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Hofbräuhaus Traunstein 1612er Zwickelbier

Brewed by Hofbräuhaus Traunstein
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Traunstein, Germany


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Das Sechzehnzwölfer (1612er) ist das Bier aus der guten alten Zeit. Ein naturtrübes, vitaminreiches Export Hell, frisch aus den kühlen und dunklen Tiefen des Lagerkellers. So wie zu Urgroßvaters Zeiten die Bierfässer unfiltriert vom Braumeister "gezwickelt” wurden. Nach Beendigung des Brauvorgangs öffnete der Braumeister mit einer Zwickelmünze (heute 2 DM) einen kleinen Hahn am Lagerfaß und verkostete das unfiltrierte Zwickelbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (2168) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Tap. Lightly hazy golden yellow. Some cracker, white fruit, slight malt sweetness and marshmallow in the aroma. Sweet hay, bread, and light fruitiness. Lighter to medium soft body. Eh, probably not in the best condition it could be in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (18677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of grassy summer fruit. Taste has white pepper and light fruit. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (7502) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
(Draught at Lindenbräu Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, 15 July 2015) Hazy yellow colour with frothy, white head. Malty nose with notes of bread, citrus, peaches, grass and dough. Malty taste with bread, grass, peaches, a touch of citrus and a gentle spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight malt sweetness. Tasty and decent, but a bit middle-of-the-roadish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3583) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours a mildly hazy pale yellow with a thick white head...excellent retention and lacing...lively looking. Aroma has some slightly sweet grain and hay...mild grassy hops. Flavor follows suit...great delicate grassiness but still a slight grainy sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and grassy/spicy/minerally.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (7210) - ITALY - MAR 25, 2014
Pale cloudy good head sulfory herbal nice balance hint of honey floral medium bitteness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Apple juice and vitamin b to go with soupy pale malt / soggy crackers. Sweet, low bitterness, low acid and low carbonation leave the body flaccid. Lifeless apple and pear dominate and there’s only a trace of lemon-y hop character to be found. Questionable shape or just poorly made or both. Hazed gold with little to no head. From draft at Der Biergarten in Atlanta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Draught @ Hopfingerbräu im Palais, Berlin. Rated on 12.08.2013.
Pours a golden hazy colour with a small white foamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, straw and some herbal notes. Flavour of sweet malts, grains, grassy hops and strong herbal and earthy flavours. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a sweetish herbal finish. Could use a heavier body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (5608) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Draught @ Hopfingerbräu im Palais, Berlin (not sure if this is the right beer...)

Pours yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of earthy notes, grass and malts. Taste is grassy, earthy and slightly hoppy with sweetish notes. Finish is malty and bready. Okay zwickl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (4571) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
As Lindenbrau Hopfinger - Hazy, bright blond with bright white and lasting head. Very fresh tasting. Good bitterness in the finish. A great thirst quencher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (11678) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
Tap @ Ortnerhof Ruhpolding. Blonde, slightly hazy. Some floral notes in the aroma. Medium bodied. Floral hopbitterm malty, bready flavor. Just hints of butter Well balanced brew.

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