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Riegele Kellerbier - Brauerei S. Riegele

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BA SCORE
83
good

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei S. Riegele visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 11-13-2007)
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Reviews by Intrinsic:
Photo of Intrinsic
3.44/5  rDev -5%

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.

Intrinsic, May 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4/5  rDev +10.5%

BuckeyeSlim, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Sammy, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

NeroFiddled, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +10.5%

pknyc, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jmtpi, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of dar482
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

dar482, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of John_Squires
3/5  rDev -17.1%

John_Squires, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

micromaniac129, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of bark
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%

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!

bark, Nov 13, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Gregwa, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

bckayaalp, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

camartin27, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Lehighace06
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Lehighace06, May 07, 2014
Photo of stcules
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

stcules, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of jdhamilton
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

jdhamilton, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Oidmoe, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

mjtierney2, May 06, 2014
Riegele Kellerbier from Brauerei S. Riegele
83 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.