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Riegele Kellerbier - Brauerei S. Riegele

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 32
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 24.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Brauerei S. Riegele visit their website

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: stcules on 11-13-2007

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 32
Reviews by Intrinsic:
Photo of Intrinsic
3.43/5  rDev -6%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of braugon
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont into a slightly curved wheat ale glass. Unpasteurized and unfiltered.

Bright and crystal clear yellow, with just a tinge of green to it. Bone white creamy and three finger head presented with meringue like retention. Decent staying power as the head cascades slowly to a one finger puck, and laces in lines all through the glass with a soapy sheen.

Aroma seems almost Kolsch like with bigger malt density. Slightly floral with some earthy and spicy hops. Faint clove sticks out a bit with a solid dense malt and chewy pils like sensing backbone.

Palate brings some real interesting surprises. Mid palate has a lemon and wine Riesling like quality, with a mild malt density. Chewy and controlled finish with a real balanced sweetness. Classic dough and bakery malt, and keller density but with a much lighter body. Palate is real creamy with some dense pils chewy character to match with it.

This is like a Helles Keller or something, with and almost Kolsch character and full on classic Keller malt punch. Real wonderful brew, delicious stuff!

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A new beer style for me - the malts are a little breadier in this cloudy ale than in other lagers I've had; fruitier, too; muted hops and an overall softness to it. Not too bad, but I see my self preferring a crisp clear pale lager or some form of ale.

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Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice little beer at a great price.

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Photo of erogers
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of epyon396
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdwardK77
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Squires
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bark
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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!

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Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of bckayaalp
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of camartin27
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of keithmurray
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - murky golden color with white head

Smell - bread, grain, wheat

Taste - bread, grain, wheat, inoffensive

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, beer tastes like liquified bread less the sweetness, crisp and clean

Overall - inoffensive, yet nondescript offering

Price Point - $3.99/16.9 oz bottle

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Photo of Latarnik
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GianlucaB
2.52/5  rDev -31%

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Riegele Kellerbier from Brauerei S. Riegele
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