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Brauerei zur Sonne Zwickel

Brewed by Brauerei zur Sonne
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Bischberg, Germany


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Only available on tap at the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8284) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Draft. Pours slightly hazy gold with a white head. Yeasty and pale malts, light floral notes, and a clean malty finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Tap at Sonne, a hazy light yellow with a soapy white head. A very pretty yeasty-bready nose, but it’s in the mouth where it really makes its bones. Sweet and blinding flash of citrus, and a mushroom cloud of bread and yeast. Medium body and quaffable, liked it enough to order another Seidla, though the second wasn’t as good. Over-saturated?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7376) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Rated at the brewery/restaurant Nov 2011. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is cloudy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of soap, concrete, unripe peach. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Although not as flawed as the Helles and Bock, it’s admittedly quite rough and clunky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2693) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Draught at the brewpub in October 2009: Hazy dull yellow. Fluffy and pasty white froth. Rustic nose of peppery hops, fresh hay dust, lemongrass, mineral and candied lemon zest. Soft, expansive carbonation. Sharply grassy and mineralic with a vividly defined yet seamlessly integrated and multilayered pils malt which imparts some fresh bread fluff and toasted hay. Dab of dusty yeast enriches the malt while a flowery Hallertauer succulence lines the center and gracefully adorns the pillowy pils malt. Deeply hoppy with a faint lemony twang adding lift as it complements the grassier aspects. Finishes delightfully snappy with a salty mineralic bite interlaced with spicy hops and whispers of pils malt and dusty yeast. Very clean and endlessly quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (17748) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 1, 2011
Herber Antrunk mit einer unreif wirkenden Süße. Etwas hefig, trocken, die Herbe wird agressiver, eine leichte Bitterkeit kommt auf. Schwach hopfig. 6/7/7/6//7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
Draught @ Brauerei zur Sonne, Regnitzstrasse 2, 96120 Bischberg, Germany.
Light light unclear medium to dark yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, hay, toasted, light to moderate hoppy, fruity, citrus notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091221]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
fom vass at du sonne in bischberg. light yellow, faintly cloudy. creamy, silky pure white head. beautiful. zesty, crisp, hoppy, juicy, wonderfully balance of light crispness and pillowy/foamy yeast with a frothy/full and thick texture. fills the mouth. zesty lemon grass and pine nuts along with some honeydew, honeysuckle, dried lemon rind and mild floral perfume. amazing zwickel. shamefully unappreciated here on ratebeer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
Slightly hazy with a thin head. More herbal nose with light bready malts. Refreshing full-bodied. A touch drier than the hell, with more spicy hop character. An even better take on the rustic Franconian lager concept than the Urtyp. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25477) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Draught@brewpub. Pale yellow colour, mediumsized creamy white head. Lots of lace. Aroma is bready malts, some hints of grass and yeast. Flavour is bigtime yeasty along with slight citrusacidic notes. Also some mild grassy and diacetylic notes. As it warms up it gets a bit honeyish as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Draft at brewpub. Hazed gold with thick white head. Great unfiltered aromas, brisk and herbal, with substantial character. Good thick granular palate. Excellent pale bready malts. Dry hoppy finish with fruity (apple-pear) flavors. Excellent.

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