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

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3.78/5
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165 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#21,942
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
165
pDev:
10.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrodyGaston
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is now one of my favorite beers. I'm not sure I know the right language to describe how. But it's both fruity and wheaty, nice carbonation, easy to drink. It doesn't linger with me long, so I can sip quickly without overpowering my senses. It's clean and crisp. I like the murky color that never really clears up. Good packaging and website.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CAN
Creamy taupe over umber; apple + erasers; dough and caramel, slight toast, bready yeast, mild grass end; soft.

4 3.75 4 4 4

Lots of round, if not deep, flavours in a creamy (yeasty?) body. Missing pils hops, though. Plays out gentle, almost like a German session bitter. Nice, for a big brewery.

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Photo of Dazka
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi murky darker golden color. The head was 1 finger, off white, and frothy. The retention is ok.
The nose is somewhat malty, but there's also a fruit aroma in it. Smells like a sour apple to me.
Taste - The malt and sour apple on the nose is also in the flavor. The malt is forward, and the sour apple is on the backside.
Feel - is decent bodied. I do feel the carbonation on my palate.
Interesting beer to try, but nothing I'd go out of my way to find.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobier10
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL can. I need more Kellerbier in my life!

Bright amber color with a frothy white head that hangs around for a minute or so before dying down. A fair amount of cloudiness to the body. Mild aroma with lightly sweet malt and apple/pear poking through. Smooth malt flavor, very light on the hops. There is a softness to the feel that makes it incredibly easy to drink, yet muddles the flavor a bit, preventing it from being clean and crisp. Medium-light bodied.

I prefer Veltins' Pilsener to this beer, but it's an inoffensive, easy drinker. Great spring/summer time beer.

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Photo of Jsteez
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the, if not the best kellerbier's I've had. Nice, mild taste. Good balance between light hops, yeast, and malt. Complex mix of caramel, fruit, and a dash of dank. Dry in the backend, perfect! On the lighter side of medium-bodied. A hazy orangish-copper/amber color. A good beer. Try it.

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Photo of harsley
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaktcc
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WindUpBird
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Attractive orange gold color with white cap and good lacing.

Aroma of rich caramel malt and something like almond flowers.

Flavor is definitely sweet malt supported by enough hop bite to keep things in perspective. Sweet yet dry, bready, biscuity yet fuller bodied bordering on voluptuous. Complex without being busy, I'm not hearing an angel chorus sing but this flavor combination is something to think about even if I'm not in an analytical mood. Finish is clean with an aftertaste that's slightly nutty and refreshingly bitter.

Medium-full texture with balancing carbonation.

A remarkable beer suited to a wide range of uses.

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Photo of worldkrysis
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigdb
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDarcy
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redrover
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz can poured into a imperial pint glass, the beer is a hazy copper with a thick beige head. It’s a looker.

It has an aroma of grains, a bit of spice and some fruit.

This is a malt driven beer. There is some sweetness with cracker type taste from the malts. There is a bit of red apple and some mild hop bite. There is a bit of metallic bitterness mid-glass.

The mouth is very soft and almost creamy.

Not a bad beer but I would like to see a slightly more assertive taste profile to live up to its killer looks.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co. "Grevensteiner Original"
0,5l can

Notes: Pours a hazy amber body beneath a frothy head of off-white. Very good head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy and caramelish malt. The flavor follows with some light toastiness (just like their Pilsner!), a mild herbal character, a suggestion of nuttiness, and a gentle bitterness. Sweetish grainy malt lingers for some time in the finish along with some grassy and herbal hops. Medium bodied with a dextrinous feel, and a soft and smooth carbonation that leaves it creamy. Quite enjoyable, very easy to drink, and very satiating. Worth trying.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2018-03-07 in Lisle, IL at The Bavarian Lodge on-tap

A - Amber brown with a 2-finger white head and mild lace

S - Caramel, light bread and honey

T - Quite sweet. Bread, honey, noble hops. Didn't love it.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation

O - Just OK for my taste. Had this side-by-side with the Hirter Herbstcult, an Austrian Keller Marzen, which I much preferred.

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Grevensteiner Original from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 165 ratings