pivo (2542) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight sulfury nose, yellow color, fluffy head. Thine weak citrus malt base, stingy tight bitter. Dry effect on tongue. quick and light. I like Zwickel beer as a style, but this isn’t the best example.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big rocky white head, hazy light orange color. A bit skunky but also grainy in the nose. Light hops taste .- a bit watery, but still nice. Thanks to the ambassador of Bruch Zwickel: Saarlander - for sending this!
marcusm (56) - Remich, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bottled sample, aroma of spritzy Saaz hops, a head lasting to the end of the glass - just off white. On the mouth, slightly murky gold colour, as you would expect from a naturally produced beer.
Well, it starts off with the hops biting the tongue, sliding down the palate, forming creamy malty notes, filing the tongue with flavour, ending with a note of hoppy cream soda in the mouth. A lucious beer, worth seeking out. I buy this by the case close to a micro in Germany - no question, need beer, buy some here - visit the micro too (Abteibrau in Metlach)
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Slightly cloudy yellow colour. Small, but stable and rocky head. Aroma is bready, yeasty and grassy. Lemony, herbal hoppy, sweetish taste. Quite carbonated, appearance and mouthfeel-wise, for a zwickelbier. Nothing special, but decent. Many thanks to saarlander and his wife, for generously sending me this beer.
Saarlander (1680) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ok, I was Rudolfs santa, and I´m sitting in Germany on vacation with one in my hand right now, so I better rate it!lol. Mine is a bit fresher I think, as I am near the brewery. Light gold color, decent head. Very hoppy,citriusy, throw in a little herb taste to boot. A bit of sweet aftertaste, but not too much. I drink these quite often overhere in Saarland, its one of the better beers for a good price. Will drink again. Bruch makes some decent brew.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Did my Santa give me a beer that nobody else has rated? Cool! Thanks!! Cloudy, light gold. Nose is slightly cidery. Sweetish malt tonic flavor. Hints of lemon. Finish is overly sweet, slightly herbal.