Gold Standard Export Kellerbier - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.55/5 rDev -8%
Full flavored and richly textured, the absolute taste of lightly kilned grain, sulfury fruit, and yeast delivers the taste of lagers in their most unadulterated form. Much like cask ales, this is the way that lagers are meant to be enjoyed.
Cloudy gold in color, the beer has a slight murky appearance due to it's unfiltered quality. The dense elixir builds a fluffy white head that retains and laces beautifully. Aside from the color of the beer, a pale ale demeanor is portrayed.
Rich bready malt smells distinctly of light bread, equipped with enriched yeast character, dough, and grain. The slight ester of apple with a whiff of sulfur seems quite crisp and inviting despite it's fuller aromatic profile.
Consistently delivered from the nose, the taste also starts with a hearty bread flavor of soft barley, yeast, and dough. Rich pilsner sweetness is balance by both mineral crispness, sulfur apple snap, and herbal hop lemongrass taste which develops into spicy earthy bitterness to close the simplistic yet rich taste.
Fuller than the average pilsner, the bready taste manifests in texture with a bready-rich mouthfeel that washes away with the zesty carbonation and allows the minerals, sulfur, hop dryness, and alcohol warmth to close the session from several angles, all light but all combine for a highly satisfying finish and aftertaste.
Where filtration helps to create a highly crisp, clean, and refreshing taste, a well made kellerbier can do all those things as well and without sacrificing the soul of the beer. Thanks Brooklyn Brewery, the world needs more kellerbiers.
06-10-2012 18:49:58 | More by BEERchitect
4.33/5 rDev +12.2%
1.5 finger head on a bright golden hazy body. Aroma is a nice combination of mustiness and sweetness with earthy hops, lemon custard sweetness and pale malts. Nice gingerbread note i
On the nose. Flavor is bready, very clean with a slight lemon tartness to the finish. Earthy hops round this one out. Light to medium body and light to moderate carbonation. Highly drinkable with a nice full feel to the body despite it being sort of light overall.
06-03-2012 03:09:11 | More by kylehay2004
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
05-28-2012 15:14:42 | More by oberon
4.23/5 rDev +9.6%
A - poured with one finger of white foam on a hazy, gold body. The head settles quickly and leaves decent lace.
S - a clean aroma of bready malt, spicy hops, and a hint of honey.
T - grainy malt and honey up front. Some spicy hops and bread in the middle. Finishes with herbal hops, light bitterness and clean malt.
M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.
D - nicely made, not complex, but extremely drinkable.
06-03-2012 02:59:17 | More by nickfl
4/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
07-10-2012 03:15:57 | More by Mora2000
3.85/5 rDev -0.3%
From 07/13/12 notes. Had on tap at The Gate in Brooklyn, NY. Served in a 16 oz. pint glass.
a - Pours a hazy golden yellow color with one finger of fluffy bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks great.
s - Smells of bread, wheat, grains, and some earthy notes. Nice but not a ton going on in the nose.
t - Tastes of bready malts, wheat, floral hops, frains, spice, pepper, earthy notes, light lemongrass, and citrus. A step up from the nose; more going on and very pleasant.
m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Super smooth and easy to drink; could definitely have a few of them. Great body.
o - Overall a pretty good kellerbier. The nose is a tiny bit bland but the taste is very nice, and it is very easy to drink. Another nice beer from Brooklyn, and a good summer beer I'd have again.
07-25-2012 18:41:16 | More by mdfb79
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
05-26-2012 20:54:12 | More by tempest
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
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
09-02-2012 18:52:45 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
07-04-2012 16:47:50 | More by dbrauneis
4.48/5 rDev +16.1%
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.
06-17-2012 11:57:31 | More by tdm168
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +3.6%
From tap to shaker pint on 6/1/12 at World of Beer Coconut Creek
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.
06-12-2012 03:32:42 | More by Rhettroactive
3.45/5 rDev -10.6%
On tap at Plonk in Houston, TX.
A: Pours a pretty much clear golden/yellow color. A bubbly two finger head gently rises, then recedes in a second. Light Lace.
S: Lagerish yeast, peppery spice. Grassy dry hops that leaves a lingering bitterness.
T: Follows the nose with earthy yeast and peppery spice up front. Light grassy hops that finishes dry and bittering.
M/D: A light to medium body. High carbonation, but a bit to much on the thin side for me. Easy enough to drink, but not something I care to come back to again and again.
Just kind of a standard lager for me. Nothing bad, but nothing that stands out either.
07-13-2012 00:50:12 | More by champ103
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
Dark gold in color with an off-white crest of soapy foam. Cascading bubbles. 4.0
Dry pilsner-like aroma with some grassy German hops and a pale malt extending. 3.5
Very pilsner-like in the malts, but with a tangy lemony and soapy element to it. A little lime and honeydew rind in the flavor. Mild bitterness with a clean finish. 4.0
Well-carbonated with an easy body. Rockin' drinkability. 4.5
07-10-2012 01:17:05 | More by thecheapies
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
Picked up a 16oz fill of this a few hours ago, enjoyed from my Brooklyn snifter.
a - Brew had a honey straw yellow look with a thin fizzy head that was gone quick. Fairly transparent and not all that attractive. Not as murky as the style description would lead you to believe.
s - Pretty pilsner but a soft edge of pear. Earthy and malty and rather grain heavy.
t - similar to a pilsner but more earthy. Finish is rather grassy. Malt heavy but not a one trick pony. Lots of grain. A sweet balance comes out as it warms and it gets tastier as it goes.
m - an easy drinker and a beer that I could drink all day in the summer sun. Leaves a bit of a prickly tingle.
o - not my favorite style, perhaps a good cross over beer for a BMC drinker? At first didn't really get it, but as I drank it and it opened up I found the favors becoming more balanced and less grainy and harsh.
06-17-2012 00:46:52 | More by cosmicevan
Gold Standard Export Kellerbier from Brooklyn Brewery
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