Edel 'Spezialbier'
Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG

Edel 'Spezialbier'Edel 'Spezialbier'
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From:
Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
 
Germany
Style:
European / Dortmunder Export Lager
Ranked #28
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,685
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 12.36%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
29
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 14, 2021
Added:
Oct 17, 2002
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  11
SCORE
83
Good
Edel 'Spezialbier'Edel 'Spezialbier'
Notes: This is a malty full beer with a strong body and a pronounced aromatic hop flower and should be enjoyed at a drinking temperature of 45° Fahrenheit. It is brewed as the typical Bavarian festival beer, which was traditionally served in all festival tents in earlier times.
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Rated: 3.68 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.17 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jul 01, 2021
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Reviewed by HalfFull from California

3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
500 ml. bottle poured into a pint glass, showing a lightly hazed golden. Nice retention on surface film after white cap settles. Nose is rich in a strong ale sense, touch or rich lemon malt character. Taste is oddly thin in comparison. Finish is short. Overall really better from the bottle as it drinks heavier than it could otherwise.
Jun 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.23 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

May 08, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

2.33/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
L- Paler than gold, it's perhaps mid-straw. Pours with slight haze giving a milkiness. Underwhelming so far! But it has a 3mm white super-fine bubble head that also adhering to the sides of the glass and so should form some decent looking lacing.
S- Pretty mild, I just get some bready grains.
T- Unexpected; it has a sharpness to it! Is it off, or is it some non-standard Bavarian beer, seems unlikely since the lable boasts the brewery is 700 years old...?
F- Dry, with a tartness, a sourness. No sign of ABV%
O- I suspect this is going off. I look at summaries of it's profile elsewhere on the web and I see 'Rich, buttery, packed with malts' and so on. I get none of that, and yes I am 1000% sure this is the exact same beer. Furthermore, it tastes nothing like any other Bavarian festival beer I've ever had before - and I lived in Germany for years and have enjoyed bath-fulls of the stuff. Which makes it very difficult to rate., hmm.. I can finish it... probably. It actually reminds me of a Belgian Gose style beer; and I don't like those either...
500ml bottle. Bought from TremblingMadness/York BB: 27/09/2021. £2.75
Dec 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Clear, golden colour with a long-lasting creamy head. Smell is light to nothing. Sweet, biscuity pale malt taste with a lightly grassy hop finish. Mild bitterness, clean & refreshing. Mouthfeel is soft & smooth with a good slick. Enjoyable year-round pint.
Oct 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by Eamartin88 from Texas

Sep 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
BOTTLE: 1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown cap.

"Premium lager beer." "Spezialbier." 5.8% ABV.

2-row. Grassy hops.

C / AVERAGE
Dec 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This lager is a hazy pale amber with a 2 cm foam cap in this tall pilsener glass. The aroma is of beech and beach grass. The flavor is light and malty with a touch of sweetness and pepper. The finish is not particularly dry. This will be refreshing on a warmer day.
Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.45 by Wontonst from California

Dec 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours to a cloudy, golden hue with modest head that doesn't last long. This is a better than average German pils, good but not great, with medium body and carbonation.
Nov 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Sep 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by mmilyko from Nevada

Jul 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

May 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

May 05, 2018
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.71/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Edel has a thin-to-medium ivory head, a hazy, golden appearance, lots of bubbles, and minimal glass lacing. Aroma is of sharp, intense barley, with some grass, and the flavor is that, too, with mellow bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Edel finishes medium dry.

RJT
Apr 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Mar 04, 2018
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours clear gold in color with one inch head. Taste is cereal grain and honey. Light bodied, medium carbonation and sweet. Makes for a tasty sessionable lager. First beer fro the brewery. Certainly has me interested in more.
Nov 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by IRONRakkasan from California

Sep 15, 2017
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) into a Weissbier vase; batch code JF BB K BF, but no production dates.
A: Pours a dark straw to light golden color with an exuberant, foamy, bone-white head (>one inch) with good retention and some lacing.
S: Aromas of fresh toast, honey suckle, and spice. More peppery as it warms.
T: Sweet and malty nicely, but not entirely offset by light bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with solid carbonation. Creamy.
O: Refreshing and enjoyable. My first Dortmunder was a positive experience.
Aug 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by TinFang from California

Jul 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.76 by sunny289 from California

Jun 10, 2017
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Reviewed by NastyNorseman from New York

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours straw colored and clear with a good head. Nice sourdough in the aroma and flavor with hops on the front in. Finishes a little light and crisp. Medium-light bodied. Decent brew.
May 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Apr 02, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
500 ml brown bottle served in a Creature Comforts glass.
Pours with a slightly hazy, golden body, with moderate visible carbonation rising to a modest size, semi-durable white head.
Aroma: standard German pils.
Flavor: well balanced with a lingering array of hop-based flavors.
Feel: medium-light body with medium carbonation.
Mar 30, 2017
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Reviewed by crimsonfloyd from California

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Dark yellow with white head. Smell is of faint malts and sourdough. A little on the weak side. I wish the scent was a little stronger. The taste is clean, simple, and balanced. Nice hops upfront followed by smooth malts with medium body. Overall, solid and drinkable, but not especially interesting.
Dec 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by 8BaconBits from California

Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by swgwilt from Tennessee

Jun 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by GRG1313 from California

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by Dsimenson from California

May 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Miket13 from New York

Apr 26, 2016
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Reviewed by James954 from Florida

3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
L: honey yellow/ thin head/ minimal carbonation
S: Honey sweet bread, light orange
T: Honey with oranges and malt upfront and a light plummy finish.
F: Thin feel with decent enough carbonation that makes this really easy to drink a lot of them.

Overall: A light mix between pilsner and lager with a very unexpected dark fruit finish that you'd come to expect from a darker style of beer.
Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.18 by MacStinson from Michigan

Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.6 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Feb 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Fatehunter from Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours two fingers of foamy head on a clear golden body.
The aroma is dry grains with a little fruit. Nice.
The taste has a mild bitterness then tends sweeter middle to end.
The texture is crisp with soft edges.
It's enjoyable.
Jan 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Pourharddrinkslow from South Carolina

3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Look - Light colored, light golden with slight white head.

Smell - Smells like sweet brett... grassy, malty.

Taste - Crisp, simple flavors. No complicated stuff here: grains, malt, yeast, honey gives it a slight sweetness.

Feel - Smooth, crisp, refreshing, delicious.

Overall - Easy drinking here, folks.
Dec 20, 2015
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Best before 4/13/16.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, earth, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with cracker, grass, hay, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance between the grain and grassy qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.
Nov 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Oct 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by ambruns1979 from California

Sep 25, 2015
Edel 'Spezialbier' from Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 69 ratings