Moosbacher Kellerbier | Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
Germany | website

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HardTarget on 08-14-2005

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119
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162
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.93%
 
 
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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 UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear orange with a 1 inch bone colored head that fades to a small cap. Small rings of lacing drip back down into the remaining beer. Smells of caramel/toffee and biscuit-like malt. Taste is the same as the smell with a hint of hops coming in on the finish. Very slight bitterness on the palate after each sip quickly fades. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good German beer and my first of both the style and from this brewery. I had been searching everywhere for a beer of this style so I am glad I finally got to try one.

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Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down.
S: There are light aromas of caramel malts in the nose.
T: The overall taste is quite malty and has a mild amount of sweetness with flavors of butter, caramel and toasted malts. No bitterness from the hops is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied, very smooth and a bit watery on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Like the other beers from the brewery, this Keller has a lighter, more cautious tone per its style. Ultimately, It's a weak Dunkel.

The beer opens with a cola-like brown hue, vibrant carbonation and a thin white head that struggles as it fades rather quickly. Much clearer than I expect.

The toasty pilsner malts rest against a mild wet-grain profile and give the aroma light caramel scent. No hops, light on vegital notes, and no sulfur compounds to mention.

Flavors of the caramel quickly turn to bread crust and light toast. Along side of a mild bready maltiness, this beer offers little. Maybe a mild grain taste, light buttery note, and subtle yeast taste, but I'm streatching here.

Body is very light and almost watery. Maybe not even the weight of an Amberbock. Regardless, the beer finishes dry and is easy to put down.

I am not that impressed by the beer. Its timid nature doesn't lead to much depth or complexity. It's simplicity isn't refreshing or crisp enough. It's a very weak Dunkel.

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

0.5l bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt, poured into an Andechs tumbler. Clear and copper-colored, the small frothy head quickly settles to a thin collar. This is oddly clear and free of sediment for a kellerbier; it looks more like a dunkel lager to me. Toasted malt, dark fruit-like esters and a faint mineral twang make up the aroma. It's toasty, fruity, mildly sweet and caramelly on the palate. There's a moderate hop bite to it as well, earthy in character. The finish is faintly mineral, hoppy, toasty, semi-sweet at first but ultimately drying. This is a perfectly decent beer, but it's hardly a kellerbier - more of a hoppy dunkel, perhaps. Clean and drinkable but fairly unremarkable.

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Photo of brentk56
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Not much of a head (though it left several shards behind) and the liquid is clear but what is most notable is the color - the best comparison is the color of Scotch

Smell: Yeasty, with a strong caramel character

Taste: Malt heavy, with toast and caramel flavors dominating the front end; a smidge of grassy hop influence arrives in the middle, but the finish is a return to the form anticipated up front

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: I can't get very excited by this beer - way too malty for my palate and the mouthfeel was flabby

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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 mikesgroove
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

the last of my note reviews, i grabbed this bottle on a whim for something light and different, poured cold into a pint glass.

pour is a light, clean, and clear amber color, looks like hay color with a small cap of white that seriously stayed for about a few seconds with no visible carbonation. aroma is earthy, musky grain, touches of light grass, but really rather bland and without much in the way of any depth, light feel, watery at times without any really big flavors or huge noticeable chnage from the smell. clean finish with little aftertaste left not much on the palate.

overall average session beer without much interesting going on, could be passed over.

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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 smcolw
2.65/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a poptop covered brown bottle. Large bubbled head that settles to a single layer of tight foam. Some spots of lace on the glass. The broth is light brown and crystal clear.

Strong iron smell. There's a mildly sweet caramel malt aroma as well.

Lots of malt sugars in this beer--like dissolving a malt ball in the beer. Very little hop. The body is thin, the carbonation high. The iron is also in the taste. Think watered down Scotch Ale, even though this is a lager.

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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 Huhzubendah
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle

The beer appears a pretty clear light brown hue, similar in color to a cola. There is about a half inch of head that leaves a decent trace of lacing about the glass.

The aroma is subtle and simple. Scents of bread and malt, with a hint of yeast.

The taste is very bready and has a taste similar in some regards to a Belgian quad, though obviously much more subtle. I really enjoy the simpleness and purity of this, and other German beers. The malt flavor is distinctively German and tasty.

The body is somewhat thin with moderate carbonation.

An easy drink German beer that is low in alcohol. Good stuff.

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Photo of jwc215
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on 03-01-2007, but was accidentally put under the wrong kellerbier from this brewery. The one I had was a 5.2 abv (not the "alt" version at 5.6). (Good thing I collect labels.) Thanks for the correction northyorksammy!

Swing-top bottle:

Pours amber with a thin head that soon becomes a vanishing patch.

The smell is very mild - just a hint of sweet caramelish grain.

The taste is also mild - sweet grain, a touch of caramel. Light hopping gives some balance. Dryish finish.

Feel is thin, but not watery. Carbonation is okay.

Not bad, but nothing special. It's rather blandish all-around. Wouldn't bother getting it again.

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Photo of smakawhat
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 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 Mebuzzard
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle mirroring the one pictured.
A deep chestnut pour produced quite a foamy head. Non-sticky. Clean. Film lacing, very light.
Aroma is sweet candy and caramel. Very slight spicy hop features.
Rich taste. The hops come in quick and fast at the tip of the tongue the the caramel malt and sweetness attack. It's crisp and clean sweetness. A small hint of smokey in then end. Slight aftertaste. Very nice, rich beer with a smooth easy drinking. Not really my style, but very nice.

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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 WesWes
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a translucent dark amber color with a thin offwhite head that fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts along with a clean lager yeast aroma. The taste is good. It has a very clean pilsner and light crystal malt flavor that goes down real easy and finishes dry with little hop character. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. I'm lacking knowledge of the style, but from the Bros description this really doesn't fit well. It's not cloudy. The hop bitterness is low. It doesn't appear to be unfiltered. All in all, a pretty good brew.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm surprised that it has taken me almost 3 years as a BA member to land a taste of keller beer. 500 ml flip-top bottle, on to the beer:

Looks dark amber orange in color. The head settles out to a thin creamy lace on top, and leaves some wrinkles of lace. The aroma is very raw. Out in the wild, it is hay, grass, raw grain. Some fruity esters crawl out and smoothen out the grassy/hay aroma.

It tastes most like the amber lagers I've had here in the US, but with a more pronounced German character of grassiness. Estery at the begining with a caramel maltiness. Minerals. There's a mild bitterness. I'm thinking marble bread right now. Still has some mineral flavor. The malt is a little husky. Light-medium in the mouth, smooth like cold water (it's not watery, trust me).

The "fruity" side of German lager is here in this beer. Worth trying out if you're into trying German beer.

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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.

3.5/3.5/4/3/4

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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 Zorro
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark for the style, very dark amber borderline brown colored beer depending on how much light you have. Small white colored head. This is as dark as anything in the amber spectrum ever gets.

Smell is extremely full of toasted grain. Caramel and stronger grain husk with a little raisin and slight smoke.

Starts out tasting very much like whole grain bread. Slight tang to the taste like rye beer. Caramel becomes stronger as you drink it giving this a flavor a lot like raisin bran cereal.

Mouthfeel is good, average for the style though.

Drinkability is OK. I have had other examples of the style and they were thicker.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 500mL swing top bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium brown hue with a haze-free body and a moderately strong effervescence. Head pours a finger of frothy ivory foam but dissipates pretty quickly. Not too bad.

Smell: sweet caramel malt aroma with a light dose of noble hops. Mild, but actually pretty well-composed.

Taste: caramel malt flavor with a lagery character. There's a hint of something plasticy right at the beginning; it's kind of off-putting.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation and an active, refreshing texture, if not exactly creamy. Not bad.

Overall: an interesting beer, worth a try if you're into the style. That weird flavor right up front, though, is a bit of a turn-off for me. There are better examples of the style.

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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 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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