Köstritzer Kellerbier | Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

Köstritzer KellerbierKöstritzer Kellerbier
30 Ratings
Köstritzer KellerbierKöstritzer Kellerbier

Brewed by:
Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by clarknova on 03-07-2014

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by clarknova:
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Photo of jonb5
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle, poured into pint shaker.

A: The staggered pour resulted in a large foamy head, amber, it was slightly more cloudy than what I’ve seen people posting on Untapped. Didn’t look overly lively or keep much of the head.

S: Not particularly fragrant, but at different times there were notes of clove, banana and Kentish hops.

T: Strong hints of sour dough, finished with some fresh sharp hoppy bitterness,
which was slightly reminiscent of a Pils from north Germany.

M: Not much carbonation, slightly thick chewy texture.

O: If this beer was put in a wooden barrel and served in a traditional Bamberg drinking establishment, people would be very impressed. Held up well against bottled Kellerbiers from breweries with more experience of making them.

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Photo of aleigator
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy, saturated yellow-orange color with a decent sized, froth head.

Smells of white bread dough, pleasantly accompanied by a subdued toffee quality, wrapped up by leafy, faint hops, which still add a subtle punch to the nose.

Provides a soft mouthfeel, although the beer maintains a vivid carbonation, with a light bodied refreshment.

Tastes of slighty sourish peas, together with a noble presence of leafy, wet hops, being on par with dough malts. Finishes with more profound toffee malts, revealing hints of caramel, getting coated up by a nice, clean bitterness.

Perfectly balanced Lager, finding its most convincing feature in not providing too much edges, but showcasing a well composed, light bodied beer with a nice hop accent among an enjoyable maltiness.

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Photo of timontheroad
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light Amber color with a nice two finger tan fluffy head that quickly receded to a nice lacing film. The aroma is sweet bready malt, with just a slight hint of oats like Cheerios, along with some light orange notes and some grassy hints. The oaty flavor stands out a little more in the taste, while the sweetness remains in the background. The mouthfeel was fairly full and creamy, very nice. Overall, this is my first time trying a Kellerbier, it's pretty nice. It's not too heavy in the taste, nor the alcohol, so as many lagers go, it would make a great session beer. I could easily drink a bunch of these!

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Photo of RickyS
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ant777uk
1.88/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Brewed in Germany, bought in Madrid...

Never had this brewery´s beer before.

Not sure about serving temperature, so having chilled from fridge...

Very good head level, like an IPA or a Belgian dubbel. Deep reddish color.

Aroma is maltey and chocolatey, not a huge fan.

Tastes a bit like toffee-infused chocolate milk. Yes, it does...

Quite unique though not really something I enjoy, it´s neither refreshing or has a strong enough taste to be worth buying again. Much prefer an IPA, Belgian Tripel or refreshing hoppy lager.

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Photo of GentleKnight1
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of VirusQc
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of drmeto
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

-upfront caramel and floral notes
-red apple
-quite hoppy for a kellerbier
-low carbonation (acc to the style)
-slightly sweet and rather thin on the backend

They mustve used a cleaner yeast for this,because even though it was unfiltered,it was pretty clear anyways.
Fairly o.k. Kellerbier

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Photo of zmeik
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iftcoach
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber color and clear. Small head but decent lace that leaves streaks and spots on the glass.

Malty aroma. Semi-sweet with a caramel presence. This smells like a light bock.

The flavor matches the smells. This is a hop heavy beer. Fairly neutral in all aspects--toasty malt with a bit of a hop kicker. Full bodied with ample carbonation. Hoppy finish that contributes to a bitter, but short, aftertaste.

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Photo of Tomais
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of windowside
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rredshift
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Mike-Harms
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a coppery amber pour with a head that dissipates quickly. Light carbonation bite and somewhat sharp with a bit of hops in the taste. Enjoyable and easy to drink!

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Photo of josanguapo
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From Hipercor. In Bavaria glass. After diner, playing Snail Bob 2 with daughter. The sips begins very refreshing and with noticeable sweetness and ends with a noticeable herbal bitterness. Lefts you thirsty, wanting more. The aspect is pretty, witha a good initial foam that dessapears quickly and a nice caramel colour

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Photo of poskok
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billg1967
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of captaincoffee
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pretty orangish amber with small head that doesnt leave any real lacing. Nose is grainy with just a feint hint of hops. Taste is also quite grainy, but the hop bitterness is more present. Really a basic thirst quencher.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Zet
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light orange colour with haze and a decent head that disappears quite quickly. Smell of caramel, yeast and malt. Based on the smell, I expected a sweet malty profile in the taste, but it is actually more hoppy. Flavours of pine and dough are prevalent here, with some accents of toffee. Taste is mild, as intended. Smooth, refreshing and balanced, a nice session beer.

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Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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