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 illidurit
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cool swingtop bottle poured into a pint glass. Bronze-colored and clear, completely non-keller-esque. Small beige head fizzles out pretty quickly. Aroma and flavor are both basically Munich maltiness. There is a tiny aspirin note in the finish along with some substantial astringency on the palate. Not what I'm looking for in a kellerbier, closer to an oktoberfest or 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 dedrinker
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fatigued light brownish color with an undecided off-white head.

Aroma of fresh, slightly sweet white crusty bread.

Tasting much the same as the aroma with a marked "roundness" to the soft malt body.

There is a little bitty bitter hop bite on the finish with no hop flavor.

This one is eminently quaffable, but the over all flavor can be quite elusive. This would make an excellent chaser for a nice single malt Scotch.

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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 SFLpunk
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

.5L brown glass swing-top. Label nicked to read "Use Before 10/10"...Oh, I'll use this beer, no worries.

Pours a watery amber color like coke when the syrup is running out. That being said, it's crystal clear! Almost no head, but big, tan bubbles around the rim. Nose is lager-y with some dried caramel and light fruitiness. Fairly light and crisp on the palate, the hops snap an edge to it, but then it goes watery on the finish. There's some bitterness framing out watery caramel malt flavors. On the finish some minerals (or maybe metallic) notes.

For the price, it's not bad. Not an epic beer, but a decent cold mug type brew. Would probably have again.

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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 speter
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into nonic.

A: Pours a crystal clear amber color with a fluffy white head. (While nice, the style should be cloudy with little carbonation.)

S: Rich malt with just a hint of noble hops.

T: Wonderfully balanced, the dark malts offer a rich sweetness. There is a mild hop bite at the front that goes to a malty center and a dry finish.

M: Very nice body, but overcarbonated for the style. (Swirling helped that of course.)

D: This is a wonderfully drinkable beer, but it's not a Kellerbier. If I were a marketing man, I'd describe it as a hoppy Munich amber. I'd definitely drink another one of these, but please don't call it a Kellerbier, which should be cloudy (yeasty) and have much less carbonation.

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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: red/brown in color, minimal head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and grain

Taste: caramel,toasted malt and grain

Mouthfeel: sweet, smooth, moderate carbonation, medium/light bodied

Drinkability: a mini-malt bombwith nice and sweet caramel tones. I will get this again and could have several per sitting. Anyone who likes maltier beers should give this a try.

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

Pours a crystal clear bronze color with a small off-white colored head, rather small but leaves a solid ring. The aroma is very doughy, like a munich helles, a bit buttery, some honey sweetness and a spicy/peppery grassy hop. Not as doughy in the flavor, more of a caramel malt presence, some buttery funk, rust, finishes with a grassy/peppery hop. The feel is moderate with active carbonation; finishes fairly light and sweet, unlike others that I have had for the style. From my limited experience with the style this seems to be a bit below average. It has the traditional munich malt flavor but also has some funk/grainy/veggie flavor to it. Doesn't seem to have the body to fit the style either. M'eh, ok, might be better off picking up a good helles lager.

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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 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 Domingo
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cool, another kellerbier bottled and exported to the US. Even better, it's dated and pretty fresh, too.
Pours a light brown color that's somewhere between amber and a darker, dunkel-like color. Head's huge at first, but it settles down to a sheen pretty quickly. For a kellerbier, there's pretty much no suspended yeast, though. That's been a hallmark of both light dark versions of the stlye I've had.
Smells like fresh lager yeast and lightly toasted grain. simple, but no complaints.
Lightly toasted bready flavors hit up front, but they're surprisingly not that sweet. Lager yeast hits in the middle, but again isn't sweet. Just a faint hint of honey. The finish is herbal and even has a little bit of a spearmint-like essence. It's not really carrying many dunkles or kellerbier characteristics, but is instead more of a toasty amber lager. The yeast really only comes out in the smell.
Easy drinking and spot-on for texture.
Nothing really special, but nothing really wrong with this either. I can see it being a really good simple summer beer.
Not bad, but not really worth going out of your way to seek out.

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Photo of merlin48
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml swingtop pours a crystal clear, light amber body with a small thin offwhite head that quickly drops to a cap. Minor patch lacing. Subdued aroma has vague fruity esters, light spicy hops, and a hint of toasted caramel. Light medium body has a moderate carbonation. Taste has a bready caramel maltiness and restrained spicy and earthy hop bitterness. Clean and crisp, overall. Some mineral water notes emerge midway and linger into the finish.

An easy drinker here. Simple and not highly refined, but pleasantly drinkable.

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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 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 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 Cresant
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 500 mL swingtop brown bottle into a pils glass. Dated best by: 6 10. Golden brown body was clear. The head was moderately sized and left strings of lace down the glass.

Smell was light malts, not much. It did bloom a little as it warmed.

Taste was caramel sweetness. Peppery. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel was medium in body. Medium/moderated carbonation. I'm no expert at defining beer styles but I'm pretty certain this is not a Kellerbier, more fitting as a dunkel. It is brown, clear as a bell and has no hints of yeast! However, it is a adequately tasty beer.

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Photo of steveh
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow, great to see a "Use Before" chart on the label of an imported beer... too bad no months or years were marked. :-/

Ingredients: Wate, barley & hops. No one told Moosbach about the whole yeast thing yet? ;-)

A -- Clear (Keller?) copper-amber color with a thick off-white head that settles slowly. The color reminds me of Spaten Oktoberfest of old.

S -- Vague toasty malts and some spicy hops, mild DMS. Not a big nose at all.

T -- Sweet bready and toasted bread character. Very Amber Märzen in style. I have to imagine that if it were a true Kellerbier, unfiltered from yeast, it might even be better tasting. Maybe the lack of yeast on the ingredient listing is a red flag?

M -- Soft mouthfeel with light body, sort of thin from what I was expecting.

D -- Drinkability is fine, could have a bottle or 2 in a sitting -- but I was expecting the richness of a Kellerbier, so I'm just a little disappointed. Honestly, this could probably pass for Smithwick's! Or vice-versa.

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Photo of ThaBobfather
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent copper color with a small rimming of off-white head.
Smell has some small malt character and some grainy elements.
Taste has some grains, a good bready quality with some malts on the back end.
Finish is clean and the grain after-taste is ok.
Drinks pretty well, breadiness is smooth.

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Photo of mwa423
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a bottle the color is a very clear amber with little head.

Very little smell, just some malt and not that impressive.

The taste is sweet malt and german spice. Not particularly impressive, just average.

M/D - The mouthfeel and drinkability were just average for style. Goes down easily and smoothly.

Overall this would be a good example of the style to introduce somebody to the style, but there are better.

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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 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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Photo of redmagik99
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

amber, nice head recedes fairly quickly. smells of sweet malt, toffee, herbal hops. Taste has bready malt, herbal/grassy hops, nutty, some toffee. there could be somewhat of a mineral quality, perhaps from the water, but maybe im just not used to german hops. flavor is assertive but not bold. a small flash of bitterness hits midway through the taste, followed by a pleasant mild lingering sweetnesslight. light bodied, light carbonation. maybe im also just not used to session beers, because i feel like i could drink this all night long. my first time trying a keller bier and i quite like it. not overly flavorful but more complex than most german lagers ive tried, and very easy drinking. exceeded expectations.

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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 Newkie
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Swing-top bottle (that I'll save for some homebrews later.) Extremely low carbonation with some big bubbles that dissapear quickly. Tiny foam head remains, but only on the sides of the glass.

S - Sweet. Molasses. Raisins. Not great, but pleasent. No hop aroma to speak of.

T - Sweet malts dominate along with a slight German lager hop profile. Definitely Saaz hops showing through and drying out at the finish. The sweet taste upfront is rather enjoyable (and why I go back to this beer fairly often.)

M - 5.2% sounds right. The mouthfeel is medium and substantial enough to know what you're drinking.

D - It's certainly sessionable. Like I mentioned, I go back to this beer fairly often. If you like good malty, slightly-sweet German lagers that aren't overly toasty, you'll love this beer.

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