1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Leikeim Kellerbier Naturtrüb - Brauerei Leikeim

Not Rated.
Leikeim Kellerbier NaturtrübLeikeim Kellerbier Naturtrüb

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

25 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 8.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Leikeim visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSarge on 04-26-2008)
View: Beers (10) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by buschbeer:
Photo of buschbeer
buschbeer

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint .9fl oz bottle
Served in a weizen glass

A - This beer pours burnt orange in color with golden highlights. It is hazy with chunks of yeast suspended in it. A normal pour produced almost no head. The little bit that rings the rim appears to be off-white or beige.

S - I dive in nose first and get a snoot full of caramel and toffee. I also get a little bit of toast. There are no discernible hops.

T - The nose of this beer doesn't lie. Up front it is sweet with caramel and toffee. I even taste the toast. However, it does have a little bitterness on the finish to help cut some of the sweetness.

M - Moderate to medium

O - This is a decent beer. I am not overly familiar with the style, so I am not sure how it compares. It is a bit sweet for me, but not a bad way to start my Sunday.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 17:01:10 | More by buschbeer
More User Reviews:
Photo of MechMessiah
MechMessiah

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-20-2014 10:26:10 | More by MechMessiah
Photo of Bear1964
Bear1964

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-23-2014 23:37:38 | More by Bear1964
Photo of OregonGrown7
OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-17-2014 02:35:37 | More by OregonGrown7
Photo of clarknova
clarknova

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-23-2013 15:57:56 | More by clarknova
Photo of smithj4
smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-03-2013 02:25:54 | More by smithj4
Photo of metter98
metter98

New York

3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color with some amber hues and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of yeast as well as biscuit and bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and doesn't have much in the way of bitterness, but there are enough underlying hops to prevent any sweetness. Some hints of
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little lighter compared to other Kellerbiers but is still quite flavorful and a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 02:27:39 | More by metter98
Photo of herrburgess
herrburgess

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-11-2013 13:38:00 | More by herrburgess
Photo of Haybeerman
Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-01-2013 20:21:02 | More by Haybeerman
Photo of randomNBGD
randomNBGD

Serbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-27-2013 21:42:26 | More by randomNBGD
Photo of Jul72
Jul72

Washington

4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Local market just got this in and I figured I would try it. Pored it into a mug from the bottle. Resembled caramel in color. Very very smooth with a full body taste. A little bit of a sweet finish. Definitely worth going out of your way to find and try it.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 08:10:08 | More by Jul72
Photo of ZachRusk
ZachRusk

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-17-2013 11:29:23 | More by ZachRusk
Photo of plato
plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-05-2013 23:02:49 | More by plato
Photo of DrunkinYogi
DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-22-2013 03:30:23 | More by DrunkinYogi
Photo of rale
rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-01-2013 01:29:46 | More by rale
Photo of emerge077
emerge077

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Label description in German, then "BEST BEFORE 10 03 13" so a few months in code. Let's drop the brewery description in freetranslation shall we?

"The independent, Franconian variant of the cellar beer is brewed after old tradition. The untergärige (bottom-fermenting yeast), nature dim full beer is somewhat for pampered beer connoisseur. The nose takes easily sweetish honey note and fine fruit note aware. One loves it for its quite very drinkable taste and its mild, sharp type. This beer our fathers brewed already so."

Pampered beer connoisseur, lol.

Bright copper color, fully saturated with bright clarity. Tendrils of drippy lace in the glass, finely textured foam that remains in the glass for a good while.

Toasty aroma,malty with some mineral essence also. Feel is crisp and slightly sharp, though it smooths out quickly in the end. Pouring in the yeast adds a bit of fullness to the body. Toasty, nutty malt flavors, a hint of dried fruit leather in the aftertaste. Pretty drinkable, a nice traditional take on this historical style.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 21:31:40 | More by emerge077
Photo of Bellonc
Bellonc

Spain

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-01-2012 22:38:04 | More by Bellonc
Photo of falloutsnow
falloutsnow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Bolingbrook, IL
Date: Best before 10/03/13
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Leikeim's kellerbier is a solid version of the style, featuring strong toasted bread and yeast notes with noticeable, but not imposing, yeast presence. The style itself is rare to encounter, and that this is available in some areas and $3 for a 22oz bottle should be a cause for happiness. A good-tasting, high-value kellerbier that I hope is around for a long time to come.

Pours a 2cm head of off-white, small to medium-sized bubbles. The foam has above-average retention, eventually receding to a thick ring around the glass and a single large island of wispy foam. Lacing along the sides of the glass is substantial, literally cobwebs of the stuff. Body is a pale brown color and opaque when out of the light, light brings out a reddish-orange center with yellow highlights to the beer, still opaque from suspended yeast. Carbonation is visible, but sluggish.

Aroma has a solid mixture of yeast, toasted bread, and a bit of toffee. Generally pleasing: assertive, but not overly so, with modest complexity.

Tasting opens with some general malt sweetness/smooth toffee-ness, mineral elements, and yeasty toasted bread. Mid-palate of modest bitterness, toasted bread, and slight toffee, which leads to a close of largely the same, with a heavier toffee presence. Aftertaste of yeasty, toffee-bread malts with a mid-level European hop bitterness hovering around every aspect.

The beer is medium-bodied, with medium-low carbonation, that results in a super-smooth and semi-bubbly mouthfeel, which is just a pleasure to drink. Finishes semi-dry, with modest stickiness across the palate.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 03:59:26 | More by falloutsnow
Photo of Halcyondays
Halcyondays

California

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a hazy orange with a medium white head, leaves solid lace.

S: Notes of orange marmalade and bread, nice minerality.

T: Big mineral flavours, some earthy hops on the back end. Really no sweetness.

M: Very dry, crisp, a refreshing beer.

O: I enjoyed it, though it doesn't have the overall complexity I've found in others of its style. Worth a pickup though if you like kellers.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 22:00:56 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of tempest
tempest

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a swing top from EuroMarket for $3.50. The hopping is pretty mild, but there's a gentle spice in the finish and balancing bitterness. It's a maltier lager up front, with toasty biscuit, a hint of caramel, and clean grain. The hops build slowly in the finish with a citrus edge, but otherwise this is just a pleasant, balanced (and hazy) lager.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 23:19:10 | More by tempest
Photo of djura
djura

Serbia

3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got it on tap on Belgrade beer fest.

A- Nice biscuit color,one finger high foam,white,medium carbonation. Cloudy,very good appearance.

S-Spicy,coriander aroma,hoppy characters in the nose,average for the style.

T/M- Again coriander,but it is smooth for drinking,unique Bavarian hefe style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 20:22:34 | More by djura
Photo of atis
atis

Finland

4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow with dense white head that forms patchy lacing. Aroma is bready and toasty malt, yeast and hints of citrus.

Taste is rich malt with spicy citrus hops and faint feeling of wood and smoke, bittery citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation that make the hoppy bite more pronounced.

Despite high carbonation, rather uncommon in Kellerbiers I have encountered before, it enhances the taste in an interesting and pleasant fashion. I certainly liked it and would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 19:02:44 | More by atis
Photo of RuudJH
RuudJH

Netherlands

4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Leikeim Bier, picked up during a short trip to Germany.
0.5 l bottle.

Looks orange/light brown, with a fluffy nice head, good carbonation.
First smell is nice malty, bready. After that, some citrus aroma.
Equal is the taste: mainly malts, good ones... and citric hops that develope into a nice mild bitter aftertaste.
Very smooth brew. Bittersweetness, refreshing light body, but with the yeasty bits from the bottle, it's defenately flavourfull untill the end.

Nice experience.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 12:21:35 | More by RuudJH
Photo of mactrail
mactrail

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very pleasing creamy amber beer.

Beautiful orange amber color with a slight cloudiness that gives the beer a frosty jewell-tone look in the glass. Quite creamy in the mouth, a pleasing effervescence. A bit woody or astringent on the tongue. Malty flavors dominate with hops coming forward later. Just a little tart and citrusy but well balanced by the malt.

I've been trying examples of Kellerbiers when I find them here in Germany. An interesting style that produces a lot of flavor for modest alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 13:38:03 | More by mactrail
Photo of TheSarge
TheSarge

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This kellerbier is richly carbonated and produces a brilliant bright white head. This beer maintains great crown retention. The body is orangish gold, and is hazy from the left over yeast.

The aromas are close to typical pilsner: fresh hay and kind of lemony.

This brew has a unique flavor to it. There is a very toasty/maltiness to it, with a vegetable like finish to it.

Leikeim Kellerbier has a strong bite with all the carbonation, and is very refreshing. This is a great kellerbier, and is now one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 13:59:34 | More by TheSarge
Leikeim Kellerbier Naturtrüb from Brauerei Leikeim
84 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.