Full Review

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Kellerbier

Category: Keller/Zwickl

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Samuel Adams
Kellerbier

Category: Keller/Zwickl

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Deep amber color. Aromas and flavors of carrot cake, chocolate toffee, and egg croissant with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and an interesting, long finish imparting notes of peppered nuts and greens, pizza, dried banana, and melon salad finish. A round and refreshing Kellerbier with instant appeal and a table-friendly personality.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: carrot cake, chocolate toffee, and egg croissant
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peppered nuts and greens, pizza, dried banana, and melon salad
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Weiner-Schnitzel, Chicken Piccata, Oven Fried Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round and refreshing Kellerbier with instant appeal and a table-friendly personality.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

Their Portfolio

93 Samuel Adams Holiday Porter 5.8% (USA)
87 Samuel Adams Downtime Pilsner 5% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams New World 10% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Tetravis 10.2% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Boston Ale 5.9% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Escape Route 5% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams Pumpkin Batch 5.6% (USA)
95 Samuel Adams Crystal Pale Ale 5.3% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Nitro IPA 7.5% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Rebel Rider IPA 4.5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig 5.9% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Session Ale 5% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Scotch Ale 5.5% (USA)
96 Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser 8.4% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Rebel IPA 6.5% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Irish Red 5.8% (USA)
83 Samuel Adams Summer Ale 5.3% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Ale 5.3% (USA)
87 Samuel Adams Nitro White Ale 5.5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red 9% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA 6.3% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Rebel Raw Imperial IPA 10% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams 20 Pounds of Pumpkin Ale 5.7% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Fat Jack Pumpkin Ale 5.7% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Bonfire Blonde Ale 5.5% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams Maple Ale 6.4% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Light Lager 4.3% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Toasted Caramel Bock 5.6% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock 5.8% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams Boston Ale 5.4% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Rebel Juiced IPA 6.2% (USA)
95 Samuel Adams Rebel White Citra IPA 7.3% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Hopscape Wheat Ale 5.5% (USA)
87 Samuel Adams Hefeweizen 5.4% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams Berliner Weisse 4.8% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Cold Snap White Ale 5.3% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams Porch Rocker Flavored Lager 4.5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Tropic of Yuzu Flavored Ale 6% (USA)
83 Samuel Adams Summer Lemon Wheat Ale 5.3% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Irish Red 5.8% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams New World Tripel 10% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout 9% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red Ale 9% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Octoberfest 5.3% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Double Bock 9.5% (USA)
97 Samuel Adams Cinder Bock 9.5% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Black Lager 4.9% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Utopias 2015 Barrel-Aged Strong Ale 28% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams KMF Grand Cru Barrel Aged Sour 6.5% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Cream Stout 4.9% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Kellerbier 5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Noble Pils 4.9% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Boston Lager 5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Bohemian Pilsner 5% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Fresh as Helles 5.4% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Rebel IPA 6.5% (USA)
96 Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser IPA 8.4% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams New England IPA 6.8% (USA)
87 Samuel Adams Rebel Anytime Session IPA 4.7% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Ale 5.3% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams Raspberry Lemon Gose 5.0% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams American Kriek 7% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA 6.3% (USA)
93 The Boston Beer Co. "White Christmas" 5.8% (USA)
88 The Boston Beer Co. Merry Maker 9% (USA)

Keller-Zwickl

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Serve in a Mug
Zwickl lagers, or kellerbiers, refer to unfiltered lagers and range widely in color, averaging between 4.5-5.5% in alcohol with variations depending on the interpretation of the style. Kellerbiers are essentially unfiltered versions of traditional German-style lagers. Traditional kellerbiers are less carbonated and may contain subtle sulfur and acetaldehyde aromas and visible yeast sediment. Contemporary versions of kellerbiers are very similar to traditional versions except that most examples are fully carbonated and the acetaldehyde aromas are absent due to being fully lagered. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Samuel Adams Alpine Spring, Urban Chestnut Zwickl and Stiegl Paracelsus Zwickl.