Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier (Anno 1417)
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Lager - Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #82
Ranked #28,721
3.79 | pDev: 11.61%
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier (Anno 1417)Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier (Anno 1417)
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misteil from Ireland

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

not gonna write a full review, pretty, hazy amber coloured beer, aroma was very malty, some honey and grass, beer has a nice sourdough bread taste, some sweet caramel, a sort of hard to define dusty earthy taste to it, honey, vanilla, grass, really drinkable, really smooth, light bodied medium carbonation, a german lager with a mysterious character, nice.

Oct 26, 2020
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janubio from Spain

2.25/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Clear golden colour, small head with short retention. Good lace.
Aroma is weak, some cloves, peaches.
Medium body, sticky texture, normal carbonation

Taste of peaches and cloves.

Jan 21, 2018
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Bruno74200 from France

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First time I try a kellerbier. It's a very interesting style.
It pours a lightly hazy golden body with a nice head. The smell and taste are a lot on honey, floral and grassy hops, clover, orange zest. Very mellow and balanced. The hop, malt and yeast characterisrics are well integrated and bring a bold beer. The bitter sweet profile is enjoyable and the beer stays drinkable all the way. Its creamy mouthfeel goes well with the whole thing.
Very nice

May 20, 2017
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mishi_d from Romania

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color with white head, floral aroma with honey, bread and biscuits, taste is medium sweet/medium bitter, medium carbonation, medium body, ok.

Apr 18, 2017
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MaltyPythonsHopCircus from Canada (BC)

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Huge biscuit notes, some bread crust and slightly hay like with a layer of herbal hops. Hint of sweetness in the finish. Could drink a few of these in one sitting.

Dec 04, 2016
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davidperez from Mexico

3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Munique glass, it pours a murky and pale yellow tilting towards an orange hue. It forms a three-finger head, creamy and frothy with excellent retention.
Nice lacing and very good carbonation visible.

Upfront lots of bread in the bouquet, biscuity. Hay, a slight yeasty funkiness, and a faint citric fruitiness.
Not very assertive.

A tight beer with character.
Upfront a very freshening carbonation and some initial and mild sweetness reminiscent of bread and malts. Grass and hay then make its appearance along with some overripe red apple, almost sour.
This beer is unbalanced tilting towards bitterness, and the finish is long and dry.
Light + body, pleasant carbonation,

A style that I would love to try some more, and definitely a very nice beer.

Oct 13, 2016
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Everydayoff from Thailand

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml swing-cap bottle poured into a mug.

Cloudy orange amber color with massive silky off-white head compiling with plenty of small effervescences that withstands with great retention, it slowly subsides to a layer of eternal foamy crown and leaves lots of lacing along the glass-side, high visible carbonation with some floating sediments.

Malt with a big bready aroma, honey, toffee, chalky yeast, sourdough, acidic, a little bit musty, yeasty sourness, and fruit preserve reminds me of apple, peach, and raisin.

Sweet bready malt as a foundation of the flavor structure, yeast plays an important role at the front stage providing sourness, tartness, acidity, fruitiness, and wee mustiness. Hop is still there through carefully notice with a deep sunken bitterness behind the palate.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and some lively carbonation generating a bit crisp and nicely refreshing feel, dry finish.

Good beer indeed, I have no expectation at first but it is surprisingly good with a wide variety of aromatic scent and tasty palate.

Aug 13, 2016
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml swing top bottle poured into tulip 7/4/16

A slight haze in a golden orange body, tiny particles throughout, lots of tiny bubbles popping up from everywhere feeding a short lived two finger foam that leaves a few partial rings
-second pour is completely hazed and the foam seem to retain better, lots of sediment towards the bottom half of the bottle

S bruised apple, some hard to place spice, bread dough, wet leaves, almost musty, some pie crust and maybe a little filling to go with it

T earthy, lots of honey I didn't really notice on the nose, still has a spice apple pie filling but not as strong as the nose

M has some body for lager, tiny bubbles fluff it up, slick on the palate and just a little sticky on the lips, leafy, earthy finish lingers

O enough going on to keep you from getting board and very drinkable, something I could session on a hot day

One of the better lagers I've had recently, its not boring and smashable for sure, I'll grab this again when in the mood for a flavorful lager

Apr 07, 2016
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Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a lovely deep, hazy honey yellow with one chubby finger of bone white head that leaves sheets of dripping lace as it recedes.

Smells of spicy yeast, soft sweet hay, grainy rising dough, mild green apple, citrus zest and leafy green hops.

Tastes of doughy bready malt, unsweetened breakfast cereal, more spicy yeast, apple skin and pleasant mild hops.

Feels sturdy and frothy. Medium-light bodied with creamy carbonation. Finishes off-sweet.

Verdict: Highly recommended. Solid and refreshing.

Mar 20, 2016
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OneTuffPony from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy, amber coloured orange.

Smell: Yeasty and citrusy. Nothing too overpowering here.

Taste: Bread crust, yeast, clove spiciness, and some citrusy notes.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium body.

Feb 19, 2016
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BigBry from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Wurst in Calgary.
This beer appears just a bit cloudy, medium golden color (I was expecting it to be a bit darker), creamy smooth head. Foam fades slowly, even row of lace around the glass.
It smells of some grains, malts, some fruit sweetness, and mild earthy hops.
The taste starts a bit on the is sweet side, mildly grainy, finishes with earthy, leafy hops.
Smooth mouth feel, body is medium, easy to drink.
A light and refreshing drink.

Jan 03, 2016
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drmeto from Germany

3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

-pours a hazy amber with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-earthy,sulfur,honey,dusty,bready,yeasty,grainy,slight citrus
-low carbonation
-light to medium body
Proper Kellerbier, but not quite to my taste

Dec 17, 2015
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headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the .51 litre swing-top bottle a super-cloudy (almost weizen-esque) glowing orange, capped by a couple fingers of dense head that recedes quickly leaving not much but some lacing.

Smell is slightly green and . . . funky? Yeasty, grassy, hay. Oddly, a touch of caramel or sweets, maybe even chocolate. Bitter greens. A bit of clove and banana.

Taste is well-balanced, good texture. Quite malty, with hints of caramel and toasted malt, creamy. Slightly grassy, hay. But it's really about the malt content here, and the malt content is quite nice. Almost a sourness? Buttery (but not like off-flavour buttery). Slightly herbal, slightly fruity. Low carbonation.

This is a delicious beer. Full stop.

Aug 27, 2015
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Andrewharemza from Australia

3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, golden-orange color with a large, off-white, bubbly head of thick foam. It smelled of grains, bread and yeast. There was a touch of clove aroma, too. It tasted of sweet grains, bready notes, yeast and clove.A light bodied and very easy drinking beer.

Jul 19, 2015
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Malt_Man from England

3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served cool from 500ml flip-lid bottle into straight mug.

L) Very hazy pale orange. Massive white head that fades quickly to 2-3mm dense white persistent head. Rustic!

S) Honestly - not a lot. Maybe I cooled it too much. Hints of toffee-ish malt, which is odd for the style.

T) Light lager malt, with the slight sourish keller tang. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall, not a lot.

F) Slick and refreshing. Carbonation is low for a lager (ungespundet?)

O) I just can't decide if I am a keller bier fan. They look better than they taste. This one hasn't changed my mind. However, as per almost every single Munich-brewed beer, it is a good chugger and everyone should try it at least once.

Apr 10, 2015
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djura from Serbia

3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale to reddish color, but not enough amber for Kellerbier. Creamy white head, no bubbles.
S - Malt, earth aroma with some citrus notes in the back.
T/M - Malty, refreshing, bitter aftertaste. Some caramalt notes.

O - So Bavarian.

Jan 31, 2015
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FLima from Brazil

3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange golden color with a thick thin head with medium retention.
Aroma of butterscotch that later fades away, a bit of spices, mild vanilla, yeast, floral hops, orange marmalade, and bread dough.
Sweet flavor with notes of minerals, fresh oranges, floral and herbal hops, relatively quite yeasty, moderate to high malt sweetness and some drops of green apple juice. Mildly bitter and dry aftertaste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
This one is fresher and considerably better than the first one I had before given smoother mineral-oxidation notes. It seems it degrades rapidly. Reference for the style, one that does not swipe me off my feet.

Jan 03, 2015
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patre_tim from Thailand

4/5  rDev +5.5%

A: Medium honey, light haze, lots of fine bubbled carbonation and topped with a finger of off white head.

S: Apples, a light cellar like mustiness but predominately malt based with dough like yeastiness.

T: Malt, light crisp sourness, light dull bitterness in the last third of a sip. Quite an acrid sourness is quite predominate.

M: Medium bready body with a substantial sour dry quality. Little carbonation.

O: Any beer in this style is welcomed by me. This is more sour than any Kellerbier I’ve had. Found it at Tesco Lotus in Chiang Mai, drank Nov 9th, 2014.

Nov 09, 2014
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taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $3.35 CDN. Served cold into glassware.

Appearance - hazy rich golden color with a finger plus of white head. The head recedes quickly back into the beer. A few wisps of white soap linger on top.

Smell - mostly a combination of a ready, dry and slightly earthy aroma. Not a lot else going on. Some cereal grains here.

Taste - hard to describe other than it's like the mass conglomeration of earthy flavours and malt but blended together in the most wonderful fashion. Fully flavoured and delicious. Cereal grains throughout.

Mouthfeel - soft mouthfeel and lower than average carbonation but somehow this works.

Overall - really delicious soft summertime brew on the palate. With lower ABV this would be downright session able, as it is one of the first of the style but definitely something I would buy again.

Oct 11, 2014
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Hoppsbabo from England

4/5  rDev +5.5%

A: Drinking from a mug but looks like a light brown colour.
S: That snappy sherbet smell.
T: Yup, a good bit of sherbet in there and some prickly ginger. Has a lovely marzipan and fruit snap on the tongue. Almost sweet. It's just a tad papery. Bread pudding in the aftertaste. Also some strawberry Chewits.
M: The mouthfeel is a lively but soft effervescence. Almost sweet.
O: Good. I really must visit Bamberg some time.

Sep 15, 2014
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Nightwing from Canada (NS)

3/5  rDev -20.8%

Poured from bottle. Aroma of grass. Hazy golden with white head. Light bitter taste. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation. Overall not bad, but not really my favorite style.

Aug 17, 2014
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ludachris from Canada (ON)

3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The two fingers of head that sits on top of its peachy amber body is light and fluffy and recedes rather quickly. The sides of the glass bare no lace. Despite its haziness you can still see that it is well carbonated.

Fresh grassy tips poke out of its zesty orange center. Lemon rind and white pepper make things a bit more interesting. There's a rich, spicy breadiness prominent throughout with a streak of caramel. It's not overly pronounced but its spicy and bready nuances make for a good smelling beer.

The taste is more sweet than I had anticipated. The caramel is sturdier and the breadiness is more rich. A dash of spiciness adds some prickliness but as with the lemon peel, these qualities remain on the edges of its flavor profile. A musty earthiness is the more encompassing impression.

Perhaps it has something to do with it making the long trip from Germany to Halifax, I found this beer very under-carbonated. It explains why I found its sweeter, weightier qualities more prominent. It's light to medium bodied with a bit of slickness. For me, this was its weakest quality.

Again, my own expectations let me down. I was thinking this would be a staple and reference point for the style given its origins and I found it to be a lackluster example in terms of flavor, complexity and feel when comparing to other interpretations of the style I've had in the past. If I ever got the opportunity, I'd be more than willing to try this fresh to see how it compares.

Aug 10, 2014
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EmperorBevis from England

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've drank this bottled but also had it from a small barrel served by gravity
it pours a slightly orange body with white head and obviously better retention from barrel
bottling mutes the aromas and flavours
but there is good bready malt slight hops and a pleasing bitter finish

Jul 02, 2014
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CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a mug on tap at Wurst in Calgary. A light cloudy golden color topped by an inch or so of large white bubbles, with an aroma of yeasty bread and butter, grassy and floral German hops, and maybe just a hint of yellow citrus. Palate features a pleasant cereal grain/plain donut malt backbone along with more buttery yeast and some sour green flavors like rhubarb or gooseberry, dried tinny apricot, lemon rind, something rather fleeting and ephemeral that makes me think tropical fruit. A nice whiff of sulphur. Highly carbonated and thin bodied yet not watery. Nice floral hop bloom. Finishes dry and bitter but nothing tannic or coarse. Wonderful summer thirst quencher with flavor to spare. Not wickedly complex but that's likely not the point.

May 31, 2014
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TerryW from Canada (ON)

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly foggy orange gold. Moderate head settles to a film and gives good lace.

Hoppy and malty sweet nose. Bready.

Fairly flat on the palate with a bit of a gentle sparkle. Yeast to taste, sweet. Hops not as present in the taste as in the nose.

Soft, easy to drink. Afew interesting things happening in the glass. Well made.

Jan 01, 2014
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