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Keller Bier / Zwickel Bier
Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier

1516 Kellerbier

When a certain type of beer is called for (or craved), you just can't substitute it with anything else. This is one such beer. 11.2 oz bottle. Golden body with a light haze and a modest head that has some lingering retention and a little lace. I'd love to try this draft, at the source. Big German malts are present right from the moment that the bottle is opened, and they continue to pour out of the stein. A beer in two parts. The malt cascade that meets the first sips, then gives way to a hop...

Série Signature Kellerbier

Série Signature Kellerbier

750 mL corked & caged bottle. Opens with a decent pop. Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. Hazy, butterscotch orange pour with a splendid head. The head is very ice-cream like, and threatens to be almost solid. Thick white density with retention to match. Great looking beer. Nose gives a characteristic musty, rye note which is carried into the taste. The tastes give quite a bitter, peppery note that lacks the charm or fruitiness of a beer like a Saison, or the sweetness of a Tripel,...

Série Signature Kellerbier

Original Munchner Hochzeitsbier Von 1810

500 mL bottle from Hop City Atlanta, GA USA, The beer pours with an amber hue, but it has a slight chill haze. Nice, simple white head. A little retention but not much lace. Nose and tastes release a very strong malt base and a creamy mouthfeel. Plenty of light pineapple notes amongst the malt followed by a really quite dry, lightly hopped ending. There are some esters present but it's not what one would call "fruity", nevertheless some banana notes around the malty bread notes that dominate....

Série Signature Kellerbier

Moosbacher Kellerbier

$2.99 Smyrna Beverage Warehouse - also had the mixed four pack of Moosbacher beers for $10.99. Flip top bottle. Very ordinary. Light brown pour with a good head. The nose and tastes are mild caramel with a dry character cutting across the initial malt sweetness and the later bitterness. Finish dry and bitter. The dry character was quite pronounced I thought. Not much to report here, reminiscent of a very average English keg bitter. Drinkable, but also pretty forgettable.

Série Signature Kellerbier

Wolnzacher Hell Naturtrüb

$2.99, Corks, Marietta/Smyrna, GA. I got an enormous head with this bottle all the way to the end of the drink. It actually got quite frustrating as I was pouring it! A spicy aroma to this classic unfiltered German. Not my favorite style, but an excellent example. The huge snowy peaks of froth were actually getting in the way of enjoying this and the carbonation seemed excessive. Even with an incredibly delicate decant this bottle still ended up sending some sediment into the glass. A slightly...