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Riegele Kellerbier | Brauerei S. Riegele

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei S. Riegele
Germany | website

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 11-13-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
37
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
20.71%
 
 
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3
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 37
Reviews by Intrinsic:
Photo of Intrinsic
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The head on this beer is amazing. Retention and lacing are very good. It's got a bit of chill haze, which seems to accentuate the dark orange colour. The smell is characteristic of a Kellerbier, but even so it's never been one of my favourite things about this type of beer. It smells quite musty, with a little grass and sour cherry. The taste is actually quite neutral - refreshing, light, grainy, but not too much emphasis on either the malts or the hops. Mouthfeel is very dry, with a medium body. It's hard to score a Kellerbier high, but this one's one of the better examples in Bavaria.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of braugon
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Half Liter pour at Rosamunde's in Williamsburg.

This hit the spot after crossing the bridge in intense heat and humidity. Light, refreshing and clean but with a sweet, caramelly, dark bread flavor. The unfiltered quality is obvious in the appearance, but also lends a real full quality to each sip without affecting the drinkability.

I loved it.

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Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Riegele Kellerbier
$6.50 for a pint at The Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA

Unlike the other reviewers here, I actually love the kellerbier style. I find that it softens the beer a bit, and think of it almost as German cask bier. However, I can say that if the beer is not fresh there will most likely be problems. I did not find that here. I felt it was fresh within reason, and found no flaws at all.

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange amber. Frothy white head. Fine-bubbled, steady carbonation. Good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Most likely lacking due to age, but still OK. Herbal/grassy hops. Golden malt base.

Taste: Well-balanced. Wide malt character resembles Pilsner malts but also some Munich malt - which makes sense as Augsburg is not far to the north west of Munich. Herbal,floral, and grassy hop flavors are threaded through. Median bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Delicately bristling median carbonation. Medium-light in body.

Overall: Pleasant and refreshing with enough character to keep it interesting. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My bottle is identical to the one pictured, except it says 5.2% abv. Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very cloudy, dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some tartness. Taste is malts, floral hops, some fruits, light bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good beer, although I am not all that familiar with this style.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont into a slightly curved wheat ale glass. Unpasteurized and unfiltered.

Bright and crystal clear yellow, with just a tinge of green to it. Bone white creamy and three finger head presented with meringue like retention. Decent staying power as the head cascades slowly to a one finger puck, and laces in lines all through the glass with a soapy sheen.

Aroma seems almost Kolsch like with bigger malt density. Slightly floral with some earthy and spicy hops. Faint clove sticks out a bit with a solid dense malt and chewy pils like sensing backbone.

Palate brings some real interesting surprises. Mid palate has a lemon and wine Riesling like quality, with a mild malt density. Chewy and controlled finish with a real balanced sweetness. Classic dough and bakery malt, and keller density but with a much lighter body. Palate is real creamy with some dense pils chewy character to match with it.

This is like a Helles Keller or something, with and almost Kolsch character and full on classic Keller malt punch. Real wonderful brew, delicious stuff!

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A new beer style for me - the malts are a little breadier in this cloudy ale than in other lagers I've had; fruitier, too; muted hops and an overall softness to it. Not too bad, but I see my self preferring a crisp clear pale lager or some form of ale.

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Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of drmeto
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a cloudy amber-orange with a big,frothy,offwhite head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-peach,grainy,soapy,caramel,bready,orange
-nose is very subdued
T:
-peach,grainy,cereal,caramel,mango,orange
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-medium body
O:
If not for the clean lager-y finish i wouldve mistaken this as an amber ale.
Good overall.Nose is weak

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice little beer at a great price.

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Photo of erogers
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of epyon396
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdwardK77
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a hazy golden color.

The beer has a wonderful light crisp malt body, possibly with wheat. A beautiful touch of sweetness with notes of fruity honey. An extremely drinkable brew with a wonderful balance of sweetness and crisp German brewing.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sixpoint
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Squires
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bark
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

According to the bartender/importer, this beer is over fermented.

The colour is orange-yellow; the liquid is very hazy. The two finger head leaves some lacing.

The smell is very fruity and a bit unclean (in a good way). Some bitterness and quite a lot of malts.

The taste is fruity: Green apples, celery, peanuts, and plums. Among the flavours, I noticed vinegar, salt, boracic acid, BBQ spice mix, dry malt… The aftertaste is quite dry with some sour vinegar, honey, sweet almonds and a rather mild bitterness.

The carbonation is fresh and medium strong; the bubbles are large. The liquid is a little on the thin side.

I really like this style. But I would like to have even more of those complex unclean flavours!

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Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of bckayaalp
4/5  rDev +9%

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