miggle (87) - Fürth, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red Brown golden Color with light foam. Sweet taste with very small bitterness and hop aroma.
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Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Lieberth Keller, Kreuzberg. Krug. Pours amber with a creamy head. Grass, grain and caramel. A whiff of toffee. Medium bodied. Hoppy finish. Quite dull and overall a disappointment. I had a mass Roppelt Kellerbier before this - I guess all Kellerbiers will fail after that though. Pretty average thing!
downender (5844) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the barrel at the Lieberth keller in Hallerndorf, 21/7/2013. Served in a krug, but it looked golden in colour with a decent and frothy white head. Easy drinking beer, with an aroma of crisp malts, grassy hops and a hint of citrus blossom. Flavour had some solid, bready malts, a touch of sweetish fruit and a gentle finish. Excellent.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the Keller, in a Krug. Small white head. Malty aroma with a fruity note. Quite swet, malty and rather yeasty flavour.
harrisoni (12492) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Kreuzberg LieberthKeller, Hallerndorf. Malty aroma, okish in mouth, not much of a finish. Actually it’s hoppier than I first thought. Some drinkability and it grew on me.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the keller. Head is mostly lasting. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with a light note of concrete. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Better than the pils, but still rather plain and a bit rough/muddled. As with the pils, it just sorta comes off as rushed and unfocused. The Witzgall and Roppelt samples were in strikingly better condition, not even close.
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2013 Multiple liters during a 4+ hour session at Lieberth in Hallerndorf, Nov 2012: Lightly hazed lemon. Natural-looking foamy and sticky head. Perfumey, squeaky-clean aromas of candyish, pistachio-tinged yeast, rich melanoidin character, candied fennel seed, mineral, and a dab of sweet ripe melon. Naturally soft and snug effervescence. Full, mouth-filling starchy malt merges with a stiffly mineralic body and oodles of vibrant toasted cracker, with doughy heft and all. Masterfully structured and meticulously detailed malt character. Honey-kissed juices virtually drip from the Vienna’s permeant succulence. Minerals and the faintest edge of toasted baguette perfectly contrast with the profoundly nuanced juicy hops which strike a sweet harmony with the softness of the water. Rustic yeastiness exudes here and there, adding another layer of intrigue. Hops are utterly dripping with sumptuous oils and sweetish nectars which gorgeously offset the sizzling acids. Full-on melanoidin lemon cakeyness suffuses a well-polished lemon hop twist, peppered melon, and brighter shades of lemon candy. Yet another burst of nectar-laden hops emerges and dovetails alongside a captivatingly clean, deep, and textural malt expression in the finish. A deceptively simple lagerbier of breathtaking purity and scrupulous attention to detail. One of the funnest beers I have tasted in a very long time. As a side note: I suspect this beer translates more favorably at the brewery compared to the keller, due to extended lagering time.
Well, evidently during keller season this doesn’t come close to rivaling the stunning beauty we experienced during our previous visit (when the kellers are closed and people are consuming less of this, i.e. has more time to lager). This particular batch was lagered for four weeks as compared to longer periods during colder months (eight weeks when we visited in November). Was still quite nice, but in the mid-3s instead of mid-4 territory.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 draft at Lieberth in Hallerndorf. incredibly deep and rich nose of spicy, pungent spalt hops with a superbly clean pilsner malt honey sweetness, it’s both brilliantly spicy and magically juicy, cracker-y and dough-y with perfectly soft carbonation and a soft, creamy mouthfeel from two-stage decoction mashing. balanced between sweet and bitter at the exact perfect spot, with soft, velvety carbonation, fruit spice edel hops, soft malt texture and a rich rustic-ness provided by the yeast. a superb lager, legit mid-4 raised to 5.0 because it’s a personal favorite experience from November 2012, but in May 2013 the batch was grainy, simpler, less juicy and much less soft. so, at one point this was a 4.5 for me, but less than a year later this is probably a 3.6.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the barrel. Poured into a ceramic mug with a sticky white head. Soft pale malts, earthy and woody, with lighter floral hoppy notes. Sweeter grainy notes come out as it warms up a bit. Very refreshing and simply delicious.
Koelschtrinker (9888) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hopfig-herber Antrunk, sehr süffig. Andere Aromen sind rar, dafür passen sich die vorhandenen gut an. Im Verlauf süffiger werdend, der Hopfen gewinnt an Stärke. Wenig süß, knackig bitter. Nett! 8/10/11/11//11