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Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Absumaster on 09-14-2010)
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Photo of soulgrowl
2.3/5  rDev -35%
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.

soulgrowl, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

JeffreyJDavis, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -15.3%

brinch, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Nightwing
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Poured from bottle. Aroma of grass. Hazy golden with white head. Light bitter taste. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation. Overall not bad, but not really my favorite style.

Nightwing, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -15.3%

lgmol, Apr 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

NightINgale, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Brabander
3.08/5  rDev -13%
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.

Brabander, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of chickenm
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

chickenm, May 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Kevlee722, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of jmtpi
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

jmtpi, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of magpieken
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

magpieken, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of cervezango
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

cervezango, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

schnarr84, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of ludachris
3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The two fingers of head that sits on top of its peachy amber body is light and fluffy and recedes rather quickly. The sides of the glass bare no lace. Despite its haziness you can still see that it is well carbonated.

Fresh grassy tips poke out of its zesty orange center. Lemon rind and white pepper make things a bit more interesting. There's a rich, spicy breadiness prominent throughout with a streak of caramel. It's not overly pronounced but its spicy and bready nuances make for a good smelling beer.

The taste is more sweet than I had anticipated. The caramel is sturdier and the breadiness is more rich. A dash of spiciness adds some prickliness but as with the lemon peel, these qualities remain on the edges of its flavor profile. A musty earthiness is the more encompassing impression.

Perhaps it has something to do with it making the long trip from Germany to Halifax, I found this beer very under-carbonated. It explains why I found its sweeter, weightier qualities more prominent. It's light to medium bodied with a bit of slickness. For me, this was its weakest quality.

Again, my own expectations let me down. I was thinking this would be a staple and reference point for the style given its origins and I found it to be a lackluster example in terms of flavor, complexity and feel when comparing to other interpretations of the style I've had in the past. If I ever got the opportunity, I'd be more than willing to try this fresh to see how it compares.

ludachris, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Ochsenblut
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Ochsenblut, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of dasenebler
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
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."

dasenebler, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of BretSikkink
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

BretSikkink, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of StJamesGate
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

StJamesGate, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of paulozanello
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

paulozanello, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of jonb5
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

jonb5, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of TerryW
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

TerryW, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

FadetoBock, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Ciocanelu, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Boozecamel, Jun 08, 2014
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Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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