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Aktien Original 1857 - Bayreuther Bierbrauerei

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BA SCORE
83
good

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayreuther Bierbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HappyHourHero on 04-25-2008)
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Reviews by HappyHourHero:
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a huge, dense, off-white head leaves some strands of lace. One-dimensional aroma is full of pungeant spicy hops.. Clear golden beer holds a few streams of lazily rising bubbles. Flavor a mildly sweet pale malt and white grapes mixed with grassy/spicy hops. It finishes with a mild bitter bite. The body is average and the beer is low in carbonation making for a soft watery mouthfeel. It's not as crisp as most Helles, and I'd say it's somewhere between a Helles and Kellerbier in flavor. Not a bad beer. Try one if you're in the area.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 15:19:04 | More by HappyHourHero
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-11-2014 19:26:35 | More by kscaldef
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GONZALOYANNA

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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. Pokal glass. Golden color, crystal clear appearance. White froth, close crown. Fairly good retention & lacing on sides. Crispy upfront displays grainy, herbal & sweet flavors. Medium to light body. Moderate to medium high carbonation. Dense & velvety mouthfeel with spicy touch. Clean bitterness arises in the middle but maltiness drives into an extended sweet/bitter followed by light estery –pear & apple- aftertaste where slight metallic hues are shown.

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06-09-2013 00:25:34 | More by shamrok
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Romania

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JonnoWillsteed

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3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very pale straw colour. The initial head dissipates rapidly to a thin overall lacing. There is no discernible smell to my nose. Dry but mild Helles type flavour, which belies it's 5.3% ABV. Goes down nicely, and would probably be an ideal tipple out in the tropics - refreshingly dry and subtle, but carrying a satisfying oomph in the background too.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 16:51:12 | More by JonnoWillsteed
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Sweden

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clear straw colored brew, a white head with rather little lacing and small curtains.

Smelling of boiled vegetables with melted butter and a dash of lemon.

Starting fructose sweet, pears, lemon and a light bitterness.

Medium carbonation, refreshing texture and a light dry finish.

An easy-going clean fruity lager, not bad at all.

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07-12-2012 18:19:47 | More by rarbring
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2.6/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle. Golden colour, with a rather normal head that fades quickly. Smells of damp earth, grains, some citrus hints. Light body, thin palate and an anodine palate of malt and almost nothing. It's about to expire, so another taste is maybe needed.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 19:37:39 | More by janubio
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rekel

Netherlands

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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half litre flip top, very pale colour, very clear. Lots of foam which goes quickly. Grassy smell, notes of citrus. As for taste its on the sweetside, grassy, slight hint of bitterness at the end. Easy enough to drink. What I like about this beer is you can drink several and unlike north german pils type beers it doesn't dry your mouth out.

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czfreeman

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4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aktien Brauerei-original drank on last saturday before la vie
Flip top bottle-poured into my Delerium goblet
nice loud pop, good carbonation in bottle. Love the Keller Bier, so I jumped at the chance to try this one.
Pours a beautiful light golden pale tone. Fluffy white effervescent head, light, yet thick and rocky. Medeium to high carbonation. Absolute picture perfect.
Aromatics of pilsner malt, biscuit, honey, sharp hops, fresh citrus, fresh hay, musty grain, mineral-high water,and black pepper round out a textbook Helles aroma, leans a little on the sharper side, which I really enjoy as opposed to the more one-note sweeter offerings typical in Bavaria.
Flavor follows in the superbness so far exibited. Sharp, crisp carbonation upfront, black pepper, citrus, followed by biscuit, honey maltiness, bread, grains, and an overall spike of grassy freshness. Ends light, carbonated, peppery and slightly drying.
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Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 15:38:13 | More by czfreeman
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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09-05-2009 22:33:52 | More by DerBayer
Aktien Original 1857 from Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
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