TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
If in Munich, visit Ayingers Speis und Trank or "Feed and Drink" which is their wirtshaus or pub. This place is in a very handy location as it is directly across the street from the Hofbrauhaus. This Munich outlet pours the full range of Ayinger beers, and it is an absolutely beautiful place to enjoy some beers and a fine meal in. Ayinger beers can be found in a number of markets in the US, but one beer you will not find here in the States is Liebhard’s Kellerbier.
Kellerbier is an unfiltered lager that has a very soft carbonation, and more hop bitterness that most German pale lagers or helles. I was very fortunate to enjoy a few ceramic steins of Liebhard’s Kellerbier at the beautiful bar at Speis Un Trank, and it was a very memorable experience. They say timing is everything, and I was in the right place, at the right time, and actually got to watch the bartender tap a fresh wooden barrel of this beer. As he hammered in the spigot with a wooden mallet, and a pressure release on the top of the barrel, I watch this beer pour from gravity. My patience was rewarded when a 1/2 liter was served up to me nice and cold, in a traditional ceramic stein.
Liebhard’s Kellerbier pours to a hazy, pale golden color with a thick white head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is very pleasing with grassy herbal hop aromas. The palate is soft and full on the tongue with lots of good pale malt flavors on a very soft and round body. Liebhard’s Kellerbier finishes with more soft pale malt flavors up front, then ends with a nice, herbal, grassy hop bitterness that lingers.
This is a fantastic kellerbier, one that you could pound with impunity. This beer is just so fresh and flavorful, and the soft carbonation and body makes it just so drinkable. The gentle hop bite rouses the appetite, and makes for a perfect beer to have before and with a meal. I quickly drained three half liters, and could have sat at the bar at Ayinger, and drank this beer all night long. If you find yourself in Munich, a visit to Ayinger Speis Un Trank is a must visit. If you have time, it would be well worth the trip out to Aying to visit the brewery itself. Leighton (21489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Draft at Ayingers Speis und Trank - Munich. Pours lightly cloudy, yellow-gold with a big, frothy white head. Crispy biscuits and cereal on the nose. Light sweet flavor with good, doughy biscuits, light straw bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation and creamy texture. Great finish with gorgeous, biscuity malts. Super drinkable. At this moment, it’s almost perfect. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2006
On tap at Ayinger Speis und Trank. Transparent pale gold with a sudsy and foamy white head. Spicy hop aroma with some curt lemon-squeezes over sourdough crust. Enticing, enlisting force, aromatically in tune with scrapings from lime skin, freesia and lavender. Such a poetic floral statement that leads up to the flavor. Wholesome entourage with a perfumey hop profile. Sweet lemon rind pressed over hearty sourdough crust. There’s a pils muskiness, but its entreaties confine themselves to the pure glory of a cellared German lager. Corn stalks, wheat fields and cotton blossoms dispersing into summer’s harvest. Lilacs and daffodils give notice to the floral accents upon us. That cotton is revisited in terms of the begging and pleading mouth sensations. Pure, crisp and flavorful projections enforce effervescent perfection. Finish gives credit to starch, potato bread, bakery floors and sweet buttered hardrolls. Damn if this isn’t the epitome of Kellerbiers and German lagers. KnutAlbert (6753) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2014
From a wooden barrel at the Ayinger Biergarten.
Incredibly aromatic Bavarian hops, sweet malt
Grapefruit, peaches, a hint of vinegar, a (imaginary) hint of oaky barrels,
Well worth the train ride from Munich. omhper (25250) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2005
Bottled at RBESG. Hazy pale golden. Bready malt aroma. Light bodied with wonderfully soft mouthfeel. The excellent maltiness with notes of butter is accompanied by grassy hops. Well balanced, very drinkable and very good.
Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 @ the brewery’s Munich tap. Cloudy with a thick head. Herbal, hoppy, very appetizing nose. with good house character and quite a bit of fresh bread. Dry, malty, quite lean but retains some rusticity. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Pours hazy copper with a decent white head. Amells nutty with some malty character. Taste is of earthy hops, malt, biscuits, and some perfumy hints. Mouthfeel is syruppy. Finish is more earthy hops. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2009 The first time I had it I was wowed, this blonde, unfiltered kellerbier stood its ground against the beefy, hoppy Oktoberfest bier had on tap at the brewery outlet in Munich. Surprisingly delicious, the kellerbier is an extraordinary example of how wonderful Bavarian beers can be. I’d move to Munich in an instant because of brews like these. Grainy, fresh body that transcends trendiness.theisti (4138) - Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2010
re-rate. Hazy yellow and bright with thick white rocky-lacy head. Bright kellerbier aroma is more similar to Frankenbier thank I thought, with farm-fresh grains and has a granular palate to boot. Yeah, it’s as good as I remembered.
0,5 l bottle generously sent to me by alagnak. L9243 06.10 printed on the back label. Pour is a cloudy white yellow golden with a well formed thick 3 inch head. Head falls slowly with pretty lacing. Some fine carbonation bubbles are active at the bottom of the glass. Nice looking beer. Aroma is gentle toasted grain, perhaps a hint of lemon way in the back. So clean, fresh and soft. Taste is the toasted grain, along with some mild fruit sweetness - sort of an apple and lemon fruitiness. The taste is the nose, though not as clean. There is a nice earthy mineral aftertaste which lingers pleasantly. The palate is medium bodied, unfiltered, with just the right amount of fine spritzy carbonation. This is a really nice beer, thanks for sending it my way Chris, I have been dying to try it (one of my favorite brewers / one of my favorite styles) for a long time. crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2011 vom Fass, it is more of an unfiltered Helles than anything, but it is delicious with a light unfiltered golden appearance and a nice prickling carbonation.