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Kubelbier - Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Hautacam on 06-09-2009

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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 46
Photo of jtvanden
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a thin white head with an hazy amber appearance.

S: At first I detected pronounced coppery metallic notes, but as the temperature rose, light wisps of honey and lemon took over.

T: Sweet and malty with a hoppy finish. The beer warms like a crispy apple tart in the fall.

M: The beer is quite light, especially on the finish. It would be refreshing in the shorter days of late summer or early fall.

O: Enjoyable beer overall that I would return to at a more appropriate time of year.

Photo of logicalparadox
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Svingjo
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice hazy straw colour with a thin head. The nose presents a sweet honey, with cereal and lemon. Teh taste is similar to the nose with the same attributes coming forward. the mouthfeel is that of hard mineral water. I think it's fairly well balanced. A pretty tasty beverage

Photo of Crimkj
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of R_Kole
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jharris0624
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of WoogityBoogity
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazey, light-amber straw color. White head quickly dissipates.

S - Malt character is present but steeped grain character overpowers it. Hop aroma is present. No esters.

T - Medium malt sweetness followed by strong bitter finish of hops. The skewed balance towards hop bitterness is likely accredited to the exposure of the beer to outside air as it is being lagered. Mild minerally taste of the yeast/water.

M - Medium-light body with average carbonation. Alcohol presence is slightly noticeable.

O - An rather odd style, but very enjoyable.

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DaveBlack
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: slightly hazy, golden colored beer. Maybe a 1/2 finger's worth of head with long retention.

S: Honey, a slight spicy yeast aroma, some lemon zest. A light, but really good, smelling brew.

T: Sweet cereal grains up front, a bit of yeast, and a rich mineral taste. This is followed by what I can only really describe as a bitter yeast flavor. Almost like lemon pith. while that may sound unpleasant, it actually isn't, and goes nicely in the beer to offset the initial sweetness. The end is both spicy, bitter and sweet.

M: The feel of this beer is moderate body and carbonation, and slightly creamy and chewy

O: This is definitely a solid beer. The pithy/mineral/metallic nature of this beer makes it tough to think about drinking more than one, but for one bottle I find it to be really pleasant and different.

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Cookeeman
2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is Beer 14 from the Rieder advent calendar. Pale yellow, hazy, no head and very little lacing. The aroma is very grassy, and I swear I smell cotton candy. The flavour is really quite sweet, with a cloying wheat finish. Whatever, it's an average wheat-based lager, not bad not great. Too sweet to session.

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, day 14 in the 2012 Craft Beer Advent calendar. 5.3% ABV in this incarnation. Kubelbier? Vollbier? These are new things for my Google Translate-fu indeed.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of creamy, foamy white head, which settles at an even pace, leaving a low wall of pockmarked lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy, sweet cereal malt, lightly honey-toasted (I know, it's in my vernacular), with a mild leafy fruitiness, a pinch of earthy yeast, and some soft lemon pie notes. The taste is bready, in the cereal sense, slightly yeasty, with a lessened honey sweetness, some mild hard water minerality, a touch of fruity lemon, and tame musty noble hops.

The carbonation is quite subtle, no semblance of bite at all, the body a decent medium weight, and quite smooth overall. It finishes off-dry, the cereal malt still well in play, the yeast holding tight, and the hops just doing their under the radar best.

A pretty tasty German-style lager. I'm liking these less commonly available styles from that country (and its immediate neighbours, obviously) more and more as of late. Could see sessioning this one in a bierhall-type establishment some day.

Photo of Bryn
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of wordemupg
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 26/9/12

A hazed golden orange with lots of bubbles pushing around the tiny bits of sediment, looks busy. A thin thumbs width of foam falls quickly leaving just a few patches of lace

S honey and cream hit my nose first followed by some fruity cereals, smells like something I'd want to pour on my cereal actually but I'll stick to milk

T some lemon and more dry cereals, fruity and pretty tasty, slightly musty and a nice version of the style

M very fine grit left behind after a nice medium body and creamy from the bubbles, bready finish with a little lemon butter, pretty solid in these parts

O this one didn't last long I'll tell ya that much, solid in all areas and I have little to complain about

I could smash a few of these with no problems at all, well rounded beer that I'd drink often if available in something other then my 100$ Advent Calendar

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Domingo
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Glad to see Hofstetten in Colorado as they're doing some pretty cool things over in Austria.
This is apparently "bucket beer" named after an old tradition of serving kellerbiers from a bucket.
Pours a light burnt orange color. It's clearly unfiltered, but like most kellerbiers, it's not as hazy as say, a weissbier or massive DIPA. Foam is subdued more than I expected, but it's far from flat. The texture is pretty similar to what it would be on tap, but I don't know if that's intentional or just a byproduct of the trip over.
Staying with the tradition of most other kellerbiers, there's nothing complicated going on. Straight ahead super-bready malts with just a kiss of caramel and slight toastiness. A bit of clover honey from the yeast and a hint of bitterness from the hops. Unlike some of the Franconian versions, the hops are more bittering (similar to the ones in further south), which was likely originally for preservation. A little oxidation, too...but that's more or less just a sign of age for a beer like this that's designed to go from cellar to mug.
Easy drinking and tasty stuff. It's not going to blow your mind or change your world view, but it's almost too easy to toss this back.
While the bottled versions always show a few signs of age (that can't be helped), I will still pick this up again if I see it.

Photo of Drewrd1988
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of smf90
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half finger head with little retention and decent lacing on a clear golden body. Light malt aroma. Not getting much on the nose. Flavor is sour citrus with wheat and malt. This is my first of the genre. I like this one but can't really judge it on its quality amongst others in the genre. Light body and moderate to high carbonation.

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Kubelbier from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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