Riegele Kellerbier - Brauerei S. Riegele

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82
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei S. Riegele visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: stcules on 11-13-2007)
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Reviews by Intrinsic:
Photo of Intrinsic
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The head on this beer is amazing. Retention and lacing are very good. It's got a bit of chill haze, which seems to accentuate the dark orange colour. The smell is characteristic of a Kellerbier, but even so it's never been one of my favourite things about this type of beer. It smells quite musty, with a little grass and sour cherry. The taste is actually quite neutral - refreshing, light, grainy, but not too much emphasis on either the malts or the hops. Mouthfeel is very dry, with a medium body. It's hard to score a Kellerbier high, but this one's one of the better examples in Bavaria.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Riegele Kellerbier
$6.50 for a pint at The Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA

Unlike the other reviewers here, I actually love the kellerbier style. I find that it softens the beer a bit, and think of it almost as German cask bier. However, I can say that if the beer is not fresh there will most likely be problems. I did not find that here. I felt it was fresh within reason, and found no flaws at all.

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange amber. Frothy white head. Fine-bubbled, steady carbonation. Good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Most likely lacking due to age, but still OK. Herbal/grassy hops. Golden malt base.

Taste: Well-balanced. Wide malt character resembles Pilsner malts but also some Munich malt - which makes sense as Augsburg is not far to the north west of Munich. Herbal,floral, and grassy hop flavors are threaded through. Median bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Delicately bristling median carbonation. Medium-light in body.

Overall: Pleasant and refreshing with enough character to keep it interesting. Quite drinkable.

Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dar482
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a hazy golden color.

The beer has a wonderful light crisp malt body, possibly with wheat. A beautiful touch of sweetness with notes of fruity honey. An extremely drinkable brew with a wonderful balance of sweetness and crisp German brewing.

Photo of John_Squires
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bark
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

According to the bartender/importer, this beer is over fermented.

The colour is orange-yellow; the liquid is very hazy. The two finger head leaves some lacing.

The smell is very fruity and a bit unclean (in a good way). Some bitterness and quite a lot of malts.

The taste is fruity: Green apples, celery, peanuts, and plums. Among the flavours, I noticed vinegar, salt, boracic acid, BBQ spice mix, dry malt… The aftertaste is quite dry with some sour vinegar, honey, sweet almonds and a rather mild bitterness.

The carbonation is fresh and medium strong; the bubbles are large. The liquid is a little on the thin side.

I really like this style. But I would like to have even more of those complex unclean flavours!

Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of bckayaalp
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of camartin27
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GianlucaB
2.52/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Lehighace06
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of stcules
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The color is a dark orange, quite hazy. Decent head, no more. Keller.
The smell is light, a little anonimous. A light maltiness, a bit of bread crust. Not exceptional, but not too bad. Maybe just a little light.
The taste is not bad, quite malty, light notes of mou and vanilla, but still rather light. Orange note, almost orange marmelade.
Vanilla in the aftertaste, yeast, a bit of light fruitiness. Malt.
Overall, not bad.

Photo of jdhamilton
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mjtierney2
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Riegele Kellerbier from Brauerei S. Riegele
82 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.