Ernest (6686) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Draft at the Keller (on two occasions).
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, cookie), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with notes of honey, lime zest, pineapple, spearmint.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Remarkably tasty, and very pilsner-ish...quite herbal/spicy-hoppy with very assertive (but very clean) bitterness. Impossible to stop drinking due to the superb balance and wonderfully fruity-honeyish aroma. I think I actually prefer this to the Witzgall, but both are excellent. Also tried from bottle (purchased at the keller), and while a little less explosive in the nose, it’s still excellent...which is a relief considering how much inconsistency I’ve been finding from sample to sample in many other brewers.
JoeinDahlem (1376) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking from the bottle via Krug, because that’s what I have, although I’ve enjoyed it several times unfiltered at the Keller. It’s more fun that way but it retains plenty of character in the bottle. The aroma speaks of nutty, grainy, honeyish malt, while the taste shares that with a firm, spicy hop-bitterness. More carbonation from the bottle too, easily remedied with an angry pour. One of those really simple but flavorful beers that make you wonder why we put up with the other sorts of simple beers.
Ragnampiza (740) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle drank at Les Vignerons. Dark gold, perfectly clear, with a tiny, bubbly and relatively persistent off white head. Interesting nose, quite different from what I’m used to: grassy and slightly funky upfront, but then quite mineral with a sea water reminiscence. Superb drinkability as expected, smooth and easily drinkable, if slightly too fizzy. Clean aftertaste with notes of freshly cut grass and bread crusts. Average to lively carbonation, light to medium body, creamy texture. Great.
KyotoLefty (7433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Brewery restaurant. Fine, low head. Medium gold and a bit cloudy. Herbal hops, bready malts in the nose, fresh, with a bit of peach. Toasty flavor, a touch of caramel, rich malts and some biscuits. Herbal bitterness and a lovely hop finish. Moderate sweetness. Full, smooth body, yet crisp and peppery. Very drinkable.
ippopotamo36 (722) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the Franken Fest in Rome - Italy. Gravity keg plugged by Manuele. Pours a very pale but bright golden color, cloudy with a decent tick white foamy head. Nose: balanced but remarkable maltiness, some citrus notes here and there, weed in the background. Mouth: grainy, hay notes, mild herbal end. 100% farmhouse. Lovely!
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Beerhunter111 (10321) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klares goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone, hohe Karbonisation. Geruch angenehm hopfig, malzig, leicht floral, würzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, dezent hopfig, getreidig, würzig, lecker!
kevnic2008 (9571) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear yellow golden colour . Dry earthy and grainy malty aroma. The flavour is grassy hops, earthy dryness, grainy malt and some citrus notes.
direttoreag (17) - alassio, ITALY - NOV 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In botte al whynot ad alassio... Una delle mie birre preferite della franconia.
Il velluto iniziale che ti lascia in bocca da’ spazio a un finale secco e amaro...
daniele (6400) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap Oro velata bella schima persistente morbida lieve erbaceo discreto amaro buona beva
Luk_ (231) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gravity pour at the keller. Tea leaves, hay and grassy hops. Taste is rich cereal, leafy hoppy bitterness. Bready malts softened this brew. Palate is a little more rich but very smooth. Very good, in my top three.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Quaint herbal and grassy hops wade in this Kellerbier’s soft cereals, creating a most süffig pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the apparently blond brew.
-Bitterness is rather light.
-Hops could be better defined for this to be a top brew in the area (in my tastes).
-This is balanced and as easy drinking as can be.
-This and the Lieberth brew close by obviously share the same water source. Super soft stuff.
On tap at their keller.