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Gold Standard Export Kellerbier - Brooklyn Brewery

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Gold Standard Export Kellerbier
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86
very good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-21-2012)
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Reviews by fmccormi:
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4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 750ml swingtop growler to a small Ommegang flute. Purchased earlier today—thanks Syracuse Real Food Co-op!

Appearance (3.0): Tell you what, this pours like the perfect AAL: crystal-clear, pale, pale gold body (like dandelion-yellow) with a great-looking chunky white head that dies slowly with fat bubbles, leaving just a few splotches of lace. Not bad, but I’m not sure where all the cloudiness is for the style.

Smell (4.5): Very bright, just very very bright: lemons and fresh-cut grass, extremely aromatic but floral and delicate, too. May sound weird, but it smells like the grass after a good rain. There’s a very light, pale grain scent in there too, mixing with a warm, starchy yeast scent on the back-end. This smells great, really really great.

Taste (4.5): Follows the nose, but more complex in the malt / yeast combination. The hops really pop in this beer, seriouosly shining—lemony and mildly fruity, along the lines of melon and pear, but turning into a bright, extremely grassy, slightly herbal bitterness. That grassiness hangs on through and extremely long finish that never quite goes away. Meanwhile, the malt body is pale and light, just like liquid Stoned Wheat Thins. But, it blends well with an extremely earthy yeast character and helps a light, tart wheat note come through. Goddamn, this is balanced.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Extremely dry in the finish, light on the palate and effervescent without any coarseness. Brooklyn really nails the mouthfeel with a lot of these limited beers, the big bottles and Brewermaster’s Reserve beers, and this is no exception. Just wish there was more head left. Still, unbelievably, dangerously drinkable.

Overall (4.0): This is an exceptional beer, really excellent. What really strikes me is just how delicate the malt body feels, and how pronounced and bright the hop profile is, without overpowering anything. It maintains a crackery, earthy body while shining in every other way. This is a great beer, and just absurdly dialed-in with a lot of nuance and finesse.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tylers in Durham.Poured into a standard pint a clear light to medium golden with a 1/2 finger white head.It did not look like any Keller beer I have ever saw before.Aromas were quite fruity with alot of good yeastiness.Flavors were to hopped up for the style but hey I really liked them,alot of citric sharpness with some graininess as well.Well it might not be true to style but man it does taste really damn good.

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 ounce growler pour from Bay Shore, LI Beverage

Pour is near clear lighter straw. Off white head, minor in size and interest. Leaves just a thin film and some fine lacing.

Minimal wheat malty nose with faint hops in the rear.

Tasty brew with clean malt up from and crisping hops in the rear. Crisp, flavorful and well balanced, with a nice zesty and dry finish. Fine beer to accompany a summers lunch of BBQ chicken, salads and cheese. Well done here by Bklyn brewing

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Holy Grail Pub in Plano. The beer pours a golden color with a large white head. The aroma has a ton of malt in it, with a hint of grass and a touch of honey. The flavor is more of the same. There is a good bit of grass and earth from the hops, as well as a low amount of bitterness and a lot of nice grain and biscuit malt notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very easy to drink, refreshing beer. Very well done.

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tdm168
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Busy Bee

A - hazy gold with a thin lacing of white head

S - lager yeast, cereal grains

T - malty, a bit sweet, husky, herbal, strong bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a really nice clean, crisp, refreshing beer. It has great drinkability and great flavor. It's a bit on the bitter side but I love that about this beer. I would definitely have this again.

Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a 10oz pour at d.b.a. Brooklyn on hot and sweaty day. Served cold, it's dry and refreshing, it's hard to imagine a more perfect beer for the moment.

While the beer is distinctly a lager, I couldn't help be reminded up of a clean Belgian saison as I drank up. The similar hops and spice, with a light and dry finish, no doubt, are what make we want to try this head to head with Saison Dupont. The hops have a little citrus juice, but the gentle, peppery lemon spice dominates over the crisp bready malt. Very drinkable, but also a beer worth sipping. Find it if you can.

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of scootny
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A thick and frothy head that stays. Some nice clumps of lacing and a faintly cloudy straw gold color. Gentle carbonation rising in the glass. Smell is full of bready malt and spicy Saaz hoppiness. A bit of citrus and a light honeyed sweetness. Very clean and German. Love the flavor. It has all that you would want from a good Keller with a full malt body with bread and biscuit notes. Lemony hops give way to a firm and deliciously complex bitterness with touches of pepper and and hop oil. A spicy mintiness, and clean drying finish give an exceptionally quenching mouthfeel. I have to agree that this reminds me of a slight less hoppy Prima Pils a bit and that is a very, very good thing. Hops are Full but crisp in the mouth and on the tongue it is highly drinkable and an exceptional session ale in spite of the slightly elevated abv. Just go slow and savor the flavor. As it warms the malt develops into a broader drinking companion and the hops stretch out as well, showing off their good parenting. Yum Yum! Another winner from Garret and the Brooklyn crew.

Photo of cfrobrew
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

@ The Federal

Arrived in a tall pilsner glass, a clear, well-carbonated, golden-yellow colored body under a lasting white head that leaves some nice sheets of lace behind. Floral, grassy, spicy hop aromas over some light pils malt. Mild fruit and honey. Smooth, fresh noble hops and subtly sweet pils malt. Very refreshing...drinks more like 4.5% ABV. Crisp, medium-light body. I like this a lot more this time than the first time I had it. Not sure what is making this a Kellerbier, as it's clear, effervescent nature seems more in line with a good German pils. I could drink quite a bit of this if my wallet allowed such things...

Photo of hotmanflab666
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of crbnfbr
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of david18
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a couple of sixteen ounce drafts of this at my local beer bar in Manhattan.

Color was gold to light straw with a hazy character. Carbonation was good, about two fingers worth.

Aroma was mostly of light bread. Not much in the way of aroma, pretty standard.

Taste was refreshing but a little bit on the tangy side. Not like it was bad, just a little belgiany or something.

Not a bad beer overall. Not my favorite from this brewery however.

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From tap to shaker pint on 6/1/12 at World of Beer Coconut Creek
*From notes

A: Clean sunny yellow. A white half finger head and decent laccing and a white collar follows.

S: Biscuity toast rules the bouquet. A touch of grassy hops hits as it warms.

T: A good bit of earthy malt up front. The mid features plenty of bittering hops that really florals out on the finish. Well done for a pale beer.

F: Creamy and medium bodied. Lots of soft, approachable carbonation and the texture is solid.

O: Man...I could kill pints of these like a glass of ice cold water on a hot day. Such an easy going beer, yet there's plenty of flavor and complexity to keep one interested. Big recommendation from me.

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a hazy light to medium golden yellow in color. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass rather quickly. LIght to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of biscuit malts with earthy and grassy hops. There is also a very slight hint of light fruit (perhaps pear) and light amounts of sweetness.

T: The taste of the beer is similar to the smell, there is a solid body of biscuit malts with some light amounts of sweetness. There is an earthiness that is then take over by the grassy hops - there is a light amount of bitterness in the finish from the hops.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Very refreshing and easy to drink, a nice example of the style. Great during this heat spell on the East Coast. The flavor gets a little more complex as it warms.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of adam42381
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of nh2032
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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Gold Standard Export Kellerbier from Brooklyn Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.