Engel Kellerbier Hell | Crailsheimer Engelbräu

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Engel Kellerbier HellEngel Kellerbier Hell

Brewed by:
Crailsheimer Engelbräu

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-30-2004

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 15
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.03/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In 2016, it is called "Keller Hell" - from the bottle, it pours a light amber with a small head, quickly dissipating - as expected in a kellerbier. Not as cloudy as I would expect... Some hops with the malt in the nose. The mouth gets a bit of hops with the malt as well. Yum!

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Photo of Dentist666
3.66/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy golden beer with nice white head, good retention, smell - honeyish, herbal hops, bready. Taste - malt-forwarded, low bitterness, honey.
Light body, smedium carbonation.
Crisp, but a bit inappropriate to the style.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought home from a recent trip to Germany. 0,5 liter bottle.
Nice fresh smell of german hop, Grassy, saaz i guess .
Golden beer with very nice carbonation, a decent and creamy head.
Taste is pretty malty, quite sweet i would say, with only slight bitter notes.
Aftertaste is very mild and smooth. Light.
Overall seems to me very balanced crafted and decent for the style.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle with screw-on cap. Poured into a Weizen glass.

Color is cloudy orange, looks like a Hefeweizen. Two fingers head, left some lace.
Smell is dominated by yeast but you can also distinguish some bready aromas.
It tasted as I was expecting from the looks, raw and unfiltered. Aftertaste is short but pleasant.

I really enjoyed this one. It's a nice alternative for a Hefeweizen if you like unfiltered, yeasty beers but want something less fruity.

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Photo of stcules
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Deep golden color, lightly veiled, with a decent white foam, quite creamy. Some bubbles on the sides.
Quite malty smell, with strong notes of yeast. Abit of hop in the back, very light.
Malty taste, a bit too much, and so a bit too heavy. Again yeast taste.
Average body.
A bit of hop in the back of the aftertaste.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.74/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours murky straw-coloured with a white uneven head that dissipates into some lacings.

S: Yeast up front, then there's malt, an almost bready smell. Crisp-bread and floral hops with citric notes (mainly oranges). Very faint bitter hops.

T: Creamy butter notes. Not very strong in taste. Floral hoppy notes (a bit fainter than in the smell).

M: Thin body and moderate carbonation. A bit creamy mouthfeel. The aftertaste is very short, but holds some amount of bitterness.

D: This is my first ever Kellerbier, and I must say that I'm quite dissapointed. I've heard so many nice things about Kellerbier so I guess that this is a weak example.

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Photo of BillyBoysPie
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Santa Rosa Argentinean Grill in Berlin.

Dark red-orange color with in inch of off white head.

Smell is very orangey, with a bit of cloves and noble hops.

It's a surprising beer to drink - very orange flavored with a touch of perceptible bitterness. Odd that orange is the primary flavor and little bitterness.

Medium-bodied and refreshing. A little "thick."

Interesting try.

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Photo of Globetrotter
2.66/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Comes in a stout brown half liter bottle with a short neck, a screw-on cap and a gold and tan label featuring a sketch of the brewery building. Purity law applies. Best before 1/05, I opened it on 5/30/04.

Pours cloudy pale gold under a two finger white head with very good body and decent retention, leaving a touch of lace. When cold, there is no nose at all. Towards the bottom of the glass, a good deal closer to room temperature, a bit of malt shows up, but it is very subdued. The mouth is light and moderately carbonated. The taste is, well, watery. There's a bit of a mild malt base, but this brew is close to tasteless. A mild hoppy finish improves things somewhat, but even that doesn't linger long, leaving essentially no aftertaste, just the slightest touch of bitter. Zwickels can often be a bit thin, but this was excessively so.

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Engel Kellerbier Hell from Crailsheimer Engelbräu
3.28 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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