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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

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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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

JohneHoodlum, Oct 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

pathman, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

CwrwAmByth, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of seanyfo
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

seanyfo, Sep 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

DOCRW, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of DerBayer
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hmmmm so this is supposedly a Kellerbier:

It pours a straw straw blond with no cloudiness??? Shouldnt a Kellerbier always be naturtrueb!

Smells of hops and freshly cut grass

Complex hop flavour not as good as the best ones

Crisp and smooth refreshing with medium body

Very very drinkable

DerBayer, Jul 23, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

dcmchew, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Derek
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Derek, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Domingo
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Liebhard's in Aying.
Arrived a hazy pale color with a pretty fluffy head. As per the others I've had, it's not really golden or bright yellow, but a lighter color. The haze isn't quite weissbier level, but it's certainly unfiltered.
The flavor components are actually very much like a floral pils. Hoppy and sharp, but with the Bavarian malt background to offer balance. The yeast doesn't have the potent ale yeast flavors but offers more of a clover honey, herbal flavor. That combined with the floral hops makes this pretty unique. Hoppy, herbal, and with just enough malt to meet my personal tastes.
Even though it's got suspended yeast, it drinks like a helles and the mouthfeel is clean.
A very unique example of a pretty rare style. Another winner from Ayinger that's worth the trip from Munich by itself...although there are many of beers like that there!

Domingo, May 26, 2009
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

weeare138, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Bryn, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mizx, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of therica
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

therica, May 12, 2011
Photo of mmmbirra
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

mmmbirra, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Mitchster
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank this one in Lucerne. Evidently available only in a limited market, yet brewed regularly. Beautifully cloudy, straw-golden brew unfortunately forms a thin head with poor retention and lacing. Carbonation is mild. Aroma is clean with husky, sweet pale malts, some slightly skunked fruity hops and that's about it. Mouthfeel is soft with a wet finish and medium body. Taste begins with bright acidity and distant, yet distinct, German noble flavor hops, giving way to a bready maltiness with moderate husken character and wet grain sack. The finish is soft and wet with more of the lingering sweet huskiness, but towards the middle of the bottle, it becomes irritating. Bittering hops are delicate. A decent beer, but tends to become bothersome over time.

Mitchster, Apr 29, 2003
Photo of RobertDwight
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a very bright light golden color. It has a wispy little head that quickly fads away, it has lots of carbonation. Smells clean and clear. I prefer the look of the unfiltered version of this beer, but the taste is pretty much the same. Starts out with a slightly malty flavor but finishes clean and crisp. Mouth feel is pretty week, but I think it would be a good palate cleanser if you were eating a meal with it. Usually I'm not a lager fan, but my exceptions are ones like this.

RobertDwight, Sep 15, 2006
Photo of cpanossian
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cpanossian, Sep 08, 2010
Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

biboergosum, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Danny1217, May 17, 2013
Photo of thierrynantes
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

thierrynantes, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of wordemupg
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

wordemupg, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Ungespundet
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The Ayinger sells rep gave me this bottle for free while we talk Bier in a local store... Nice guy, nice Bier! The head is pillowy and lacey and tops a deep straw colored elixir with is slightly hazy from the yeast. My instructions were to shake the bottle before opening. I thought the guy was joking. I did and guess what. It didnt foam over or explode! Just stirred up the yeast! The aroma is lightly malty with mild earthy hops of grass. There were hint of butter and soap to be found but below levels of the avergae consumer to ever detect probally. The mouthfeel is medium to light and features a nice soft malt character. The hop flavor is also mild. All in all this is a highyl drinkable Bier. Don't know if it is exported but hey...what do I care? The brewery is 50 minutes away!

Zum Wohl!!!

Ungespundet, Sep 27, 2007
Photo of foles
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I sampled a 0.5L measure of this on draught at the Ayingers Wirtshaus in Munich on Saturday. Was served perfectly as is the usual case in Munich.

It was a very standard keller beer, with the cloudy appearance & slightly fruity / buttery mouthfeel. There was a good dose of carbonation (more in the taste than actually present), and it I found that it overpowered the other flavours a little.

Still a very sound representation of the style.

foles, Nov 06, 2007
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mora2000, Aug 12, 2010
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Ayinger Liebhard's Kellerbier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.