Kellerpils | Taps Fish House & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Taps Fish House & Brewery
California, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Boilermaker88 on 04-26-2008

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Boilermaker88:
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3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Headed down to Taps in Brea for Friday happy hour and found this new offering on the taplist.
For an unfiltered German pilsner, this brew had a remarkable clarity; clear golden color topped by a firm, foamy white head that stuck to the walls of the glass.
The smell was rather lacking. Not much there other than some modest herbal hops notes but the malt aromas are simply AWOL.
The taste was better than the smell but only marginally so. Even my wife commented that there wasn't all that much taste. I let it sit a bit and the flavors came out, especially the bite of spicy, herbal hops at the back of the tongue. The malt bill is pretty darn subtle here.
The feel was light-bodied, crisp and refreshing.
Overall, this is a decent beer that was quite good on a day where the temps reached the upper 80's. My take is that Kellerpils was brewed to target an audience of beer drinkers just venturing out into the world of craft beer. Kellerpils is inoffensive and would assault the palates of beer drinkers just stepping away from their BMC staple. For the beer enthusiast, Kellerpils will probably miss the mark though it is a nice session brew.

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3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a clear, pale golden color with a fluffy white head which sticks nicely to the glass.

S: The nose has a bit of grassy and spicy hops along with sweet malt and grain. The usual lager yeast aroma is ruining the nose for me.

T: The flavor is a touch better than the nose. The hops are a little less on the grassy side and more toward the spicy variety. Again, the grain comes through a bit, which knocks down the score as well.

M: The body is much better than what you'd expect for a lager. Though it was a bit on the light side, the carbonation left a fuller feel in the mouth and a crispness to the beer.

D: This beer was just a little to grassy and a touch skunky for me to enjoy. I enjoy a good lager once in awhile, but this one could use some improvement.

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Photo of IceAce
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Halcyondays
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a slightly hazy goldenrod with a medium white head which leaves nice lace.

S: Very grassy, floral hops, with a hint of weed. Nice malt character in the smell as well.

T: Grassy and spicy noble hop flavours, reminiscent of a really fresh Pilsner Urquell. Nice malty backbone. Put together well.

M: Crisp, light to medium-bodied, very drinkable.

O: A nice satisfying summer lager. It doesn't have a lot of the nuance that I like in kellers that I've had from Germany; but this really is a hybrid of pils and keller and it works here. Taps can certainly brew lagers well.

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Kellerpils from Taps Fish House & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 5 ratings