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

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Ayinger Liebhard's KellerbierAyinger Liebhard's Kellerbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 04-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of freundnam
4.56/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Dentist666
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: this beer is now simply named Kellerbier.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy yellowy golden colour with a nice, lasting head.

Smells very yeasty.

Tastes very yeasty, nicely malty with light, biscuity malts, and some fruity hops.

Overall a very good, very drinkable beer.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seanyfo
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

50cl bottle poured into Spaten seidel

BBE April 2012

A- Dark blonde cloudy body with a crisp solid 3 finger white head that produces very good lacing and retention

S- Slightly musty/earthy, floral hops and touch of biscuit malt

T- Low biscuity malt sweetness throughout with a strong but not dominating earthy hop presence in the finish with a little citrus. Finish is semi-dry.

M- Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.

D- Refreshing amount of hops in the finish. A nice balance between malt and hop, with the bitterness in the semi dry finish being very refreshing. Easy on the tongue and stomach. An excellent example of the style.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DerBayer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hmmmm so this is supposedly a Kellerbier:

It pours a straw straw blond with no cloudiness??? Shouldnt a Kellerbier always be naturtrueb!

Smells of hops and freshly cut grass

Complex hop flavour not as good as the best ones

Crisp and smooth refreshing with medium body

Very very drinkable

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Photo of herrburgess
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of dcmchew
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of innominat
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
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 Domingo
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Liebhard's in Aying.
Arrived a hazy pale color with a pretty fluffy head. As per the others I've had, it's not really golden or bright yellow, but a lighter color. The haze isn't quite weissbier level, but it's certainly unfiltered.
The flavor components are actually very much like a floral pils. Hoppy and sharp, but with the Bavarian malt background to offer balance. The yeast doesn't have the potent ale yeast flavors but offers more of a clover honey, herbal flavor. That combined with the floral hops makes this pretty unique. Hoppy, herbal, and with just enough malt to meet my personal tastes.
Even though it's got suspended yeast, it drinks like a helles and the mouthfeel is clean.
A very unique example of a pretty rare style. Another winner from Ayinger that's worth the trip from Munich by itself...although there are many of beers like that there!

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Photo of fr0wn3r
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Bryn
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mizx
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of therica
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle brought home from Munich by my son last month to share (photo submitted for this listing).

A= light cloudy lemon-yellow akin in color to a Witte. Fair carbonated white head dissipating quickly.

S= very nice spicy hops florals, a bit peppery, a citrus aroma and some light malts.

T= much like the scent, spicy citrus hops, nice sweet malts, more than I'd expected for such a light-colored beer. A drop of buckwheat honey.

M= clean, slightly tart and pepper, a bit of sweet malty syrup.

O= I'd session on this (he and his friends did on-tap over in Germany) easily. Great with anything that would go with something akin to a Witte but with more malt-flavor.

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Photo of mmmbirra
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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 kwjd
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchster
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank this one in Lucerne. Evidently available only in a limited market, yet brewed regularly. Beautifully cloudy, straw-golden brew unfortunately forms a thin head with poor retention and lacing. Carbonation is mild. Aroma is clean with husky, sweet pale malts, some slightly skunked fruity hops and that's about it. Mouthfeel is soft with a wet finish and medium body. Taste begins with bright acidity and distant, yet distinct, German noble flavor hops, giving way to a bready maltiness with moderate husken character and wet grain sack. The finish is soft and wet with more of the lingering sweet huskiness, but towards the middle of the bottle, it becomes irritating. Bittering hops are delicate. A decent beer, but tends to become bothersome over time.

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Photo of RobertDwight
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a very bright light golden color. It has a wispy little head that quickly fads away, it has lots of carbonation. Smells clean and clear. I prefer the look of the unfiltered version of this beer, but the taste is pretty much the same. Starts out with a slightly malty flavor but finishes clean and crisp. Mouth feel is pretty week, but I think it would be a good palate cleanser if you were eating a meal with it. Usually I'm not a lager fan, but my exceptions are ones like this.

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Ayinger Liebhard's Kellerbier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
3.8 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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