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Märkischer Landmann | Berliner Kindl Brauerei

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Märkischer LandmannMärkischer Landmann

Brewed by:
Berliner Kindl Brauerei

Style: German Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of HopBelT
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at "Cafe restaurant Babette" in Potsdam.

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Photo of MShloss
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up in Berlin on my trip last New Year. Pours a clear black colour with a white foamy head. Aromas of toasted nut, caramel & roasted malt. Aromas of roasted wheat, toast, toasted nuts and caramel. Medium/light body and medium/low carbonation. Aftertaste is of a mild sweet roasted bitter finish.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This schwarzbier pours an opaque black color with a decent amount of carbonation and a thin, white head. The smell is almost non-existent, but it is somewhat malty. The taste is clean, but somewhat unremarkable. It has flavors of bread and caramel imparted by the malts malts with a little bitter hoppiness that comes through in the finish. It is slightly heavier of body than the average schwarzbier, which tends to be on the lighter end of medium. Made by the same brewery as Berliner Kindl, I would say that this is a higher end model.

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Photo of dhlipke
4.92/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Zum Schusterjugen.

Look is deep dark brown capped with a white head that laces all the way down.

Aroma or rich sweet malt and chocolate.

Taste is rich malt but not too sweet, nice balance.

Silky smooth mouthfeel.

Overall this is a great schwarzbier, richer and smoother that Kostritzer.

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Photo of tommz
1.22/5  rDev -66.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It tastes and smells on steel. Not for me.

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Photo of Simon_of_Berlin
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pretty basic black German beer. Not the strange Umami-Aftertaste of the leading brand, but no special beer either. Tastes better from the bottle.

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Photo of ninaturner
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of dgilks
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Solid middle of the road Dunkles. Easy going sweet malt flavour. Touches of light fruitiness. No real complexity. Does the job though.

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Photo of ZachKelly
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jandadeboer
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of xiaozhuzhu
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of BigCheese
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Straight outta the bottle in Berlin, purchased from local Kaisers/

Wasnt crazy about this though it was served at room temperature. No real balance, maltyness was to molasses based, no real balance of crispness or bitterness, almost more of a malt liquor, though not incredibly strong. Would have been better on ice.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into unlabelled goblet in Berlin, Germany.

A: Sheer black, 2 finger tan head of nice thickness and inviting cream.

Sm: Slightly roasted barley. Very light scent.

T: Slight cream open to body comprised of: hint of toffee, hops, a subtle ever-so-light touch of caramel, and subtle chocolate that partially bleeds into the first half of the finish.

Mf: Smooth; complementary of taste. Drys at the climax, a good effect.

Dr: Decent but heavy, and certainly pricey by Berlin standards.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 30cL wine-style glass.

A: Aptly yclept schwarzbier (blackbeer) -- Dark opaque black with a frothy head and a ruddy hue around the edges. Good lacing. I like the way this looks.

S: Not much at all. The strongest scent is unpleasantly metallic. I assumed this was the gold-rimmed glass, but after smelling a friend's Märkischer Landmann the next day on-tap in a different establishment, I concluded it was the beer. Aside from this, a vague malty sweetness.

T: A watery initial taste builds throughout the taste, going through stages of malt, metal, roasted bitterness, and breadiness, before culminating in a dark-bitter pumpernickel flavour.

M: Pleasant at first, but not so much by the end.

D: Drinkable and good enough, but not unusually enjoyable. A solid dark beer, often the only one I found on the menu iin Berlin.

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Photo of stcules
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is almost black with ruby and veiled reflection. Dark beige foam, firm, which sadly disappeared very quickly after my first mouthful: what a pity!
Smells quite slight, with hints of dark malt and a little caramelized, and not particularly complex.
The flavour is slightly more pronounced: you can perceive better the caramel tone and the dark malts, with a little liquorice on the finish, however, tends to have little structure and to be watering too much.
It is easily drinkable and in quantity, of course, but the quality is not exceptional: we say that I would drink it again, but I'm not going to try this one on purpose.

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Photo of KatieCorwin
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a nice accompaniment to a sampling of dunkelweizens and bocks I've had this week. It's the first schwarz I've had. The Maerkischer Landmann has a distinctly dark brown color with a slight reddish hue. It's cloudy when held up to the light. Its head turns quickly into a film that stays the duration of the session with no lacing (in a glass mug). As previously mentioned by another taster there is a slight aroma of metal (iron). First taste is also rather metallic, a flavor which redeems itself with a strong finish of hoppiness and nut. Carbonation dominates the initial feel but washes down smoothly leaving a nice feel and taste of malt on the tongue. Drinkability is very easy! I like this and will probably drink this again especially if I see it on tap.

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Photo of lstokes
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with an impressive head and a nice smokey smell to it. The beer itself has a roasted malt taste that finishes with a whiff of burnt raisins and hops. It's pretty well balanced I suppose but I didn't find it particularly complex.

The mouthfeel was creamy and relatively light with a medium amount of carbonation. I would definitely drink it again when I wanted a light Schwarzbier, but not seek it out beyond the supermarket.

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Photo of Andreji
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This i tried just off friedrichstrasse in Berlin, in a nice little bar underneath the u and s bahn stop of the same name

the pour is a very tidy brown to black one with a head that seems brassy and holds out for a bit. the smell is quite smokey, with some burnt malt complemented fantastically by the taste, which however is dominated- in a very equilibrated manner- by a hoppy bitterness that gives it a marvellous coffee like ending.

fantastic beer from north germany.

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Photo of jenitivecase
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark dark amber brown, with a medium light brown head which fades quickly to leave a crown.

S: Malty, with some caramel notes and a distinct breadiness. Dark fruits - raisins - and a bit of an earthy scent, as well.

T: Caramel malts fade into a bready flavor. Roasty. Very nice - a welcome change from Köstritzer, the standard schwarzbier in these parts.

M: Creamy and smooth, with decent carbonation that lends a nice bite to the beer.

D: I'm actually kind of guessing on this one - what I had of this beer was very enjoyable, but then I spilled the rest on my laptop, which prompted some serious freaking out. This is also why this review is kind of short and crappy; I wrote down what I could remember, but I was so terrified of my laptop's premature death that they weren't very good notes.

For the record, my laptop is fine (whew)!

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Photo of seanyfo
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

0.3L serving, vom fass in Berlin Hotel Restaurant, in branded stemmed tulip glass.

Appearance: deep plum coloured body, with 2 finger tan
head, good head retention and sustained lacing.

Smell: roasted malts, and caramel, some dark fruit, nuts.

Taste: very creamy and smooth, lots of roasted malts at the start fading into a nice nuttiness with some sweet caramel bready notes. well balanced

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, medium carbonation

Drinkability: A nice surprise and for me, beats Kostritzer easily, more character and flavour. Would like to retry next time im in Berlin!

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

When I left Berlin in 1990, just after the wall came down, this beer was unheard of. Black beers were not popular in the West, only a few East German breweries kept up the tradition of this style.

How pleased and surprised I was to be given this half litre bottle by my wife, after she had revisited the city with some friends.

A real dark ruby, almost truely black colour, with a fine light brown foaming head, which sadly disappeared very quickly after my first mouthfull.

No great smell, burnt caramel, malt and mushrooms, in that order.

Fizzy, full bodied and slightly sweet, I liked it.

Aftertaste stays with you longer than the head did, a kind of burnt maltyness lingers in the back of your mouth, which I enjoyed.

Very drinkable, I am going back to Berlin, early 2007 and hope to find this on tap somewhere, a second review will be posted if I do.

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Photo of rastaman
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice schwarzbier. Aroma is sweet. Malty raisins, some roasty burntness. Sweetish start, the mouthfeel feels a bit hollow. the sweetness and flavour in general dissapears, before reapearing right at the end, with a nicely soft, burnt raisiny finish, also a bit toasty and bitter, quite a long finish, considering the weight and body of the beer. Very approachable, highly drinkable.

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Märkischer Landmann from Berliner Kindl Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 26 ratings