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Gold Standard Export Kellerbier - Brooklyn Brewery

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Gold Standard Export Kellerbier
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BA SCORE
87
very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 6
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-21-2012)
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-03-2012 19:23:14 | More by hoppymcgee
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at St. Augustines in Vancouver.

A: Slight white head over straw colored liquid with excellent clarity

S: Very muted, only the faint smell of yeast.

T: Floral, earthy, grassy and leafy hop flavors with biscuity and breast malt.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation

O: I honestly have no ideas if this is the gold standard because the German beers that make it to Canada are almost always well past their best before date

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2012 00:27:24 | More by DaftCaskBC
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nickfran

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-30-2012 18:58:43 | More by nickfran
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-28-2012 17:30:25 | More by GeoffreyM
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-27-2012 03:06:45 | More by WDJersey
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palma

New York

4.83/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Mmmm...Bready.

On tap at the brewery.

Hazy straw color body. Nice fluffy head.

Nose is mildly floral, noble hops, grass, toasted grain.

Taste is wonderful. Very good malt flavor throughout. Cereal, whole grain bread, clean, crisp and a spicy hop finish. Just excellent. I have always loved the zesty hops of a good pilsner but always wished the malt backbone was stronger. This beer finally does that.

Mild and light enough mouthfeel to be easy drinking yet flavor is all there. Fuller than your typical pilsner. Excellent beer. This is one of my favorites from Brooklyn.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 06:41:55 | More by palma
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mdfb79

New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 18:41:16 | More by mdfb79
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-25-2012 00:27:09 | More by wizo
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opening drink at a dinner at Black Market in Indianapolis with Garrett Oliver himself.

A really nice example of the kellerbier style, in my opinion. Fresh, clean, crisp pilsner malt. Floor malted, I believe he said. Both smell and taste were just balanced light maltiness and a noble hop finish. The taste especially had a pretty strong hop finish. Light mouthfeel. Overall a fantastic lager.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2012 13:39:38 | More by AaronHomoya
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lovindahops

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- gold standard pours a hazy yellow body with a thin head of revising foam. Very thin lacing does cling to the edges of the glass. Very pilsner-Esque in the appearance department

S- very floral and bready almost simultaneously with a slight pepper scent. While trying to compare this to a surly hell, gold standard comes off a tad more spiced. Good scent

T- flavor of grassy notes coate the tongue with the same bready and bitter taste I like. Prickly flavors that are very tasty as they transition into a slight fruity taste

M- very carbonated and flavorful

O- a very drinkable brew that I'm impressed with from the light, crisp, and flavorful standpoint. Refreshing summertime brew from Brooklyn

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2012 21:40:08 | More by lovindahops
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-20-2012 16:41:00 | More by nmann08
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-20-2012 01:09:14 | More by Lovely85
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-17-2012 23:54:53 | More by CaptDavyJones
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boogercrack

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-17-2012 20:40:41 | More by boogercrack
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champ103

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2012 00:50:12 | More by champ103
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-11-2012 21:30:35 | More by rolltide8425
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2012 03:15:57 | More by Mora2000
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2012 01:17:05 | More by thecheapies
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nh2032

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-07-2012 20:17:02 | More by nh2032
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elgiacomo

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler from Beverage World. Served at around 40F.

Pours clear gold with a good white head that leaves nice webs of lacing and holds a light cap. Was hoping for more haze in an unfiltered lager.

Aroma is lemon citrus, floral hops, noble hops, light biscuit/cracker malt, a little grainy and herbal. Very good strength. Nice aroma for the style, good hop presence.

Flavor is more lemon citrus, crisp noble hops, grassy, herbal, some grain, light bready/cracker malt, moderate sweetness in the middle, good bitterness for the style on the finish. Minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, a bit oily, good carbonation.

Super-tasty lager. 100 degrees today and this is hitting the spot! Great aroma, tons of flavor and a hint more of a kick than standard in this style. Will definitely be getting another fill of this one while it’s around.

Serving type: growler

07-07-2012 02:41:51 | More by elgiacomo
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 16:47:50 | More by dbrauneis
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whartontallboy

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-02-2012 17:36:39 | More by whartontallboy
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birchstick

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-01-2012 22:28:32 | More by birchstick
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wedge

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 20:06:32 | More by wedge
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david18

New York

3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2012 19:26:26 | More by david18
Gold Standard Export Kellerbier from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.