Brewed by Brauerei Keesmann
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strafefire (8) - - MAR 15, 2013
Part two of the Germanic beer offerings, Keesman Sternla Lager is the beverage of choice with a Pizza and salad Friday. Completely by accident, this pairing is not heavenly, its lifesaving. Ever opting for the hottest, most outrageously spicy offering the n a pizza possible, the damn thing burns like thermite. The only way to quench this inferno is a strong, malty bomb. Sternla Lager is just the job. Cracking the bottle and on the pour, Stern a throws hints of halted biscuit, fresh hay, and just a small hint of ester. Very interesting stuff indeed. Speaking of pour, this brew is art made manifest. Surging in a turbid swash like a storm, Sternla settles into a gorgeous clear burnt amber glow, the rival of any quality Vienna lager, while the head is a firm, robust cap which any beer enthusiast worth his salt would expect of a German beer. Unusually, Sternla is listed as a kellerbier, but so far all signs suggests a Vienna. Amber? Vienna. Crystal clear hue? Vienna. Moderate carbonation? Yes sir, Vienna. The proving however is in the tasting. My god, what a taste. Initially Sternla begins with a very subtle hint of breast yeast, but this swiftly changes to a growing citric acidity and bitterness, backed up by a more subtle but present malty backbone, like the coffee and vanilla hints in good Cuban cigar. This continues through to a climax of lingering grapefruit sourness, this might not sound too appealing but supported by the biscuit malt and given the serving temperature, it is a most satisfying Finnish that practically demands an appreciative "Aaaaaah" To summarise? Sternla Lager acts and looks like a very, very fine Vienna lager, however it exchanges the stronger malt influence in the typical Vienna with a more bitter, citric astringency. Radically different to the GOS Sanger Kellerbier of that I am sure, Sternla may or may not be an example the of kellerbier (should anyone be in the know be able to offer an insight I would be very grateful), what I do know is that this is another enormous success chalked up to the Teutons. dankeshun mit prost!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kasjo (48) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. Golden amber with white head. Sweet fruity malty aroma. Heavy malty taste, potentially some diacetyl feeling. However fresh and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2519) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel, fruity, grains, ceral, honey. Taste is quite malty with some fruits and slight citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (894) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2016
L: -pours a clear amber with a big,foamy,offwhite head -medium carbonation visible S: -nutty,spicy,plums,tea,slight citrus T: -plums,zesty,tea,raisins -finishes dry -medium to high bitterniss for the style F: -medium to high carbonation -light to medium body O: Pretty much a textbook franconian Dunkel.Crushable and Hoppy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (4043) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2016
Dark gold color with tan head. Aroma is bready, some caramel. Taste is again bready, earthy, malty, slightly metallic. Soft mouthfeel. Another one of these "dirty-feeling" Lagers. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Draft at Brauerei Keesman in Bamberg during the Bamberg Jolly. Pours perfectly clear, dark gold-red with a creamy white head. Lightly toasted bread character, faint caramel. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Pretty crisp to finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
biir (1081) - Berlin, - NOV 12, 2015
Flasche. Malzig, slich, viel Karamell und Getreide, schwerer, liger Krper. Bin etwas verwirrt, weil ich mir unter der Bezeichnung "Lager" etwas ganz anderes vorgestellt hatte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4569) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
Amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of butter, malts. Sweet malty flavour, butter, malts and loads of toffee. Malty finish, butter. Too young?
(From draught -cask- @ GBBF 14, London)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (4256) - Troms, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
Look; fawn head and clear amber-golden body. Aroma; mild bread, straw, dust, yogurt, mild caramel. Taste; malts, caramel, grass, fruity grains (cant figure out which fruit, but its fruity anyway) - leading to a dark malty finish with dark bread. Normal texture and carbonation. Feels as premium lager, fruity malty. [50cl brown bottle 5.0%abv BB20-09-2015 T@Ferie2015]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6692) - rebro, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Bready and malty smell and taste. Slightly rough mouthfeel. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrol (271) - - JUN 22, 2015
Aroma of caramel malts and hops. Clear, amber-orange coloured with a lasting head. Taste is sweet, with some caramel malt and herbal hops. Nice stuff.

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