Alpen Stoff
Bürgerbräu Bad Reichenhall

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Style:
European Export / Dortmunder
Ranked #57
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
79
Ranked #43,050
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 9.69%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
59
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Bürgerbräu Bad Reichenhall
 
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SCORE
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Photo of safaricook
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Quite a lot of foam over a polished golden body, very little carbonation visible.
aroma is bisquite and simple cookies
more pale malt and just a little hoppy bittereness. However, everything seems to be covered by a fog of copper. unpleasant.
Body is fine just a little burpy.
A weid metallic flaw in this beer or at least in my bottle either from the water or some fermentation problem. Or maybe its just me. - Just checked: other reviewers taste the metal as well but seem to mind it less.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Medium amber in color, with a bit of haze. A massive, fine-beaded off-white head presents, the retention is good. Thick, slightly broken lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Dark bread and caramel dominate the aroma, with a backdrop of grassy hops for balance. There is a hint of earthiness, as well.

Taste: Opens with dark caramel and dark bread notes. AS the taste progresses, there are moderate earthy notes and some grassy hops. Finishes with a mild and lingering metallic hop note.

Mouth feel: Full and pleasant, quite pleasing..

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and very drinkable, it would pair well with chili, or savory soups or stews.

Presentation: Packaged in a 500 ml, 16.9 ounce steel can, served in a standard Pilsener glass. Beer number sixteen (December 16th) from the 2017 Costco Advent Beer Calendar.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can Day 16 Avent calendar poured into a pint glass. Translucent golden orange with a three finger head that retains for the first quarter of the glass. Aroma is herbal/grassness and some weird scent I am not fond of. The taste is bread, metallics, and grass. Medium carbonation and a light mouthfeel. Not really much to it. I guess it would work for a session/summer beer.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with two fingers of off-white foam on top. Head retention is good with great lacing left behind. Aroma is pale, biscuit, bread, and earth malts. It has an earthy, bitter quality in the aroma. Flavor profile is sweet notes of pale, biscuit, and bread malts, with a bittering, earth malt finish. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a velvety, creamy texture. Overall, loads of malt notes, and while they aren't quite as well balanced in the aroma, carry a fine balance in the flavor profile.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Costco. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing Bioshock Remastered. Fairly standard, with a sticky, malty body but without anything standing out, nor any defects

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: foamy, soapy head and golden orange body with light carbonation

A: nothing but malt

T: Apples, grass, hops, burnt alcohol, and caramelly malts

F: medium cream ale that is mildly hoppy

O: too similar to all these beers in the calendar with its apple grassy malt soapy flavoring. Can't wait til it ends. The first beer in the pack was delicious and it's been downhill ever since. Doesn't even come close to show off the amazingness of German beer.

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Photo of Buck89
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the Costco Advent box. Poured into a Pilsener glass. Great looking beer. Crystal-clear golden color with a thick and long-lasting white head. Some nice floral and orange notes on the aroma with some bready grain. The taste was crisp and bready with a slightly sweet malty note and moderate bitterness. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Enjoyable.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint.

Appearance: transparent gold, white head is thick rising just about two finger's length. Head drops quick after one sip with sticky lacing.

Smell: light light hops, smells like nothing.

Taste: very creamy, like half and half with a shot of hops and malt.

Mouth: med to almost full, Light after taste which dissipates a bit quickly.

Overall: Definitely one of those hot weather beers which compliment a hard days work. Enjoy because I definitely did and always in a glass. Salud!

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Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 0.5 liter bottle dated February 10, 2017 and tasted on May 29, 2017.

Very clear liquid with a solid, polished gold appearance. Moderate head but it leaves little for lace.

Part earthy and part beef stew to the nose. Pleasant.

Lightly toasted bread is the initial impression of the taste. Some milky flavors with a gentle sourness. The body is full but the carbonation is also high. The finish has a bit of alcohol to the tongue and a small amount of hop to provide balance. Long malty aftertaste.

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Photo of josephandbrown
2.92/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The pour left a small amount of head that lingered for some time. While there is little to no lacing on the glass, some foam has lasted on the sides. It is very gold in color, right around a 6 on the SRM scale, and has high clarity.

I got very little scent from the beer right after the pour, and so gave it time to warm. Still, I do not get much. The sort of wet grain smell common with light lagers is definitely present, and sweetness can be detected. The flavor is similar- light, a little sweet and malty. Bitterness kicks in some after the swallow, and a fairly dry feeling is left in the mouth.

Alpen Stoff is a decent enough lager, but I might be suffering from light lager fatigue. They are not what I would choose to drink on most night, and certainly not this time of year. If I come across this beer again, I'll give it a second try, but I'd be surprised if my opinion changes.

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Photo of txmilligan
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy gold in the glass with a thin head, poured from a can. Definite cereal aroma. Nice, smooth flavor, understated with light malt taste and no off putting aftertaste. the aftertaste here is a nice fading of the malt tones. Very nice, smooth beer.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the Costco Beery Advent Calendar. From the can, it pours a golden color with a nice white head. The head lasts for a while. The nose is the usual export cereal/malt scent. The mouth gets a nice pleasant malt flavor. Enjoyable and repeatable. Yum!

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Photo of OldPa
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of the Costco German beer Christmas box. Enjoyed it with Mexican food. Light, refreshing, went well with the Mexican food. Would buy on its own. A 7 out of 10.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can, PRD 07/01/2015 EXP 09/01/2016 printed on the bottom of the can. 'Bavarian Beer. Product of Germany' with some other text written in German on the can. A new oddity to me, acquired a single can of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. My can lists a 5.50% abv.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a traditional light lager gold with lots of sediment haze floating in the glass. An aggressive pour yields over a finger of frothy soapy white head with nice staying power. Some moderate thin bubbly lacing left behind. Looks very nice for what it is.

S - A simple, yet inviting aroma. Creamy, with notes of sweetness and grains. Earthy & grainy, but not what I would describe as corny or husky. Perhaps a touch of floral hops? Oaty.

T - The flavor is again earthy & grainy, but never becomes overly corny or husky. Slight metallic tinge. Very creamy & frothy. Simple stuff, but the quality of the ingredients used shows.

M - Again, creamy & frothy. Crisp & clean. Medium-light in body, and very easy drinking stuff.

Overall, one of the genuine Dortmunder / Export lagers that I've had. Recommended.

Alpen Stoff -----3.5/5

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Photo of biboergosum
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, day 3 of the 2015 Costco Beer Advent Calendar - the name of this brewery reminds me of watching The Man in the High Castle television show of late. Also - 'das bier der berge' - look out Kokanee, old-world mountain brew!

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some decently thorough broken webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bready, grainy pale malt, further wet cereals, stale lemon rind, a twinge of petrol, and leafy, weedy, and dead grassy hops. The taste is grainy, doughy pale malt, oaten breakfast cereal, a mixed pome and lemon peel fruitiness, ethereal gasoline astringencies, and some pleasantly restrained leafy, grassy, and faintly floral hop bitterness.

The carbonation is quite light and ineffectual in its timid frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, just a wee earthy hoppiness marring the occasion, as it were. It finishes off-dry, that cereal graininess persisting like a boss.

Overall, an easy-drinking, kind of no-brainer German lager, the extra bit of ABV not at all noticeable. Simple, maybe, but I suppose not everything has to blow one's mind when kicking back after a breathtaking day in the Bavarian Alps.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ML can with best before date of 090616 on bottom. Clear dark gold color with 1in foamy white head. Smelled sweet and slightly fruity with metallic touches lurking underneath. Taste was sweet with light fruit (apple) notes and cereals. Feel was crisp, clean and dry. Overall, tasted better than it smelled and was easily quaffable.

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Photo of chinchill
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500 ml can that is marked 5.5% ABV. The can has a production date of July 2015 and a EXP(iration) date of Sept. 2016 stamped on the bottom with.

Appearance: Slightly hazed dark amber body topped by a decent head.

No major flaws but nothing distinctive or memorable. Lightly sweet up front but then mild-moderate bitterness all the way into the finish. Complex aroma and generous hop load for style.

Medium body and lively, medium+ carbonation.

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Photo of mtstatebeer
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

0.5 liter bottle. Pours a completely clear golden color with a small, fizzy off-white head, fair lacing. Aroma is sweet and pale malts, grass, and some flowery hops. Flavor is sweet malts, cereal, buttery, a hint of corn, and some hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, dry, and bitter. Decent, I've had worse.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours well with finger and a half thick white head, decent lacing. Great clarity and a bit darker than what I'd call a typical Export.

Good lemon and metallic hops presence, hay and cereal grain.

Medium bodied taste, sweet and cereal upfront, and has a slight lemony kick.

Crisp, and coarse. Leaves the palate slightly dry.

Not too much of a complex beer, but quite refreshing.

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Photo of mareth01
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: This beer poured with a nice golden amber appearance leaving a small 2 inch white head that seemed to dissipate soon after pour, it also didn't leave much lacing throughout the drink either.

S: The smell of fresh hops comes to mind with the first sniff, subsequent smells didn't produce anything else that I could recognize.

T/M: The taste was not overly complex...barley was the first and only thing that came to me. It was very well carbonated and it had a dry aftertaste to it.

D: An average beer to try out once, but not something I would drink daily.

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Alpen Stoff from Bürgerbräu Bad Reichenhall
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 59 ratings