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St. Georgenbräu Keller Bier - St. Georgenbräu

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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 11
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by CharlieMopps:
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4.8/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pour yields a nice fluffy, white head that displays solid retention and a small bit of lacing along the sides of the seidel. The beer is a clear, darker shade of amber that resembles a marzen.

S: The clean aroma of a lager combined with a musty, earthy smell that is unlike any bouquet I've sniffed. Has a malty and rather nutty aroma that smells quite delicious, and I'm spurred on to taste it.

T: The taste is more complex than expected, with many different notes all coming together on the same staff. There is a malt flavor up front that is quickly overtaken by a smattering of hops, just enough to add a slight bitterness, but still keep things in balance. This rolls gently into an immaculately smooth finish, that ends up being rather dry, but brings out that subtle hop presence once more in the aftertaste. Almost an aged, grassy taste throughout, but this is difficult to describe, however it mostly follows the aromatic notes.

M: Balance seems to be at the forefront here as well, with enough carbonation and flavor presence to add body, but still be incredibly smooth.

D: Being my first kellerbier, I had already seen its style information before, and was always interested, but had yet to get my hands on one. After trying it, I'm quite amazed, and can really taste the craftsmanship that goes into a cellared lager. Not only is the flavor mellow and complex, the body and taste is balanced rather deftly. As for drinkability, this is amazing quaffable, as I'm already trying to figure out ways to acquire more of this stuff. Due to its rarity in the surrounding area, I'm not sure I'll be able to find many others of its kind, but I was definitely impressed by this offering, and hope to find more.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 23:18:43 | More by CharlieMopps
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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.

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