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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Photo of thekanna
4.34/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Appearance: Nice, slightly hazy copper with very thin head.

Smell: Strong honey smell, with slight overtones of cloves. The syrupy saccharine smell of honey is very dominant, though.

Taste: Slight effervescent carbonation and phenols lead to a bouquet of spices mixed with honey.

Mouthfeel: A bit watery; this is somewhat reminiscent of a watered-down doppelbock.

Drinkability: Dangerously drinkable, like honey water. Perfect for a hot day.

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Photo of tugdriver7
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 Brad007
4.32/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brown color with a one-finger head into my glass. Looks about right but I've read that this style should be cloudy, which it isn't. Hmm.

Aroma is full of toasty malt with caramel undertones. Interesting aromas and certainly not expected.

Taste is full of toasty, sweet grain with a hint of caramel in the middle. Light-bodied and mild as well.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering toastiness and caramel. Certainly decent. Highly drinkable as it is.

Another good beer from this brewery. This beer doesn't quite live up to the style but it's still drinkable regardless. Recommended.

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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 claytong
4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A really lovely beer. I've had many zwickl and keller beers in Austria and this one is pretty tops. Granted a lot of the ones I had were mass-produced crap that my father in law drank. However I managed to have a few decent ones, but this one's malty sweetness fits right in with my liking. The wheat still stands out and combines well with the sweetness. Has a nice crisp finish that has you finishing the beer quickly.

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

I tried this beer awhile ago at a tasting, 1oz thanks to silly city ordnance, and thought it both refreshing and malty. Here I will review a 500ml into a tulip.

The beer is a surprising shade of deep amber, toward brown. As I recall the last one I reviewed was a deep honey color. Anyway, the head is off-white and fluffy.

Smell is almost smoky with very nice sweet maltyness and a floral/fruit aroma, reminds me a bit of Newcastle, thought that is not entirely good, but the smell really is.

Taste is a well balanced maltyness and a crisp, light tartness. There is a bit of the smoke alluded to earlier and a bit of black tea in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light but round and the carbonation is moderate. I like the finish as it is just dry. I could drink this beer all day long and with many flavors. I am thinking Barbecue, the smoked stuff not just grilled flesh.

This is a malty treat to be enjoyed, I'm thinking through the Summer months. It is refreshing and clean, even warm.


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Photo of kkosmoski
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL swingtop poured into a Kaltenberg gold-rimmed glass. A very clear, reddish-tinged, light amber in the glass with a white head that falls down to barely a covering within a minute. Aroma is of grain husk, and has a very pronounced European malt aroma. Flavors include very slight caramel, pilsner malt, and a bit of toast with some bitterness coming into play midway rather than at the end. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a crisp carbonation. This beer goes down very well. It has a smooth flavor and mouthfeel, and it leans pretty heavy on the malt side. I was surprised that this tasted rather fresh, and I enjoyed this example of this hard to find style.

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Photo of Offa
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a good, characterful lager but doesn't seem quite what I expect from a kellerbier.

Pale brownish copper, clear, it has a medium-big off-white head steadily shrinking to a foamy ring and leaving a hint of weak lace.

Aroma is strong toast, barley, light leafiness, herbs, light yeast and mineral.

Taste is nice, toasty barley, mineral, hint of caramelly toastiness, leafy-herbal elements, faint earthy hint up front with a zesty-leafy and faintly lemony finish. It is balanced with a zesty character and feel.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got a 500mL bottle of this from Woodman's in Rockford, IL for $3.29 in Early 2012.

Pours a dark amber color with a fluffy head that leaves lacing clinging to the glass. Scents of barley and yeast are the most noticeable. You can really find the barley as it is very grainy tasting. Quite earthy and mellow flavor that gives this beer great drinkability. Some attributes that I can see people pointing out is I do find the volume to be a little too thin and the after taste is not as good as it could be as it is sort of chalky.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a dark amber, with a firm white head, good retention, spots of lace.

S: Malt, minerals/hard water.

T: Dark bread and brown sugar come on strong. Nice balance with the earthy noble-style hops and a great minerality.

M: Firm carbonation, full body for a German lagerbier, smooth and crisp.

D: Another good keller, love this style.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle into a pilsner tulip. Brown, tight white head, falls away leaving a lot of lacing on glass. Beer is mildly carbonated though, the carbonation keeps the head up. No haze, this is a clear beer.

Aroma is mostly malt, kind of smells like a bock actually. No hop character, a few mild esters, very subtle, hard to pick up, also can detect some sour in the nose.

The flavor is also slightly soured. I'm not sure if this is intentional but I'm really feeling it. Lots of malt and sweetness in the beer. Full bodied and really smooth. Clean finishing with no aftertaste. Drinkability really high.

Disclaimer time: this is my first kellerweiss, I read the description of the style and tried to write my review based on my own personal enjoyment as well as my understanding of the style. I do not know if this is a good example of the keller bier, I do know that I would drink it again.

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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 BedetheVenerable
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500ml brown flip top, nice label, dated

Appearance: Bright dark mahogany beer with a creamy ivory cap that shows decent retention

Smell: Lots of toasty, bready, sweet caramel malt notes, kinda like a rich bock. Not much in the way of hops at all here; this is warm and bready.

Taste: Pretty much in keeping with the aromas, but there is a hint of bitter minerality here as well...sweet flavor, but ends almost dry and toasty.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium to medium

Drinkability: Pretty high.

Simple, solid, tasty. Good value.

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Photo of sbe1
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A decent drinkable beer for the style.

Appearance: A clear brownish copper with a nice thick head -- about 3 fingers -- dissipating into a lace clinging on the glass.

Smell: acidic and musky, sharp hop notes.

Taste: crisp and acidic with a good hop bite, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and refreshing, decent carbonation.

Drinkability: A very drinkable beer, could work well as a session beer.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - this is dark for the style, copper brown body with off white head

Smell - honey, baked bread, whole wheat

taste - similar to the aroma - slight honey sweetness, baked bread, whole wheat

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, slight sweetness upfront, bready finish, clean and refreshing, keeps you wanting to come back for another sip

Overall - this was dark for the style, but a good beer. give it a try if you see it

Price Point - $5.29/16.9 oz swingtop bottle

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Photo of Shaw
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, light brown in color with an off-white head that reduces to a fine layer in my glass. If this beer is supposed to be cloudy, it's not, even after swirling in the bottle.

If has a nice, sweet malty aroma that has hints of fruit and caramel.

The taste is clean, as I would expect from a German brew. It's light with a nice flavor of toasted grain and bread. There's a bit of sour twang to this beer, too, though it's subdued.

Overall a good, thirst-quenching beer.

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Photo of shirfan
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Delicate clear orange in color with a thin layer of foam.

Aroma is strong noble hops, almost perfume-like in nature. There's a slightly sour funk too, something like wild apples that have been sitting on the ground for a while.

Taste is soft, lightly sour, very organic. The hops are what you'd expect of a typical euro lager, but the mouthfeel is totally different. Instead of the crisp, almost metallic brightness of a green-bottle specimen, this is closer to an oktoberfest in malt makeup, yet it's nothing like that either, lacking the chewy dextrinous sweetness. I'm having trouble putting the underlying flavor and mouthfeel into doesn't taste like yogurt, but somehow that's what comes to mind. A culture. Alive. Faintly sour, perhaps even a hint of sweet vinegar, but tasty.

Strange and wonderful; I'd definitely like to try more examples of the style.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from World of Beer, Clearwater, FL.

Poured clear light brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate grainy malty aroma. Medium body and a thin texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

Drinkable soft sweet beer.

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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 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 Thads324
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle at das bierhaus, Burlington vt

Pours a deep amber with red hues. Little bits of light brown dissipate immediately. Great color. No bubbles

Very mild aroma. Light fruit and toasted nut with whole wheat bread.

Taste starts watery, then hits with flavors of whole wheat bread, slight toffee and a hint of raisin. Finishes with a lovely caramel/mild stone fruit flavor.

Light bodied, low carbonation, one of the cleanest finishes on a beer I've ever had.

Very nice, easy drinking beer that I'd gladly indulge in again.

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Photo of Drew966
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moosbacher Alt Kellerbier pours a dark amber color with an off white head that quickly dissipated from a half liter swingtop bottle that opened with a reassuring pop. Sweet malt dominates the aroma. There are more hops in the flavor than I expected given the nose. There is a very pleasant balance between the hops and the caramel malt. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Schwarzwald
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light brown with a fairly good head. Very warm caramel smell and nuttiness. I drank it with a few apps and enjoyed it a lot. I was expecting a little more depth and thicker mouthfeel. I wish they would put a little more into this beer, as it is very good but feels like it could be excellent. ABV was very good and the carbonation was neutral, not sharp at all. Very nice, well worth a try. Great Kellerbier.

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Photo of Rayek
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: Deep copper color has a slight haze. The large off-white head is foamy and has OK retention. Leaves intermittent patches of lace.

S: On the sweet side, but not too terribly much. Toffee and molasses are the primary scents. Fresh cut grass is in the back as well as a mild mineral water aroma.

T: Toffee starts things out, followed by molasses. Bitterness arrives to quell the sweetness with a pepper bite. The mineral water theme from the nose reappears in the finish, along with a drying lemon tartness.

M: The medium-light body is dry and has the right amount of fizz.

D: This was my first beer of this type, so I don't know how close it fits its style. For me, the most unique aspect was the mineral water flavors. The relatively low ABV makes it easy to consume multiples. A nice beer overall.

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Moosbacher Kellerbier from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
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