Allgäuer Büble Bier - Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-15-2002

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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 47
Reviews by Slynger:
Photo of Slynger
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BuBLE pours a clear orangey gold with a cap of light and fluffy-creamy off-white.

Aroma is lightly sweet and solidly biscuity, with a noble, grassy overtone.

Much of the same shows up in the flavor. Solidly biscuity/munichy, subtly sweet with a gentle lemon overtone. Lightly spicy-grassy noble hops finish er off.

Medium bodied and softly smooth and lightly fluffy and creamy.

It's a solid offering for the style for sure. I won't shy away from it in the future. Looking forward to trying some more from Allgauer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.15/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - This is a deep orange in color with a modest head.

Smell - The grain here is rich but a little rough around the edges and the hops mostly mild and leafy. This is a very bland nose.

Taste - The grain is uncomfortably sharp and the hops non-existent.

Mouthfeel - This is bigger than light-bodied but not medium. The carbonation is lacking.

Sinkability - This one missed the mark for me. A good German Pils is supposed to be light, refreshing, and thirst-quenching and this was none of those.

Photo of Byeast
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: darker gold/goldenrod , with a fast rising carbonation supplying a, inch of white foam.

Smell: grassy noble hop , a medium , soft , and clean malt profile.

Taste: Nice and fresh , soft ,slight husk and grainy malt charater mingles with the grassy and slightly herbal noble hop taste.

Mouthfeel: soft , with the carbonation prickling at times but not quite active enough for the style.

Drinkability: Worth a try imo. An easy drinking brew , just a tad bit subdued.

Photo of anders36
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought this bottle in Kempten, so it's not the first Allgäuer Brauhaus beer i try. It has a nice amber colour. The head disappear quickly though, leaving just a very thin ring. It has a balanced smell between malt and hops and a little metallic smell. The taste is a bit malty with a nice hoppy aftertaste. There is a hint of alcohol in the aftertaste though. This is not a bad beer, but not the best one from this brewery.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A crystal-clear golden body reveals some very fine bubbles rising steadily towards its frothy white head. The retention is excellent and it maintains a short lid throughout the glass; continually leaving some attractive rings of lace. The nose expresses sweetish, grainy malt and grassy/slightly herbal hops. The body is medium and its very fine, moderate carbonation is just lightly crisp on the tongue before warming into a light creaminess. All of the rich, demi-dry graininess implied by the nose is present; and it's exceptionally well-balanced by a grassy and spicy hop flavor that's backed by a solid but kid-gloved bitterness. It finishes dry with some residual soft malt and echoes of the grassy/spicy hops previously encountered. Exceptionally well-alanced and drinkable with alot of flavor without becoming overwhelming. At 5.5% it's still a very nice session pilsner!

Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from from a 500 ml swing-top brought back from Germany. Appears a clear straw gold with a bit of haze. Nutty and bready with an odd fruit and grain note that reminds me of muesli and dominates the aroma. Finished with a dry biscuit malt note and spicy hops. Overall, this is a well-balanced German pils and something a little different, but still within the style. Yum.

Photo of hotstuff
2.62/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Dayton, OH AleFest:This beer definitely lacks flavor and character.On to my rating...a small sized white head that was mostly diminishing.The body was clear and uncarbonated with a yellow hue.The nose was that of a typical lager and it was also lightly hoppy.The flavor was lightly hopped and it had a smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel to it.

Photo of AaronRed
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found this beer at a local beer store, one that I don't often frequent. I saw this beer sitting there with two others from the same brewery and so I decided to try one- given that I have never seen or heard about this brewery. This beer was very clear and clean looking, about as crystal clear as anything I have ever seen. Not much for the olafactory system, kind of musty, maybe some grain. Flavor was OK, crisp bitterness, which in my opinion was too much for this style. I like bitterness in my German pilsners, but this was too much- maybe a little metalic, which interfered with the overall taste. Went down smooth, sort of clinged to the back of my throat. Hops were noticable, but something was slightly off.

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a German deli in Calimesa, CA and found a very nice selection of German beers, including this one I had not heard of before. But I like Allgauer, I like the label (a German youth dressed in traditional mountain garb all the way to the hat with a feather, holding a ceramic stein almost as big as he is, with a very happy twinkle in his eyes), and I like the big fat glass (I just learned that it's a Seidel) so much I bought one of those too!

Pours a darker golden than I would ever expect, with a medium head that came around after a vigorous pour in the second half- the bubbles are quite large. Once it dies down, a thin white film of the remaining small bubbles is a nice cap on the beer.

Aroma is typcial of a light malty German beer, and it seems very proper for the style. Slightly sweet, bready, found a slight hop note after I searched a while. Flavor follows through- gentle, mellow, but nice malt profile, with a slightly stronger hops bite on the tongue (but still not strong).

As with this style, always good, easy drinking.

I like this beer, but if I'm looking for some similar German beer, I probably would go to the Helles style before this. It is OK for what it is.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half-litre flip-top bottle taken on 16 Apr 2011 in the excellent 'Aufsturz', Berlin.

This is a good example of a Southern German Pilsner, smoother than those from the north, but full bodied and showing all the favourable attributes of the style: clear, golden colour, snowy white head and a hop content which is notiveable but not obtrusive in any way.

A little stronger than most Pilsners alcohol wise, but it hides it's strenght well. Easy to drink and even with a slighty bitter hop aftertaste it is one of the best Pilsners I've ever had.

Photo of Globetrotter
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found in a Moscow supermarket, the bottle is standard German brown half liter, with a multi-colored label featuring a little boy ("Büble") in Lederhosen and holding a beer mug almost as big as he is. Purity law applies. Best before 7/25/06, I opened it on 2/24/06.

Pours a clear, slightly dark gold under a thin off-white head that barely muster 1/2 finger before fading to collar. A couple of lace spots and strings cling to the glass. There's a bit of bready grain in the nose, but it is very subdued. The mouth is light and very prickly. The taste is also subdued, with the malt too far in the shadows lending only a hint of sweet and ruffage. A bit of hops makes an appearance for a while, adding just a bit of dryness to the proceedings. The aftertaste is clean and slightly dry, with a bit of spice thrown in. I was hoping for great on this one, but will have to settle for OK.

Photo of Zorro
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange beer.

Smell is lots of grain with some fruity and citrus scents to it. Has a sweet caramel smell too.

Taste is on the dry side. Strong hops flavor is pleasant solid bitterness with floral flavors too. A solid strong flavored lager. A beer that dares be different and bold flavored.

Mouthfeel is good.

A tasty brew, the heavy hop content makes this standout from the rest of the crowd. Will buy again.

Photo of marc77
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Crystal clear auric hue. Stiff, thick white head leaves steadfast, dense lace. Soft doughy malt and dilute, spicy wheatgrass juice like wafts in aroma. Trace vegetal notes surface as it warms. Clean, and underwhelming aromawise. Underbaked cracker initially in flavor is ensued by a temperate combination of balmy hop bitterness and grassy, herbaceous sweetness. Trace toasted grain hints. Spicy, peppery hops along with an unfortunate metallic, iron like note arise as the beer breathes, but thankfully the latter remains subdued. Lanky and brisk in mouthfeel, thus conducive to easy quaffing. Finishes dry, with simple maltose sweetness fading quickly and bread crust notes lingering. A clean, thirst quenching brew, bue somewhat yawn inducing in overall character. Innocuously enjoyable.

Photo of jwc215
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Gingerman, NYC:

Pours hazed golden with a thin white head that holds up for most of the drink.

The smell is grainy with soft floral/citric notes of Continental-type hops (Hallertau?). Very mild.

The taste is grainy/bready with bittering floral/citric notes. Crisp, dry finish.

An easy-drinking, thirst quenching brew with a nice bitterish touch.

Photo of jbro434
4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought during a German road trip. Bottled. Pours dark gold with a one inch head that fades quickly. Initial taste is good bitter hop flavor, not sweet. Leaves a bit of small lacing. The clean mouthfeel is typical of most German beers from the region. Slight grain, hoppy and a bit more stout than I expected. Finish is more of the same... good bitter hops kick and malt that sticks to your taste buds. I need to seek out the source next trip to Germany and see how it is on tap. A very good beer.

Photo of potownbill
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle Purchased at Halftime in Poughkeepsie
Appearance: Deep, slightly cloudy yellow witha 1 inch head that left some decent lacing
Smell: Grain. Not very dominanant
Taste. Smooth, grainy, slightly sweet, with a little dryness at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth
Drinkability: A very good beer, and worth going back for a second.

Photo of Puddleglum
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I realize that rating beer is very subjective and this rating is skewed by the fact that I am not a fan of the bitter northern european hops as much as I am of the more floral variety. This particular beer was very bitter and I enjoyed just how fresh the hops were even after the trans-atlantic voyage. The head was small and fizzled out quickly which is what I expected from this type. The malt was almost totally masked by the bitter hops limiting the drinkablity pretty severely for me. The mouthfeel was "zingy" and is what most people enjoy with a German Pilsener. I on the other hand would have preferred a little less. I did enjoy it as a session beer even though I'm sure most would not consider it that. The color was a nice golden and the aroma was that of an extremely flavorful German Pils. A good beer although not my favorite type.

Photo of mobyfann
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Paid .75EUR + .15EUR glass deposit for a 500mL bottle.

*Reviewed on 03.07.2005

Dark golden brown base with a large white head, 10 minute of retention and out and no true signs of lacing. Um, it gives out an odor but it is nothing to be impressed with, maybe a blend of this and that.

Same as the smell but it tastes a little better, a good blend of the unknown of what is within. It is definitely a smooth ride and the palette likes. Definitely drinkable, but I would place this at the end of a session list, but is however on the list.

Final Thought: It's an above average beer that is below average being in Bayern… not impressed!

Photo of hustlesworth
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- 4 rockin inches of creamy foamy white head becomes rocky and cavernous leaving lots of sticky wisps of lace as it settles. golden straw yellow with an odd bluish tint.

S- barley malt, hay, grass, corn husk, broccoli, grains, floral herbal hops, sage-like walnut, and sourdough bread.

T- bready malty sweet and caramel. hops come through mid way bringing herbal and somewhat flowery tastes. butterscotch and fruity yeast esters at the end, apple, pear, white peach, white grape. very green tasting in the dry finish.

MF- refreshing and juicy with medium carbonation.

D- this is how american macros should taste...

Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Max's German festival the other day. It was actually listed as a Helles, Dortmunder lager, but regardless.

The beer pours a light gold color with fair head retention and lacing. On the nose there are some pleasing aromas, albeit I don't get a lot. However, there is some light honey, clover and bitterness on the nose. On the palate this beer is really nice. While not made in a blockbuster style, this beer is impeccably balanced and very clean. I get some light honey and citrus, with a very smooth, long finish. Drinkability is nothing short of amazing, with alcohol barely noticeable in this beer. I could happily drink this beer all day.

German craftman ship at it's very finest. For what it is, this is an exceptional beer.

Photo of zoltar
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I feel like the appreciation of subtlety has fallen to the wayside. Do you have to be hit in the face with hops for a beer to have flavor? A good beer is balanced and true to it's style, This beer was just that.

It pours a nice amber/honey color. Though the head dissipates rather quickly, there is carbonation to spare, bubbles firmly grip the sides of the glass and slowly float up from the bottom of the glass to the surface.

Subtle hop aroma reminds me of grass and spring blossoms after a brisk sunshower.

The taste is crisp and clean, the mouthfeel luxurious. I experience all the weight i would expect from a beer fermented solely from malted barley. The finish has a subtle bitterness (in a good way) that is in harmony with all the other characteristics of this beer. Balance is the key word here.

Overall, I am very impressed. I didn't even feel like drinking a lager. It's delicious, refreshing, substantial, and flavorful but doesn't weigh me down. I could drink this beer all night, which is good because I have a 64 oz. growler to finish.

*It should be noted that a majority of the reviews of this beer are based on tastings of this beer from the bottle. While I'd like to trust my neighborhood beer supplier, I've had too many bottled import beers that tasted terrible. It's a shame. They aren't properly cared for, and honestly, they don't sell as well as american microbrews, so they've been on the shelf longer. While this might not hurt heavy styles, the lighter beers (esp. Czech pils) suffer. It's the same with wine. Red burgundy is a minefield. Caveat emptor.*

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - pours with a lemony hazy look. A finger of white frothy head does a good job of keeping some cover on top all the way down the glass.

Aroma - limited nose, a fairly standard pilsener aroma.

Taste - a tasty beer, solid pils taste, a touch of tartness as well. During the second bottle alcohol presence becomes more pronounced. Finishes with a hoppy taste, balancing things out very well.

Mouthfeel - very smooth, zesty carbonation, outstanding.

Drinkability - one of my favorite pilseners to date. The missus says it reminds her of the beer she had while in Frankfurt.

Photo of horndecker
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a great looking label, in a style reminiscent of thirties poster and ad art. An almost smiling little lad in knickers holds a foaming beer stein nearly as big as he is.

It's a nice enough looking brew. Honey gold and clear with a fine, off-white head with a bit of staying power. The nose is sulphurous, grassy and vegetal. Very appetizing. The taste brings bitter hops at first, and a soft, sweet malt underneath. There is a stony, mineral quality which has echoes of similiar notes in some white wines. Through it all a persistant and strong hop bitterness prevails followed by a semi dry finish.

It's bright and snappy, but not crisp. It has a nice funkiness which blunts the hop attack a bit. Liked this very much.

Photo of Sixpoint
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can I rate the label in the appearance? I think I will. In addition to being a brilliant golden color, I have to give this beer props for their excellent label. It's a nice, turn-of-the-century vintage german replica.... very choice. Now, about the beer...

I actually was served this beer on draft here in Brooklyn. Amazing... it's a tiny brewhaus in Kempten, Germany. Well, maybe it's not so amazing... the people who put it on tap were Joe and Kim at Spuyten Duyvil. No big surprise there... they always manage to get the most rare, obscure, and amazing stuff. I gotta see Joe's music collection one day.

Sidetracked again...

The beer poured a nice golden color. I was disappointed the head quickly dissipated, and the aroma was lacking. I thought I detected the faint aroma of Tettnanger hops in the background, but it was very subtle and did not contribute to the overall profile that much.

The beer tasted fine though. It was impeccably clean. There was no DMS, no oxidation, and definitely no infection. God Bless the Germans and their antiseptic brewing techniques.

I thought the mouthfeel was the best thing about this beer. They must have used a decent proportion of Carapils malt.... it just had this subtle full-bodied smoothness that balanced out the hops very nicely. I think they hit it dead on...

Overall, it was a very drinkable brew.... and it should be. This German Pilsner was true to form... clean, crisp, and very drinkable.

Photo of paterlodie
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB 18-03-07. Nice white head and golden beercolor. Nose is quiet malty and not very hoppy though certainly bit of green spice there. Taste is quiet alcoholic and bitter but shows maltyness despite dry taste. Bitter atertaste style like and well carbonated to temper alcoholfeeling. Bit of overdone pilsener IMO that misses the finesse but still well drinkable and enjoying it.

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Allgäuer Büble Bier from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
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