Thursday, April 21, 2016

Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20Chad9976 (1580) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2016


2015 BJCP Category: 7C Kellerbier (thanks to Jim for this bottle!)

AROMA: Low/medium spicy hops. Grainy sweet. Some green apple (not a flaw). 8/12

APPEARANCE: High haze pale gold hue. Creamy white head. Good retention and lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Moderately malty; grainy sweet (but light). Some butterscotch on the finish (low diacetyl not a flaw). Mild spicy hops on the apex and finish. Authentic pilsner malt flavor. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light/medium body and CO2. Creamy texture. Slightly malty aftertaste, otherwise clean. Refreshing while in the mouth. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Definitely to spec in all aspects. Not an amazing beer per se, but a nice one. Good summer brew; should be packaged in cans not bottles. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 37/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.