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


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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Ein uriges Dunkel mit Brautradition, das auch vielen Gästen der Region ans Herz gewachsen ist. Vollmundig, würzig, extraktreich - ein Landbier im besten Sinn!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2557) - USA - AUG 13, 2008
Nice bottle with a swing cap, and a cool-looking, mustard-colored label. Opaque brown pour with a fizzy head. The aroma is tangy, with noteworthy malts. The flavor is earthy - smoky and lightly bitter, but still pretty light on the palate. So this is a landbier. To me it tastes like a respectable brown ale - modestly hopped, and not too sweet, or too much of anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark but clear nut brown color with a small to medium sized tan head. Nose and flavor center around bready malt, bran and caramel, with little to no hop aroma or bitterness noted, instead it’s crushed bread crumbs, toast, some sweetish bran, etc. Not bad at all, similar to a dunkel I would say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
500mL (?) bottle, courtesy of kramer17801, pre-BCTC tasting. Thanks, Jason! Pours a hazy, reddish-brown color; light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing; nice pour. Toasty cereal, light brown sugar, and wet malts in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: cereal, light citrus, and soft brown sugar notes upfront; lively, crisp carbonation and acidity; very drinkable stuff; good, toasty rendition. Lengthy finish: toasted cereals, light citrus; some toastiness and a touch of lasting acidity at the far end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Bottle: Deep amber pour with a strong and creamy light tan head. Sweet roasted aroma with mildly spicy dark-German malts. Seems Doppelbock-like with pretzel dough notes. Creamy body with mild carbonation. Nice malt driven flavor. Authentic roasted German malts with spicy notes, pretzel dough and a sweet toasted mildly chocolaty finish. Reminded me a bit of Celebrator Doppelbock. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (10305) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Bottle. Chestnut coloured with a small off-white head. Aromas are nutty and earthy with berries. Some rye with smoky notes. Flavours are nutty with bitter hops. Weetabix and chocolate malts with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Pours a beautiful clear brown red color with a large amount of very creamy offwhite head. Looks absolutely delicious. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, bit of earthy smokiness. Flavor is a bit of nutiness, bit watery, slight smokiness, and a bit of yeast. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaxiDriver (1775) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2008
Bottle. Moderate malty, light mold. Medium sized brown creamy head, rather fast disappearing. Dark red body. Moderate bitter, average duration. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation; light metallic finish.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (6533) - 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!

   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.

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