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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 Vdubb86
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 3Floyds pint glass

This beer counts as my first Kellerbier, it was the cheapest one I could find on the shelves. I hope that doesn't come back to haunt me

This beer appears a nice copper color with a decent white froth of foam on the surface. The aromas are a bready yeast nose mixed with light apple juice and a touch of banana. The flavor is mostly comprised of the apple juice and what may even be a touch of corn syrup, though I hope that's not true. It's decent on the palate, seems to go down rather smooth though it may be because of the watery nature. This beer is highly underwhelming, but still decent.

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Photo of jyuhas
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a - very clear, golden copper, really nice color, thin white head dying pretty quickly
s - carmel, toffee, munich malt, light earthy hops
t - nice sweetness that is hard to explain, a bit like maple syrup, but something else I can't quite put my finger on, sweet corn?
m - thin body, nice bubbly carbonation
o - aroma and flavor very enticing, make me want more

I'm a little confused. I thought this style should have a cloudy appearance from the yeast in suspension, but this beer was quite clear.

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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 BerkeleyBeerMan
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear mahogany color with a faint head that dissinates rather quickly. Light carbonation.

Smell: Wow! Delicious smelling toasted malts. Hints of coffee and toffee. Pale malts. Not much from the hops.

Taste: Sweet. Roasted flavor. The Malts dominate with a decent hop backing. The balance is good. Suprising light and refreshing. Not heavy like some heavy malt brews. Caramel malts. Somewhat bready.

Mouthfeel: Medium. Good balance. A little light. Somewhat watery.

Drinkability: very easy to drink. Refreshing and satisfying. I will definitely revisit this kellerbier.

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Photo of Brunite
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into glass mug.

A - Crystal clear and a dark amber color. Head is a dull white and pours 3 fingers. Fading is rather quickly and no lace is evident.

S - Nice aroma of German malt, like Munich. Very, very faint hops in the background.

T - All malt...but beautifully balanced. Not overtly sweet....just right. No hops noticeable at all during most of the drink until warming near the end when some faint hop bitterness peeks out.

M - Light to medium body. Carbonation is low.

D - Ubber-drinkable. This is light, sweet, and creamy and goes down easy.Very nice for such a unique style. Worth checking out again for an easy drinker. Their website has some nice info on the old family brewery that makes this stuff.

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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 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 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 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 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 DaveHS
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a watery chestnut brown with a thin, brilliant white head. No lacing.

S-Malty, some light, earthy hops.

T/M-Nutty, mildly sweet malts. Thin with low carbonation.

D-I understand this is a good representation of the style, but it's not for me.

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

I picked up a flip-top bottle at a gas station on my way to Zugspitze. Similar to a nutbrown. Light cola brown color. Fizzy soda head that settles down into large floating bubbles. Malty sweet aroma. Very smooth tasting and I think a great session beer.

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

I poured into my glass to a short lived off white head. It is a dark amber color. The aroma is caramel malt. The taste is pretty much the same. There is no complexity here. It's just a simple beer. This beer goes down easy, and it is quite drinkable.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

an amber dingy wood color of a pour with a nice head of bigger bubbles. a nose of a lot of german malt, stale apple pie. palate was that exactly with a bitter quality of earth and a sour mild of plum. as it get warmer the nose brought out a lot of plum. and this seems to be a part of the whole thing. i would expect more of a cellar wood hop quality and a tad more of an interesting sour smokey zing. a good start. a hard style.

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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 jneiswender
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Wife got this bottle for me. Served in a tall Euro mug, cool.

A-topaz brown body. off white head, thick.

S-sweet grain, grain husk

T-sweet spice cake, light floral finish.


D-nice beer but a bit overly sweet for my taste. Wish hop balance was there or more pronounced.

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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 PorterLambic
2.17/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear. A rich, reddish-brown color with a light tan head which dissipates to a thickish film that lingers quite a long time.
Smell is malt with a slight wheat and hops note.
Taste is malty with a slight hops note and some alcohol presence.
A watery brew with a light body and light effervescence. Generously call this a decent beer with no oomph and little for either the nose or palate.

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Photo of salvo
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From half-liter flip-ceramic capped bottle, pours the color of diluted coke; you know, when the ice melts on a hot day and starts to go flat. Carbonation is similarly limp -- almost spent. Off-white head dissipates quickly leaving faint lacing.

Smell is sweet biscuity malt with a lingering smell like humid air before a rainstorm. Not right after the rain: that's fresh and clean. This is before the storm: probably yeasty but it smells more "stuffy."

Taste is simultaneously too sweet and diluted: if it were as strong in the malt as I want, it would be sickly sweet. It is too sweet as it stands. There are hints of chocolate in the malt, but then the bitterness comes on and disappointment follows.

It's too sweet and too thin and the mouthfeel is underwhelming.

It's drinkable beer hall beer, I guess. I won't buy another anytime soon, until I forget how disappointed I was. So which keller beer do I remember so fondly?

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Photo of DiabolikDUB
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Pilsner glass.

Pours amber with a light, wispy white head that quickly dissolves into nothing. The aroma is mostly bread with some toffee and a touch of hops. The flavor is more of the bread with some nuttiness and finishes semi-dry. Its light-medium bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Pretty tasty, highly drinkable but nothing special.

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

I had out of a bottle at a beer tasting.
A--It has a clear brown color to it. Looks like bourbon. Limited head and lacing.
S--No real scent to it at all. Shame. I was hoping for bourbon.
T--Tastes like cherry coke. It has an alcohol heaviness to it. Very black cherry taste. Interesting taste, but kind of bland. It could either use some aging or some hops.

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

Served from bottle into glass.

A - Crystal clear and a medium-dark brown color. Head is a dull white and made up of large, thin bubbles that look very soap-like. The head fades quickly and does not lace the glass at all.

S - Nice aroma of darker German malt, like Munich, along with some noble hops in the background.

T - Very clean. Crisp with low to moderate hop bitterness. Bready notes along with Munich malt flavors and even some brown sugar. Reminiscent of a doppelbock like Spaten Optimator, but much lighter in body and alcohol sensation is definitely in the background.

M - Light to medium body. Carbonation is low.

D - Very cleanly made beer. I've never had a kellerbier before, but I really enjoyed it. This beer has some of my favorite doppelbock flavor components, but in a lower alcohol, lighter body and less mouth-coating package. This would make a great every-day beer.

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

Pours copper with a bubbly tan foam, decent retention. As the previous reviewer mentioned..it does look like cola

Aroma? Sweet caramel malts and nothing more.

Taste is sweet and caramel-y, and there is a very minimal (and I mean MINIMAL) hop profile.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Carbonation is okay, and drinkability is high, but isn't a beer style I'm too ecstatic about. Still fine, though.

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Moosbacher Kellerbier from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
3.55 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
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