Ayinger Liebhard's Kellerbier | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Liebhard's KellerbierAyinger Liebhard's Kellerbier

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mitchster on 04-29-2003

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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by Cookeeman:
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2.89/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is Beer 1 from the Rieder Advent Calendar. Pours a hazy pale yellow colour, thin white head with no lacing. The smell is all lager yeast, totally one-dimensional. The sweetness is mild with a little lemon, quite enjoyable, but that is about all I enjoyed. The flavour is thin, and the finish has way too much funk for me. There is a hint of honey, and some grassy notes, but I just found this beer sorely lacked flavour. I will say that this is only the second Kellerbier I've ever had, so I'm not exactly familiar with the style, but this wasn't for me.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat, grass and earthy hops. The flavor has a lot of strong grain notes to it with some wheat and earthy hops mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of innominat
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. The first window in the 2012 Craft Beer Advent Calendar, and a lovely revelation early this morning before work, for those of us who actually waited.

This beer pours a cloudy, very, very pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of dense, melted marshmallow-esque white head, which leaves some random streaky and specked lace around the glass as it evenly slips away.

It smells of sweet, doughy, grainy pale malts, a bit of raw oatmeal, and very tame floral, earthy hops. The taste is more grainy, white cereal malt, a touch of sour breadiness, a bit of astringently leafy hops, and some nicely generic earthy notes.

The carbonation is fairly understated, and non-consequential, the body a hefty medium weight, and generally quite smooth. It finishes well off-dry, the cereal malt still hanging on in a leisurely manner, as the hop and fruit essences make little effort beyond their quotidian means.

A decently malty lager, with that default Bavarian bready character - nothing complicated, but very easy to drink - which puts it right in the middle of its sibling's metrics. A reserved, but relatively stellar start to this whole revisitation to our more (or less?) impressionable youth. Good on ya, Christian!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy bright golden color with foamy white head. Aroma has clean malt, some nice grassy/floral notes and lemony hops. Taste starts slightly sweet and grainy but also clean, with some bright yeast notes and a hint of hop bitterness on the finish. Medium body with lower carbonation, really adequate for the style. I like this one quite a bit. It's tasty, easy to drink and refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of foles
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I sampled a 0.5L measure of this on draught at the Ayingers Wirtshaus in Munich on Saturday. Was served perfectly as is the usual case in Munich.

It was a very standard keller beer, with the cloudy appearance & slightly fruity / buttery mouthfeel. There was a good dose of carbonation (more in the taste than actually present), and it I found that it overpowered the other flavours a little.

Still a very sound representation of the style.

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3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Enjoyed on may´12. (thanks – one more time- to Manolo from “Cerveceria Freiburg” ´cause it´s not too easy to find nice spots of Kellerbier style) Pale golden in color, chill haze. Mildy malty & floral hop aromas. Maltiness all around overwhelms low bitterness –shown by a subtle citric touch- . Some ripe apples too. Gentle mouthfeel & well balanced finish. Pleasant drinkability.

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Photo of complexnomenclature
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of drmeto
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-pours a hazy straw golden with a big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-honey,bready,lemon,grassy,nettle,spicy,slight pineapple
,lemon,orange,bready,honey,candy sweetness,cereal finish
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
Basically the unfiltered version of Ayinger's Helles Lager.
Good overall

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bryn
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Saviour
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - hazy straw yellow with a nice one finger white head.
S - tones of honey, bread and hay.
T - bread and hay, the same as taste.
F - strong carbonization, light-bodied.
O - OK but not essential to try.

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Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mmmbirra
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ever so slightly hazy yellow-gold. Big white head with lots of bubbles rushing to the surface.

Pils malt aroma with a little grassy hops in the background. The green hop aroma picks up a little as the beer sits in the glass, and begins to take on a bit of a spice tone.

A decent amount of hop flavor is evident at the first sip. All the carbonation seems to get in the way though and the beer foams up a little while tasting. Crackery malt becomes more pronounced on ensuing sips. A little more bitter than I was expecting; the hop flavor doesn't come through as much as the bitterness.

A little heavily carbonated for my tastes.

Nice kellerbier, not the best but they're generally a little livelier and fuller than their filtered counterparts, which I like.
The yeast was really caked onto the bottom of the bottle, with more yeast mixed in it of course would have had a yeastier aroma and taste to it. I'll be sure to swirl up my next bottle a bit to taste it that way.

Second bottle drunk the next day with all the yeast swirled in. Naturally, a much fuller body and richer mouthfeel with a some lemon zest both in aroma and taste that I find commonly in these kellerbiers. I prefer it this way, and have boosted the score accordingly.

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Photo of Svingjo
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours a nice translucent straw yellow with a thin white head. It has some grassy floral notes with a touch of hops. A little bready on the tongue, it actually reminded me of a witbier a bit. Maybe it was the slight creaminess. I enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of andpit
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Catching up on the craft beer advent.

A: Hazy straw with a white head, leaves a ring of retention & lace.

S: Steelie, grassy hops and San Fran sourdough bread.

T: Sourdough bread, floral hopping, slight steelie grass, gentle bitterness.

M: Highly attenuated, light to moderate body has a very crisp finish.

O: A really nice, easy-drinking brew.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As "Kellerbier, naturtrub" on-draught @ the brauhaus in Munich.

Has less of that unbunged damp basement character you often find in kellerbiere. Drinks more like an unfiltered Helles lager. I quite like if, and it's very drinkable.

Sharply overcarbonated, to its detriment.


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Photo of Sixpoint
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ayinger Liebhard's Kellerbier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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