Formerly brewed at Maisel Bräu Bamberg
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Dieses naturtrübe, ungespundete Kellerbier ist eine traditionelle, fränkische Spezialität. Seinen unverwechselbaren Charakter erhält es durch feine Hefe und die besonders lange Lagerung in den Kellern der Brauerei. Gut gekühlt ist das St.Michaelsberg Kellerbier ein wahrer Hochgenuss.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of apples, yeast, and a touch of bread. It pours a hazy orangish-brown with a decent amount of suspended sediment. Even with a vigorous pour, only a small large-bubbled head forms before quickly fading to almost nothing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and fruit. The finish has some watered down bready notes with some faint apple. It’s light bodied with flat mouthfeel. Overall...looking at the most recent ratings and seeing that this brewery is out of business, this is well past it’s prime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Stale, husky malt aroma. Hazy amber color. Sweet caramel multi-grain bread taste.Soft body, real easy drinker. Nothing to write home about this old recipe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. German brown bread barley malt aroma. Hazy amber with a minimal, instantly gone, head. Bready barley malt and herbal hops flavor. Light body, flat carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (5077) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
Backlog rating 3-24-2009 (Bottle) This beer has a tiny small white head that quickly dissipated, transparent body with a gold hue, visible carbonation, and no lacing. The aromas are malt, hoppy, crisp, and sharp. Ditto for the taste. The palate is tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, the taste of this beer is very bland and boring to drink, lacks character and is a beer that I will not drink again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (6464) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Cloudy, amber brown with a short, soap-like, tan-grey head. No scent to speak of....maybe just a little stale bread. Taste is wooden, caramel, toasted malt. Obviously well past it’s prime.....apparently this brewer went away over a year ago.... Quite a shame....probably a decent beer in it’s day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
envane (570) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Unfortunately, this brewery closed and this is an old bottle. Nothing wrong with it, except its near-flat. Cloudy orange with a pathetic head struggling to form, then quickly disappearing. Aroma is caramelly malt and yeast. Taste is sweet caramel malts, yeast, wood and hops just to balance. Slightly sticky body, and near-flat. Sad to see this place go.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Had it like a year after the brewery closed i guess, not fresh, pretty spoiled. Are they re-brewing it?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Pours a caramel color with no head. Aroma of caramel, bread, and toasted malts. Caramel is dominant flavor with bread, toasted malts, and toffee rounding out the taste. Surprising substance for this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2010
UPDATED: APR 27, 2016 Good but I feel something didn’t translate to the bottle version. I would really like to taste it on tap. I did like this but compared to some other Keller bier for some reason the flavors just die a little too quickly in your mouth. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Deep amber-brown pour. The nose is lightly sweet and caramelly with more than a touch of oxidation. Rich and bready however with a toasted malt character. Lazy carbonation. Oddly dusty and dry. I suspect this was once quite tasty, but it’s well past that time now.

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