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Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier - Bayreuther Bierbrauerei

Aktien Zwick'l KellerbierAktien Zwick'l Kellerbier

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BA SCORE
87
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%


Brewed by:
Bayreuther Bierbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 08-19-2008)
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Rehabeam

Germany

4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 18:16:36 | More by Rehabeam
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.65/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle. Fluted mug. Deep brass color, veiled apperance. Off-white froth creates a close, thick & lasting head. Sweet maltiness, hints of honey & Noble hops to the nose. Sweet malts & floral hoppiness at first sip. Light to medium body. Moderate to high carbonation. Dense to watery texture. Sweet sensation is kept by green fruit & floral slight flavors just at the edge of cloyiness. Sweet finish. Herbal & floral infusion on the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 10:32:23 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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JCBears

Germany

4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Nice brown to amber color, meaty head that screams backbone. NIce color blending that goes from dark at the top to light at the bottom. Really loving it.

smell: Hearty and robust smells that your can really feel the roasted barley. Really fills up your nose and says step up to something with a back bone.

taste: Fruit on the side with a nice sweetness, barely a bit of the hoppiness at the end just as it says good bye down the hatch. Slight smoke at the end to make you think of a warm place after a cold wet day.

mouthfeel: Not as much backbone as the smell lends for but great and full enough at the end to give it substance.

overall: A great brew deffinately one you should pick up if you see it. Almost woth goign well out of your way for. Really liking this brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 14:57:26 | More by JCBears
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orangish; cloudy; small head that dissipates quickly; no lacing

Aroma: Malty; wheaty; peppery; floral

Taste: Smooth; quenching; well-balanced; very drinkable; excellent

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 01:20:27 | More by IchLiebeBier
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StJamesGate

New York

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honey amber with lots of trailers of bubbles and shaving cream froth that rims.
Fresh dark honey with some bread dough and butterscotch.
Lots of toasty malts, a touch of yellow apple, a bit of caramel, a bready yeast hit and earth and spicy hops.
Caraway finish and cut hay linger.
Light, round, crisp.

First Zwickel. This threw me at first because this seems to strip out everything interesting about Keller and leave a toasty O'fest-type beer. As you get into it, though, you get the same balanced, even bitterness, and easy drinking as in a solid English session bitter.

Missing the depth of character I look for from an unfiltered lager, but has a thing of its own going on.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 22:19:33 | More by StJamesGate
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a chalice.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy dark amber to brown (nutty) color forming a big and thin bubbled light beige head. Small retention and a lot of small spotty lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet and buttery with notes of caramel and roasted malts. Ashy and earthy. Light flowery hops in the end

T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet grains in upfront. Very earthy in the mouth with some notes of roasted malts and ashes. Biscuity notes of diacetyl. Bready and Lager-like yeasts. Light but pleasant hops bitterness

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Bready, grainy and slightly sweet aftertaste

O: Good drinkability like a good German Lager should be. Charming

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 23:26:05 | More by eduardolinhalis
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MattRiggs

Germany

2.03/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

-pours a slightly cloudy, light brown with a thin head
-very faint malt sweetness on the nose
-no sign of hops in aroma or taste
-very simple flavor, i pick up a faint taste of raisins but it fades fast
-low carbonation
-LOW EVERYTHING.
-if I want to not taste my beer, I'd buy a thirty pack of keystone light
-Am I missing something? Is this all this beer has to offer?

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 21:31:10 | More by MattRiggs
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rarbring

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy light amber beer, a white head that leaves little lacing but a few curtains.

Sweet syrup tones, then some alkaseltzer and apples. Really not bad!

Tasting of burnt bread, brown sugar, fruity, apples and pears.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, smooth texture and a good body.

A straight honest (dark) lager.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 18:54:06 | More by rarbring
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Sunnanek

Sweden

4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours hazy copper with a massive tan compact and thick, almost whipped-cream-like head. Slow dissipation leaves fantastic lacings.

S: A bit yeast, but mild. Lots of bitterhops. Also some malts. Not very exciting one could think, but this is so true to the style - no messing around...

T: Dry but also a bit sweet. Rich malt but even richer bitterhops. Some dark dried fruits is noticable. Some grassy notes in the back.

M: Aftertaste is long and holds a lovely bitterness. Body is rather full and carbonation low - very smooth.

O: This is one of the best Kellers I've ever had, and this is a style that I really like...

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 17:44:47 | More by Sunnanek
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mekanical

Florida

3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought and drank in Celle, Germany.

A - medium to light brown- amber with good clarity. The label says its unfiltered?? doesnt seem like it...maybe my translation is off. Not much lacing, head disappears quickly.
s - mild scent of hops.
T - average lager, not overly bitter or sweet. Relatively strong for a lager.
M - light to medium body, with average carbonation. Very smooth.
O - Decently good beer, I would be happy to get this at a bar once in a while. That being said I don't think I would ever pick this up at a store again, i'd probably want something with a little more flavor and depth.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 19:07:29 | More by mekanical
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flip-top 500 ml bottle taken Dec 2011 on the balcony of a mates flat by the banks of the Mosel River in Luxembourg, looking across into Germany.

The beer pours a dull semi-cloudy amber with an off-white foam topping sat above.

The smell was of malts, it has an earthy, bready, yeasty mini aroma as well, more so as the beer warmed in the glass.

The taste has a malty sweet front which fades as the hop flavours and bitterness assert themselves. This isn’t a strong flavoured brew, but it does have a decent kellerbier feel to it.

Another brew to ‘tick off’ my list of want to try beers before I die (still a huge list).

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 11:14:13 | More by BlackHaddock
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skypup

Germany

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Edeka Getranktmarkt, Amberg, Germany. .5L botte served in stone bier krug

A- Dark somewhat cloudy copper color with a thick foamy head.

S- Some maltiness

T- Slightly bitter, hint of fresh cut grass

M- low carbonation and great drinkability

D- Good drinkability; this is a pretty standard kellerbier but worth finding.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 19:18:49 | More by skypup
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer a few weeks ago when i was in Germany. Bottle best before februari 2012.

Poured in a dutch beerglass this beer has some problems to give a decent head. I had to pour it in the glass with some strenght before it gave some.

Darkyellow fluid, nice for an unfiltered beer. Little carbonation. Smell and taste of banana and bread. This is not a spectacular beer to be honest. I have had better German beers. Overall i can say this is a drinkable beer with a soft taste but simply not a shocking beer....

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 10:01:35 | More by Brabander
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crnipeter

Slovenia

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep orangeish golden to coppery-brown slightly hazed body showing lots of effervescence initially, which is quite untypical for a Kellerbier, topped by thin frothy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is toasted Marzen-like maltiness with nutty notes and herbal-earthy hops in the background.
Flavor is bready, obviously from the suspended yeast, with non-sweet nutty maltiness in perfect balance with herbal, earthy and slightly spicy hops with faint bitterness followed by a dry finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. (500 ml swingtop bottle with freshness date 1st November 2011, into the mug.)

In short: a Marzen-like, nutty, bready and quite dry Kellerbier with aromatic noble hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 21:48:44 | More by crnipeter
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

0.5 l. bottle, bough on a recent trip to Germany.

Amber colour, thin head, but good lacing.
Smell and taste are mainly just malts and yeast, but nice fresh clean ones. Mild floral and grassy hops.
Aftertaste is very balanced. Nothing but malty sweetness, mild bitter hops.
Allthough a bit watery in the mouth, this Aktien beer has more refreshing character than the Landbier I tried earlier. It's a well crafted, but simple drink.
Good one to try.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 10:17:47 | More by RuudJH
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half litre flip top, brown colour, not unlike English bitter. Fairly clear, poor head retention. Corky smell, some citrus fruit. Barley suger taste, hints of lemon. Normal mouthfull. A pleasant enough keller/zwickel, but I get the feeling drinking too much off it could cause stomach issues.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 16:38:44 | More by jonb5
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rtepiak

Poland

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

in a night of kellerbier drinking this was an all around solid brew. a great place to get the feel for a keller and a nice label.

pour is a beautiful doughy head of off white atop a orange brown cloudiness. the nose is apple predominently with a floral basement ash/dust and honey. an interesting interaction of freshness in citrus and a dingy straw moldy wood. the palate was the balance of both of those meeting in a mild bitter finish. there is a sweetness as the flavor contracts of brown sugar and honey. a nice grainy straw and wheat hush finish. not as earthy as some but particularly husky.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 21:19:33 | More by rtepiak
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czfreeman

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

After the superb Original yesterday, today the Zwickl, one of my favorite style.After a resounding pop from the flip-top bottle, pours a deep malty brown-orange-tangerine tea tone. NIce murkiness from the settlement. Head is gorgeous, thick fluffy, rocky, lasting a long time.
Smells are quite complex, taking a while to unfold. Pekoe tea, pepper, cellar-like mustiness, tart peach, tangerine, grainy, yeast, clove, bread. really good. as the beer warms
Wow, first sip. Tea, fruits-tangerine, pea, spiciness akin to fresh pepper, dark bread, fresh yeast, a mustiness lingers, then is cut by the fresh spiciness and a great amount of carbonation, leaving the palate tingling for more.
Body is light to medium, not sweet or sugary in the least, a perfect marriage of Hefeweizen and light brown ale. Musty, rustic, yet spicy and refreshing and tart. Exactly what I would imagine a brewer pulling out of his cellar for his own enjoyment

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 15:35:12 | More by czfreeman
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first taste of a German Kellerbier. I've only tried Trois Mousquetaires'
Mother brought this back from trip to Germany.
Really wish I could read the label on the back ... might ask my dad for a translation.

A- This has a peculiarly beautiful colour. Peculiar and beautiful actually. It's quite hard for me to seize. Golden caramel, light amber, copper. Completely clear (i can see my fingerprints through my glass). Inch of head recedes to an almost equally beautiful fuzzy surface layer in a couple minutes. Slight beige tint to the chewy head. Frothy lacing.

S- Smells like there's some grain other than barley but I doubt it. I'm getting a bit of a burnt cream of wheat, some mineral character and alcohol. Not very much and not very much I enjoy.

T- Wow this tastes good. There's a few layers in here. Starts off pretty ordinary and macro lager like but ends with a weirdly smooth maple ale. I love how this ends. Bitterness is a bit like a chamomille tea.

M- Low carbonation thas works well with the almost eerily smooth flavour. A bit dry. Medium mouthfeel.

D- Very good. Just because of that fleeting taste in the end that I just want more and more of.

Just for that last delicious part of the taste it's worth seeking out this beer. The rest of the taste and structure is just a little over ordinary. I really want to try this again. Really weird how I don't think this is all too good but that little taste I get in the end is like a delicious drug.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 02:54:39 | More by Yoonisaykul
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mactrail

California

3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pleasant unfiltered malty beer.

The slight cloudiness makes an appealing glassful. Slightly brownish amber in color. Has an interesting flavor-- maybe it's the yeast. Not a rich beer, but has a lot of mouthfeel with the velvety carbonation. Malty flavors with a hint of caramel. Modest hop taste but nicely balanced. Not as interesting as some but an interesting style and quite drinkable. One of these and I would look for some other variety of flavor, however.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 19:31:21 | More by mactrail
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baggio

Sweden

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle@home

A: Golden color with a creamy, white, head and lots of lacing.

S: Caramel, Wild strawberries, Hint of metal, Hint of malt.

T: Caramel, Malt, German hops, Berries.

M: Easy to drink with medium carbontation and small bubbles. Refreshing. Slight bitterness at the end.

An average kellerbier. Not very good. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 19:29:52 | More by baggio
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lstokes

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a few of the swing-top bottles at my local Getränke Hoffman. It pours a cloudy red amber with a very pleasantly frothy head and smells like honey, strawberry and hay.

I've never actually had a Zwickl before, but it's delightful, bitter with a sour yeasty twang, some spicy floral hops, and a bitter and citrusy end. The mouthfeel was maybe thinner and less carbonated than I wanted it to be, but overall it's very drinkable, and I hope to find some in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 19:52:29 | More by lstokes
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DerBayer

Germany

4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Just had this and it is very summery:

A - Acloudy amber/honey very naturbelassen

S - Hay, cut grass, hops a hint of spice

T - Tastes very fresh - noble hops slightly bitter with a hint of harvest spice

M - Low carbonation but large bubbles, medium dry palate

D - Very, very drinkable this goes down a treat

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 15:09:18 | More by DerBayer
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a 500ml brown swing-top bottle, BB 24/10/08, served chilled in a weizen glass.

A: pours a translucent, dark amber hue with faint red hues; carbonation is lively but not fierce, supporting a thick layer of ever-lasting beige froth on the top.
S: compared with the Göller Kellerbier tasted yesterday, this one is slightly more pronounced in terms of lager's dough-iness, on top of light amber malts and delicately floral German hops. A certain depth of hoppiness manifests itself on the aroma, too. Compact and balanced.
T: mildly bitter-sour, with a rather solid body of yeastiness, soothing lager malts, a touch of caramel and herbs, plus an expanding flow of chewy floral hoppiness and slightly spicy+tannic bitterness (a bit like from roughly-crushed lemon-seeds). The mildly sour-bitter finish also shows a little tangy citrus fruits.
M&D: this is perhaps the most enjoyable Kellerbier in the bottle-version that I've tasted; soothing on the carbonation, with marvellous hoppiness and bitterness threading through the tasting, while the sediment adds some more body and depth to the overall nicely balanced flavour profile. A quaffable "German bitter"!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 18:05:48 | More by wl0307
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Back Abbey in Claremont, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruit, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice grassy hop aromas and flavors that make it easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 03:49:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier from Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
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