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Zeppelin Bier - Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH

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BA SCORE
78
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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

1.73/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a hazy deep orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, little to no aroma whatsoever. In the taste, a small caramel like note, but really nothing at all. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry caramel note in the aftertaste. Lack of flavor, and taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 16:47:12 | More by OWSLEY069
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antott0523

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 23:09:32 | More by antott0523
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Trappist_Vince

Texas

2/5  rDev -40.7%

12-01-2013 01:48:31 | More by Trappist_Vince
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Sarunas7

Kansas

2/5  rDev -40.7%

01-16-2012 05:52:26 | More by Sarunas7
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mdunman

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy amber with a good head and some good linger

S: Stale malt with some good hops

T: Rich stale malt with some pretty good hoppiness

M: Medium body with good carbonation

Not a pleasant trip. Tasted like Coors Banquet with some better hops. I won't be ordering another of these any time soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 01:42:21 | More by mdunman
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harpus

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

07-27-2012 15:37:44 | More by harpus
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

05-24-2014 18:16:03 | More by Latarnik
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zbooks

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

11-26-2013 04:14:04 | More by zbooks
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starshockey9

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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

Oklahoma

2.83/5  rDev -16%
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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BeerZack

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The color is a murky brown reminiscent of dirty bathwater with a spotty soap bubble head. Also kinda looks like iced-tea to put it in a more favorable way.
Smells of cardboard and apples with a hint of toffee.
Slightly sweet toffee covered cardboard with a weird chemmy bitterness that reminds me of an American light beer, urea. Finishes dry due mostly to carbonation bite. Carbonation is very strong and tingly and Im not sure it suits the rest of the beer, although it is interesting.
Probably not quite as bad as I make it sound, but I can't really describe it any better either. (ie I will drink the other 5 bottles, but I will probably never buy this beer again)

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 00:47:17 | More by BeerZack
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mikeylol

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Copper with a tinge of brown hue. 1 Finger head quickly recedes into a very thin foam layer. Surprisingly, there is some lace.

S- Yeasty with hints of clove and banana. Very pronounced malts with hints of caramel and floral hops.

T&M- Above avg carbonation, medium bodied. Sweet bready malts dominate the pallet. Pick up hints of the clove and noble hops, still grossly malt-centric. Moderate alcohol bite, even though it is relatively weak.

O- A so-so German brew. Never had this style, might seek out others but not Zeppelin.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 19:44:44 | More by mikeylol
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11%

07-20-2013 20:33:23 | More by acurtis
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -11%

02-06-2013 09:45:07 | More by Michaeldmanley
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Exiled

Texas

3/5  rDev -11%

11-15-2011 04:28:29 | More by Exiled
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Hellmeh

Texas

3/5  rDev -11%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -11%

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

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11%

03-10-2014 01:48:46 | More by Sludgeman
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FriedGold2112


3/5  rDev -11%

05-15-2012 06:03:55 | More by FriedGold2112
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fizzy clear beer the color of dried orange peels. A strong cream colored head is thick and lasts for the duration of the brew due to being fed by a constant steady stream of bubbles.

The nose is mild and boring. It smells of stale old grains and a little over steeped tea. It doesn't smell horrible but it is very much not "a heavenly experience" as stated on the bottle.

Taste is more of the same. A mix of earthy tea flavor and some spent grains. There is a nice light honey and caramel flavor but it is over come by a metallic penny note.

Kind of a ho hum beer all the way around. The mouthfeel is decent but nothing to write home about. The carbonation is weak making the beer slicker then I prefer. I say pass this one by if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 22:09:39 | More by jbphoto88
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

International Green Week, Berlin 2012: at last we reach Hall 12, the hall dedicated to German breweries and food to go with beer. We find a table and seats by the Andechs bar, leave the womenfolk to keep the area safe and start to forage for beers. Loads of breweries and beers to choose from and for some reason I broke one of my own golden rules ‘always try the draught beers, you’ll find bottles again, but may never get the chance to have the beer on tap again’. So a .33cl bottle of this brew caught my eye as I wandered around and I had to have one.

This unfiltered brew comes with a natural cloudy look, red/brown in colour: on top a thatch of white bubbles, the head left almost before I got back to the table and no lacing was produced by what remained floating on top as I sat down.

The smells were of malty bread/toast and some sweeter molasses; a hop hint as the beer warmed: this was the best bit I’m sorry to say, it went downhill from now on.

The taste was on the malty side and appeared one dimensional in flavour: I expected a lot more to be honest, thin and lacking in substance for a 5.2%ABV brew. The hops just didn’t show at all, no bite or crispness to the brew, I’m struggling to find anything nice to say about this beer, so I’ll curtail the review now!

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 13:56:59 | More by BlackHaddock
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Mora2000

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a slightly hazy iced tea color with an off-white head. The aroma is grapes, wheat, grass and flowers. The flavor is a mix of wheat, grapes and flowers with a somewhat earthy finish. It almost resembles dirt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 03:16:24 | More by Mora2000
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kojevergas

Texas

3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
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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rworkman

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-26-2014 19:59:20 | More by rworkman
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Zeppelin Bier from Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH
78 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.