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Landsknecht Bier | Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus
Germany | website

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paterlodie on 03-02-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
47
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
17.18%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by Halcyondays:
Photo of Halcyondays
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50 cL swing-top bottle,

A: Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy off-white head, which leaves spotty lace.

S: Dark bread, some hints of dark fruit and toasted malt.

T: Toasted grain with some caramel and a hint of raisin. Dominated by the malt, never really a full flavour.

M: Drier than I thought'd be, light-bodied with a frothy creamy carbonation character.

O: A solid dunkel lager. This is a style I don't see too often so it was nice to try a new one. Middle of the road, but an enjoyable bottle.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a half liter stein achenut brown with a tinge of ruby a large bloomin off white head atop,the head was just overwhelming and went over the sides even with a light pour.Aromas of toasted bread and mild unsweetened chocolate,a tinge anise in there as well.A full creamy feel was the best part of the beer,on the fuller side and very creamy.Flavors were delicate but right where they needed to be,toasted and bready with light sweet caramel and unsweetened choclate,a firm dry almost earthy finish.A well made dunkel lager,the mouthfeel is just great.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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 aleslover
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Bung
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
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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Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

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 Segelstrom
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
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 Raven3464
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It pours an attractive dark brown body with a fluffy two-finger head, almost like a stout.

Smell: A heavy malt content is noticeable right away. There are hints of freshly baked bread, caramel, and licorice.

Taste: It mainly follows the nose. Sweet malts are followed shortly by light touches of caramel and dark fruits, mainly raisins. Bitter hops are not noticeable at all.

Mouth feel: It is medium bodied with slightly creamy feel. The lack of hops ensures there is little dryness but this balanced by the fact that the beer is not heavily carbonated.

Overall: This is a very refreshing beer. No single aspect of this beer is amazing but it gives what is necessary to make for a decent Dunkel Lager.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ackeeper
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Absumaster
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear, nut brown beer with a thock, creamy head that slowly collapses.

Smell is malty with a little spent grains and a nutty and somewhat roasted smell. A true bottom fermented smell. The yeast adds a scent of ripe apples that have gone a little musty. Also some whiffs of hoppiness.

Taste is malty with light caramalt notes that are a bit like bread crust. A light roast that adds a malt bitter and again the overripe apples come around the corner. Body is sticky and a little sticky. Aftertaste is dry and short. A remarkable beer that tastes like a Landbier to me.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of mdagnew
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml swingtop bottle bought online from The Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam...

Poured a deep mahogany red colour. Creamy head poured tight, thick and foamy with a good meringue like top which then faded to thin covering with thicker edging... barely any carbonation... some decent lacing...

Aroma - Toasted fruit loaf, strong and sweet caramel malts, some toffee, spicy dried fruits (raisins, figs and dates), quite yeasty, some leatheriness, nut brittle, some stewed plums, very light smokiness...

Taste- Again some toasted fruit loaf, spicy dark fruits (prunes, blackcurrents, figs,), brown sugar and toffee sweetness, decent grassy hop bitterness, toasted nuts, cola notes, some saltiness, bready malts, nutmeg, treacle...

M&D - Sharp initially then smooths out... light / medium bodied... A good sessionable brew at only 5.2%...

Overall - A good straightforward example of a Dunkel... very quaffable and definitely worth a try...

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Photo of crossovert
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bügelflasche. Mindestens haltbar bis: 11.12.11. I get wet thinking of unfiltered dunkels, you wonder why there aren’t more out there.

It pours a nice brownish color with a foamy ta head that recedes with some nice lacing.

The smell is very nice, with some dark malts, bread, and a nice hop touch.

The flavor is pretty good. It is a raostier example. Reminds me of a porter. It is sweet but roasty with some subtle malt and fruit flavors.

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Photo of jwswigs
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nolegirlmitch
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Luiz0930
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
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 HappyHourHero
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a huge whipped cocoa-colored head that held strong. Deep brown beer has an amber hue around the edges. Solid aroma full of dark malt with bits of brown sugar, cola, and raisins. Fairly sweet flavor is a mix of sugar, toasted malt, and cola and red wine. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. There is a pervading sweetness to this beer that is a bit much for me. If it was toned down it would be a solid drinkable beer.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
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 paterlodie
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best before 29-06-05. Pours in with a great, huge and creamy head. Beerdolor is one of the darkest ever seen and almost black with brownrewd shine. Its a naturtueb beer but I cant see any particles in it but its hard too say with a beer of this darkness. Nose is sweet and very malty being mostly caramel. Taste is malts and more malts ranging from sweet maltaromes to roasty/nutty. Aftertaste is dry and bitter with hops but also burnt coffeearome. Good example of a fine beerstyle to bad is hardly anywhere being sold. One I most certainly meet again soon!

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