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

Keller-Zwickl

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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.