Commerzienrat Riegele Privat | Brauhaus Riegele

BA SCORE
3.86/5
62 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauhaus Riegele
Germany
riegele.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sfprint on 09-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,202
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
62
pDev:
15.8%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
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 smcolw
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nearly clear with a light golden color. Modest head but it leaves a lattice of lace.

Palest of malt smells with a slight aroma of unmalted barley grain.

Round mouthfeel with a subdued effervescence. Lightly sweet with the aforementioned graininess showing up strongest. The hop is nearly missing with just enough to prevent the brew from being completely one sided. Short and clean aftertaste.

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Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev +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 BeerForMuscle
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bark
4.36/5  rDev +13%
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 markgugs
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +29.5%
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 justintcoons
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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

Nose
Golden apple and sweet Pilsner malts.

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

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

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

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Photo of JoeMans
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Cheers

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is exactly what it claims to be. Wurzig und mild which means spicy and mild. Pours clear golden yellow with a creamy white head that lasts too long because I have to drink it. Lovely malt nose with a kiss of honey and hops herbal to peek out from the background. Taste is mild but spicy with herbal hop. dry finish, not bitter and I will have six more please.

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Photo of crossovert
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
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 Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.85/5  rDev -26.2%
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 brandonld23
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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