Commerzienrat Riegele Privat
Brauhaus Riegele

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Brauhaus Riegele
European / Dortmunder Export Lager
Ranked #12
Ranked #15,525
3.91 | pDev: 12.53%
Oct 02, 2023
Sep 15, 2010
From Germany’s most awarded brewery comes Riegele’s most awarded beer, Privat. Winner of the “Beer of the Decade,” “Beer of the Year,” World Beer Cup," 9-time DLG Gold and the 6-Time European Gold Star, Privat sets the benchmark for craft festival lagers. Crisp, elegant, and complex in character, Privat is perfectly balanced with a clean and remarkably smooth finish thanks to the Riegele husk separation process.
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Rated by Vlad11 from England

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
very nice hoppy helles. Biscuity, fruity( lemon, orange?) flowery with honey notes and bitter end.
Oct 02, 2023
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Purchased at Carwyn Cellars in October 2022. Drunk in June 2023.

L: Beautiful, crystal-clear golden-yellow, with a brilliant white top of fluffy foam. Medium-sized bubbles of carbonation swirl their way up the glass.

S: Soft, biscuity malt. Very clean.

T: This is a lovely, crisp helles with pleasing, almost bracing, bitterness. There's a dry, biscuit malt and a mildly floral note to the bitterness. The finish is abrupt, with the slightest touch of sweetness lingering after the swallow. This beer is screaming for me to drink more than one.

F: Ccarbonic prickle is high, and is the only thing stopping me from downing this beer at record pace.

O: This is a lovely, highly drinkable beer.

Jun 12, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by igl from Russian Federation

Nov 21, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by chad6058 from Virginia

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 3.59 by samEBC from Belgium

Oct 08, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Sep 13, 2021
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Reviewed by LeftyMike70

4.88/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This is one of the top beers I’ve ever had. I am a fan of this type of beer. It’s hard to find in Ohio and I had to track it down in Livonia, Michigan. It’s well worth it. You can easily drink many of these Dortmunder beers; it’s the most “drinkable” beer of this style I’ve tasted to this point, and while it’s so incredibly smooth, my point isn’t to overdue these (even though it would be easy to do). Grab a six pack, they are pricey, crack one, maybe two and realize it for what it is… absolutely delicious.
Aug 03, 2021
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a Pilsner glass

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow color with three to four fingers worth of head. Good head retention that recedes into small bits of sticky lacing.

The nose is biscuity and bready. Lightly sweet and slightly fruity, with just the slightest hint of spiciness. Very appealing and clean

Like the nose, the taste is bready and toasty. Quite clean and crisp. Slightly sweet and just a hint of spiciness. Refreshing and easy to drink, medium/light bodied and well carbonated with a clean finish.

Overall, this is a very nice beer. I will definitely be keeping more of this around
Apr 02, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Noelito76 from New York

Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by smithj4 from New York

Dec 23, 2020
Rated: 4 by Chilmer from Iowa

Dec 21, 2020
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a straw yellow with the slightest bit of haze; one-inch head that settles to a thick ring, some islands of foam on the surface. Nose is light - noble hops, earth, lemon, yeast, biscuit - all very pleasant. Earth and hops up front, but there is a bit of honey sweetness as well, even a faint trace of lemon zest. Feel is great - crisp and refreshing, inviting another big gulp. Overall, a very enjoyable lager.
Sep 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can't say I've ever had a dortmunder before, nor do I really know how it differs from a traditional Euro lager, but I'm sure it'll be good nonetheless

Pours a clear golden yellow with 2 fingers of fluffy white head that slowly reduces to a cap and leaves no lacing

The nose here is standard lager fare, but everything is a bit stronger. I get biscuity malt, light piney hops, honey, and fruity esters from the yeast. Simple, but it smells delicious

The taste is a bit hoppy right on the front, earthy noble hops but is balanced out by delicate malt. On the swallow, this trends light and fruity, with a heavy dose of honey to sweeten up the mild grain

The light body combined with gentle carbonation results in a creamy drink that finishes mostly dry and sweet

This was really solid stuff! A good a lager as any, perfectly balanced and crisp. I'll have to get more of this
Sep 03, 2020
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Rated by donzilake from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Little pricey , but very good beer , must try !
Sep 02, 2020
Rated: 3.56 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

May 13, 2020
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Reviewed by neenerzig from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured out of an 11.2 oz bottle into one of my pokal glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium golden color with lots of streams of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continuously rising to the beer's surface along with a fluffy looking white head that's well over an inch thick when first poured that settles to a solid 2/3 of an inch thick with good retention and nice lacing. Aromas of some bready, biscuity, grainy, grassy malts and some floral, slightly spicy, and just slightly citrusy, hops. A very pleasant aroma indeed. The taste follows suit, with the bready and biscuity malt right upfront that gives way to an herbal graininess and just a very slight hint of green apple. This gives way to the floral, slightly spicy, and just slightly citrusy hops. Has a very crisp, also smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. has a clean finish, with a bready, grainy, slightly sweet aftertaste. An excellent beer. Glad I picked this one up!

Apr 20, 2020
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Reviewed by C-Stockwell from Rhode Island

4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L: bright gold, very fine bubbles, about a one-inch head when poured
S: rich malt, vanilla, and toasted bread
T: creamy, dry, faint hops, and molasses
F: good carbonation and mouthfeel

A pleasantly mild beer with sufficiently interesting flavor and smell. Well-rounded. Balanced. Creamy yet dry. An overall nice beer that goes well with a meal or by itself.
Apr 11, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by MacStinson from Michigan

Mar 22, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by WesMantooth from Ohio

Feb 13, 2020
Commerzienrat Riegele Privat from Brauhaus Riegele
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 115 ratings