Keller | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States

Style: German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on a rarely-seen classic. Start with one of our favorite lagers and add a boat-load of Mandarina Bavaria hops. A fine balance is struck between hoppy and refreshing.

Added by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby on 01-28-2017

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Photo of Gatch
4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/10/18.
Pours a super pale yellow with a slightly grainy nose but has the massive flavor I look for in this style. Almost barny, the malt bill emphasizes that unique character of a Kellerbier. Super drinkable and crisp, this is one of my favorites so far in this category.

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Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a mug a hazed lighter lemon tinged golden with a half finger white head that never really settles fully.Toasted grains with a hint of mineral in the nose with a mellow hop profile.A nice bright palate of leafy and citric hops intertwined with a nice bready crisp base,immensely drinkable but with great flavors.A bigger hop profile than 99% of the style but damn this is a quaffing lager to be searched out.

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Photo of cavedave
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Hazy, but less than expected for style, gold, with a pure white topper that starts at two fingers height and ends as a thick, lasting cap. Nice.

Med./full aroma, lemon grass and crackers, some yeasty tart, and very crisp, slightly spicy grain notes. Nice.

Taste is med. strength and just like the nose, with the addition of some very nice earthy bitter orange notes that come to the fore at end of sip and give it a nice dry out. There is a hint of sweet to this but it is far from a sweet beer, and it has a good hops presence but it is far from a hoppy beer. Simple and tasty for sure.

Good refreshment due to light on palate while carrying a good deal of resin. Spritzy carb. med. bodied, with a decent if uninspired finish. As it goes along there is a bit of a resiny build that never gets bad but def. distracts.

I would rate this higher if there weren't some made that are more what I look for in a beer supposed to be ungespundet. It is less full bodied, less easy drinking, and less clean lingering than one would hope. Good, not great. OTOH it is different and refreshing which for the price could be enough to recommend this, and I do.

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Photo of heerboth
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFC21
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bylerteck
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very hazy golden yellow, the look of a summer sunset before it goes orange, and a sudsy white head. Grassy notes on the nose - and a citrus note.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Mandarina Bavaria hop, which lends hoppy citrus notes to this already excellent beer. If I had access to this, it would always be in my beer fridge.

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Photo of probert
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that slowly died down, leaving a short head covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and a little lacing on the bottom of the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cracker malts and yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of yeast and bready malts along with strong notes of cracker malts towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is also a slight amount of chewiness to the mouthfeel and dryness in the aftertaste.
O: This kellerbier has a very good balance between the yeast and malt in the taste. It is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wtpbod
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

man, these guys always do such a nice job with their lagers, and this is another great one. less cloudy than i am used to seeing in the style, which generally has a thicker, denser look to it, but here this is almost perfectly clear, surprising, but also not surprising that even something like this is so well refined from these guys. bubbly and holding a nice head with some lace rings as it drinks. a distinctly european character to this one, both to the cerealy light pilsener malt, and to the yeast, which is a german lager type, flavorful, a little bready, and present through the entire trajectory of the aroma and the flavor. a clean fermentation though, this is dry and there are no funny residuals here at all, the yeast tastes fresh as it should, and like it has done its work to completion. less hoppy than their loral lager or even their green state to me, just a light noble spice and bitter note at the end, delicate overall though, and incredibly easy drinking even though there is a little body on it. refreshing, well crafted, relatively traditional, full of flavor, another killer lager from these guys!

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Photo of Wizzman
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold to dark gold color with a slight haze. Triple pour to allow the head to settle. 3D clumps of lace throughout the tasting.

Mild nose of flowery raw barley grain and light malt.

There's a pleasant blend of lightly fermented pale malt sweetness and a prickly hop. There's also some sourness to the finish but the aftertaste is predominately bitter and long-lasting. Solid body with moderate carbonation. Overall, refreshing yet not a lawnmower beer.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

light lemony and citric hop notes, grassy and herbal, buscuity and grainy malt. very clean and pleasantly light and refreshing!

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Photo of flek
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with visible carbonation. The pour yielded a massive frothy head with a mushroom cap that threatened to spill over. Excellent retention and lots of lacing.
The aroma highlights the malts. Toasted and biscuity grains and very bready in general. Some herbal hops develop midway; they have a slight pungent quality that is almost cheese like. Also, there is a touch of melon.
The taste yields moderate sweetness from the malt. Bready and toasty with a mild and clean hops bitterness. The hops flavors provide a grassy and peppery balance. Silky, smooth and sweet finish that also contains some citrus. There is some lingering dryness and bitterness.
Light to medium bodied, crisp and finely balanced. The initial smoothness of the malts is soon contrasted by the prickle of the hops. The carbonation is moderately light. Very easy to drink.
I’m not an expert on the style, however, I’m growing to appreciate the different lager styles this brewery makes.

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