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Commerzienrat Riegele Privat | Brauhaus Riegele

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3.87/5
Very Good
67 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauhaus Riegele
Germany
riegele.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sfprint on 09-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,500
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
67
pDev:
14.99%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of howardcreek
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I’ve tasted.

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Photo of Jadeppen
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pale golden color, bread and malt taste. Very clean finish. Great beer all around.

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Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is just a perfect beer. beautifully balanced, with just enough bready malt to give it a touch of heft, a mild floral noble hop bite, and a perfectly prickly, crisp finish. all day, every day. that's what this beer is made for. and i would be happy to indulge - prost!

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Photo of Davidklass
4.93/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The smoothest and cleanest Helles/Festbier Iv'e ever tasted.
Look: Straw colored
Smell: Floral with grassy notes,
Taste: Very clean, balanced with hints of grass and a touch of malt
Feel: Medium mouthfeel with very clean finish
Overall: Beautiful beer. Balanced, nuanced and clean.

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Photo of Mmanshine
4.92/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of DirtyFox
4.81/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is really smooth beer.
Look: Pale Golden color.
Smell: Notes of grassy hops.
Taste: Bready and light with a slight malty sweetness and smooth finish.
Feel: Light to medium body with clean finish.
Overall: Subtle, clean, smooth lager that goes great with food.

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Photo of BryceDurham
4.73/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This beer is well presented and taste like a premium beer. First Class all the way!

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Photo of Dasmead
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Straw
Smell: Grass notes
Taste: Clean touch of malt and some of those grassy notes
Feel: Medium body and carbonation. Clean finish
Overall: Balanced, smooth, does the trick. Prost!

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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 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 BeerIsland
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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 Blueberrygirl
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I like the fresh smell and taste of this beer! It feels light and has great flavor and color

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Photo of bark
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The colour is pale yellow; the liquid clear. The two finger head is white and compact and it sinks to a thick lid leaving no lacing on the glass.

The smell is fresh with bitter hops, sweet cereals and a hint of butter in the background.

The taste is quite bitter with very clean notes of pilsner malt, noble bitter hops, sweet müsli cereals and a touch of minerals. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is clean with sweet dough/French loaf, and floral hops. The finish is mild with sweetness and bitter hops (clean like hop extract).

The carbonation is strong; the many small bubbles tickles the tongue. The liquid is semi-smooth.

A solid lager. Bitterer than the average München helles, but not as caramel-malty as the standard Dortmunder Export.

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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 Addison11
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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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Photo of KenHeadley
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I think this would be an e celebrate transition for American Planet to well brew Germany original.

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Photo of mantlebeer
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Light gold, yellow in color. Higher clarity. Straw, harvest grains. More mid-bodied, yet still refreshing. Perfect beer for a warm autumn afternoon.

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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 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 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 Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden in color. Clear in appearance. Lightly toasted grain, hay, grass and earthy noble hops. Light bodied, highly carbed. Nice lingering bitterness. Super refreshing. Solid beer.

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Commerzienrat Riegele Privat from Brauhaus Riegele
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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