Brewed by Riedenburger Brauhaus
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Riedenburg/Altmühltal, Germany


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A strong, spicy amber-coloured beer, typical of the monastic tradition. Carefully brewed with light and dark barley malt.

Benzai's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (12378) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - NOV 17, 2012
Very hazy orange color, medium to full sized white head. Smell lightly malts and slightly sweetish. Taste malts, sweetish, slightly a hint of hay. Don’t taste much. Bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ischas (334) - - MAY 18, 2016
0,33 l Flasche. Aroma: würzig, malzig süß. Erscheinung: Bernsteinfarbenes, trübes Bier mit viel Schwebstoffen, weißer, relativ flacher Schaum. Geschmack: würzig, karamellig malzig, dezente Säure. Nachgeschmack: Säure kommt noch einmal. Gesamt: Lecker Bier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear golden amber with a thick white head. Aromas of hay, grass, grains, faint lemon. Taste is light sweet, cereal, light lemon. Light sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8984) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle at the brewery. Hazed light amber with a fine white head. Aroma impression is apple cider, must, wheat, grain, yeast. Light bodied, sweet, doughy, medium-low bitterness, prickly and lightly acidic. Pretty unclean and muddled by the doughy yeast, the malt seems pretty basic / grainy, and there’s a slickness that suggests wheat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamaty (1750) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Color miel turbia con poca espuma. Aroma cereal, como el sabor, malteaso y algo dulce. Poco gas, buena textura. Agradable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1439) - HONG KONG - AUG 28, 2014

330ml long-neck bottle bought at Biorganic’s booth at HKCEC in Wan Chai during HKTDC Food Expo 2014.

Cloudy hazy light amber brown colour with thin traces of dirt-like yeast sediments; One-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing and near zero carbonation; Aroma of lager malt, with stale bread, strong dough, dry biscuits, yeast, very faint wet cardboard and faint grass; Very light sweet taste of moderate bready malt, with light molasses notes, very light caramel, dough, strong dry biscuits, yeast, light lemon, very light bitter hops and faint grass; Close to light body, Thin but very dry palate; Mouth feel is moderately malty in thin body, amber malt as in light caramel. Tight molasses, strong yeast with dough, very dry biscuits and low hops. Very reserved and easy at the same time... Hoppiness is thin grassy nose, light lemon and faint grass in taste. Very low-fi bitterness for a mostly malty and biscuit finish; Very dry after taste, easy and yeasty to mouth.

Comments: This is German, but its smell and taste is so urbane and English: light body, very dry, loads of bread dough and low hops. So it’s easy drinking for a Landbier, but it’s so overcautious it chokes my mind. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (14784) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2014
Trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, blumig. Geschmack malzig, leicht fruchtig, grasig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (5951) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2013
330ml bottle. Cloudy amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy aroma with a spicy touch of hay and husk. Taste is grainy, bready, minimally sweet, minimally sourish, minimally malt spicy, a touch of hay. Slightly monotonous, but "juicy" and tasty overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2013
Glowing golden, light hazy body with small yet stable grey head. Biscuit malts, bit of caramel, clean yeast, pilsner malts and light yellow fruits. Malty base, well drinkable, never artificial. Better than expected. Good drink. (33cl bottle from Coop Tours Centre)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3726) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and caramel sweetish aroma, some bread, faint hoppyness. Body is light medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light bread. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light caramel and light bread, faint hoppyness and light alcohol. Sweetish and bit thin-bodied kellerbier, too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bierkrug (2130) - - APR 11, 2013
330 ml bottle picked up in Regensburg, Germany. Pours an amber color with a frothy white head. Aroma is spicy honey, malt and cream. Taste is much the same. Palate ends a bit dry and suddenly.

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