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Brewed by Kaiser Bräu
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Neuhaus an der Pegnitz, Germany

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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ein uriges Dunkel mit Brautradition, das auch vielen Gästen der Region ans Herz gewachsen ist. Vollmundig, würzig, extraktreich - ein Landbier im besten Sinn!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LagerHogger (12) - USA - MAY 25, 2008
Poured from 500ml swing top bottle. Popped the top of the bottle and was met with a frothing bubbly mess. Bottle poured a beautiful red-brown with a lovely off-white head that left a thick lacing. Smell is quite malty with a hint of caramel and wood smoke. Flavor is roasted malt and slightly bitter with some subtle hops. This sweet, smoky and slightly bitter brew tastes like it would be a great compliment to just about any barbecued meat. I would definitely enjoy this one again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
500 ml bottle. Pours a rather dark mahogany brown body, and it looks completely clear. Plenty of carbonation going on here given the loud pop of the stopper. Dry toasty malt nose, cereal grains, a little huskiness, and a undertone of smoke. This actually smells pretty damn great. The flavor is similarly toasty with a great subtle smokiness lingering in the background. Just the slightest bit of bitterness on the finish, very malt-centric. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slight bit of huskiness and soft fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was an extremely big surprise for me. It’s like a smoked Dunkle. This is seriously underrated! The only reason I can think that this rates so poorly is the general lack of love for Smoked beers. Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerengineer01 (1) - USA - MAY 12, 2008 does not count
16.9 oz flip top bottle: nice and cold 32 degrees nice pop when opened, and wonderful aroma. poured bottle brown nice clarity reddish brown. wonderful double, light head good carbonation level. Delicious dark roasted malt flavor, hints of biscuit, and caramel. Wonderful low acidity hops add great balance to the sweet malt flavors in thus double. I finished all in my variety pac.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2008
Swing Top Bottle: Poured a mud brown color with a thick coffee colored head. Aroma was caramel malts with hints of dirt. The flavor was better than I expected. It was a lot of different flavors like caramel, sugar, smoke, malt and earthy notes. None of the flavors were strong enough to overpower this brew. Overall, a very interesting beer, one I enjoyed.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
First of this style. I really don’t what to expect. Beer sprayed everywhere when I opened. Poured a nice medium brown with a frothy tan head which had some retention. Aroma was a mix caramel notes and a grassy note. Flavor was somewhat sweet and some grassy/floral. Body was rather thin. Hops seemed absent, but maybe they’re supposed to be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10029) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottl.e Barnyard and molasses malt aroma. Dark reddish brown with large tan head. Caramel malt and lightly musty hay flavor. Tasty and easy drinking - excellent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2008
(German) Med Amber color with Sm-Tan Head. Grassy aroma with soft watery finish!!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
500ml pop top bottle. pours a dark amber color with a rocky off-white head. nose is of caramel, brown sugar, and a bit of smoked woods. has a musty caramel flavor with a short sweet finish. nice lace.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
Mahogany-red with a nice head and a sweetish, malty flavour and aroma. The flavour also has notes of caramel and it’s pleasantly full and smooth. 2409

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Clear brownish copper colour, rich firm head. Woody nose with roasty notes. Lightly buttery and evidently smokey, fairly sweet with rounded mouthfeel,. Medium-light bodied with low bitterness.


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