Commerzienrat Riegele Privat | Brauhaus Riegele

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Brewed by:
Brauhaus Riegele

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sfprint on 09-15-2010

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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by justintcoons:
Photo of justintcoons
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz foil capped bottle poured into a pub-style pint.

Pale straw with 1 finger of creamy white head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation and subtle yeast sediment dancing about.

Golden apple and sweet Pilsner malts.

Follows the nose. Golden apple and Pilsner malts offering a soft graininess. Well balanced floral hoppiness.

Medium-light bodied, clean, smooth, and refreshing with a light bitterness.

Delicate while keeping a modest bitterness. A nice Dortmunder that is mighty quaffable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Stunning pale yellow clarity with a good looking head on top. Very clean with only a hint of cooked veggies, grassy throughout with a very mild herbal hop character. Hop bitterness is modest but is more than enough to balance. An exceptional showing of this style of beer, could easily knock back mugs of this.

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Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of biscuity malts are present in the nose along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has mild flavors of biscuit malts with hints of grassy hops and faint bits of grapes. A slight amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. A tough of dryness becomes noticeable as the beer warms up.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a good balance between the mild flavors of malts and hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of FatBrando
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Gold in color, little bread and crackers on the nose, maybe a touch of sweetness. Really nice. I brought this into my bar for a few regulars to try and they loved it. Highly recommend this beer!

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Photo of Jasman4
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My new favorite German import. Privat has a wonderful, clean, classic helles flavor. It’s well bodied without being heavy with white latticed head and a malty aroma.

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Photo of dbnrhino
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

This is a great, under rated style of German beer. It sells like crazy when I bring it into our club. If you get a chance, give it a taste.

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Photo of BeerIsland
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, gold in color with 3/4 inch head. Taste is graham crackers, honey, and straw. Light bodied, high carbonation, clean and sweet. Makes for a good and sweet sessionable lager. Would get a six of this again.

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Photo of Robertas
2.77/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sfprint
3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Thin greyish yellow color. Quickly dissipating head with large bubbles.

S: Woody and sappy malts, grassy hops.

T: Surprisingly sweet malts, but that's not to say overly sweet. Definitely within a pleasant range. Slightly tangy hops.

M: Slightly astringent, yet relatively soft.

O: Decent beer.

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Photo of Sara24
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a clear straw yellow color, gives a medium top of creamy white head that disolves slowly.

A: bread,grass,grains,citrus and herbal hops

T: has a flavour of breaded malts, grass ,herbal hops and some spices . Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness inn the finish, with a decent lenght inn the aftertaste,

M: medium bodied with medium carbonation. smooth and clean mouthfeel. very refreshing, and goes down super easy .

O: A interesting beer to try, It had all the things i wanted inn a beer for this hot summerday, so yes i ejnoyed it.

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Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter. This fine dortmunder pours a clear golden color with a nice head of white dissipating foam that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and light lacing. Nose of pilsner malts, apples, subtle honey, and light grains. Flavors follow the nose with honey and subtle yeast notes on the front and middle of the taste, subtle grain notes hit on the rear with a touch of apple and finish off with a subtle herbal hop. Balanced and delicious. Nice mouth feel, refreshing and well rounded with a lightly sweet subtly bitter aftertaste. Excellence from Germany.


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Photo of WraythOsu
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of imbibehour
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Foamy capped, and pretty tall at three solid fingers and off white topped head. Body color is a good pale brass brown, touches with chestnut and dirty brass with little streams of nice linear carbonation. Neat looking beer.

Refreshing clean aroma, hints a little fruity, but gives excellent doughy mix and even a touch of toast. Chewy white bread with a nice piece of crust on the nose. Flirts with lemon and hints at a thick malt body than usual, very nice.

Clean palate and a simple flavor makes the mark. Chewy with a nice simple malt forward and flirts with caramel by a hair. Not as crisp quality, but with a good rich malt and just the nicest amount of sweetness mixing in the mid palate. Hints a little thicker than average, giving a bigger body push on the flavors which is a real nice feeling.

A very neat take on a lager, lighter marzen bock? Dortmunder? Hard to say, kind of in it's own realm. Very nice and simple brew.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2.85/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle. Tumbler glass. From my notes –dec´12. Pale yellow color. Clear appearance. White, large size bubbled, froth. Quickly dissipated crown. Grainy, slightly malty aromas with grassy notes. Flavors are as expected from aromas. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Grassy & floral hops overwhelm malts in the middle & linger into a dry bitter finish. Drinkable & correct, even though the overall results quite flat.

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Photo of drmeto
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

-Pours a clear straw-golden with a big foamy white head which quickly dissipates
-almost no carbonation visible
-really spicy,honey,floral,slightly grassy
-Follows the nose plus a herbal note
-very sweet for an Export
-High carbonation,light-medium body
Differs from other Exports with its sweetness and bigger spicy note
Good overall.

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Photo of Cozzatoad
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

A- Bright gold, good clarity. Healty, one finger head, shows good retention and lacing

S- Grainy malts, with a slight soapy, sweet feel. Nice grassy bitterness on the back of things

T- Pretty much what the smell suggested. Slightly crisp, grainy/crackery malts, with a very mild fruity/floral sweetness developing on the palate. Pretty strong and bitter on the grassy hops side (and by strong i mean compared to most german helles), with a clean, refreshing finish and aftertaste

M- Light to medium body, decently smooth. Carbonation is definitely too low though maybe it was just an issue wih this one bottle

O- Nice helles, nice overall balance and drinkability. Good for some refreshment

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Flavio_Gama
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of crossovert
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My 3rd Riegele helles of the night. 500ml bottle. Mindestens haltbar bis: 09.02.12.

It is a bit lighter than the lesser abv Export but slightly darker than the Ur-Hell. It is a bright gold with a white head that leaves some okay lacing.

The smell is fruity and doughy, almost a mix of the previous two.

I feel the flavor is the most robust. It carries a decent hoppines but also a decent sweet maltiness.

It is on par with the others.

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Photo of Mshine148306
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really enjoy the lightness of this one. Well done.

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Commerzienrat Riegele Privat from Brauhaus Riegele
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