JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge yellowish head over unclear yellow orange beer with mossy shine. Yeasty, sulphury nose. Dry malts and some flowery hops, but yeastesters dominate the aroma. Dry, slightly yeast- & hopbitterish character. Faint to stronger sulphur, esters. Medium bodied, yeast-filled to quite slick, very well carbonated. Yeast-determined beer; especially the sulphurcomponent/ester keeps coming out (too) strong. Even onion-like, at times. <i> Big thanks to Marcusfromthebeerdesert! </i>
darkseduction (627) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Nice cloudy golden brew, appetising appearence. Small white head. Lively carbonisation, fresh and floral lightness, in the aftertaste a elaborated maltiness. Hoppy notes underline the satisfying impression.
asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice floral and lemony hops aroma that is a little musty and with definite hay/straw notes. Very hazy yellow-orange with a dense, lasting, white foam cover. Flavour is weak malt and mineral watery followed by some noble hops flavour, a touch of lotus root malt, and a appropriately gentle bitterness to offset a medium residual sweetness. Notes of grass and walnut. High carbonation, medium body, slightly bitter finish.
shrubber85 (7938) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hay malt aroma. Clear golden yellow color with tufts of cloudiness - nice head and lacing. Grass malt flavor - mild bitter finish. An above average bottled zwickel.
MiP (13773) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 4.8%. OK citric aroma. Hazy golden colour. OK white head. The flavour is citric and teaish, a bit watery. High carbonation. Unfortunately too little flavour.
pivnizub (9004) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (Duesseldorf Gathering) : Pale golden coloured, small foamy layer; grainy, a bit skunky and yeasty nose; robust bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied; moderate bitter, tart finish. Smells bad, but the rest is already drinkable.........
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Düsseldorf Gathering, Bottled. Malty and skunky hops aroma. Hazy, pale yellow color, white head, fair lace. Also in the flavors the skunky German hops return and that’s quite unusual. Yuck. Also very sweet grainy and not malty. Little sticky mouthfeel.
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle, traded with Saarlander) Cloudy orange colour with a mid-sized, slowly lacing foamy white head. Moderately sweet, chewy malt aroma, yeasty and citrus-fruity with delicate herbal hops in the background. Light-sweet flavour, yeasty malty taste with notes of citrus; light to medium bodied, lively carbonated mouthfeel; dry and yeasty bitter finish with light herbal and fruity notes. Refreshing well-quaffable brew.
pivo (2585) - 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 (2493) - New Jersey, USA - 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!