Moosbacher Kellerbier | Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Moosbacher KellerbierMoosbacher Kellerbier

Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by HardTarget on 08-14-2005

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Ratings: 164 |  Reviews: 120
Reviews by engisch:
Photo of engisch
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

5.2% by volume alcohol is what helped me identify this from the other their other 5.4% Alt Keller.

Pours much like their lager. Little head that settles quickly. The color is a very standard amber. There is no yeast cake in the bottle like their wheat beer varieties. Smells malty. The flavor is a tastey sweetness. Good drinkability. Comparing the lager and keller I'm not sure which I like better, as they are very similar in tastes. Good beer, but like all the Moosbacher's they are a bit pricey considering there is nothing too special about them.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - This gave off a modest head and had a nice light-brown body and wasn't cloudy for some reason.

Smell - There is little smell to this lager but what I can get is nice. It is a very sharp grain and that's it.

Taste - The grain is big at the taste. It is very sharp and husky with a raw edge that will satisfy any lover of the style but may cause the uninitiated to literally spit it out on the bar.

Mouthfeel - This is bigger than most KBs that I've had before although it is still shy of medium-bodied. There is little carbonation which is typical of the style.

Drinkability - I could have chugged this bier in two gulps. It must have been lagered to death, and you really do get the feeling that this was stored in a cellar or a cave for a few months. Tasty and very authentic.

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Photo of merlin48
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml swingtop pours a crystal clear, light amber body with a small thin offwhite head that quickly drops to a cap. Minor patch lacing. Subdued aroma has vague fruity esters, light spicy hops, and a hint of toasted caramel. Light medium body has a moderate carbonation. Taste has a bready caramel maltiness and restrained spicy and earthy hop bitterness. Clean and crisp, overall. Some mineral water notes emerge midway and linger into the finish.

An easy drinker here. Simple and not highly refined, but pleasantly drinkable.

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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: red/brown in color, minimal head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and grain

Taste: caramel,toasted malt and grain

Mouthfeel: sweet, smooth, moderate carbonation, medium/light bodied

Drinkability: a mini-malt bombwith nice and sweet caramel tones. I will get this again and could have several per sitting. Anyone who likes maltier beers should give this a try.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a slight caramel hue copper bronze like tone to it, with an off white minimally beige head floating thick. Nice evenly coated lacing as I take each sip from this brew. Aroma has a mild caramel toasted malt character going on, I was expecting unfiltered brew from something labeled as a Kellerebier. Sadly that's not the case here, another semi sweet mildly toasted malt lager, a touch of brown sugar floods the light herbal hops tones. Flavor is semi roasty with some caramel notes just barely coming through, and sort of a tart character in the finish that actually works okay in this situation. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation flows well on the palate. Drinkability overall isn't bad this beer has a high sugar concentration with some residual sugars definitely being returned through the high fermentation.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a stein from a half-liter bottle. I'm not sure if this was the proper glassware but fack it.

I haven't seen too many beers with a color like this brew. It's got a pale brown body with blonde hues and a quite cloudy appearance. The head doesn't stick around long, but it does leave a frothy lace behind.

Molasses is big on the nose, as is what I would have to call butterscotch. I also get an oatmeal like aroma. It smells like a sweet breakfast.

Molasses continues its crusade to the tongue, but here there's some caramel joining, a light touch of hops that have a slight vegetable quality, and a strong dose of minerality.

Despite the heavy malt flavors, this beer is light and feels thin-bodied, but in a good, drinkable way. It's refreshing and has a stiff bitter finish that undoes all the preceding sweetness.

I'm still learning about these kellerbiers, but I enjoy this one. I think I need to delve into this style much more to learn just how well this beer represents it.

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Photo of cokes
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle as pictured, no mention of "alt"...moving on...

Pours to a shadowy orange-brown tea-like color, moderated hazed, and sporting a short, large-pocked eggshell rise.
Toasted grain aroma, with backing steely herbs, and plenty of wet dough...and wet rocks There's also a seedy sense of red grapes and a distant carob notion.
Doughy sweet upfront in the mouth, as it gradually positions itself toward toasted grain and toffee. It sidles past smoked prunes, sun-dried tomatoes, Cab grapes, and maybe even a little barreled apple brandy. After it sits awhile, talc-covered pears arise, hearkening back to their Lager. It dries in the middle and diverts to a forward stoniness, with black tea flourishes. There are still lingering sweet tendrils, but the hop cut them short with earthy, herbals. It's pretty neutrally balanced once it's swallowed, but the finish is long with a sanded-down version of even that precedes it.
Medium-light bodied. Actually, the body itself is fairly thin, but the small amount of trickling CO2 and the suspended yeast give this a bit of heft that it needs. It's still rapidly drinkable.
I like this a lot. It seems stunningly fresh (and just recently arrived in town), so that's probably the key.

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Photo of Sammy
2.77/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

yellow, with a moderate quickly dissipitating head. Some spiciness but a bit metallic-macro-like lager. Sweetish finish, Really nothing special. Not very drinkable, maybe as it was not very fresh. Light, a touch of toastiness, all didn't work too well for me.

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Photo of pastramionrye7
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of cjgator3
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz flip top bottle. Best before 07/08 notched on the bottle. The aroma is a lot of sweet malt, caramel and toffee. The taste like the aroma leans heavily on the malty side with a mild hop finish. The mouthfeel is a little on the thin size with a low amount of carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty decent Kellerbier that I think would be much much better if it was fresher. Too bad we have such a problem finding fresh beers on the shelves over here from Germany.

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Photo of tempest
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found a .5L at Bottles n Bins in Monterey CA. First off, there was no sediment in the bottom of the bottle, so I don't know where the keller label is coming from on this one.

Basically I'm getting a plain amber malt taste with a touch of a caramel. Either this beer has been on the shelf too long or it's just kind of plain. However, the dates aren't notched on the label. There's a touch of hops, but this tastes more like a pale Euro lager than a pilsner.

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Photo of russpowell
4.26/5  rDev +20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Bruisin Ales in Ashville, consumed late July

Poured copper with 1 finger of eggshell colored head. Great clarity for a keller, minimal head retention & lacing

S: Bready with some caramel notes

T: Big-time caramel & breadyness up front. Some herbal hops & crackery notes as this warms. Finishes dry with hints of pecan

MF: Low carbonation. medium body & great balance

Drank very easy, was as good as as any keller I had out of the bottle in Germany

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Photo of juliendesrochers
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Gmann
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear bronze color with a small off-white colored head, rather small but leaves a solid ring. The aroma is very doughy, like a munich helles, a bit buttery, some honey sweetness and a spicy/peppery grassy hop. Not as doughy in the flavor, more of a caramel malt presence, some buttery funk, rust, finishes with a grassy/peppery hop. The feel is moderate with active carbonation; finishes fairly light and sweet, unlike others that I have had for the style. From my limited experience with the style this seems to be a bit below average. It has the traditional munich malt flavor but also has some funk/grainy/veggie flavor to it. Doesn't seem to have the body to fit the style either. M'eh, ok, might be better off picking up a good helles lager.

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Photo of cwd
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of TheStig
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a bubbly head more appropriate for soft drinks than beer, with a color approximate to weak, gas station coffee. This is not impressing me.

Scents of cereal, vanilla and yeast.

Taste is a nice combination of rye and oats, with a soft finish close to grapefruit. Quite drinkable, without any aggressive carbonation. Pleasant!

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL swing-top bottle at 45 degrees into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: It pours dark brown with red highlights and features large chunks of sediment at the bottom. It has a finger of off-white head that holds and laces okay.

S: Mashed bananas, corn syrup, caramel, and bread malts.

T: More features of a malt-heavy brew; Sweet caramel, red apples, bananas, rye bread, and berries.

M: It has average thickness with stronger carbonation than expected.

O: I didn't really appreciate my first Kellerbier but this is much better.

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Photo of F_riedrich
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 9/10. Consumed 2/11.

A: An aggressive pour yielded a bubblewrap topping of macro-bubbles that was light ivory in color but dissipated to a patchy offering within a matter of a slight minute. Backlighting reveals a dark ruby color with a light and lazy rise of effervesce. The lacing was light and whispy, of thin lashes that was light in coverage and low in interest. Overall a bit darker then usual per style but that's ok.

S: The nose was malty and sweet filled with a fruity nature of red grapes, cantelope and some tart cranberries. The hopping comes through late with a fresh sense of greenery, particularly that of celery leafs. Wide in spectrum, a bit odd and fruity per style, but intriguing to say the least.

T: The flavor opens a bit sweet and fruity, of apples and red grapes with a sweet caramel backing. A light and fresh citrus mixes with cola and musky grains providing some wintery cheer. On the final we sense some warm honey sweetness mixing with some wheat.

M: The mouthful was warming with a spicy holiday feel, a bit odd per style. Medium bodied with a syrupy weight. Non-existent co2 presence. Finshes off with a light syrupy fade.

D: A little darker and heavier then you would expect from your average kellerbier. Interesting and different but when I think of kellerbier I think of a light and crisp summertime drink with a sharp and pronounced crispness and light citrusy touch. This was more malty and fruity, almost bock like at times, more suited for the fall season.

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Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BBD: 09/2010

Into a Bells tulip this pours a lightly burnt amberish color. Nearly a finger of head rises and quickly settles, leaving no lace. Swirling rekindles a skim across the surface.

Sweet corn and grain aroma, vaguely like honey and bread, just a touch musty. A bittersweet bready flavor also, fairly mild and thin. Barely any bitterness, and certainly no hop flavor or aroma. It's slightly more full bodied than a pilsner, but not by much. Pretty inoffensive, easy enough to drink. Just not much complexity or unique character to set it apart. Probably won't try this one again, but it's not bad.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of GrandpaGeorg
4.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

German flip top. Gorgeous sepia brown with a small head that disappeared quickly, but left a nice foam along the edges of the glass. Lightly roasted malt in the nose with a touch of bitterness perceptible in the scent. Taste is all malt, with a nice fruity bitter hops flavor that balances the lightly carmelized taste of the malt perfectly. A bit on the thin side, but definitely not too thin, with delicate little bubbles. Very drinkable--and with a moderate ABV. Labeled a Kellerbier, but definitely has an Alt taste and color. Like the best of both styles in one. A great find that came in a 4-pack of large bottles.

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Photo of cabsandking
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy amber color with an off white head that’s stiff, resembles airy Styrofoam packing, and good retention. Sweet light malt, honey, toffee, and tea in the nose. Soft flavors with lightly roasted malt, honey, and molasses. Slight organic, mossy, tea like notes mixed with floral, mildly bitter hop characters. Light body, a semi-smooth mouthfeel and a enjoyable fizzy carbonation. The finish is dry, bitter, a tad spicy at first but ends with a charred caramel flavor. Good beer, and highly drinkable.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a stange glass.

A very dark Keller, and quite clear actually. Dark brown chestnut like amber, with a light coffee tan like head of about a finger. Settles to a nice puck very slowly. This looks more like an Altbier to me though. Maybe something new variety wise here!

A nice aromatic caramel, but very light and clean. Light sweetness of clove sense and nutmeg, very light brown spices and brown toasted bread. Interesting.

Very light palate, with a clean clove and sweet caramel flavor. Lightly carbonated with a the mid palate forming with some good toasty aromas and sweetness. A solid palate fills with a little bit of raisin character and dark dried fruits. Kind of a nutty brown ale sense to this also, with dark fruit estery tastes.

This sort of reminds me of Dampfbier a bit but a lighter sweetness which is more noticeable and a good fruity character to it also. However, this is not what I normally want out of a Keller.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle picked up today at Market Limone in Nampa for about $5.00... poured into my shaped SA glass... bottle says best by 12/08.

Aggressive pour managed to produce a 2 inch head that died back leaving no lacing but a firm cap... brew is darker for a kellerbier.. sorta golden amber... but leaning firmly to amber.

Sweet doughy aroma... some caramel.. clean maltiness with a little bit of spicy hops.

Flavor mirrors the aroma but with more of a hop profile toward the finish... quite a bit of caramel and a little bit of nuttiness as it warms.

Lite/medium body and smooth carbonation.

very drinkable.. the maltiness may get a bit to me after a while though.


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Moosbacher Kellerbier from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 164 ratings