Leikeim Kellerbier Naturtrüb
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German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #125
Ranked #36,088
3.63 | pDev: 9.37%
Brauerei Leikeim
Leikeim Kellerbier NaturtrübLeikeim Kellerbier Naturtrüb
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 32
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy deep orange color with frothy beige head. Aroma is mostly grainy with a hint of earthy hops. Taste follows with the grainy notes and some earthy bitterness. It's not really malty or sweet, quite dry actually. Medium body with medium to low carbonation. Overall it's a quite rustic feeling beer.

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Photo of stevoj
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From 2012: Aroma sort of smells like butterscotch, color is amber, with lasting off-white head. Tastes like caramel and bread, slight metallic tinge. Just average...

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

What a surprise, I thought I did not like kellers because I've drank a terrible one years ago.. This one is actually nice!
It has a hazy orange color and a whitey foam somewhat dense, with some big bubbles on top.
Smell and taste are yeasty and filled with cereal notes; a nice fruity character and a subtle hoppy character are also found.
Body is at good level and carbonation balances; bitterness in the end is pleasant.

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Photo of mmmbirra
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A sweet aroma with some subtle herbal and floral hops coming through. It's an opaque orange. Nice herbal hop flavor with some sweet malt and richness from the yeast. Finishes dry and quick.
Quite nice. Worth checking out, but perhaps not one of the best.

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Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color with some amber hues and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of yeast as well as biscuit and bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and doesn't have much in the way of bitterness, but there are enough underlying hops to prevent any sweetness. Some hints of
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little lighter compared to other Kellerbiers but is still quite flavorful and a good representation of the style.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint .9fl oz bottle
Served in a weizen glass

A - This beer pours burnt orange in color with golden highlights. It is hazy with chunks of yeast suspended in it. A normal pour produced almost no head. The little bit that rings the rim appears to be off-white or beige.

S - I dive in nose first and get a snoot full of caramel and toffee. I also get a little bit of toast. There are no discernible hops.

T - The nose of this beer doesn't lie. Up front it is sweet with caramel and toffee. I even taste the toast. However, it does have a little bitterness on the finish to help cut some of the sweetness.

M - Moderate to medium

O - This is a decent beer. I am not overly familiar with the style, so I am not sure how it compares. It is a bit sweet for me, but not a bad way to start my Sunday.

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Photo of Jul72
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Local market just got this in and I figured I would try it. Pored it into a mug from the bottle. Resembled caramel in color. Very very smooth with a full body taste. A little bit of a sweet finish. Definitely worth going out of your way to find and try it.

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Photo of emerge077
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Label description in German, then "BEST BEFORE 10 03 13" so a few months in code. Let's drop the brewery description in freetranslation shall we?

"The independent, Franconian variant of the cellar beer is brewed after old tradition. The untergärige (bottom-fermenting yeast), nature dim full beer is somewhat for pampered beer connoisseur. The nose takes easily sweetish honey note and fine fruit note aware. One loves it for its quite very drinkable taste and its mild, sharp type. This beer our fathers brewed already so."

Pampered beer connoisseur, lol.

Bright copper color, fully saturated with bright clarity. Tendrils of drippy lace in the glass, finely textured foam that remains in the glass for a good while.

Toasty aroma,malty with some mineral essence also. Feel is crisp and slightly sharp, though it smooths out quickly in the end. Pouring in the yeast adds a bit of fullness to the body. Toasty, nutty malt flavors, a hint of dried fruit leather in the aftertaste. Pretty drinkable, a nice traditional take on this historical style.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Bolingbrook, IL
Date: Best before 10/03/13
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Leikeim's kellerbier is a solid version of the style, featuring strong toasted bread and yeast notes with noticeable, but not imposing, yeast presence. The style itself is rare to encounter, and that this is available in some areas and $3 for a 22oz bottle should be a cause for happiness. A good-tasting, high-value kellerbier that I hope is around for a long time to come.

Pours a 2cm head of off-white, small to medium-sized bubbles. The foam has above-average retention, eventually receding to a thick ring around the glass and a single large island of wispy foam. Lacing along the sides of the glass is substantial, literally cobwebs of the stuff. Body is a pale brown color and opaque when out of the light, light brings out a reddish-orange center with yellow highlights to the beer, still opaque from suspended yeast. Carbonation is visible, but sluggish.

Aroma has a solid mixture of yeast, toasted bread, and a bit of toffee. Generally pleasing: assertive, but not overly so, with modest complexity.

Tasting opens with some general malt sweetness/smooth toffee-ness, mineral elements, and yeasty toasted bread. Mid-palate of modest bitterness, toasted bread, and slight toffee, which leads to a close of largely the same, with a heavier toffee presence. Aftertaste of yeasty, toffee-bread malts with a mid-level European hop bitterness hovering around every aspect.

The beer is medium-bodied, with medium-low carbonation, that results in a super-smooth and semi-bubbly mouthfeel, which is just a pleasure to drink. Finishes semi-dry, with modest stickiness across the palate.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a hazy orange with a medium white head, leaves solid lace.

S: Notes of orange marmalade and bread, nice minerality.

T: Big mineral flavours, some earthy hops on the back end. Really no sweetness.

M: Very dry, crisp, a refreshing beer.

O: I enjoyed it, though it doesn't have the overall complexity I've found in others of its style. Worth a pickup though if you like kellers.

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Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a swing top from EuroMarket for $3.50. The hopping is pretty mild, but there's a gentle spice in the finish and balancing bitterness. It's a maltier lager up front, with toasty biscuit, a hint of caramel, and clean grain. The hops build slowly in the finish with a citrus edge, but otherwise this is just a pleasant, balanced (and hazy) lager.

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Photo of djura
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got it on tap on Belgrade beer fest.

A- Nice biscuit color,one finger high foam,white,medium carbonation. Cloudy,very good appearance.

S-Spicy,coriander aroma,hoppy characters in the nose,average for the style.

T/M- Again coriander,but it is smooth for drinking,unique Bavarian hefe style.

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Photo of atis
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow with dense white head that forms patchy lacing. Aroma is bready and toasty malt, yeast and hints of citrus.

Taste is rich malt with spicy citrus hops and faint feeling of wood and smoke, bittery citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation that make the hoppy bite more pronounced.

Despite high carbonation, rather uncommon in Kellerbiers I have encountered before, it enhances the taste in an interesting and pleasant fashion. I certainly liked it and would buy it again.

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Photo of RuudJH
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Leikeim Bier, picked up during a short trip to Germany.
0.5 l bottle.

Looks orange/light brown, with a fluffy nice head, good carbonation.
First smell is nice malty, bready. After that, some citrus aroma.
Equal is the taste: mainly malts, good ones... and citric hops that develope into a nice mild bitter aftertaste.
Very smooth brew. Bittersweetness, refreshing light body, but with the yeasty bits from the bottle, it's defenately flavourfull untill the end.

Nice experience.

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Photo of mactrail
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very pleasing creamy amber beer.

Beautiful orange amber color with a slight cloudiness that gives the beer a frosty jewell-tone look in the glass. Quite creamy in the mouth, a pleasing effervescence. A bit woody or astringent on the tongue. Malty flavors dominate with hops coming forward later. Just a little tart and citrusy but well balanced by the malt.

I've been trying examples of Kellerbiers when I find them here in Germany. An interesting style that produces a lot of flavor for modest alcohol.

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Photo of TheSarge
4.26/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This kellerbier is richly carbonated and produces a brilliant bright white head. This beer maintains great crown retention. The body is orangish gold, and is hazy from the left over yeast.

The aromas are close to typical pilsner: fresh hay and kind of lemony.

This brew has a unique flavor to it. There is a very toasty/maltiness to it, with a vegetable like finish to it.

Leikeim Kellerbier has a strong bite with all the carbonation, and is very refreshing. This is a great kellerbier, and is now one of my favorites.

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Leikeim Kellerbier Naturtrüb from Brauerei Leikeim
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 32 ratings