Grevensteiner

Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This unfiltered country beer is brown with ruby highlights, slightly hazy with a brilliant white head. The body is rich and malty with a clean crisp slightly hoppy finish. Grevensteiner uses whole leaf hops and traditional ancient malts to recreate the true original beer of the brewery.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
18
Served at: 
40 - 46º F
Judges Review 
Lyn Howard's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

C. & A. Veltins Grevensteiner Original is a throwback to the brewery's origins and it was evaluated as a BJCP category 7E, Amber Kellerbier. The aroma of this beer is a rich with nutty, toasty, sweet malt notes up front and a very low level of grassy, hay-like hop accent in the rear. It pours with a beautiful deep amber color, that is mildly hazy and topped off with a small bubbled white head that persists around the edge of the glass. As is typical of an amber kellerbier, the flavor has a bold, toasty, sweet melanoidin (biscuit and honey) malt character with a slightly peppery, hop flavor and a moderately low hop bitterness. It is definitively malt-balanced, with a medium dry finish and a light hop flavor that lingers to the end. The alcohol is smooth, yet apparent – the medium carbonation makes the mouthfeel is a little prickly on the tongue, however there is no astringency and the medium-light body makes it an inviting beverage to sip and savor. It is easy drinking and would make a delicious accompaniment to richly flavored sausages and cheese.

Popular Reviews

richardap 11's picture

My Score: 
92
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
38/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
9/ 10
Overall Impression: 
18/ 20

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The Amber Kellerbier beer style as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guide is a young, unfiltered and unpasteurized beer with a spicy hop character and moderate hop aroma. This is the original style of Kellerbier from the Franconia region of Germany. Moderately cloudy with a gold to deep reddish-amber color. Initially sweet with a moderately dry and slightly bitter finish. Read on to discover our Amber Kellerbier reviews.

The Amber Kellerbier beer style as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guide is a young, unfiltered and unpasteurized beer with a spicy hop character and moderate hop aroma. This is the original style of Kellerbier from the Franconia region of Germany. Moderately cloudy with a gold to deep reddish-amber color. Initially sweet with a moderately dry and slightly bitter finish. Read on to discover our Amber Kellerbier reviews.

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