Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier (Anno 1417)
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier (Anno 1417)Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier (Anno 1417)
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Style:
German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #73
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #26,536
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 11.61%
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
257
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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  22
Gots
  56
SCORE
85
Very Good
Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier (Anno 1417)Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier (Anno 1417)
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Reviews by thehyperduck:
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4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500 mL swing-top bottle picked up at TBS; bottled July 25 2013. I've only had a handful of beers from this brewery, but all of them have been solid to superb - so when I spotted this offering, from a style I have very little experience with, it immediately and mysteriously made its way into my hands. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a foggy golden-peach colour, topped with one finger of dense, creamy white head that slowly seeps away. A generous curtain of lacing clings to the glass, with a modest cap and collar left at the surface after a few minutes' time. Looks great, but the aroma is merely adequate, with notes of citrus zest, bready malts and floral hops - a simple, fresh bouquet that entices you into a sip, if nothing else.

The flavour is similarly straightforward - lemony citrus zest, with a solid backbone of bready pale malt sweetness. There is also a light, floral dryness toward the finish, accompanied by a faint peppery spice and yeasty fruitiness. It grew on me as I made my way through the bottle, improving with warmth somewhat. I also really like the mouthfeel; it is on the lighter end of medium-bodied, but it almost has the silky-smooth texture of a hefe, with light, prickly carbonation that helps support this image. This is a ridiculously drinkable lager and I really can't say much more than that.

Final Grade: 4.15, a solid A-. Hacker-Pschorr Anno 1417 is the first authentic German-made kellerbier I've ever had the opportunity to try, but it is also now my favourite. This stuff isn't available in my home town (this bottle is from a London shop), but if they ever bother bringing it in locally I will be a regular consumer of it. All lager fans should consider this one a must try, as it combines the easy-drinking, clean nature of a good imported lager with the smooth body and yeasty undertones of a quality German wheat beer. Great stuff, and absolutely worth a try if you spot it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Saigon

I like this beer and will look forward to my next drink.

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Photo of louisbr
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Andrewharemza
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.

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Photo of mytu420
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samkabam100
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of risenz
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of der_meister
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
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

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Photo of Moretta
3.07/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 123321123321
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Momon
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oleg85
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Angerhaus
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of matuto
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Somewhat bitter taste, light body, good aromas, medium drinkability

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Photo of Brew_Darrymore
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XeroD
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of davidperez
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.

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Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier (Anno 1417) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 257 ratings