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Zeppelin Bier - Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH

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78
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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mora2000 on 06-15-2010

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3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brauerei Max Leibinger "Zeppelin"
11.2 oz. brown glass bottle, "Best Before End: 003 E 51 FL."
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More "901, Tampa, FL

I was hoping for a little more from this beer given that it's supposedly a kellerbier, and that it reads "So schmeckt geschichte" - so tastes history, but what I found was a fairly basic brown ale, albeit it quite refined and enjoyable.

The body was actually fairly clear, and although I couldn't see my fingerprints through the glass, I could clearly see my fingers. The color was a deep amber/copper beneath a creamy off-white head. The head retention and lacing were actually quite good, and I appreciated the the initial ring of lace it left followed by thin broken-veils.

In the aroma I found apple and soft dark skinned fruit with a very subtle edge - just a suggestion - of roastiness or smokiness. I'm guessing that this is made with brown malt and that's where it's coming from. Some nuttiness, and minor background floral, grassy, and leafy/earthy hops come through as well.

A full nuttiness joins the fruit along with a complementary bit of golden caramel, and the combination of the three is really quite nice. A stiff bitterness braces it, and all that's needed are some hops to lend a bit of spice and usher in a dry finish... and there they are: herbal, spicy, leafy, grassy, and lightly floral.

In the end I was impressed, if somewhat disappointed that I didn't find something more exciting. Of course it all makes sense: the malt that they're using would surely mimic what was being produced in the early 1900's; and given their location to the southwest of Munich a brown, semi-malty ale would have still been the norm.

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3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For a German beer, this is really good.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.36/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.76/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a buckwheat honey color instead of wildflower. Nice looking one finger mousse head. settles into a cream head 2 mm thick.

S: Mostly Munich malt in this, which makes sense since it's from Bavaria. Very light bread, toffee, corn syrup sweetness. A tart citrus and floral hop presence is in support.

M: Effervescent, acidic feel. Medium body, rounded.

T: Grassy Saaz hops, toast, caramel, and biscuit. Mineral water helps it trend toward the middle. Carapils malt gives a neutral flavor. Not bad, not earth shattering. I imagine this as a cross flavor wise between a dunkel and pilsner- a very sweet pilsner. Nothing offputting if a bit corny Would taste horrible warm. Would like to taste some other examples of the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of antott0523
1.75/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: Hazy amber with a minor amount of carbonation. Thin beige head that dissipates to nothing.

Smell: Metallic notes of iron. Faint notes of malt including apricot and butterscotch. A bit damp.

Taste: Actually quite neutral. Notes of filtered water. The finish is moderate with faint notes of iron, apricot and yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall: Everything about this beer is below average. There are notes of apricot and butterscotch on the nose and tongue, but they are masked by more unpleasant characteristics such as iron and yeast.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Zeppelin Bier from Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH
78 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.