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Moosbacher Kellerbier - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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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 cokes
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle as pictured, no mention of "alt"...moving on...

Pours to a shadowy orange-brown tea-like color, moderated hazed, and sporting a short, large-pocked eggshell rise.
Toasted grain aroma, with backing steely herbs, and plenty of wet dough...and wet rocks There's also a seedy sense of red grapes and a distant carob notion.
Doughy sweet upfront in the mouth, as it gradually positions itself toward toasted grain and toffee. It sidles past smoked prunes, sun-dried tomatoes, Cab grapes, and maybe even a little barreled apple brandy. After it sits awhile, talc-covered pears arise, hearkening back to their Lager. It dries in the middle and diverts to a forward stoniness, with black tea flourishes. There are still lingering sweet tendrils, but the hop cut them short with earthy, herbals. It's pretty neutrally balanced once it's swallowed, but the finish is long with a sanded-down version of even that precedes it.
Medium-light bodied. Actually, the body itself is fairly thin, but the small amount of trickling CO2 and the suspended yeast give this a bit of heft that it needs. It's still rapidly drinkable.
I like this a lot. It seems stunningly fresh (and just recently arrived in town), so that's probably the key.

Photo of shirfan
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Delicate clear orange in color with a thin layer of foam.

Aroma is strong noble hops, almost perfume-like in nature. There's a slightly sour funk too, something like wild apples that have been sitting on the ground for a while.

Taste is soft, lightly sour, very organic. The hops are what you'd expect of a typical euro lager, but the mouthfeel is totally different. Instead of the crisp, almost metallic brightness of a green-bottle specimen, this is closer to an oktoberfest in malt makeup, yet it's nothing like that either, lacking the chewy dextrinous sweetness. I'm having trouble putting the underlying flavor and mouthfeel into words...it doesn't taste like yogurt, but somehow that's what comes to mind. A culture. Alive. Faintly sour, perhaps even a hint of sweet vinegar, but tasty.

Strange and wonderful; I'd definitely like to try more examples of the style.

Photo of kkosmoski
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL swingtop poured into a Kaltenberg gold-rimmed glass. A very clear, reddish-tinged, light amber in the glass with a white head that falls down to barely a covering within a minute. Aroma is of grain husk, and has a very pronounced European malt aroma. Flavors include very slight caramel, pilsner malt, and a bit of toast with some bitterness coming into play midway rather than at the end. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a crisp carbonation. This beer goes down very well. It has a smooth flavor and mouthfeel, and it leans pretty heavy on the malt side. I was surprised that this tasted rather fresh, and I enjoyed this example of this hard to find style.

Photo of joeysmokedporter
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First note: as I looked through the other reviews of this beer, I wonder if the reviews are covering the style moreso than this particular beer. To me this was a fairly good example of a Kellerbier and my subsequent rating reflects how this beer measures to the style, not my preference of this style versus others.

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a stemmed pilsner glass.

A: pours amber/brown, creamy off-white head that dissapates in a few minutes, lacing. Slightly hazy in clarity, not clear like a typical lager and not as cloudy as a weissbier (the clarity seems appropriate to the Keller style, maybe a little less hazy than expected).

S: Sweet malt/baked bread aroma

T: Has a deep malty sweetness, reminiscent of German decoction-mashed lagers. Some baked/toasted bread flavors. Ends with a sweet aftertaste. In between there are hints of tartness, which are to be expected with the Kellerbier, and these balance the sweetness moreso than hop bitterness, which is difficult to detect. A few times I noted a slight metallic taste.

M: Light to medium feel, slightly sticky, average carbonation but appropriate to the style.

D: A good example of the Keller style, although a little darker than I expected. At a moderate alcohol level, this beer is an easy drinker. Paired well with Indian dinner I had, as sweetness of the beer balanced and cut through the spicy food (this may not have been the best match but it seemed to work).

Photo of Shaw
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, light brown in color with an off-white head that reduces to a fine layer in my glass. If this beer is supposed to be cloudy, it's not, even after swirling in the bottle.

If has a nice, sweet malty aroma that has hints of fruit and caramel.

The taste is clean, as I would expect from a German brew. It's light with a nice flavor of toasted grain and bread. There's a bit of sour twang to this beer, too, though it's subdued.

Overall a good, thirst-quenching beer.

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 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 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 russpowell
4.26/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Bruisin Ales in Ashville, consumed late July

Poured copper with 1 finger of eggshell colored head. Great clarity for a keller, minimal head retention & lacing

S: Bready with some caramel notes

T: Big-time caramel & breadyness up front. Some herbal hops & crackery notes as this warms. Finishes dry with hints of pecan

MF: Low carbonation. medium body & great balance

Drank very easy, was as good as as any keller I had out of the bottle in Germany

Photo of cabsandking
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy amber color with an off white head that’s stiff, resembles airy Styrofoam packing, and good retention. Sweet light malt, honey, toffee, and tea in the nose. Soft flavors with lightly roasted malt, honey, and molasses. Slight organic, mossy, tea like notes mixed with floral, mildly bitter hop characters. Light body, a semi-smooth mouthfeel and a enjoyable fizzy carbonation. The finish is dry, bitter, a tad spicy at first but ends with a charred caramel flavor. Good beer, and highly drinkable.

Photo of hunteraw
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Attractive, rich honey color. Nice sized head, with mediocre retention. No lacing. My first kellerbier - surprisingly clear, for an unfiltered beer.

Smell: very light aroma, reminiscent almost of wheat germ, with just a bit of hop presence.

Taste: Fairly light flavor, grainy, with a bit of overripe fruit in the finish. Finishes dry. A bit light for me, mom was a fan, however.

Mouthfeel: thin, carbonation seems a little light.

Drinkability: Okay, paired well with a light grilled fish sandwich.

Photo of mortarit
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear with very minimal bubbles rising to the top, amber in looks.
Toasty, malty smell with that bread hint, it is very mild not overwhelming to the mouth.
Smooth, soft, and full
Quite pleasant and very drinkable example, though it really does not stand out.
The swing top gives it a nice touch.
Not worth the price at $10.99 per bottle though.
The date on the bottle is out of date but i wanted to try it anyway.

Photo of bluegrassbrew
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1.6pint bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a reddish brown with some off white head that quickly drops to nothing.

Smell is almost non existent, but I guess that is better than being offensive.

Taste very bready. Grain notes and a very yeasty quality. Different but not bad at all.

Overall, an interesting style. My first Keller bier and I enjoyed it. I can feel those vitamins working their magic!

Photo of Drew966
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moosbacher Alt Kellerbier pours a dark amber color with an off white head that quickly dissipated from a half liter swingtop bottle that opened with a reassuring pop. Sweet malt dominates the aroma. There are more hops in the flavor than I expected given the nose. There is a very pleasant balance between the hops and the caramel malt. Enjoyable.

Photo of CharlieMopps
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a transparent deep amber hue, kind of caramel in color with two fingers of bubbly white head that dissipated to a thin layer of bubbles.

S: A very clean profile, with a slight malty sweetness, a bit grainy as well. Hints of caramel or a buttery undertone sit in the background.

T: Surprisingly subtle aspects of this beer make it somewhat enjoyable. The malt/grain is present up front, with a little bit of a sweetness in the middle that washes away into a dry and faintly hopped finish. There's a bit of a grainy character throughout, though, which is probably a by product of the yeast, but I consider that a positive trait of this beer.

M: Spot-on with the carbonation. A very light mouthfeel to a beer that hints at something heavier on the first sip. Well-done.

D: The lightness of this lager and the interesting grainy malt flavor are enough to keep me sipping at the subtlties, so I'd have to say it's a fairly drinkable brew.

Photo of tugdriver7
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

German flip top. Gorgeous sepia brown with a small head that disappeared quickly, but left a nice foam along the edges of the glass. Lightly roasted malt in the nose with a touch of bitterness perceptible in the scent. Taste is all malt, with a nice fruity bitter hops flavor that balances the lightly carmelized taste of the malt perfectly. A bit on the thin side, but definitely not too thin, with delicate little bubbles. Very drinkable--and with a moderate ABV. Labeled a Kellerbier, but definitely has an Alt taste and color. Like the best of both styles in one. A great find that came in a 4-pack of large bottles.

Photo of Minkybut
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this beer from bottle into a tumbler at 48 degrees. The beer had a nice pretty amber color with a fine frothy head. The smell was fruity, bready and yeasty like dough or something being kneeded in front of your nose. The taste was slighly sweet, slighly nutty with a very smooth finish. Very drinkable well balanced beer I thought. I will buy again.

Photo of mmmbeer
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL swingtop, best before date is notched 08/07. It pours a light copper with very active carbonation and a half-inch tan head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma consists of grains, molasses, and toasted, lightly smoked malts. It has a light flavor, but I can detect caramel, toasted malts, a faint smokiness, some sweetness, and light, spicy hops that contribute a mild bitterness. The body is medium and fairly smooth, drying, with lightly tingly carbonation. Overall an average German lager I'd say, almost reminiscent of a dunkel. Not bad, but not great.

Photo of daliandragon
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark reddish brown color with a thin cap of hazy head. Body is completely clear and lacking in carbonation bubbles. Nose is bland and grainy and not very exciting.

Taste is more of the same, with a side order of metallic flavors and a decent malt backbone. Mouthfeel is a pleasant surprise with enough carbonation to turn this into a solid lager with a smooth, refreshing texture. Clean and refreshing with a yeast influenced aftertaaste.

Overall this is decent but nominally boring. Still, I could see draining a few of these on a hot day in Deutchland.

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 Ego
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
soapy off white head, good retention, good lacing, semi hazy brown hue, a good amount of carbonation rising up from the depths, simply a nice looking beer.

nose...
caramel with a hint of nuttiness, a waft of smoke. this is interesting but not THAT interesting...

taste etc...
light tasting but somewhat full in the mouth, the hops are sorta dusty tasting in their bitterness, the carbonation is excellent, it makes it almost refreshing but also just prickly enough. the caramel tones are present but the wierd character mixes with it making this drink less like a traditional lager...I suppose it is from the yeast? it is almost like a strange tasting lager... yep, that's it. the nice lagering caramel tone is subdued by the yeast providing a different array of flavor.

verdict?
interesting to try.. not something to go on a 4 day road trip for.

Photo of Citadel82
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flip cap pint bottle purchased at Spirits Unlimited on Route 36 in Middletown for $2.09.

Pours out a deep amber with a seriously rocky white head that left sheets of lacing.

Aroma of biscuit and caramel with a faint floral backdrop.

Taste was balanced and somewhat muted. Some biscuit and some sweetness with a trace of balancing bitterness that evoles into a nice dry finish.

Mouthfeel was a touch on the thin side, though clearly not watery

Overall a very drinkable brew and a nice one to keep on hand. Style wise this brew was very similar to some Marzen that I have enjoyed...

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass crystal clear watery brown (the color of tea). The head was white while it lasted but quickly faded to nothing.

The aroma was fruity with a caramel presence similar to that of an English Bitter.There was an earthy character to the aroma and a bit of wheat.

The flavor was again, similar to that of an English Bitter. The flavor contained caramel and a bit of wheat but a substantial bittering level was present. The flavor also had more of that earthy character noted in the aroma, but was not as fruity and estery as expected.

The finish was heading toward dry with a lasting bit of caramel and bittering into the aftertaste. The body was just below medium with a fairly low carbonation level. The beer opened with a whoosh, but did not have a high carbonation level. This was more of an English Bitter than a German ale but had a nice bittering level. As a session beer this might be a good one if in the area.

0.5l flip top bottle. Use before 10 06 notches on label.

Photo of maddamish
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Highlights:

Taste/Mouthfeel: Slight watermellon and malt taste. Watery with a hint of creaminess to it.

Ap: There was a huge creamy head to this beer when poured. Very attractive.

Drinkability/Notes: This beer is not something you would search high and low to get but if you see it in the store, please try it. A nice alternative to the BMC beers.

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.

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