TheHopster (673) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Hazy amber complexion with creamy opaque head. A mild light malty flavor. Classic old-school brew haus session style beer.
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Fech (270) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth european crisp taste. Makes me feel like i’m over there again. Excellent. Caramel toasted malts not too potent. Goes down easy.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a dark brown color. Smell is malty, somewhat sweet. Taste is a good balance of bready malts and hop bitterness, some caramel. Overall a quality beer.
SamP01 (477) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy brownish amber with a medium lasting beige head, Aroma is of toasted malt, barley, yeasty and bready notes with some dark fruity esters. Taste is toasted caramel malt, barley with some yeasty fruity notes. Palate is medium body with good carbonation. Finish is sweet toasted caramel, barley, yeasty and bready with some dark fruity flavors and lightly hopped. This brew has a nice well balanced malty character. Overall a very good easy drinking tasty and enjoyable brew.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Light malt aroma. Malt and light caramel flavor with citrus, light breadiness, and mineral notes. Medium bodied. Easy drinking. Light caramel and mineral lingers with citrus.
scotchzi (301) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a medium amber with light fizzy head. Smell is sweet earthy tart. Taste is beet sugar tart cherries dry spice cardamom and ginger.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly hazy clear amber, tightly bubbled head, good retention. Aroma is apple cider, some bread, toffee, sweet maltiness. Taste is rih caramel, fruity bread, some spicy hops. Body is medium, creamy, low carbonation, sweetish bready finish. Overall, ok.
Drink4Satan (666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, poured into dry, clean Peroni lager glass, producing a hazy pale amber colour with a dense, though thin, beige head that has very little cling and retention. Soft noble hop aroma of a pear/red apple kind of complex accompanying the familiar floral notes. Flavour is sweet, yet dry in the finish, with sweet cereal grain up front, doughy malt, a tasteful amount of DMS throughout, and floral, herbal hops. A bit of heat is allowed to poke through in the finish as it’s so dry, as is a minerally note that reminds me of iron, which, if I’m detecting this properly, is actually oxidized polypeptides, which seems unlikely. Very palatable with medium carbonation and fine bubbles. A pretty enjoyable Zwickle that I would order on draft at a biergarten, though for the price, would not get in bottles again.
Westmeister (1299) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange with zero lasting head. Big biscuity aroma, with caramel notes (almost like dog biscuit). Very malt forward with not much hop bite besides maybe some spiciness. Taste is biscuity, earthy, caramel and bready. The extreme bready notes mellow out as it warms. Nothing overly special, but glad I tried something from this previously unknown style.
crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a hazy amber with a foamy off-white head that leaves some nice lacing.
The smell is hoppy with some herbal notes. The malt is slightly fruity and there is a hint of metal.
The flavor is nice. It has a nice hop bite, fresher than I expected. The malt is bready. There is again a hint of metal but it somehow works. The unfiltered yeast flavor permeates as well.
Not a bad Maerzen/Kellerbier.