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Göller Kellerbier (373 of 1001)

Rating: 3.75

The first new beer from the 1001 beers list for some time now, this one is a random German offering from the list that I stumbled across when visiting The Cave bottle shop in Glasgow for the first time in a couple of years recently. This one will be the first from the 1001 list that I’ll have reviewed since I tried a bottle of Zinnebir on New Years day and will be my 373rd offering from the list. The beer is a Bavarian brewed kellerbier  brewed since the 1980’s by the Göller brewery that had being going strong since 1514 (two years before the Reinheitsgebot came into effect) and I’m glad I’ve managed to check another German offering off before I visit Berlin again next month, although this isn’t a beer that I’ve ever seen on any of my trips to the country so the chances of me trying it in the capital are slim I guess.

Appearance (4/5): Pale, golden amber with quite a hazy body and a head that starts just over a centimetre tall before halving in size. It’s a part foamy, part bubbly head and there’s a fair amount of bubbles through the body of the beer as well which looks quite appealing in the early going.
Aroma (7/10): Sweet with some nice bread malts and corn along with a few subtle hops following on behind. It’s quite fresh and balanced with hay then some light touches of lemon at the end. It’s not the most varied or interesting nose but it is pleasant with some nice fruits dotted about the place too.
Taste (7/10): Following on in a similar fashion to the nose, the taste kicks off with some corn and hay alongside touches of bread malts but it’s not quite as sweet as with the nose. There’s some background fruits and citrus coming through but again these are quite light but the beer is definitely sessionable with some subtle hops and faint yeast right at the end too.
Palate (4/5): Medium bodied and semi-fresh with a crisp and dry feel that lends itself to being a very easy to drink and sessionable beer. It was pleasant throughout and very well-balanced without really being a standout that you’d remember.

Overall (15/20): Quite a pleasant beer despite being a fairly standard one that didn’t have a huge amount going on, it was definitely balanced and easy-going though with some nice bread malts kicking things off and coming through slightly sweet. Around the middle the beer was crisp and semi-fresh with a few background fruits and touches of lemon before the subtle hops and faint yeast seen things out. It’s probably not a beer that I’d go hunting for again but I’d certainly be happy to have it again if I stumbled upon it in future.

Brewed In: Zeil am Main, Bavaria, Germany
Brewery: Brauerei Göller Zur Alten Freyung
First Brewed: circa. 1980’s
Full Name: Göller Kellerbier Naturtrüb
Type: Kellerbier
Abv: 5.6%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: The Cave (Glasgow)
Price: £2.99

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