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

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Style:
German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #61
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,771
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 10.73%
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
235
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Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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Photo of MNAle
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bready aroma, with caramel and apple.

Thick, creamy off-white head, 1 inch, receding moderately with a deeply pitted surface and thick lacing. Slightly cloudy (but mostly clear) deep amber color with plentiful rising bubbles. Very inviting look in my footed pilsner glass.

Despite the abundant bubbles, palate is a bit flat but with nice body.

Robust complexity to the taste: fruity, caramel, grainy malts, nutty, floral hops, subtle hops bittering in the middle and lingering. Finish is tending toward dry, but more chewy and thick than crisp.

Overall, very enjoyable. The robust taste is very nice, but the finish lacks crispness.

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Photo of CEEALAN
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml can, with a deep amber, cloudy appearance. Flavorful and malty with a light caramel edge up front, and then a very clean finish. I can imagine enjoying this beer outside on a hot summer day. Nice mouthfeel, a bit thicker than expected for 5.2% abv. Overall, an excellent imported beer picked up for a very reasonable price.

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Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500ml can into pint glass. A 2" off white head drops slowly with plenty of lacing on the color. Color is hazy amber/orange. Aroma is fruity with yeast esters and rich bread. Mouthfeel is between light and medium with a somewhat dry finish. Flavor of toasted bread, nuts, caramel, plums, and herbal hops. Overall: very good.

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Photo of Baldpacker
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Beautiful deep golden colour with a light head and continuous carbonation.

S: Toasted malt and cereals with a light fruity tone.

T: A light caramel flavour with undertones of wheat, honey, and apple and a dry finish that leaves the tongue clean and eager for the next sip.

M: Beautiful carbonation that makes you want to savour the texture and draw out the layers of flavours.

O: A subtle but surprisingly complex and tasty beer. Well balanced with a crisp finish that would make it a delicious brew on a hot weather day. I wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did and will certainly buy it again.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: rich, grainy, toothy, mild hop notes, yeast, some caramel hops. Same with the nose. Dark amber hue, hazy, with white foamy head, some lace. Medium to med/full body.

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Photo of Chad_Rider
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It looks wonderful with a lovely white, long-lived head but the aroma didn't really excite me. The taste followed suit in that it was gently malty-sweet with little swell but a wonderful "drink some more" finish. It is actually a lovely beer and I would buy it again. I just wanted a touch more of something from it.

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Photo of elnachooo
2.83/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cerveza con una pequeña cabeza espumosa. Tiene una carbonatación media y es de cuerpo ligero. Aroma tostado y a malta. En boca es ligera, y destaca el caramelo y un sabor herbáceo.

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Photo of puck1225
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Hazy golden yellow with a nice white head and good lacing. Grassy smell and taste. A bit of earthiness, also a bit thin.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml can, best by April 25th 2019.

It pours a hazy pale amber colour with oodles of foam, lacing is good.

Smells of toasted and caramel malt, light fruitiness, low suggestion of any bitterness.

Nothing to add in the taste what I didn't mention in the smell. Power packed with flavour for the 5.20%abv.

No complaints aboot the mouthfeel.

Excellent lower abv beer to sip on.

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Photo of Spikester
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with three finger of white head. Rings and swathes of lace.
Smell is yeasty dough some herbal hops.
Taste is similar to the smell. Well balanced with just enough hop character.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is mildly dry and balanced.
Overall a very tasty beer, very pleasant. Canned on 25 Oct. 2018.

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Photo of Mugman8
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep amber, cloudy color with short head. Smooth malty, fruity taste that is complex with a crisp finish. I like this one, and the 16 oz. cans make for a nice serving when tailgating or watching a game at home.

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Photo of Anacross
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very enjoyable beer. Moderate malts, decent lacing and well bodied. Dark, complex and very well balanced. I was impressed with the long lasting foam on top. I drank it moderately cold but I'm sure this would be taste great in any temperature.
A highly recommended Kellerbier!

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
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 chitoryu12
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
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 -6.5%
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 oberon
3.82/5  rDev 0%
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 MonDak_Joe1953
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
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 +2.6%
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 Bluecrow
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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 bluejacket74
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
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 daliandragon
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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 +7.3%
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 -4.2%
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 BrodyGaston
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
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 StJamesGate
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Grevensteiner Original from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 235 ratings