Kubelbier - Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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4/5 rDev +5%
On tap at Max's during their German beer festival.
The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get a nice intermix of sweet malt and hoppy bitterness. The malt aroma dominates of course, but I'm definitely getting a bit more hoppy bitterness then what I normally encounter in a good German lager. On the palate there is a considerable amount of yummy malty sweetness, in this case giving the beer something of a baked apple and cherry flavor, which is then countered nicely by some noticeable bitterness on the finish. The beer has a light to medium bodied mouthfeel, and as seems to be almost always the case with good German lagers, drinkability is just exceptional.
This is lovely stuff.
09-20-2009 16:51:37 | More by John_M
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
I served this in a mug. The beer was an orange color with a small white head. It had a sweet honey aroma. Taste was honey, fruity, with a tiny bit of hops. Crisp in the mouth. A refreshing beer, one that I would like to drink again. Nice beer for the summer. Try it.
09-02-2009 20:34:39 | More by lordofthewiens
3.28/5 rDev -13.9%
Partly cloudy golden with a one finger head that quickly went down to a collar. I did not get much of an aroma. Nor flavor either for that matter. Kind of a sweetish lager. Feel was medium/light bodied with little carbonation. Drinkability was good. A beer that 10 years ago I would have downed six without blinking an eye and been very satisfied. My how the tastes have changed. While still a good beer, there are too many better. Kubelbier just doesn't stand out.
08-17-2009 21:18:33 | More by kegger22
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
A good keller beer-zwickel beer is hard to find but I think this Austrian one is pretty solid.Poured a slight hazed light golden with a nice two finger crown atop that never completely settled.Aromas are of honey,toasted grain,and a metallic/iron note, a rather hefty mouthfeel but not overly so,just full and lush.Flavors are alot like the nose,lightly sweet honey with a bit of dough,toasty and crisp in the finish.A solid lager beer with some heft.
08-15-2009 23:40:09 | More by oberon
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
Seemingly familliar looking bottle. I may have overlooked this one in a market some where. Detroit? Maybe Toledo?
Looks like a snow globe when I look though the bottle. Pours little foam. Dull orange color.
Smells like a special pilsner, something different. Hint of mint, spice. Probably Saaz and something else.
Metallic. Malty. Dry, crisp & refreshing. Some fresh cut grass quality, a nice light bitterness.
Good light body lager. I like the style. and could have a good time drinking more of this.
07-15-2009 02:49:31 | More by Dotcubed
4/5 rDev +5%
Sampled @ The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. Menu said it was 20 oz. for $6.50, but I got a little round Optimator-style mug that was more like 12 oz. Needless to say, the beer was gone in minutes.
Hazy gold pour, true to style for a Zwickel or Kellerbier (listed as an Austrian Zwickel on the menu). Creamy froth and rings of sticky lace. Nose had a dry bready, papery sweetness. A building hop bitterness was a welcome surprise, as the malt flavor was light, and the body was similarly light and easy drinking. The hop character was a little bit grassy and earthy, not a dominant flavor, just lent a good amount of bitterness. It was a refreshing beer, and I would have had another despite the small pour.
06-15-2009 13:30:01 | More by emerge077
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
A hazy lager, which is okay in zwickel/kellerbier. Light orange hue. Not that pretty; not much head retention at all (dirty glass?), but a good earthy minty, hoppy smell. Somewhat minty and peppery hops mix well with earthiness which I'm guessing is contributed by the yeast. A very quaffable, spicy lager with some earthy notes and a bit of a yeast bite. This had more hop character than I expected.
06-15-2009 02:35:55 | More by marcobrau
4.3/5 rDev +12.9%
From a half liter bottle first tasted at a B.United tasting at My Place in Newtown,CT.
This is new to the U.S. Currently sampling a bottle purchased a few days ago...pretty sure this beer has just arrived.
Hazy , deep gold with a dense white head that laces a bit in the pilsner glass. The smell is a strong Saaz-type smell, very fresh..grassy and earthy.
The taste is pretty sweet and very malty, with a near perfect medium body and a quick surprizing little smack from the hops. The hops linger along with the slightly cloying malt. There is just a hint of steely grain that disappears when it warms. As it does rise in temp, there are a few more layers of flavor...sweet white wine, grainy dough, hints of honey and lemon. The hops never give it up...don't think I have had a pilsner like this..it's malts and body make it taste almost like a maibock, but the more assertive hops keep it closer to a pils..or even a Munich lager..?
Whatever...it's very good, and at 5.6%....I think I have found my summer session beer !
06-09-2009 22:37:20 | More by Hautacam
Kubelbier from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
85 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.