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Zeppelin Bier - Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.84%


Brewed by:
Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 06-15-2010)
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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

2.83/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Always happy to try a keller bier, here's hoping it won't be tired or old...

Pours a clear caramel with 2 fingers a cream colored head. Near zero head retention & lacing

S: Pears, some breadyness

T: Follows the nose, figgyness as well up front. More of the same with faint leafy hoppyness as this warms. Pears,dryness & hints of oxidation as this warms

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, thins out as this warms

Gonna guess this is old, no discernable dating on the bottle, I wouldn't buy this again unless I was in the country of origin, drinks alright at best

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 01:58:57 | More by russpowell
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jdm5161

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-10-2014 02:08:09 | More by jdm5161
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Hellmeh

Texas

3/5  rDev -12%

03-29-2014 04:10:59 | More by Hellmeh
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Jmamay22

New York

3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy amber brown. Mocha colored head subsides to a thin collar. The scent is substantially influenced by the yeast. There is a yeasty and bready aroma that is fairly fruity with notes of raisin and plum. A very faint whiff of slightly spicy hops, but they are not a strong presence.

The mouthfeel is very smooth with a moderately light carbonation. The taste begins with an initial yeast flavor and dough like sweetness. A slight hint of caramel and dark fruit and banana. The finish is only mildly bitter and leaves a lingering sweet flavor.

Overall it is a very curious beer that has a unique profile. While it does not present any new flavors it does combine them Ina unique way. Enjoyable, but not something I will search out for.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 22:09:30 | More by Jmamay22
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RockinRob925

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-19-2014 20:33:37 | More by RockinRob925
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s_wit

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-15-2014 21:23:38 | More by s_wit
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -12%

03-10-2014 01:48:46 | More by Sludgeman
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MikeDre

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

03-04-2014 01:33:50 | More by MikeDre
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starshockey9

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

03-03-2014 03:09:35 | More by starshockey9
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-27-2014 00:36:16 | More by TeachChefs
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rworkman

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-26-2014 19:59:20 | More by rworkman
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geaux750

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-25-2014 03:56:35 | More by geaux750
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-22-2014 20:16:17 | More by StArnoldFan
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-22-2014 06:16:28 | More by LJWalker
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

12-05-2013 17:54:47 | More by Dougwillhike
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Trappist_Vince

Texas

2/5  rDev -41.3%

12-01-2013 01:48:31 | More by Trappist_Vince
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NeverSettle

Texas

3/5  rDev -12%

11-26-2013 05:53:46 | More by NeverSettle
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zbooks

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

11-26-2013 04:14:04 | More by zbooks
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kojevergas

Texas

3.21/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with generic label art and branded silver pry-off pressure cap acquried as part of a mixed six-pack at Whole Foods HQ and served into a Spaten stangenglas in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; this is me first beer from this brewery. 5.2% ABV confirmed per the label. Reviewed as a kellerbier because Leibinger's website identifies it as such (even though the label clearly refers to it as an ale). Best before: "003 L 31 FL."

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a 2.5 finger wide head of off-white colour. Subpar thickness. Lacks creaminess and frothiness. Subpar consistency and complexion. Head retention is good - about 5-6 minutes. Lacing is quite sticky and clumpy as the head recedes, but the lacing doesn't hold - it slides down the sides fairly quickly.

Body colour is a nontransparent translucent dull copper with brown hues. Not a great colour by any means, and not particularly vibrant either. No yeast particles are visible, which is a bit troubling given the style. Actually, it looks like most of the sediment has attached itself to the bottom of the bottle. I wouldn't call this cloudy. It doesn't even look unfiltered.

Way out of style conventions here. I'm concerned. Far from unique or special, unless brewing a kellerbier that overtly violates style conventions is considered unique.

Sm: Low carbon dioxide is already evident from the aroma, which resembles a cask beer. Munich malts, pilsner malts, honey, grains, some brown malts, caramalt, and some floral character from the weak barely integrated hops. A biteen buttery. Bready. A bit on the sweeter side.

Caramel is dominant.

Strangely, I can't find any yeast character in the aroma. Odd for a kellerbier. No alcohol is detectable.

Overall, I'm liking it and looking forward to it in spite of its simplicity. I get the feeling this is going to bring the vitamins and rich bready quality I'd expect in a good keller.

T: Buttery (butterscotch/intentional diacetyl), mellow grains, munich malts, dominant caramalts, pilsner malts, and floral hops - with a minimal presence and little noticeable bitterness. Edges towards the sweeter end of the bitter/sweet spectrum, but it's pretty close to centre. Bready, sure. I do pick up some rich vitamin-ridden biscuity yeast character lurking beneath the malty core. It is a bit nutty, but I can't quite identify the nuts.

An extremely simple kellerbier with a good balance. Very no-nonsense and back to basics. I can dig that. Sure, I'd like more complexity and subtlety. It may be simple, but it's a gestalt build - I can't imagine removing or adding any notes would keep it as a whole. It's more than the sum of its parts, and that's a difficult thing to achieve. Tasty stuff even if it's shallow. Average flavour duration. Below average flavour intensity.

No alcohol comes through.

Mf: Classically undercarbonated to style. If you don't like that, kellerbiers aren't for you. Smooth and wet. Mellow light body. Fairly refreshing. A bit thinner than most lagers, which aids drinkability. Texture complements the taste well.

Not oily, harsh, gushed, oily, rough, hot, boozy, or astringent.

Dr: Very drinkable. This is a lager I could down by the litreglas, but it won't dazzle with intricacy or nuance. Just a solid table beer that's good for any season. I like that the flavour profile is bready and almost a meal-in-a-glass but that the mouthfeel is lighter and thinner, making it extraordinarily quaffable. I do appreciate a good keller and though this is far from world-class, it's one I'd happily go back to.

The nuttiness is a highlight for me personally.

High C+

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 04:50:48 | More by kojevergas
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archero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-20-2013 05:58:36 | More by archero
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Ian_Hammons

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

10-25-2013 05:48:59 | More by Ian_Hammons
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.16/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a cloudy light brown color with little head that faded fast
S-hops and malt
T-sweet malt taste that leaves you as it goes down,hint of hops in the aftertatse. Great dry finish.
M- medium bodied carbonation is good
O-surprized by the taste. This beer was great.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 23:07:26 | More by a0lbudman
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a small snifter.
Slightly cloudy yellowish-amber-gold color. Decent head.

This is a relatively fruity smelling zwickel lager from Bavaria. It has a good aroma and is quite tasty, with a touch of nutty yeast over a solid malt base. Mouthfeel is this lager's weak spot.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 14:26:25 | More by chinchill
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Haven't had very many beers of this style.
A - pours a rather deep amber brown with a yellow tint and just a 1/4 inch of head that pulls back to a mildly sticky lace ring.
S - Cereal grains, mild lager yeast with a touch of bready malts.
T - Rather sweet has a bit of a twingle which I assume is the hops. Mildly bready with mostly some caramel malts not your typical lager.
M - Light to medium easy to drink overall

Well I got this at my local place mixed and matched. It seems above the taste of a typical lager but not by much. Strictly picked for its interesting cover art.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 05:14:04 | More by DrDemento456
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Zeppelin Bier has a thick, frothy, slightly off-white head, and a clear, light amber, bubbly appearance, which clouds up, once the bottom contents are aggressively swished and poured in. Lacing is heavy. The aroma is faint, but one can detect subtle sweetness and bread crust. Taste is of sweetness, bread crust, and stereotypical lager beer flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Zeppelin Bier finishes crisp, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is excellent.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 17:58:33 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Zeppelin Bier from Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH
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