Keller | Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company

4 Ratings

Brewed by:
Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brendan13 on 01-24-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of jarmby1711
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As this is an unusualstyle it is hard to judge it as being true to type or otherwise.
What wasnt hard to judge is the joy of drinking it.
Dominant fruity (passionfruit?) hops in the middle are rounded off to finish witha slightly bitter zing .
Rounded and full in the mouth this is not only easy drinking but full of style that lengthens the pleasure

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Local's ANZAC Day SpecTapular fest.

Pours a hazy light blonde colour, with a very fine bubbled and retentive white head. Nice tiny bubbled carbonation. Really its absolutely spot on for the style.

Some pleasant phenols on the nose, slightly musty with a mild cereal character. Mild.

Taste is similar, with a direct phenolic bitterness through the center and a light astringency on the back. Yeast notes are a bit too dominant later, leaving an overly organic, slightly rank character in he mouth. Organic works in a Keller, this is perhaps slightly too much though. Mouhfeel particularly thin.

Not a bad drop overall, and it makes a decent stab at a peculiar style.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean pale golden colour, with a densely packed head of small but visible bubbles, sinks to a fairly thin film, leaves some great thick lace around, and has a slow bead running up the edge. Pretty standard looking except for that great lacing.

Nose is sweet, with some nice tangy floral notes, lavender and rosewater in there with a German hop edge. Grassy and herbal notes and a hint of banana. Fairly sweet malt and grain for the most part. Not an exemplary keller smell but a very nice aroma.

Taste disappoints at first, with a very sweet grainy character descending into some tangy fruit notes, banana and citrus zest. Some piney edges to the hops, then gets slightly bitter on the mid, with a very Australian gritty earthy character. Finishes with a slightly malty flourish, and some notes of melon. Decently complex but I feel the palate is a bit unbalanced, could use more unity between the sweet and bitter.

Mouthfeel is a bit too viscous for a lager as well, quite thick as it goes down and it damages the quaffability. Certainly an interesting texture, but I like my non-bock lagers a little lighter in body.

A pleasant drop and certainly a decent effort, just lacking in a couple of areas.

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Photo of brendan13
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kegged at Hargreaves Hill, tapped at The Local & drank by me on Friday 22nd January 2010.

A - Poured into a pint/mug a slightly hazy dark golden colour with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls away quite fast.
S - Light grainy aroma with some herbal & grassy hop notes with a hint of lemon.
T - Again a light grainy presense with plenty of herbal and grassy hops, slightly spicy.
M - Lighter side of medium bodied with a touch of bitterness & a moderate carbonation.
D - I drank lots of this that night & I would again. Tasty and refreshing lager. Quite possibly the best Australian microbrewed lager I've had.

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Keller from Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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