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Judge's Review: 86 Rating - Riegele Kellerbier by Brahaus Riegele

December, 2018
Judges Rating: 
20 / 24
5 / 6
36 / 40
7 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Riegele Kellerbier by Brahaus Riegele was reviewed as a BJCP Category 7C, Pale Kellerbier. The beer has a hazy, murky gold unfiltered look sitting under a dense off-white foam cap with fair retention. Moderate floral, earthy hops, faint green apple, a trace of creamed corn, mild butterscotch and clean grainy malt weave through the flavors and aromas. It starts slightly malty sweet and finishes with a moderate hop bitterness and a lingering tart, malty aftertaste. The malt flavors and aromas are medium, the yeast character is medium-plus, and the hop character is medium-low. Medium-high carbonation prickles the tongue while the yeast character leaves a slight slickness. It loses some points for overcarbonation and murkiness, but this full-flavored, rustic Kellerbier is a pleasure to drink and if given the chance, I would drink it all night.