To be honest I had no idea what to expect from this beer, the beer was called Kellerbier and was brewed by Schinner of Germany. The only thing I could discern from the bottle (written entirely in German), was that the beer is unfiltered. For anybody else who has not come across Kellerbier before, here is a quick wiki lesson:
Now that I know roughly what I am dealing with, what about the beer? Pours a lovely dark brown colour with a slight hint of red. A large billowy tan head subsides to leave a nice thick head. The aroma is quite unusual, spicy with definite hints of cloves, there is also a very slight metallic characteristic to the aroma. The taste is similar to a pilsner (despite the colour) with a nice light hoppiness and a clean finsh. To be honest I dont really get the yeast flavour that i would have expected from an unfiltered beer. Light to medium bodied with a clean and crisp mouthfeel. As the beer warms up a bit you start to get those darker malts coming to the fore with nice hints of choclate and caramel. Nothing terribly complex about this beer, but at only 4.9% it is very sessionable and quite refreshing. Certainly worth picking up a few bottles.