Gänstaller Bräu Kellerbier
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Brewed by Gänstaller Bräu
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Hallerndorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Note: physically brewed at Trabelsdorf until Dec 2010 and known as Beck-Bräu Kellerbier.

Gänstaller Bräu Kellerbier Mandarina is the same as Gänstaller Bräu Kellerbier, confirmed by brewer Andreas Gänstaller. Bavaria Mandarina hops have been used in his Kellerbier for years, replacing Spalter Select for late hopping. The name change was to feature the hop name at pubs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8455) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 first had on draft at Beck Brauerei in Trabelsdorf before Andreas left to start on his own. since then I’ve had it twice more at the Zoiglstube in Strassgeich. I rate it around 4.3-4.5, but give it a 5.0 because it’s a personal favorite, one that I dream of drinking every day. notice the ratings drop off the further you get from the brewery (and in bottles too, which Andreas has stopped doing for this beer in recent years). If you want a taste of the best kellerbier in Germany, make the effort and travel to Bamberg and then Strassgeich. the old rating: heavy cloudiness, light copper in color. nose of creamed semi-sour peach skin, snappy/woody/pine-nut hops. creamy and rich texture, exceptionally well structured with tight carbonation and a soft, silky mouthfeel. pear skin, grapefruit rind, prickly and spicy yeast... expertly crafted.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 24, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/7/09] Botte sampled at my hostel in Brussels. Slightly hazy golden-copper color with a white head. Aroma is grainy with some malt, cooked vegetables, yeasty notes, a bit oh hops and buttery notes. Sweetish flavor with some husky graininess, yeast notes, vegetables, light sourish notes and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a pale amber with tiny floating impurities and an off-white head. Lightly tart, malty nose. Medium body, a little oxidized, soft mouthfeel. No real bitterness. Over the top. 230909

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 18, 2009
VEry nice and refreshing, a little boring and not so hoppy, I like the keller ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (2053) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2009
Bottled, thanks to caesar for sharing. Hazy orange coloured, thick white head. Herbal keller aroma, pretty nice. Bitter thirst quenching flavour. The beerstyle is very nice and underrated imho, but there are better examples out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5530) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2009
Bottled. Hazy orange color, thick off-white head, some yeast floating around. German aroma, herbal, floral, hoppy, slight dusty, like a good kellerbier. Taste is reasonably bitter, good malty background. Very decent kellerbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2009
Barrel Draught at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 09/08/2008 Hop aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with a little roast malt flavour in a crisp and slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5165) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2009
On tap at In de Wildeman. Light hazy golden colour, dense white head. Aroma of grass, hay, grain, a bit of cardboard, some light malty sweetness. Flavour is a bit grainy, light hay, some nice flowery notes, a bit of malts and grain, with a firm, bit cardboardy, hopbitter finish. Dry mouthfeel, light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5025) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2009
On tap at In de Wildeman (5.3% ABV). Deep golden with a small head. Floral hop aroma. Good flowery hop bitterness. A very good kellerbier with lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13154) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
Hazy amber. Thin head. Light aroma. Malt-accented palate with earthy hop accents. Basic, fresh beer.

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