Insel Kreide
Rügener Insel Brauerei GmbH

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Style:
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Ranked #15
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,639
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 6.43%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
14
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Rügener Insel Brauerei GmbH
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle served cold into a chalice. LCBO purchase for $8.25 CDN. Interesting looking beer as we don't get many champagne beers here. Best before November 14, 2020.

Appearance - rich mildly hazy golden color with two plus fingers of creamy and frothy white head. Excellent retention lots of spotty lacing at the edges of the glass.

Smell - a touch of candi sugar with Belgian yeast and subtle vinous undertone. Subtle sweet fruits like peaches some to mind too, actual more like a dialled down tripel than anything I recognize.

Taste - initially a touch of sweetness, then some white grape flavor comes in. Fades away into no flavor at all. Mineral water is quite apparent here.

Mouthfeel- medium-light bodied with lots of carbonation. Dry finish and easy to drink.

Overall - the taste is a bit of a letdown otherwise this is a very good German rendition of something Belgian. Would enjoy again but probably wouldn't pay $8.25 to do so. Worth a try while the limited quantities are in stock.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly cloudy golden color with white head. Aroma has floral notes, peppery yeast esters and some mineral notes like sulfur. Taste starts with a light malt and wheat sweetness, mineral yeast, light yeast spice and a very light hop bitterness on the finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Quite smooth mouthfeel with a nice yeast character.

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Photo of Mysticmage
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours golden hazy into a tulip with excellent collar and bubbling throughout. nose is classic whit here with strong wheaty grasses. taste is slight sour with minimal aftertaste. not a bad one here.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

De craftbeer-shop.com. En cooa Teku Jugando a Avernum 6. Efervescente con buena sensacion en boca, invitando a trago largo gracias a agradable sequedad y fresco lupulado citrico

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, deep golden coloration with a large, foamy, lasting head and visible carbonation Smells of light doughy malt, mildly spicy yeast esters, white grape and a grassy/herbal note, with a certain tartness as well. Definitely has a certain champagne aroma to it. Taste is a good, if not all that expressive balance of biscuity malt, fruity/spicey yeast esters and grassy/citrus hops, with notes of white grape, green apple, coriander and lime. Quite dry, with a light tartness as well. Finishes crisp and dry, with no discernible bitterness and some tart grape notes lingering in the aftertaste. Effervescent mouthfeel with a light body and lively carbonation.

I'm finding it difficult to rate this to style, as it's the first beer of its kind that I've had, but I was surprised that it actually tasted a lot like I would have expected it to. Yes, this has a lot of a Witbier with the spicy yeast esters and citrus notes, but it's also quite dry and lightly tart, with bubbly carbonation and green apple and grape notes, which does kind of bring to mind a champagne. Does turn flat rather quickly though and shouldn't be drunken slowly.

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Photo of moose1980
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Listed here as a WItbier; listed as 'Champagner Ale' on the bottle. Brewed with champagne yeast, I believe.

Very Pale, slightly hazy straw-yellow. Big, bubbly, white head that noisily dissipates leaving some beautiful lacing. Bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass like a champagne would.
The nose is definitely that of a Witbier: strong wheat aroma, coriander, lemony. A nice flowery/herbal character in addition to the spiciness.
The taste is dominated more by the spices than anything else, with a lemony - but not overly bitter - finish. I was hoping for a dry, champagne-like finish, but it wasn't there.
Light, watery body with not as much carbonation as expected from the bubbles in the glass. In fact, given what I was expecting from the appearance, I would consider it somewhat flat.
Overall, nothing special, but could be refreshing on a hot summer day, though.

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Photo of drmeto
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: -pours a hazy straw golden with a medium, creamy, white head -high carbonation visible S: -sharp lemon zest,wheat,coriander,earthy,herbal,sweaty off flavour T: -lemon zest,wheat,coriander,zesty -very dry F: -light body -medium carbonation O: Decent Witbier aside from that sweaty off-smell

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Insel Kreide from Rügener Insel Brauerei GmbH
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 14 ratings