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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Reviews: 119 | Ratings: 162
Photo of HomeBrewJunkie
2/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Moosbacher established 1887 “Brewing beer is not our job, it’s our passion!”

A - Dark golden hue. Very transparent. A white head that disappears quickly. Moderate to little lacing.

S - Hints of apples. (apple juice) Spicy hop aroma. Sweet malt character. Very weak in the aroma department. Very bland and not very complex. Much like a traditional commercial lager, noting much going on here.

T - Trying to be optimistic here, but taste is very simple as well. Again the spicy hops are very weak. Slightly sweet toasted malt flavor, which finishes dry. Not a very complex flavor, very ordinary and plain.

M - Medium body at best. Feels watery. Not a very impressive moutfeel either.

D - As far as drinkability, it just wasn’t for me. It’s not that it is necessarily a bad beer, just not great, or what I expected. I can easily finish the bottle but would not make an effort to try again. However I always encourage everyone to try a brew regardless of others reviews, as everyone has their own preferences. Who knows YOU might like it.

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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 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 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 hunteraw
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Attractive, rich honey color. Nice sized head, with mediocre retention. No lacing. My first kellerbier - surprisingly clear, for an unfiltered beer.

Smell: very light aroma, reminiscent almost of wheat germ, with just a bit of hop presence.

Taste: Fairly light flavor, grainy, with a bit of overripe fruit in the finish. Finishes dry. A bit light for me, mom was a fan, however.

Mouthfeel: thin, carbonation seems a little light.

Drinkability: Okay, paired well with a light grilled fish sandwich.

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Photo of mortarit
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear with very minimal bubbles rising to the top, amber in looks.
Toasty, malty smell with that bread hint, it is very mild not overwhelming to the mouth.
Smooth, soft, and full
Quite pleasant and very drinkable example, though it really does not stand out.
The swing top gives it a nice touch.
Not worth the price at $10.99 per bottle though.
The date on the bottle is out of date but i wanted to try it anyway.

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Photo of bluegrassbrew
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1.6pint bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a reddish brown with some off white head that quickly drops to nothing.

Smell is almost non existent, but I guess that is better than being offensive.

Taste very bready. Grain notes and a very yeasty quality. Different but not bad at all.

Overall, an interesting style. My first Keller bier and I enjoyed it. I can feel those vitamins working their magic!

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

A: Poured a transparent deep amber hue, kind of caramel in color with two fingers of bubbly white head that dissipated to a thin layer of bubbles.

S: A very clean profile, with a slight malty sweetness, a bit grainy as well. Hints of caramel or a buttery undertone sit in the background.

T: Surprisingly subtle aspects of this beer make it somewhat enjoyable. The malt/grain is present up front, with a little bit of a sweetness in the middle that washes away into a dry and faintly hopped finish. There's a bit of a grainy character throughout, though, which is probably a by product of the yeast, but I consider that a positive trait of this beer.

M: Spot-on with the carbonation. A very light mouthfeel to a beer that hints at something heavier on the first sip. Well-done.

D: The lightness of this lager and the interesting grainy malt flavor are enough to keep me sipping at the subtlties, so I'd have to say it's a fairly drinkable brew.

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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 Minkybut
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this beer from bottle into a tumbler at 48 degrees. The beer had a nice pretty amber color with a fine frothy head. The smell was fruity, bready and yeasty like dough or something being kneeded in front of your nose. The taste was slighly sweet, slighly nutty with a very smooth finish. Very drinkable well balanced beer I thought. I will buy again.

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Photo of mmmbeer
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL swingtop, best before date is notched 08/07. It pours a light copper with very active carbonation and a half-inch tan head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma consists of grains, molasses, and toasted, lightly smoked malts. It has a light flavor, but I can detect caramel, toasted malts, a faint smokiness, some sweetness, and light, spicy hops that contribute a mild bitterness. The body is medium and fairly smooth, drying, with lightly tingly carbonation. Overall an average German lager I'd say, almost reminiscent of a dunkel. Not bad, but not great.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark reddish brown color with a thin cap of hazy head. Body is completely clear and lacking in carbonation bubbles. Nose is bland and grainy and not very exciting.

Taste is more of the same, with a side order of metallic flavors and a decent malt backbone. Mouthfeel is a pleasant surprise with enough carbonation to turn this into a solid lager with a smooth, refreshing texture. Clean and refreshing with a yeast influenced aftertaaste.

Overall this is decent but nominally boring. Still, I could see draining a few of these on a hot day in Deutchland.

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Photo of Pegasus
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear amber color, with a modest head, which quickly collapsed, and scattered lacing.

Aroma: Toasty, malty aroma, with an underlying caramel note.

Taste: Toasty, bread-like malt flavor throughout, with a hint of caramel sweetness late in the taste, finishes with a dry and lingering mild bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, with a hint of stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Quite pleasant and very drinkable example, though it really does not stand out.

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Photo of Ego
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

soapy off white head, good retention, good lacing, semi hazy brown hue, a good amount of carbonation rising up from the depths, simply a nice looking beer.

caramel with a hint of nuttiness, a waft of smoke. this is interesting but not THAT interesting...

taste etc...
light tasting but somewhat full in the mouth, the hops are sorta dusty tasting in their bitterness, the carbonation is excellent, it makes it almost refreshing but also just prickly enough. the caramel tones are present but the wierd character mixes with it making this drink less like a traditional lager...I suppose it is from the yeast? it is almost like a strange tasting lager... yep, that's it. the nice lagering caramel tone is subdued by the yeast providing a different array of flavor.

interesting to try.. not something to go on a 4 day road trip for.

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Photo of Citadel82
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flip cap pint bottle purchased at Spirits Unlimited on Route 36 in Middletown for $2.09.

Pours out a deep amber with a seriously rocky white head that left sheets of lacing.

Aroma of biscuit and caramel with a faint floral backdrop.

Taste was balanced and somewhat muted. Some biscuit and some sweetness with a trace of balancing bitterness that evoles into a nice dry finish.

Mouthfeel was a touch on the thin side, though clearly not watery

Overall a very drinkable brew and a nice one to keep on hand. Style wise this brew was very similar to some Marzen that I have enjoyed...

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass crystal clear watery brown (the color of tea). The head was white while it lasted but quickly faded to nothing.

The aroma was fruity with a caramel presence similar to that of an English Bitter.There was an earthy character to the aroma and a bit of wheat.

The flavor was again, similar to that of an English Bitter. The flavor contained caramel and a bit of wheat but a substantial bittering level was present. The flavor also had more of that earthy character noted in the aroma, but was not as fruity and estery as expected.

The finish was heading toward dry with a lasting bit of caramel and bittering into the aftertaste. The body was just below medium with a fairly low carbonation level. The beer opened with a whoosh, but did not have a high carbonation level. This was more of an English Bitter than a German ale but had a nice bittering level. As a session beer this might be a good one if in the area.

0.5l flip top bottle. Use before 10 06 notches on label.

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Photo of maddamish
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


Taste/Mouthfeel: Slight watermellon and malt taste. Watery with a hint of creaminess to it.

Ap: There was a huge creamy head to this beer when poured. Very attractive.

Drinkability/Notes: This beer is not something you would search high and low to get but if you see it in the store, please try it. A nice alternative to the BMC beers.

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Photo of HardTarget
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle Inspection: Another brown German bottle, only thing on the label I could read was 12/05. That I understand.

Aroma: Mild, almost absent. Hints of brown malt and mild spice, maybe nutmeg.

Appearance: Very clear light brown glass topped by an off white head that collared quickly.

Flavor: Mildly toasty, some light hops and a slightly smoky note. I worked hard to come up with even that: this is a seriously mild beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation.

Overall Impression: I don’t want to give the impression this is a bad or watery beer, but the taste was just very neutral. A pleasant little beer, one I could session without complaint, but there just no “wow” about it.

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