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Schwanenbräu Burgebrach Schwana Kellerbier
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Brewed by Schwanenbräu Burgebrach
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Burgebrach, Germany

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strafefire (8) - - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
So, for being a self professed beer buff, it has been noted that outside ofnthr usual offerings like Warsteiner and Veltins pilsners (superb in both regards BTW....), my experience of German beer styles was practically zero. It is time to fix this. After quite frankly stunning successes with Helles (Augustiner), kolsh (Fuhr) and Salt (Gosslinger), it was time to hunt down other styles, tout sweet. After a fortuitous (and some would say career jeopardising) visit to a Liverpool beer boutique on a lunch hour on a field trip, I find myself the proud owner of four new Teutonic brews, one being this bottle of Shwanenbrau Kellerbier. Kellerbier has intrigued me since reading about the style on various websites, a pale ale which is unfiltered and cellared? Sounds like a winner already. On cracking the swing top masterpiece that is the bottle, Shwannenbrau Keller pours a hazy golden straw, much like a southern pale ale. The head originally manifests as a rocky white cap of moderate thickness, quickly disappearing to a very thin lace cap. Whether this is typical of the style I am unsure, it could be a case that the tankard is a tad dirty. No matter, the stuff is disappearing down the gullet anyway, and the hazy summer glow from the body more than whettes the appetitie on its own. The aroma? A subtle hint of hay and malt sweetness, Shwannen is quite subdued in its nasal charms, which gives a hint to the soft, but delightful taste profile of this wonderful ale. On the taste buds, Shwannen Keller starts with a sweet malt, almost biscuity suggestion, flowing to a hay like middle and a slow, mild transitioning to a subtle hoppy bitterness, incredibly satisfying and dangerously easy drinking.... In terms of mouth feel, this ale is very lightly carbonated and light, however there is a substance which reassuringly reminds you that you are drinking a quality ale, with body, but by no means cloying. Overall? I may not be completely au fait with the drinking culture of the Germanic state, however I imagine Kellerbier to occupy a similar niche to that not pale ales here in the UK, a soft, eminently refreshing session quaffer to enjoy while reminiscing with good company in a country bierhaus. In this image, Shwannen Keller fits the bill beautifully. It offers a refreshing thirst quencher which does not have the dry bite of a pilsner or the creamy clove and bannana of a wheat beer, a fantastic initiation ale or session drink which I will be buying again! Happy Supping!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5799) - ITALY - JAN 26, 2013
Oro buona schiuma media persistenza naso delicato discreto malto lieve erbaceo leggera nota fruttata buona beva non molto amara

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14113) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
Bottle @ Bamberg. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Grass, hay and a touch of diacetyl. Medium bodied. Short bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2012
on tap at the biergarten just up the hill from burgebrach, very thirsty after walking from moenchsambach and this didn’t disappoint. rich shade of golden with light haze and a steady head; juicy aroma with white grape and passionfruit; hints of honeyed hay, modest bitterness; very refreshing

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2011
Swing top bottle 500ml as "Schwana Kellerbier" (BB 02/2012, alc. 5.5 %)
Thanks bierkoning! Golden color, slightly hazy, small white head and some lace. Grainy aroma with some subdued fruityness. Medium-bodied. Grainy with sharp hoppy bitterness and papery maltyness. Long lingering hoppy aftertaste. Also fruity notes with perharps some faint diacetyl. Classic, tasty Kellerbier.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2011
500ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, German Weeks mid-2011) - shared by oh6gdx - thanks!
Dry papery aroma. Even more papery in the taste, but there’s a nice leafy fresh hoppiness that saves it. Dry and well attenuated. However, too papery generally.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2011
Bottled@One Pint Pub, Helsinki (as Schwanenbräu Burgebrach Schwana Keller). Hazy pale amber colour, small white head. Aroma is bready and slightly grainy as well. Flavour is quite similar with strong malty and bready notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2011
Swing top bottle. Blonde, hazy. Malty grassy dusty aroma. Malty bready, grassy flavor with vinous notes. Medium bodied. Hints of yeast. Rustic kellerbier.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2011
Draught at Swahnenkeller brew-pub. Lasting light beige head. Malty aroma. Malty taste with amedium bitterness. The body is medium and hasa light citrus hop finnish. Really nice summer beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11063) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
Herb-würziger Antrunk. Bald kommt eine sehr leichte Hopfennote dazu, die Würzigkeit ändert sich und wirkt nun brauseartig. Süffig, etwas süßlich, erfrischend. 8/9/9/9//9


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