Sammy (11250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
yellow, with a moderate quickly dissipitating head. Some spiciness but a bit metallic-macro-like lager. Really nothing special. Not very drinkable, maybe as it was not very fresh. Light, a touch of toastiness, all didn’t work too well for me.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Brewfest, Classic City
crystal clear dark yellow, short lived frothy white head, sweet candy caramel aroma, rich caramel malt flavor, mostly sweet, light balancing bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
pivnizub (10186) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Swing-top bottle: Copper coloured, thin and a bit lacing white foamy layer; sweetish malty nose with a touch of caramel and dried fruit; initial slight sweet maltiness; light bitter-sweet flavour; longer lasting finish: combination of dry bitter tones with maltiness. Not great, but goes down well.......
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Dark straw pour with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, hopcitrus. Very maibocky aroma and flavor, with the fruit and hopcitrus taste, and caramel malt notes. This one gets a bit tart as it warms up.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. dark browny amber copper. anzac biscuit aroma, pretty weird kellerbier, some rotten fruit sourness and very little of the fresh, lightly tropical, hop taste i would associate with kellerbiers
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 500 ml flip top bottle. Dark copper pour, light white head. Fresh lake water aroma, hints of caramel. Nutty, somewhat sweet flavor with some vegetable notes, caramel and a back end of mint. Stays strong to the finish - does not peter out. Mouthfeel is strudy and somewhat thick. Very drinkable and belly filling.
Ernest (7376) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread), with a strong note of DMS.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Whew, not much in the nose but a chemically vegetable brine stink. Off aftertaste as well. I certainly hope this was a bad bottle/batch, rather than being representative. The Weissbier was not very good either, however.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled: A clean rich golden hue topped by a fizzy head that left good lacing upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of herbal and grassy hops, bready and sweet syrupy malts and a hint of earthy yeast esters. The taste starts with most malt sweetness with support a quick dash of mild fruit with just a drop of hop bitterness. Rather straight forward and lacks much depth but is a quaffable bier and an easy way to start the days drinking activities.
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Swing-top 500mL. Dark amber pour. Small , but thick, white head. Toasty malts, light grassy notes, subtle hops and faint spices. Taste has light spice notes, toasted malts, soft caramel, and light grassy hops. Body is creamy and smooth. Chewy in spots. Moderate carbonation. Finishes with a slightly larger grassy hop profile, toastier malts, caramel, hint of toffee and light buttery notes. This has gotten low ratings, and as only my sixth Zwickel/Keller/Landbier, I don’t profess to be an expert on the style, but I rather enjoyed this as simply "a beer".
ClarkVV (5862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2006 swing-top bottle at Sunset Grill on 12/14/06
Deep beeswax yellow with some canteloupe tints and an initially large, off-white head that fairly rapidly falls to cover, leaving only spotty lacing. Clarity is high and if this is an unfiltered "kellerbier" it certainly can’t be discerned from the bottle (no sediment at the bottom after investigation). Initial flurry of carbonation dies down quickly, settling out with only a few bubbles rising inconsistently.
Grass and butter in the nose. Not a heavy butteriness and certainly no popcorn or papery qualities, but more like a buttercreamy maltiness. It definitely comes across much too rich and overbearing for the noble hops that attempt to complement it. In their own right, the hops are quite nicely done. Leafy, green and very fresh, with plenty of herbal complexity and grassy dryness, they hang lightly and tantalizingly on the nose. But they fall in to the rather soggy, heavy, aforementioned malts and are especially consumed as the beer warms/breathes. Light toastiness on the end, plenty of breadiness and thick honey/light caramel sweetness. No particular lager yeast crispness, but nor is it metallic or flawed. Medium strength of aroma, no alcohol noted.
Sweet, but not overly fresh tasting malts are abundant in the flavor. Buttercream, honey, toffee and a lightly sourish, toasted malt note that weaves itself in to the sweetness, creating a sort of tangy buttercream flavor....As you may imagine, it’s not quite the best combination of flavors. The hops are rather lost in the flavor as well, adding a gentle bitterness and light spiciness, but being altogether lacking in real flavor. Carbonation is very low, further accentuating the overbearing, sluggish, syrupy maltiness. Some light mineral character and a hard-to-define staleness or sweatiness sits on the finish. Not crisp on the end. Sticky texture, but loose as well with wateriness creeping in on the end.