St. Georgenbräu Keller Bier | St. Georgenbräu

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St. Georgenbräu  Keller BierSt. Georgenbräu  Keller Bier

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St. Georgenbräu

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 159 | Ratings: 185
Photo of mjohn27603
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold to copper in color. Head seems to go away fairly quickly. I notice some caramel taste and a bit of sweetness. I get a little taste of hops. This beer actually reminded me a little of the Pennsylvania Brewing Oktoberfest that I picked up. I thought it was OK but this is not one of my preferred styles of beer. I think you could do a lot worse in this style of beer.

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Photo of putnam
4.97/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cloudy bronze. Great head retention. A smell that is both earthy and fruity, with notes of sedimentary rock, autumn leaves, fresh rye bread (sans caraway), and dried fruit. Round, supple, velvety, and completely dry. It is the absolute definition of "seamless." The integration of flavor is like no other beer. While it may be possible to unpack all of the ingredients, roasted malt, hops etc, they are stitched together in such a beautiful and natural whole, why would you want to? This is a great beer. The result of great ingredients and insane patience.

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Photo of marc77
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I wouldn't consider this a pilsner-- it's falls way beyond the style guidelines all around. Taste it as a beer in itself. The copper hued brew is effervescently bubbly and has a bit of an ale - like haze. The aroma is comprised of candy -like sweetness w/ notes of honey-- lightly fruity yeast esters are perceptible as well and certainly are odd for a "pilsner." Caramel malt sweetness is there as well in aroma, thus making the overall aroma odd, yet enjoyable. Any hop nose is overpowered by the sweet malt notes. Flavorwise, this brew has more caramel malt sweetness than any other lager I've tasted, and initally is quite sweet, but hop bitterness asserts itself towards the end of the sip and lingers sufficiently to provide for a pleasantly bittersweet finish. This Keller Beer is an odd brew... although flavorful and certainly unique, there's an overall lack of balance. My palette is left confused. It's defintely worth a taste, however.

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Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle. Thick foamy off white lace that is held together from a big bubbles rising to the top of the glass. Hazy amber colour from it being unfiltered. Grassy honey sweet aroma with earthy undertones. Raw palate of fresh milled grain, bitter leaf hop and earthy yeast. Bit too raw for me, I know is it an old style that does not want to change but it is not a beer I would sit down with that often given the choice.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had had this a couple of times at the Nurnberg Altstadtfest in Germany.... rated here from the bottle. Taste is the same as I remembered it there, though. Appealing medium copper in color, a touch cloudy. Very thin head, with minimal lace. Nose was hoppy, flowery....yet mild. Kind of thin-to-medium body, yet fairly smooth on the tongue due to it's low carbonation. Quite the fruity flavor....hoppy, somewhat astringent. Slightest hint of maltiness there. Not bad. Just like Nurnberg.

overall: 3.6
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5


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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly foggy amber or bronze color. I believe this is my first Keller Bier… if that is actually a style with in itself. Slightly malted on the nose as well as some fruit aromas. The taste is just excellent, just the right amount of hop bite, with a nice malt backdrop, and nice fruit flavors / green apples I think stood out? All that and more can be tasted on the palate...balanced very well…. I agree with Thrasher “I would kill to try other Keller type beers”…Overall an excellent brew!

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Photo of Thrasher
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy amber lager with ample head. Not sure if this is a pilsener, in fact I think keller should be its own category, although I suppose it could also be considered an unfiltered pilsner. This bottled sample is slightly damaged, either from age or travel; otherwise it would get 5's on taste from me. This is a terrific beer, full and malty in the mouth with just the right amount of hop prickliness. Roasty apple and whole grain (oatmeal?) bread flavor, simple clean finish; a great all around beer. Would kill to try other keller type beers; to me it's more satisfying and versatile than a pilsner.

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Photo of sprinkle
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer does not taste like your typical German.Bright golden in color.Nice nose of hops,and suprising hops in the taste.Definatly liked this beer and would drink it again.

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Photo of Todd
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500ml European style brown bottle. No freshness date, but the label has this cool picture of a knight on a horse who's sticking the end of a flag banner pole in a dragons mouth. He's kicking that dragon's ass actually.

Appearance: Pours a rich amber to light brown, naturally cloudy liquid with an ample amount of thick, creamy off-white head that sticks and slides on the glass.

Smell: Extremely aromatic melding of toasted malts and hops. Touch of fruity cherry-like aroams.

Taste: A rich brew of complex dry malt qualities. Toasted flavours, earth, caramel, raw grain, faint hay and wood. Extremely light touch of butter (diacetyl) and there's an underlying malt crispness to the brew with an even more sublte tartness that is nearly undetectable (oxidation from aging). Sweetness is light, a watery caramel-like flavour. Smack of fruitiness that segues to a pronounced and distinct hoppy character which is bold, but not overly bitter and perfectly balances and complements the dry malt profile with a strong tea-like herbal spice consistency. Alcohol notes pull thru as the beer warms. The overall beer is actually light on the palate, low in carbonation with smooth mouthfeel. Finishes with earth flavours.

Notes: Unfiltered, unpasteurized, unkraeusened and unbunged. Keller Bier is an age-old recipe, allowed to settle ungespundet (unbunged) in solid oak barrels before being tapped.

One of the most unique and flavourful beers I have yet to try. Certainly at the top of my list for lagers. A god brew. All bow and pay homage.

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