Beerhunter111 (23757) - Beerland, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2015
Klare goldene Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, hopfig, süß. Geschmack süß malzig, leicht hopfig, bitter, getreidig. TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Fresh bottle, best by 1-28-14, purchased and consumed at the brewery in Nov. 2013: Rich golden. Scant head. Soft nose of lemon rind, lemon balm, minerals, fresh flowers, bright nectar, baguette, pistachiolike yeast, and wood root spice Spalt. Minimal carbonation, but soft and snug. Softly hoppy with polished lemon candy sitting atop pillowy and rounded pils malt. Impressively clean body supports a lovely interplay between zesty herbs and succulent lemon. Hops are remarkably soft and juicy throughout, with a fresh picked "greenness" reminiscent of fresh grass and appetizing nectar. Continued floral softness caresses the budding ardent herbality. Candyish yeast supplements the core with welcomed depth and rustic charm. Cohesive and clean finish is comprised of chewy pils malt, dusty yeast and a gently coarse minerals. Notably fresh fusion of herbs, grass and flowers linger well past the finish. One of the rarer examples of filtration improving a beer rather than stripping it of texture and soul. As with Gänstaller Zwickelpils, which becomes a world-class pils after having the doughy yeast removed, Griess kelelrbier also benefits from some light filtration and becomes a very different beer, as evidenced here in this delightfully transformed little pils. Great stuff.
Ernest (7912) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle at Griess.
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is some shade of yellow (in stoneware).
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers/honeysuckle, herbs).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lighty to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/creamy body, lively/soft carbonation.
Medium body, watery texture, soft/lively carbonation.
Wow...seriously juicy and clean...didn’t expect much based on the two samples of the Kellerbier, but man alive this is seriously excellent stuff...no husks or dough or anything else to mar the experience. Big aroma with great malt and great hops, and wonderfully balanced. Shared two bottles with my buds and bought more to go...a must-try. 3fourths (9377) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Multiple bottles, fresh from the brewery in Geisfeld. Expressive Spalter hop lemon and mineral water nose, hoppier than the kellerbier if you can believe that. Soft, low carbonation, rich and succulent body, prickly hop acids, vibrant lemon zest, baked cracker / sourdough bread expression. Superbly clean, minerallic, zesty, rich, all components very bright and expressive. The lemon-tinged sweet pilsner malt is cut well by the minerally water and hop acidity, and each component is expressive and distinct. Dedollewaitor (16581) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle @ Pivni Rozmanitost, Prague. Pours clear golden with a off white head. A bit of grain, grass and vegetables. Slightly rough bitterness. Medium bodied. Perfumey and dry finish.
MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
My Bottom Line : MoritzF (10234) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2007
Slightly toasted, biscuity pale malts lend subtle sweetness to this mineral Pilsener, while citrusy angles and herbal bitterness seal a very drinkable brew.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam tops the dark golden.
-The soft prickling and lean body made for easy drinking.
-This is not your textbook Pils; it’s intricate and imbued with rural character.
-The malts offered a little too much sugar for my tastes in the style.
-Based on their Kellerbier, I expected a more salient hoppiness here.
(bottle) Almost clear, except for some tiny floaties, golden coloured hue with a medium-sized foamy white head. Slightly grassy and herbal hoppy aroma with a touch of citrus and a light-sweet malty background. Bitter flavour, light to medium bodied, crispy mouthfeel. Herbal, slightly grassy hops-accented taste on a soft malty, slightly chalky base; dry and pleasantly bitter hoppy finish with a light smoky malty sweetness in the aftertaste. Top notch Pilsener in the Franconian way. pivnizub (10959) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2007
Bottle (purchased at the brewery): Greenish-golden coloured with a mid-sized fluffy white head; aromatic herbal-aromatic hops, underpinned by sweet pale malt; distinctive bitter-sweet flavour, soft, smooth MF; a faint hint of smoked malt (!) in the lingering dry bitter finish. A very fine stuff, Franconia rules........ rauchbier (3956) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle, from the brewer, July 2005. Gold, moderate white head and moderate condition. Pleasant grassy hops and gentle malt in the nose, good solid hop flower and resins in the mouth and a lingering hop bitter finish with a low graininess.
bierkoning (13893) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 Golden color, maybe even darker. Plum aroma. Malty flavor with an upcoming bitterness. Nutty, apple, peach. Somewhat dirty, especially in the aftertaste. Tasty Franconian farmhouse pilsener that needs further improvement.
Re-rate: bottle: pale colored, a bit hazy. Flowery honey-like citric aroma. Hoppy, citric, almost powdery flavor. Hoppy, oily aftertaste with plastic. Low on carbon. Very un-pilsener like beer.