Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
3.66 | pDev: 11.2%
Jun 30, 2016
Dec 30, 2003
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Reviewed by Beertracker from Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Schloss Eggenberg Naturtrüb pours up tall & lively with a very foamy, long lasting white head that nicely caps the slightly hazy pale golden yellow body. The lightly bready aroma has a nice graininess to it with some toasty (Melba toast), light dextrin maltiness and mild herbal (catty), earthy, peppery spiciness from the noble Saaz hops that inhances the finish. Very clean, no fruitiness or diacetyl, nil-low DMS. The refreshing flavor starts off lightly malty with a moderately balanced bitterness that carries well into the zesty, off-dry, slightly yeasty finish. Medium-light bodied with ample carbonation. This is one easy drinking Zwickelbier from one of the world's great lager breweries. I'd certainly love to have a fresh one from the source someday. Try pairing some traditional Kasnocken (cheese dumplings) or your favorite freshwater fish (black bass, steelhead trout, sockeye salmon, etc... with some Salzburger Nockerln (a meringue-like dish) for dessert.

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Jan 31, 2008
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.09 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Aug 29, 2014
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Reviewed by mralphabet from Virginia

2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
11.2 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a hazy straw yellow with a fingers worth of head that settles to a ring with no lacing to speak of.

A: I'm getting a sweet smell, with a touch of citrus and some floral notes as well.

T: Start out just kind of wet at first, then mid palette there is a slight tartness.... Maybe lemon. Then a slight bitterness at the finish.

M: Very light bodied... Crisp and wet.. Just quenches the thrist.

D: Pretty plain, nothing really remarkable here. The low ABV makes this a pretty good session beer but there is not much to session here.
Apr 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Mar 18, 2014
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A very refreshing beer. A pilsner, but not (described as a pilsner on the bottle). 4.5

A – Pours a hazy piss yellow with a small white head that disappears almost immediately. 4.5

S – Lemon, yeast 4.0

T – Yeasty, malty, some hops, very balanced. 4.5

MF – Medium-light bodied, dry finish 4.25
Mar 13, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by safaricook from Netherlands

Sep 04, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by VAcrossr from Virginia

Jun 08, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Apr 17, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by vtn from District of Columbia

Jan 21, 2013
Rated: 4 by cliff1066 from Virginia

Dec 16, 2012
Rated: 4 by nmann08 from Virginia

Dec 05, 2011
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Reviewed by drabmuh from Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at churchkey, beer is yellow and hazy with a wispy white head and low carbonation, no lacing left behind.

Aroma has a sulfury bite to it and some sweetness, mild pilsner malt.

Beer is thin and watery but sweet up front with an odd bitterness and a strong midpalate region, overall its pretty good but not my favorite pilsner, filtered or otherwise. Just an average beer. I doubt I would have it again.
Nov 24, 2010
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Reviewed by Thorpe429 from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed from notes.

Pours a cloudy light yellow with a large white head that settles down and leaves quite a bit of lace behind. Nose is fairly plain, with some lemon, light stone fruit, and a bit of grain. Taste is lightly sweet with some grass and grain plus a bit of citrus. Light body with good carbonation. A really nice easy-drinking beer with subtle flavors.
Oct 19, 2010
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured a clearish, light yellow with good carbonation that led to a quickly receeding billowy head. Had a nice floral aroma with minor malt sweetness tucked in. A light-bodied and smooth beer but did have some crispness on the end. Floral, grassy hoppy notes with hints of dark fruits and a minor hint of sweetness. What it lacks in complexity it makes up for in an easy-going-down-the-hatch beer that quenches thirst.
Dec 01, 2008
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Reviewed by kshankar from Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Clear and straw like with a thin head . Little bit of foam after it receded on top. Looks fine so far.

Aroma: Light aroma, kind of a sweet smell comes from it, maybe some buttery scents as well? The sweet aroma reminds me of honey for some reason. Maybe its just me.

Taste: Kind of fruity, with some bitterness as well. I really can't describe it that well. There is also some tartness which I enjoyed. This is the first time I've had this type of beer.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied...and the tartness gives a nice kick to it. Goes down well.

Drinkability: Pretty good for a hot day, and pretty easy to drink a couple of. Overall, good beer..I'll be trying more of this style now.
Sep 24, 2008
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Reviewed by BeerSox from Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500ml bottle into Scandanavian mug.

Cloudy vivid golden hue with a thin white head that stays in place.

Very light aroma, with only a touch of citrusy fruit coming through.

Smooth and bready grains with a touch of lemony flavor. A little bit of tartness. Light bodied with a medium amont of carbonation, maybe a little acerbic on the tongue. The finish is clean.

This is my first taste of the style, but it's an enjoyable beer. I can imagine this one coming in handy on a warm German day in a Biergarten. Recommended.
Sep 07, 2008
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Reviewed by SierraGS from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
This kellerbier had a hazy lemon-yellow body with a a pure white (thin) head. The nose gave the impression of bitter wheat flavors, but the flavor was pleasantly floral and slightly tart, with mildly pepper finish.

It is certainly a crisp, dry beverage with a smooth, light texture and a beautiful color. I had it side-by-side with the St. Michaelsberg which was a darker amber, a clearer beer overall, with a real tang to it.

Eggenberg Naturtrüb is one I would choose again!
Apr 07, 2008
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Reviewed by timtim from District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
hazy straw/golden with a white head that hung out well and left some lace. nose was earthy, grainy, pilsner malty, breadish. taste was a fairly well balanced peppery farm fresh bread with a touch of sweetness (caramel?)... medium body went down creamier than expected for a pilsner with just a faint hit of dry in the finish. i really enjoyed this. not over the top, but a very friendly and comforting beer. more please...
Jan 14, 2008
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Reviewed by Minkybut from Virginia

3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was lightly cloudy and a yellow color of a regular domestic beer. The head was big and white and fluffy with fine bubbles. Head lasted just okay and lacing was good. The smell was breadt/yeasty as was the taste. The beer tasted fresh and was a refreshing brew that would be a great summertime beverage. I liked it and would buy again.
Jan 09, 2008