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Zeppelin Bier | Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH
Germany
leibinger.de

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
Ranking:
#40,937
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
123
pDev:
15.12%
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Photo of ordybill
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
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 Zach136
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear sweet tea amber.

Aroma/Flavor: Malt forward notes of dark fruit, caramel, and toast.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, fairly refreshing. Oktoberfest-esque

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Photo of Selleck
4.12/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.07/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have no idea what kind of beer this is. So I'm going to just do a blind review here, not sure what I'm to expect as far as smell, taste, malts, hop presence, etc. This is totally just off the cuff (and maybe that's the most honest way of doing it?)

A : A dirty, dark iced tea color, with hues of real honey. The opacity is about 80% as I can see my fingers shadowed on the other side of the glass. The head pours large and porous, off-white, about 2 fingers, leaving speckles of lace on the glass generously and receding to a thick ring. The body is definitely different from anything else I've seen really.

S : Again, this is blind. So I'm not "looking" for anything. I'm detecting faint yeast, some dirty rooty aromas, a bit of anise, and lightly roasted malts. Maybe a fig or two. Am I totally off?

T : The roasted malts come out HUGE, and I love it. It just washes over the tongue in waves, like bare feet at the beach. It just rolls over and keeps coming. Yet the hop is delicately balanced, giving a sharp prickle to the tongue and leaving just enough bitterness to keep it from being over-malted. Again, there's a bit of fig, some dirty root, and an almost sarsaparilla-like finish.

F : The carbonation is super appropriate, non-artificial (artificial would be like pop rocks or soda...this is more like...fireworks in your mouth). It's sticky, slightly dry, and ends drying politely like a primer on the tongue. Exceptional mouth-feel.

O : It is slightly on the hoppy side (I do like malty beers better), but really - the IBU's probably aren't that high. The rush of roasted malt and fire-roasted fig really make up the better part of this beer. Would I buy this again? Of course I would. Zeppelin is a great beer, whatever it is.

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Photo of seedyone
2.94/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not what I was expecting at all. This was nearer an IPA than a Kellerbier, IMO. And a mediocre one at best.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of toothirsty
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +20.9%
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 brewqueno
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For a German beer, this is really good.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of ZCW
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of klub24
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.36/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Nschnor
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Wayne17
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of wrecknut
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a buckwheat honey color instead of wildflower. Nice looking one finger mousse head. settles into a cream head 2 mm thick.

S: Mostly Munich malt in this, which makes sense since it's from Bavaria. Very light bread, toffee, corn syrup sweetness. A tart citrus and floral hop presence is in support.

M: Effervescent, acidic feel. Medium body, rounded.

T: Grassy Saaz hops, toast, caramel, and biscuit. Mineral water helps it trend toward the middle. Carapils malt gives a neutral flavor. Not bad, not earth shattering. I imagine this as a cross flavor wise between a dunkel and pilsner- a very sweet pilsner. Nothing offputting if a bit corny Would taste horrible warm. Would like to taste some other examples of the style.

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Photo of BuddhaBrowett
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mychalg9
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Bkeeb
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Zeppelin Bier from Brauerei Max Leibinger GmbH
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 123 ratings
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