35 | More by mikesgroove
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3/5  rDev -16%

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.

12-10-2006 13:25:23 | More by Pegasus
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3/5  rDev -16%

08-22-2012 00:36:59 | More by jmathis
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3/5  rDev -16%

10-08-2013 01:25:56 | More by mmilyko
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3/5  rDev -16%

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.

08-14-2005 23:49:50 | More by HardTarget
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3.03/5  rDev -15.1%

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.

08-17-2009 00:30:34 | More by mwa423
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3.08/5  rDev -13.7%

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.

09-19-2008 23:18:10 | More by DavoleBomb
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3.15/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

11-19-2010 05:15:26 | More by DaveHS
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3.18/5  rDev -10.9%

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.

10-11-2011 00:44:30 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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3.2/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

04-15-2011 06:58:13 | More by tempest
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3.2/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

09-14-2009 19:51:33 | More by steveh
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3.23/5  rDev -9.5%

My first experience with a Keller bier, so unfortunately I don't have something to compare it to. Appearance is a light amber, fairly clear, with a white head that quickly fades with almost no lacing. Light malty aroma. Taste is pleasant if not exactly memorable. Light drinking, a little sweet with just a hint of hops. Finishes quite cleanly; this is a pretty easy drinking beer. Worth trying at $1.99/bottle, but not something I'd search out intentionally.

05-28-2009 01:41:59 | More by medic25
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3.23/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

01-12-2013 18:17:15 | More by flagmantho
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Moosbacher Kellerbier from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
81 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.