Keiler Weissbier - Lohrer Bier/Privatbrauerei Stumpf GmbH
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3.96/5 rDev +12.8%
Showing a range of complex flavors and superb drinkability, Keiler develops a Weissbier to appease fans of a sweeter type of Hefeweizen. With the quintessential taste of banana, clove, bubblegum and pepper all in check, these flavors take a slight backseat to the succulent sweetness of the ale.
Pouring a hazy goldenrod color, there's light copper and rusty orange saturations that come to play. The beer quickly releases a dense and creamy cottony-white head to cap the beer with longstanding retention and creeping lace up the sides of the glass.
Sugar cookies, pepper, clove, banana and a high level of bubblegum leap immediately to the nose. Seemingly sweeter and more savory- the beer's sweet scent and bready, yeasty, doughy nature rises with the scent that's right out of the confectioner's kitchen. Slight vanilla and mint are noted as the ale warms.
And its bready-sweet taste is even more pronounced than the nose suggests. Powdered sugar, cookie dough and delicate fresh-baking wheat bread round out for a balance that sides squarely with the malts. However, there is a counter to the sweetness that takes the shape of freshly grated white pepper, clove, and the light minty herbal presence from hops. What gives the Weissbier its sweet balance is due in part to the burst of juicy bubblegum- the unmistakable taste of Juicy Fruit and banana flavored "Runts" candies comes to mind early and often and keeps the beer sided with the sweet tooth.
Due to its large sweetness, the Weissbier is slow to turn the corner from its sweeter upstart and into its dryish finish. Despite the zesty carbonation that keeps the beer creamy and light, its residual malty weight dampens the mouthfeel and doesn't allow for the crisp, sharp and snappy-dry finish to conclude the session as effortlessly as a few other's do. Lightly peppery, warm and with a minty, evaporation cooling effect- the ale is malty-dry in its final perceptions.
Keiler Weissbier is a strong contender of a Wheat Ale that's sure to find favor with drinkers that prefer malt flavor over that of hops.
09-24-2013 04:15:16 | More by BEERchitect
2.65/5 rDev -24.5%
Poured from a 500 ml bottle that I bought in Germany near the brewery. The "Best Before" date was in May 2012, so this should be a fresh example.
A - Beer is a light golden color and cloudy. The head is thick, white and made of tiny bubbles.
S - Aroma is initially a strong burst of bubblegum. This is quickly followed by an unpleasant odor like wet dog. Any other aromas are muddled and unclear.
T - The taste is initially a burst of wheat, but almost immediately this is overwhelmed by earthy, stale hops that translated into wet dog on the aroma side.
M - Medium body. Fluffy carbonation. No alcohol or hops burn.
O - This is a flawed beer because of the apparent use of old, stale hops. The offensive aroma and flavor overshadow any other qualities in the beer for me.
10-08-2011 23:59:11 | More by Radome
3.85/5 rDev +9.7%
I noticed the cloudy brass colored body first with a thick cream colored head and frothy lace. The aroma was that of mixed fruit and malt. The flavor is complex citrus both sweet and sour, bubble gum and clove like aftertaste. It has a hardy mouthfeel with a little bite.
09-12-2009 05:29:29 | More by MTNboy
3.68/5 rDev +4.8%
Poured from a long neck stubby .5L swing top to a hefe glass the liquid id yellow with very good carbonation. The head is very tall, white and creamy with good lace.
The smell is fresh, lemon and wheat.
The taste follows add a good bit of bubble gum and very light if any spice and cloves.
The mouthfeel is good,a bit less then medium body, and the carbonation is good.
The drinkability is ok not a bed brew but not spot on traditional either.
06-14-2009 15:54:51 | More by MuenchenerKindl
3.85/5 rDev +9.7%
Flip top brown bottle with a lovely pig drinking beer label, who doesn't love a pig with a beer mustache. The beer is golden blond approaching a light amber and has an unmistakable cloudiness of a hef. The off white head is super aggressive, almost equaling in hight the depth of the liquid.
Scent is of wheat malts and juicy fruit gum. A soft sweet nose with a Belgian yeast like aroma.
Taste is smooth and mostly about that wheat malt, juicy fruit combo found in the nose. It reminds me a lot of Belgian beers with it's fruity scents and bready taste. A mild spice to the finish but it is weak and not very complex.
A solid brew I was happy to stumble across my first day in Germany. Easy to drink because of the smoothness and the low ABV. However I found it to be a pain in the ass to pour because of the head. I was getting half beer half head pours that really curbed my enjoyment of drinking.
12-15-2008 08:26:45 | More by jbphoto88
United Kingdom (England)
3.7/5 rDev +5.4%
Purchased from the Beers of Europe, a UK-based online beer shop. Coming in a long-neck swing-top 500ml brown bottle, BB 14/12/08, served chilled in a weizen glass.
A: pours a murky dark yellow amber hue, coming with a relatively restrained white frothy head and mild carbonation.
S: sour-sweet lemon, light mangos, faint bananas, soothing aroma of bready wheat-malts mainly, while sweet syrupy sugar on top of Belgian-pale-ale-like fruit esters reveals after a swirl... All in all, a well-integrated and beautifully-balanced aroma, with every "usual suspect" for a weizen firmly in place.
T: semi-thin palate of sour-sweet lactose-drink-like yeasty taste prevails from the beginning, followed by a wave of aromatic but neutrally-flavoured wheat-malts with a little sugary and faint clove-spicy touch. In a sense, the citric and green-mango-ish esters come really light, slightly lower than the desirable level if it was to strike a balance. Lactose-drink-like in the finish, with more sour-sweet citric undertones and, alas, an unwanted sticky mouthfeel.
M&D: apparently the palate is not so fresh - slightly too quiet or flat for a weizen, as this bottle is consumed close to the expiry date; also, the body falls a bit thin as it goes maybe thanks to the same factor. If it was served slightly fresher, the flavour could've been more pronounced and elevated. Don't mind trying it again.
10-05-2008 20:44:25 | More by wl0307
4/5 rDev +14%
Beer bottle (50cl.), tasted in 2007.
Appearance : yellow color (veiled), with white foamy head.
Smell : wheat and spicy aroma of cloves and coriander.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet flavours, spicy and wheaty
Drinkability : a good beer in the style hefe weizen.
06-08-2008 15:22:48 | More by thierrynantes
3.95/5 rDev +12.5%
Keiler Weißbier. Notice the sharp s...
This is a really cool-looking beer. The bottle is awesome and gives a hint of the raw, mediaeval ale to be found inside. (Keil means boar, hence the graphic.) Yes, like most Weißbiers this one's an ale, and a bottle-conditioned one at that. The head is dense, the lacing is thick, and the body of the beer is unlike any other Weizen I've seen - it's got this kind of weird green tinge to it! But it would be best described as warm mahogany... kinda like the bottle it comes in, only a little bit redder. Head is cream, there's some Flaschengärung sludge, and it's basically awesome in appearance.
Smell is not bad either. Typically Weizen: banana, cloves, herbal, the sort of smell that whisks you back to Bavaria. Great.
Rather unusual taste for a Weizen - maybe it's more the mouthfeel, but it's quite heavy. Almost like a stout - when I read that this was classified as a Hefeweizen, I had to check to make sure it's not a Bock or something... or an English Ale, only wheaty and German. It's got the graininess of an English wheat-brewed ale, but is fruity like citrus and stone fruit... and bitter like you'd imagine a bramble bush to taste. It's good, I'm really enjoying it... but maybe breaking it down into its constituent esters is not so easy with this delicious peppery gnocchi in mushroom pasta that I'm enjoying with it... damn it's good though.
Mouthfeel: Unusual and fun! Heavy yet still refreshing - good drinkability too. Maybe it's a bit light in the stomach... might be a bit filling and cloying because of its liquidness. Good.
Drinkability: If only I could have one of these every day after work. My Bavarian friend Nina brought me one from Würzburg, so it's still pretty fresh... but it'll be a long time before a beer like this will be available at my local in Canberra! Damn it I'll enjoy it while it lasts though.
Notes: Move to Germany, drink more of this and those like it. This is what Weißbier is all about!
03-08-2006 12:41:46 | More by Weizenmensch
4.03/5 rDev +14.8%
Poors in with great white head thats thick and longlasting. Nice golden beercolor but litle clear for a weizen.
Nose is style like with lots of banana some malts and sournes. Good taste also being very full, litle sweet, malty, banana and some sourness. Drinkability is also ok and can recommend it.
02-21-2005 19:43:39 | More by paterlodie
3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
Presentation: OK, I'll be honest. Last time I was at the beer store, I was about to walk out with a handful of Belgians when I noticed this bottle lurking on the shelf, and damn it looks cool. The label is all in German, with medieval lettering and a huge boar next to a Pilsner glass. On the top, a smaller boar along with lettering that says "Keiler WeisBbier Hell," perhaps not the most reassuring text. 50 cl, best if consumed by 07/08/04.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy, light golden color, nothing remarkable. Head is small but very persisent, with excellent head retention. As it disappears, it leaves behind a thin trail of dispersing lacing that stays about a quarter inch above the receding head. A ridiculous amount of carbonation, with bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass throughout the entire 50 cl.
Smell: Nose is dominated by spicy aromas cloves, pepper, perhaps even a hint of cinnamon along with a good whiff of yeast.
Taste: Cloves and sweet yeasy are the two immediately noticeable flavors, followed by a slightly sour, grainy transition. This beer finishes fairly dry, with an aftertaste of sweet fruit flavors, most likely banana, paired with more sour citrus apricot notes. Lingering creamy mouthfeel, with an interesting, hard to place flavor that tastes almost dairylike.
Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth, slightly better than average.
Drinkability: Again, nothing amazing, but certainly better than average.
I bought this beer on a whim, based mostly on appearance. An average or slightly above average hefeweissen, nothing amazing and something I certainly wouldn't seek out. This actually reminds me a lot of Leffe Blonde, with a more well-done clove flavor. If you like the style (or if you collect bottles) this is certainly worth trying, but again, nothing amazing.
03-03-2004 09:59:07 | More by jed
Keiler Weissbier from Lohrer Bier/Privatbrauerei Stumpf GmbH
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