Grevensteiner Original | Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
191 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
Germany
veltins.com

Style: German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The beer presents itself in a palely amber colour with orange reflections and a mellow soft head. The complex flavour is firstly dominated by caramel with a slight undertone of honey, roasted almonds, and fresh fruity flavours that bring tastes of green apple to mind. Grevensteiner Original appears very crisp and elegant despite its round and malty-sweet body. A smooth toasty character paired with nutty flavours opens a distinctive finale, which unfolds impressions of butterscotch.

Added by rredshift on 03-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,996
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
191
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 191 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy deep copper in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate dark golden yellow + honey + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense slightly sudsy foamy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of caramel + toasted + biscuit + slightly nutty malts with light to moderate amounts of caramel sweetness and light aromas of herbal + floral hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of caramel + toasted + biscuit malts and a light flavor of nutty malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. Light flavors of herbal + floral hops which impart a slightly heavier than light amount of bitterness which lingers.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Slightly fuller bodied than I was expecting with a decent balance between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops. A decently complex malt profile.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Cloudy dark yellow-brown with a gigantic, foamy white head.

Smell: Malt, bright hop scent, citrus, and a slightly sour note.

Taste: Sweet, biscuity malt. Green apple. Almost no hop bitterness or flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thick and velvety with minimal carbonation.

Overall: A very comforting lager. Thick, sweet, and easy to drink but with a ton of body.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 mL can. Pours a cloudy light amber with an ample head. Smells of soft doughy malts and a hint of bread. Hops are a touch herbal. Tastes well hopped up front. Herbal and spicy with an ample bready malt flavor. Softens quickly in the back end and finishes with a doughy malt slick finish. Creamy, almost. Medium light. Seems to drop off in flavor in the back end, but easy drinking and enjoyable.

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Photo of cdwil
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Myboymi
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dull amber color with a full finger light off white head that settled pretty quickly.A bit of caramel and toast in the nose,a faint hint of mineral was detected as well.Big caramel and toasted grain flavors,there is a bit of roasted nuts in there as well,unlike any of the style I have had.A fuller feeling beer that has alot more sweetness (although not cloying) than any zwickel I have had,a different kind of rustic lager,well made.

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Photo of Jmilton
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rickyfinn
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper hazy with good head and retained lacing. Round and smooth. Good Zwick.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500ml can into glass. Date stamped on can bottom is '25 OCT 2018', which must be a best by date.
Slightly cloudy, pale amber colored body. Less than one finger of white head dissipates to thin cap and ring. Leaves behind some layers and spots of lacing.
Sweet malt aroma, caramel and green apple.
Sweet malt taste, with caramel and green apple. Also has a nutty aspect.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
A very easy drinking beer that is sweet but has some backing earthy aspects that makes it pleasant to drink. Full tasting without being heavy. Overall has a yeasty body, that balances with the sweetness. The overall taste suggest the butterscotch as described by the brewer.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz can - best by 1-10-19
Copper penny color, unfiltered haze. 1" dense rocky off white head. Thick lacing.
Feed store graininess. Sweet malt. Caramel. Earthy.
Earthy malt flavors, some hop spice. Toffee. Hint of caramel apple. Dark rye bread?
Between medium and full bodied. Low to mid carbonation. Long malty finish.
Nice, unique beer, at $6.49 a 4pk of 16.9pz it's a good value as well...glad I picked it up.

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Photo of mamaraza
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This can pour to a pilsener glass has a tall foam cap and a dark amber color. The aroma is of hay-like hops, but not crisp. The flavor is woody and full. It finishes with a honey-like sweetness. A drier finish would be more refreshing.

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Photo of AmitC
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml can, best by date of 25 OCT 2018 printed on the bottom. Served in a dimpled mug, the beer pours a cloudy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like bready malt, earthiness, grassy hops and a bit of stone fruit. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, with bready malt, grassy/floral hop, earthy, apple, nutty and caramel flavors. Nice bready and earthy finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. Overall I liked this, wish I would have bought more! $2.49 a can.

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Photo of shelby415
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting 500 ml can pours a big head and hazy copper color. Nose is grapeskin sand yeastand assorted fruit and flower notes.

Flavor is of spicy brown bread, almost pumpernickel, with the fruit tones reappearing in the finish. Big creaminess in the texture. This is complex and unusual, so even if it isn't right in my wheelhouse it is still a solid effort and not bad value either.

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Photo of jkblr
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL can bb 1/10/19 poured into a krug at fridge temp 5.2% ABV. The beer pours barely hazy in the color of a penny. The head is khaki colored and recedes slowly leaving some lace. The aroma is bready, as in fresh whole grain bread. The taste is more bread with a barely there sweetness and a hint of grassy and floral hops. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, soft, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, very good zwickel. The BA ranking for this beer must be driven by European folks who are spoiled with better or Americans who don't get it. Do not hesitate if you enjoy the style.

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Photo of Antg8989
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A fine kellerbier. But it's no Mull of the Mountains. Aroma is of brown bread. Taste is slightly raisiny. Feel is medium carbonation. Overall, I really like it.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ninaturner
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Grevensteiner Original from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 191 ratings