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St. Georgenbräu Keller Bier - St. Georgenbräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

173 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 11
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-28-2001)
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Photo of Malt_Man
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Served cool from 500ml bottle into pilsner mug. Lover the flip-top.

A) Hazy copper colour, white head quickly fades. Yeast sediment in the bottle.

S) Nothing huge, light biscuit malts.

T) Dry, good quality malts are evident, hop bitterness is muted but definitely there on the aftertaste.

M) Lightly carbonated, goes down very easily inviting the next drink straightaway like every good German lager does. Bonus points here.

O) Yet another excellent German lager. The style is different enough from pilsener, helles, etc., to seek out. In my experience this is one of the best of the style.

Malt_Man, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. Pokal glass. @Homo Sibaris (Barcelona). Bright amber color. Veiled appearance. White froth, close crown. Lasting thin layer on top turns wider as the glass is swirled. Herbal & yeast lager aromas. Smooth sweet malty upfront followed by well balanced hoppy tendency. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Clean bitterness lingers into a dry finish.

GONZALOYANNA, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of 67cuda
5/5  rDev +28.9%

67cuda, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +3.1%

BillRoth, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dcmchew, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of brandonld23
4.5/5  rDev +16%

brandonld23, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Ciocanelu, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +16%

hansavijaticar, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

mjtierney2, Jul 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Slatetank, May 20, 2013
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4/5  rDev +3.1%

JeffreyJDavis, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

cliff1066, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of MrHyde1886
4/5  rDev +3.1%

MrHyde1886, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of seanyfo
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half litre measure in a Krug at Kachelofen in Bamberg

A - Hard to denote colour but looked to have excellent clarity. Average head retention and lacing.

S - Biscuit malt, faint pepper, vanilla,lemon zest and floral hop all noted.

T - Malty biscuit note throughout. Slight hop bite comes through in the classic keller semi dry finish.

M - Low carbonation, medium mouthfeel

T - Tasty and refreshing. Was excellent with my schweinhaxe, cut through the fatiness of the meat superbly.

seanyfo, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of paperwerewolf
4/5  rDev +3.1%

paperwerewolf, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half litre bottle, dark amber colour, clear, medium tanned head. Very nice hoppy aroma, detected what smelled a bit like Styrian, Golding or Fuggles. Tasted hoppy and spicy, had a nice balance, really reminded me of an IPA. Not much carbonation, smooth mouthfull, slightly thick body. Even if its not an IPA, it seems to have the characteristics of one. Top beer.

jonb5, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Friar Tuck's in Peoria, IL
No bottled on date (likely to be old, bottle was dusty)
Poured into an Ayinger willi glass

St. Georgeenbrau's keller bier was my first foray into the zwickel/keller style, and the first time I enjoyed it, it was very fresh (at least from the distributor). It's since largely disappeared from the shelves in the Chicagoland shops I typically visit, until I found a huge cache of them in Peoria, though they looked quite old. The beer was a bit as I remembered it, but a bit muted due to age. There's a great yeast, bread, malt, and hop interplay here, at least from the German perspective. If you are open to that, and find a non-old looking bottle of this, I suggest you try it right away.

Pours a 2cm head of fairly clean white color, made up of large and medium-sized bubbles, which has fairly poor retention, dissipating in just a minute or so to a thin cap atop the glass. Leaves little lacing, mostly just scattered spots around the perimeter of the glass. Body is a cloudy copper orange color, with minute levels of carbonation rising from the sides of the glass.

Aroma is of pale and lightly toasted malts contributing a sweet and bread-like scent. Inhaling more deeply brings in some fruit-like esters and a bit of herbal hop character to the beer. Pleasant, but underwhelming (again, maybe due to age, but without a bottled on date I have no idea).

Opens on the tongue with a yeast-meets-minerals-meets-bread concoction that is surprisingly satisfying. Front of palate continues the initial flavors, but ups the bread and sweetness a bit. Mid-palate is full of bread-like maltiness, with hints of caramel and slightly spicy hops. Back of palate brings on subtle bitterness to temper residual sweetness and bread-like flavors. Leaves a lingering bitterness with slightly iron-rich malts in closing.

Beer is medium bodied with fairly low carbonation, yielding a mouthfeel that is very smooth and flowing, making this quite an easy sipping beer. Closes dry with a slight bit of stickiness from residual sugars.

falloutsnow, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of tbeq00
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

tbeq00, Jun 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

stevoj, Apr 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear warm copper with a rather large off-white kind of airy head that sets into pretty nice lacings.

S: Dark rich malt with a bready backbone. Rather modest grassyness. Hoppy, but mild.

T: Zesty, with quite nice balanced hops, mainly bitter. Malt is obvious, sweet and bready. Very nice.

M: Kind of metallic feel, not bad though. Bitter long aftertaste. Body is a bit fuller than usually. Carbonation medium.

O: A nice well balanced Zwickel.

Evil_Pidde, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of rarbring
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clouded amber beer with a warm off-white head leaving good lacing, some curtains.

A fruity, apples and pears smell, some bread.

Tasting of sweet grains, some fruit nuances, ripe apples, a slight bitter lemon peel finish.

Little carbonation, smooth and refreshing, a nice smooth dry finish.

A very drinkable yummy kellerbier.

rarbring, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of bark
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is deep amber-gold (35 EBC), the liquid cloudy. The two finger head is airy, uneven and warm beige. It sinks slowly leaving lots of beautiful lacing. The beer is (of course) bottle conditioned.

The smell is smooth and quite strong. Fresh flowery-grassy hops, smoked hints, dry malty bread-like notes. It is overall unpolished and unclean in a good way. Hints of delicatessen, metal and ripe apricots.

The taste is fresh and refreshing. Some quite clean earthy-yeasty notes give an interesting complexity and depth to the flavours. Fresh medium bitter flavours with hints of hay and dried flowers. The aftertaste got a growing dry bitterness and tart hints of tree sap and fresh flowers (Dandelions?). Some lightly roasted malt and a touch of rye bread. The finish is dry, complex and medium bitter.

The carbonation is medium to light, the few medium sized bubbles very fresh. The liquid is dry.

bark, Mar 07, 2012
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St. Georgenbräu Keller Bier from St. Georgenbräu
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