Landsknecht Bier | Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus

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Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 03-02-2005

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml flip top bottle

pours a medium brown, nice thick head, but it fades to a thin ring. bready malt aroma. taste is slightly sweet. medium bodied. smooth and easy drinking.

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Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated BB 2017- I took it for being quite fresh:
deep brown with nice couple fingers tan head.
Nose of banana and a little burnt toast.
Taste dark bread, lightly toasted; nuttiness and some unsweetened dates; a little banana; and a light tang in front.
Thin-ish feel but with a palate enveloping softness.

Just hit on all parts for me, with enough complexity to be interesting but simple enough to be enjoyed without any thought.

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Photo of ackeeper
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance is lacking on this, as it poured with foamy head that faded very fast. Color is of murky cola. Aroma is malt, nuts, brown sugar. Taste is sweet, malt, nuts. Overall mouthfeel seems watery and sweetness is the most notable lingering flavor

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(500 ml bottle, best before 26.08.16 - poured into a wine glass)

L: medium-dark reddish brown, slightly hazy... puts up a tall tan foam stand, rather dense, almost creamy construct, falls down but leaves steady, unbroken cap

S: dark, moderately toasty bread crust, tobacco, cocoa powder, raisin (choc covered raisin?)... mild barbeque melanoidin note... overall intensity bold and with dimension

T: richly, densely malty, dries and flattens out a bit in the finish... chocolate raisin flavor carries over, not sweet, though the finish leaves a little sugar... nearly doppelbock-level thickness of malt, just lacking that booze... low level, elemental bitterness

F: rather thick for a dunkel lager, even lightly doughy-chewy... body disappears in the finish, though a delicate snail-trail film of melanoidin paste lays down across then slowly sinking into the palate...

O: voluptuously malty, satisfying, regal composition... wish I had keg of this, every day... high marks are likely due... haven't had a dunkel in ages, and I'm a bit stunned

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Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDreadz
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Fürst Wallerstein Landsknecht-Bier
500 ml brown glass swing-top bottle, "Best Before 16.09.15"
$3.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

"Landsknecht" translates roughly to "farmhand", and this beer fits exactly what you might expect someone who's been working in the fields to drink. It's got character, mainly in the maltiness with a good dose of caramel and a hint of dusty cocoa powder, yet it's also quite drinkable. The 5.2% alcohol by volume might be a little bit too much as a quencher, but at the same time it's got some calories to it and when you're working a single beer of 5.2% with lunch won't set you back that much. Overall it's a basic, solid Munich dunkel with a good deal of character and plenty of balance.

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Photo of jwswigs
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, dark breads. Taste is dark breads, malts, rye, some nuts, a bit of dark fruits, complex and tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of fishguyac
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of imbibehour
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Thick and foamy uniform head. Almost a reddish tan color to it, real neat! Creamed whipped top standing easily three fingers or more tall off the pour. Body color is a deep mahogany brown with chestnut lighter edges. Even at this dark you can still see right through it. Very nice looking brew.

Real nice aroma. Light toasty grains, seems like lighter white bread. Hints of ash, almost smokey. Mild caramel. and faint nutmeg like sweetness. Very nice.

Palate comes wonderfully. A solid simple malt backbone, but real nice flavors that compliment. Hints of milk chocolate, powdered ovaltine, some creamy milk and vanilla mix it in as well. Very clean finish. Vanilla sensing and cream like flavors amplified on the swallow, with a bit of lighter milky touch. Light dough white bread rounds out as well in the mid palate.

Overall this drinks real well for a dunkel really enjoying it.

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Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MiamiBeerFan
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Offa
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great dunkel kellerbier.

Deep reddish brown, it has a big tan head steadily shrinking to thin lasting top.

Aroma is rich caramelised toast, brown bread, hints of nut & wine, cocoa, wet earth.

Taste is nutty brown bread, sweeter up front, drier minerally finish, long aftertaste of caramelised brown bread, toast, excellent zesty bitterness - woody & herbal; very well-rounded, engaging, complex, subtle.

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Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of foghornleghorn22
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Bung
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml fliptop. It's pretty dark brown with some reddish hues. Half finger of finely bubbled head. Retained really well.

Aroma, Toasted malt, nutty, toffee and bread dough.

Taste, Bread, some pumpernikel. Nutty, leather, a small amount of unsweetened chocolate. Kind of a toasted peanut brittle finish.

Fairly light bodied, almost a bit watery. Carbonation is nearly creamy but the body is quite there to support it. Drinks super easy for me. I think you just need to get this one not overly old, which can be hard for these German imports.
I liked it, but would probably only reach for it again if I were in Germany.

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