St. Georgenbräu Keller Bier
St. Georgenbräu

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Style:
German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #32
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
87
Ranked #13,543
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 12.05%
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
211
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St. Georgenbräu
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  14
Gots
  4
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Photo of MNAle
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Almost a lemony or minty aroma with yeast and bread.

Amber cloudy, hazy appearance. Vigorous bubbles rising to a 1/2 inch off-white thick, creamy head, receding moderately in the middle, leaving a ridge of head up the sides of the pilsner glass.

Good presence of the carbonation on the palate, moderate body.

Mild flavor of yeasty bread with a bit more than a touch of mint. Some bitterness in the middle, continuing on through the finish and into the aftertaste. Clean dry finish.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is really darn good. i think its lame how little german beer is available in colorado. when i travel to other states and find myself in german beer spots, the selection is always so much better, i wonder why that is. in any event, i had never seen this one before and jumped all over it. so glad i did, it is genre defining for me now, what a perfect example of what this style is supposed to be! they pour it into a beer specific clay looking mug, very old world and sort of fancy to me, the foam rising well above the rim from the tap. the malt is awesome in here, its cerealy and full without being sweet or rich or heavy in any way, classically german, a pils quality about it, but more robust and much fresher than these grains usually are in my experience. light bread, minerals, and classic german lager yeast come together beautifully, this is crisp, patiently lagered, and very dry at the end, with more character through it than a lot of german lagers do it it not being filtered. it warms up really well, and i could drink a ton of these half liters if i didnt have a car i had to drive. what a fantastic beer this is, looking forward to my next one already!

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Photo of jrc1093
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No canning date

Pours a cloudy golden copper with over a finger of semi-thick white cap; excellent retention, with foam a consistent presence on the surface throughout.

Aromas of deep grain, raw wheat and rye, gritty earthy tones, dark bread, and a subtle sweetness rising quietly for a soft finish; earthy, balanced, defined, and confident bouquet.

Taste brings a gritty grain profile upfront, with various grains, straw, and light grass, which eventually gives way to a subtle earthy sweetness toward the finish; smooth, straightforward, and drinkable profile.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a fluffy medium-high level of carbonation; approachable, with a good mid-palate crispness, and a slight bit of hefty carbonation to carry this one through.

Solid Kellerbier that is easy to enjoy and simple to digest; good profile and well-structured; solid option for the style.

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Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can at Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale, Boston, MA

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color. It poured with a finger high frothy white head. The beer got hazier as it poured out from the bottom of the can.
S: Moderate aromas of yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste is very yeasty and has hints of grainy malts.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and very chewy on the palate with a moderate amount fo carbonation.
O: This kellerbier is packed with aromas and flavors of yeast—much more than compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: can

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Photo of bobv
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 16 oz. can brewed in Germany and canned in Connecticut!
Moderate pour yields a one inch eggshell head over an rusty amber body with some nice lacing. Nose of biscuit/bread with a bit of lager yeast. Taste follows aromas with a nice touch of sweetness. So nice with a bit of spice on the nose as well as the palate. Very good feel and overall a real nice offering from all those involved on both sides of the Atlantic. Cheers!!!

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a pokal style glass.

Deep rich orange and chestnut brown body with excellent hued edges of color. Looks like a bock, but with a lighter more orange color. Rich lathery faint tan head, very creamy top easily making controlled three fingers of dolloped suds, and touch of crown like lacing and a thick soft puck. Beautiful looking brew.

Aroma is a wonderful bakers dream. Touches of earth and mostly woody caramel, with a hint of almost smoke. Slight sweetness sort of somewhere between rauch and sandlewood. Real nice touches of bakery dark bread, and even hits a little spicy.

Real excellent palate. Light bodied but full of flavor. Rich tasting light notes of caramel and soft bakery like yeast. Touches a spicy bread character, not quite rye but with splintery almost oaky like qualities. Real excellent bitterness and a particular unique dryness that is very much like altbier but without the fruity quality. Exceptionally clean to match.

A real winner of a keller, I could drink a ton of this stuff. Lacks a little bit of body, but is far too unique in flavor to say anything critical if at all.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a lightly hazy, medium to dark coppery amber with a two finger white head with great retention and lacing; looks great. Aroma of grainy biscuit malt, brown bread, hints of caramel; inviting. Flavor is bready biscuit malt, mild molasses, brown bread, hints of caramel, spicy and earthy. Finishes with light grassy hops and lots of lingering biscuit malt. Medium bodied with slight creaminess and sharp carbonation. I've had a few domestic keller biers that I enjoyed and this, appropriately is one of the better ones I've tasted. The malt is rich and moderately complex and leaves a quite full aftertaste for its ABV. For a low to medium powered lager, it has a lot of flavor. I liked this a lot. I'd like to try another style from this brewery.

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Photo of Lucular
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A really solid kellerbier. It pours a dark straw color with a nice off-white head. Bready/biscuity flavor with just a touch of spiciness from the hops. Full mouthfeel, slightly creamy.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

A - Pours a beautiful clear amber with a resilient creamy white head. 4.0

S - Nutty and caramel. 4.25

T - Caramel, brown nutty bread, that taste you get from the Keller bier boil. 4.0

MF - Medium body, smooth semi bitter dry finish. 4.0

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St. Georgenbräu "Keller Bier"
,5l brown glass bottle, "Mindestens haltbar bis: 23.03.18" and sampled on 16.09.17
,79€ @ City Markt, Bamberg, DE

Look: Slightly hazy amber with golden highlights beneath a short head of white. Average head retention and lacing.
Smell: Yeasty with sweetish, bready and very lightly caramelish malt and some grassy hops.
Taste: Sweetish, grainy, bready, toasty and caramelish malt with floral, grassy, herbal, and spicy hops. A median bitterness balances it and it finishes dry and lingering with spicy and herbal hops.
Feel: Medium bodied with a smooth caress from a moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite accessible and very drinkable.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the slightly out of date bottle, it pours a hazy coppery amber with a modest head that sticks around a while until diminishing to a thin layer. Lacing. Primarily malt in my stuffy nose. The mouth enjoys the creamy feeling of the beer and malty taste with some bitterness. Yum!

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Photo of josanguapo
2.32/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

From Labirratorium. In Bavaria glass. After dinner. 1 month before bbf. Rancid aroma and taste and a bit watery but with a good dose of herbal hops to keep it interesting.

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Photo of OlaB
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: gives cloudy deep copper color.small white head that disolves rapidly like it should with this beerstyle.

S: herbs,caramel, malts, citrus fruits, candied sugar and floral notes.

T&F: start of with a creamy mouthfeel. The flavours follows much off the nose. Fruity and dry up front with light malts on the background. I sense both citrus fruits and something that reminds me of peaches in the flavour. In the middle I get more of that grassy feeling before it finishes of with a hoppy bitterness that stays long Inn the aftertaste. A little to hoppy in the finish for my taste

O: An interesting beerstyle to sample. It is a good and enjoyable kellerbier, but I think is better examples of the style out there.

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Photo of aleigator
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, amber-bronze color with a small head, collapsing to a small sheet of lacing.

Offers a mix of coppery malts, walnut shell and lighter earth. A tart whiff completes the aromas, focussing entirely on its whole grain maltiness in an enjoyable complex way.

Has a medium carbonation, while drinking very smooth, due to a softening coalition between profound malts and a silk aqueous quality, complimenting the malts truly well.

Tastes of earth coated, old orange peel among rich, bright malts, signified by nutshells, young, scented earth and wild honey, opening the palate to a subtle fruitiness. A coppery note accentuates this foundation surprisingly well, without shifting the focus on itself, instead a blend of more earth and slightly sweetened toffee adds an additional layer to the taste. Finishes with a nice dryness among toffee and a gentle minerality.

Great beer, convinces by its perfectly put together complexity, while remaining easy drinkable.

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Photo of drmeto
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a hazy amber with a medium, frothy, white head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-bready,spicy,caramel,toffee,peach
T:
-bready,spicy,candied orange,caramel,toffee,peach
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium Body
O:
Good Kellerbier

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Served cool from 500ml bottle into pilsner mug. Lover the flip-top.

A) Hazy copper colour, white head quickly fades. Yeast sediment in the bottle.

S) Nothing huge, light biscuit malts.

T) Dry, good quality malts are evident, hop bitterness is muted but definitely there on the aftertaste.

M) Lightly carbonated, goes down very easily inviting the next drink straightaway like every good German lager does. Bonus points here.

O) Yet another excellent German lager. The style is different enough from pilsener, helles, etc., to seek out. In my experience this is one of the best of the style.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. Pokal glass. @Homo Sibaris (Barcelona). Bright amber color. Veiled appearance. White froth, close crown. Lasting thin layer on top turns wider as the glass is swirled. Herbal & yeast lager aromas. Smooth sweet malty upfront followed by well balanced hoppy tendency. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Clean bitterness lingers into a dry finish.

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Photo of seanyfo
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half litre measure in a Krug at Kachelofen in Bamberg

A - Hard to denote colour but looked to have excellent clarity. Average head retention and lacing.

S - Biscuit malt, faint pepper, vanilla,lemon zest and floral hop all noted.

T - Malty biscuit note throughout. Slight hop bite comes through in the classic keller semi dry finish.

M - Low carbonation, medium mouthfeel

T - Tasty and refreshing. Was excellent with my schweinhaxe, cut through the fatiness of the meat superbly.

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Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half litre bottle, dark amber colour, clear, medium tanned head. Very nice hoppy aroma, detected what smelled a bit like Styrian, Golding or Fuggles. Tasted hoppy and spicy, had a nice balance, really reminded me of an IPA. Not much carbonation, smooth mouthfull, slightly thick body. Even if its not an IPA, it seems to have the characteristics of one. Top beer.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Friar Tuck's in Peoria, IL
No bottled on date (likely to be old, bottle was dusty)
Poured into an Ayinger willi glass

St. Georgeenbrau's keller bier was my first foray into the zwickel/keller style, and the first time I enjoyed it, it was very fresh (at least from the distributor). It's since largely disappeared from the shelves in the Chicagoland shops I typically visit, until I found a huge cache of them in Peoria, though they looked quite old. The beer was a bit as I remembered it, but a bit muted due to age. There's a great yeast, bread, malt, and hop interplay here, at least from the German perspective. If you are open to that, and find a non-old looking bottle of this, I suggest you try it right away.

Pours a 2cm head of fairly clean white color, made up of large and medium-sized bubbles, which has fairly poor retention, dissipating in just a minute or so to a thin cap atop the glass. Leaves little lacing, mostly just scattered spots around the perimeter of the glass. Body is a cloudy copper orange color, with minute levels of carbonation rising from the sides of the glass.

Aroma is of pale and lightly toasted malts contributing a sweet and bread-like scent. Inhaling more deeply brings in some fruit-like esters and a bit of herbal hop character to the beer. Pleasant, but underwhelming (again, maybe due to age, but without a bottled on date I have no idea).

Opens on the tongue with a yeast-meets-minerals-meets-bread concoction that is surprisingly satisfying. Front of palate continues the initial flavors, but ups the bread and sweetness a bit. Mid-palate is full of bread-like maltiness, with hints of caramel and slightly spicy hops. Back of palate brings on subtle bitterness to temper residual sweetness and bread-like flavors. Leaves a lingering bitterness with slightly iron-rich malts in closing.

Beer is medium bodied with fairly low carbonation, yielding a mouthfeel that is very smooth and flowing, making this quite an easy sipping beer. Closes dry with a slight bit of stickiness from residual sugars.

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Photo of stevoj
2.79/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Some roast grain comes through, and some metallic aftertaste. Aroma is almost non-existant. Color is muddy cola/ice tea. Flavor is good at first taste, then goes downhill from there.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear warm copper with a rather large off-white kind of airy head that sets into pretty nice lacings.

S: Dark rich malt with a bready backbone. Rather modest grassyness. Hoppy, but mild.

T: Zesty, with quite nice balanced hops, mainly bitter. Malt is obvious, sweet and bready. Very nice.

M: Kind of metallic feel, not bad though. Bitter long aftertaste. Body is a bit fuller than usually. Carbonation medium.

O: A nice well balanced Zwickel.

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Photo of rarbring
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clouded amber beer with a warm off-white head leaving good lacing, some curtains.

A fruity, apples and pears smell, some bread.

Tasting of sweet grains, some fruit nuances, ripe apples, a slight bitter lemon peel finish.

Little carbonation, smooth and refreshing, a nice smooth dry finish.

A very drinkable yummy kellerbier.

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Photo of bark
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is deep amber-gold (35 EBC), the liquid cloudy. The two finger head is airy, uneven and warm beige. It sinks slowly leaving lots of beautiful lacing. The beer is (of course) bottle conditioned.

The smell is smooth and quite strong. Fresh flowery-grassy hops, smoked hints, dry malty bread-like notes. It is overall unpolished and unclean in a good way. Hints of delicatessen, metal and ripe apricots.

The taste is fresh and refreshing. Some quite clean earthy-yeasty notes give an interesting complexity and depth to the flavours. Fresh medium bitter flavours with hints of hay and dried flowers. The aftertaste got a growing dry bitterness and tart hints of tree sap and fresh flowers (Dandelions?). Some lightly roasted malt and a touch of rye bread. The finish is dry, complex and medium bitter.

The carbonation is medium to light, the few medium sized bubbles very fresh. The liquid is dry.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.79/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2012. Picked up cheap from Beeritz in Leeds.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A hazy orange-amber colour with good carbonation and plentiful floating sediment. Yields a large head of white foam that lasts for a minute or so before collapsing to a surface layer. Aroma of yeasty malt with faint hoppy notes and a background hint of cardboard. Could be better.

Tastes of caramel malt with a distinctive bitter twang. Notes of yeast and faint aromatic hops. A subtle, spicy bitterness. A background hint of wet cardboard and tart apples. Mouthfeel is smooth and prickly, with mild astringency. Coats the palate slightly. Aftertaste of harsh bitter hops and a stale note.

An OK beer, but I strongly suspect that it's too old and the flavour has deteriorated. The malt is quite good, with depth provided by the yeast and a hoppy bitterness, but the stale notes take away from the pleasure of drinking it. I'll have to re-review when I have a fresher bottle.

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