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Riegele Kellerbier - Brauerei S. Riegele

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83
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 3
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:
Beer added by: stcules on 11-13-2007

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by Intrinsic:
Photo of Intrinsic
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
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 NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
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 smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
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!

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice little beer at a great price.

Photo of dar482
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
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 bark
3.53/5  rDev -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!

Photo of stcules
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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Riegele Kellerbier from Brauerei S. Riegele
83 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.