strafefire (8) - - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Part two of the Germanic beer offerings, Keesman Sternla Lager is the beverage of choice with a Pizza and salad Friday.
Completely by accident, this pairing is not heavenly, its lifesaving. Ever opting for the hottest, most outrageously spicy offering the n a pizza possible, the damn thing burns like thermite. The only way to quench this inferno is a strong, malty bomb. Sternla Lager is just the job.
Cracking the bottle and on the pour, Stern a throws hints of halted biscuit, fresh hay, and just a small hint of ester. Very interesting stuff indeed.
Speaking of pour, this brew is art made manifest. Surging in a turbid swash like a storm, Sternla settles into a gorgeous clear burnt amber glow, the rival of any quality Vienna lager, while the head is a firm, robust cap which any beer enthusiast worth his salt would expect of a German beer.
Unusually, Sternla is listed as a kellerbier, but so far all signs suggests a Vienna. Amber? Vienna. Crystal clear hue? Vienna. Moderate carbonation? Yes sir, Vienna.
The proving however is in the tasting. My god, what a taste. Initially Sternla begins with a very subtle hint of breast yeast, but this swiftly changes to a growing citric acidity and bitterness, backed up by a more subtle but present malty backbone, like the coffee and vanilla hints in good Cuban cigar. This continues through to a climax of lingering grapefruit sourness, this might not sound too appealing but supported by the biscuit malt and given the serving temperature, it is a most satisfying Finnish that practically demands an appreciative "Aaaaaah"
To summarise? Sternla Lager acts and looks like a very, very fine Vienna lager, however it exchanges the stronger malt influence in the typical Vienna with a more bitter, citric astringency. Radically different to the GOS Sanger Kellerbier of that I am sure, Sternla may or may not be an example the of kellerbier (should anyone be in the know be able to offer an insight I would be very grateful), what I do know is that this is another enormous success chalked up to the Teutons.
dankeshun mit prost!
sdmmb (739) - USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk from 50 cl bottle bought in Bamberg. Enjoyable lager style beer.
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jjsint (667) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bedford-Bamberg Beer Festival 2014. Clear reddish brown with relatively little carbonation and almost no head. Fruity sweet caramel scent isn’t particularly strong or complex but is pleasant. Taste starts out a bit jarring - quite sweet with sour and bitter edges before fading to a bitter/sour finish and sweetish almost saccharin aftertaste. Different, but it grows on you. And it doesn’t taste anywhere near 5%.
hawanna (2064) - GERMANY - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle BB 22. May 14
red-amber color, clear and with a creamy tan head.
Aroma is bread, hay, cereal, herbs, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,
mR_fr0g (2534) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bamberg Jolly Day 1 24/0/14.Draft and keesman Bamberg. Golden amber coloured pour with frothy off white head. Aroma is cereal grains, nutty malt, some nobel floral hops. Fairly smooth palate. Flavour is nutty grains, clean and srisp in the finish
Benzai (7342) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle @ home shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear rusty copper to amber color, full sized white to off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma malts and a bit wort. Taste malts, firm bitterness, a hint of tea. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad but I don’t really like the aroma.
DutchDrebus (3890) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benxai shared by me. Clear amber colour with a medium sized white head. Smells malts and wort. Tastes malts, slightly sweet, some wort, some caramel. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.
Moravius (414) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bamberger Bierwochenende, Bier Nr. 2. - Vom Faß bei Keesmann-Bräu, Bamberg. - Goldbraun, klar. Volle, malzig-karamellige Aromen. Malzsüß aber nicht dick. Mild rezent, süffig. Nur leicht gehopft, aber mit angenehmer fruchtiger, leicht kühler Herbe im Abgang. - Perfekte Balance zwischen Karamelmalz und dezent fruchtigem Hopfen. Dennoch keine ernsthafte Konkurrenz für das großartige Herren-Pils.
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 1.Draft at the brewpub. Clear rich amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate starts smooth but has a minerally crisp trailing edge. Smooth clean malt, whisper of caramel and very light dry malt cream. Very light citric touch to the mellow hops. Crisp minerally finish. Well joined up and refreshing and easy drinking.
AndySnow (2948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: At the brewpub.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Hops, caramel, malt, some fruit.
Body: Light body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, hops.
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch hopfig, Karamell, getreidig, würzig. Geschmack leicht herb, getreidig, minimal würzig.