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Brewed by Ottakringer
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Wien, Austria

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly Ottakringer Zwickl Rot.
Wer nach einem ganz besonderen Geschmackserlebnis sucht, hat es mit dem roten Zwickl gefunden. Durch ein spezielles, sehr aufwändiges Mälzungsverfahren erhält es seine typisch rötliche Färbung – und den unverwechselbar schokoladigen und karamelligen Geschmack. Bernsteinfarben, naturtrüb und einzigartig – eine verführerisch-mutige Bierinnovation, die man gekostet haben sollte! 12.2°


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heavy (2133) - Split, CROATIA - FEB 8, 2011
22/01 Draught at the 3 Goldenen Kugeln, Graz. It had hazy reddish brown body with medium, slightly off white head. Weaker, sourish aroma, also peachy. Very slightly sweet caramel flavor, balanced with grass hops, but although pleasant it was quite watery. No matter of its thin body, awarded us with quite long, mostly hoppy finish, sourish to slightly bitter, with some caramel sweetness emerging at the very end. It’s definitely a Zwickl, not a Vienna, but I’m not too impressed after all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marko (3933) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 23, 2011
Humm, guessing this is it, as the Gösser Jubiläumsbier is refered to mostly as "Dunkles Zwickl". Draught at the 3 Goldenen Kugeln, Seiersberg, Graz as the "beer of the month". Anyway, poured a darker, completely murky red colour. Fruity malty nose, nothing too special. The taste is pretty much more of the same, full and kinda ruined by some kind of acidity and yeastiness. Slightly underwhelming, but still better than the average Austrian lager and it did well to douse the fires the lovely 3 Goldenen Kugeln Country Cordon left in my untrained mouth. I’ll probably rerate this at a point since I’m not 100% sure if I should even be rating it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 22, 2010
On tap: This looks really nice, hazy reddish brown with a yellowish head. Predominantly flowery and perfumy nose, some soapiness - very subtle and inoffensive, almost too boring. The flavour is slightly roasty and again flowery/hoppy, followed by a short finish. Kind of fizzy but not as watery as the regular Ottakringer as far as I remember. Still mostly unspectacular.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
From tap at Stadt Park Bräu. Pours hazy brown to red with a lacing and off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, butterish and overripe fruity. Malty and overripe fruity. Caramelish and roasted malt. Sweet. Vague liqourice note. Finish has no bitterness but a slightly persisting butter note.
Earlier Rating: 7/18/2010 Total Score: 3.3
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy brown with a small amber glare and a creamy, thick and slight tan head. Aroma is breadish and roasted malt. Toffee dry malt flavoured - towards bread. Subdued bitterness mixing in with the dark roasted malt. Ends with a mild fruity note to a dark malt base. Light bitterness coming through.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6455) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 23, 2010
Draught at the Schweizerhaus, Prater, Vienna, where they called it "Rotes Zwickl." I am not really sure just what style of beer this is aiming for. It is reddish-brown in color, very cloudy. Has a rich, malty, fruity, and quite sour flavor that even resembles a Flemish ale slightly. It has a slightly sour, yeasty aroma as well. This was very nice stuff, interesting and original, and more complex than their others beers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
Draught, 5.2% at the brewpub. Cloudy dark red amber colour. Big stable tan head. The flavour is malty. Slightly roasted and slightly citric.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19377) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2008
<i>Draught at Bettelstudent, Vienna. </i> Cloudy amber, rich creamy head. Creamy dough with custard and salt. Soft and somewhat grassy with aniseed and fennel coming through towards a slightly resiny finish. Like drinking dough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2008
bottle @Charlie P,s Irish Pub in Vienna, Austria. Pours adarker red Iced tea color. Aroma is caramel malts with a light mustiness & sourness. Irish red like brew, malts are somewhat sweet with slight sour 7 mustiness taste, bready & doughy. Might be a little turned

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3     Lasting: 2     Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 3   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : 1   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulphur : XX  
Malt : 3   Pilsner : 2   Pale : XX   Vienna : XX   Biscuity : XX   Hay : 2   Toasty : XX   Caramel : 3   Honey : 3   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 2  
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : 2   Bitterness : 2   Farmy : XX   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : 2   Crisp : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 1   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX

Comments: Draught at Hopfhaus in Wien. I was quite impressed to encounter such a (moderately) complex beer from Ottakringer. Fun caramelly maltiness blended with plums, grass, honey.. Sweet, yet drinkable. Earthy, dark and fun flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3385) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2004
Draught
Red color, soft creamy head, very stable. Aroma is malty, sourly-fruity with light roasted malt notes. Taste is malty round, pithy. Light sweetnesws and notes of roaste malt in the aftertaste.


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