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Ayinger Liebhard's Kellerbier - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Liebhard's KellerbierAyinger Liebhard's Kellerbier

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very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 04-29-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-18-2014 22:03:30 | More by dcmchew
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-26-2014 18:40:39 | More by pathman
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-26-2014 06:16:45 | More by DOCRW
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-21-2013 00:43:02 | More by weeare138
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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%

Ever so slightly hazy yellow-gold. Big white head with lots of bubbles rushing to the surface.

Pils malt aroma with a little grassy hops in the background. The green hop aroma picks up a little as the beer sits in the glass, and begins to take on a bit of a spice tone.

A decent amount of hop flavor is evident at the first sip. All the carbonation seems to get in the way though and the beer foams up a little while tasting. Crackery malt becomes more pronounced on ensuing sips. A little more bitter than I was expecting; the hop flavor doesn't come through as much as the bitterness.

A little heavily carbonated for my tastes.

Nice kellerbier, not the best but they're generally a little livelier and fuller than their filtered counterparts, which I like.
The yeast was really caked onto the bottom of the bottle, with more yeast mixed in it of course would have had a yeastier aroma and taste to it. I'll be sure to swirl up my next bottle a bit to taste it that way.

Second bottle drunk the next day with all the yeast swirled in. Naturally, a much fuller body and richer mouthfeel with a some lemon zest both in aroma and taste that I find commonly in these kellerbiers. I prefer it this way, and have boosted the score accordingly.

10-04-2013 16:03:52 | More by mmmbirra
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-25-2013 20:06:38 | More by complexnomenclature
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-18-2013 19:08:10 | More by mizx
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-28-2013 00:07:32 | More by herrburgess
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-26-2013 16:34:35 | More by Kmat10
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-17-2013 03:20:26 | More by Danny1217
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United Kingdom (Wales)

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%

Note: this beer is now simply named Kellerbier.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy yellowy golden colour with a nice, lasting head.

Smells very yeasty.

Tastes very yeasty, nicely malty with light, biscuity malts, and some fruity hops.

Overall a very good, very drinkable beer.

12-21-2012 19:52:03 | More by CwrwAmByth
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

Catching up on the craft beer advent.

A: Hazy straw with a white head, leaves a ring of retention & lace.

S: Steelie, grassy hops and San Fran sourdough bread.

T: Sourdough bread, floral hopping, slight steelie grass, gentle bitterness.

M: Highly attenuated, light to moderate body has a very crisp finish.

O: A really nice, easy-drinking brew.

12-11-2012 01:39:45 | More by Derek
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3.15/5  rDev -18.6%

First window of the 2012 Beer Advent Calendar. 330ml bottle with a vintage looking German label.

A - Straw yellow with a cool looking haziness. Head dissipates quickly.

S - Nothing huge, but better than most light coloured brews.

T - Good but not great. Light but with a little extra that keeps it interesting.

M - Nothing stands out.

Pretty decent beer. First time I've ever tried a Kellerbier. Not something I would purchase frequently but it definitely has its place in the yearly rotation. ie) German World Cup party. Breweries website looks pretty cool and the hotel on site is something I would be interested in experiencing.

12-05-2012 04:20:22 | More by MikeBowen
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -23.8%

This is Beer 1 from the Rieder Advent Calendar. Pours a hazy pale yellow colour, thin white head with no lacing. The smell is all lager yeast, totally one-dimensional. The sweetness is mild with a little lemon, quite enjoyable, but that is about all I enjoyed. The flavour is thin, and the finish has way too much funk for me. There is a hint of honey, and some grassy notes, but I just found this beer sorely lacked flavour. I will say that this is only the second Kellerbier I've ever had, so I'm not exactly familiar with the style, but this wasn't for me.

12-03-2012 05:53:04 | More by Cookeeman
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

330ml bottle. The first window in the 2012 Craft Beer Advent Calendar, and a lovely revelation early this morning before work, for those of us who actually waited.

This beer pours a cloudy, very, very pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of dense, melted marshmallow-esque white head, which leaves some random streaky and specked lace around the glass as it evenly slips away.

It smells of sweet, doughy, grainy pale malts, a bit of raw oatmeal, and very tame floral, earthy hops. The taste is more grainy, white cereal malt, a touch of sour breadiness, a bit of astringently leafy hops, and some nicely generic earthy notes.

The carbonation is fairly understated, and non-consequential, the body a hefty medium weight, and generally quite smooth. It finishes well off-dry, the cereal malt still hanging on in a leisurely manner, as the hop and fruit essences make little effort beyond their quotidian means.

A decently malty lager, with that default Bavarian bready character - nothing complicated, but very easy to drink - which puts it right in the middle of its sibling's metrics. A reserved, but relatively stellar start to this whole revisitation to our more (or less?) impressionable youth. Good on ya, Christian!

12-02-2012 02:48:17 | More by biboergosum
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-01-2012 02:03:58 | More by Bryn
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-04-2012 17:42:50 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 27/9/12

A hazy peachy pale yellow with lots of bubbles but not much for head or lace

S sweet malts with some floral hops and dry cereal, not a whole lot going on really

T tastes a little stronger and sweeter, has some fruity notes and earthy tones, I prefer the flavor as its stronger and there’s more to it

M light bodied and just a little foamy, refreshing and a faint grassy finish

O decent beer but I was expecting a little more from Ayinger, easy enough to drink and good flavor but not the best version of the style I’ve had recently

From a classic German brewery I was expecting something special and this one’s just decent. I’ve had a few beers from this Beer Advent Calendar that leaves me wondering about age and transport of the bottles. The BB dates a few months away but that could still have this one well past its prime

09-29-2012 01:45:02 | More by wordemupg
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.4/5  rDev +13.7%

50cl bottle poured into Spaten seidel

BBE April 2012

A- Dark blonde cloudy body with a crisp solid 3 finger white head that produces very good lacing and retention

S- Slightly musty/earthy, floral hops and touch of biscuit malt

T- Low biscuity malt sweetness throughout with a strong but not dominating earthy hop presence in the finish with a little citrus. Finish is semi-dry.

M- Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.

D- Refreshing amount of hops in the finish. A nice balance between malt and hop, with the bitterness in the semi dry finish being very refreshing. Easy on the tongue and stomach. An excellent example of the style.

09-24-2012 20:55:25 | More by seanyfo


3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Enjoyed on may´12. (thanks – one more time- to Manolo from “Cerveceria Freiburg” ´cause it´s not too easy to find nice spots of Kellerbier style) Pale golden in color, chill haze. Mildy malty & floral hop aromas. Maltiness all around overwhelms low bitterness –shown by a subtle citric touch- . Some ripe apples too. Gentle mouthfeel & well balanced finish. Pleasant drinkability.

06-03-2012 10:04:51 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Beer bottle (50 cl.) purchased in "Biéres & Chopes".

Appearance : yellow color, with white foamy head.
Smell : moderate malty and grain aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet, with hoppy notes, lightly bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the German style Keller bier.

09-25-2011 18:40:16 | More by thierrynantes
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

Bottle brought home from Munich by my son last month to share (photo submitted for this listing).

A= light cloudy lemon-yellow akin in color to a Witte. Fair carbonated white head dissipating quickly.

S= very nice spicy hops florals, a bit peppery, a citrus aroma and some light malts.

T= much like the scent, spicy citrus hops, nice sweet malts, more than I'd expected for such a light-colored beer. A drop of buckwheat honey.

M= clean, slightly tart and pepper, a bit of sweet malty syrup.

O= I'd session on this (he and his friends did on-tap over in Germany) easily. Great with anything that would go with something akin to a Witte but with more malt-flavor.

05-12-2011 18:41:17 | More by therica
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New York

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

Served vom fass in a tall 0.5 liter with 1.5 inch head. Opaque pale straw color. Fresh hay and mild hops aroma. Crisp cold slightly bitter slightly citrus bite. Bright and pallate cleansing, ok with a thick complicated pork and gravy dish. Modest carbonation very comforting mouthfeel. Enjoyed fresh at Liebhard's Braustuberl in Aying.

09-08-2010 14:23:54 | More by cpanossian
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3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat, grass and earthy hops. The flavor has a lot of strong grain notes to it with some wheat and earthy hops mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

08-12-2010 06:20:00 | More by Mora2000
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3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

Had on-tap at Liebharts braustuberl. From notes at the bierhall---
Pours a clean golden color,light murkiness, however a really nice fluffy head rises out of the glass.
Light very floral smelling kellerbier, wheras most biers of this style are very musty, and are very similar to a hefe, this one is like a floral Helles or a Pils. Light malty biscuity malts, sweet oranges, grassy and fresh. As the the beer warmed a bit, I found the sweetness a bit too overbearing. The beer becomes pretty one-note, but nonetheless is very refreshing and light, but a touch too sweet for my taste
--bottle 6/05/2010 Upon finding a random bottle of this beer, as I was told it can only be found on tap, I want to expand a bit.
The aroma is very true to the on-tap glass. Orange, malt, biscuit and a very nice fresh grass note. Lemon, musty tartness and candied brown sugar round out the profile.
The flavor is a bit spicier now than what I originally wrote in my on-tap review. the sweetness is still a bit too dominant, but the finish has a definitive spicy peppery character in the throat.. This is a solid Kellerbier, not the best, but good and a pleasant surprise to find in the bottle.

11-17-2009 19:14:27 | More by czfreeman
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Ayinger Liebhard's Kellerbier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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