jfb (5036) - 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 (3232) - 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 (3589) - 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 (6440) - 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 (8855) - 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 (15070) - 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.
Kristall-König (2606) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hopfiger und brotig-muffiger Geruch. Herb im Beginn, gibt sich die Mitte malzig mit wiederum einem brotigen Unterton, der störend wirkt. Dumpf malziger Ausklang.
HenrikSoegaard (12264) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Cloudy. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Slightly sour. Not very good.
Geiserich (3904) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy, medium orange color, creamy head. Fresh, light yeasty aroma, notes of citrus and a intensive grain note. Flavor is very grainy, light yeasty a bit fruity and pleasant hopped. Medium bitter, grassy finish. Quite nice and tasty.
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, courtesy of MiP. It pours an almost clear, golden body under a small off-white head. Malty, bready nose with some hoppyness. Malty, bready and hoppy flavor too, giving a fine bitterness to follow you until the very end. Medium body, quite dry. A decent beer, but this one didn’t impress me at all. Strangely enough, a German beer drank in Germany, even at a hotel room, almost always taste better than when bringing it back home. Therefore, maybe I’m a bit unfair with this one, but it just didn’t ring my bell when tasting it. 090821