Landbier | Bayreuther Bierbrauerei

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
Germany
bayreuther-bier.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Original Landbier Dunkel

Added by DerBayer on 08-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 16
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of simonmoyse
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Tomais
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeasty caramel malty smell. A beautiful copper chesnut red-brown colour against the light, with a nice creamy off-white head. Head faded fairly quickly, with some lacing on the way. Mouthfeel is nice: velvety and smoothly sparkling, warm almost. Warming from the alcohol. Taste is rich, malty, lightly burnt caramel, fruity, yet somehow 'savoury'; some hops and bubblegum yeast in the finish. It's a very satisfying beer - like a meal in a drink in terms of taste and satisfaction.

B.B. "27.05.14 0:10" (I like the attention to detail)

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Photo of Sinfull
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of shamrok
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of herrburgess
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nut brown that goes chestnut in light and steady rimming creamy sandstone head.
Red currant and fig, sour roast, and dark toast on a faint nose.
Banana bread, fresh apples, and kola nut then mild grassy hops. Buttered brown soda toast and bubble gum yeast as it warms.
Coffee hard candy finish (bitter roast, sweet cream) then tingly linger that lasts.
Light, crisp, slight chew. Creamier as it warms.

Labeled at 5.3%

Shows how meaningless the "landbier" tag is - this is just a Munich dunkel.

Lighter than expected, in both body and flavor profile. The right flavors, but only when it was room temp did it get doughy enough to be beyond decent, and by then I'd kinda lost interest.

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Photo of EvasBear
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of beertunes
3.06/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in 12oz tulip. Poured a clean, clear, translucent dark brown color, with some reddish coloring, and 1/2 inch of off-white head that had moderate retention and very good lacing.

The aroma was predominately nice grainy malts, with some gentle hops in the background. There was also a noticeable caramel scent, which I didn't really expect, and I don't think goes well with overall olfactory profile. The beer was a bit bland at first across the tongue, then the caramel came on in the middle. The grains took a moment, but finally showed up all across the tongue. There was a nice little hop tang at the back. There was also a bit of a flavor that I'm having a hard time describing, kind of a funk, but more of a general "off" taste.

The body was light, smooth a bit thin, and had just a slightly sticky finish. Drinkability was good, but that off flavor, and the sticky finish kind of put me off a bit. Overall, a nice enough beer, one that I suspect would be better closer to the source. Still, probably worth a shot if you're in the mood for something lighter.

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Photo of BrianScottK
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of rarbring
3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear brown red beer, an off-white head, little lacing, and small curtains.

Smelling of butter, boiled vegetables and syrup.

Tasting of sweet brown bread, brown syrup, oranges.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, soft texture with a medium body.

A plain but nice German dark lager.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of stevoj
2.79/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours darker brown than its Kellerbier brother, but overall flavor and aroma are the same...weak. Some bitterness on the palate, but overall flavor is not impressive, no particular notes stand out. Mouthfeel is watery....

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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

0.5 l. bottle, bought on a recent short trip to Germany.

Dark red brown, good carbonation. Nice beige fluffy head.
Smell and taste are fresh and roasted malts, bready, with a hint of dark fruits. Grassy hops.
Reviewing this again in august 2012, I find this brew has improved a lot (or mine is a better sample now). It's very crisp mouthfeel, and the taste delivers more of the spicyness it promises on the label.
This beer was a bit bland to me, but now it's well drinkable, especially on a thirsty day.
It has improved from my 3.1 rating earlier.

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Photo of jonb5
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Half litre flip top bottle, dark red, cloudy, almost looks like coke. Big head that goes quickly. It also smells a bit like coke. Has a dark chocolate like bitterness, smokey aftertaste. Fairly smooth mouthfull. With dark beers you don't tend to want too many, this is no execption, a bit heavy.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am a huge fan of the Original and the Zwic'l from this great brewery, so when I saw this today, I grabbed it.
Served from a flip-top bottle, pours a medium mahagony tone, nice medium thick, slightly tan head. Carbonation looks good, head is really a standout, great looking Dunkel.
Smells of bread, caramelized malts, bitter cocoa note, light coffee, hint of orange, nice background of mineral-high water tipical of the Bavarian beers, lightly sour-tart mustiness of wood, a bit rustic, yet well defined as I found in the Zwickel.
Flavor is above expectation. Bitter cocoa, coffee, dark bread, plum, orange, and brown sugar, all balanced by a a hint of mineral bitterness, and a unexpected amount of cleansing carbonation that lightens and refreshes the flavor with each sip. As the beer warms, a hint of molasses, bitter grain and sour cherry come through in a wonderfully tart sour cherry-cocoa (not sweet at all) brew that is great, with slight hint of smokiness perfect, as the weather is moving into fall temperatures.
Mouthfeel is light-medium, carbonated, lively and much better than expected. This beer is balanced, tart, medium bodied, smoky, refreshing and great here in Germany for the fall season.
I can't praise this brewery enough. I have finally found what I wanted from all 3 beers they produce. A light Pils, a sour, intruguing Zwickel, and now this Dunkel that redefines what I thought a Dunkel could be. Normally a bit too sweet for me, and not my style by far, this beer is an exception, I will buy this again. Cheers to a great new discovery.

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Landbier from Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
3.71 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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