Moosbacher Kellerbier | Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

Moosbacher KellerbierMoosbacher Kellerbier
BA SCORE
3.56/5
163 Ratings
Moosbacher KellerbierMoosbacher Kellerbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
Germany
moosbacher.com

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HardTarget on 08-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,892
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
163
pDev:
12.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of smcolw
2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
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 bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Elfastball7
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of MONKandTUCK
2.74/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - light brown and clear. I was expecting yellow and hazy.

A - Bread crust and yeast... It's like a loaf of bread before it hits the oven. The yeast throws no fruit or spice.

T - Yeasty, kinda soapy in the finish. Nondescript. Reminds me more of a poorly executed English Bitter than a more flavorful Pilsner.

M - Kinda lean, there's some substance there. Lack of carbonation makes this feel thinner than it has to feel. I know that's lack of carbonation is feature of the style, but in this offering it conveys weakness in the brewing.

O - Kinda fun to try, but leaves me unimpressed. I'll try it again it warmer months, when I'm sure it'll be reprieve from the lawn-mower beers. But there's not much good I can say about it now.

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Photo of TheStig
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
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 Lemke10
4.06/5  rDev +14%
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 iheartchicken
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of FosterJM
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

982nd Review on BA
Bottle to Mug
500 ML swing top

Thanks to Jazzpatel for the freebie

App- A mixed color of deep orange and light brown. A small 1/2 finger of head formed and was gone in an instant. No cling or lace.

Smell- A bit like a bowl of cereal with some oats and some grain. A bit sweet caramel and some doughy malts. A bit damp.

Taste- Its a bit like a cross between a brown/amber ale. A little creamy with some damp bready malts and a bit sweet. Not really what I thought it would be. TThe last flavors come as a bit of lemon.

Mouth- A light medium body with a soft carbonation level. I feel its fell off a bit. Lemon, malts, bread, cereal.

Drink- For a style I've never had it was a bit of a let down as the bottle I feel has fallen off a little bit. I'd like to trade for a Surly hell to compare

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Jimmys
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle into short stemmed pilsner glass.

A: this is such a deep gold it looks more like an amber. a very light amber. crystal clear. head is white and bubbly but with O.K. retention and lacing.

S: bready and and pilsner malt. gentle yeast components. not finding anything hoppy here which is unfortunate.

T: yeasty. hints of sulfur. the malt is fulfilling, however, similar to the nose the hops are a bit too absent for me. otherwise, pretty clean lager flavors.

M: mellow carbonation on a light body. a little too mellow.

D: i thought these werent supposed to be clear? regardless, drinkable and tasty. clean. not a wow-er, but still an easy drinking lager.

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Photo of BeerAndBourbon
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours amber with some orange and yellow highlights. A tiny wisp of a white head that hardly exists.

S. Some light caramel malt, and some honey/ oat - a bit like honey nut cheerios.

T. Honey nut cheerios, but some banana comes out as it warms.

M. Light body with high biting carbonation.

D. A very light beer with high carbonation level. An easy drinker that would go down well over the summer.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a Rastel Hefeweizen glass. Date is best by October...something. Year doesn't appear to be marked - hope it's 2011.

Appearance: Translucent coppery-orange-brown on the table, clearer coppery-orange when held up to the light. Very little head upon pouring - died back quickly to a thin white ring at the edge with the occasional island of lacing that wasn't very persistent.

Smell: Hint of yeast, with malt and some metallic notes. With a swirl, a bit musty and some herbal hops.

Taste: Quite bready, but not sweet. Like a good homebaked white bread. The yeast definitely comes through in that bready flavor. There is a faint hint of hops at the end, but it's hard to tease out.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, slick and doesn't cling to the teeth. Just a bit thicker than water but not by much.

Overall: Interesting style - and it grew on me as I finished it off. I do wonder though if this was fresh. I'll have to revisit this style again when I know for sure the beer is fresh and see if my review changes any. Not an outstanding beer - definitely above average but nothing special, but again, the bready flavor grew on me after awhile hence my slightly higher rating on the overall category.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
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 samie85
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Best before 7/11.

A-Pours a clear light cola color with a few fingers of white that leaves some lacing behind.

S-Toffee with some light, crackery malt notes and a bit of herbal notes.

T-Light caramel malt notes with an herbal, earthy bitter note.

M-Rather lightly carbonated, which I wasn't expecting, with a pretty slick yet watery feel and light body.

D-Very easy drinking beer, but the mouthfeel and flavor profile hurt the drinkability in that it isn't a super complex or interesting beer. I'd like to give this one a try again if I could find a fresher example.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
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 tempest
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
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 atlason
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First Kellerbier I've tried. I like the style.

Pours a pale amber with no cloudiness. Rather small head but good lacing.

Plain toasted malt on the nose. Taste is a bit watery compared to the thick moutfeel, dominated by malt.

Mouthfeel is creamy and heavy, quite pleasant.

Overall a nice slightly complex and unusual beer, perhaps overly malty for many.

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Photo of Vdubb86
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +3.7%
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 +18.5%
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 +7.9%
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%
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 -5.9%
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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Moosbacher Kellerbier from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 163 ratings
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