hawanna (2568) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle. Best before 06 Dez 2012
bread, cereal, nuts, herbs, cooked vegetables, amber, hazy, rocky head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, sticky, average carbonation,
Grzesiek79 (3419) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, herbs, floral, basement aromas, raisin, licorice, amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
gunnar (6205) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Frankische Botschaft, Berlin. Pours clear golden with a big frothy white head, slowly disappearing. Aroma of grain, bread and earthy hops. Taste is nice musty malty, with some fungus notes,light bitter end. smooth palate, pretty good and interesting beer.
EithCubes (5207) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing-top by 22.03.12. Nice bready/doughy nose, a little wild with that signature Aufsesser yeast signature/spagh, and light nutty roast. Deep golden body with a rocky beige head. Taste is relatively dry, citrus is subdued, still a nice malt character despite the thinness, also some pretzel. Stroke of acidity and again the hint of wildness. Light-bodied and very repeatable. Seems like the experience with this one varies; mine was a good one.
jfb (4541) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) pours a hazy golden-amber colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy grain, with very light hints of barnyard and herbal hops, slightly sour. flavour is mostly the same, very grainy, with some light herbal hops and unpleasant lactic acidity in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
culchiem (2896) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light caramel colour with a tan head. Aroma of herbs, some caramel. Flavour is peppery and light roast / smoked. Finish is dry and tangy with smoked notes
BeerViking (3010) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Bavaria. Cloudy amber with a fast-settling off-white head and faint apply sweetness and cloves on the nose, then a bready, spicy and slightly tart (but not unpleasantly so) body, finishing with more lemony tartness and a bitter edge.
KnutAlbert (6363) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Fränkische Botschaft, Berlin.
Hazy amber, slow carbonation. MAlty beer, grain, bread. Some hops tp cope with the sweetness, but it ends up on the syrupys side. Rather boring, don’t go out of your way for this.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
This prickly Zwickl’s lightly toasted malts and levelled herbal hop bitterness benefit from some orange-y angles that significantly increase drinkability.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam clings to the striking amber.
-The toasted malts are mild, tied to delicate basic grain flavors.
-This was like a more polite version of their Dunkel. Grain bill and hops tasted quite similar.
-Mouthfeel is lean; few residual sugars and fierce carbonation.
On tap at the brewery restaurant.
Dedollewaitor (14490) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Bamberg. Pours dark hazy golden with a small off white head. Nose is bread, grain, hops and barnyard. Quite rough and bitter flavor with a slightly unpleasant note of vegetables. Medium and smooth palate. Ok.