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Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Hacker-Pschorr Munchner KellerbierHacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 9.94%

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Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Absumaster on 09-14-2010)
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Photo of rarbring


3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy deep straw colored brew, a white quickly receding head, no lacing, little curtains.

A fruity fresh acidity, some floral notes.

Starting sweet with sugary white bread, lemon and pears, some apple peel tartness.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, soft and refreshing, a smooth dry finish.

In all a very nice kellerbier.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 17:20:27 | More by rarbring
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

20oz pint, another awesomely unexpected find on tap in Wild Rose Country - Craft Beer Market in Cowtown, specifically.

This beer appears a rather cloudy medium golden amber hue, with one finger of tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which seeps away quietly and slowly, leaving an uneven, low-lying berm of lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy pale and wheat malts, some sweet, fruity booze esters, and mild earthy, leafy hops. The taste is sweet, indistinctly grainy malt, a touch of wet cardboard, that petrol essence so reminiscent of good aged Rieslings, and more soft earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are well restrained, and mostly inert throughout, the body a near medium weight, yet a bit watery, and mostly smooth, the uptick in Euro-booziness providing a mild hiccup or two. It finishes quite warm, and somewhat sweet, though not all alcohol-borne - the fruity malt likewise contributes to the sensation.

A decent spring beer, kind of on the light side, helping hoist us out of the lingering winter, with some gentle sturm und drang, from the headwaters nation for the style. Easy drinking, long wooden table sort of quaffing, this one is.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2012 21:50:27 | More by biboergosum
Photo of Absumaster


3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A cloudy beer with an orange color and a fading head.

Smell is light malty and has some fresh, grainy notes. A whiff of dextrines or breadiness is also around.

Taste is malty and has a little dextrine malt and notes of honey. The yeast adds a pleasant bready and yeasty taste. The hops can be barely tasted. Aftertaste is a bit rough on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 15:21:07 | More by Absumaster
Photo of flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A golden blond colour with good clarity and a thin but bubbly, white head at the top.

Some corn with a very sweet base to it. There is some nice, light and sweet hops that lingers.

A sweet taste, particulary in the finish. There is some corn and a good balance of hops as well. I can also detect a sort of almond like taste at the end.

Smooth, medium body and a very sweet feel on the palate with a touch of bitterness from the malts.

Nice and sweet with good carbonation and made for a nice beer on a Friday evening.

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Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 11:34:20 | More by flyingpig
Photo of jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle, pale amber colour, slight haze, medium to large thick head. Not much of an aroma which tends to be the way Kellers/Zwickels are, notes of cork. Tasted slightly tart, a bit yeasty and was well balanced. Nice smooth mouthfull. Overall a well made if not spectacular Kellerbier.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 15:18:34 | More by jonb5
Photo of TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly foggy orange gold. Moderate head settles to a film and gives good lace.

Hoppy and malty sweet nose. Bready.

Fairly flat on the palate with a bit of a gentle sparkle. Yeast to taste, sweet. Hops not as present in the taste as in the nose.

Soft, easy to drink. Afew interesting things happening in the glass. Well made.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 03:46:07 | More by TerryW
Photo of paulozanello


3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Swing top gorgeous bottle.
Production date: 05.26.11
Best by date: 26.02.12

This is a Zwickel style beer, an unfiltered, unpasteurized, open fermented lager.

Pours a golden orange and translucent color forming a small white head that quickly dissipates to no foam whatsoever. Not the prettiest looking beer.

Aroma is cereal, honey, malt, bread and a faint caramel. Not very strong but still good.

Taste is malty at first with bread, cereal and honey with a very subtle bitter hop kick towards the end. Good balance.

Mouthfeel is on the drier side despite a few sweet malty notes that reach the aftertaste. Carbonation is high and body is medium to low. High drinkability.

Overall a good rendition of a german lager: highly drinkable and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 23:07:51 | More by paulozanello
Photo of StJamesGate

New York

3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber-tinged brass with clotted cream head that rims. Bread dough starter and golden treacle on the nose with some coriander leaf.
Honey, white peaches and sponge cake with gentle grass and cookie spice.
Stewed apple finish and drying linger. Butterscotch hit as it warms. Medium, round, with some chew.

This is well-constructed; hops don't show as large as I expected but it doesn't quite cloy. Yet still too sweet and heavy, and I somehow expected more depth and/or bite. And is that indeed diacetyl at the end?

A dumbed down version of the style. Leave the Franconian styles to Franconia.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 19:38:12 | More by StJamesGate
Photo of BretSikkink


3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed over, golden orange with a pretty fluffly little white cloud head. Retention and lacing are nice enough. Good looking pale German lager.

Aroma is sour, fairly bready with lots of yeast notes. Lemon zest, a little herbal.

The flavor is again bready with a light cracker note. Not quite sour, but there's some diacetyl notes that are unexpected. Citric notes are restrained, as are grassy earthy hops.

Lots of wheat-like smoothness going on here. Everything is too restrained and clean, despite the natural yeast presence. Finishes with a clear note of diacetyl, which takes away from drinkability a little bit. Good but far from great.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 01:23:56 | More by BretSikkink
Photo of dasenebler


3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

.5L swing-top, best before the end of October 2011.

Pours a cloudy, mellow gold with a nice fluffy head. The retention is solid, and the lacing is textbook.

The aroma is nice, with yeasty, doughy notes and some pleasant citrus rind.

The flavor is very yeasty and bready, which is to be expected for this "naturtrüb" style, though it may go a bit too far, into quasi-diacetyl territory. The hops are pleasant--grassy, mildly citrusy--but could be even more present. Aftertaste is straight- up wheaty bread. The mouthfeel is very smooth and well-carbonated.

A good beer, just a bit too yeasty for the style, in my opinion. More hops, please.

Notes: This is the same beer as Hacker-Pschorr Anno 1417. I think they just changed the label recently to include "Münchner Kellerbier," underneath which it still reads "Anno 1417."

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 19:28:15 | More by dasenebler
Photo of Ochsenblut


3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Swing-top bottle purchased in Germany, smuggled back to Italy.

This Kellerbier has a burnt orange opaque body with a fluffy white head that measures three fingers. Lacing is decent, but the head recedes to a scant ring around the glass.

The smell is citrus and sourdough bread.

A wheaty twang and citrus combine with a rough graininess. Grassy hops are strong and persistent throughout. This feels raw and artisanal, which is not a bad thing.

Mouth feel is medium and befitting.

Kellerbier is an interpretative style that has a large range of possibility. This one happens to be rough and unapologetic.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 19:15:35 | More by Ochsenblut
Photo of Brabander


3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this bottle a few months ago when i was in Germany. I believe i bought this in the city of Heilbronn. Never go there! City with no atmosphere at all....

Now the beer. Bottle best before january 2013. Poured in a big glass mug this beer looks decent. A very nice fluffy head, broken white with a fluid which looks like piss... The head disappears after a while leaving a big ring of lacing.

At first i found the smell a bit watery but after a second sniff the beers lightens up. Taste is flat, no hops and no carbonation. This is not a spectacular beer but it's decent drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 15:39:55 | More by Brabander
Photo of soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

2.3/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Attractively burnished, hazy bronze with a sturdy white head. It looks rustic, as it should. Aroma is all sourdough bread, tangy and sweetly stale, like the smell of an old pub or brewery. Not a lot of hops happening, though there is a faint white wine fruitiness. Tangy and sweet flavour, big on honey and cotton candy with funny overripe banana and medicinal phenol undertones. Thick and bready and oddly filling in spite of a good fizz. Lacks the sharp, refreshing quality of other kellerbiers, so this one falls pretty flat – it feels needlessly heavy. Something of a challenge to drink, I'm afraid.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 17:24:30 | More by soulgrowl
Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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