asheft (2544) - 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 (7729) - 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 (13662) - 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 (8919) - 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 (8562) - 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 (2571) - 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 (2480) - 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!
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.