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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 09-14-2010)
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Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

biboergosum, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

dcmchew, Nov 04, 2013
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 Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Ciocanelu, May 16, 2013
Photo of rarbring
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

rarbring, Mar 08, 2012
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 CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

CoryR, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of peensteen
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

peensteen, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Absumaster
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Absumaster, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of schnarr84
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

schnarr84, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Kmat10, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

wethorseblanket, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of chickenm
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

chickenm, May 19, 2014
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 Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Gww1864, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

That slightly wheatey sour sarsaparilla/root beer taste and slight bitter after taste
makes this beer of more interest for an English beer drinker than most German beer.

EmperorBevis, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of flyingpig
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

1001 Beers Blog: http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com

flyingpig, Mar 20, 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
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 KStark
4/5  rDev +13%

KStark, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of standardcherry
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

standardcherry, Sep 12, 2012
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 NightINgale
3/5  rDev -15.3%

NightINgale, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

stevoj, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a mug on tap at Wurst in Calgary. A light cloudy golden color topped by an inch or so of large white bubbles, with an aroma of yeasty bread and butter, grassy and floral German hops, and maybe just a hint of yellow citrus. Palate features a pleasant cereal grain/plain donut malt backbone along with more buttery yeast and some sour green flavors like rhubarb or gooseberry, dried tinny apricot, lemon rind, something rather fleeting and ephemeral that makes me think tropical fruit. A nice whiff of sulphur. Highly carbonated and thin bodied yet not watery. Nice floral hop bloom. Finishes dry and bitter but nothing tannic or coarse. Wonderful summer thirst quencher with flavor to spare. Not wickedly complex but that's likely not the point.

CalgaryFMC, May 31, 2014
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Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
81 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.