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Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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4.05/5
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392 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
At 5.6% strength, its gets compelling character not from leftover yeast—in fact the beer is centrifuged to a precise degree, leaving only faint haze in its orange-amber color—but from an unusual combination of hops. Joining lemony-herbal Hallertauer Mittelfrüh is a rare heirloom hop called Hallertauer Record. Schäfer said that the variety has nearly disappeared—only one hectare grew last year—but he wanted its spicy character. It’s not a flashy beer meant for sipping and sampling; just a tasty one that will reward repeat drinking.

Added by JLaw55 on 02-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,167
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
392
pDev:
8.4%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
86
Trade:
0
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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into dimpled seidel.

Appearance: No head to speak of, just a thin white ring. A cloudy amber-yellow.

Smell: Mostly sweet, malt and citrus.

Taste: Heavy on malt, with some cracker and biscuit

Medium: Smooth, wet.

Originally brewed in 2016 to celebrate 500 years of the German purity law. Tastes not unlike an Oktoberfest. A good, but not overly complex, beer.

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Photo of joseph_french
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mscudder
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange/dark yellow color. Milky colored foaminess coats the sides of the glass in a nice fashion. The smell takes on sweet bready/biscuit dryness rolling into a crisp sweet fruitiness (almost apricot-like). The taste copies the smell, pretty much spot on. Grassy sweet/biscuit/bready aftertaste. Crisp wet sweet malty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a spectacular sessionability about it. Carbonation rides low. Some sticky malts hit, but don’t cling, seems like they just slide nicely. Overall, as a kellerbier, I’d say it works. Definitely again.

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Photo of shelby415
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy amber with a half finger of head that leaves some mild lacing. The aroma is like advertised, I get the lemon, and peppery note, for sure. Bread crust and sun flower seeds, as well. Tastes very rich for the abv. Bready malt, what I perceive as shelled sun flower seeds, a slight peppery note, and a little lemon drop on the end of it. Feel is, medium body, dry, and average carbonation. If it wasn't as dry as it is, I'd say, it reminds me a bit of Spotted Cow. At least in flavor, and without the corny vibe. Very nice brew, I'll be back for more.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neil2me
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeinportc
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeMcCl
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks slightly hazy, but not overly. Looks like bit a yeast stuck to bottom. Aroma pretty light, seemed a bit like skunked, but maybe more like a wild beer. Taste is a bit different. No too good at identifying, but definite but light soury flavor to it. Doesn't seem to carbonated, light hops taste. A bit fruity but not overly. But smooth. I had to open a second bottle because he first was gone before I finished writing this. First one didn't drink to the bottom, second one did was good to the last. Nice beer.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DallasK
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KMillard
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unusual beer, bready and yeasts like a Belgian beer but throughly balanced like a German beer. High quality, well done beer.

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Photo of anthony-s
4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all time favorite beer brewed under the Bavarian purity law... unfiltered yeasty goodness

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall a very good beer. Smell actually was a little skunky for me, but was plesantly surprised when the taste was a very mellow taste overall. The taste started very mild, then slowly built to a spicy type of hops. Not over carbonated at all, not dry or sticky either, just a good well balanced feel overall. This is one good tasting beer. Definitely give this beer a try.

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Photo of angusdegraosta
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The head and beautiful orange haze, the herbal fruited aroma, and an excellent drinkable taste are all key. This is a beer to enjoy heartily when the getting is good.

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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L- Pours a clear, golden orange color. Has a thin, creamy, white head.
S- A bready smell with some lemon.
T- A wondeeful bready yeast taste followed up by a snappy hop taste. Lemon grass and grain taste powers throigh.
F- Man is this stuff smooth! Wonderful Zwickel!

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Photo of MooseBoose
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 392 ratings
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