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Brewed by:
Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH
Germany | website

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Zeppelin Beer is a so-called "Kellerbier". The name "Kellerbier" has historical roots, dating back to the time when beer was still served directly from the cellar. It is an unfiltered, naturally cloudy beer with a low carbon dioxide content, and it contains all of the natural sediment. As a result, Kellerbier is rich in valuable nutrients such as yeast, protein, minerals and vitamins.

Following the old family tradition, Zeppelin beer is brewed in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516. As with all of our beers, we use the world-famous Tettnanger aromatic hops, high-quality barley grown in upper Swabia and pure water from the uplands of the Alps. We give the dark amber Zeppelin beer seven weeks to quietly mature. The result is a fully flavoured, mildly malty Kellerbier of the highest quality and goodness with an alcohol content of 5.2 percent. It’s a beer which is almost unrivaled in taste, thanks to its extremely delicately spiced, original flavor.

Added by Mora2000 on 06-15-2010

BEER STATS
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43
Ratings:
120
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
25.29%
 
 
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Reviews by OWSLEY069:
Photo of OWSLEY069
1.74/5  rDev -50%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a hazy deep orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, little to no aroma whatsoever. In the taste, a small caramel like note, but really nothing at all. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry caramel note in the aftertaste. Lack of flavor, and taste.

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Photo of Myotus
4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured at 41°F from a 11.2oz bottle into a beer mug. Consumed on 27Jan16.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of white foam that halves itself after 45 seconds. Honey orange in color with a slight amount of cloudiness. There is an abundance of medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is moderate in quantity and mostly thin with a few spotted areas of thickness.
SMELL: Strong aromas of biscuits entangle with mild aromas of caramel and subtle floral hop aromas.
TASTE: Strong caramel and biscuit flavors first strike the palate and are immediately followed by mild flavors of floral hops and grainy malts. Subtle bitter hop flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors, except for grainy malts, grow slightly stronger. The final resulting taste is of a slightly unbalanced malt bomb with just enough hop flavors to prevent cloyingness.
FEEL: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down smooth and somewhat creamy. Finishes very crisp.
NOTE: Only my second of its style. This was very malty just like the first one I had. Hop balancing was mild, which was fine by me. I just wish those grainy malt flavors weren't there.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Mora2000
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a slightly hazy iced tea color with an off-white head. The aroma is grapes, wheat, grass and flowers. The flavor is a mix of wheat, grapes and flowers with a somewhat earthy finish. It almost resembles dirt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a small snifter.
Slightly cloudy yellowish-amber-gold color. Decent head.

This is a relatively fruity smelling zwickel lager from Bavaria. It has a good aroma and is quite tasty, with a touch of nutty yeast over a solid malt base. Mouthfeel is this lager's weak spot.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of jbphoto88
3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fizzy clear beer the color of dried orange peels. A strong cream colored head is thick and lasts for the duration of the brew due to being fed by a constant steady stream of bubbles.

The nose is mild and boring. It smells of stale old grains and a little over steeped tea. It doesn't smell horrible but it is very much not "a heavenly experience" as stated on the bottle.

Taste is more of the same. A mix of earthy tea flavor and some spent grains. There is a nice light honey and caramel flavor but it is over come by a metallic penny note.

Kind of a ho hum beer all the way around. The mouthfeel is decent but nothing to write home about. The carbonation is weak making the beer slicker then I prefer. I say pass this one by if you see it.

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Photo of Dface
2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brauerei Max Leibinger "Zeppelin"
11.2 oz. brown glass bottle, "Best Before End: 003 E 51 FL."
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More "901, Tampa, FL

I was hoping for a little more from this beer given that it's supposedly a kellerbier, and that it reads "So schmeckt geschichte" - so tastes history, but what I found was a fairly basic brown ale, albeit it quite refined and enjoyable.

The body was actually fairly clear, and although I couldn't see my fingerprints through the glass, I could clearly see my fingers. The color was a deep amber/copper beneath a creamy off-white head. The head retention and lacing were actually quite good, and I appreciated the the initial ring of lace it left followed by thin broken-veils.

In the aroma I found apple and soft dark skinned fruit with a very subtle edge - just a suggestion - of roastiness or smokiness. I'm guessing that this is made with brown malt and that's where it's coming from. Some nuttiness, and minor background floral, grassy, and leafy/earthy hops come through as well.

A full nuttiness joins the fruit along with a complementary bit of golden caramel, and the combination of the three is really quite nice. A stiff bitterness braces it, and all that's needed are some hops to lend a bit of spice and usher in a dry finish... and there they are: herbal, spicy, leafy, grassy, and lightly floral.

In the end I was impressed, if somewhat disappointed that I didn't find something more exciting. Of course it all makes sense: the malt that they're using would surely mimic what was being produced in the early 1900's; and given their location to the southwest of Munich a brown, semi-malty ale would have still been the norm.

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Photo of ordybill
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. this beer has great label art. The aroma is mostly sweet malt and a bready aroma. The appearance is a murky amber brown a small white head. The beer has a sweet taste with caramel notes. Overall, this is a pretty good beer. I had never heard of it and gave it a try.

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Photo of mdunman
2.54/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy amber with a good head and some good linger

S: Stale malt with some good hops

T: Rich stale malt with some pretty good hoppiness

M: Medium body with good carbonation

Not a pleasant trip. Tasted like Coors Banquet with some better hops. I won't be ordering another of these any time soon.

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Photo of russpowell
2.84/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Always happy to try a keller bier, here's hoping it won't be tired or old...

Pours a clear caramel with 2 fingers a cream colored head. Near zero head retention & lacing

S: Pears, some breadyness

T: Follows the nose, figgyness as well up front. More of the same with faint leafy hoppyness as this warms. Pears,dryness & hints of oxidation as this warms

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, thins out as this warms

Gonna guess this is old, no discernable dating on the bottle, I wouldn't buy this again unless I was in the country of origin, drinks alright at best

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Photo of BeerZack
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The color is a murky brown reminiscent of dirty bathwater with a spotty soap bubble head. Also kinda looks like iced-tea to put it in a more favorable way.
Smells of cardboard and apples with a hint of toffee.
Slightly sweet toffee covered cardboard with a weird chemmy bitterness that reminds me of an American light beer, urea. Finishes dry due mostly to carbonation bite. Carbonation is very strong and tingly and Im not sure it suits the rest of the beer, although it is interesting.
Probably not quite as bad as I make it sound, but I can't really describe it any better either. (ie I will drink the other 5 bottles, but I will probably never buy this beer again)

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Photo of rworkman
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of antott0523
1.75/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: Hazy amber with a minor amount of carbonation. Thin beige head that dissipates to nothing.

Smell: Metallic notes of iron. Faint notes of malt including apricot and butterscotch. A bit damp.

Taste: Actually quite neutral. Notes of filtered water. The finish is moderate with faint notes of iron, apricot and yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall: Everything about this beer is below average. There are notes of apricot and butterscotch on the nose and tongue, but they are masked by more unpleasant characteristics such as iron and yeast.

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Photo of Bung
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Foggy amber/orange, nice layer of white head.

Aroma, some malty mustiness. Not sure what this style should smell like, but this is similar to a bock with slightly less fruit.

Taste is leather, tea, peat accented malt. Pretty much no hop presence. Improves as it warms, but it's still pretty basic.

Lighter bodied of course, with a lively carbonation. Drinks very easy.
Kind of reminds me of Yuengling.

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Photo of BuddhaBrowett
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of wrecknut
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of LacquerHead
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured this into a Sam Adams pint

It had an orange amber color. Good head formation and retention.

This had a very soft aroma. I couldn't pick out anything specific. It just smelled like a refined lager.

The taste was surprisingly good. It tasted very well put together. Like the aroma, I couldn't really pin down exact flavors. It was kind of floral.

M/F: it was on the softer side. Light carbonation, but didn't approach flatness.

D: I could easily drink a 6-er of this.

Conclusion: A very solid little beer. It tasted like a very refined lager, that is, it had a more softer polished finished compared to other lagers I've had. I enjoyed this one, it made me want to explore the Keller Bier/Zwickel Bier style

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Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Zeppelin Bier has a thick, frothy, slightly off-white head, and a clear, light amber, bubbly appearance, which clouds up, once the bottom contents are aggressively swished and poured in. Lacing is heavy. The aroma is faint, but one can detect subtle sweetness and bread crust. Taste is of sweetness, bread crust, and stereotypical lager beer flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Zeppelin Bier finishes crisp, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is excellent.

RJT

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Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that settled down, leaving a small pillow of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, and a thin layer of bubbles on the surface in between.
S: Light aromas of apples, bready malts, and yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste generally follows the smell and has some subtle hints of sweetness from the fruity flavors. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This seems to be a little lighter compared to other kellerbiers, but it is still flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of mikeylol
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Copper with a tinge of brown hue. 1 Finger head quickly recedes into a very thin foam layer. Surprisingly, there is some lace.

S- Yeasty with hints of clove and banana. Very pronounced malts with hints of caramel and floral hops.

T&M- Above avg carbonation, medium bodied. Sweet bready malts dominate the pallet. Pick up hints of the clove and noble hops, still grossly malt-centric. Moderate alcohol bite, even though it is relatively weak.

O- A so-so German brew. Never had this style, might seek out others but not Zeppelin.

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Zeppelin Bier from Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH
3.48 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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