Cunningham (4945) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 On tap in Vienna. Hazy reddish brown colour with a yellowish head. Parfumed nose. Light malty and a lot of fruity flavour.
heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - FEB 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught, 5.2% at the brewpub. Cloudy dark red amber colour. Big stable tan head. The flavour is malty. Slightly roasted and slightly citric.
omhper (19986) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
<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.
swoopjones (6232) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
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
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
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : 2   Bitterness : 2   Farmy : XX   Complex : 3   Length : XX
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.