Gold Standard Export Kellerbier | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brooklyn Gold Standard Export Kellerbier is here to channel those days when the land was green with beer gardens, and no one had yet uttered the P-word*. The title “Export” connotes a beer more robust than pilsner, while the word “Kellerbier” tells us that it’s unfiltered. Our malt is 100% floor-malted Bohemian barley, giving the beer a rich bready backbone. And Brooklyn Gold Standard is going to need a solid backbone to hold up all those snappy German Hallertau Perle, Hallertau Mittelfrueh and Czech Saaz hops that are leaping out of the glass. A long, cold lager fermentation makes it rich, but smooth. The big floral hop aroma is followed by refreshingly bold bitterness and beautiful rounded malt flavors.

Added by Jason on 04-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a couple of sixteen ounce drafts of this at my local beer bar in Manhattan.

Color was gold to light straw with a hazy character. Carbonation was good, about two fingers worth.

Aroma was mostly of light bread. Not much in the way of aroma, pretty standard.

Taste was refreshing but a little bit on the tangy side. Not like it was bad, just a little belgiany or something.

Not a bad beer overall. Not my favorite from this brewery however.

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3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Taco Mac 7/18/12. Reviewed from notes.

(Appearance) Color is a very pale yellow with mild haze. Head is white and retains average, settling to a thin white film. Overall a nice appearance. 4

(Smell) A mild pale malt with a pleasing syrupy citrus aroma to pair. Hops are less prevalent and not very bitter. Yeasty Belgian-like candi sugars here and there. Enjoyable aroma, although certainly different from what one may expect for a pilsner. 3.5

(Taste) Flavor is pale malt with a syrupy citrus marmalade, honey and mild citrus hop finish. A bit syrupy sweet and a bigger body than expected. Mild alcohol on the end. Interesting. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is medium-thick with a syrupy feel. Body is light-medium. Alcohol presence is mild. Decent pairing for flavor but a little deep for the general Drinkability of a pilsner. I could only have one of these before my palate is shot. 3

(Overall) An interesting pilsner, a bit heavy on the malt side, with plenty of syrupy goodness but not so much participation from the hops or the rest of the brew. It has a bigger body of flavor which makes Drinkability a bit lower than the average pilsner. It was a nice drink for me but I probably wouldn't order it again. 3

Brooklyn Brewery's
Gold Standard Export Kellerbier

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3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Plonk in Houston, TX.

A: Pours a pretty much clear golden/yellow color. A bubbly two finger head gently rises, then recedes in a second. Light Lace.
S: Lagerish yeast, peppery spice. Grassy dry hops that leaves a lingering bitterness.
T: Follows the nose with earthy yeast and peppery spice up front. Light grassy hops that finishes dry and bittering.
M/D: A light to medium body. High carbonation, but a bit to much on the thin side for me. Easy enough to drink, but not something I care to come back to again and again.

Just kind of a standard lager for me. Nothing bad, but nothing that stands out either.

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

Full flavored and richly textured, the absolute taste of lightly kilned grain, sulfury fruit, and yeast delivers the taste of lagers in their most unadulterated form. Much like cask ales, this is the way that lagers are meant to be enjoyed.

Cloudy gold in color, the beer has a slight murky appearance due to it's unfiltered quality. The dense elixir builds a fluffy white head that retains and laces beautifully. Aside from the color of the beer, a pale ale demeanor is portrayed.

Rich bready malt smells distinctly of light bread, equipped with enriched yeast character, dough, and grain. The slight ester of apple with a whiff of sulfur seems quite crisp and inviting despite it's fuller aromatic profile.

Consistently delivered from the nose, the taste also starts with a hearty bread flavor of soft barley, yeast, and dough. Rich pilsner sweetness is balance by both mineral crispness, sulfur apple snap, and herbal hop lemongrass taste which develops into spicy earthy bitterness to close the simplistic yet rich taste.

Fuller than the average pilsner, the bready taste manifests in texture with a bready-rich mouthfeel that washes away with the zesty carbonation and allows the minerals, sulfur, hop dryness, and alcohol warmth to close the session from several angles, all light but all combine for a highly satisfying finish and aftertaste.

Where filtration helps to create a highly crisp, clean, and refreshing taste, a well made kellerbier can do all those things as well and without sacrificing the soul of the beer. Thanks Brooklyn Brewery, the world needs more kellerbiers.

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Gold Standard Export Kellerbier from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 84 ratings