Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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Lager - Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #128
Ranked #36,076
3.69 | pDev: 11.11%
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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Reviews by drabmuh:
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drabmuh from Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
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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nmann08 from Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

Dec 05, 2011
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kshankar from Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
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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Thorpe429 from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
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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Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Apr 17, 2013
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VAcrossr from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Jun 08, 2013
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redfox405 from California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

Aug 29, 2014
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safaricook from Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Sep 04, 2013
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.36/5  rDev +18.2%
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
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cliff1066 from Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

Dec 16, 2012
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vtn from District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Jan 21, 2013
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psoriasaurus from England

4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 30, 2016
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marc77 from California

3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Turbid pale golden hue. Dense, mountainous pitted porcelain white head leaves frothy lace. Mild bready pilsner malt accompanied by grassy, pepper tinged Saaz hop hints. Tame and prosaic aromawise. Snap of hop bitterness upfront leads into a combination of lightly soured cracker and dry hay. Understated citric notes of lemon. Nothing noteable in malt character beyond base pilsner malt sweetness. Well attenuated and nearly bone dry. Suspended yeast adds token creaminess in mouthfeel as well as nutty and slightly musty hints. Becomes slighty husky and chalky as it warms and not any more complex. Finishes dry, with notes of day old cut grass and white bread. A simple, harmless brew that grew on my palate. Quite refreshing, albeit prosaic. Best before 1/2004. I can imagine this being more vibrant on tap or at the source.

Dec 30, 2003
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GCBrewingCo from North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured crystal clear pale straw from outward appearances, but when held to the light the particulates can be seen in suspension. The head was white and lasting to lace the glass.

The aroma was malty and buttery with a slight sourness present.

The flavor was slightly sour with decent bittering and malt presence. The flavor is also fruity.

The finish was dry with a drying aftertaste that removes most of the moisture from your palate. The body was medium light.

0.5L bottle.

Feb 15, 2004
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arguemaniac from Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a fairly hazy yellow with a creamy, well-retained bone-white head. Light grain aroma. The mellow palate features a slightly buttery grain malt character and only the faintest hop bite (more like a nip, really). There is also a mild yeast touch (especially if you swirl the bottle before you pour it into a glass).

Very mild, not a whole lot of flavor, but what’s there is pretty tasty and very drinkable.


Mar 31, 2007
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Beertracker from Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

PROST! Beertracker

Jan 31, 2008
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mmmbeer from Massachusetts

2.42/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big half-liter bottle served in a big German mug. It pours a very active pale gold, with a thick, three-finger head that imparts nice lacing - looks kinda like a hefe or wit. However, both the aroma and taste are essentially flavorless, with maybe some light malts and a touch of hops. The body is light, with low to medium carbonation and it leaves almost no finish. Average at best - a definite letdown.

Apr 10, 2007
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ygtbsm94 from Utah

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Mar 18, 2014
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dedrinker from Kansas

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale, yellow, hazy gold with a dense, rocky head. Aroma of pilsner malts, fresh dough, sulfur, and an earthiness redolent of grain fields. Chewy white crusty bread flavor with the slight hint of caramelized malt. Good soft body, mellow carbonation, and a finish just barely dry enough to distinguish this as a Pils rather than a Helles. This is an enjoyable beer, but maybe not a very memorable one, and yes, I would still have another. In fact, I bought three, and I look forward to having the other two.

Dec 29, 2007
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BeerSox from Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%
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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mralphabet from Virginia

2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
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
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Minkybut from Virginia

3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
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
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timtim from District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
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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SierraGS from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -6%
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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clayrock81 from Florida

3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
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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