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Zeppelin Bier - Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH

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38 Reviews
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Reviews: 38
Hads: 109
Avg: 3.46
pDev: 25.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of mdunman
2.54/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

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Photo of boudreaux
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle; best by 02/02/11

A: pours a slightly hazy, rusted amber; foaming white head, about 3/4 finger head; fair bit of carbonation that is sizzling up from the bottom etchings of the glass.

S: very bright; grainy, pilsner malt flavors; bold fruity flavor, almost overripe

T: malty sweet; grainy bitterness and soured malt at the end; bread notes present as well; touch of citrus orange peel

M: Unfiltered brews always are great mouthfeel to me; smooth, creamy, and full-bodied; the pilsener notes leave a dry finish, balancing the beer well

D: Definitely like this one; goes down easy and refreshing; a little heavy, due to the unfiltered yeast residue, though

My first venture into the Keller Bier/Zwickel Bier category. I love it! It's like a Hefeweizen or Wit Bier on steroids.

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of LacquerHead
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured this into a Sam Adams pint

It had an orange amber color. Good head formation and retention.

This had a very soft aroma. I couldn't pick out anything specific. It just smelled like a refined lager.

The taste was surprisingly good. It tasted very well put together. Like the aroma, I couldn't really pin down exact flavors. It was kind of floral.

M/F: it was on the softer side. Light carbonation, but didn't approach flatness.

D: I could easily drink a 6-er of this.

Conclusion: A very solid little beer. It tasted like a very refined lager, that is, it had a more softer polished finished compared to other lagers I've had. I enjoyed this one, it made me want to explore the Keller Bier/Zwickel Bier style

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Photo of bmwats
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a mug.

A: Cloudy light brown color. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Nice and tight. Settles fairly quickly. Doesn't really dissolve completely, but leaves a smattering of foam on the surface of the brew. Leaves some nice beer ring lacing behind as you drink.

S: Wheaty, malty, and really yeasty. A little peaty tone, and maybe some clove in there, too.

T: Yeasty flavor. Very grainy and woody.

M: Kind of a gritty feel on the palette. The grainy palette sticks with you.

D: Light body with a certain refreshing quality.

Atmosphere is pretty nice. Pretty nice rich look, and a thick tight head. Nose has a variety of grain tones. Nothing profound, but nicely balanced. Flavor, again, grain filled goodness. Overall, this is a really nice quaff.

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Photo of atsprings
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wagenvolks for the extra! 11.2oz bottle into a DFH Signature glass pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a thin off white head that diminishes to a ring and leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild sweet malts, burnt caramel and brown sugar. The taste is an interesting blend of sweet malts and fruit with a nice kick of brown sugar in the finish. The beer is quite light and crisp with decent carbonation. This is a very interesting beer, one I'm glad I got the opportunity to try and would certainly have again.

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Photo of Sweasty
4.07/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Zeppelin pours a murky and cloudy dull brass/brown color. Its topped off by about a fingers worth of bone white head. Head settles to a ring quickly, but leaves some lace in its wake.

Moving on to the aroma. A bit of grassy hops hit upfront. A fleeting citrus/lemon note is there. Toasty baked bread notes are present as well. Things are rounded out by a semi-light earthy/cellar like quality.

The taste matches the nose. Grassy and minty hops start things off. Hops are followed by a fair bit of graininess with a drying quality. Graininess turns lemony mid palate. Light earthy notes flow throughout. Baked bread notes linger on in the drying finish. The medium light body, and zippy carbonation help carry the flavors quite well.

Lets face it, kellerbiers aren't the prettiest lagers of the bunch, but sometimes looks are overrated. Zeppelin is quite the tasty brew. Its a real lager in the raw. The rustic nature of this brew makes for an enjoyable quaff.

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Photo of BeerZack
2.86/5  rDev -17.3%
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)

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Photo of crossovert
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks wagenvolks for the brew hookup. 11.2 oz brown bottle best by 02.02.10.

It pours a sightly hazy cider color, darker than the other kellerbier I had today. The head is white and quickly dissipates leaving no lacing.

The smell is kind of meager, reminds me of an oktoberfest, light bread, light nuttiness, pinch of hops, not too complex.

The flavor picks up though, nice beadiness, slight nuttiness, the hops are delicate but noticeable enough. There is a distinct fruit flavor that is in there as well and pretty much makes the taste. It goes down smooth and easy.

The kellerbiers are interesting lagers that are a nice change of pace form the Helles or Dunkel. You could also replace an okto with this one.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a cloud stale orange color. something between a hef and duklewiess really. nose is german lager yeast and a mild sour apple funk. mild floral sweet... sort of wheat malt and hop blend in odor. licorice... no banana though. palate is apple with a funky grit of something astringent acidic. a mild sweet... some pollen and clove. not smoky like an alt on the brink of herbal, unstable bitter funk, and germany body. great style. consistent example. nice body.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Woo-hoo: 300th brewery!!

11.2oz bottle into a Stella Artois goblet. Best before 02.02.11.

Classy-looking label. The pour is a bit more unkempt, with a mottled, soapy head that slowly recedes atop the caramel-amber liquid. Zeppelin's body is murky with yeast and visibly carbonated--good depth to the browinsh hue as well. A bit of spice and brown sugar in the aroma get backed by a semi-sour mineral note and some cooked veggies. Musty. Hops save the day with a soft floral presence reminiscent of lilac and lavender.

Tastier than expected, that's for sure, Zeppelin packs on the flavor with lots of browned fruit flesh notes from the yeast. Hops taste zesty and alive on the palate, with a refreshing bite that lingers into the finish and suggests (mildly) pine and orange peel. Malts boast a superb balance of caramel and toffee sweetness. Again, very musty and organic. Mouthfeel is light-bodied, crisp and refreshing, but the carbonation is a bit too aggressive at times, leaving the tongue raw with effervescence. Overall, I found Zeppelin to be a pleasant surprise, and a damn tasty German import. Recommended.

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Photo of Spineypanda
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy brown in color, with a nice head and good retention.
Honestly the smell, although far from it, reminds me of canned tuna, but in a better way...
Taste is a bit bitter, with some serious grainy taste to it. I feel like i am drinking grain tea.
Not a bad beer, an interesting experience for a first time with this style.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Zeppelin Bier from Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH
80 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.