Feierling Inselhopf
Hausbrauerei Feierling

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Style:
Lager - Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #2
ABV:
5%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,990
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 12.08%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
18
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Hausbrauerei Feierling
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  11
Gots
  2
SCORE
92
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IdTapThat from California

4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

0.5 liter Stein brought to you by a waitress.

Gorgeous 1.5 inches white head.

Super smooth flavor, yet full bodied, so it lasts enough up until your next gulp. This beer is not for sipping!

A super session beer - you just don't want to put it down.

You can easily polish off five 0.5 liter steins in 2 hours, especially when you are having a great time with friends.

Beware - the smoothness of the beer masks the ABV. 2.5 liters of this helles easily puts you in the f$#@$# up zone. But it tastes so good that you just don't care.

Tasting this beer is not enough. Plan adequate time for a good session. Feierling Inselhopf is a must, if you are in Freiburg! Second to Feierling's helles, try the "Rothaus Tannenzäpfle" available by the bottle at most gas stations around the black forest area. These two beers are The benchmark for true German beer, and the only beer the locals drink! (Opinion based on 3.5 years of living in Freiburg, with a good pulse on the local lifestyle.)

Prost!

Sven

Sep 18, 2010
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brandonld23 from Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

May 21, 2019
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tjd25 from France

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing appearance: the head is dense, fine and creamy, and lasting; the body is of a nice hazy golden color. The smell is very fresh and shows some subtle fruity notes. Quite enjoyable; basic, but nonetheless pleasing. The taste is greatly fruity at first, before a floury hoppy aftertaste appears. Citrus, peaches, with some wheaty and cake-like nutty notes. Mouthfeel is very round, smooth and creamy. Probably the best helles I’ve had so far!

Aug 10, 2004
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SCW from New York

4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 04, 2015
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JustinMc from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful golden color, hazy throughout. The head is thick, creamy, and dense, and retains well.

Smell: Very crisp and fresh, some slight fruity undertones.

Taste: Truly exceptional. A strong, wheaty taste with some notes of citrus and flour and a slight bitter hit of hops. Finishes very crisp and smooth. The texture is very full and creamy.

Truly an excellent beer, and certainly one of the best brewed here in Freiburg.

Mar 07, 2009
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Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 26, 2016
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ajevne from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Feb 13, 2015
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serapheus from Australia

4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 28, 2018
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driftlessbrewin from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.9%

Aug 05, 2012
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Gregwa from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.9%

Dec 16, 2011
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Fettpopps from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -32.9%

Mar 16, 2014
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Beric from Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Serving: On tap at the Hausbrauerei Feierling Biergarten in Freiburg (Breisgau) in 500mL Krug.
Served: Many times between March-July 2012

Appearance: A hazy, pale, yellow. Not as golden as a Hefeweizen, but not as pale as a Pils. Thick, white head that sticks around for a good while. Looks welcoming.

Smell: Fresh, crisp, 'beer-y', sweet.

Taste: Amazing. Incredible. This is one of the best beers I have ever tasted. Light fruity notes on the tip, and a nice kiss of hops on the back end- just enough to know they're there, but not enough to really taste them throughout the beer. Incredibly well brewed. I could drink this beer for hours and continue to be enraptured by its masterful balance. Truly a special beer.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and full-bodied. Perfect carbonation for the style: enough to be 'frisch' and effervescent but not enough to make you feel full after a few.

Overall: If you are in the Freiburg area, you must try this beer. Easily the best beer available in the entire city. If only I could get my hands on this and some Rothaus back here in the states, I'd be a happy man.

Jun 01, 2013
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abeeronthebeach from California

4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 23, 2015
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Shandycan from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 09, 2015
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fastestmanalive from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

Jun 28, 2014
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VirusQc

5/5  rDev +11.9%

Sep 04, 2014
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moodenba from New York

3.6/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyable May, 2015, visit to Feierling's beer garden in Freiburg. Weather was so-so, but the place was doing a lively business.

The one beer available was inselhopf. It tasted to me like a fairly standard German lager, a little less malty than those offered by their Bavarian neighbors. They get extra credit for the beer garden experience.

Feb 23, 2016
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MickyMc from Belgium

4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As an Englishman living in Belgium it takes a lot for a German beer to excite me. Most are good, few are great, and a few really make you want to stay all night. This beer falls into the latter category.
A. Creamy yellow opaque beer with a good head.
S. I can't say it had a strong aroma and certainly no obvious fruity or grassy notes, but I was sitting on a roof terrace in the Beer garden in 32C heat surrounded by trees and the smell of the nearby restaurants wafting by!
T. A complex mix of subtle fruity flavours wrapped up in a creamy texture which make it an incredibly enjoyable and very drinkable beer.
The white beer must be equally as nice as my wife suggested going back again the following night!!! (As she's Belgian she is no stranger to a good beer)
We'll be going back before the end of our Holliday!

Jul 19, 2015
Feierling Inselhopf from Hausbrauerei Feierling
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 18 ratings