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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Visit an Old World lager brewery and the brewmaster will insist that you enjoy a "keller" beer direct from the aging tank. To a brewer this is beer at its purest: unfiltered, nuanced and gently carbonated. Southampton Keller Pils is just such a brew. And each year we make it with a different hop variety to create a unique interpretation of the pilsener style. Enjoy!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malvrich (32) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
12 oz. brown bottle into a foothills glass A: Dull hazy amber orange color. Like apple cider. No clarity. Minimal off white foamy head. Not much carbonation visible. A bit of lace as drunk. S: Sourdough bread and fruity hop scent. Nice. T: Snappy bitterness from the hop giving way to a very good balance with the malty sweetness toward the end. Finishes bitter but clean. Malt more evident as the brew warms. Quite good and highly drinkable. M: Light but not watery. More carb tingle than is visible which I like. Kind of cardboardy with a stiffness and the most minimal stickiness. I like this a lot. O: Keller Pils is a pleasant surprise. Especially since, unless I misread the stamp, this beer appears to be pretty damned old but my fault for not seeing that in store. This is good enough IMO to buy regularly but at $10/6, I likely won’t revist it very often. It is very good though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1632) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
A very good grassy hoppy pils with clean crisp biscuity malt character. High drinkability, high flavor. Not the absolute best lager I’ve had this year but definitely one of the better ones.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a straw yellow with medium white head. Aroma and flavor matches well of lightly toasted malt and grassy hops, with a light finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1410) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
(bottle) hazy yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of noble hops, honey; balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear gold with a white head. Light and semi-sweet aroma. Good amount of malts with some grassy hops underneath. Flavor is much the same. Not overly sweet but nicely balanced with some good grassy and floral hops. Very lightly bitter aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamT (199) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2014
12oz bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, V.A. compliments of Zizzybalubba. Golden hue, murky clarity with almost completely diminishing white head. No lacing. Sweet fruity aroma, spice, light citrus as warms. Light bitter fruity taste up front with a light spice finish. Soft carbonation, wet on the palate.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6419) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle (brewed in Pittston, PA -- by Susquehanna Brewing Co?). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread/grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough), with light notes of minerals and sulfur. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Other than the doughy yeast note, the nose is actually quite evocative of Franconian pils, so it deserves some props for that. Sadly, it doesn’t hold up in the mouth experience, being pretty flabby/syrupy and overly sweet. Some more attention to detail on this one might be able to turn this into a winner.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3683) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle, thanks bill! Pours hazy butterscotch, medium fizzy off white head that mostly dissipates to a ring and a film. Nice lacing though. Aroma is grain, grass, some biscuit. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, not metallic. A bit of something sweet, hard to place. Overall very clean. Light body, prickly carbonation. Not bad at all for style. Refreshing after yard work.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (930) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Tap light golden pour. Sweet, floral, bread. Light body. Refreshing. Easy to drink

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1550) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy yellow beer with a light head. Lager yeast aroma, medium body with bitter finish that lingers. Overall a flavorful pilsener.


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