Landbier | Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH
Austria
kapsreiter.at

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerBeing on 07-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
15.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of crossovert
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

500ml flip top bottle.

Pours a pale gold that is crystal clear and almost pineapple colored. The head is big fluffy and white and leaves nice lacing as it recedes.

The smell is grainy with a touch of hops. It is a pleasant smell.

It is sweet with a bitter hop end. The hops are grassy and herbal while the malts are slightly fruity. It is a well balanced pils.

It is an easy drinking Austrian pils.

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Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass a slight hazed lemon yellow with frothy egg shell colored head atop that held well.Big toasty malt notes in the nose, with a tinge of honey and lemon as well.Pretty hefty for a pilsner in my opinion,Iam not sure what category I would put this in really,but I like it.Big sturdy, bready malt flavors with a little toasted note,light honey sweetness with a slight anise-like flavor in the finish.This beer has some substance and subtle complexity,this is a damn fine lager beer.

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Photo of cdizinno
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 1 Pint + 0.9 fl.oz., ceramic capped brown bottle. No freshness date but lot # 160000.

A: Golden orange yellow with a very faint haze. Minimal white head and lacing. After emptying the bottle and stirring up the sediment, the color was much more cloudy amber.

S: Sweet malty smell. Honey and very slight citrus hop scent.

T&M: Medium bodied. Smooth with dry aftertaste. Fairly bitter hop taste that overpowers the flowery sweetness.

It is not an annoying bitterness and the flavor is fairly good. I can't really compare it to anything I've had before. I got it on clearance for only a $1 at a local brew store. Definitely worth it at that price.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweet sugary water aroma that surrounds a doughy malt quality. Slight fresh hops, but largely in the background.
Clear golden color with some bubble action apparent. Very limited head, however.
A remarkably water flavor. Soft malt that closely matches the aroma. Mild dryness. Nicely balanced hop flavors and bitterness. Thirst quenching finish with extended mild bitterness that leaves me wanting more...but I want more flavor and less aquas. Nice sweetness, that's honey like. And balanced nicely as warms.
Not as thin as I might believe, considering the watery flavor. Rather flat for style.
Drinks fine, but lacking the qualities that make it distinctive for style hurts it overall.
In the end I get a bottle with a flip top.

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Photo of cagocubs
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold with nice foamy white head with very little active carbonation, which I was surprised by. Smells very earthy with hints of grainy hops. Sweet aromas rolling in from citrus and caramel. Taste is dominated by the earthy tones that you can smell. A nice earthy flavor of hops and some caramely sweetness in aftertaste. Has a nice mouthfeel with nice mouth coating and smooth body. This is a very drinkable pilsener. I was looking for something easy to drink and prepare me for some warmer weather, this was perfect.

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Photo of atis
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Vienna.

Pours pale golden with soft and large white head that slowly recedes and keeps in one finger thickness for quite a long time and leaves dense and slowly downsliding lacing. Lots of small carbonation bubbles rising.

Aroma is mostly earthy malty with some faint grassy hops. Taste is rather bittery, lemony and grassy with bit sourish malt finish and long lasting and pleasant bittery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is around medium with good carbonation.

I liked it a lot - I picked this beer at random (maybe not, as I chose the most expensive beer) during a very short visit to Vienna and I am very satisfied with my choice.

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Photo of colts9016
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light yellow color, carbonation, little to no head.
Nose: Yeast, malt Caramel malt, hops, orange, and a hint of sweetness.
Taste: A nice roasted caramelized malt with oranges, spice, and hop on the end.
Body: Med to thin
Finish: Acidic
Overall: This a descent pilsner to drink. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Zorro
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Flip Top 1/2 liter bottle from Binny's in Chicago.

Clear gold colored beer with not much head formation.

Smell is lots of barley and a little sweet with a strong grassy scent. Good herbal hop aroma this one is distinctly flowery.

The taste starts out neutral with a good strong hop bite. Not much grain or malt flavor just herbal hop.

Mouthfeel is thin.

Not that great an example of the style, in my opinion it tastes flat to me.

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Photo of baos
4.97/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinking whilst typing.

1 pint 9 fluid ounces into Atlas Mason jar.

A: Pale golden straw with a 3 finger head that goes down to a nice collar and an ultra thin sheen. Lacing is very nice. Very nice to watch it lace on the tip of the glass.

S: Fresh mown hay and clover. Bit of clover-honey aroma as well.

T: I would have to say this is probably the most refreshing beer I've had to date. Clover blossom and clover leaf flavor. Nice green flavor with the slightest hint of lemon grass. Hint of hops that bring a bitter finish that leaves the mouth pleasantly dry but not too dry. I can't wait to give this to my friends in the hot summer sun.

M: For a bit this refreshing the mouthfeel is awesome. Medium feel with a nicely balanced carbonation.

D: Wow. I drank this one before I even got down to the taste section. This beer is very nice. I'm not sure how they achieved this one but its one of my favorites of all time. I hope that the next time I help shock wheat or in the summer sun pitch bundles of wheat into the wagon that I can buy this beer for everyone.

Update: Had this one again the other day when I grilled out. I'd have to say this is one of the best beers I have ever had. This beer is nearly perfect for my tastes you should absolutely pick one of these up or several and share with those around... Yum

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

8 days slowly fermented, 66 days matured in a stone cellar.

A: Pours a light golden-orange color with a fluffy white head with a light visible carbonation.

S: faint hay/malt aroma, with some yeasty sour muskiness.

T: light pale grains. The palate overall was dry with a touch of yeasty muskiness with a decent dry hop bitterness of citrus and flowers. There was a light breadiness as well. Overall the beer was crisp but with a rather monotone, non-layered flavoring.

M: creamy with a medium carbonation.

D: Drinkability was average per style with a nice yeasty character that makes it stand out amongst others.

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Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale golden color with a nice rocky head that sticks well and leaves all kinds of lace along the walls of the glass

Smell: Overwhelming bready aroma with just a hint of grassy hops underneath

Taste: Opens with a bready Munich malt base that betrays a hidden layer of grassy hops by mid-palate; after the swallow, the hops become a little more apparent, but this is much more like a Munich Helles than a German Pilsener

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: If you like a Helles, this is a fine beer; if you were expecting a Pils, you will be disappointed

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Photo of Greggy
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a nice two finger head that recedes slowly into a pilsner glass. A touch of lace clings to the walls of the glass after the first few sips. My bottle had a large amount of yeast sediement so the clarity had a little sediment that escaped from the bottom of the bottle. No big deal, in my opinion.

Smell- Some honey, straw, or very simply, gram crackers.

Taste- A smooth, nice light honey, gramcracker, graininess comes through. Very nicely done.

Mouthfeel- Carbonation is right on being not highly carbonated but instead smooth and crisp.

Drinkability- 5.3% + crisp gram cracker taste = great drinkability.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .5L swing top bottle to a big glass mug. The liquid is a hazey yellow with ok carbonation. The Head is big white and leaves little lace. Look more like a hellas the a pilsner.

The smell is thick and bready with a touch of lemon.

The taste follows, this is one thick malt bomb, I would guess a cross between a hellas and a maibock, certainly not a pilsner. But ok and Austrian example of a German pils, not to far off from a Danish example of and American IPA. LOL Even still a great tasting beer. Distinctive yet mild hops finishing of a great malt, Indeed.

The mouthfeel is better then medium body and the carbonation is ok.

The drinkability is quite good, I do like this beer a lot and will try it again.

Prosit, und Zum Wohl, MK

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Photo of JBogan
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy light golden color with a scant white head. Medium lacing in my glass.

Malty aroma with some grassy and floral overtones.

Slight citrus taste hits the mouth first, with a small hint of butter.

Good mouthfeel, medium body with a fair amount of carbonation to tickle the tongue.

Overall a pretty drinkable and refreshing beer. Not a bad choice on a warm day.

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Photo of pmcadamis
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - A fluffy two finger head eventually reduces to a collar and haze but gets really rocky on it's way down and it leaves behind a crapload of dry white lace on the glass. The brew is light yellow and perfectly translucent. Lots of white lace is left on the sides of the glass, and the head is built up a bit by swirling. A pretty pilsener.

S - Honeydew melon and sweet green grapes ride a wave of saltine cracker malt notes. I smell crisp and hard breads...saltine cracker and baguette. Some hops are detectable, but they aren't the forcefully spicy saaz notes that many pilseners have...they are more gently floral. This is very lively and fresh with lots of salt sea air aromas. I would like my laundry to smell this fresh!

T - This smells pretty damn good, but the flavor is amazing. I taste honeydew melon, green grapes, cantaloupe, orange juice, and some buttery diacetyl notes. All of these fresh sweet and light summer fruits are supported by a fresh Amish bread malt flavor with a big saltine cracker component too. This is salty, fresh, bready, floral, and fruity.

M - A lively carbonation tingles the tongue before dancing away and leaving a buttery coating feeling in my mouth. Medium bodied for the style, but still pretty light. The oily and butter texture makes this feel heavier than it is, but it's very summery and airy.

D - The perfect summer brew. Fruity, fresh, and complex, but light and refreshing with some nice salty and buttery flavors. This might also be a beer to introduce to the BMC crowd...I'll bet a Bud drinker would think the bottle is snazzy!

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazed light golden color, stable, if slim layer of white foam, soon gone.

Soft and creamy aroma, modest hops, lemon meringue pie. Nice.

Again in the taste. Light, with significant bite. medium carbonation. Yeast is tasted more than hops or malt, oddly enough. weirdly, it's more lemon than anything else in the taste. Mild grassy hops.

Tasty malt, lush and creamy in the mouth, easy drinking.

soft and smooth, but not substantial enough to matter, not enough flavor.
Light, refreshing, but kind of blase'. Nothing wrong with it, good for everyday drinking, but doesn't really impress me at all.

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Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice old-timey label on a half-liter "flippy" bottle.

Pours a pale cloudy yellow, with streams of tiny bubbles. Four fingers of luxurious foam slowly coats the pilsner glass.

Smells of grain and slight grassy hops.

Taste is full-bodied, unfiltered, crackery malt with a mild herbal hop prescence. This is what macros strive to be in their wildest dreams. Dry finish with a lingering honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel contributes greatly to the taste, the unfiltered body lends itself to a full and flavorful experience. Extremely drinkable, especially cold. Cost may be prohibitive in some areas, but if you can get it for $3 or less, buy several. Try this fresh for best results.

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Photo of kohoutek
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice straw yellow with golden hues that become richer as the glass widens. A persistent whisp of white lace clings, albeit reluctantly, to the glass. Continuous rising bubbles liven the view. Nothing too out of the ordinary.

The aroma is more vinous and aged than most pils beer. I have used White Labs Zurich lager yeast before and this has much of the same character. Perhaps the Austrians and the Swiss are in cahoots? The aromas experienced here are shared among lighter bocks Helles, Mai and the like. The aroma is malt centered with touches of herbal hops. Freshly drawn, light, worty first runnings and a touch of sun kissed grass pour from the glass.

A fresh malty, wheaty flavor passes over the tongue, followed by well-balanced noble hop bitterness. Grass, hay, dried elm and burdock leaves mixed with a sprinkle of raw honey.

The mouthfeel is a bit biting. The water used is higher in mineral content than some of the other representatives of this style. The carbonation is a bit gassy and carbonic. The balance of the recipe helps hide these attributes.

This beer drinks well as do most of its bredren. Enjoyable any time of the year, especially in the warmer months. Balanced, refreshing and quite drinkable. A nice balanced recipe.

When considering this style of robust pils, I will put my money on other producers. Weihenstephaner's Festbier comes to mind.

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Photo of Magpie14
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Apperance: by far one of the nicer looking pilseners I have seen in a while. Faint yellow and slight cloudiness, just hazy. Foamy head that left minimal lacing. A few active bubbles out and about.

Smell: smell of sweet fruits/citrus and hops that kind of reminded me of grape juice or like a sweet purfume, as other have said. But you can smell sutle spices from the hops as well. Maybe just a touch of grain or corn smell.

Taste: tasty beer that is fresh and very drinkable. Sweetness lingers, followed by hops and makes sipping wonderful. Nothing is overpowering in this brew. Slight dryness in the finish paired with small bitterness. Kind of makes me think of a good summer beer, mostly due to the light pilsener characteristics and sweet aroma. Very smooth and soft on the tounge.

Dang! this was better than I thought it would be!

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Photo of shbobdb
4.76/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ironically, when I was first introduced to Landbier, I was living in Cologne. My friend, Jingler (Yingler? Not sure, since the nickname was from a pair of jeans), told me that it was the polar opposite of Koelsch. Ha! As though Landbier was the furthest possible thing from Koelsch. I saw this beer on the shelf, and couldn't help but buy it out of that memory.


What a wonderful discovery! Or, rather, rediscovery.


When the Pope asked Michelangelo for proof of his artistic merit, rather than pulling out some complex statue, or some grandiose drawing, he simply drew a circle.

This beer is that circle.

It pours a striking gold. Raw gold. This is the sort of thing that inspired the Spanish to conquer the Mezoamerican civilizations!
But, hold it up to the light and it reveals that it is not merely a yellow gold, but the light filtering through this beer shows the faintest touch of red. A drop of blood in this perfect beer. The head. Oh man, it is frothy. It is the sea-foam from which Aphrodite arose. Like the frothy sea-foam, it holds for many seconds longer than one could believe possible, and then slowly begins to fade. Its magnificence made only the more impressive by its ephemeral nature.

The smell is quite faint and subtle. A whiff of grains, a hint of earthy noble hops (Hallertauer? I think so!), but it is quite neutral.

The taste is likewise . . . simple. This beer is all in the aftertaste. The first taste of this beer is rather like seltzer-water, incredibly neutral with a strong bite from carbonic acid. But then there is a wash of delightfully nutty munich. Not in Doppelbocks, not in Helles, not in Maerzens . . . never have I seen munich so well showcased for that single ephemeral moment. Glorious! Glorious! Then there is a delightful mix of those earthy German hops. Like eating the fresh-cut grass and sod of a lawn on a spring's day.

The mouthfeel is fulfilling. The full carbonation (boy is this guy carbonated) fills the mouth and makes the beer easy to drink.

I could drink this beer by the decaliter. If I had regular access to this beer, I would never be sober.

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Photo of Rudgers73
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Very fizzy, just a touch cloudy light yellow liquid. Sort of a thin green tea look. Big bubbled head that settles into a thin frothy foam. The carbonation also settles down after a minute or so. The smell is a little thin with fruity notes. The taste is thin, but still rich with grapey notes and citrus notes. The mouth is dry at the end but fizzy like champagne at the beginning. Not too strong making it very drinkable as long as it doesn't get boring.

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Photo of 86sportster883
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Kapsreiter Landbier pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a minimal head that quickly shrinks to thin white cover. It has a pleasant, mildly lemony scent that is superimposed on some grassy and grainy malt notes. This is a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation that has a satiating mouthfeel. The taste is a clean, crisp malt with hints of lemon that is nicely balanced. The finish is dry and refreshing with a mild bitterness. This is an easy beer to drink and it grows on you as it warms up.

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Photo of TastyTaste
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Streams of carbonation rise to the top of the beer, a gigantic stark white head, slow fades, with big bubbles.

Smell: Very bready and malty, has a nice mix of grass and yeast.

Taste: Malty and rich, nice bitterness from hops, a little metallic twang. Sets itself apart from from many in the style, no off flavors or single flavor domination, very good.

Drinkability: Very good for the style, makes me want to revisit more pilseners.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.57/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bold yellow, clear, with a huge cap of frothy white foam. Whispy, ghostly lacing in webby patterns sticking all over the glass.

Great pils nose. Huge pils malt breadyness, pretzelish, with a dash of sweet salt, grasses, and moderate dry floral spices. Strongly present and wonderful to wiff in.

Taste is a whole bunch of tasty yummyness thats indicative of the wonderful aroma. Huge pils malt flavor with a bold and straight up breadyness. Pretzel-like sweetness in the Bavarian frame of doughyness and dashing salts. Nice additions of herbal/grassy hops make for a great tasty balanced treat. Wow! The flavors really pop and stay. Finish is easy to the touch on a fluffed dryness of pretzeled bread and dried herbs.

Feel is well-rounded and pretty darn full for a Pils. The malts really do their thing here by filling the in girth of the body as its palate of flavors fulfill the richness from which it creates.

A very solid and damn tasty Pils. Drinkable by many pints!!

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Photo of xav33
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Kapsreiter Austrian Premium Beer
Pint bottle
Production number 150000, landed 11/06
Medium pour in a Pilsener glass.

Poured a clear gold with a large frothy mostly lasting white head with fair lacing.

Smelt of moderate DMS, corn, light floweriness.

Taste was upfront moderate bitter grassy hops and sweet grain followed by a moderate bitter pungent sharp cheese and light perfumey hops. Palate was light bodied, slightly dry, lively carbonated and lightly astringent.

Overall, an good panoply of flavors for a good looking pilsener. The rest is oh-hum.

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Landbier from Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH
3.83 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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