HaseZotzenbach (14) - Zotzenbach (Rimbach), Odenwald, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Das Keiler Urtyp kommt wie seine Weißbierbrüder in der gedrungenen, langhalsigen 0,5l-Bügelverschlußflasche zu mir. Ich konnte es fast nicht glauben, aber dieses Bier gibt es tatsächlich als Spessart-Exportartikel in viele Lebensmittelgeschäft-Einkaufszentren bei Asschaffenburg, Babenhausen und Hanau. Die Etikettierung hat wieder pergamentfarbigen Grund, hier mit beigebrauner (nicht sehr schicker) Umrandung. Auch hier lächelt ein Keilerkopf froh einem Bierglas entgegen, welches er in seinem „Pfötchen“ hält, das sieht einfach sympathisch aus. Gleiches gilt für den Inhalt: goldblond steht es im Glas, mit einem Stich ins rötliche, aber das Beste ist der feine, großzügige und wirklich stabile Schaum. Geschmacklich würzig-süffig, gut. Ja, diesen Urtyp kann man trinken – und auch Gästen anbieten. Ein leckeres und mildes Bier, das ist "Premium", endlich mal wieder ein "Premium", das diesen namen auch verdient. Ohne viel Worte, eins der besten deutschen Urtyp-Biere!!
To me this is the perfect lager. The malty grain flavor is exactly what I think of when I think of German lager. There is a hint of mature sweetness here. Aroma is very bready and grainy with a good amount of herbal and spicy noble hops. A bit of a toasty quality and something almost like a slight fruitiness. It is not sweet like candy or fruit but like the sweetness that you can taste from a carrot or ear of corn only after having abstained from artificial sugars for a week. I can’t see any way that you could make this taste better. Burnished gold, almost copper hue. Slightly Hazy amber color with a bubbly, white 1-inch head that settles to a thin film over the top. Lots of carbonation is present, and there is nice lacing on the glass. The color on this beer is great. This is one hell of a German Urtyp brew. It is tasty enough to remain interesting throughout the night, but it is light and simple enough to avoid commanding your attention or burning out your taste buds. Seriously, seriously drinkable!!!!!
Cylong72 (2) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Seems like everyone else has it pretty straight on the taste, smell, and look all revealing about the same, sweet, flavorful, and looks great. What I have failed to read is; I have had my share of 1878 at both room temperature as well as chilled and it goes down smooth either way. Which I personnaly have used to rank my beers.If you can drink it warm and still enjoy it, it is a great beer. Granted yes I prefer a nice chilled bottle after a good days work or even yet on a nice hot day picnicing, however, if I do happen to grab a bottle that has been sitting out it still tastes good. Try to say that about our Coors Light or Bud Products. No competition.
antibeersnob (29) - Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first dunkle and it fits the description nicely. Pours great...color, carb, and head all good. Nice aroma. Friend of mine brought it over from Germany...I wish I could get it here...It would be my summer regular brew!
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good head, with a nice amber color (appears to be unfiltered) also leaves nice lacing. Malty and somewhat hoppy aroma (balanced). Good malt flavor, medium-full body, with a nice, clean, and slightly hopped finish. Overall one of the better beers I’ve had to date.
shrubber85 (11024) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sour malt and flowery hops aroma. Tan color with decent head. Slightly sweet malt flavor with slight hops finish. High carbonated.
Hinez57 (248) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my world traveling co-worker Bill for this nice brew! Mmmm nose is nice bready with a little hop spice coming through. Looks great in the glass with pale color and nice white foam. Doesn’t disappoint in flavor which is malty and wheaty. While not as strong as the aroma would suggest, a bit of floral and spice is apparent, very subdued. Nice mouthfeel. Overall a rally nice beer. I’m not sure how this fits into the Marzen category, thinking it’s a bit light in color but otherwise okay. A very nice very very drinkable brew. Schlante!
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DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a white head.. Aroma is fresh made corn tortillas and grain...Flavor is very clean oktoberfest..So good, would drink this all day!
Hanuta06 (457) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Allendörfer.
Aroma: lightly malty.
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-amber body.
Taste: lightly sour, lemony initial flavor and lightly sweet finish with short duration.
Palate: light body, watery texture and soft-to-lively carbonation.
Overall: very good. Great taste, easy to drink. I would gladly drink this again.
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Germany thanks to a friend: Pours a dark autumn orange topped with a short lived foam cap head. Aroma is tame and only allows for a slight whiff of caramelized malts and cereal grains. The beer drinks smooth across my palate with some heavy carbonation bubbles. As for the taste, there isn’t much happening other than a medium-bodied Oktoberfest with hints of caramelized malts. The finish has a bitter taste while also leaving behind a taste of sour residue around my lips.
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with small fizzy, white head. Hops aroma and somewhat sweet malt flavor. Clean finish. Little-to-no aftertaste. Doesn’t weigh heavy ior fill you up. Not a dunkle, not a pils, not a weizen. But a nice spot in the middle.