Brewed by Brauerei G.A. Bruch
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Saarbrücken, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5186) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
33cl bottle at home in the early hours of 20th Nov 2015. Poured twice into one of my old Schlossbrau stemmed glasses. Mini-haze to the pale old gold coloured body, the head a thin and weak white wisp on each pour. The nose is yeasty and citrus like in aroma, as is the taste. Highly carbonated, it is almost ’fizzy’ in nature. Refreshing and thirst quenching: a summers day drink in a beer garden sort of beer. I actually liked it, just wrong beer in the wrong place in the wrong season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (1799) - PORTUGAL - NOV 16, 2015
33cl bottle. Hazy pal yellow colour with a thin white head. Grain, yeast, grass and light citrus in the aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is light bitter with some malty notes. Overall, drinkable but not remarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MBlessing (369) - Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2015
Ein süffiges landbier, leicht Hefe, fruchtiger Geruch, im Geschmack würzig mit leicht herben Abgang

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23654) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Draught@Bruch’s No 1, Saarbrücken. Hazy yellow colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is herbal, mild spelt and wheat like notes as well as some yeasty and earthy notes. Flavour is earthy, herbal grassy, grainy and a bit bready malts to it. Very refreshing on a hot day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (7742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Draught @ Bruch’s No.1, Saarbrücken. Aroma has mild mint tones, citrus and some malt. Flavour has citrus, some sweet malty tones and mint. Straightforward, a bit thin and surprisingly high on mint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
dr_rauhbein (5) - GERMANY - JAN 29, 2015 does not count
A really nice Zwickel with a lot of yeast and a great head. Fresh taste, hints of citrus and grass, much better from tap than bottle. The best beer from Saarland, drinkable to the bitter end!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3700) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
(Bruch Zwickel) Stubby bottle at home, from trade with vipinvelp, thanks! Served into an english pint glass, ABV 4.8% Golden yellow colour on the body, huge thick white head, with great retention, helped by its size, leaving minimal lacing on the glass. Nice activity in the glass. Aroma of barley, fresh grass, light yeast even, nice citrusy touches. Nice taste, light grains but without becoming offensive, bread, hay, again some light citrus that fades as the beer warms up. Medium thin body with good carbonation. Quite good, certainly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vipinvelp (3148) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
Clear yellow, large fluffy foam head. Barley aroma and taste, nothing special here, just another German beer. Just OK. (Velp 201411)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (2815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
33cl bottle, passing through Saarland, bb01/2015. Bright, near neon-green label lettering prepares for the bright & metallic green hop bitterness...Husky straw malts attempt to lay a light malt base more elegant than cow fodder. Topped with those harsh, metallic hops and extracts, make for a confused Zwickel carrying a few aromatic and yeasty traces of its own possible redemption.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2014
Tap @ bar in Saarbrücken. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light buttery and light hoppy - straw. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 210714

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