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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German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #74
Ranked #25,627
3.79 | pDev: 11.61%
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Very Good
Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier (Anno 1417)Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Kellerbier (Anno 1417)
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Reviews: 108 | Ratings: 257
Photo of magpieken
3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle. 06/15. Pours a hazy golden colour, with a tall off-white head which reduced to a ring and left a trace of lacing. Gentle, yeasty, malt aroma of bread, honey, toffee and apple. Light sweetness and bitterness. Fruity yet mineral. Light to medium bodied, smooth, gently carbonated with a little astringency in the finish. Approachable enough and as valid as any IPA or Belgian Tripel, this one's nice enough but lacks any real wow factor. 6.

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Photo of jcbogantes
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice flip-top bottle purchased in Costa Rica at Galeria Grecia.

A: blond, hazy beer you can see the yeast residue in the bottom of the bottle. two fingers of head with little retention and no lacing but looks good

S: No hop aromas, predominates a fresh baked bread nose , and yeasty

T: clean taste, rich bread like taste with yeast and slightly fruity end

M: light easy to drink

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Peach colored; cloudy; small head

Aroma: Muted citrus; soda smell

Taste: Nothing really jumps out as a flavor; smooth mouthfeel with some carbonation; slightly peppery

Remarks: This would make a good hot-weather session beer; not complex, but smooth and refreshing

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber color with off-white head. Aroma has baked fruits like apple and quince with toasted and caramelized malt in the background. Taste follows with baked fruit and fruit preserve juice, caramelized malt but without any evident sweetness. Quite well balanced with very light hop presence in the background. Medium body and carbonation. Really interesting beer with a quite different flavor profile.

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Photo of Brabander
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this bottle a few months ago when i was in Germany. I believe i bought this in the city of Heilbronn. Never go there! City with no atmosphere at all....

Now the beer. Bottle best before january 2013. Poured in a big glass mug this beer looks decent. A very nice fluffy head, broken white with a fluid which looks like piss... The head disappears after a while leaving a big ring of lacing.

At first i found the smell a bit watery but after a second sniff the beers lightens up. Taste is flat, no hops and no carbonation. This is not a spectacular beer but it's decent drinkable.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber-tinged brass with clotted cream head that rims. Bread dough starter and golden treacle on the nose with some coriander leaf.
Honey, white peaches and sponge cake with gentle grass and cookie spice.
Stewed apple finish and drying linger. Butterscotch hit as it warms. Medium, round, with some chew.

This is well-constructed; hops don't show as large as I expected but it doesn't quite cloy. Yet still too sweet and heavy, and I somehow expected more depth and/or bite. And is that indeed diacetyl at the end?

A dumbed down version of the style. Leave the Franconian styles to Franconia.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a mug.

A: Pours a deep yellow to orange bit cloudy color forming a big fluffly white head. Good retention and many lacings formed and left

S: Very grainy and bready in the nose. Flowery hops

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Sweet grains. Bready yeasts. Light flowery hops

M: Medium smooth creamy body. Medium carbonation. Mild bitter aftertaste

O: High drinkability. Great beer! Highly recommended

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

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. From my notes (may´11). Golden color, foggy appearance. Off-white, small bubbled, crown. Fairly good retention. Moderate mildy malt aromas, bready notes & slightly floral hop. Smooth & well balanced flavor: some sweet maltiness, slightly citric hoppiness, subtle acidic touch & clean bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Sweet notes in the middle. Watery texture. Finishes as started: balanced hops & malts.

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Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice unfiltered beer from one of the old masters. Pours hazy golden with one finger fluffy head. Aroma is sour malt, taste is bread, malt and a hint of apricot fruitiness. Mouth feel is just right for this style.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

20oz pint, another awesomely unexpected find on tap in Wild Rose Country - Craft Beer Market in Cowtown, specifically.

This beer appears a rather cloudy medium golden amber hue, with one finger of tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which seeps away quietly and slowly, leaving an uneven, low-lying berm of lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy pale and wheat malts, some sweet, fruity booze esters, and mild earthy, leafy hops. The taste is sweet, indistinctly grainy malt, a touch of wet cardboard, that petrol essence so reminiscent of good aged Rieslings, and more soft earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are well restrained, and mostly inert throughout, the body a near medium weight, yet a bit watery, and mostly smooth, the uptick in Euro-booziness providing a mild hiccup or two. It finishes quite warm, and somewhat sweet, though not all alcohol-borne - the fruity malt likewise contributes to the sensation.

A decent spring beer, kind of on the light side, helping hoist us out of the lingering winter, with some gentle sturm und drang, from the headwaters nation for the style. Easy drinking, long wooden table sort of quaffing, this one is.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A golden blond colour with good clarity and a thin but bubbly, white head at the top.

Some corn with a very sweet base to it. There is some nice, light and sweet hops that lingers.

A sweet taste, particulary in the finish. There is some corn and a good balance of hops as well. I can also detect a sort of almond like taste at the end.

Smooth, medium body and a very sweet feel on the palate with a touch of bitterness from the malts.

Nice and sweet with good carbonation and made for a nice beer on a Friday evening.

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Photo of jonb5
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle, pale amber colour, slight haze, medium to large thick head. Not much of an aroma which tends to be the way Kellers/Zwickels are, notes of cork. Tasted slightly tart, a bit yeasty and was well balanced. Nice smooth mouthfull. Overall a well made if not spectacular Kellerbier.

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Photo of rarbring
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy deep straw colored brew, a white quickly receding head, no lacing, little curtains.

A fruity fresh acidity, some floral notes.

Starting sweet with sugary white bread, lemon and pears, some apple peel tartness.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, soft and refreshing, a smooth dry finish.

In all a very nice kellerbier.

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Photo of soulgrowl
2.38/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Attractively burnished, hazy bronze with a sturdy white head. It looks rustic, as it should. Aroma is all sourdough bread, tangy and sweetly stale, like the smell of an old pub or brewery. Not a lot of hops happening, though there is a faint white wine fruitiness. Tangy and sweet flavour, big on honey and cotton candy with funny overripe banana and medicinal phenol undertones. Thick and bready and oddly filling in spite of a good fizz. Lacks the sharp, refreshing quality of other kellerbiers, so this one falls pretty flat – it feels needlessly heavy. Something of a challenge to drink, I'm afraid.

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Photo of karait95
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber looking intense color, very yellow when against light and of course as peer the style cloudy, head is well formed by mixed but rather small bubbles and dissipates slowly leaving some traces behind, color is almost white, carbonation seems rich and constant for a permanent head on top.

S: Honey smell is the first thing in my nose, even it is not very intense it also has some wheat malty backbone.

T: There are malts and hops in this one also the yeast is present but nothing extra to remember.

M:This one is refreshing and start neutral changing slowly and showing some bitterness in its character for a lasting chewing ending not dry.

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Photo of BMoldy
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Translucent, light amber/dull golden brew. 1 1/2 finger white head that settles after 2-3 minutes leaving good albeit irregular lacing.

S: Grassy/spicy hops, pale malts that have a lightly toasted character. Very clean.

T: Follows the nose. Initial crispness becomes increasingly smooth as a full-bodied, balanced brew emerges.

M: Flavorful, yet light enough to be quite refreshing. Smooth (as mentioned) with a very unobtrusive carbonation that's just right.

O: This was a nice change from all of the stronger, darker brews I've been drinking lately, though I think that also means I was struggling a bit to fully appreciate it. Definitely better fresher, but still a nice smooth, balanced lager that actually tastes authentic.

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Photo of paulozanello
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Swing top gorgeous bottle.
Production date: 05.26.11
Best by date: 26.02.12

This is a Zwickel style beer, an unfiltered, unpasteurized, open fermented lager.

Pours a golden orange and translucent color forming a small white head that quickly dissipates to no foam whatsoever. Not the prettiest looking beer.

Aroma is cereal, honey, malt, bread and a faint caramel. Not very strong but still good.

Taste is malty at first with bread, cereal and honey with a very subtle bitter hop kick towards the end. Good balance.

Mouthfeel is on the drier side despite a few sweet malty notes that reach the aftertaste. Carbonation is high and body is medium to low. High drinkability.

Overall a good rendition of a german lager: highly drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of danieelol
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden apricot colour. Good head and lacing. Nice.

Smell is lots of sourdough and yoghurt. I like this yeasty smell. Also some fruity apricot subtleties.

Taste doesn't quite follow through on the promise of the nose. It seems a bit synthetic and lacks the yeasty goodness of the nose. Also a little sweet/alcoholic.

Mouthfeel is enjoyable. Medium body, moderate carb.

Overall an enjoyable beer.

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

Swing-top bottle purchased in Germany, smuggled back to Italy.

This Kellerbier has a burnt orange opaque body with a fluffy white head that measures three fingers. Lacing is decent, but the head recedes to a scant ring around the glass.

The smell is citrus and sourdough bread.

A wheaty twang and citrus combine with a rough graininess. Grassy hops are strong and persistent throughout. This feels raw and artisanal, which is not a bad thing.

Mouth feel is medium and befitting.

Kellerbier is an interpretative style that has a large range of possibility. This one happens to be rough and unapologetic.

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed over, golden orange with a pretty fluffly little white cloud head. Retention and lacing are nice enough. Good looking pale German lager.

Aroma is sour, fairly bready with lots of yeast notes. Lemon zest, a little herbal.

The flavor is again bready with a light cracker note. Not quite sour, but there's some diacetyl notes that are unexpected. Citric notes are restrained, as are grassy earthy hops.

Lots of wheat-like smoothness going on here. Everything is too restrained and clean, despite the natural yeast presence. Finishes with a clear note of diacetyl, which takes away from drinkability a little bit. Good but far from great.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My First KellerBier

Pours a 2 finger head, cloudy straw colour.

Aromas of some citrus / dough / yeast.

Taste is very interesting a, hybrid of Hefe, Witbier, and Euro Pale Lager. No real hops on the back palate but still quite balanced with sourness not sharpness - a thirst quencher

Very refeshing, went down a treat.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml glass bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass. My very first Kellerbier, I am looking forward to trying this.

Pours nicely, with excellent head retention leaving a lace around the glass as I drink.

Unfortunately I can't smell much due to a cold.

It has a nicely balanced taste, reminiscent of a Hefeweizen in some respects, as it has undertones of the same sort (spicy/herbal almost) yet the overiding feature is a nice drinkability. Quite malty and slightly sour though the sourness is nicely balanced and not too overriding.

I will happily drink this again in the future.

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Photo of biegaman
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Sin and Redemption, in Toronto.

For a style that's brewed in such a way that intentionally allows most carbonation to escape, Hacker-Pschorr Kellerbier seems to have retained a great deal of it; an eruptive, well-frothed foam percolates atop the glass as if it were the bubbling cauldron of a witch. The beer beneath it, the colour of a not-quite-yet-ripe mango, is turbid but bright.

For those out there who have never actually eaten a hop cone, I don't advise you try it - raw hops have a very raw spice to them: a tongue-searing, palate-branding heat similar to that impressed by a particularly strong, spicy mustard. I speak from experience. And I note that spice (albeit heavily diluted) in the earthy pungency of this beer's aroma.

Indeed, the taste is a playground of sorts where minimal carbonation allows grassy, herbal hops to run amok and fully zing all their zestful zestiness. Being unpasteurized, however, a more noticeable yeast presence gives the beer a 'fullness' not usually found in lagers. Of course, Munich malt (in ample supply) certainly has something to do with that also!

Citing vitamins and minerals left-behind in the yeast, the bar menu advertised kellerbier as "the healthiest of all beer styles" - this is the last beer that needs a claim like that to convince people to drink it! The thing sells itself; not only is it exponentially more flavourful than most golden lagers, but it drinks with exceptional refreshment and agreeableness.

For most German brewers, lagers tend to be their bread and butter. This brewery is no different and, indeed, you'd be hard pressed to find a better example of a smooth, easy-drinking yet tremendously flavorful and gratifying beer than this right here. Unfiltered and generously hopped, this ain't no dime-a-dozen swill: it's lager heaven.

Hacker-Pschorr Kellerbier is probably my favourite of the style to date, which is no surprise considering that all of this brewery's offerings are considered benchmark examples of their respective styles and are each stellar beers in their own right. Not to mention, the style is extremely rare and few examples exist. Nonetheless, this is an absolutely idyllic lager.

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Photo of xylophonica
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy amber colour with a mild head.

S - Lots of citrus; orange and lemon dominate. Mixture of herbs as well with some spicy overtones.

T - Low carbonation. Somewhat malty on the palate. Definite sweet-orange flavours coming through with some zesty/spicy stuff to compliment. A touch of sourness lingers as well.

M - Light malt coating with a decent level of spice and sourness.

O - Needs more carbonation; unless this particular sample is an aberration..
Nice enough to drink but not as enjoyable as Spaten.

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Photo of Cozzatoad
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at a local, bavarian themed, pub

A- Very cloudy golden with some amber notes if seen through light, carbonation is well hidden, so that's a good pouring. Medium and perfectly white head with good retention

S- Nothing worth remembering. Grain and yeast. Faint but delicate

T- Again, a very delicate taste and feel. A fresh malt flavour is nicely matched by yeast. While keller beers usually have a hoppier character if compared to standard Hell Lagers tihs is not the case. Some faint hop bitterness may be detected on the tongue, where you can also some find some nice fruity notes

M- This is sure not a beer with strong flavours, but it has a very soft feel that makes you long for another sip. Super smooth, with a crispier and more lively finish

D- An incredibily easy drink and fresh drink, but still a soft and delicate character

No great flavours nor amazing complexity, but still a beer that you would not stop drinking once you have tasted it

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