Moosbacher Kellerbier - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HardTarget on 08-14-2005)
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Photo of damndirtyape
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

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 bucklemyshoe
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.

Photo of tempest
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.

Photo of atlason
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.

Photo of Vdubb86
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.

Photo of jyuhas
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.

Photo of claytong
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.

Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
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.

Photo of Brunite
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.

Photo of Zorro
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark for the style, very dark amber borderline brown colored beer depending on how much light you have. Small white colored head. This is as dark as anything in the amber spectrum ever gets.

Smell is extremely full of toasted grain. Caramel and stronger grain husk with a little raisin and slight smoke.

Starts out tasting very much like whole grain bread. Slight tang to the taste like rye beer. Caramel becomes stronger as you drink it giving this a flavor a lot like raisin bran cereal.

Mouthfeel is good, average for the style though.

Drinkability is OK. I have had other examples of the style and they were thicker.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 9/10. Consumed 2/11.

A: An aggressive pour yielded a bubblewrap topping of macro-bubbles that was light ivory in color but dissipated to a patchy offering within a matter of a slight minute. Backlighting reveals a dark ruby color with a light and lazy rise of effervesce. The lacing was light and whispy, of thin lashes that was light in coverage and low in interest. Overall a bit darker then usual per style but that's ok.

S: The nose was malty and sweet filled with a fruity nature of red grapes, cantelope and some tart cranberries. The hopping comes through late with a fresh sense of greenery, particularly that of celery leafs. Wide in spectrum, a bit odd and fruity per style, but intriguing to say the least.

T: The flavor opens a bit sweet and fruity, of apples and red grapes with a sweet caramel backing. A light and fresh citrus mixes with cola and musky grains providing some wintery cheer. On the final we sense some warm honey sweetness mixing with some wheat.

M: The mouthful was warming with a spicy holiday feel, a bit odd per style. Medium bodied with a syrupy weight. Non-existent co2 presence. Finshes off with a light syrupy fade.

D: A little darker and heavier then you would expect from your average kellerbier. Interesting and different but when I think of kellerbier I think of a light and crisp summertime drink with a sharp and pronounced crispness and light citrusy touch. This was more malty and fruity, almost bock like at times, more suited for the fall season.

Photo of Schwarzwald
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light brown with a fairly good head. Very warm caramel smell and nuttiness. I drank it with a few apps and enjoyed it a lot. I was expecting a little more depth and thicker mouthfeel. I wish they would put a little more into this beer, as it is very good but feels like it could be excellent. ABV was very good and the carbonation was neutral, not sharp at all. Very nice, well worth a try. Great Kellerbier.

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down.
S: There are light aromas of caramel malts in the nose.
T: The overall taste is quite malty and has a mild amount of sweetness with flavors of butter, caramel and toasted malts. No bitterness from the hops is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied, very smooth and a bit watery on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly.

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 DaveHS
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
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 Huhzubendah
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle

The beer appears a pretty clear light brown hue, similar in color to a cola. There is about a half inch of head that leaves a decent trace of lacing about the glass.

The aroma is subtle and simple. Scents of bread and malt, with a hint of yeast.

The taste is very bready and has a taste similar in some regards to a Belgian quad, though obviously much more subtle. I really enjoy the simpleness and purity of this, and other German beers. The malt flavor is distinctively German and tasty.

The body is somewhat thin with moderate carbonation.

An easy drink German beer that is low in alcohol. Good stuff.

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

I picked up a flip-top bottle at a gas station on my way to Zugspitze. Similar to a nutbrown. Light cola brown color. Fizzy soda head that settles down into large floating bubbles. Malty sweet aroma. Very smooth tasting and I think a great session beer.

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

I poured into my glass to a short lived off white head. It is a dark amber color. The aroma is caramel malt. The taste is pretty much the same. There is no complexity here. It's just a simple beer. This beer goes down easy, and it is quite drinkable.

Photo of rtepiak
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

an amber dingy wood color of a pour with a nice head of bigger bubbles. a nose of a lot of german malt, stale apple pie. palate was that exactly with a bitter quality of earth and a sour mild of plum. as it get warmer the nose brought out a lot of plum. and this seems to be a part of the whole thing. i would expect more of a cellar wood hop quality and a tad more of an interesting sour smokey zing. a good start. a hard style.

Photo of BedetheVenerable
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500ml brown flip top, nice label, dated

Appearance: Bright dark mahogany beer with a creamy ivory cap that shows decent retention

Smell: Lots of toasty, bready, sweet caramel malt notes, kinda like a rich bock. Not much in the way of hops at all here; this is warm and bready.

Taste: Pretty much in keeping with the aromas, but there is a hint of bitter minerality here as well...sweet flavor, but ends almost dry and toasty.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium to medium

Drinkability: Pretty high.

Simple, solid, tasty. Good value.

Photo of jneiswender
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Wife got this bottle for me. Served in a tall Euro mug, cool.

A-topaz brown body. off white head, thick.

S-sweet grain, grain husk

T-sweet spice cake, light floral finish.


D-nice beer but a bit overly sweet for my taste. Wish hop balance was there or more pronounced.

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

Appearance - This gave off a modest head and had a nice light-brown body and wasn't cloudy for some reason.

Smell - There is little smell to this lager but what I can get is nice. It is a very sharp grain and that's it.

Taste - The grain is big at the taste. It is very sharp and husky with a raw edge that will satisfy any lover of the style but may cause the uninitiated to literally spit it out on the bar.

Mouthfeel - This is bigger than most KBs that I've had before although it is still shy of medium-bodied. There is little carbonation which is typical of the style.

Drinkability - I could have chugged this bier in two gulps. It must have been lagered to death, and you really do get the feeling that this was stored in a cellar or a cave for a few months. Tasty and very authentic.

Photo of PorterLambic
2.15/5  rDev -39.6%
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.

Moosbacher Kellerbier from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
81 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.