Brauhaus Altenkunstadt Leikeim Steinbier Original | Brauerei Leikeim

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Brauhaus Altenkunstadt Leikeim Steinbier OriginalBrauhaus Altenkunstadt Leikeim Steinbier Original

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Brauerei Leikeim

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by HappyHourHero on 03-02-2008

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 28
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Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into...well a stein a murly tea color with a thin minimal head,alot of chunkines and floaties around.Sweet doughy aromas with mild toast,faint lemon is detected as well.A fuller mellow feel is nice making it go down easily.Sweetish on the palate with caramel/dough flavors with slight drying and peppery hop in the finish.Not bad but it's not up there with the better traditional kellerbiers out there.

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

Hazy dark amber color with beige head. Aroma is really malty with intense burnt sugar notes and toasted bread. Taste follows with the burnt sugar and toasted grains. Not really sweet, just tastes like sugar but without the associated sweetness. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's a really balanced beer with nice caramelized sugar notes and a quite smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of tempest
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a swing-top bottle from Euro Market for $3.50. Best by 10/2012. Poured a hazy amber with a short white head. There's a mild yeast bread aroma. The flavor has more caramel malt than most keller beers. I'm not picking up any hops character, but there's maybe a touch of earthyness from the yeast. I'd expect more character from a kellerbier. This is too bland.

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Photo of marcobrau
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Surprisingly cloudy. Caramel and a touch of apricot in the aroma along with some we cardboard. Caramel taste with a little toffee in the dry finish. Dry. Very easy drinking in part due to light carbonation. No head when poured, beer goes almost flat about half way through drinking this one. Not horrible, not that good, probably just old and poorly kept.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.53/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a .5L swing top to a bier glass, the liquid is dark orange with good carbonation. The head is tall white and leaves some lace.

The smell is grainy malt topped with citrus and a hint of nuts.

The taste is better, a chewy thick doughy malt with lots of citrus and nuts. Really quite the beer that begs you to gulp.

The mouthfeel is nice a very good carbonation and better then medium body.

The drinkability is excellent could be the best of style for me. Prosit, MK

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Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Leikeim Original Steinbier" on the front label, back export label with a close-up photo of flaming stones, and a best by date of 10 11 12. Imported by Doyna, Ltd.

It pours a hazy, unfiltered orange tone, much like a hefeweizen. Dense tan foam fluffs up above the rim of the glass, and leaves rings of lacing as it settles.

Bready specialty malt aroma, slight caramel and peanut butter.
Similar flavors of caramelized malts, bready and smooth, not all that sweet really. Lingering multigrain bread notes, smooth creamy feel and medium bodied. Pretty easy to drink, would be nice if there was some smoke to it though, if it is in fact a Steinbier.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer from Germany. 'Made by means of fire and stone', as stated on the bottle. 0.5 l bottle.

Orange brown colour, big creamy head, but modest carbonation on this.

Smell is malty and yeasty. Also some citrus, earthy aroma (maybe because of the stones used during the process of brewing this).

Taste is particular strong hoppy, spicy (peppery). Some citric notes in the background. Defenately not sweet.
Nice balance between bitterness and maltyness.
It's a smooth brew. Flavourfull.

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Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of bready malts and dough-like yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is rather malty with faint bits of sweetness, notes of toasted malts, and slight hints of apple esters. No bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While the taste of this beer is rather malty, it isn't that difficult to drink because the lighter-bodied nature and carbonation seems to lighten things up.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of draftpunk
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flip-top half-litre bottle from Stirchley Wines & Spirits: best before 19 Jan 2012, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard @ home on 22 Nov 2012.

Cloudy, dull amber/old gold body with a good foaming head.

Mixed bag of smells came from the brew: toasted malts, yeastiness and mustiness, no hot stone bits I could find.

The taste was also a mixed bag: caramel and toffee flavours give it a sweet edge while a crisp hop bitterness calms down the sweetness nicely.

I didn't know what to expect from a beer that has a really hot stone dropped into it: but you can't tell the process has taken place to be honest. Nothing wrong with it, just not out of the ordinary like I hoped for.

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Photo of biggred1
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Turbid amber with blonde highlights when backlit and a creamy tan head that leaves fine lace on the glass. Light toasted caramel, citrus notes and herbal hops in the aroma. Mild malty sweetness and a nice bit of caramel no doubt from the addition of hot stones in this beer. Medium light bodied with mild carbonation. With no other Steinbier to compare this to I can only say that this is a nice beer.

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Photo of drmeto
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-pours a cloudy golden-amber with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-high carbonation visible
-bready,spicy,milky,oranges,brown sugar
-spicy,red apple,honey,yeast sweetness,brown sugar,oranges
-medium,soft carbonation
-medium body
Despite being brewed with heated stones this pretty much fits the franconian Kellerbier style really well.

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Photo of eet_fuk
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Absumaster
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A fliptop 500 mL bottle with an orange beer with a small head.

Smell is a little toffee and a little smoky, with some bready notes.

Taste is light bready and biscuity with grains and a hint of smoke. Bitterness is low at first, but when swallowed the beer leaves a slight bitter at the back of my tongue. The yeast is clean and only adds a mineralic twist. A solid brew.

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Photo of Cozzatoad
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served on tap

A- Hazy and slighlty murky orange. Two finger creamy head, does not look very dense but still holds good retention, as well as leaving nice amounts of lacing on the glass

S- Sweet bready and caramel malts among a faint smoked feel. A background hint of grassy freshness

T- Strong and dominant caramel malts as to be expected, but with some background grainy and slightly smoked malt notes to bring a bit of complexity and a rustic feel. Light hints of fresh herbs and citrus bringing a refreshing feel. A touch of earthyness in the aftertaste. Overall very much on the sweet side, really peculiar and quite difficult to describe

M- Not impressed. Watery in body and actually quite low on the carbonation side as well. Still feels quite nice on the tongue, with a juicy smoothness. Not so nice on the palate, where it feels really flat

O- Very good drinkabilty despite it's peculiar character. A very interesting beer and i'm glad i tried it. Maybe a bit too much on the sweet side, not really feeling the urge to have it again

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leikeim Original Steinbier

LOOK: Clear deep golden colored brew, with a lathery froth.

SMELL: Fresh baked herb bread, toffee, grass, clean lager yeast. Smoke, caramel and a little bit of fruit.

TASTE: Clean lightly toasted malts and a gentle herbal hopping with a mild tea like bitterness. Soft buttery toffee. Simple but with nice round flavors of toast and noble hop bitters. Even a touch of lemony citrus to go with the caramelized malt flavor.

FEEL: Medium bodied, ultra smooth, clean delicious lager with some body behind it. Drinks effortlessly and a solid choice to enjoy multiples of.

OVERALL: A fine lager here from the Leikeim brewery . Solid German brew direct from the source. I'd love to pair this with beer simmered sausage and kraut.

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Photo of avalon07
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brownish color and a hazy texture. There was an inch of foamy head that disappeared fairly quickly. Average lacing.

S: As expected, this beer had a strong malty aroma, with a slight caramel tinge as well.

T: Tasted of malt (a large amount), a little caramel, and a little hops in the finish. Not a terribly complex beer, but vibrant and very focused.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, crisp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solid, sturdy well made beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky apricot colored beer supports a tall, dense, cream colored head that fades slowly leaving some thick patches of lace. Faint aroma of fleshy fruits, vanilla, fresh grain and vanilla. Flavors of peaches, dough, and vanilla. A mild nutty flavor pops in towards the finish just as a burst of carbonation washes away the other flavors. Moderately light body is bursting with fine carbonation. It's definitely an interesting mix of flavors. It's the first steinbier I've had so I don't know if it's representative of the style, but it's interesting enough to try one or two.

It says something about the tradition of Frankischen Kellerbiere on the back so that's the style I went with.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

(found this bottle at Belmont Station, Portland, Apr 2013)

A: hazy, orange-amber.... some sediment made it in, flakes, specks, floaters - probably not responsible for the haze though.... a lot of quick-dying open foam, little-to-no collar left... looks a mess overall

S: typical German old, oxidized(?) caramel-malt aromas, some bread crust as well... perhaps the slightest touch of (apple-) juicy fruit? floral?... increasing presence of lightly-souring bread dough scents and a little alcohol

T: nothing unique... dull-ish bit of yeasty bite in the finish... brief toasty flash... seemingly pleasant caramel malt flavor but a strange (yeasty?) bitter-tang takes over, obfuscates the malt.... bit of a plant-material (leaf and stem and twig) quality in the aftertaste

M: fairly smooth up front... medium-bodied but with a watery membrane taking it through.... tiny hint of astringency late, almost chalky wash

O: man, some of these super-malt-forward are pretty shit-bland... I wonder how old and/or well-cared for this bottle was (no dates on the labels)

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Quite similar to the other Leikem's Kellerbier, this one has a nice hazy orange color and a cream-color foam, somewhat dense with some big bubbles.
Smell is strong, with a yeasty and a cereal character. Taste is kind of neutral in this one (the other Leikem's Kellerbier is tastier), malty and grainy notes are stronger than the cereal ones.
Feel is nice again, with a pleasant bitter end. It's possible to feel better the alcohol in this one.
Well, this beer is nice, but I still prefer the other Leikem's Kellerbier.

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Photo of sudsy2drunk
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy, orangish, small head

Aroma: Malty, slightly smoky, citrusy (orangy ?)

Taste: Refreshing; carbonated moutfheel; a little dry, bitter aftertaste; but overall quite good.

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

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Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Domingo
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old school. A hot rock is dumped into an unfiltered lager to add additional caramelization.
Cloudy amber/khaki. Lots of foam.
A flavor profile of caramel, peanut butter, and bread. Yup, not kidding about the peanut butter. I get that from other brews, too. I believe it to be a mix of darker malts (usually dunkels) and noble hops, but it isn't uncommon for me.
Tasty stuff, and easy drinking, too.
Caramelized and hearty, but not too boozy.
Great beer I hope to try at the source someday.
Simple, straight ahead, but really good. Not every really good beet has to have a million flavors going on. Give me 2-3 really good ones and I'm happy.

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