Citra-Pils Keller Bier
Switchback Brewing Company

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Switchback Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #66
Ranked #18,578
3.85 | pDev: 8.57%
Jul 31, 2022
Apr 21, 2015
Very Good
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Rated: 3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 20, 2021
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 09, 2020
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I really enjoy the regular Switchback Ale so decided to take a chance on this and oh boy was that a smart decision. This IPA-Pilsner love child is the best of both worlds. You get the flavor and citrus taste of an IPA with the drinkability of a Pilsner. A wonderful summer style beer that is refreshing and flavorful. Definitely will be buying again!
May 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I like this brewery and bought a variety pack with this one in it. Slightly cloudy, color of straw with nice head and lacing. Crisp, fruity taste with smooth finish. Has a slightly fruity aroma and ample carbonation. Another very good brew from Switchback!
Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

Nov 21, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Oct 24, 2019
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I tried this beer at the brewery. It poured a clear golden with white head that left some lace. The scent had hints of citrus. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bitter citrus peel presence. the mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.
Oct 01, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
i love the idea of a slightly hoppy pils type, especially with fruity new school varietals, and i think this objectively very good beer, but i also think they went a little too heavy handed with it, at least in terms of bitterness. i like it, but its approaching the india pale lager level, and as much as i liked it, it was a little bit too much for my dad, who likes lagers, like a crisp pils type, and can handle some hops from time to time, but this was just past the level where someone on the fence with this sort of thing would be comfortable. the cool thing through is that its obviously citra, a nice expression of the hop in nose and taste. i also like how light and dry it is, minimal body and a snappy, well conditioned sort of finish, the lager yeast not contributing a ton of flavor, but its work here is evident. there is a light crackery doughy aspect to the malt, and the unfiltered aspect of this leaves that well intact, but the beer stays real simple and refreshing, if you dont mind the finishing bitterness, which is i suppose somewhat high for citra, maybe there is some saaz or something in here too. excellent carbonation, and a good morning beer for me. i think if they scaled back the bitterness, they would increase their reach with this one, but its a unique and nicely made beer, a perfect way to get the day started, and very summery!
Aug 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce stubbie bottle

Pours near clear, straw, off white cap and leaving some fine lacing

Light grapefruit and grass on the nose

On the palate I get some grapefruit, pineapple and lemons,,,bright, fresh and refreshing...bold and tasty brew thats just right for a warm summer day/night
Aug 08, 2019
Rated: 4 by njbusa from New Jersey

Jul 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Navanation from Pennsylvania

3.27/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Not your typical pills. Hop forward, but not unpleasant. Citrus is not fruit specific, as some are very grapefruit, this is not. Straw in color. Lace head down the glass. Clean feel. The more I drink, the more I like this beer. Great summer addition.
Jul 02, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by smb71481 from Vermont

May 28, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Feb 08, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York

Feb 08, 2019
Rated: 2.68 by caffeinelogic from New York

Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 4 by ScottK22 from New York

Jan 01, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the bottle, it pours a hazy golden color with a nice thick head. In the head, come citrus is evident. in the mouth, it has a nice pilsner hop bite, feels good in the mouth and has a pleasant aftertaste.
Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by swierczt from Connecticut

Dec 22, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by BEERMILER12 from Maine

Oct 11, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by garthbrennan from Tennessee

Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by Mwt from New Hampshire

Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by DudMan from New Jersey

May 12, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

May 10, 2018
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice blend of Pilsener malt and citra hops.

In a Brooklyn Octoberfest Glass: semi-clear honey color with a 4F head. Good retention.

Nice combo of citrus, lemon and Pilsener malt in the aroma.

Taste is not as strong as the aroma- light fruit and malt.

Light MF, moderate bitternfinish.

I really enjoyed this beer on a day during early evening. Well-done combo of citra and Pilsener malt.
May 04, 2018
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: grassy lemon lime;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; very mild bitterness at the end;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: easy drinking; refreshing;
Apr 28, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by plaid75 from New York

Mar 31, 2018
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Reviewed by DBosco from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottled two months ago. Very clear lemon yellow with an inch of fluffy head. I guess they filter this variety, no noticeable yeast has settled in this bottle - but that doesn't line up with the description of Keller Bier style - not sure what happened with this bottle. Smell is slightly lemony. Taste is lemony with substantial bitterness in the pilsener taste. Feel is well balanced, refreshing with moderate carbonation - bitter aftertaste is a little puckering. Overall, this is pretty good although more bitter than I would like and somewhat lacking in other pilsener tastes.
Mar 29, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by BubbleBobble from New York

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 4 by Beernoobie from California

Feb 04, 2018
Rated: 4 by Velivolus from Vermont

Dec 24, 2017
Rated: 3.31 by benirvine2 from Vermont

Dec 11, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Nov 30, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Nov 27, 2017
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Reviewed by nhdjinn from New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
look: cloudy light color nice head
Smell: grassy citrus
taste: like a ipa citrus hit very nice finish well balanced
Feel: good mouth feel: feels bigger than abv
Overall: like a good american ipa/ pale ale but clean finish
will buy again
Nov 26, 2017
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Hazy, light gold color. Modest head which leaves nearly no lace (a couple of small spots).

Berry like sweetness. No notable hop nose.

Much better hop presence on the tongue. The sweetness is muted as a flavor and the pilsner malt is solid and soft. Nicely done for the style except the hop flavor is stronger and more biting. Good body with a slightly higher than average carbonation. Good bitter finish and aftertaste.
Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Nov 09, 2017
Citra-Pils Keller Bier from Switchback Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 135 ratings