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:
55
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
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 kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

C+ (3.13) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of dcmchew
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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 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 Rhettroactive
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of wordemupg
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 27/9/12

A hazy peachy pale yellow with lots of bubbles but not much for head or lace

S sweet malts with some floral hops and dry cereal, not a whole lot going on really

T tastes a little stronger and sweeter, has some fruity notes and earthy tones, I prefer the flavor as its stronger and there’s more to it

M light bodied and just a little foamy, refreshing and a faint grassy finish

O decent beer but I was expecting a little more from Ayinger, easy enough to drink and good flavor but not the best version of the style I’ve had recently

From a classic German brewery I was expecting something special and this one’s just decent. I’ve had a few beers from this Beer Advent Calendar that leaves me wondering about age and transport of the bottles. The BB dates a few months away but that could still have this one well past its prime

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stcules
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very turbid apperance, dued to the yeast. Oranged in color, straw-colored and greenish reflexes.
Decent head, average in compactness, even if it is a little scarce.
The smell is fresh hop, with a delicate malt tone. Yeast, obviously. And fresh hop. Breadcrust.
Even in the taste, a good light maltness, quite yeasty. And fresh hop. Well balanced.
The body is quite light, but not too light.
Nothing particular in the aftertaste, the same notes.
Drinkable.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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 Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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 JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of DOCRW
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (50 cl.) purchased in "Biéres & Chopes".

Appearance : yellow color, with white foamy head.
Smell : moderate malty and grain aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet, with hoppy notes, lightly bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the German style Keller bier.

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

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

Photo of Sixpoint
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
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
3.8 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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