Engel Kellerbier Dunkel | Crailsheimer Engelbräu

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Engel Kellerbier DunkelEngel Kellerbier Dunkel

Brewed by:
Crailsheimer Engelbräu

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Globetrotter on 05-13-2004

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 19
Reviews by RuudJH:
Photo of RuudJH
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

0,5 liter bottle bought on a recent short trip across the border to Germany.

Bigger head than the Keller-Hell, very creamy indeed. Dark brown beer smells of malt and candy caramel, lightly of grassy hop.
Taste is more bitterness. A pronounced roasty character from the malts. More bitter than sweet (contrary to the Keller-Hell).
Overall this is a more interesting brew. It's certainly wilder and more unbalanced, and the bitterness makes it something more special.
Not at all a bad choice if you want to try the style.

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Photo of vinivini
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle drank on 23 Feb 2013 in Berlin.

Grubby brown looking brew: not fully clear or clean looking. Off-white head that didn't hang around for a closer inspection.

Malty, dirty nose: not unpleasant, but not pleasant either.

The taste was also a dirty malt flavour with hints of hop bitterness towards the end of each gulp. Grainy and earthy feel from the start, different and worth finding: not great but certainly worthy of trying if you come across it in your travels.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes in the standard Engel brown half liter bottle with a screw off top. The label is yellow and gold, and features an image of the brewery. Purity law applies. Best before 12/31/04, I opened it on 5/13/04.

Pours a very attractive cloudy copper hue under a beige head that lingers for a while and leaves some very nice traces of lace. The nose is full of sweet caramel. The mouth is fairly thin and quite prickly. The taste disappoints, as it is watery more than anything else. Sure, there's a touch of caramel, but not much. Very little hops reveal themselves either, although as the beer warms, a bit of bitterness comes out. Still, not enough to make this anything more than a curiosity. There's very little finish, and not much of an aftertaste. Nothing objectionable here, but nothing noteworthy, either.

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Photo of drmeto
2.96/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

-pours a cloudy chestnut brown with ruby hues and a small,frothy,offwhite head
-high carbonation visible
-bready,cola syrup,licorice,plums,raisins,spicy,yeast sweetness,cooked potatoes
-caramel,plum,herbs,nutty,licorice,coffee,faint smoke
-finishes dry
-medium to high carbonation (overcarbonated)
-light,watery body
T/A were too subdued for me.Body was too light.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark chestnut; big frothy head, long lasting

Aroma: Light malt, hops and spice; not much here

Taste: Creamy and malty on start; light hop bitterness moving through zippy and roasted grain; pretty well balanced, but a bit thin; stout-like

Remarks: Pretty smooth and good flavor overall

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of rredshift
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of sinistrsam
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From what I coud gather this was a dark brownish-copper with a medium offwhite head; I say from what I could gather because this was served in a ceramic krug, in traditional german beer-keller fashion. Who am I to complain?
Caramel malts dominate both the smell and the taste, but little hoppiness or dark fruits.
Semi-sweet and almost brown-sugary, with a mild bitter aftertaste, but overall a good presence of carbonation and a really drinkable and pleasant beer.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy brown color with 2 finger tall head. Medium retention. Smells dough, yeasts... Tastes roasted malts, bready finish. Perfect carbonation. Nice.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the screwtop half liter bottle, it pours a hazy brown with a small head, dissipating quickly to a thin cover. Some lacing. Roast malts in the nose. The mouth follows and enjoys every drop. Yum!

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Photo of Dougology
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Tried today at the Cordenons Pumpkin festival in Italy. Good flavor and even the wife liked it. Bottle said 7%ABV though.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a 0.5l bottle of this while sitting outdoors at the Ratsstube on the Rothenburg Marktplatz on 29SEP09. Set me back 3.00EU.

Served in a tall, fluted, fogged weiss-bier type glass, this Dunkel was a deep chestnut hue. A creamy beige head lay atop things, with good stick in the glass. Aroma is a bit of light caramel and toffee, and is a touch roasty. Almost medium in body, it is light and airy on the tongue, with a smidge of prickle.

Light roastiness alights in the flavor as well, with subtle choco in the background. Floral hopping is present, with a roasty, slightly bitter finish. Not bad, overall. Zum Wohl!!

look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | drink: 3.5


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Photo of stevoj
2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

One might mistake this for a cola bier, it’ so sweet. The nice coffee bitterness of, say, Kostritzer is missing. Nice fluffy head with sticky lacing, dark brown color, but almost no scent and taste is far too sweet, almost porterish.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer comes in a short-necked brown 50 cl. bottle with a rescrewable cap. The label's got a picture the brewery in the old days.

A: The pour is slightly murky redish brown with a medium large kind of airy/soapy head that dissipates pretty fast leaving some uneven lace.

S: Light roasted sweet caramell malt, bitter hops and an "off-smell" - like perfume or something.

T: A little less sweet, but still light roasted caramell malt - tastes better than it smells. Bitterhops are present. Some very faint citric notes and then there's some dark fruits as well.

M: Aftertaste is longlasting and holds a nice dry bitterness, the sweetness "dies" pretty quickly. The body is full and the carbonation is light. Kind of a rough mouthfeel.

D: Nice taste - tastes more than this brewery's other Keller Biers.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BILF
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Dzu
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KimenTshom
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Engel Kellerbier Dunkel from Crailsheimer Engelbräu
3.58 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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