Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier - Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
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4.05/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured from 500mL swing-top bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: very dark golden hue with a relatively haze-free body and a super strong effervescence. Head pours two fingers of pillowy ivory foam with good retention. Attractive!
Smell: richly grainy malt aroma with a nice aged character. Simple but very well put-together.
Taste: quite grainy with a little sweetness and a hint of noble hops. Bitterness is low but this beer remains balanced. This beer manages to be rich without going over the top.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.
Overall: this is a highly drinkable and flavorful brew. Probably the best kellerbier I've had.
08-25-2014 16:54:28 | More by flagmantho
4.3/5 rDev +9.1%
Poured from the bottle into a half litre Bierkrug mug. Bottled Dec 20th 2013.
Thick fluffy and large off white vanilla head, slight tan and toffee like colored. Body is a nice toffee brown caramel to chestnut, with a big thick pour out of the bottle. Real nice looker here in a mug, and fitting well.
Great nose on this. Light toffee with lots of light crackly caramel. Good amounts of toasty barley and dry yeast and grains. Rich and light, almost flakey like a pie crust. Barley action takes to dry brown bread and pumpernickel but sweeter.
Palate delivers. Light toffee malts with a great crisp grain action more towards brown bread. Big dry aftertaste with a sweet chew to go along so not to dry out your palate. Warmth brings out a bit of fig and light raisin, but without the sugary fruit sweetness, more towards baked bread. Even some banana like esters show up.
Overall, even at this bottling age this keller is delivering nicely, great stuff.
07-26-2014 21:02:35 | More by smakawhat
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
Kellerbier is a style I am yet to review so for this momentous occasion I purchased the best Kellerbier I could see at Plonk! And soon I will sup on the nectar of the Gods... or something along those lines. For those not familiar Kellerbier is one of the oldest Lager styles dating back to the middle ages where the coolest place to ferment Lagers were underground kellers (cellars). It is a beer that is unfiltered and unpasteurised (Louis Pasteur had yet to figure out how time travel works) as such it is how the Germans say naturtrüb!
Poured from a 500ml swing-top bottle into a Stein.
A: Yes, indeed, an interesting drop - body is a naturtrüb (naturally cloudy) sepia with a light white lace on top. Was actually expecting more of a straw/amber body but I guess there is quite a bit of variation with this style.
S: Aroma is even more intriguing: typical Weizen banana mixed with Lager malt grains, caramel and some bread notes. There is an earthy/grassy hop presence lurking in the background as well. Quite thrown off by this unexpected scent... in a good way.
T: A melange of the above aromas - banana, malt grain, caramel and heady bread yeast. There is a nice body as well [but we'll talk about that next right?] along with lemon and grass hop notes. This is a real mix of Lager and Weizen, with a dry but slightly bitter finish.
M: Heavier than expected (from the ABV) with a medium body and creamy carbonation.
D: I really had no idea what I was getting in to with this Kellerbier - it has a great mix of Lager and Weizen, which I'm really digging, and at 5.3% ABV although it is above what constitutes a "session beer" (tasty Ales with a specific gravity at or below 1040º or 4.1% ABV) it has the aspect of making me want another... and another, and another... until I have run out of money and have to vacate the "establishment" (pub). A solid effort from a brewer I've never heard of and a style I've never tried.
Food match: A beer with both Lager and Ale characteristics makes for a good all-rounder when it comes to food matching. With this particular brews lemon hop note seafood is a sure-fire winner though.
07-20-2014 08:11:18 | More by doktorhops
4.38/5 rDev +11.2%
Zwick'l pours a rich oaky tan color with a medium head of barely off white froth
The nose is fantastic with nice biscuity malt and just a hint of grass with some background molasses
This beer gives me a fresh bread taste with slight tropical citrus fruit notes and a mild malty finish with a hint of honey
The is a mild effervescence that lingers a bit on the palate but all in all this goes down easy and is a smooth drinking sessionable brew
06-27-2014 22:34:13 | More by beerme343
3.98/5 rDev +1%
Poured into a Fremont pint glass. Pours a rich medium to dark coppery amber with a two finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of biscuity, slightly toasted malt, hint of wheat and mild grassy hops. Flavor is slightly sweet biscuit, lightly bready malt and light grassy hops, nicely integrated. Medium bodied with nice peppery carbonation. Light flavored, but really pleasant malt profile and a deft amount of grassy hops. Lingering semi-sweet malt and hops finish. This was very enjoyable and could win me ovre to the idea of session beers. This would be quite nice to sit and sip for a long period of time on a warm day. There is a hint of oxidation in this, which is apparently why this style is rarely exported, meant to be drunk fresh. This was still very enjoyable and makes me want to try a fresh one.
06-03-2014 03:25:47 | More by LiquidAmber
4.26/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass
Best before: 18/12/2014
A: Has a brownish amber colour, a small head which disappears quickly. Shows little carbonation
S: Can't smell much more than roasted malt
T: Tastes of malt and has a little bitterness with it
F: It is very light in body and the carbonation stays on the tongue for quite some time
O: It is SO awesomely drinkable. I really enjoy it. It definitely compares to a lager but it is much more malty and tasteful. I'll go and get a caste tomorrow!
04-06-2014 18:16:36 | More by Rehabeam
Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier from Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.